MPA Job list** Exec Director Medical Education Council

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Mon Nov 27 10:57:40 MST 2006


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*EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEDICAL EDUCATION COUNCIL
*
Salary Range: Salary will be determined by Council based upon experience
Number of openings: 1
Application Period: 11/17/2006 - 11/30/2006
Agency: Medical Education Council
Location: 500 East 230 South, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Benefits: Full State benefits available including: medical, dental, 
401K, pension, vacation and sick leave. For more details about benefits 
please visit www.dhrm.utah.gov/benefits/benefitsSummary.
Full Time

Job characteristics

The Director is appointed by the Utah Medical Education Council. 
Incumbent will direct and staff the Council to achieve the goals of the 
Council and the Demonstration Project approved by the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of linking statewide workforce 
goals with receipt of federal GME reimbursement payments. Direct the 
workforce analysis studies, drawing conclusions about the adequacy of 
the workforce, projecting workforce requirements to 2020 and beyond, and 
analyzing policy implications related to the project's workforce 
requirements. Supervise the pass through of federal GME funds to Utah's 
teaching hospitals. Identify methods to preserve and enhance the 
resources that support GME and other professional training in Utah. 
Maintain close coordination with Utah's GME sponsoring institutions to 
assure their continued involvement and support for the goals of the Utah 
Medical Education Council. Through national meetings and professional 
organizations: keep abreast of changes in federal policy affecting 
reimbursement for GME and other professional clinical training, identify 
methods for projecting workforce requirements and develop policy 
consistent with Utah's needs and the objectives of the CMS Waiver. 
Direct activities to improve and share UMEC professional workforce data 
bases. Part of this effort will include building cooperative relations 
with other state agencies to promote sharing of databases that will 
enhance understanding of the characteristics of Utah's health workforce. 
Improve the value of the healthcare workforce studies conducted by the 
UMEC and resulting published reports. Promote cooperative efforts 
between training programs, health care entities and systems to attract 
and retain health professionals in Utah. Promote the objectives of the 
UMEC with Utah and national associations, government agencies and 
leaders and help them understand the role of the UMEC and the "Public 
Good" in having clinical training programs in Utah, the resources needed 
for the programs to meet Utah's workforce requirements and the need for 
state financial support for Graduate Medical Education. Brief the 
Governor, legislative leaders and committees, and professional 
organizations on changing conditions that impact Utah's ability to train 
the needed workforce in each healthcare profession. Help these leaders 
understand the value of strong clinical programs and the benefit to the 
state. Keep the Council members and working committees briefed on issues 
and policies impacting workforce needs, financing of training programs, 
and especially graduate medical education. Coordinate with the Council 
On Graduate Medical Education (COGME), the Association of American 
Medical Colleges and other national professional bodies on their efforts 
to influence federal policy related to GME funding and national 
workforce requirements. Maintain liaison with Utah's professional 
organizations and systems interested in workforce issues, funding of 
clinical training and seek their input for legislative actions 
recommended by UMEC. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNCIL AND ITS 
WORK IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBPAGE www.utahmec.org

Tasks

Develops and coordinates plans and policies, resources, and mission as 
well as goals, vision, and expectations of agency or program; prepares 
and updates plans and priorities.  Serves on various boards, councils, 
committees, or task forces to coordinate agency activities and 
facilitate agency goals and initiatives.  Evaluates, plans and directs 
activities of the organization.  Facilitate communication and consensus 
making among the various different Commission members, represented 
agencies, and all branches of government.  Develops, directs, and/or 
evaluates programs.  Supervises subordinate personnel including: hiring, 
determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring 
and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary 
actions.  Respond to assignments from the governor or other senior 
staff.  Represent the agency/division at community meetings or with 
other agencies.  Ensures compliance with applicable federal and/or state 
laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.  
Reviews and/or evaluates reports, documents, laws, rules, and 
regulations; edits prepares, or approves summaries of findings.  
Solicits funds from state and federal government and/or appropriate 
alternative funding sources.  Coordinates with private health care 
entities and other government officials on planning issues.  Provides 
information and advice to the state legislature.  Recommends procedures 
by which services and programs may be coordinated, consolidated, or 
reassigned in order to promote efficiency and economy.
 
Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into 
position and trainable after entry into position)

Knowledge of or Skills/Ability to develop approaches for implementation 
of an idea, program or change in operations; principles, theories, and 
practices of the Medicaid/Medicare GME payment system; working with 
state annual appropriations process, in drafting legislation and seeking 
special appropriations, presenting to legislative committees; healthcare 
professional workforce planning and workforce requirements modeling; 
develop and/or implement new policies/procedures/standards and/or 
rules/regulations; federal statutes and policy related to the financing 
of Graduate Medical Education, especially through Medicare and Medicaid. 
Knowledge on how to use state appropriations to create federal match in 
support of GME; grant writing and preparation of the Department of 
Health and Human Services Waiver applications; supervise others by 
assigning/directing work; conducting employee evaluations, staff 
training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective 
actions, making hiring/termination decisions, etc.; strategic planning; 
Think critically to analyze issues and identify alternate courses of 
action, then follow through with those actions.; Show an exceptional 
ability to relate to and work well with legislators, private and public 
health care officials, legislative staff, and the general public under 
varying circumstances and potentially stressful situations.; deal with 
people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; 
communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; 
read and understand information presented in writing; speak clearly, 
concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and 
ideas as presented verbally; read, interpret and apply laws, rules, 
regulations, policies and/or procedures; work effectively with 
individuals and groups on issues where there may be opposing views.
 
Additional Preference
 
The ideal candidate will have a masters degree in fields of study 
closely related to the scope of responsibility and extensive experience 
in related areas of health care such as: administration, policy, 
compliance, financing, planning and research; and must have knowledge of 
federal statutes and policy related to the financing of Graduate Medical 
Education, especially through Medicare and Medicaid; knowledge and 
experience in healthcare professional workforce planning and workforce 
requirements modeling; experience in grant writing and preparation of 
the Department of Health and Human Services Waiver applications; 
experience working with state annual appropriations process, in drafting 
legislation and seeking special appropriations, presenting to 
legislative committees; and good human relation skills with the ability 
to work effectively with individuals and groups on issues where there 
may be opposing views. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNCIL AND ITS 
WORK IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBPAGE www.utahmec.org

Physical Requirements
 
Sedentary

Working Conditions
 
This position is appointed by the Utah Medical Education Council and 
serves at the pleasure of the Council. This position is exempt from 
career service merit status, and does not serve a career service 
probationary period as indicated.

On-call

[ None ]

Travel 

[ None ]

Safety Sensitive

[ None ]

FLSA Status
   
FLSA Exempt

Probationary Period
   
24 months

Contact
Gar Elison
8015264552
gtelison at utah.gov

The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done 
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or 
disability. The State provides reasonable accommodations to the known 
disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special 
accommodations to complete the application process, please contact the 
Department of Human Resource Management at (801) 538-3025 or TTY (801) 
538-3696.

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