University of Washington School of Public Health
Community Healthcare Improvement and Linkages Section Manager - Washington Department of Health
Closing Date: February 25, 2018
Posted: February 5, 2018
About the Position
Reporting to the Director of the Office of Family and Community Health Improvement, the Community Healthcare Improvement and Linkages Section Manager is responsible for the management and leadership of the Community Healthcare Improvement and Linkages (CHIL) Section in the Office of Family and Community Health Improvement.
The CHIL section supports health systems transformation efforts and community clinical linkages across the state and works with providers, clinics, health systems, managed care organizations, and communities across Washington. These include the Pediatric Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, Health Systems, Population Health Planning, Breast Cervical and Colon Health Program, Family Planning, and Community Health Worker Training System. The purpose of the section is to improve the quality, outcomes, affordability, and accessibility of healthcare for people throughout their lifespan.
The Community Healthcare Improvement and Linkages Section Manager is responsible for a biennial budget of approx. $53,461,107.00, and for seven (7) direct reports, who are responsible for approx. 31 staff.
About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
- We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
- We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
- We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options.
- We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
- We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending on duties and work location.)
What we’re looking for:
The ideal candidate is a transformative leader, comfortable with experimentation and ambiguity who is able to problem-solve complex issues, can build an effective team through direction, delegation, excellent communication, and removing obstacles; a leader who helps employees see how their part fits into the whole of our agency’s mission, supports and empowers staff when making tough decisions and recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
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