Job Description

Clinical Operations Deputy Assistant Director

  • 495099
  • Full-time


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs, and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Clinical Operations Deputy Assistant Director


Posting Details:

Salary: $95,000 - $97,900

Grade: 25

Job Summary:

The Division of Fee for Service Management (DFSM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Clinical Operations Deputy Assistant Director. This position oversees the Division of Fee for Service Management (DFSM) clinical units and third party accounts, providing coordination of clinical processes and providing the Clinical Administration Section a strong knowledge in health plan operations.

Job Duties:

* Administration and oversight of the clinical administration units. Direct and indirect supervision of health professional staff and other staff to provide clinical leadership. Ensure implementation and compliance w/federal and state program requirements.

* Conducts public relations functions when dealing with Fee-for-Service providers, especially Indian Health Service, Tribally owned and operated 638 facilities, tribal governments and other health care professionals. May develop data and presentations to be shared with external stakeholders regarding the FFS programs and populations.

* Attend and lead division and agency meetings/committees related to the clinical administration of DFSM, including representing DFSM in agency wide policy and workgroup meetings.

* Represents DFSM on agency-wide, Executive level task forces on key agency projects and initiatives.

* Work with clinical administration on program development, ensuring timely implementation of major agency and division initiatives and projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Knowledge of federal regulations relating to Medicaid

* Skills in supervision of a multi-level staff

* Knowledge of current medically accepted standards of care & modes of delivery of acute & non-acute medical services

* Ability to develop & prepare information & deliver in a public setting in a manner that can be easily understood by the audience

* Skills in research and analysis techniques, especially in areas of health care policy

* Skills in Microsoft office or comparable software program to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint & Outlook (or Google equivalent)

* A licensed Registered Nurse, Physician's Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or behavioral health professional certification is required. Experience in the administration, direction, or implementation of the Medicaid program is not considered the equivalent of professional training in a field of medical care.

Selective Preference(s):

* At least five (5) years of progressive work experience in managed healthcare that includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.

* Five (5) years of work experience in medical or behavioral healthcare settings.

* Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in healthcare related field.

* Knowledge of AHCCCS, AZ Long Term Care Services & Fee For Service population that includes program design & implementation, case management, functions/responsibilities, provider network & funding sources.


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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