We are calling all visionary thinkers, team builders, collaborators and decision makers. Today is a new day in Oregon patient safety! At the Oregon Patient Safety Commission (OPSC), we are looking for a chief executive who thrives during organizational growth and change, can align and catalyze our meaningful work and lead a team of dedicated, mission-focused, and technically gifted staff.
OPSC plays a critical role in the ever changing healthcare landscape. As an exceptional leader, mentor, and developer of talent, you will help OPSC fulfill its mission of reducing the risk of serious adverse events occurring in Oregon’s healthcare system and encouraging a culture of patient safety. We will achieve this by working collaboratively within the organization and with key statewide partners.
OPSC is a multi-faceted, semi-independent state agency created by the legislature in 2003 to further patient safety in the state. We operate multiple mission-driven programs, which include the Patient Safety Reporting Program, Early Discussion and Resolution, and various quality improvement initiatives. OPSC's semi-independent status gives the organization access to resources while allowing it to approach the work from a nimble, non-regulatory standpoint. OPSC prides itself on having a grassroots foundation and history of innovation.
At OPSC, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce revitalizes our organization. We value diversity and foster a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
What you will do!
Play a key role in team building and forming strong relationships with internal staff, the governor’s office, the Oregon legislature and statewide partners.
Foster and actively reinforce an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion where all staff feel welcome and have opportunity to thrive.
Operationalize OPSCs mission and develop a clear strategic plan to lead the organization during an exciting time of change.
Effectively communicate the organization’s goals and deliverables to statewide partners in order to gain industry and stakeholder support.
What’s in it for you!
Work in an innovative environment that continually seeks solutions for organizational and industry challenges.
Lead a semi-independent agency where there is no bureaucracy to navigate; you will have complete autonomy to foster an agile work environment that will swiftly respond to industry changes.
Collaborate and work in tandem with leading minds in statewide patient safety.
Work closely with the Oregon Legislature on key initiatives and challenges facing the H industry and develop strategic responses to those challenges.
What we are looking for?
Network builder who has experience effectively partnering with key stakeholders such as the Oregon legislature, governor’s office, a board of directors, staff and community partners
Knowledge of national and local healthcare delivery systems in patient safety and best practices with quality improvement initiatives
General understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in healthcare
Proven thought leader that can clearly develop, communicate and operationalize strategic organizational plans
Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, nursing, pharmacy or a related field, with an advanced degree preferred
A progressive and responsible leader with 10 years of experience working in the healthcare or related field. 5 years of experience must be in an executive director role.
OPSC provides a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Salary is negotiable and the stated salary range is $110,000 - $140,000 annually. Benefits include voluntary enrollment in medical, dental, vision, and life insurance at low employee contributions rates.
Internal Number: REQ-5842
About Oregon Patient Safety Commission
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission seeks to advance, support, and encourage patient safety in Oregon.
By working to reduce the risk of patient harm and encourage a culture of patient safety through education, shared learning, and improved transparency, we are furthering our vision of safe healthcare for all Oregonians.
We are a multi-faceted, semi-independent state agency created by the legislature in 2003 to further patient safety in the state. We operate multiple mission-driven programs, which include the Patient Safety Reporting Program, Early Discussion and Resolution, and various quality improvement initiatives.