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PLANNER INTERMEDIATE , Health

$ 18.45-$ 26.80 hourly, $ 38,524-$ 55,958 annually

Date Posted:   11/07/2013
Closing Date:   11/18/2013
Working Title:   Onboarder facility liaison
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HPCD/MCSS
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000515
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
 
Job Description:   This vacancy is located in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for administering the Minnesota Cancer Surveillance System (MCSS) meaningful use (MU) program activities, as well as implementing the MU program and electronic reporting process that allows MCSS to receive cancer related data and information in a standardize format via PHINMS or a similar media in a timely, regular manner, thus reducing paper and submission by portable electronic media. This position will coordinate and administer the MCSS' communication and outreach activities to increase the number of facilities participating in electronic data submission on a routine basis. Responsibility includes the planning, developing, and administration of a communication and information plan for MCSS to engage providers and medical facilities to initiate or enhance electronic reporting.

Reviews and analyzes proposed requests to expand the MU program so that facilities comply with program requirements by interpreting and analyzing governmental regulations, rules, policies/procedures, and communicating this information to clients and advising clients on changes needed to comply with program criteria.

Provides technical assistance/consultation and communication to outside providers across the State and administrate responses to issues related to routine data processing as well as development of new reporting relationships or methods. Provide technical assistance/training sessions for staff.
Minimum Qualifications:   Two years of professional level planning experience.

A Master's degree will equal one year of professional experience. A Bachelor's Degree will equal six months of professional experience.

Writing skills sufficient to compose clear, concise and understandable narrative summaries.

Oral communication skills sufficient to present plans and data and/or to lead discussions relating to a specific area of knowledge.

Knowledge of personal computers and software programs.

Knowledge of or experience in a specific field related to the planning being conducted.

Interpersonal/human relations skills sufficient to interact with persons regarding programs of the Minnesota Department of Health, the Community Health Division and the Office of Public Health Practice and to establish effective communications and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners.

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate sensitive issues to a variety of audiences.

Organizational skills.

Ability to assist in coordinating committee and task force meetings.

Ability to present new ideas for solving planning problems and maintain cooperative working relationships.


Preferred Qualifications:   Knowledge of Meaningful Use (MU) and should be able to grasp the breadth and depth of policy issues and opportunities as they pertain to MU.

Outstanding organization skills and the ability to recognize, evaluate, and provide solutions for difficult problems.

Ability to work collaboratively to set program goals and objectives.

Ability to write clearly understandable procedures and policies, successfully translate technical information into program activities, present and summarize ideas effectively, orally and in writing, maintain detailed and accurate documentation as well as translate user needs and requirements into MDH/MCSS MU requirements.

Knowledge to conduct and continually improve work processes with strong awareness of most immediate and sustained effects on providers.

Working knowledge of MDH functions, policies, procedures, and organizational practices.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional health personnel and to facilitate discussion among health providers.

Ability to work constructively under pressure, and to cope with federal and MDH expectations.

Ability to work independently without day-to-day supervision of activities.

Ability to understand and utilize methods and resources for preparing and disseminating MU information to providers and understand marketing techniques.

Excellent listening, analysis and synthesis skills as well as deal in a professional and courteous manner in written and oral communication with the public, medical providers and facilities and MDH staff.

Experience in dealing with multiple professional clients.

Experience in negotiation skills while perserving providers goodwill.

Strong customer service skills.


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. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract (OR PLAN) provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation 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 competitively (all job applicants) 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 Intermediate, Health 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 (#13HEAL000515) 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 (#13HEAL000515) 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:   Brenda Holden, 651-201-5894/brenda.holden@state.mn.us.