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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Category:Director/Deputy Director
Pay:Commensurate with Qualifications
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Wayne County is looking for a progressive, operationally-focused leader to head its cutting edge Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness (HVCW). Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Director of HVCW has the operational responsibility and administrative oversight of the reporting divisions under HVCW: Clinical Services; Wellness Services; Juvenile & Youth Services; Access to Care; Veterans Services and the Medical Examiner's Office. This position leads and supports the services, contracts, funding and projects associated with HVCW, to ensure effectiveness of service delivery, resource utilization and measurable results.  

The current HVCW organization brought together three separate County executive departments to create a uniquely integrated "no wrong door" approach to eliminate barriers and improve access to health and other community services. This position plays a key role in further developing a health platform that supports over 100 programs designed to meet eight Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional; Physical; Environmental; Social; Intellectual; Occupational; Financial and Spiritual.  This multi-disciplinary platform was designed to eliminate barriers allowing Wayne County citizens easy access to all available programs. As a transformational leader, you will align our processes and initiatives in a holistic manner to further streamline this platform to aid citizens in their use of HVCW services.  

Responsibilities of this position will include: Business Integration, Strategy, Change Agent, Compliance, Operations and Manage & Develop Talent.


Qualified applicants will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business or health-related discipline is required. Masters or higher graduate degree in public administration, health & human services or other business-related field, or equivalent experience in the clinical sciences, is preferred. 
  • At least 10-years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of human or social services, health care administration or health care finance, including at least 3-years of leading/directing such organizations is required. Public agency experience is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational development or restructuring, change management, or strategic integration of business units. Experience in strategic planning, development and implementation. 
  • Experience in the administration of state and federal-funded health programs; clinical care operations at federally qualified health clinics; licensed public institutions or public health clinics.
  • Prior experience with state and federal compliance, including programs operating under the auspices of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services or the United States Department of Health and Human Services, with particular emphasis on Medicaid-funded program initiatives. 
  • Prior experience developing health care financing models that fully leverage third-party payments from private and public payers is preferred.
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma or an equivalent process/quality improvement discipline is preferred.
  • Prior experience and training commensurate with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services standards necessary to oversee (or serve as, if called upon) the role of Wayne County Health Officer is preferred.


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