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Registered Nurse Public Health Policy Analyst (209571)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Jul 25, 2023


Job Description and Responsibilities:

Our agency is led by Secretary Janet Stanek, who was appointed by Gov. Kelly in Dec 2021. KDHE is comprised of three divisions: Public Health, Environment, and Health Care Finance (which includes the State’s Medicaid program, KanCare). We are the only agency in the nation to have these three entities under one roof which allows us to take a holistic approach to improving and protecting the health and well-being of all Kansans.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Registered Nurse Public Health Policy Analyst opening in Topeka. Develops policies for assigned Medicaid programs through interpreting federal and state regulatory and statutory guidance, agency goals and administrative and legislative directives regarding such programs. Interprets, directs, and coordinates the application of policies and guidelines through the Medicaid fiscal contractor, contracted managed care organizations and providers.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Manages Kansas Medicaid programs as assigned.  Examines relevant data, reimbursement, and coverage issues for effectiveness, efficiency, and quality.  Uses various stakeholders for input into future services.  Uses federal, state, and agency policies, procedures, and applicable agency objectives to plan services.  Incorporates evidence based best practice guidelines into policy development.  Recommends improvements for assigned programs and services to achieve short-term and long-term goals that align with agency objectives.

Participates in the oversight of the KanCare Managed Care Organizations through the desk and onsite review process.  Reviews and provides feedback on KanCare Reports as assigned.

Participates as a member of the clinical team in review of HCPCS, CPT, ICD-10 update processes and interagency review committees as assigned.

Represents the agency to the public, providers and consumers through phone, electronic or in person contacts. Works collaboratively with the Managed Care Organizations, KDHE Public Health and other agencies.



The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.

  • Eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas and one year of experience in registered nursing.

Licensing & Certification: 

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
  • Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Two years of experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail
  • Ability to gather relevant information
  • Analyze data and present in clear and concise reports
  • Interpret regulations/policies
  • Independent judgment
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of diagnostic codes
  • Public health or maternal child health program experience a plus

About the Position: 

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number (209571) when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

  • First Sign in or register as a New User at
  • Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
    • Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page

Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ 32.78 to 34.31