The Arizona Public Health Association

Program Administrator 1

The Arizona Department of Health Services
Phoeniz, Arizona, United States
22 days ago


Program Administrator 1

Division of Preparedness/Bureau of State Lab

Location: 250 N 17th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85007

  The Arizona Department of Health Services is hiring passionate and dedicated individuals looking to make a difference in the public health industry.  We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans.  Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is supervising and manage statutorily required (A.R.S. 36-694) follow up for newborns with out of range screening results and program educational activities. This position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of appropriate diagnostic testing and early intervention for presumptive positive screening results. This position will also support program education activities for both internal and external stakeholders and customers.

What will I be doing in this job?

−        Supervise and manage the Newborn Screening Follow-up section by determining priorities, reviewing workloads and performance goals, collaborating with healthcare providers and stakeholders to develop and review case management and training protocols and regularly evaluate program effectiveness.

−        Provide assistance with difficult or complex cases on a daily/weekly basis when attempts to contact primary care physicians, audiologists or parents are unsuccessful. This position may require the supervisor to fill-in when staffing absences or vacancies affect work load.

−        Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders including contracted specialists, other States, federal agencies and related work groups, parents and other program partners. Assess and address the education needs of various stakeholder groups to develop and deliver training sessions and educational materials to healthcare providers, laboratorians, program staff, affected families and the public.

−        Collect and analyze program data to measure the outcome of program services and assist in the identification of public health needs, barriers to services, and opportunities for program change. Establish and continue coordination/collaboration with other state/federal agencies, local health departments, communities and families to share information.

−        Compile and disseminate for monthly and annual reports. Conduct continuous quality improvement strategies or reviews to ensure ongoing quality, coordination, and alignment. Prevent duplication of services and promote efficient use of funding.

−        The position will be responsible for operating budgets which includes state and federal funding, develop and monitor contracts; provide training and technical assistance to system partners, develop, update and interpret program policies and procedures.

What does this job require?

−        Molecular biology, chemistry, and public health.

−        Quality assurance principles and practices.

−        Data and statistical analysis.

−        Administrative and management skills.

−        Principles and methodology of scientific research.

−        Budgetary and personnel techniques.

−        Public health law and legislative processes.

−        Federal Regulations (FDA/EPA/CLIA/ISO) and Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to quality, methodologies, and Newborn Screening.

−        Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

−        Collaboration, teamwork, and problem solving.

−        Organization amid competing priorities and multiple tasks.

−        Written and oral communication and presentation.

−        Researching, analyzing, and interpreting statutes, rules and policies.

−        Analyzing and interpreting Department issues.

−        Developing technical written materials.

−        Public speaking to communicate plans, budgets, and public health ideas.

−        Communicating with Department personnel and the public.

−        Organizational skills for developing and implementing plans.

−        Evidence based problem-solving techniques by establishing and tracking quantitative metrics.

−        Strong leadership skills to be able to effectively manage staff to accomplish objectives.

−        Analyze complex problems and develop effective plans for corrective action.

−        Interpret various administrative rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

−        Work effectively with wide range management and staff, as well as representatives of regulatory agencies.

−        Produce work with limited supervision; and respond professionally to highly sensitive matters.

−        Maintain effective interpersonal interactions.

−        Work independently or in a team.

−        Determine use and distribution of program budgets, personnel and equipment.

−        Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.


The ideal candidate will have:

−        Bachelor's degree in a health science or case management with 4 years of work experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor's degree Nursing with professional level of experience as a Registered Nurse.

Licenses and Certifications?

Driving is required for State Business.

-          Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

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The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

-          Affordable medical and dental insurance plans

-          Paid vacation and sick time

-          10 paid holidays per year

-          Wellness program and plans

-          Life insurance

-          Short/long-term disability insurance

− Defined retirement plan 

− Award winning Infant at Work program

− Credit union membership

− Transit subsidy

− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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ADHS Mission

To promote, protect and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

ADHS Vision

Health and Wellness for all Arizonians

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Having trouble applying for this position?

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 58989368
  • Location:
    Phoeniz, Arizona, United States
  • Position Title: Program Administrator 1
  • Company Name: The Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
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