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Associate Medical Director, Eugene, OR

Organization: Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon
Category: Director
Location: Eugene, OR
Date Job Posted: September 18, 2023
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Title: Associate Medical Director
FLSA Status: Full-time (1.0 FTE), Salary, Exempt
Licensure: Current State of Oregon licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, or Physician Assistant.
Location: Regional Health and Education Center, Eugene/Medford
Department: Patient Services
Reports To: Medical Director
Non-Union Position

About Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO):

Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) is part of the nation's largest and most trusted sexual and reproductive health care organization. For over 55 years, PPSO has been a foundation in Oregon communities, providing essential reproductive healthcare services and empowering individuals and families to make their own informed and responsible health care decisions.

We work to serve more than 30,000 individuals a year with healthcare and 10,000 individuals with sexuality education. As the primary provider of sexuality education in Oregon, our award-winning education and training program catalyzed a shift to redesign Oregon's plan around adolescent sexual health, the first of its kind in the nation. Oregon leads the nation in setting the gold standard in providing access to reproductive health care. PPSO was co-recipient of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2018 Excellence in Advocacy award, along with in-state partners Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette.

Join our dedicated and mission driven team as we work to serve more than 40,000 individuals a year with comprehensive reproductive healthcare, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision

We seek a world in which all children are wanted and cared for, all people have equal rights and dignity, sexuality is expressed with honesty, equality, and responsibility, and the decision to have children is private and voluntary.

Our Mission

To ensure the rights of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health, by providing health services, education, and advocacy. No matter who you are, your identity, where you’re from, or who you love, you are welcome here.

General Summary

The Associate Medical Director is accountable for administrative and clinical responsibilities. This role will be split between these two primary duties with a strong emphasis on administrative responsibilities.

Administrative responsibilities include licensed staff recruitment, retention, supervision, peer review and performance feedback. This position will provide clinical leadership and expertise to operations leadership and will have accountability to work in dyad with our Clinical Supervisor(s) and lead clinicians to achieve strategic, clinical and operational objectives.

The Associate Medical Director is responsible for collaborating with the Director of Affiliate Quality and Compliance in managing the affiliate’s clinical quality improvement program in accordance with established accreditation, quality, and regulatory standards. Specifically, this position is responsible for objectively and systematically monitoring and ensuring affiliate compliance with standards of quality patient care, PPFA accreditation standards, applicable state licensing requirements, infection prevention, and other applicable federal/state regulations.

Centered in the intersection of equity, social justice and public health, the Associate Medical Director will partner with Patient Services and Equity & Culture to develop and implement health equity projects across the organization that improve outcomes, reduce disparities, and reduce unconscious bias. They will execute on and support projects that close health equity gaps, improve patient experience and overall systems of care for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other patients who historically and currently experience disparities in care and health outcomes. This role will serve as a support system of health equity for the organization, ensuring health equity is at the center of PPSO’s services delivery. The Associate Medical Director will work with PPSO leadership and patient services staff, both leadership and at health centers to identify and address long-standing systemic health and social inequities that affect PPSO’s patients and interventions to reduce these inequities.

The Associate Medical Director also provides direct patient care, observes and monitors clinical activities in all health centers, and provides recommendations to ensure each provider, clinician, and health center meets their patient care objectives while maintaining excellent customer service and patient care. Clinical responsibilities include providing an efficient and sensitive full range of sexual and reproductive health care to the well patient, problem focused visits, and medication abortions The Associate Medical Director will provide services in line with the PPSO’s expanding scope of services, to include GAHT services and increasing levels of primary care to male and female bodied patients. A high degree of complexity is involved. The Associate Medical Director operates from established, evidence-based procedures and protocols and will frequently need to make independent decisions.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

Position requires current State of Oregon licensure as a family nurse practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, and/or Physician's Assistant. Minimum 10 years clinical experience treating patients assigned female and male at birth in the areas of reproductive health, including contraception, family planning, STI screening, and some limited primary care. Must have 10 years minimum experience healthcare and clinical practice directing and managing the quality of clinical staff and medical programs.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, medical reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, regulatory agencies, or members of the medical community.
  • Requires advanced ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Work requires continuously using problem analysis, decision making, independent judgment, the use of discretion, creativity, mentoring, counseling, teamwork, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and evaluation skills.
  • Professional nursing skills including an advanced skill in charting efficiencies and requirements is necessary.
  • Job involves frequent interruptions and work is performed in a clinical environment.
  • Knowledge of equity frameworks.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Ability to successfully complete a Spanish language proficiency skills test at a level 4 or high intermediate rating.
  • Understanding of and interest in working to develop and implement successful health services initiatives focused on health disparities as well as health and social inequities.
  • Previous experience with health equity practices and/or study.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

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