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PLANNER PRINCIPAL - STATE , Health Care Policy

$ 23.30-$ 34.34 hourly, $ 48,650-$ 71,702 annually

Date Posted:   11/04/2013
Closing Date:   11/13/2013
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HP/Office of Health Info Tech
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg., St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000540
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
 
Job Description:   This position in located in the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT)section of the Health Policy (HP) Division.

This position directs and coordinates the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) activities related to the implementation of a multi-agency, $45 million statewide health reform grant initiative, referred to as the Minnesota Accountable Health Model. This initiative builds on existing statewide health reform efforts and is funded by a State Innovation Model (SIM) Testing Grant awarded by the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The SIM testing grant is administered and implemented jointly by the Minnesota Departments of Human Services(DHS) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). This position provides statewide leadership, technical consultation, policy guidance and coordination for the e-health/OHIT activities, prepares and provides communication, technical assistance and training necessary for the implementation of the OHIT related aspects of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model. This person focuses on supporting health providers using health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) necessary to participate in integrated health models such as accountable care organizations. This position entails engaging key MDH and DHS staff, state government agencies, and external partners.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor?s degree in economics, public policy, public health, health services research, or closely related field.

Two years of advanced professional experience in the planning, implementation and administration of health policy, public policy, economic policy or related.

A Master?s degree in one of the above areas may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Principles and practices of research and analysis techniques sufficient to formulate study design and methodology and to coordinate and direct work of consultants and interdisciplinary task forces.

Knowledge of planning principles, methods and techniques and ability to apply laws, rules and regulations sufficient to develop or assist in the development of statewide plans.

Considerable knowledge of and experience in strategic planning, policy development and implementation, program evaluation and coalition building.

Ability to review and evaluate technical reports and planning documents.

Ability to identify and evaluate information/data and develop policy and program management recommendations and to conceptualize alternative solutions to complex issues and convey them to diverse audiences.

Ability to write, edit and organize material from diverse sources to prepare comprehensive plans and communicate oral and written presentations for use within and
outside the department.

Ability to develop techniques and procedures for accomplishing goals and objectives to design work plans for major studies and to direct their implementation.

Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams.


Preferred Qualifications:   Advanced degree or certificate in health informatics, public health, health policy, health care administration or related field.

Knowledge of federal and Minnesota laws, rules and policies pertaining to federal and state health reform, including health information technology, health information exchange, e-health and related programs. This includes: programs related to electronic health record adoption, effective use, and health information exchange, including the federal meaningful use program, Minnesota's 2015 mandate for interoperable electronic health records, and Minnesota's Health Information Exchange Oversight Law.

Strong working knowledge of health information technology and health information exchange.

Strong interpersonal communication skills, and be able to generate consensus from a variety of different perspectives.

Project management skills necessary to organize and manage complext, multi-faceted and highly visible initiatives, grants and contracts.

Knowledge of public health, health care systems, health data and health data standards. This includes comprehensive knowledge of statewide approaches, including policy levers, to advance e-health in Minnesota as well as health care concepts and policies, particularly those related to e-health and health information technology.

Demonstrated project leadership and management skills necessary for accomplishing work in teams.

Ability to review and evaluate technical reports and planning documents to synthesize recommendations for programatic decisions.

Knowledge and experience with program development, including request for proposals and contracting processes.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation.

Certain Disabled Veterans ? Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and for all qualified qualified job seekers simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Planner Principal State - Health Care Policy position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:

1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#13HEAL000540) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.

2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#13HEAL000540) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/ or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Jennifer Fritz, 651-201-3662/jennifer.fritz@state.mn.us.