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WSHA Director Rural Health in Seattle, Washington

Apply:\_000001&lang=en\_US&jobId=9200437963550\_1&source=EN HYBRID WORK OPPORTUNITY JOB TITLE: Director, Rural Health FLSA STATUS: Exempt DEPARTMENT: Rural Health PREPARED DATE: REPORTS TO: Vice President, Advocacy and Rural Health POSITION SUMMARY: The Director, Rural Health leads and implements programs and tactics to improve health and health care delivery in rural Washington State. The Director works under the supervision of the Vice President for Advocacy and Rural Health and works closely with the staff of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, members of the Government Affairs and Quality and Safety teams and others to assure the timely, coordinated and strategic deployment of relevant resources. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Assist in strategic agenda setting for the rural membership and act in a lead capacity on relevant policy and programming initiatives. *Assist in staffing the Rural Hospital Committee, and as requested, participate in agenda planning and presentations to the Strategic Planning Committee, the Public Policy Committee. *Support/operationalize strategies and tactics to improve the stability and sustainability of rural hospitals and health systems in rural Washington *In conjunction with staff from safety and quality, assist in design and implementation of rural population health initiatives. *Assist with the implementation of rural workforce initiatives, including but not limited to nursing training slots. *Plan and facilitate regular communication with the rural membership on key program and policy issues, including rural administrator calls. *Promote and support dialogue between rural health system leaders, local health and human service organizations and community leaders to preserve/improve access to essential services in rural communities. *Facilitate development of common agendas with strategic partners and develop relationships with key agency staff, member staff, and partner organizations. *Ensure coordinated understanding of and response to the challenges and opportunities to support the transition to integrated care systems. *Staff and/or lead key rural groups and rural oriented activities within WSHA’s membership. *Ensure open communication of rural priorities and alignment of objectives with other departments, including but not limited to Quality and Patient Safety, Policy and Advocacy, WHS and AWPHD. *Support the development and deployment of rural safety and quality initiatives, including the rural CNO collaborative and rural health equity programs. *Act as a convener of e