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NWRPCA Job Openings

 

Student Rotation Specialist

Position:          Student Rotation Specialist

Reports to:      Workforce Manager

Hours:              Full-time, contract position

Location:         Portland OR

 

Our Vision


With the support of NWRPCA, our community health centers will be exemplary professional homes for their staffs and serve their communities well.


Our Core Values


·         Community – We support consumer-driven governance of health centers

·         Social Justice – Particularly the right to wellness and health

·         Respect – For each other and those we serve

·         Trust – Built through honesty and integrity

·         Diversity – The pathway to insightful work and enriched relationships

·         Excellence – Through constant innovation and continuous improvement


Our Mission

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is a membership association of community and migrant health centers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. NWRPCA’s mission is to strengthen community and migrant health centers in the Northwest by leveraging regional power and resources on their behalf.


Position Summary


NWRPCA, in partnership with A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA), has established a regional medical school campus. Each year ten students begin their second year medical school experience at the NWRPCA campus classroom in Portland and continue with 3rd and 4th year rotations throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

 

The Rotations Specialist’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting NWRPCA and AT Still University SOMA/NWRPCA medical school campus’ Regional Directors of Medical Education with coordinating students, rotations, site follow-up, events, data management and analysis, maintaining accurate files, creating and sending documents and communications, and other general support as needed.

 

The person is responsible for facilitating smooth and efficient operations and for providing multi-faceted program and general administrative support to all areas of program services and administration.

 

Key Competencies

Strategic problem-solving, analyzing work processes and outcomes, demonstrating creativity and innovation, ability to work individually, and effectively work with onsite and offsite teams within a fast-paced environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively work with AT Still University SOMA, NWRPCA, Regional Directors of Medical Education and students to ensure that all needed work for clinical rotations is completed to specifications in a timely manner and effectively communicated to all partners.
  • Identify, organize and maintain sufficient clinical affiliation relationships, including hospital relationships and affiliations as well as private practice affiliations to provide adequate rotation opportunities for students. All rotations are subject to the final approval of SOMA administration.
  • Responsible for maintenance and timely delivery of student rotation documents as required. Student rotation passport documents include, but are not limited to, letters of good standing, drug screens, background checks, immunization/certifications and liability information.  Student rotation documents may vary based on requirements by clinics, CHCs and hospitals.
  • Assist Mesa staff in Arizona facilitating student rotations.
  • Assure that student exams are appropriately administered and proctored, including compliance with proctoring requirements.
  • Document Continuing Medical Education and rotation requirements (immunizations, BLS, ACLS, fingerprinting, etc.) as directed by the Dean’s office.
  • Coordinate with NWRPCA and RDME the student “medical home” experiences for second year.
  • Enter and track required data for one-time and ongoing projects, and create data reports as required.
  • Attend site visits and outreach, as requested, for recruitment and retention of preceptor faculty/sites and to promote NWRPCA Campus to stakeholders.
  • Assist with marketing of NWRPCA Campus.
  • Provide administrative support and organization for events and meetings as needed, including calendar and travel coordination, didactic events, processing expense reports, meeting scheduling and logistics, etc.
  • Other duties as identified by NWRPCA may be necessary to maximize learning experiences
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in an office environment; or commensurate experience.
  • Professional, self-motivated, flexible, cooperative, communicative, a creative problem solver and committed to social justice.
  • Competence in organizational skills, data entry and professional communications.
  • Excellent language skills, especially for creating written materials.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, calendaring, google documents, databases and social media sites.  Able to learn and proficiently use new programs quickly.
  • Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse people.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of, a value for, and the inclusion of cultural competence in task implementation.

Preferred

  • Experience in community health, medical education, policy/advocacy organizations or nonprofit associations.

  • Over two years of student support and administration in a higher educational framework.

  • Advanced Degree.

Physical Requirements

  • Most time spent sitting, with up to one-third (1/3) of time walking or standing. There are no restrictions on ability to interrupt periods of sitting.
  • Manual dexterity required for typing, filing, etc.
  • Minimal lifting. 
  • Vision requirements as appropriate for working on computer and with typed and handwritten materials.
  • Ability to drive / travel to meetings in a variety of locations as needed


 

Member Services Coordinator

Position:          Member Services Coordinator (MSC)

Reports to:      Development and Communication Manager

Other:               0.75 FTE, exempt

 

Our Vision


With the support of NWRPCA, our community health centers will be exemplary professional homes for their staffs and serve their communities well.


Our Core Values


·         Community – We support consumer-driven governance of health centers

·         Social Justice – Particularly the right to wellness and health

·         Respect – For each other and those we serve

·         Trust – Built through honesty and integrity

·         Diversity – The pathway to insightful work and enriched relationships

·         Excellence – Through constant innovation and continuous improvement


Our Mission

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is a membership association of community and migrant health centers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. NWRPCA’s mission is to strengthen community and migrant health centers in the Northwest by leveraging regional power and resources on their behalf.

 

Position Summary


The Member Services Coordinator is a key member of the Development and Communication program, responsible for all aspects of member services, working in conjunction with marketing, business development and fundraising specialists.

 

Duties and Responsibilities Summarized

MSC maintains the integrity of the membership base: Coordinates recruitment/acceptance process; orients new members, including CHC staff, to NWRPCA; collects annual member dues; maintains member files & archives; staffs the Board Membership Committee. MSC continually assesses and addresses member needs: Shares information with staff, including relevant news on changing policy and issues; ensures flow of relevant information to members; targets outreach, including on-site visits, as appropriate; serves as managing editor of e-newsletter, QuickNotes. MSC develops member relationships and is the point person for customer service. MSC increases member awareness of NWRPCA services, encourages participation, and monitors and reports on member use of services. MSC provides leadership for maintaining NWRPCA’s position as a facilitator of networking and sharing among members and between CHCs and NWRPCA: Manages online communities; helps ensure integrity of member data in AMS. MSC recognizes and rewards exemplary member contributions to quality, advocacy and regional participation, and performs other duties as assigned. The MSC also reaches out to Region X FQHCs that are not NWRPCA members and ensures they are served.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a professional telephone manner, strong editing and proofreading skills, and demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written materials.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to meet the public and develop professional relationships on behalf of NWRPCA.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets
  • Responsive to changing management priorities and able to adjust day-to-day work activities accordingly.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Must be flexible, resourceful, self-motivated, able to carry a heavy workload and committed to social justice.
  • Demonstrated awareness of the value of diversity and a commitment to cultural competency in the workplace.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Physical ability to stoop, kneel, bend, use a computer and perform light lifting.

Preferred

  • Experience in community health, policy/advocacy organizations or nonprofit associations preferred.

 


 

NWRPCA Internships

  

NWRPCA maintains an active internship program, welcoming undergraduate and graduate students (and occasionally non-students) who feel that an unpaid internship at a regional primary care association might be rewarding and provide valuable work experience. We are happy to work with your academic institution regarding credit for your work when appropriate and feasible.

 

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