Health Systems Support Coordinator

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Do you want to help rural areas in Utah? Do you have experience working in public health on complex projects? Join the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as the Health Systems Support Coordinator to lead the Health Systems Support Team by coordinating four federal grant programs and the staff that administer the programs with the mission of supporting rural hospitals and rural health clinics (RHC) in Utah. You will lead the efforts in building capacity within the community to address and mitigate health inequities highlighted by or exacerbated by COVID-19. You oversee the development and implementation of team level objectives and strategies, and monitor and evaluate the Health Systems Support Team’ functions and its individual programs. In order to be successful in this position you need to communicate information and ideas in writing and verbally so that others can understand complex topics. You need experience leading a team. You will use MS Office and Google Suite products to conduct business. A bachelors degree or higher in Public Health, Health Promotion and Education, or Public Administration is preferred but not required.

Principal Duties
As the Health Systems Support Coordinator, you will:

Coordinate activities of other health professionals and oversee the programs within the Health Systems Support Team’s portfolio.
Oversee the development and implementation of team level objectives and strategies.
Monitor and evaluate team functions and each individual program.
Program Coordination: Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)Research and write Federal Rural Hospital Flexibility Program applications.
Obtain requests from Critical Access Hospital (CAH) members for grant activities; assess and identify CAH needs, and evaluate activities with grant requirements.
Select grant-funded presenters and consultants.
Coordinate necessary grant related meetings and any other grant events.
Review performance reports from service providers for grant and budget compliance.
Develop procedural policies to ensure grant expenditure comply with grant provisions.
Recommend budget revisions if necessary.
Negotiate contract terms with service providers on behalf of the program.
Research and respond to technical assistance inquiries regarding the FLEX program.
Program Coordination for Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP), Rural Veterans Health Access Program (RVHAP), and Addressing Health Equity in a Post-COVID Landscape Grant Program.
Plan and coordinate a budget for the SHIP program.

Plan and allocate resources to ensure agency policies and state statutes are fully implemented.
Coordinate and assign projects; provides assistance in resolving problems; approves system changes and establishes project goals and priorities.
Provide consultation, make recommendations, give appropriate advice, and/or facilitate decisions.
Represent the agency with federal, state, and local government units, or with private organizations.
Provide Technical Assistance to CAH members utilizing SHIP funding.

Aid small rural hospitals in joining or becoming accountable care organizations, or create shared savings programs per the ACA.
Manage resources; develop concepts and approaches, review projects progress and results.
Supervise staff that plan, coordinate and implement activities outlined in the grant application.

The Ideal CandidateHas a passion to work on rural health issues including strengthening health systems and access to health care services in Utah.

Has experience planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs.
Has experience in building and sustaining partnerships.
Can demonstrate analytical skills.
Understands program rules and regulations as written by state or federal governments.

May be given to applicants with a bachelors degree or higher in Public Health, Health Promotion and Education, or Public Administration.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping improve rural health systems, you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah’s Rural Health Program, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check. You may review the department policy by clicking here. (Download PDF reader)

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Telework in optional.
Physical Requirements:
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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