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Health Equity, Social Justice and Strategy Manager

This job posting will remain open until filled.  Screening of application materials will begin November 6th, and will be on-going.  It is in the applicants' best interest to submit their application materials as early as possible.  The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.  This job posting may be closed at any time without notice.
Who we are:
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to whole-person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents.

HCA purchases health care for more than 2.5 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.
What we have to offer you:

  • Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve Voices of HCA
  • A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
  • A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options.
  • Infants in the workplace Infants at the Workplace Video
  • A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with restaurants, and shopping nearby.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.

Position Background:
The position is housed within the Policy Division (PD) reporting to the Chief Policy Officer, with additional accountability to the Agency Director for this highly visible responsibility. The PD serves as the focal point for coordinating the agency’s strategy, affordability and health policy efforts across all programs. The division is structured to provide expert direction, consultation and support for these activities. PD is responsible for driving policy design, development and implementation of health reform and health transformation activities and program development and refinements for all programs, as well as guiding the agency’s legislative engagement.

Position Objective:
This position leads the implementation of HCA’s vision for contributing to the elimination of health inequities through authentic, collaborative partnerships with other state and federal agencies, community-based organizations and associations, as well as strategic purchasing of health care. The incumbent leads projects related to health equity as a strategy and goal in purchasing and payment that values equitable outcomes. The incumbent is responsible for coordination of intra and inter-agency resources to provide policy recommendations and technical assistance to the agency for federal and state programs that provide subsidized coverage to low income populations, as well as public employees and school employees. The incumbent develops innovative strategies to include health equity as a component to resolve complex health care coverage issues, including aspects of health transformation and value-based purchasing initiatives across all HCA programs. The incumbent interfaces with and advises HCA leadership, the Governor’s Health Policy Office and the Office of Financial Management Budget Advisors, health care agency management and operations staff, Washington’s Tribes and their Commissions. The incumbent generates innovative ideas to further the executive branch health equity policy agenda, and prepares leadership to message new policy direction. The incumbent maintains key relationships with national health policy organizations, representing HCA on a national initiative to incorporate health equity as a purchasing strategy that impacts all populations, with a special focus on low-income populations.

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Expiration Date: 
November 24, 2020