"Practice Management 101" slides now available

On June 9, 2016, the Oregon Pediatric Society held a dinner seminar, hosting presenter Dr. Kenneth Carlson, MD, FAAP. Dr. Carlson's presentation was titled, "Practice Management 101" and offered 1 CME in Joint Providership by the Oregon Medical Association.

Practice Management Slides (click here)

The objectives covered were:

  1. Increase knowledge on how to monitor performance of medical practice
  2. Review different types of data and reports
  3. Discuss contracting strategies
  4. Learn how to set a fee schedule
  5. Discuss strategies to improve appointment access

After all of our dinner seminars we leave time for a Q&A session.  After this particular presentation  there was an  insightful discussion with OPS members regarding the various ways their local independent clinics have progressed tracking methods over the years of being in practice.

OPS Project Manager Job Posting

POSTING DATE:   May 26, 2016
JOB TITLE:   OPS Project Manager
LOCATION:    Office at St. Vincent Hospital, SW Portland, Oregon
POSITION REPORTS TO:   OPS Executive Director
FLSA:   Exempt, 1.0 FTE
SALARY:   $45,000 – $65,000, depending on qualifications
CLOSING DATE:   Applications in by June 15, 2016 prioritized

Summary of Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include promoting the START program with statewide partners; strategic analysis; team oversight; managing training requests and logistics; project participant and trainer recruitment and assessment; developing new and ensuring updated and accurate presentation material; provide post-training technical assistance; facilitating continuing medical education; tracking data; and evaluating project effectiveness. Must be able to work efficiently and productively within a small staff.

Position Qualifications:
The OPS Project Manager must be very familiar with child health care transformation issues, providers, and priorities in Oregon. A health, counseling, or education related Master’s degree is preferred, with a minimum of 3 years of health policy, quality improvement, or nonprofit project work experience required. The ideal candidate will have experience with adolescents, quality improvement projects and tools, leading groups, budgets and funding, assessments, training, practice coaching, learning communities, research data collection and evaluation, and supervision. Strong skills in systems and critical thinking, taking initiative, flexibility, interpersonal and written communication, collaboration, time management, professional boundaries, and problem solving are essential. Must have own transportation and be available for out-of-town travel.

Organization Overview:
The Oregon Pediatric Society, the state chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, leads a statewide quality improvement initiative promoting standardized screenings, referrals, and practice change in primary pediatric care. START training modules focus on managing children’s developmental and behavioral health issues, according to AAP standards, evidence-based programs, and national best practices. OPS works in partnership with the state’s independent child health providers; medical clinics; the Oregon Health Authority; Coordinated Care Organizations; the State Legislature; public health; medical and social work university programs; hospital systems; community organizations in behavioral health care, early learning, child services, and health equity. OPS strives to create an organizational culture that pursues excellence and the Quadruple Aim in improving healthcare, advocating for the optimal health of all children and youth, while supporting their families and the physicians who care for them.

The total compensation package currently includes PTO, medical and dental insurance, and salary. 

Application Procedure:
Send a resume and two-page maximum cover letter detailing your qualifications and interests to HR@oraap.org Please include one paragraph that expands on this statement: “One of the most difficult aspects of being a teenager is… and society’s responsibility is ….”

OPIP Seeking Medical Director

The Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership is recruiting for the part-time position of Medical Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (FTE .20).

The position is a great match for a practicing clinician who is passionate about improving care for children and adolescents, engaging patients in improvement efforts, and informing policies that can support optimal health. OPIP is a six-year old organization with stable funding for the future that includes innovative projects focused on young children, adolescents, children with special health care needs, and overarching concepts such as medical home.

To view the full job description click here.

  • The OHSU recruitment identification number IRC53167.
  • The position is listed on the OHSU HR website, under the job category of “Faculty, IRC 53167”. 
  • To apply, visit OHSU’s website at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/ , then click on “Search for Jobs”, select “Faculty or write in the IRC # 53167”.