Oregon Health & Science University

Practice Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Astoria
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Gastrointestinal and General Surgery-Department of Surgery
Salary Range
$70,096 - $96,472.22
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The practice manager supervises and coordinates activities of the General Surgery Clinic located in Astoria, Oregon. This position is responsible for the administrative oversight and supervision of all clinical and administrative staff to enhance quality of care for the clinics’ customers.


The position works closely with the clinic staff and physicians to improve patient experience, adhere to regulatory standards, and lead process improvement initiatives. This position will serve as the main point of contact for patient service issues. This key practice leadership position helps develop the clinical programs, assuring quality care for patients. Responsibilities include:


  • Daily operations including room assignments, inventory, Medical Assistant management, patient flow and process improvement
  • Human Resources activities such as recruitment, orientation and ongoing supervision of Medical Assistants
  • Ensures that all Medical Assistant staff is current with expected clinical practice standards, including annual competency training
  • Carries out annual performance reviews for clinic staff with feedback from clinicians and administrative leadership. Recommends annual merit increases and salary adjustments.
  • Develops and implements regular MA staffing patterns to cover clinical practice areas
  • Operations Management such as coordinating daily operations and work activities for clinical services. Creates staff schedules and monitors staffing levels for the practice based on patient acuity, staff competencies, and patient volume
  • Provides timely and appropriate resolution to pateint, customer, physician, personnel, vendor and organizational concerns or complaints
  • Process improvement facilitation/Project management: Works collaboratively as part of the ambulatory care teamon assigned projects and initiatives across the institution
  • Works closely with Surgical Services and other hospital departments to continually improve patient experience related to surgeries and procedures performed both in the clinic and in the hospital.
  • Frequently solicits and utilizes staff input to improve service, productivity and accuracy

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus two years supervisory experience in a healthcare or clinical setting, or equivalent education and experience
  • Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, or performance improvement experience
  • Previous management experience
  • Customer service experience or patient centered care experience
  • Demonstrable outstanding verbal and written communication, customer-focus and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of detail oriented work and superb organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team member at all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a health science field
  • Experience with Cerner, EPIC or other patient information software
  • Experience with reporting and quantitative and qualitative analysis

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.

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 aaeo@ohsu.edu.

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.


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