Job Opportunities

Administrative Fellowship

Northwest Permanente is a self-governed (physician-led), multi-specialty group of over 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 550,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We have a one-year Administrative Fellowship position open. The fellow is responsible for developing leadership skills and learning about Kaiser Permanente Northwest by leading and supporting project design and implementation focused on optimization of care delivery operations including ambulatory and hospital medical practice management. Given breadth of medical group practice management settings, we will try and match the organization's and candidate's interests in project selection. All work will strive to improve "triple aim" performance goals in alignment with the KP Compass.

Job Post Date: 2017-09-25
Office: Kaiser Permanente Bldg
City: Portland
State: Oregon

Description:

Kaiser Permanente, founded in 1945, is committed to helping shape the future of health care. As the largest integrated care delivery organization in the United States, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.

Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW) — made up of over 11,000 employees, more than 1,300 physicians and 150 dentists — provides and arranges medical care exclusively for health plan members. In the Portland-Vancouver area, Kaiser Permanente operates 34 medical offices and 2 hospitals. Today, the Northwest Region serves more than 576,000 medical and 244,000 dental members, whose care is largely provided by Northwest Permanente, P.C., (NWP) and Permanente Dental Associates (PDA).

Northwest Permanente is seeking a one-year Administrative Fellow.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for developing leadership skills and learning about Kaiser Permanente Northwest by leading and supporting project design and implementation focused on optimization of care delivery operations including ambulatory and hospital medical practice management. Given breadth of medical group practice management settings, we will try and match the organization's and candidate's interests in project selection. All work will strive to improve "triple aim" performance goals in alignment with the KP Compass. During the one-year fellowship, the fellow will report to the NWP VP of Ambulatory Care Services and/or the NWP VP of Hospital Operations/Post Acute Care depending on the projects assigned.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead coordination effort for design and planning activities including help with strategy development; project plans with key issues, barriers, approaches, performance metrics and evaluation; agenda creation, meeting facilitation, issues tracking, status reporting, documentation management, and event planning.
  • Ensure implementation by time line by developing and overseeing project management tracking tools to track action items, issues, risks and decisions, status reports and time lines. Oversee and direct inpatient and health plan project coordination activities, function as primary resource for information and direction related to project logistics.
  • Coordinate necessary communications, help identify stakeholder audiences, and ensure those stakeholders are informed.
  • Provide project management support to various leaders in the hospital and health plan change efforts.
  • Provide other technical and project support duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • A current MHA, MBA or MPH student OR have graduated within six (6) months of application.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health care delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to in the areas of planning, follow-through, affecting change, project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to manage projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead groups.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a leadership role in a medical office or medical center.

All external hires are required to pass a pre-employment background screen.