The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in the furtherance of OHSUs missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service, the mandates of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and Title V of the Social Security Act, and in fulfillment of the public health mission of the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability.
This position has responsibility for administrative oversight of the state MCH Title V Services to Children with Special Health Care Needs (SCSHCN) program, known as the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN.) OCCYSHN is a public health program that works to promote the optimal health and functioning of Oregons children and youth with special health needs.
Providing leadership and direction to the OCCYSHN program; supervision of specific OCCYSHN leaders responsibility for the planning, forecasting, oversight and approval of the OCCYSHN budget, system planning, policy and program development; close collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Manager, Title V Director Public Health Division or Oregon other state agencies to assure that goals and outcomes for children and youth with special health needs and their families are met; and participation with the national Title V network of programs.
Performing balanced, analytical assessments concerning the implications of healthcare reform at state and national levels regarding the development of OCCYSHNs initiatives.
Participating in state and national level advisory groups as requested.
Leveraging external resources and seek grants to support OCCYSHN priorities.
Leading the development of issue briefs to policymakers and development of responses to public comments.
Contributing to the development of the IDD Strategic Plan, provide oversight of the Public Health mission of the IDD, and will ensure OCCYSHN representation on the IDD Leadership Team.
This is a senior leadership position. Candidates are expected to have appropriate credentials to qualify for an academic appointment in the respective Schools at OHSU.
Requires an individual with vision, excellent leadership, administrative and problem solving skills, interest and experience in collaboration, and acumen in effectively working with various community, state, and national health, public health, policy, and legislative leaders. Core competencies for administration include strategic planning and program development, strengths-based faculty and staff professional development, strong organizational and human relations skills, knowledge of business practices, program budget development and monitoring, grant writing, and excellent verbal and written communication. Requires knowledge and experience in health care systems and public health issues related to children and youth with chronic conditions and disabilities and their families and providers.
Successful candidates should have knowledge and experience concerning the basics of health care insurance, values, priorities, and incentives of health insurers, and the implementation of evidence based, data driven, implementation of public health or health services programs. Successful candidates will have demonstrated evidence of successful grant writing and administration, and a record of peer reviewed publications.
Doctoral degree is preferred, minimum of Masters Degree in a health related field and extensive work experience in a leadership position in a public health or health services preferably within an academic environment, with responsibility (5 years +) for major system development, including fiscal, personnel and programmatic responsibility and management. Direct professional experience in the administration or delivery of health services to children and youth with special health needs and their families is required.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm