Health Program Manager II

  • Covered California
  • 1601 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Oct 12, 2020
Full time Government Health Care

Job Description

At Covered California, we recognize our employees are our most valuable asset. Our employees are the vital link that ensures that our vision, mission, and values are fully realized. We have a variety of career fields that help make a difference in the lives of Californians, and we’re looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Do you have leadership experience in program and policy development for quality and care coordination? Do you have experience working with health plans and health care providers on quality improvement strategies and delivery system standards?

Covered California is seeking a Quality Improvement Unit Manager. Under the general direction of the Health Program Manager III, Plan Management, the Health Program Manager II, Quality Improvement Unit Manager will provide leadership, direction, and coordination for the Quality Improvement Unit (QIU) in the overall program and policy development with a focused goal to increase quality and care coordination for Covered California’s consumers. The Quality Improvement Unit Manager will oversee QIU, and work closely with advocates, Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Issuer representatives, and health care providers to develop and implement network management, and delivery system standards and quality improvement strategies.

The classification for this role is for either a Health Program Manager II (HPMII) or Staff Services Manager II (SSMII). 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in public health care administration, or an equivalent amount of experience
  • Leadership experience in leading a team on program development to improve health care quality, care coordination, network management, and delivery system standards. Experience can be at the supervisory level or a team lead that provides direction for work assignments.
  • Experience in reviewing data and measurement to review health care trends and evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions.
  • Experience working with Health Plans to develop and strengthen quality strategies and effective care delivery strategies to improve health outcomes, provide better patient experience, and address disparities in care.
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with various stakeholders in policy development and program designs aimed to improve delivery and access to care and quality care.

Employee Benefits

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  • New to state civil service employees are typically hired at the minimum of the salary range.
  • Salaries do not reflect recent changes necessitated by the unanticipated budget shortfalls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022, this position is subject to a base pay salary reduction of 9.23% in exchange for 16 hours of Personal Leave Credits per month.

Application Deadline: Friday, 10/9/2020 @ 11:59pm PDT

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