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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Medical Services (DMS) Assistant Deputy Director of Long Term Care is responsible for directing, organizing, and coordinating activities of long-term care facilities participating in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Supervises and directs activities of personnel and programs engaged in carrying out divisional objectives, utilizing knowledge of agency purposes, rules, regulations, procedures, and practices. Plans and directs activities by establishing long and short-term goals and operational objectives for the Office of Long Term Care. Ensures coordination, quality control, quality assurance, and special reporting services through units within the Office of Long Term Care. Provides testimony, reports and information to the Arkansas General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, and interested parties. Develops and reviews operating and program policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates programs and services with departmental leaders, and makes changes as necessary to assure compliance with federal and state regulations and laws. Provides technical assistance, guidance, and information regarding long term care issues to internal and external agency contacts, legislators, providers and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and regulations and agency policies and procedures. Conducts and attends meetings, conferences, and/or workshops to disseminate professional information relating to long term care issues, programs and practices. Develops and recommends new and revised statues, policies, and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs, objectives and priorities, and to improve the effectiveness of division operations. Develops annual operating and biennial budgets; works directly with the DFA Office of Budget to gain its approval of the divisions’ budget for recommendation to the governor; testifies before the legislature regarding budget information and responds to financial inquiries from the Capitol on an ongoing basis, especially during legislative sessions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of health care system and services. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations affecting long term care. Ability to develop, implement, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and administrative and operational policies related to service areas. Ability to communicate effectively by preparing and presenting oral and written reports. Ability to make effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in finance, business administration, public administration, nursing or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in health care administration or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

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