Director, Long Term Care Services

Recruitment #210107-UNCX-12


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Director providing support to Long Term Care Services. This is an unclassified position (PIN 34002928) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $93,221.00, based on education and experience.

Position Summary
This position leads and administers the Long-Term Care Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The position is accountable for compliance with state and federal licensure and certification requirements which apply to licensed facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living centers, residential care homes, and adult day care centers. 

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Program responsibilities under this position include inspections and surveys of long-term care facilities, complaint investigations, enforcement, incident evaluations, and education of health care providers. Management and oversight of mandated workload and annual budget monitoring.

Other Duties
• Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
• Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.
• Managing and administering the Long-Term Care Service; integrating activities of the Long-Term care Service to achieve program goals and objectives;
• Administering and enforcing a system of standards to ensure the quality of service, care and treatment for residents of long-term care facilities;
• Ensuring accountability for compliance with federal certification requirements under contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority;
• Ensuring consistent application of inspection protocols;
• Directing the development and review of data and measures for program outcomes, processes, and resources;
• Developing and recommending standards, practices and procedures, collaborating with workgroups of subject matter experts, consumers and stakeholders;
• Maintaining responsibility for the program area budget;
• Supervising the training program for program staff and health care providers; and
• Performing and directing quality assurance and performance improvement activities.

Education and Experience
Requirements consist of a master’s degree in public health, business administration, environmental health, geography, health administration, health services administration, psychology, public administration, or social work, or in a biological, behavioral, environmental, health, natural, physical, political or social science; and managerial experience related to the listed educational fields; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requirements consist of knowledge of Long-Term Care licensing and certification requirements; knowledge of quality assurance and performance improvement methods and techniques; skill in working with stakeholder groups; demonstrated ability to lead and manage personnel; and experience in ensuring compliance with public health laws and rules.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone.

Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free. Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.