Program Manager - Clinical Advisory Panel

Organization/Company Name: 
Willamette Health Council
Position Description: 

Are you looking for a competitive professional experience that allows you to make a meaningful impact on the local healthcare system? Please consider joining our team at the Willamette Health Council (WHC). The WHC is the governing body for the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), PacificSource Community Solutions Marion-Polk. The WHC aims to improve the health of those living in our region by using integrated and coordinated care systems to increase quality, reliability, availability, and continuity of care, and to reduce the cost of care.

Mission: The Willamette Health Council improves the well-being of residents in our region by governing our local Coordinated Care Organization, engaging our communities, and fostering collaborative partnerships.

Vision: We envision optimal health and well-being for those who live and work within our region.

Values: We work in service to Oregon Health Plan members and the communities of Marion and Polk Counties. We are: transparent, collaborative, equitable, accountable, adaptable, and strategic.

The WHC is in search of a Program Manager for its Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP). The person in this position will work alongside a talented group of community members to coordinate all activities and responsibilities associated with the CAP. The CAP is a chartered committee of the WHC and consists of healthcare professionals and administrators from across the Marion and Polk region. The purpose of the CAP is to advise the WHC on best clinical practices. The CAP acts as a forum for provider perspectives, collaboration, and information exchange.

Responsibilities for the CAP include, but are not limited to:

Providing recommendations to the WHC on projects and health care transformation as it relates to clinical perspective.

Review Transformation Quality Strategy (TQS) projects from a clinical perspective, including evaluation plans.

Collect, evaluate, interpret, and present data for the CAP and its subcommittees.

Establish standards and goals for the local health care system in concert with the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

General Statement of Responsibilities

The CAP Program Manager will have the responsibility for managing the operations of the CAP in accordance with the WHC’s bylaws, as well as all applicable statutory, rule, and contract requirements. The CAP Program Manager will work to support the CAP in their effort to achieve the following goals:

Ensure best clinical practices by providing oversight and leadership to community clinical integration efforts, clinical quality improvement projects, and improvements in the local healthcare system.

Coordinate the regional health system quality committees.

Aligning regional quality initiatives with the Community Health Improvement Plan

Coordinate all subcommittees of the CAP, including but not limited to: Integration Collaborative and Quality Incentive Measures (QIM) Collaborative.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The WHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
Competitive salary

Comprehensive benefit package

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Special Requirements

Possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving record, and is able and willing to drive for WHC business.

The finalist for this position may be required to pass a criminal history background check; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.

Typical work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program. May be required to flex time or work additional hours on weekends or evenings to accommodate business needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

The ideal candidate must possess and demonstrate:

Thorough working knowledge of Oregon’s Medicaid system, specifically the roles and responsibilities of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs).

Experience working in a clinical setting (direct clinical experience preferred).

Experience working with healthcare quality improvement initiatives.

Project management experience, an understanding of work breakdown structures, and a solid track record of completing work and managing to specific timelines.

Experience working with diverse groups of community partners to create a common vision.

Experience facilitating meetings and assisting groups to build consensus.

Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills.

Understanding of healthcare delivery systems.

Understanding and experience regarding Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity (SDOH-E).

Understanding of the role and value of Traditional Healthcare Workers (THW) in the healthcare delivery system.

Understanding of Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Community Information Exchange (CIE).

Physical Requirements

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; sits; stands; moves about the work area; school/community visits may involve climbing up to 3 flights of stairs; bends forward; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; hears a normal level of speech; lifts and carries items up to 30 lbs.; pushes, pulls and moves carts up to 40 lbs.; works in areas that may be exposed to dust; may encounter uneven areas in community and school visits.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university that specializes in the healthcare or human service field, OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university that specializes in the healthcare or human service field; AND two (2) years of professional experience; OR

Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience relevant to the position.

PO Box 3759
Salem, OR 97302
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Willamette Health Council
PO Box 3759
Salem, OR 97302