Public Health Physician 2 - Childhood Development Coordinator
State of Oregon - Portland, OR

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The Oregon Health Authority is seeking a Public Health Physician - Childhood Development Coordinator for Portland, OR

Salary: $7,811.00 - $10,974.00 Monthly
This position is open until filled but can close at anytime.

The Oregon Health 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.

OHA is the organization at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board (http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/index.aspx) which is working toward comprehensive health and health care reform in the state.

This employment opportunity is with the Director's Office of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one limited-duration, full-time position located in Portland (421 SW Oak Street, Suite 775). This position is not represented by a union.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary purpose of this position is to support the coordination and integration of efforts across Oregon's Health and Early Learning System transformation to improve outcomes for Oregon children ages 0-6 and their families. This position is responsible for overseeing workforce and systems development pertaining to early childhood development, with a focus on developmental screening and coordination of services. This position will apply medical expertise in child development and health to ensure systems development congruent with existing research and evidence-based policy regarding early childhood.

The incumbent will collaborate closely with providers that span health, early learning and human services systems to identify system improvements for development screening and related resources. The incumbent will work closely with OHA's Child Health Director, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Project Manager, and other OHA and Early Learning Division (Oregon Department of Education(ODE)) staff to identify and implement strategies to improve school readiness.

The incumbent will implement policies, programs and strategies to improve our statewide systems of screening, including: statewide collaboration, program development, workforce training and consultation regarding early childhood development. The incumbent will oversee daily operations associated with the Screening Project portion of our state's Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant and will serve as a consultant to the Early Learning Division's Race to the Top grant team.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Normal office environment. Open space concept for office. Regular travel to Salem is required; statewide travel for collaboration and training purposes as needed.

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. All positions in OHA require a Criminal Background Check and an Abuse/Neglect Check. Fingerprints may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must meet or be eligible to meet the State of Oregon licensing requirements for a medical doctor at the time of hire or have the ability to obtain State of Oregon licensure within six months of hire.
AND
Must have advanced training in preventive medicine, family practice or pediatrics.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Experience with childhood developmental health
Knowledge of childhood health related disparities
Experience developing state or local health policies
Experience in health care for children
Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the desired attributes will be invited for an interview.

TO APPLY
Follow the link below to view complete job posting and apply:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=761041

Or visit www.oregonjobs.org and search for position number OHA13-0855.

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