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Health Educator
Job Type: Job #PH16-094
Agency: Yamhill County Health and Human Services
Department: Public Health
Location: McMinnville, OR
Position Description: This is a regular full-time position to coordinate school prevention activities, tobacco cessation efforts, and to work with other health promotion and prevention-related program activities. Duties will include working closely with key stakeholders, clinics, and community members on program coordination, implementation, and evaluation. The position requires a bachelor's degree in health education or related field from a formal program. A master's degree in public health is preferred. Excellent leadership, teamwork, and communication skills and proficiency in computer use including Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, PowerPoint, or equivalent and basic office software are required. Other requirements include a valid Oregon driver¿s license, proof of auto insurance, and an acceptable driving record. Skills in social marketing, grant writing, and administration are desired. Must pass a criminal history background check. See: Job #PH16-094
Duties & Responsibilities: Researches, evaluates, and collects data on technical issues relating to Public Health. Formulates proposed program or department policy or procedure on items of Public Health interest. Prepares periodic or special reports on public health performance management. Coordinates maintenance of public health performance management systems. Works closely with YCPH staff and collaborates on program issues. Provides public information and serve as media liaison within assigned program areas. Develops and implements social marketing strategies to conduct targeted community awareness including public presentations in various settings. Prepares reports and written plans to meet requirements of funding sources and local community groups. Organizes and otherwise facilitates community meetings as related to program area or as requested by Public Health Manager, including but not limited to setting agendas, taking meeting minutes, scheduling meeting sites and other steps necessary to facilitate community collaborations. Procures, organizes, and creates public access to educational materials, maintains program information on YCPH website. Assists with special health awareness and community-wide prevention projects, for example: tobacco reduction, immunization promotion, and emergency preparedness. Arranges and coordinates community involvement efforts related to the program health topic, and prepare evaluations of program activities as required. Conducts initial and on-going assessment activities. Analyzes data related to county-wide health issues and populations. Communicates regularly with Public Health Manager and co-workers. Prepares, writes and submits grant applications. Participates in public health emergency preparedness and response as needed. Other activities as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: September 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM

 

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Administrative Specialist
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Heatlh Authority Public Health
Department: Center for Health Prevention and Health Promotion
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEATLH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Administrative Specialist 1 (HPCDP Administrative Support Specialist) JOB CODE: OHA16-0632. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CP&HP), Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) section, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to provide administrative, website, and database support to the HPCDP section through coordinating and maintaining procedures, systems, and processes. This person will work within a team environment to develop documents and continuously evaluate administrative procedures to ensure effective and efficient support for HPCDP programs and staff. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Management support: Completes personnel documentation, coordinates orientation of new employees, manages equipment, ensures grant submission and reporting requirements are met, conducts purchasing for section, and arranges travel for staff and managers.
  • Administrative support: Maintains invoice tracking and record keeping systems, and assists with legislative tracking activities, coordination and documentation.
  • Clerical support: Keeps minutes at selected meetings, arranges conferences and meetings, monitors office and phone reception, maintains managers' calendars, provides clerical support for HPCDP correspondence, and responds to task requests in support of staff-led HPCDP initiatives.
  • Web maintenance: Builds, edits and maintains HPCDP webpages and develops procedures and systems for keeping content up to date in consultation with subject matter experts. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: October 5, 2016

 

Correctional Health Nurse
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Polk County
Department: Public Health
Location: Dallas, OR
Position Description: Performs a variety of nursing duties and medical services directly related to patient care of inmates in the custody of the Polk County Correctional Facility.
Duties & Responsibilities: An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

