PACE Program Director

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. - Big Stone Gap, VA (30+ days ago)

Mountain Empire Older Citizens (MEOC) is seeking a Program Director to lead the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The PACE Director bears primary responsibility for planning, organization, operations, health plan administration, financial strength and stability, human resources, marketing and leadership. The PACE Director leads efforts to raise the profile of the program and maintain or increase enrollment.

MEOC is an area agency on aging serving the Virginia counties of Lee, Scott and Wise and the City of Norton. MEOC was established in 1974 and is located in Big Stone Gap. The agency offers a wide array of services to help older persons live well in their own homes and communities as well as services for children.

Mountain Empire PACE was established in 2008. PACE enrolls frail seniors in a comprehensive program of health and social services to help them live safely at home and avoid placement in nursing facilities. Utilizing a person-centered approach, with the guidance of an interdisciplinary team, PACE participants receive medical, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, recreation, rehabilitation, transportation, personal care, and social services in the home and in various professional settings.
As a capitation-based health plan, PACE covers every service covered by Medicare and Medicaid combined, not only at the PACE Center, but in hospitals, physician offices, dental, vision and hearing practices and assisted living facilities and nursing homes, depending on individual need.
The program maintains an enrollment of 90 to 100 participants. PACE has one center, an experienced interdisciplinary team and a network of contracted health care providers. The founding director will retire in September.

Job Requirements:
1. Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Minimum of three (3) years experience with a leadership team.
3. High degree of professionalism; ability to deal with extremely confidential information.
4. Computer literate including experience with electronic medical records and Microsoft applications.
5. Excellent communication skills.
6. Flexibility to work occasional weekends and holidays.

Salaried position with excellent benefits. Salary negotiable. Position open till filled.

Must complete online application and upload resume at To learn more about MEOC and PACE, visit

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. EEO-VET-AA-Older Workers.

No "barrier crime" convictions (See § 32.1-126.01 and §32.1-162.9:1 and §63.2‐1719 of the Code of Virginia for a complete list).

MEOC is a Drug Free Workplace and ongoing compliance with the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program is mandatory. All employees are subject to Pre-Employment and Reasonable Suspicion testing, Some departments also require Random and Post Accident testing. MEOC has a zero tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy.