State seeks candidates for new Senior Advisory Council for Emergency Medical Services


SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Human Services are seeking candidates for positions on the state’s Senior Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

This new council will be composed of 10 members appointed by the governor.

The Office of Aging and People with Disabilities at the ODHS invites applications from people who meet the following criteria:

• One person representing long-term care facilities (nursing homes).
• A person representing EHPAD (EHPAD and EHPAD).
• A person who is a nurse or clinician in a nursing, assisted living or residential care facility.
• A person representing an urban or suburban fire department or a municipal fire department that provides emergency medical services.
• One person representing a rural fire protection district organized under Chapter 478 of the ORS.
• A person who enters into agreements with a public sector entity to provide emergency medical services.
• A person who is a registered physician under Chapter 677 of the RHA or other health care professional with expertise in emergency medical services.
• One person representing the Oregon Health Authority who has expertise in emergency services and trauma response.
• One person representing private providers of emergency medical services.
• A person who is:

o family member of a resident of a nursing, residential care or assisted-living facility;
o Helping in a nursing, residential care or assisted-living facility; Where
o Member or representative of a group that advocates for the elderly residing in nursing, residential care or assisted living facilities.

The council was created by Bill 2397 (2021). Each position has a term that begins in 2022. The end dates for the positions listed above vary. The board will complete its work by January 2, 2027. Individuals with lived and / or work experience related to health and racial equity and community engagement are encouraged to apply by January 14, 2022.

Board members are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of expenses and serve on the board on a voluntary basis.

To apply, complete the application process at https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/Pages/How_To_Apply.aspx. These recruitments will remain open until they are filled. Applicants will be asked to provide:

• A CV.
• A short personal biography.
• A brief expression of interest, which should include the positions for which the candidate is applying.
• A brief statement on the opportunities the candidate sees for the board to address equity.
• A brief statement on the candidate’s understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Those who are unable to complete the form electronically should contact the Executive Appointments Office at [email protected] for assistance.