In the Department of Social Services, this class is accountable for directing the medical care program.
Receives administrative or executive direction from the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Social Services.
Directs the Medical Care Administration Unit.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operation of the unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in preparation of unit budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities; negotiates agreements for medical care services with professional groups and service providers; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures in medical care administration including planning, organizing, financing, evaluating and cost control; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public welfare administration; considerable knowledge of federal and state medical care programs; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years' experience in an administrative capacity in the management of a large public health or medical insurance program. Note: Administrative capacity must have included personnel management responsibility for a large agency division with programmatic budget responsibility of at least $1,000,000.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Income Maintenance Director of Medical Care Administration in Salary Group MP 74 approved effective January 15, 1988. (Revised to change agency title).