Public Health Program Administrator

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania | Dauphin County, PA

Posted Date 7/30/2019
Description Over 5,000 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdoses in 2018. Join the Department of Health in the fight to end the opioid crisis.

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is seeking an experienced Public Health professional to support the Program's mission to reduce diversion and misuse of controlled substances in Pennsylvania.

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
  •  Full-time employment
  • Work Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
In this position, you will support the effectiveness of the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) by ensuring adherence of medical professionals to all aspects of the PDMP, while identifying potential areas of program inefficiencies and developing plans for quality improvement.

As a Public Health Program Administrator, you will independently manage the implementation and administration of the PDMP's compliance activities and the evaluation of program activities. As a representative of the PDMP, you will interact with agency officials, other government agencies and licensing boards, medical providers, and pharmacies to ensure program compliance. Additionally, you will serve as the Project Officer on grants and contracts relating to the program's effectiveness and the implementation of activities related to electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

This position provides technical information to support a complex, focused, high visibility public health program and coordinates activities. Experience in data collection, analysis, and interpretation are strongly preferred.
 Qualifications:
  • PA residency currently waived for this title
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - One year as a Public Health
    Program Assistant Administrator; OR a bachelor's degree and two years of professional public health, health, allied health sciences, drug and alcohol or related experience; OR a bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in the development or evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social, employment, environmental health, or health related services; OR an associate's degree in allied health sciences or nursing and four years of professional experience in the development or evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social, employment, environmental health, or health related services; OR six years of professional experience in the development or evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social, employment, environmental health, or health related services; OR a master's degree in public health, health services administration, health care
    administration, health education, public health administration, public
    administration, nursing, epidemiology, social work, nutrition, hospital
    administration, physical therapy, occupational therapy, business administration,
    or education and one year of professional experience in the development or
    evaluation of grants, contracts or programs for the provision of social,
    employment, environmental health, or health related services.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions
 

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
 

  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • score may be lower than deserved
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided
 Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107
Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
Internethttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx

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