Professor - Director of OR Rural Practice-based Research Network
Oregon Health and Science University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Internal Number: 2021-12310
The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) was established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon and is now a successful, statewide practice based research network working with over 400 primary care practices and community partners in the last 5 years. ORPRN has approximately 50 faculty and staff, including several practice enhancement research coordinators based in rural Oregon.
ORPRN's mission is to improve health outcomes and equity for all Oregonians through community partnered dialogue, research, coaching, and education. ORPRN is committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization. We do so by evaluating how we develop and support our workforce, the partnerships we uphold, and how we engage in our work throughout Oregon.
Several multi-year, large-scale projects are currently under way in ORPRN. A complete listing of projects and other information about ORPRN is available at www.ohsu.edu/orprn .
This position will be filled by either a physician or a PhD researcher. This position is funded half-time through ORPRN and the other half is expected to be funded through clinical service or additional grants.
The ORPRN Director will oversee ORPRNs broad variety of clinical and health services research, quality improvement projects, practice transformation, and education efforts around the state.
The Director will be responsible for overall leadership, direction, organization and fiscal oversight of ORPRN at OHSU, working collaboratively with the ORPRN Advisory Board of community primary care physicians and staff and with the ORPRN Leadership team. The Director must have a strong passion for, and experience in, primary care health delivery to address the health of individuals and communities, especially in rural and underserved areas.
The duties of this position include:
Leadership and Relationships
Serve as the leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for ORPRN, promoting/supporting primary care and primary care research in Oregon in alignment with stakeholder needs
On an ongoing basis, ensure that ORPRN activities meet the mission of the organization to improve health outcomes and equity for all Oregonians
Establish robust and sustainable relationships with Oregon communities, clinics and clinicians
Work with the ORPRN staff to develop strategies for recruitment and retention of clinicians and other affiliated partners into specific studies
Maintain ORPRN as a nationally recognized leader in practice-based research
Inform and advocate for rural and primary care practice-based research within OHSU, at the state-level, and nationally
Represent and promote OHSU and ORPRN to the community of primary care and practice-based researchers, foundations and institutes at the national and international level
Research and Resource Development
Ensure all necessary research policies/procedures, compliance and regulatory requirements are in place, operational, and updated as appropriate
With the Network Administrator, oversee financial balances, expenditures, and obligations associated with ORPRN operations, and plan for long-term fiscal stability for ORPRN
Create or continue a personal research portfolio consistent with the mission of ORPRN
Serve as the principal investigator or co-investigator on selected multi-site projects conducted in ORPRN
Encourage and mentor ORPRN faculty and staff in preparing high-quality research proposals and contracts for funding
Develop collaborative relationships between ORPRN, practices and practice staff, and the primary care community, encouraging and negotiating with established researchers to serve as principal investigators for studies conducted in the network
Develop and maintain relationships with state agencies, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, and coordinated care organizations
Actively participate in and provide leadership to primary care and rural focused research initiatives at OHSU, including the Knight Cancer Institute, the Oregon Clinical Translational Research Institute, and others
Training and Staff Development
Participate in the development and training of research investigators at OHSU in primary care practice-based research
Directly supervise and support the careers of ORPRN leadership team staff and faculty at ORPRN
Doctoral degree in medicine, with a primary care specialty, or a social science, public health or similar doctoral degree with an understanding and experience in primary care practice and research
Demonstrated experience of developing and maintaining relationships with primary care and community partners
Experience securing and conducting federal or state funded research grants and/or contracts
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.
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