The ideal Program Manager for Rural Recruitment & Retention (R&R) has experience in rural clinics/hospitals working to find the health care providers that rural Oregon needs and engages them with the health systems and the communities where they will work. This is a job for an outgoing, collaborative person who works well independently, and knows how to engage with candidates and those who are seeking new staff. If you are drawn to implementing proven R&R strategies and improving them, and you understand the challenges of recruitment in rural communities, this job is for you.This position works statewide to provide subject matter expertise and technical assistance to address Oregon’s health care workforce needs in rural and underserved communities. It reports to the Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) Director, is a member of the Workforce Services Team, and works closely with the ORH Field Services Team, Area Health Education Center and other internal/external partners. This position requires a high level of independence and frequently represents ORH to stakeholders. The Program Manager will actively participate in improvement and implementation of R&R strategies (including maintaining the Oregon 3RNet website), improve program administrative rules and operating policies, data collection and reporting, and ensures a high level of success.
The person in this position must be able to evaluate feedback, possess a high level of technology understanding and be a self-starter with the ability to function independently yet distinguish when faculty/supervisors need to be involved. An ability to communicate professionally and to maintain confidentiality is imperative. Experience must include familiarity with R&R strategies and first-hand knowledge of rural, underserved and underrepresented communities in Oregon. This position can be based anywhere in Oregon and requires frequent travel to health care facilities across the state. Contact Laura Potter at [email protected] for a pdf of the full position description.
OHSU provides a full range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, EAP, FSA, and so on.
Knowledge of the rural Oregon employment market for medical professionals, specifically physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Excellent communications, public speaking and writing skills.
Proficiency with social media and internet marketing strategies.
Ability to travel to and present in rural Oregon communities, as well as various conferences and training programs in and out of state.
Ability to work independently and have excellent organizational skills.
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
Ability to successfully collaborate with others and work as a member of the Oregon Office of Rural Health team
Five years of experience with responsibility for program or project monitoring and coordination. Two of those years of experience must involve recruitment, hiring and orientation of clinicians. The experience must have included program evaluation responsibility. A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or a field directly related to the position will substitute for two years of the required experience.