Associate Director for Senior Health Program

Portland, Oregon
Mar 18, 2023
Position Type
Providence is seeking a part-time provider with geriatric expertise and demonstrated leadership skills to serve as the Associate Director for the Senior Health Program. In this role you will partner with the Medical Director with development of Age-Friendly strategies and initiatives to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of quality patient care for older adults. In this role you will be part of an interprofessional team with geriatric expertise which includes nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, a physical therapist, and caregivers supporting program management and analytics. The mission of the Senior Health Program is to educate teams, cultivate partnerships, influence strategies, and provide innovative solutions to promote Age-Friendly, compassionate care for older adults and their families. The Senior Health Program led efforts that resulted in Providence being recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) as a Pioneer Age-Friendly Healthcare System. Ongoing areas of focus include a robust falls prevention program, a dementia Care Ecosystem in collaboration with UCSF, and a four-week Geriatric Mini-Fellowship to upskill primary care providers across Providence. Priorities for this role: This position will collaborate with Senior Health Program leadership in work with Service Area executives, service line leaders, and clinic leadership teams to inform and drive priorities for Age-Friendly care to improve quality, outcomes, experiences, and decrease the total cost of care for older adults. This position will develop and maintain key relationships with leaders across the continuum of health care services within Providence well as the larger community to continue to grow and evolve innovative Age-Friendly approaches, facilitating greater integration across environments of care.
  • MD board-certified in geriatric medicine
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE)
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Leadership experience in Age-Friendly Care preferred
  • Three years geriatric practice experience required
  • No on-call responsibilities

Where You'll Work

Providence Medical Group is an organization of employed physicians, with more than 90 clinics across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Its 1,500+ providers possess a wide range of clinical expertise, including Family and Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Dermatology and Occupational Medicine. At Providence Medical Group, patients enjoy close-to-home access to dedicated providers in primary, specialty or urgent care clinics, with clinical and operational support from centralized Providence programs.

Where You'll Live

Portland is rich in character and culture, with strong neighborhood identities and community bonds that defy its population of 2.3 million. Home of the Portland Trail Blazers, "Rip City" offers residents a high quality of life, an incredibly diverse array of dining options and a thriving job market. The city is also an outdoor enthusiast's mecca, ideally situated between waterfalls, beaches, Mt. Hood skiing and hiking trails, forests and the Columbia River Gorge.

Who You'll Work For

Providence is a nationally recognized, comprehensive health care organization spanning seven states with a universal mission - to provide compassionate care to all who need its services, especially the poor and vulnerable. Its 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services. Providence: one name, one family, one extraordinary health system.

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Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran

Job ID Number: 22018

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