The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.
This position will be responsible for gathering and documenting information on accessibility of preventive health care provider facilities, including coordinating onsite assessments completed by our partners and communicating with facilities to assess accessibility. This position also works with local, county and state entities to adopt policy, system, and environmental (PSE) changes that facilitate inclusion and access to preventive health care and health promotion activities for Oregonians with disabilities. These changes are facilitated through ongoing communication and collaboration with governmental and community-based organizations, as well as by centering disability community voices at policy-making forums. The position will work with other OODH staff to collect data to assess PSE impact. In addition, this position will develop content and complete updates of the OODH office website, newsletter, and social media accounts and track engagement.
Bachelors Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of experience in disability and public health field or public health.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong community networking and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work within a team as well as independently.
Knowledge of accessibility standards.
3 years of experience in disability and public health field or public health.
2 years experience serving on a variety of health policy and disability community advisory councils and/or committees.
Experience with accessibility assessment.
Knowledge of public health and health care systems in Oregon.
Experience with people with disabilities and Oregon's disability communities.
Experience with public health or community-based projects.
Job requires a combination of telework, office environment, and local community-based work, as well as occasional travel to community-based meetings within the state (as public health conditions safely allow). Occasional in-state and out-of-state overnight travel may also be required as well as occasional evenings and weekends.
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As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm