Program Director – Integrated Care for Kids

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR
  • Apr 03, 2020
Full time Public Policy Manager Healthcare Other

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Program Leader with a strong background in Healthcare Delivery Systems to lead an excellent team and work to advance their Integrated Care for Kids Model.


This position is under the classification Principal Executive/Manager F.




As Program Director for the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model, you will direct and oversee all work related to implementation of Oregon’s InCK Model. You will direct the InCK Model Team and Program by developing policies, procedures, and programs consistent with policy established by the federal government, Oregon statute and administrative rule, Leadership within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and the Oregon Health Policy Board.


Oregon’s InCK Model is a priority, federal-state collaborative focused on improving child and youth health outcomes in a five-county target region with a total budget of up to $17 million dollars over seven years.  Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the work of the InCK Model aligns with Oregon’s 1115 waiver, Oregon Health Policy Board priorities, CCO 2.0 priorities, the state’s Early Learning Strategic Plan, and the goals of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet. The InCK Model employs a strong focus on promoting health equity and advancing integrated, family-centered care coordination across physical health, behavioral health and health-related social services. Oregon’s InCK Model goals are to reduce out-of-home placements for children, support family resilience, reduce unnecessary health care costs, and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in children’s health and health care services.


In this role, you will provide strategic direction to the InCK Model Team, coordinate activities across critical issue areas, and support, guide, and ensure all products reflect a high degree of professionalism. You will ensure that expertise and analysis is distributed appropriately across the InCK Model Team, facilitate teamwork, review and edit all written work products, coach staff on managing meetings and support work with stakeholders.


The InCK Model team is a high performing, highly educated team that will benefit from a leader who helps strengthen existing skills and promotes professional development. You will be responsible for directly managing a core team as well as leading a functional InCK Model team housed across Health Policy and Analytics (HPA), the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Health Analytics and the Department of Human Services. You will have to demonstrate strong communication and management skills to oversee this cross-office and cross-agency team in addition to sub-awardees and contractors that will play a significant role in the development and implementation of the InCK Model Program. You will also provide a critical link between HPA and OHA’s strategic vision and other key state-level initiatives focused on children’s health; work with the team to ensure awareness and expertise in emerging and evolving priorities; and ensure that the team is able to proactively support the health policy direction of agency leadership and state efforts focused on children’s health and health equity.


Additionally, you and your team must be responsive to federal and legislative directives that relate to health care delivery and the requirements of the federal InCK Model cooperative funding. Your team must also be nimble to respond to emerging federal policy changes and produce comprehensive and accurate reports, presentations or talking points under aggressive deadlines. You must be able to balance ongoing and newly emerging work, help the team prioritize, and be adaptable to managing new incoming assignments with short deadlines.


Issues and recommendations within the purview of your role are highly visible and potentially controversial to the affected public and private health care constituents, state agencies, and the Governor's office. You will work collaboratively with staff from across OHA, as well as InCK sub-awardees, InCK contractors, health insurers, providers, system executives and other stakeholders. You will also consistently treat customers, stakeholders, partners, and co-workers with dignity and respect and will demonstrate recognition of the value of individual and cultural differences.




  • (a) Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation. OR (b) Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration and/or experience with analyzing health care policy options and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Experience with health outcomes research, healthcare delivery systems research or experience using healthcare expenditure, utilization and quality assurance data in developing and presenting reports.
  • Strong working knowledge of Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, children’s health systems and health care delivery.
  • Experience producing written reports.
  • Familiarity with financial management, budgets, contract management and program management.
  • Extensive knowledge of management principles including planning, organizing, supervision and decision making.
  • Demonstrated experience at a leadership level communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders on complex topics.
  • Ability to ensure the coordination and exchange of clear information between the Oregon Health Policy Board, Office of Health Policy, Office of Health Analytics as well as other OHA staff, external contractors and stakeholders.
  • Leadership-level communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of stakeholders on complex topics.
  • Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.




We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. You will collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, the Oregon Health Authority is the place for you.


Program Management, General-Other: Project-Program Management, Other, General-Other: Medical-Health



$78,648 - $115,992 per year

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