• Executive Assistant 2 (Ambulatory Care)

    Portland Metro Area
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
    Req ID
  • Overview

    Northwest Permanente, P.C. is a self-governed, physician led, multi-specialty group of over 1500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 600,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are seeking an Executive Assistant 2 to provide independent self-directed, professional, confidential executive level assistance and project coordination for an Executive and as needed other senior management members of the functions Leadership Team to support the overall business strategies. 


    • Provide complex executive administrative support for the Executive, by acting as intermediary and personally
      handling routine matters, by transmitting messages, orders, and requests, both written and verbal, between the
      Executive and/or other regional, area and local administrators and with interregional and Program Office
      representatives. Provide liaison assistance, locate information, provides procedural assistance, and serve as
      central contact and communications liaison. Takes a major role in independently coordinating and overseeing
      logistics of projects as assigned. Coordinate project deliverables/issues with key stakeholders. Facilitates project
      meetings and reports meeting minutes, decisions made, action plans. Identifies and works to remove barriers to
      successful completion of the overall project. Makes ad-hoc recommendations for project management
      improvements related to productivity, performance, best practices and morale. Delegates or coordinate work
      assignments to other administrative staff and oversee completion of assignments. Serves as a central
      contact/liaison for a division working with other executives and manages to coordinate project, research and
      resolve issues.
    • Supports functional area Leadership Team. Attend and participate in Leadership Team meetings. Oversee
      preparation of meeting material; take confidential minutes, track assignments and follow-up activities and actions
      agreed upon by the team. Monitor and coordinate assignments and ongoing work to ensure timely and appropriate
      action. Work with all members of Leadership Team to manage ongoing leadership activities. Responsible for
      planning and implementing executive level leadership activities.
    • Manage complex appointment calendar for Executive. Routinely juggle multiple competing appointments. Make
      decisions about prioritizing critical appointments with key staff and regional leadership. Arrange and carry out
      conference and committee meetings locally and regionally. Coordinate, prioritize and confirm upcoming meetings.
      Arrange meetings to optimize leader's effectiveness, allowing time for other priorities and responsibilities.
    • Answer, evaluate and triage calls from many different sources, including concerns or complaints that are
      directed to the Executive's office. Make decisions about routing of important calls when leader is not available.
    • Respond independently to routine daily correspondence and compose and initiate other more complex
      correspondence for approval. Sign on behalf of the Executive as delegated on correspondence and other
      appropriate documents. Thoroughly review all incoming materials to ensure that proper action is taken, including
      routing and signatures.
    • Assist in tracking and completing various reports. This includes preparing and managing performance reviews
      and accountabilities for the Executive's staff by gathering, organizing, and compiling information. Oversee
      completion of monthly expense reports and budget tracking for leader's functional area.Prepare and distribute
      documents and reports using a variety of word-processing, spreadsheet, statistical, and database software. Assist
      in coordinating the development of presentations and other documents for use in professional committees,
      appointments, speaking engagements, etc.
    • Oversees or supervisors work of other Administrative level positions in the department. Coordinates works and
      ensures completion.
    • Coordinate travel arrangements for the Executive and other senior staff members. May meet with Hotel Directors
      of Sales to coordinate meeting locations, visual aid requirements, luncheons, etc. Arrange travel and meetings for
      high-level visitors.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned and required


    • Bachelor's degree, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field
    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required
    • Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible administrative/executive assistant level experience
    • Experience with progressive responsibility and increasing scope of duties and discretion, which must include independent and self-directed work experience
    • Proven experience coordinating or managing projects
    • Working knowledge of Kaiser Permanente (KP) Northwest and familiarity with each of the Program's established Regions.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of executive level secretarial procedures
    • Thorough knowledge of word processing applications and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Working knowledge of hotel, airlines, and auto reservation processes
    • Comprehensive written and oral communication skills and excellent problem solving skills. Analytical skills including strong mathematical skills
    • Judgment and tact in handling messages to and from Program Office, Division Office, and interdivisional personnel
    • Demonstrated strong time management, organization, project management and prioritization skills, and ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner, with attention to detail and follow through
    • Ability to be flexible, detail oriented and anticipate needs of manager
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and handle sensitive and confidential information in a discreet manner
    • Ability to work with all levels of staff and demonstrate appropriate assertiveness
    • Proven ability to work independently and in a self directed manner, with attention to detail and follow through


    • Minimum seven (7) years of executive level administrative support experience in an administrative assistant, executive
      secretary, or related position
    • Comprehensive knowledge of executive/secretarial systems, processes and procedures in a large complex organization
    • Thorough knowledge of Kaiser Permanente (KP) Northwest Region and familiarity with each of the Program's established Regions
    • Expert knowledge of executive/secretarial systems, processes and procedures in a large complex organization
    • Thorough knowledge of organizational practices
    • Ability to work in a busy office environment with conflicting demands, and to work under pressure with strict deadlines
    • Ability to function independently with little or no supervision
    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Working dictation skills
    • Strong communication and organizational skills 

    At Northwest Permanente, P.C., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente, P.C. believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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