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Associate Director of Patient Education

Company: State of Oregon
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Initial Posting Date: 01/13/2023Application Deadline:01/24/2023Agency:Oregon Health AuthoritySalary Range:$5,079 - $7,861Position Type:EmployeePosition Title:Associate Director of Patient EducationJob Description:Attention current State of Oregon employees: To apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account to apply through the Career worklet.The Oregon State Hospital, in Salem, Oregon is seeking to hire an Associate Director of Patient Education. - This position exists within the Vocational, Educational, Spiritual Care, Peer Recovery and Native Services Department (VESPN), which provides a comprehensive range of educational, vocational, spiritual and peer support services to the forensic inpatient and residential population of Oregon State Hospital. - The Associate Director of Patient Education oversees the provision of direct patient services of the Supported Education program, Supported Employment program, Service Dog Training program and Hairdresser Services. - - -What will you do!The Associate Director of Patient Education is responsible for assisting the Director in planning, implementing and evaluating services provided by the department; directing and assuring that educational and vocational training needs of the patient are identified and therapeutically addressed; assuring educational and vocational services are effectively and efficiently delivered in a cost-effective manner and ensuring that the program's operational practices comply with state and federal laws, regulations and accreditation agency's guidelines. - This position provides leadership for a complex clinical program that provides psychiatric treatment services to Oregon State Hospital patients. - In this supervisory role, oversight will be performed primarily on site. -Supervises, develops, and maintains an effective Supported Education program, Vocational Training program and Hairdresser Services for OSH patients/residents: -

  • Provides educational and vocational training for hospital patients in response to patient population needs.
  • Supervises, hires, trains, monitors performance, develops, coaches, and provides direction to employees.
  • Provides management support to assure suitable educational/training plans specific to patient's needs, beginning with the intake orientation process through transition to the community.
  • Assures an environment which provides therapeutic support, encouragement, growth, safety, and security for hospital patients/residents.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates program services; measures effectiveness; identifies and resolves problems; adjusts program and procedures to meet needed changes.
  • In collaboration with the Director, plans and develops long-range goals and short-range objectives which are consistent with agency/facility direction; and the needs of patients/residents.
  • Collaborates with other program staff to assure alignment of services. -
  • Reviews operational needs in terms of workspace, materials, services, equipment, and staffing; initiates appropriate action with justification.
  • Keeps work office and education/training areas open, appropriately staffed and in a professional, business-oriented environment.
  • Supervises assigned personnel and effectively develops and uses available staff.
  • Provides department safety training and assists staff in all areas with issues related to safety.
  • Ensures fidelity and continuous improvement of programs and aligns services with the needs of the patient population. -What's in it for you?We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; -promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. We offer full with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus . -OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA's health equity definition is "Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances." Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices." OHA's 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities." Click , to learn more about OHA's mission, vision, and core values.Minimum qualifications
    • Four years of lead work, supervision, or progressively related experience to the class concept; OR one year of related experience and a bachelor's degree in a related field.
    • Experience implementing administrative and educational principles and practices of adult education and/or workforce development.
    • Must possess a current valid Oregon Driver's License and maintain an acceptable driving record.Additional preferred skills
      • Quality communication skills in dealing with internal (patients and staff) and external (agencies and business) contacts, and the ability to demonstrate initiative and independent judgement on an on-going basis.
      • Team player and team building skills- including the willingness to collaborate, share information, and contribute to the team's success.
      • Knowledge of principles of mental health treatment, continuous quality improvement and human resources management. -How to apply:
        • Complete the online application
        • Attach a Resume
        • Attach a Cover LetterPlease ensure you've provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. - For further information, please visit the homepage.Need Help?If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act, please call Melissa M. Perez Voice: [503-209-7058] (TTY 711) Email: Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and most closely match the requested skills will be invited for an interview. PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKSIf you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of a reference check, an -abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check. The information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.Candidates who are offered employment at the Oregon State Hospital must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test.VETERANS INFORMATIONIf you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.> - A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.For more information on veterans' preference points visit , and select veterans' preference.PAY EQUITYThe Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience and training for this position.Additional Information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
          • Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
          • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. for more information about veterans' preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
          • We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time - unless specifically noted. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
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          • The Oregon State Hospital is requiring all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by their first day of employment. The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. (critical elements of process).The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism.

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