  • Performs professional nursing duties under medical policies and procedures and specific standing orders approved by the jail physician and the Public Health Manager.
  • Reviews intake screening, performs physical assessments, evaluates inmates who have specified medical problems, places and reads TB tests, and answers requests for medical concerns from inmates. Obtains and records past inmate medical histories.
  • Provides nursing care to inmates with drug and alcohol addictions, assists in emergency cases and trauma. Orders prescriptions and stock medications, administers medication to inmates in accordance with orders of physicians. Provides appropriate information regarding inmate medicine dosage and schedule to corrections staff. Secures medications in accordance with pharmacy board regulations.
  • Initiates appropriate medical interventions according to policy and procedure guidelines and nursing protocol.
  • Schedules routine sick call, assists jail physician during weekly clinic, provides treatment for minor medical complaints, collects specimens for further assessment or diagnosis such as communicable disease cultures, urine, blood, etc.
  • Evaluates and executes orders from physicians and dentist. Responsible for checking allergies, dosages, intended effects of medication, side effects, and drug interactions.
  • Maintains inmate medical records and files. Maintains accurate, legible, and complete records of patient care including chart documentation using SOAP format for all inmate request for medical attentions. Writes nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans, completes other entries to support sufficient and accurate nursing histories.
  • Monitors and evaluates medical equipment and supplies to ensure that appropriate supplies are available in sufficient quantities, that accurate accounting and secure storage or supplies, including narcotic, needle and syringe counts are maintained.
  • Collaborates with community health providers, partners and agencies to provide more effective health care delivery to inmates both during and after incarceration. Explores, develops, and utilizes community resources. Promotes community health awareness. Maintains current knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system available to inmates.
  • Works cooperatively with jail staff and public health staff.
  • Performs related duties as required.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until sufficient applications received

 

Immunization Health Educator
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Heatlh Authority Public Health
Department: Center for Public Health Practice
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Public Health Educator 2 (Immunization Health Educator) JOB CODE: OHA16-0625. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) Immunization Section, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to carry out certain federal and state requirements of the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program, including: conducting formal VFC compliance site visits and AFIX quality assurance activities; and providing technical assistance, provider compliance and program activities for over 600 enrolled clinics and local public health departments. The employee in this position is responsible for acting as a member of self-directed team, with routine responsibility for evaluating the provider and team performance, effectiveness and program improvement activities. The employee in this position exercises considerable independence in prioritizing, planning, conducting, concluding and evaluating position required activities, and acts as a member of a self-directed team with coordination assistance from the VFC/AFIX Coordinator. The primary program areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: Vaccines for Children (VFC), Public Sector 317 Programs, and AFIX (a continuous quality improvement process). This position also acts as the front line access to ALERT IIS technical assistance, and is expected to have a working knowledge of related areas such as other public health programs, medical billing procedures, health record processes and national clinical improvement benchmarks. This position uses independent judgment to provide detailed technical assistance and evaluation of complex VFC program requirements and immunization standards to Oregon immunization providers, and to provide highly skilled triage and problem solving to other program area subject matter experts (e.g. school law, registry services, clinical vaccine administration, research and epidemiology); to create, deliver and evaluate strategies, presentations, and materials to providers to facilitate appropriate stewardship of public resources (publicly funded vaccine); to increase immunization coverage rates; and to prevent individual and community disease using techniques of health behavior and risk communication models. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: September 29, 2016

 

Nurse Practitioner
Job Type: NP
Agency: Sahali Health Clinic
Department: Sahali Health Clinic
Location: Corvallis, OR
Position Description: Sahali Health Clinic - Nurse Practitioner The Nurse Practitioner (ANP or FNP designation) will be an experienced nurse who,acting within their professional boundaries, will provide patients with the highest quality career emphasizing wellness and the management of chronic diseases. The NP will demonstrate safe clinical decision making from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will work collaboratively with the health care team to meet the needs of patients and their families supporting the policies and procedures and providing leadership as required. The NP will demonstrate personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive health assessment including obtaining a complete and accurate health history from the patient or family member; performing complete and accurate physical examination; and administering selected measures of physical, cognitive and psycho-social development in accordance with the standard practice guidelines.
  • Initiates treatment for patients with commonly occurring health problems, by using a systematic approach to history and physical appraisal of patient and/or family member through clinical judgment of evaluated data.
  • Provides anticipatory guidance, screening and health education to patients to promote and maintain health.
  • Orders/performs selected diagnostic tests and procedures as indicated by the patient's condition.
  • Using data in the health assessment and diagnostic studies interprets clinical findings and develops a complete, accurate differential diagnoses/health care problem list.
  • Identifies and appropriately uses available resources in meeting the health care and health education needs of the patients and families, including but not limited to consultation with other physicians and allied health professionals.
  • Plans appropriate care utilizing community resources, relays information necessary for continuity of care to other health professionals and agencies.
  • Prescribes, coordinates, delegates and evaluates care.
  • Prescribes medications listed in the approved formulary in accordance with state regulatory acts.
  • Develops and implements health promotion, illness/injury prevention and therapeutic care plans congruent with the patient's diagnoses and personal self-management goals.
  • Prepare all documentation to meet or exceed established standards to include but not limited to: timeliness, legibility, accuracy, content and signature.
  • Follows guidelines and prevention strategies designed to provide methods for reducing the transmission of infectious disease (i.e. hand washing, PPE). Disposing of bio hazard waste according to OSHA standards.
  • Practicing OSHA safety standards. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: October 1, 2016

