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Providence Health & Services Senior Health Program Director in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Senior Health Program Director - Population Health (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Office Park Portland in Portland, OR

We are seeking a Senior Health Program Director who will who will support program development, data gathering and assessment and community engagement strategies to advance excellence in care for older adults within Providence ministries across Oregon. We are seeking to become an Age Friendly Health System. The Senior Health team and this position will be critical in communicating what that requires and in helping our ministries achieve that goal. This position will engage stakeholders within the community and caregivers who serve patients. In partnership with the Medical Director and other clinicians, this role will develop, assess, and implement current strategies and programs within Providence to better serve and ease access for older adults. The Program Director will make decisions effecting strategy, implementation, and management of resources.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of comprehensive Senior Health strategic plan. Report out to clinical leaders and to regional leadership

  • Assess markets and determine areas of opportunity / threat within program. Based on analysis, develop recommendations for program and service development / expansion

  • Stay familiar with clinical and operational developments in the geriatric field through literature reviews, conferences, etc

  • Provide analysis and perspective on patient data as related to health outcomes and disparities of care

  • In collaboration with Medical Director, identifies, scopes and leads potential initiatives and approaches to improve health of older adults

  • Analyze and provides recommendations of strategies to reduce barriers and ease access from marginalized communities of older adults, with special focus on health equity of BIPOC populations.

  • Develop key performance indicators to determine initiative effectiveness for ongoing monitoring and notify stakeholders of problems affecting timelines and resources

  • Collaborate with key administrative and physician leaders in each service area and division to gain consensus and to build relationships with existing geriatric programs and expertise

  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate appropriate Senior Health council meetings to plan, track and review relevant initiatives and projects. Also coordinate the Patient Family Advisory Council and future Age Friendly Collaborative

  • Coordinate with PSJH System and Regional teams for application and tracking of internal and external grants.

  • Engage stakeholders in sensing sessions to engage caregivers in strategy development

  • Oversight and accountability for Senior Health department budgets including Foundation funds and related grants, to ensure financial performance measures are met

  • Other duties as assigned


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in health care, clinical field, public health

  • Ten (10) or more years senior level management experience in health care, preferably in leading, organizing and managing major clinical programs and business services and functions.

  • Eight years (8) proven expertise in the ability to lead teams, assert administrative skills, and provide effective direction for excellence in clinical care, while maintaining positive professional relationships

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 326511