Director of Health Evidence Review Commission

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jun 19, 2019
Full time Public Policy

Job Description

Do you have extensive knowledge of physical and behavioral healthcare services related to healthcare benefit, policy making and public processes?  Does your experience include developing evidence-based healthcare policy?  Are you experienced with conducting and directing research and report writing? 

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Delivery Systems Innovation Office is seeking a Director of Health Evidence Review Commission (Principal Executive Manager F).  This position manages the administrative operation of the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC).  It sets priorities and directs work, coordinates work with other entities, conducts required work, produces reports, and publicly represents the Commission.

This position requires sophisticated operational and managerial skills and healthcare policy development expertise.  The work of the Commission is highly visible and frequently controversial and works with groups composed of diverse viewpoints and agendas.

What's in it for you?
Consider joining our team of professionals dedicated to ensuring reliable health care for Oregonians - apply today!  We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.

What will you do!

This role leads developing and implementing policies, procedures and priorities for HERC, its volunteers, Governor-appointed Commissioners, and its expert subcommittees.  You will manage work plans, prioritize work activity and track progress to maintain the Prioritized List of Health Services and accompanying guidelines, and produce evidence-based reports making recommendations related to the coverage of healthcare services.  This includes performing statistical work related to the prioritization process and review of healthcare literature.

You will represent the Commission in presentations, media interviews, legislative committees or other conversations to manage external relations.  A high degree of skill of public speaking to large audiences with diverse interests is critical.


What we are looking for!

Requested Skills

  • Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

(a) Development of program rules and policies,

(b) Development of short- and long-range goals and plans,

(c) Program evaluation, and

(d) Budget preparation.

OR

Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:

(a) Development of program rules and policies,

(b) Development of short- and long-range goals and plans,

(c) Program evaluation, and

(d) Budget preparation AND 45-48 quarter hours/30-32 semester hours of graduate level coursework in management;

  • A Master’s degree in public health, public policy or public administration is highly desired;
  • Knowledge of physical and behavioral healthcare services related to healthcare benefit policy making and public processes;
  • Experience speaking/presenting to medium to large audiences;
  • Familiarity with the Oregon Health Plan, the Prioritized List of Health Services, and Oregon’s Health Transformation;
  • Experience working with statistical information as related to the prioritization process and the reviews of healthcare literature.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access;
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.