 

Registered Nurse
Job Type: RN
Agency: Sahali Health Clinic
Department: Sahali Health Clinic
Location: Corvallis, OR
Position Description: Sahali Health Clinic - Registered Nurse This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus! The Registered Nurse is responsible for working collaboratively with a healthcare team comprised of providers, mid-levels, RN's and medical assistants to provide and support comprehensive screenings, care coordination services, disease education and self-management support to patient's/family members who have multiple chronic health conditions with particular focus to but not limited to coronary artery disease, depression, diabetes, hypertension, COPD, and heart disease. The RN will assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate care plans designed to optimize a patient's health across the care continuum. The RN works to support the patients in a professional manner, and provides health care counseling, personal care coaching, advocacy, and life care planning. The RN will be integrated into the office-based healthcare team to work in partnership to promote patient centered care, frequent contact with patients, providers and medical home team members, and will actively participates in interdisciplinary patient centered team meetings. The RN will demonstrate personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.
Duties & Responsibilities: The information provided below encompasses the functions and capabilities linked with this position.

  • Completes initial patient assessment, including comprehensive medical, psychosocial, and functional assessment of the patient in office/telephone; review with provider and clinical team members.
  • Provides detailed education about patient's specific chronic health conditions, including pathology, signs and symptoms, complications, and medications used in treatment.
  • Assures that screening tests, immunizations, and urgent referrals are up to date; performs outreach when additional action or assistance is needed.
  • Utilizes interdisciplinary team approach to address opportunities to plan and coordinate care; acts in a supportive capacity to other team members in supporting patient/family member and treatment/care plan.
  • Identify internal and external community resources while planning to assist patient and family in developing short & long term care plans as appropriate.
  • Employs motivational interviewing and shared decision making techniques, and knowledge of cultural and spiritual values to support patient's readiness for change in support of optimal disease management, action plans, and timeframes.
  • Provides education and coaching to enhance patient's knowledge and skills insupport of self-care, disease acceptance, and understanding.
  • Promotes success with chronic care plans, transitions of care; acts as liaison to hospital, long-term-care, specialists and home care.
  • Reviews test results and tracks outcomes.
  • Reviews medications and works with provider/pharmacist as needed to assist with medication management and medication reconciliation.
  • Reviews patient risk issues and works with patient/family and team to reduce risks.
  • May arrange group visits. o Leverages EHR and other support technologies to provide quality patient care.
  • Generates quarterly reports on service volume, distribution of patients by registry, and types of services provided; analyze data and develop and implement performance improvement strategies to meet/exceed quality of care expectations.
  • Provides training to non-RN and other practice staff as needed.
  • Attend required trainings and practice meetings as scheduled. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: October 1, 2016

 

