Principal Executive/Manager G (Director of Systems Innovation)
Oregon Health Authority-Director's Office - Portland, OR

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OHA13-0221 We Value...
service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity, innovation and partnership. This recruitment will remain open until filled and the hiring manager may choose to close it at anytime. The first review of applications will occur April 10, 2013. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after April 10, 2013 may not receive consideration.

The Oregon Heath Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law. This employment opportunity is with the Office of the Director with the Oregon Health Authority. Positions within Shared Services may provide services to areas within the Department of Human Services (DHS) or OHA. There is one 42 month, limited duration, full-time position located in Portland (241 SW Oak, Suite 850) .

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. Please be aware that due to the economic downturn and subsequent state budget short-fall these positions will be required to take furloughs in the biennium 2011-2013.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Transformation Center Director of Systems Innovation is a senior level position responsible for assisting the Transformation Center Executive Director in the leadership and management of the Transformation Center. This position will also work with other OHA leadership, management and stakeholders to stimulate the efficient and effective implementation of health systems transformation within Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations as well as spreading elements of the coordinated care model to other payers. The Director of Systems Innovation is responsible for managing and supervising the Innovator Agents, learning collaborative and the subject matter expert staff; liaising between the Center and other OHA programs; and engaging in effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Supervision and Direction Manage a high performing, multi-disciplinary professional team within the Center for Health System Transformation, to include: · 8 innovator agents; · learning collaboratives manager; and · 2-3 policy analysts. Center Leadership · Assist the executive director in the oversight and direction of the day-to-day transformation center activities · Work collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Innovation and other OHA leaders to make management decisions related to transformation center activities and initiatives · Oversee the development and operation of a rapid-cycle learning system including learning collaboratives · Monitor and assess progress toward transformation center and health system transformation goals · Assist in the development, review, implementation and monitoring of the transformation center’s biennial budget · Assist in the research and application for alternative funding streams to support the sustainability of the transformation center over time Networking and Collaboration Activities · Engage and maintain meaningful relationships with the stakeholder community, including plans, providers, businesses, and advocates through partnering and networking opportunities. · Support the executive director in working with the transformation center steering committee · Perform other duties as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS The position is subject to frequent meetings and deadlines; frequent dealing with complex political issues and contact with external and internal stakeholders and may involve controversial issues that require tact and diplomacy to resolve. While this position is primarily based in Portland, it is expected that the incumbent will work in Salem as the work requires, ensuring collaboration and smooth operations. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. The position requires some in-state and out-of-state travel and requires a valid driver's license. You must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an alternate method of transportation.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:
Your answers to the supplemental questions must be consistent with your described work experience. Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet minimum qualifications. Qualified applicants with backgrounds that most closely match the needs of the position(s) will be invited to interview. Resumes’ will NOT be used to determine qualifications unless it clearly states a resume’ is required in the job posting. Six years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) Development of program rules and policies, b) Development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) Program evaluation, and d) Budget preparation. DESIRED ATTRIBUTES All positions in OHA require a criminal records check and may require fingerprints. Advanced degree in health care, health care administration or health-related field (e.g., RN, MD, PhD, MPH, MSW, MPA, etc). Must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented and able to work at an above-average pace. Must have demonstrated background in working effectively with a broad range of stakeholders including providers, insurers, health systems, consumers and advocates. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and analytical and problem-solving abilities Knowledge of health policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Ability to supervise, train, and mentor staff. Ability to correctly assess the political and institutional environment in which decisions are made and implemented. Demonstrated ability to exercise appropriate judgment in all phases of analysis – ranging from sorting out the most important problems, to sifting evidence, and framing feasible options. Knowledge of computer concepts, applications and capabilities. Experience in data analysis and project management. Knowledge of and experience applying quality management and improvement tools and processes to operational problems. Knowledge of and experience applying methods and techniques for policy analysis and evaluation. Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of organizational behavior, analysis and evaluation. Knowledge of and experience applying statistical methods and the application to organizational analysis. Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the desired attributes will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:
PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION A resume and cover letter (as separate documents) that clearly address the desired attributes listed above. If you do not respond to each of the desired attributes, you may not be offered an interview. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the desired attributes will be invited to interview. Please save and attach as Cover Letter OHA13-0221 and Resume OHA13-0221. If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call 503-945-6667 (voice) 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the OHA, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment. OHA will communicate with all applicants by e-mail. To apply , follow the “Apply” link above and complete the Oregon employment application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on the announcement. A resume’ (text or attachment) will not replace the work experience section of the application. For help with applying online, please contact 1-877-204-4442. IMPORTANT NOTICE – Email Addresses Required The State of Oregon requires all applications have a valid email address. If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page. Click on the link below to go directly to question #14 to view several internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The state of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider. Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's If you need assistance with adding attachments to your profile or to a specific job posting please go to Adding and Removing Attachments to a Profile and Job Posting for further instructions. This quick help guide can also be found on the State Jobs Page by clicking in the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's then click on Applicant Profile Maintenance. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US! The Oregon Health Authority is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

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