Job Opening — OIHCD Superintendent

Orcas Island Health Care District (OIHCD) is seeking applicants for the position of District Superintendent. The Superintendent position is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the delivery of healthcare for the members of our community. The Superintendent is the chief administrative officer of the district with a wide range of functions including financial and administrative responsibilities, providing Board support, and interfacing with our community. The Superintendent provides strategic leadership and serves as liaison to the leaders of our partner, Island Health, and to the leadership of the primary care clinic supported by the district.

The position is open until filled. To assure maximum consideration, submit resume and letter of interest by June 7 to the Orcas Island Health Care District, P.O. Box 226, Eastsound, WA 98245. Materials also may be submitted by email to: For more information contact Tom Eversole, Interim Superintendent at 360.317.3545.

Interviews will be conducted at regular Board meetings via Zoom.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Superintendent

Orcas Island Health Care District

This position serves as the chief administrative officer of the publicly funded Orcas Island Health Care District ( The Superintendent is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the District. He/she reports to and works closely with its Board of Commissioners. The District was formed in 2018 to assure access to health care services residents of Orcas Island and its visitors.

Primary Responsibilities
  1. Plan, develop, implement and direct the District’s operational and fiscal function and performance.
  2. Act as a strategic partner by developing and implementing the District’s plans and programs.
  3. Analyze and make recommendation on the impact of long range initiatives, planning, and introduction of new strategies and regulatory actions.
  4. Provide accurate budgets, financial reports and analysis of financial trends and operational procedures in order to assist the Board.
  5. Create, improve, implement and enforce policies and procedures that will improve operational and financial effectiveness of the District.
  6. Communicate effectively and establish credibility with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to challenges.
  7. Oversee the District’s relationship with Island Health which provides primary care services at a medical facility owned by the District
  8. Act as a strong, positive and respectful representative of the District with the Orcas community
  9. Effectively collaborate with healthcare partners, industry organizations and governmental entities.
  10. Provide strategic input and leadership on issues affecting the District.
  11. Act as a strategic advisor and consultant to the Board offering expert advice on contracts or initiatives that the District may enter into or undertake.
  12. Manage and mentor members of staff to foster growth and encourage development.
  13. Perform or oversee the performance of all of the duties of a public hospital district superintendent as set forth in RCW 70.44.080
  14. Execute the instructions of the Board and see that all the laws of the state pertaining to matters within the functions of the District are duly enforced.
  15. Convene and lead community stakeholders to build a strong health and wellness ecosystem on Orcas Island.
  16. Provide strategic leadership to the District in successfully achieving its mission.
Important Leadership Traits
  1. Strong leadership ability.
  2. Strategic mindset.
  3. Strong business acumen.
  4. Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  5. Excellent ability to lead and manage.
  6. Continually drive effective results.
  7. Effective verbal and written communicator.
  8. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  9. Collaborative work style.
  10. Strong sense of discretion.
Requirements and Preferred Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree, advanced schooling preferred
  2. Five to ten years of healthcare industry experience.
  3. Executive presence and ability to maintain calm demeanor in high stress environments
Terms of Employment

Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position. Paid medical, dental and long-term disability benefits are provided. WA PERS retirement benefits. Ten (10) paid holidays and three (3) weeks of paid vacation annually. Employment is at will.


Eastsound, Orcas Island, Washington

To Apply

Located on Orcas Island this full-time position is the District’s CEO and reports to a publicly elected board of commissioners. Serves as liaison to Island Health’s Rural Health Center supported by the District, and to the community, local/state governments, and contracted vendors.

For information and to apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Tom Eversole, Interim Superintendent
P.O. Box 226 Eastsound, WA 98245
Phone: 360.317.3545

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