Corrections Nurse Supervisor (RN)
Agency: Jefferson County
Department: Public Health Department
Location: Madras, Jefferson
Position Description: RN experienced in correction nursing and management to supervise on call nursing staff and do first-line assessment and care of inmates in the County Correctional Facility. Multi-faceted duties within multi-team network. The Corrections Nurse Supervisor works under the direct supervision of the Public Health Department Director, who establishes administrative policies and procedures for the department. The Nurse Supervisor coordinates care within the policies of the Jefferson County Jail and works closely with Jail management and the Medical Officer. Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oregon. A valid Oregon driver¿s license with an acceptable driving record. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees day to day functions of the jail health program. Coordinate with State and jail management on programs, requirements, trainings and outcomes. Give input to Public Health Director and Jail management in jail policy, budget and administration issues. Responsible for on-call nursing staff to ensure availability and coverage for weekends and scheduled leaves; orientation, scheduling, supervision of service and consultation. Networking with local, regional and state resources to meet client needs.Work hours may be flexible. Organize and maintain inmate medical record tracking and filing system.Responsible for the assessment and monitoring of all drug/alcohol detox patients for medical stability or change in status through direct care or delegation to Jail staff.Continually assess mental health status of all inmates and make appropriate referrals. Ensure that all medications, lab tests and health care management are in the best interest of the patient and provided in the most cost-effective method.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: First Review Date: 09-12-2016


Manager- Health Education
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Samaritan Health Services
Location: Corvallis, OR
Position Description:  Improves patient and population health outcomes by providing leadership for SHS health education efforts including leadership for system-wide patient education programs. Serves as system level champion for programming and special projects/initiatives related to community and patient education. Trains and oversees Health Education staff and programs to coordinate a variety of health education programs, provide technical assistance to provider practices and hospital units and ensures that SHS addresses a broad range of health-related topics. Ensures the department serves as a system hub for health education activities and needs.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Public Health Department
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Umatilla County
Department: Public Health
Location: Pendleton, OR
Position Description: The Public Health Director is responsible for administering public health services provided by the County. Work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner liaison. The director is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners and supervises the employees of the Division. The director serves on and participates as a member of the Public Health and Human Services Management Team.
Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Supervises subordinate employees including assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, taking necessary disciplinary action and making hiring and termination decisions.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates and revises program policies, procedures, work methods and action plans.
  • Coordinates preparation of annual county health plan and integrates plan with other agencies and groups to meet current public health needs of the community.
  • Coordinates with the Board of Health and County Commissioner liaison to establish short and long term department goals.
  • Provide information concerning activities of the Division and submit an annual budget for approval to the Board of County Commissioners. Monitors and approves expenditures to remain with in budgetary constraints.
  • Act as the agent of the Oregon State Health Division in enforcing state public health laws and administrative rules.
  • Prepare various statistical, financial and special reports.
  • Provide leadership with the local jurisdiction and overall health planning and development including assessing public health service needs in the county.
  • Direct operational analysis, program evaluation, standards development, research/planning programs of the Division and management of information systems.
  • Represent the county health division in negotiating and coordination of public health services with the community, State and Federal government, and Conference of Local Health Officials.
  • Leads the Public Health Division management team in planning for program development and implementation, staffing and budgetary concerns.
  • Insure performance of quality assurance activities, evaluate functioning of individual programs in relation to goals, objectives and existing laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for training, in-service and orientation of all personnel to maintain state of the art health care.
  • Assure that all necessary client and operational records are kept in compliance with State guidelines and Federal regulations.
  • Maintains adequate supplies of equipment to insure continuity of programs.
  • Maintains liaison with State and county Officials, medical community, resource organizations and community leaders to obtain support for and an understanding of public health programs to develop mutually beneficial programs.
  • Provide education to the community on public health issues.
  • By Oregon law possess the powers of constable or other peace officers in all matters pertaining to public health.
  • Responsible for 24 hour on-call coverage of communicable disease/emergency Public Health crisis. Maintains advanced knowledge of emergency preparedness in order to respond during emergency situations.
  • Participate in occasional after hours or weekend events as needed to include health fairs, community clinics, and public health emergencies.
  • Appoints, with the approval of the Board of County Commissioners, the medical officer 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: November 1, 2016

 

Family Intervention Specialist 
Agency: Youth Villages
Location: Portland, OR.
Position Description: **Now offering $1,000 sign-on payment! Ask us for details** Company Overview Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization. Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families. 
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
  • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families 3 supervision meetings a week
  • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
  • Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
  • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
  • Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: September 30, 2016

 

