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Position Summary: Under general direction, the Health Equity & Outreach Program Manager assesses, plans, implements, and monitors diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and activities that pertain to patient care, policy, education, and organizational development in MultiCare Health System -INW region. The Program Manager works to cultivate and sustain relationships with MHS staff/leaders and community partners representing disadvantaged communities, ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ, and local tribes to identify unmet health needs and barriers to care for purposes of increasing community awareness, access to services, and improve health outcomes. The incumbent manages health equity programming for the INW region and provides cultural competency education and resources to staff. The Program Manager also supports community health needs assessments, interpreter services and develops and implements community health projects/events that address health disparities, which requires expertise and experience in community/public health programming, facilitating large groups, and developing relationships with diverse populations. The Program Manager will collaborate with the Health Equity & Outreach Program Manager (Puget Sound Region), Community Benefit Specialist, Interpreter Services Program Manager and senior leaders to plan and implement programs.
Minimum Requirements: Experience in health care settings preferred Bilingual preferred Experience developing, implementing and evaluating community programs required Experience in developing relationships with diverse populations required
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelors degree in relative field with at least one (1) year working in equity/diversity/inclusion fields and at least two (2) years working with diverse community groups related to health and wellness; OR Five (5) years experience in equity/diversity/inclusion fields Masters degree preferred
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.