Allied Health Director, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Created 11/23/2022
Reference 579816
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Oklahoma
City Oklahoma County
Job Posting Title
Allied Health Director


Supervisory Organization

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

Up to $99,600.00, based on education and experience

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Allied Health Director providing support to the Allied Health program and professionals across all county health departments with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34000400 governed by the Civil Service Rules , in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022 .The annual salary for this position isup to $99,600.00 based on education and experience.

Telework may be considered for a portion of this job based on employee’s skills and abilities and is subject of OSDH policy and supervisor’s discretion.


The Director is responsible for working with the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Family Health Service and the Community Health Service leadership team. This position would provide guidance and support to the Allied Health program, the federally and state funded early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities ages 0-3 and their families, child guidance service and other areas of the agency employing allied health professionals.Allied Health Specialists can include but not limited too Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech, Language Pathologists, Behavioral Health Specialists, and Child Development Specialists. The Director shall secure funding for programmatic activities when needed; administer budgets and allocate resources; supervise staff; negotiate and provide oversight of necessary contracts and agreements; identify and collaborate with agency and community partners; find ways to integrate initiatives into existing programs when feasible.

The Director interfaces with multiple levels of OSDH staff, external stakeholders, and other community members in the development of allied health programs.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:

  • Provide Expertise, Facilitation and Consultation to the Community Health Services Leadership Team, county health departments, and other program areas utilizing allied health professionals and Staff.
  • Assist the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Family Health Services with creating, communicating, implementing and sustaining strategic public health initiatives of the agency.
  • Proactively identifies process and technical improvements for the allied health professionals;
  • Coordinates the statewide financial management needs of the program;
  • Reviews staffing patterns, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Establishes trust and maintains relationships with cross-functional teams and internal and external customers
  • Work closely with Finance Division in relation to billing of Allied Health Professional services
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in staff activities including recruitment, hiring, recognition, and adverse actions when required.
  • Responds to public and legislative inquiries about the use of Allied Health Specialists
  • Work closely with HR to determine the eligibility of employees with licensure and certification and scope of practice

Represent Agency with Partners

  • Collaborate and coordinate with state and local officials such as Regional Administrative Directors at each County Health Department, local public health planning teams, elected leaders, universities;
  • Attend meetings to present, facilitate and discuss strategic public health planning efforts, policies, and projects with individuals and groups;
  • Serve as the National and/or State representative HHS, CDC, or other public health groups whose purpose aligns with the Allied Health Service area.

Provide Direction and Management
  • Supervise and manage the Early Intervention Program, Allied Health Technical area and the Guidance area;
  • Secures funding for programmatic activities when needed; administers and monitors budgets and allocates resources; negotiates and provides oversight of contracts and agreements;
  • Directs and supervises staff in the completion of assigned functions and activities;
  • Reviews periodic staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to evaluate program effectiveness and quality of service; develops controls to assure accountability for program operations, policy implementation and the maintenance of efficiency in various units;
  • Management activities such as: reviewing work of staff; verify and approve work for external dissemination; create and maintain a high performance environment characterized by transformational leadership and a strong team orientation; communicate regularly with staff on progress toward defined goals and/or required results providing specific feedback and initiating corrective action when defined goals and/or results are not met; evaluate employees at scheduled intervals;

Research and Analysis
  • Oversee the analysis of the current environment to identify emerging trends to recommend opportunities to optimize and leverage limited resources to improve public health;
  • Manage and supervise comprehensive research to make recommendations to Executive Staff regarding policy and procedural decisions;
  • Maintain knowledge of current public health trends, policies, and developments and providing consultation on new and innovative public health planning efforts and projects;

Policy, Financial and Procedural Compliance
  • Control and monitor projects, ensuring compliance with federal & state law; which calls for continuous review and analysis of federal & state law;
  • Oversee budget and funding administration and adherence;
  • Develop and recommend timelines, milestones, budget parameters and appropriate actions for projects;
  • Manages, monitors & develops agency contracts and grants throughout service areas and sources.

Other Duties
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in an allied health field, public administration, public health or closely related field and 5 years of professional experience and knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge - Allied Health professional skills, education, expertise.

Skills - Written and verbal communication, relationship building, time management, leadership, performance evaluation, reporting, public speaking, quality improvement techniques, decision making, attention to detail, teamwork, planning, computer skills, and multi-tasking.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. 10% in-state travel may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.
Employer Oklahoma State Department of Health

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