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Title:  Executive Director, Blueprint for Health

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  14930
Department:  Human Services Agency

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 

How to Apply

**Do not apply online.** Please send letter of interest and resumes to the hiring manager: Kristin.Kellett@vermont.gov.


 The Agency of Human Services (AHS) is seeking an innovative and experienced Blueprint for Health Executive Director that can successfully evolve the State’s current multi-payer reform engine to integrate and improve care across the care continuum and social services and inform value-based payment reforms.  The Blueprint for Health, a program of the Agency of Human Services, is an established, multi-payer reform engine that maintains a model for patient centered medical homes (PCMH) supported by Community Health Teams (CHT). The PCMH/CHT model serves as the foundation for Spokes, a critical component of Vermont’s opioid use disorder treatment system (Hub and Spoke). Spokes are comprised of doctors, nurses, and counselors that offer ongoing opioid use disorder treatment fully integrated with general healthcare and wellness services. The PCMH/CHT model is also the basis for the Women’s Health Initiative in which he Women's Health providers and PCMHs provide effective preventive care, address health drivers through screening and connection to community supports, and support women in exercising control over their reproductive health decisions. 

As Vermont continues a statewide, multi-payer move away from fee-for-service reimbursement, the Blueprint for Health program is critical to drive evolution from a system of health care to a system of health. The Blueprint for Health Executive Director will lead a knowledgeable team with diverse clinical, data analytics, program management and program evaluation expertise within the Agency of Human Services and beyond, to include community-based local Blueprint for Health Program Managers and Quality Improvement Facilitators. The Executive Director will work as a part of a team focused on coordinating a model of health across the six departments of the AHS: Department of Children and Families, Department of Corrections, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Department of Health, Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Vermont Health Access.


Key objectives for the position include: 
•    Complementary work with providers organized in Accountable Care Organizations.
•    Improving care coordination specifically in the arenas of programs and services that address drivers of health.
•    Evolving payment models further from fee-for-service in support of value-based care.
•    Continued modernization of Vermont’s Patient Centered Medical Home program.


The Executive Director will report to the Director of Health Care Reform but will be expected to provide independent leadership, develop partnerships, and foster collaboration to facilitate the coordination and implementation of statewide health reform initiatives. The work requires an articulate, diplomatic leader with experience delivering services in health and human services settings. 

The Executive Director will oversee a team of professionals charged with supporting local teams with implementation of Blueprint programs and contribution to a statewide network of providers participating in health reform.  Work will include significant day-to-day supervision of direct reports and contracted staff. Recent supervisory experience is required to include delegation of roles and responsibilities balanced with appropriate mentoring and oversight. Significant time will be allocated for collaboration with the Director of Health Care Reform and leaders in the AHS departments to implement a coordinated approach to the drivers of health. The Executive Director is expected to lead the state-based team to produce and contribute to written reports, special legislatively required reports and work groups, and to produce materials describing Vermont's integrated health care reform initiatives for a variety of target audiences, including health care providers, the general public, and executive branch leadership and Legislators. The position requires regular public speaking and coalition building. 

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, pursuant to 20 V.S.A. 2056c or other applicable statutory authority, requires criminal record checks for all AHS positions, including motor vehicle driving record checks and national record checks where appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Doctoral level policy or clinically relevant degree, such as MD, DO, PhD, APRN and 10 years related experience and work in a clinical field or healthcare setting.
Masters level policy or clinically relevant degree such as MSN, PA, NP, MSW, MPA, or MPH and 13 years related experience.
Experience: Demonstration of senior professional level managerial experience and work in a clinical field or healthcare setting.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier