The class incumbent is responsible for managing the State's comprehensive health planning program and for making regulatory decisions regarding the issuance or denial of the Certificate of Need required for the development of health facilities or services in the State.
Directs a staff of 10 supervisory, professional and clerical employees.
Nature and Scope
The class incumbent reports to the Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation and is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the overall health planning program to include regulation of the development of new health care facilities, research, analysis and the development of the State Health Plan. Under the provisions of State law, the incumbent has the responsibility for the administration, including final regulatory decisions, of the Certificate of Need Program for the development of new health facilities and services. The work of this Bureau directly impacts all major health care facilities and services (public, private and non-profit) in the State. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the review of proposals for health care facilities and services and the determination of the appropriateness of the request based on community need, cost, relationship to existing services, etc. The incumbent is also responsible for overseeing the research program in order to identify health shortage areas, medically underserved and/or special populations. In addition, the incumbent is also responsible for the State Revolving Fund Loan Program for the construction or modernization of needed health care facilities. The incumbent is also responsible for developing a Health Statistics Center to ensure the availability of quality and timely health status and health services utilization and expenditure data.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Oversees the implementation of the health planning and resources management program as established by State law.
Serves as Secretary to the Governor's Health Resources Management Council.
Work with the Health Resources Management Council to develop a State Health Plan which reflects the overall health status and health care priorities and strategies of the State; Oversees the review process to ensure the plan remains current and relevant to the changing health care environment.
Directs the State's review program and has final authority for decisions regarding the issuance or denial of a Certificate of Need for the development of proposed health facilities or services.
Directs the development and operation of a center to perform and/or coordinate present and future health status and services data collection, research and analysis.
Serves on various private and governmental task forces and committees dealing with major health care issues.
Oversees the research and analysis for the identification of medically underserved and health shortage areas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles and practices of health planning.
Knowledge of the State's health care delivery system.
Knowledge of national and state health policies, goals and guidelines.
Knowledge of factors which effect the accessibility, quality and cost of health services.
Knowledge of health status and related issues which influence the need for health services.
nowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
Skill in directing a comprehensive health planning and resources management process for statewide public and private health system;
Skill in development and management of complex health data management systems and research programs.
Skill in the coordination of public and private health planning and data activities.
Skill in directing the work of professional staff.
Skill in coordinating and directing the review, analysis and implementation of Certificate of Need decisions.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.