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The Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Services (DHS/DMS) Assistant Deputy Director (ADD) – Medical Services is responsible for directing, organizing, and coordinating

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Directs the activities of personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Provides testimony, reports, and information to the Arkansas General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, Centers for Medical Services of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, and other 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. Provide 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 medical 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. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, human resources management, and public administration. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to accounting and fiscal management, budget development and maintenance, and procurement and asset management. Knowledge of health care system and services. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations affecting medical services. Ability to develop, implement, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and administrative and operational policies related to service areas. Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations. Ability to develop and implement strategic plans related to program goals and evaluate programs and policies to improve service delivery. Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, public administration, nursing, or a related field; plus nine years of experience in health care administration or a related field, including three years supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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