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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: Director of Quality and Strategic Innovation | Administration
Salary: $62297.07 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location of work:

271 W. 3rd St. N | Wichita, KS

Job Objectives:
This is a Director level position that is responsible for completing highly complex administrative work with a focus on directing organizational quality improvement , corporate and regulatory compliance and risk management activities.  There is also a strong focus on the identification and implementation of, innovative new technologies and strategies to solve organizational problems and to better ensure good clinical outcomes.  Role is broad, highly visible and part of the organizations Executive Strategy Team.

Essential Job Functions:
Champion innovation that leads to stronger business practices and evidence-based clinical approaches to care • Identify new strategies, business opportunities, technologies and services to solve problems and enhance the patient experience • Create energy around new initiatives and help manage the development and change process until the project is fully implemented and performing well • Take a test and learn approach to cultivating creativity that drives future changes and encourages course correction along the way • Assists in development, monitoring and execution of strategic planning goals. Assure regulatory compliance including a focus on risk management • Serves as the Compliance Officer for COMCARE by nurturing and overseeing COMCARE’s Compliance program • Lead and direct the 7 corporate compliance core functions as federally defined • Participate in the development of policies, practices and associated training and monitoring that assures compliance of staff • Provides ongoing analysis and assessment of risk to identify gaps and areas for improvement in compliance, quality and risk management activities • Monitors agency adherence to state and federal regulations both as a CMHC and health care organization • Oversees external audit activity of the organization • Helps ensure HIPAA compliance and serves as HIPAA Privacy Officer for COMCARE • Provide and monitor outcomes data to help drive effective and timely decision making and eligibility for pay for performance incentive programs Organizational staff development activities • Oversees a large part of the organizational training program to include assessment of need • Develop an annual training plan and make appropriate assignments in Relias • Evaluate the effectiveness of training activities • Serves as the technical expert on work flows, on COMCARE’s electronic medical record and new initiatives and communicating this via a variety of mediums through training activities • Cultivate and maintain working relationships external to COMCARE • Provide positive and productive representation at the local, state and national level to ensure quality service delivery. • Serve as the liaison with COMCARE’s online training management system (Relias), Beating the Blues, and our electronic record vendor to assure compliance to drive improvements and enhanced functionality to assure compliance and changing regulations/improvement activities and patient experience Supervises 6 employees

Job Standards:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology or other Human Service Field. 

Licensed or license eligible with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Board

Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead others and create vision around new initiatives.

Demonstrated knowledge of quality improvement principles and regulatory compliance as well as an ability to understand and apply applicable state and federal regulations relevant to mental health, substance abuse, HIPAA and corporate compliance.

Demonstrated ability to form quick and lasting relationships and ability to communicate audit findings in ways that others do not feel criticized.

Knowledge and experience with collaborative leadership and working within teams, as well as, across and up/down an organization is required.

Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.

The scope of the position is broad and in addition to being a licensed behavioral health practitioner, significant work experience in corporate compliance, HIPAA and innovation is desirable.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks including but not limited to KBI & DCF child and adult abuse registry. • Driver’s license check • Pre-employment urine drug screen.

•Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Programs. •They will need to be able to type and use multi-line phones.

Work Environment:
•Office setting •Work is sedentary in nature and involves working at a desk the majority of the time, but does involve driving between program locations and walking.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20003196

Open Date: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/6/2017 11:59:59 PM