Executive Director
Agency: Upstream Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Upstream Public Health is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization into the next level of community impact.
Upstream is a statewide, multi-issue public health policy organization with a high level staff committed to improving the health of Oregonians. Upstream has nine staff (7.2 FTE) and does research and advocacy on issues related to school food, tobacco prevention, dental health and other areas of public health policy. The organization and staff have developed a national reputation for innovation in public health policy and research. Our primary goals are to promote health equity and to ensure that all Oregonians have an equal chance at a long, healthy, and productive life. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading the organization to fulfill its mission. The ED oversees staff, develops and manages the annual budget, raises funds for all program activities, and ensures strong fiscal and administrative systems are in place. The ED both supports and reports to the board of directors.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic public health leader with a track record of leadership, fundraising, and policy advocacy, research and analysis.
Duties & Responsibilities: Key duties of the Executive Director Include:

Personnel Management

  • Sets staffing structure; divides responsibilities between self, deputy director, development director, etc.
  • Supervises and directs key staff in the performance of their duties and performs their annual performance reviews (deputy director, development director, office manager)
  • Provides guidance and leadership to all staff
  • Makes decisions on hiring and termination of staff
  • Planning and Board Relations
  • Develops and recommends to the board short and long range plans for organizational priorities and program activities
  • Keeps board members informed about organizational activities, opportunities and finances

Finance

  • Develops and presents an annual budget to the board of directors
  • Directs all financial operations of the organization
  • Ensures strong fiscal and administrative controls are in place

Community Relations

  • Serves as the public face of the organization
  • Communicates closely with funders, community partners and contractors on key program activities
  • Serves on important committees, task forces, etc. to further the organization’s mission

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled; application review will begin September 1st, 2016.

 

Community Engagement Intern
Job Type: Working on population level primary prevention of child abuse
Agency: University of Oregon
Department: Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect/90by30 Child Abuse Prevention Initiative
Location: Lane County, Oregon (all over the county) based in Eugene
Position Description: Work with our regional leadership teams (7 of them) out in the field as they work collaboratively to use a public health approach to implement primary prevention strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Duties & Responsibilities: The teams work to increase knowledge and skills, work with neighborhoods, schools and community organizations to implement specific strategies. The intern will work with staff either with some of the rural teams or with the Eugene or Springfield based teams. Work includes attending team meetings, asset mapping, community survey work, data collection and management, prevention planning and community events. The intern will work with staff coordinators.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 90by30.com
Closing Date: December 31, 2016

 

Wellness Coach
Agency: Moda Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Founded in Oregon in 1955, Moda is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. Today, like then, we’re focused on building a better future for healthcare. That starts by offering outstanding coverage to our members, compassionate support to our community and comprehensive benefits to our employees. It keeps going by connecting with neighbors to create healthy spaces and places, together. Currently, Moda is seeking a Wellness Coach. This position develops and implements behavioral-based wellness coaching and programming specific to nutrition, physical activity and stress management; provides support for wellness program implementation and healthy workplace culture at group/employer worksites; accountability dedicated to City of Portland members.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deploy, and maintain wellness coaching programs for employer worksites 
    • Establish strong relationship with employer groups and members
    • Provide initial and ongoing assessment of member needs
    • Identify member’s personal healthcare goals
    • Create and maintain customized lesson plan and program
    • Support self-management activities and achievement of goals through group events, one-on-one face-to-face or telephonic coaching, online applications, and e-mail interventions that include motivational interviewing
  • Utilize customized database systems for consistent and accurate documentation of member contacts, status and outcomes
  • Consult with healthcare analyst to support data collection and quality improvement efforts
  • Participate in employer group, community-based, and Moda employee health fairs; provides basic health screenings and related counseling
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of health coaching materials for employer/group worksites and other Moda programs as needed
  • Supports group/employer worksites; ensures evidence-based health programming in company-wide campaigns and onsite events
  • Evaluates program success and represents the City of Portland and Moda Health at workplace wellness and health coaching events/award ceremonies
  • Provide coordination with Healthcare Services and City of Portland staff
  • Maintains careful expense reports and stay within an approved budget
  • Maintain professional relationships with other Moda staff & departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Licensed Practical Nurse- (LPN) Bilingual Spanish Speaking--East County
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Gresham, OR
Position Description: Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a 1.0 FTE Licensed Practical Nurse-Bilingual Spanish to work in our Integrated Clinical Services Health Centers. We currently have an opening at the following Health Center: East County Health Center (Bilingual Spanish position) located at 600 NE 8th St, #300, Gresham, OR 97030. The Health Department values cultural competence; ongoing quality improvement; utilization of best practices; developing and maintaining a highly qualified
Duties & Responsibilities: What is the Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse? The Panel Manager tracks the health of the population of patients assigned to a provider panel. This includes proactively tracking prevention activities, screening and chronic disease monitoring and providing patient education. The LPN provides scrubbing for upcoming provider appointments and participates in huddles. Manages team communication including answering team phone, addressing messages and in-basket as well as patient communication and follow-up. Submits refill requests and prior authorizations to providers in a timely manner. Performs general provider support duties as needed to support clinic flow including rooming patients, ordering labs as directed, giving immunizations, and medications as needed. Assists with assessment of walk-ins as necessary.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: Continuous

