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Job Opportunities

Oregon Health Plan - Medicaid Dental Director

Salary Range: $16,520 - $24,385.

Do you have experience developing, implementing, and providing oversight of policies and programs at the community, state, and/or national level that promote equity and inclusion and reduce disparities? Are you passionate about co-creating human-centered, community-driven solutions to the state opioid crisis? We look forward to hearing from you!

Work Location: Position is hybrid with remote work and in person work split between Salem and Portland offices, which are typical office environments. Local and in-state     travel is required. Occasional out-of-state travel is required. Some evening and weekend work is normal in this position.

What you will do: Oregon Health Authority's Health Systems Division (HSD) oversees the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Oregon's innovative Medicaid program. OHP provides health care coverage to qualified Oregonians with the goal of meeting the "quintuple aim" of health equity, better health, better care, workforce care, and lower costs. HSD's policies, decisions, and actions affect benefits covered for OHP members, how people apply and qualify for medical assistance, and reimbursement of health care providers and plans.

The Dental Director works within the HSD as part of the OHP Medical Leadership Team, alongside the Medicaid Medical Director and the Behavioral Health Medical Director. The Dental Director also works collaboratively with the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division and the Health Policy and Analytics Division.

The Dental Director leads the oral health activities and policies, for the Oregon Health Authority and in collaboration with oral health staff across the agency. This work requires compliance with federal and state laws, Oregon Administrative Rules, the principles of health equity, and standards for developing priorities and programs to meet the needs of Oregonians. The Dental Director will promote whole person health and health system integration through efforts of the OHP Medical Leadership team. In order to increase access to services and achieve the quintuple aim, the Dental Director must demonstrate experience with reducing health inequities, a high-level understanding and familiarity with the OHP dental program and a strong working knowledge of the overall dental and oral health care as well as public health infrastructure across the state of Oregon.

The Dental Director is a high-profile, public position accountable for all levels of state dental policy making and implementation of policy and program outcomes. The Dental Director is responsible and accountable for making decisions that change statewide oral health care practices, gathering national best practices and implementing best practices for the State of Oregon through legislative action, and determining policy and procedures for the Oregon Health Authority.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.

What's in it for you?

  • Medical, vision and dental
  • Paid Leave Days: Paid holidays, Paid "Personal Business Days", 8 hours paid sick monthly, 10 hours paid vacation leave

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a licensed D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or D.M.D (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) in the State of Oregon in good standing.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in dentistry.
  • Must reside in the State of Oregon.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.
  • Preference may be given for the ability to read, write, speak and interpret English and one of the 5 most common languages in Oregon other than English (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, and Korean) with full proficiency in a culturally humble manner.
  • A master's degree in public health, health policy, or equivalent experience that shows a high competency of skills developed through public health experience is preferred.
  • Previous Medicaid experience is preferred.
  • Experience in advancing health equity, including effective delivery of culturally responsive and inclusive services, evidence of ongoing development of personal cultural awareness and humility, and knowledge of social determinants of health and their impacts on health outcomes.
  • Experience developing, implementing policies and programs at the community, state, and/or national level that promote equity and inclusion and address systemic health disparities, with an emphasis on integrating the voice of consumers with lived experience.
  • Experience in collaborating with diverse populations most harmed by social injustice and inequities; demonstrated ability to build and steward positive relationships with diverse community groups including communities of color, immigrant groups, the disability and neurodivergent communities, veterans, older adults, individuals identifying as LGBTQIA2S+ and other communities that have been traditionally marginalized.
  • Knowledge about contracts/interagency agreement administration, procurement, and project management within the context of Oregon state government (e.g. OHA/ODHS) or other complex health services delivery organizations.
  • Ability to provide organizational leadership to support inter-and cross-agency collaboration and systems-wide changes that facilitate advocacy, equity, and client-centered policies and solutions.
  • Specific knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, iterative design, and improvement science.
  • Strong communication skills across a variety of forms that demonstrate the ability to facilitate appreciative inquiry, foster trust and transparency, and promote human-centered change management.

How to apply: Complete the online application online at using job number REQ-150477

New Jersey Department of Health

Community Health Services

Oral Health Program

55 North Willow Street

Trenton, NJ 08625-0355



Posting Number 41-24

Position Number 943742

Salary: R37 $125,663.97 - $180,145.47. Posting Period: 1/10/2024-1/24/2024

Number of Positions: 1

Scope of Eligibility/ Open to: Applicants who meet the requirements.

General Description: Under the direct report to the Assistant Commissioner, overseeing Oral Health programming related to preventive dentistry, dental education, and oral hygiene for residents of the State of New Jersey, with focus on disparately impacted populations: Oversees the development of the New Jersey State Oral Health Plan and convenes community and inter-agency stakeholders for the purpose of ensuring that all relevant parties are included in the development and implementation of the Plan; Serves as the inter-agency liaison between the Department of Health and other executive branch agencies to address oral health planning and program implementation within the settings where vulnerable populations may be found; such activity includes, but not limited to liaising with the New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection, Human Services, Children and Families and Education; Develops programs, oversees oral health grant applications and prepares budget and requisitions to fulfill oral health goals for the State of New Jersey. Prepares reports related to oral health for review by administrative leadership of the Department of Health, the State Executive, federal funds, and the general public; Liaises with grantees, including the federally qualified health centers to ensure that dental services funded with public funds from the Department are appropriately and efficiently expended. Plans, directs, and coordinates the policies and procedures related to oral health services for the State of New Jersey. Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of the organizational unit and evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting, and discipling of subordinates; Responds to requests for bill comments and constituency requests related to oral health services; Organizes, trains, and supervises. personnel related to oral health services; Remains current in the field of dentistry on a level applicable to title, including. serving as the State's lead representative in the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the as the official liaison with the New Jersey Dental Association.

Requirements (Education/Experience/Licenses), Experience: Licensed to practice dentistry in the State of New Jersey and one (1) year of approved dental internship plus one (1) year of additional experience or three (3) years of experience for those not having completed a dental internship. Demonstrated clinical and administrative effectiveness at a supervisory level including training, experience, and competency in the administration of pharmacological and/or gaseous analgesia. There must be demonstrated ability to successfully handle a broad segment of dental problems with minimal supervision.

License: Current license from the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

If interested in this position, you can reply in one of two ways:

· Forward the required documents electronically to:

· Mail the required documents to:

Chova Joyner, Executive Assistant 3

Community Health Division

Reference Posting #41-24

New Jersey Department of Health

PO BOX 355

Trenton, NJ 08625-0355

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed application, found at:

Responses received after the closing date MAY be considered if the position is not filled. The New Jersey Department of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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