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Oregon State Hospital hiring a Director of Safety

Agency:Oregon Health Authority

Salary Range:$6,480 – $10,023

Position Type:Employee

Position Title:Director of Safety

Job Description:

The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is seeking a new Director of Safety with experience in planning, organizing, managing, and controlling all activities of the Safety department.

The work you perform as Director of Safety will directly influence the safety of patients and staff of OSH and assist to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment in which to treat patients, promote recovery, and reintegration back to the community.

If you are a dynamic, committed professional dedicated to achieving the goals of the organization and have the skills outlined below, OSH wants you to apply today!

What you will do!
The primary responsibility will be to plan, organize, manage, and control activities of the Safety department at the Oregon State Hospital to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, staff, and visitors. The work of the Director of Safety will directly influence the safety of patients and staff on both campuses of the Oregon State Hospital.  It will also directly influence OSH’s ability to react effectively in the case of disaster and emergency conditions. This position functions as the designated hospital safety officer. The Director of Safety will guide equitable, inclusive and trauma-informed workplace practices in all aspects of performance as the department director.

What’s in it for you?

This posting will a permanent, full-time position, non-represented management position.

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.


Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.
  • Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, And d) budget preparation;
  • 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
  • Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

Requested Attributes

  • Skill and ability to communicate effectively with leadership, management, employees, and patients.
  • Skill to evaluate hazards and determine resolution to worksite safety, health hazards or concerns, emergency management, and health issues.
  • Experience and demonstrated leadership success in directing and managing safety teams to bring about a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, equitable, and trauma informed and focused on workplace safety.
  • Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in occupational health and safety programs, including program design, development, and oversight.
  • Ability to write effectively and at an executive level to present written analysis, reports, and recommendations to CFO/COO and the executive leadership team.
  • Experience with building policies, processes and practices to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations.
  • Specific knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements and Oregon Occupational Safety & Health (Oregon OSHA) laws, rules and requirements.
  • Experience in development and oversight of workplace violence prevention programs.
  • Skill to perform root cause analysis to identify root problems and present findings orally and in written form to a variety of audiences. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing large- and small-scale projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in evaluation of incidents, determination of a course of action to prevent incidents, and to develop physical security response to incidents.

How to apply:

  • Complete the online application
  • Attach a Cover Letter describing how your education and/or experience meets the Required and Requested Attributes listed above.

Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment.  For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act, please call Frances Rausch.

Voice: [503- 507-2198] (TTY 711)


Additional Information

  • The Oregon State Hospital is requiring all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by their first day of employment.
  • Please monitor your Workday account, as all communication will be sent to your Workday account. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process.
  • We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time – unless specifically noted. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
  • If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
  • Candidates who are offered employment at the Oregon State Hospital must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Please only attach documents that are related to the position. Additional documents that are attached will not be reviewed.
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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. (critical elements of process).

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is hiring a Senior Outreach Manager: Education, Training, and Partnerships

Job description

Department Overview:

The Senior Outreach Manager will design and deliver education, training, and partnership activities for the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (Occ Health Sci), including our Total Worker Health (TWH) portfolio, serving as Occ Health Sci’s lead for practitioner education, including the development and delivery of our groundbreaking TWH curriculum. The Senior Outreach Manager serves as a member of the Occ Health Sci Outreach team, as well as the Outreach Core for the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a TWH Center of Excellence funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The Senior Outreach Manager will be a subject matter expert in occupational health/safety and work organization in one or more of the following areas: occupational safety/health, education, training, consulting, enforcement, public-private partnership development; additional experience/expertise in organizational systems and employee well-being is desirable. The Senior Outreach Manager will have knowledge of policies/practices pertinent to worker well-being and be familiar with general occupational health/safety context, with the ability to communicate with scientists conducting research in occupational health/safety and organizational change, and to translate research findings into practice through presentations, popular media, and social media.

Function/Duties of Position:

Practitioner Education and Training Development and Delivery:

  • Total Worker Health: Serve as Occ Health Sci lead on developing practitioner education relevant to the TWH approach; update existing curricula and develop new curricula; publicize and present content in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the US (virtually and/or at live events); play lead role in further development of the Oregon TWH Alliance, a partnership of Occ Health Sci Institute, Oregon OSHA, and the SAIF Corporation, designed to disseminate TWH principles.
  • Occ Health Sci Symposia and Summer Institute: Serve as content and production lead for twice yearly symposia and biennial Summer Institute; work with faculty to develop agendas, identify, invite, and interact with speakers, and cultivate content; spot opportunities to develop new educational events based on stakeholder interests.
  • Conferences and Exhibits: Maintain Occ Health Sci presence at relevant statewide and national conferences, through exhibits and speaking opportunities; identify new regional and national opportunities to feature Occ Health Sci and OHWC’s work and develop compelling presentations and materials that showcase this work and research.

Partnerships Management and Development:

  • Initiate, lead and participate in community planning partnerships, collaborations, and committees related to occupational safety/health and employee wellness; serve on committees established or coordinated by Oregon OSHA, including technical rulemaking, Oregon Construction Advisory Committee, and GOSH and other conference planning; serve as key point of contact for unions, regulators, and trade organizations; provide support to local/regional professional societies, including the American Society of Safety Professionals, Pacific NW Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the Risk Management Association.
  • Develop new relationships with employers in key industry sectors exploring and/or implementing TWH approaches in the Pacific Northwest; explore and design/build strategic partnership opportunities with agencies, employers and/or industry associations related to TWH.
  • Spot consulting opportunities and potential service lines based on knowledge of the field and employer demand for products and services.

Communication and Dissemination: Work closely with faculty members and research teams performing basic, clinical and applied research in order to summarize, distill, and create presentations/briefs to communicate their research findings to practitioners; help build an easily accessible, web-based repository of useful information, best practices, and lessons learned from applied research projects; work as member of a team to design dissemination and research “launch” strategies and approaches; identify key audiences, conferences, employers, industry associations, etc. that would benefit from Occ Health Sci research findings and develop compelling presentations to communicate these findings; work with communications manager to place articles in practitioner journals/publications: support Outreach communications through regular contributions to the Occ Health Sci newsletter, blog, and social media.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field and a minimum of 5 years experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of Bachelor’s in relevant field in conjunction with training and 8 years experience
  • 5+ years in occupational safety and health, education, training, consulting, enforcement, and/or public-private partnership development
  • Familiarity with TWH concepts
  • Consulting and/or teaching experience in occupational safety/health
  • Experience planning and delivering educational conferences and presentations
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Experience developing and/or supporting strategic partnerships
  • Familiarity with state and federal agencies working in the occupational safety and health arena
  • Fluency in standard office technologies including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Drive

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in public health, industrial hygiene, industrial engineering /human factors/ergonomics, occupational-health nursing, psychology or public policy
  • Human resources experience

Additional Details:

Hybrid in-person/remote position that will require regular time in the office for team building and work planning (likely 2-3 days per week). Requires occasional travel throughout Oregon, as well as some national travel for conferences. May require some weekends and evenings.

Requires the ability to sit and use a computer for 5-8 hours at one time, to conduct 6-8 hour training sessions on up to 4 consecutive days and ability to lift 25 lbs.

All are welcome: Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

For more information and to apply for this position click here.