Looking for a position where you can have a significant impact on people’s lives? Do you enjoy organizational growth and change? As executive director of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission, you will lead a team of dedicated, mission-focused, and technically trained staff. Your exceptional leadership and management skills will ensure that OPSC effectively fulfills its mission, working collaboratively within the organization and with dozens of partners. Your sharp skills in team building, legislative advocacy, equity and inclusion, and operational management will strengthen OPSC and see the organization through an expected period of exciting growth. The board and staff will appreciate your approachability, passion for our mission, promotion of work-life balance, and sense of humor.
Link to Full Job Description: oregonpatientsafety.org/about/career-opportunities
Link to Home Page: oregonpatientsafety.org
Generous benefits package including employer-paid health insurance, vacation and sick leave, 10
holidays, four personal days, flexible spending accounts, and an employer contribution to retirement plan (PERS).
Mission / Organization:
The Oregon Patient Safety Commission (OPSC) 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. 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.
OPSC is based in Portland, Oregon, and has a biennial budget of $4.5 million. There are 14 staff members (14 FTE) and plans to expand to 17 staff by 2018.
Please send a cover letter and chronological resume to our search consultant, Kathy Kniep, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 31, 5pm. In your cover letter, please tell us how you heard about the position and answer these questions, supplying a one-paragraph answer to each. Thank you.
- What motivates you to advance patient safety?
- What do you consider your greatest leadership attributes?
An email acknowledgement will be sent to all applicants within two business days. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within that time frame, please contact Kathy Kniep: email@example.com or 503-309-3433.
Applications received after March 31, 5pm, may not be considered.
All inquiries will be handled confidentially.