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Health Care Staff Rate Setting Policy Lead

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Health & Policy Analytics (HPA), Clinical Supports, Integration, & Workforce Unit section in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for a Health Care Staff Rate Setting Policy Lead that will be in a Temporary Health Care Staff Rate Setting Program. This position will set maximum rates for temporary staffing agencies or entities that engage temporary staffing, engage interested groups in the rate development process, establish a process for agencies or entities to apply for a maximum rate wavier, evaluate and update, as necessary, maximum rates annually, and serve as a liaison for internal and external partners. This position will serve as the policy lead and oversee rate setting and evaluation, waiver and exceptions processes and other key program operations. The complex projects, processes, and systems established will be highly visible and of significant interest to the Oregon legislature, other state agencies, numerous interested groups such as health care facilities and providers, and the Governor's Office.

Working conditions: Work can be conducted remotely with full access to needed operating systems and technology. You may also choose to work in office in our Portland or Salem location. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

The Oregon Health Authority strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030.

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.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership.

What will you do?

  • Manage and coordinate comprehensive studies on aspects related to temporary staffing.
  • Advise executive leadership related to these policy issues by providing workforce subject matter expertise to the rate setting program.
  • Provide consultation and policy recommendations to OHA senior management related to evaluation methods, ongoing evaluations and evaluation findings on the rate setting program.
  • Establish and lead multi-agency planning efforts related to research and evaluation to establish health care workforce rate setting policy and direction for OHA and align with other state entities.
  • Commit agency resources for conducting evaluations.
  • Recommend policy and program strategies and legislative positions to leadership.
  • Represent OHA with other agencies.
  • Deliver complete information to OHA and HPA leadership, Governor’s Office, other state agencies and constituency groups to monitor and improve the program.
  • Represent the agency to policymakers, partners, and the public by overseeing and approving the design and preparation of research findings and evaluation, presenting and disseminating findings and recommendations by narrative and visual reports and other communication.

What's in it for you?
The Health Analytics Division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 11 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and five years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to eight years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience in state and federal health care policy, health services research, and/or using health care expenditure utilization and quality assurance data in developing and presenting reports.
  • Experience producing written reports, visualizing and presenting data effectively for diverse audiences, and synthesizing research findings into actionable information.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in convening, leading, and facilitating community partner groups, with the ability gain consensus among members with diverse views.
  • Experience developing, implementing, or evaluating policies and programs that promote equity and inclusion and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in management principles, including planning, organizing, supervision, and decision-making; experience effectively managing program teams.
  • Experience in analysis of complicated administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Experience in financial management, budgets, contract management, and program management.
  • Experience in public sector work.
  • Experience with labor economics or wage policy in health care or another sector.
  • Experience with health care workforce policy, workforce recruitment and retention, and workforce regulatory programs.


How to Apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-152248


Application Deadline: 4/09/2024