1. Subject Matter Expertise: The Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program Manager is the ORH Subject Matter Expert on rural clinics. Must be knowledgeable of current national, state and facility-level regulatory requirements and programming surrounding Rural Health Clinic and Provider-Based Clinic designations. Conducts research and reporting as requested, to provide updates to ORH staff and rural constituents on policy relevant to RHCs, Provider-based Clinics and primary care in rural Oregon.
2. Strategic Planning: Advises the Director of Field Services and team members on: \u2022 Developing clinic programming, advocacy and partnerships as needed; \u2022 Current state and national level changes that affect the clinics in Oregon; \u2022 Developing community engagement programming, advocacy, and partnerships as needed.
3. Communications, Information-sharing and Partnerships: Responsible for developing and maintaining current lists of: \u2022 Formal and informal contacts at rural clinics; \u2022 RHC partner, vendors and contractors contact information and areas of work/expertise; \u2022 Community partners/organizations and areas of work/expertise; \u2022 RHC email list serve.
Proactively shares information and resources with facility and community contacts as needed. Proactively develops and maintains relationships and identifies areas for collaboration. Updates database and website pages as needed.
4. Policy and Advocacy: As requested or as independently-proposed, The Field Services Program Manager is responsible for conducting research on topics relevant to rural clinics in Oregon and creating reporting briefs as requested. The Field Services Program Manager is responsible for monitoring and providing updates to ORH staff and rural constituents on policy relevant to rural clinics in Oregon.
5. Technical Assistance: \u2022 Assists clinics in determining eligibility and benefits of RHC designation. \u2022 Provides onsite assistance as needed to clinics to prepare for state surveys and evaluation of other operation needs in the form of mock surveys. \u2022 Assists RHCs in interpreting regulations to maintain compliance with Federal RHC program; \u2022 Develops and maintains up-to-date rural-relevant RHC materials; \u2022 Develops RHC networks and programming as needed; \u2022 Liaison with state partners to assist clinics in implementing best practices and value-based payment models; \u2022 Develops and collects best practice guidelines surrounding primary care services; \u2022 Organizes and/or facilitates assistance for grant writing, strategic planning and program evaluation; \u2022 Maintains competencies surrounding RHC regulations and state/federal guidelines through outlets such as: reading, conference attendance, webinar-based training, etc.
6. Project Management: In line with the Flex grant cycle, the Program Manager is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CAH-owned clinic activities. This includes: i. Ongoing support for CAH-owned clinics ii. Assessment of and implementation of activities specific to Alternative Payment Methods available for RHCs. iii. Regular assessment of the needs of CAH owned clinics. iv. Identify and developing training and program opportunities to support the needs of rural clinics. v. Quarterly reporting as required. vi. Facilitating partner input during application periods. vii. Managing partnerships with organizations and vendors, including: \u2022 Developing and overseeing competitive bid processes \u2022 Developing Scopes of Work \u2022 Ensuring timely payment processing \u2022 Monitoring and reporting on work/projects quarterly \u2022 Evaluating and reporting on final work
Similarly, manage non-CAH clinic projects budgeted under State Office of Rural Health (SORH) Grant.
Plan the RHC Workshop as part of ORH\u201ds Annual Rural Health Conference.
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