Are you a proven leader with nursing and long-term care survey experience and a passion for helping people? The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Program Manager to join our team and oversee State licensure and federal certification of nursing homes, and State licensure of assisted living facilities as well as the intake and processing of complaints regarding all health care facilities in Nebraska. Successful candidates will have extensive knowledge of related state and federal requirements, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and share in our mission of "helping people live better lives." DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics.
Hiring rate of position: $27.305-$40.958; salary based on RN experience.
Location of position: Lincoln NSOB
Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Examples of Work
The Program Manager is responsible to: Manage and administer all aspects of the Office of Long-Term Care Facilities by planning, organizing, evaluating and directing the work of staff to facilitate the attainment of Licensure Unit performance goals and objectives and CMS Performance Standards; assisting in the development of budgets; and establishing and maintaining liaison with provider associations and other groups to facilitate collaborative working relationships relating to health care facility licensure and certification. Manage and oversee all aspects of licensure and certification activities for the Office of Long-Term Care Facilities by preparing and implementing systems and procedures to facilitate the initial issuance and renewal of licenses for assisted living facilities and nursing homes; facilitate the initial issuance and renewal of certification for nursing homes to participate in Medicare/Medicaid; implement systems and procedures for investigation of complaints against assisted living facilities and nursing homes in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, survey protocols and procedures; create and implement Licensure Unit operational policies and procedures; and provide educational presentations and distribute materials pertaining to licensure and certification requirements. Establish and implement public health policy relating to licensure and certification of care facilities and services by drafting legislative bill language, conducting impact analysis, and preparing summaries and fiscal notes using information derived from researching issues and stakeholder input; preparing testimony for DHHS Leadership on legislative bills; preparing rules and regulations and advancing them through the promulgation process timely and correctly; and reviewing and formulating recommendations on national policy that pertains to health care facility and service licensure and certification. Travel may be required to meet with stakeholders and attend conferences.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, social/behavioral sciences, education, health sciences, public health, law or related field and one year experience in program planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating, marketing a program or service and supervising/managing staff. Related coursework, training and/or education may substitute for the Bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.
PREFERRED: A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Nebraska or authority based on the Nurse Licensure Compact to practice as a registered nurse in Nebraska. Five or more years of management experience as well as work experience in long-term care facilities; and experience in process improvement/quality assurance initiatives.
OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent, authorized transportation for work-related travel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state requirements pertaining to survey and certification of long-term care facilities; nursing home industry, including awareness of provider issues and education needs, understanding of care, payment, and staffing issues; nursing practice; the principles and practices of management; business and management principles including planning, budgeting, resource allocation and human resources; the techniques of research, planning and evaluation; program analysis/evaluation; and policy development.
Skill in leadership; communication, including public speaking; analytical and critical thinking; time management; performing quality assurance and evaluating program effectiveness; and identifying problems and developing options for solutions.
Ability to plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate and professional program staff; learn, apply and interpret State and federal statutes and regulations and agency policies and procedures; develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders; adapt to changing and/or competing priorities in an effective and professional manner; implement objectives and performance goals; assess progress toward achievement of objectives and adherence with standards and/or policies; and demonstrate professionalism.
Posted about 6 hours ago
Posted about 6 hours ago
Posted about 6 hours ago