Friday, December 30, 2011

Health Workforce Position

Working Title: Health Workforce Program Manager (MH)
Role Title: Prog Admin Specialist II - 19212
Job Open Date: 12-28-2011
Job Close Date: Jobs close at 5pm EST. 01-13-2012

Job Type Detail
Definition: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range: negotiable up to $50,000

Agency: Dept of Health (601)
Agency Website:

Job Description:

Located in the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), provides the day-to-day oversight and coordination of OMHHE health workforce pipeline development initiatives and programs, while promoting health equity and social justice. Plans, develops and implements activities that support the recruitment and retention of the health care workforce (including the administration of incentive programs) in rural and other medically underserved areas of Virginia. Assists to address challenges and advance goals identified through health workforce pipeline development strategic planning processes. Helps to assure a diverse and culturally and linguistically competent health care workforce. Provides technical assistance to communities and practice sites with information regarding best practices and resource development pertaining to the health workforce. Assesses the efficacy of health workforce pipeline development initiatives and programs in meeting their stated goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Should have a strong knowledge-base of state and federal regulations, programs and research related to the healthcare workforce. Must have strategic planning and organizational skills and demonstrated ability with program, contract and grant management. Advanced skills with word processing, spreadsheet, email/Internet software and database management abilities is required. Strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated success with presentations for professionals/community leaders on a local, state and/or national level required. Should have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with culturally diverse individuals and groups. Must be able to interpret laws, regulations and policies and possess sound decision-making skills. Must be able to write policies and procedures. Must be able to multi-task and be responsive and able to adapt to changing priorities and needs. Must be able and willing to travel periodically. Prefer College degree in public health, health, hospital, public or business administration, marketing, mass communications, public relations or related field and/or equivalent training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with using and/or managing websites, blogs and social media. Experience with writing regulations. Experience working with healthcare professionals, Area Health Education Centers, faculty, students and hospital administrators. Masters degree or equivalent work history.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested candidates must submit an on-line application through the Virginia jobs web site, for Position #OC055. Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. Your on-line application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Optional Applicant Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information:
Shakema Sanders, MSA, VSO
Business Manager
Office of the Commissioner &
Office of Minority Health & Health Equity

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