Oregon Health and Science University has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Director, Acute Informatics.

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is a system of hospitals and clinics across Oregon and southwest Washington. OHSU is an institution of higher learning, with schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and public health.

As Oregon’s only public academic health center, OHSU:

  • Cares for patients.
  • Educates doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health care professionals.
  • Conducts extensive research, including clinical trials to test new ways to prevent, detect and treat illness.

OHSU is also Portland’s largest employer and a statewide economic powerhouse. OHSU operations include multiple campuses, adult and children’s hospitals, and clinics across Oregon. Their state-of-the-art research facilities, includes the 320,000-square-foot Knight Cancer Research Building.

OHSU health care facilities: 

  • OHSU Hospital
  • OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  • Hillsboro Medical Center (formerly Tuality Healthcare) and Adventist Health Portland
  • Clinics across Oregon

The OHSU Marquam Hill Campus in Portland includes 37 major buildings, including OHSU Hospital, Kohler Pavilion and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The campus is connected to the South Waterfront by the Portland Aerial Tram, which is owned by the city of Portland and operated by OHSU.

OHSU owns and leases space beyond its campuses. Altogether, OHSU occupies more than 8.7 million square feet on about 400 acres.

Director, Acute Informatics Position Overview

The Director, Acute Informatics will join a renowned, mission-oriented academic medical center focused on providing exceptional patient care and conducting ground-breaking research. 

The Director, Acute Informatics will have a solid line reporting to the Chief Health Information Officer and a dotted line to the Chief Nurse Executive OHSU.  They will have a team of two managers and approximately 22 staff.  

The Director’s scope of accountability is the OHSU Health System and all its affiliations and supports the entire inter-professional team at OHSU Health System.  

The mission of the OHSU Clinical Informatics Department (CID) is to realize the full benefits of clinical information systems including Epic and other clinical technology solutions.  The department will apply the science of informatics to enable excellence in patient care services, to educate learners, and to advance the methods of applied informatics.  

The Director, Acute Informatics provides design, analysis, sponsorship, and recommendations for the implementation and maintenance of clinical information systems (CIS) and their associated clinical and business processes. 

The Director, Acute Informatics also provides direction and strategy for a patient-centered, Integrated Health Record.  



  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Clinical Informatics required 
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Informatics or Master’s Degree in Nursing with Certificate in Clinical Informatics preferred 


  • 5 years of Clinical Care experience  
  • 2 years of Clinical Informatics Management experience  
  • 5 years of Healthcare Management experience (including Clinical Informatics Management experience) 
  • Electronic Medical Records Mastery  
  • Oregon RN License, active or within 90 days of hire  
  • Active Epic certification preferred

This is a remote position with periodic on-site visits as needed for major go-lives.


Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Margaret Cowan.

Samaritan Health Services has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Vice President, Information Systems – Managed Care.

Samaritan Health Services is a not-for-profit regional network with five hospitals, including a Level 2 trauma center in Corvallis, clinics, and health services caring for 290,000 residents in the mid-Willamette Valley and central Oregon Coast. 

Samaritan Hospitals:

  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
  • Samaritan Albany General Hospital
  • Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
  • Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital
  • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital

Samaritan works together to provide innovative medicine and world-class quality in a way that supports the values of the communities they serve. That includes caring for all people, regardless of their ability to pay.

Samaritan Health Plans: 

Samaritan Health Plans (SHP) is passionate about transforming the Oregon healthcare delivery system by providing health insurance that works to improve the customer experience while lowering costs and improving the health and well-being of our members and their communities. 

Samaritan Health Plans employs 300 people in its Corvallis, Oregon offices, and operates across Oregon. 

SHP has a portfolio of health plan products under several different legal structures: InterCommunity Health Plans, Inc. (IHN) is designated as a regional Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) for Medicaid beneficiaries; Samaritan Health Plans, Inc. offers Medicare Advantage, Commercial Large Group, and Commercial Large Group PPO and EPO plans; SHP is also the third-party administrator for Samaritan Health Services’ self-funded employee health benefit plan. 

As part of an Integrated Delivery System, Samaritan Health Plans is strategically and operationally aligned with Samaritan Health Services’ mission.

Vice President, Information Systems – Managed Care Position Overview

The Vice President, Information Systems – Managed Care is a new, highly strategic position focused on Samaritan Health Plan.  

The VP’s primary focus will be aligning health plan strategy and technology solutions.  

This position plans, directs and coordinates SHS Health Plans Information Services. This includes setting strategic direction and management of Data and Configuration, Production Support, Application Development and Data Warehouse.

A Cognizant Facets upgrade is on the horizon.

The VP reports to CIO of Samaritan Health Services with a dotted line to the CEO of Samaritan Health Plan.  They will oversee a team of 32 (including 4 managers).  

Samaritan Health Plans seeks a leader to drive change. 

This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced leader to inform strategy for an organization with a strong market share, build synergies between Samaritan Health Services and Samaritan Health Plans, and create a more data-driven culture.  



  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in an Information Systems related field)
  • An advanced degree in Information Systems, Business, Planning or a related field preferred


  • Ten or more years professional and/or leadership experience in an IT related field
  • Seven or more years experience in the management of personnel, business, technology, and communications functions required
  • Project management and continuous process improvement experience required
  • Experience in multiple technology disciplines required
  • Cognizant Payor tools (Facets and Care Advance Utilization Management Module) experience highly preferred

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby

Jefferson Health Information Exchange has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Executive Director Position.


Organization Overview

Jefferson Health Information Exchange (JHIE) is a non-profit Oregon corporation formed to help providers electronically communicate with one another to better care for their patients. Established in 2012, JHIE’s mission is to: facilitate patient-centered care through a community-driven and clinician led collaboration that promotes better health and provides value through secure and trusted information sharing.


Executive Director Position Highlights

JHIE is seeking an outstanding leader to serve as the Executive Director. Reporting to JHIE Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management/accountability over the organization’s programs, operations and policy development. The Executive Director will lead the execution of short and long term project objectives, organizational development and strategic initiatives. The Executive Director serves as the main spokesperson for JHIE and the primary liaison with key stakeholders. The incumbent shall be comfortable working with diverse organizations and in facilitating solutions to competing priorities and interests while maintaining a balance among stakeholders’ needs. The Executive Director will play a vital role in both building the organization and impacting the future direction of JHIE by helping the organization achieve its mission to improve health care quality, safety and efficiency in Southern Oregon.