 

Correctional RN and LPN 
Job Type: temporary, on call
Agency: Polk County
Location: Dallas, OR
Position Description: Performs a variety of nursing duties and medical services directly related to patient care of inmates in the custody of the Polk County Correctional Facility.
Duties & Responsibilities: An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

  • Performs professional nursing duties under medical policies and procedures and specific standing orders approved by the jail physician and the Public Health Manager.
  • Reviews intake screening, performs physical assessments, evaluates inmates who have specified medical problems, places and reads TB tests, and answers requests for medical concerns from inmates. Obtains and records past inmate medical histories.
  • Provides nursing care to inmates with drug and alcohol addictions, assists in emergency cases and trauma. Orders prescriptions and stock medications, administers medication to inmates in accordance with orders of physicians. Provides appropriate information regarding inmate medicine dosage and schedule to corrections staff. Secures medications in accordance with pharmacy board regulations.
  • Initiates appropriate medical interventions according to policy and procedure guidelines and nursing protocol.
  • Schedules routine sick call, assists jail physician during weekly clinic, provides treatment for minor medical complaints, collects specimens for further assessment or diagnosis such as communicable disease cultures, urine, blood, etc.
  • Evaluates and executes orders from physicians and dentist. Responsible for checking allergies, dosages, intended effects of medication, side effects, and drug interactions.
  • Maintains inmate medical records and files. Maintains accurate, legible, and complete records of patient care including chart documentation using SOAP format for all inmate request for medical attentions. Writes nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans, completes other entries to support sufficient and accurate nursing histories.
  • Monitors and evaluates medical equipment and supplies to ensure that appropriate supplies are available in sufficient quantities, that accurate accounting and secure storage or supplies, including narcotic, needle and syringe counts are maintained.
  • Collaborates with community health providers, partners and agencies to provide more effective health care delivery to inmates both during and after incarceration. Explores, develops, and utilizes community resources. Promotes community health awareness. Maintains current knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system available to inmates.
  • Works cooperatively with jail staff and public health staff.
  • Performs related duties as required.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until sufficient applications received

 

Public Health Home Visit Nurse
Agency: Umatilla County Health Department (UCo Health)
Location: Pendleton, OR
Position Description: Work to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents through prevention, education and the provision of home visiting services. Provide home visiting services in accordance with Nurse Family Partnership Program, Maternity Case Management (MCM) program, and other home visiting programs as assigned. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of UCo Health.
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program, MCM Program, and other home visit programs as indicated. Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation. Carries a caseload of 25 clients. Promotes public awareness of all UCo Health home visit programs. Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals. Develops therapeutic relationships, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment. Preforms home visiting in accordance with appropriate model and guidelines. Follows nursing process in implementing home visit models (including NPF) into nursing practice. Assess physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families. Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes. Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals. Formulates nursing diagnoses based on nursing assessment and client goals. Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and UCo Health outcomes.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Medical Technologist
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THIS WORK MATTERS! The Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a Medical Technologist. The Health Department's highly complex clinical (CLIA) laboratory supports the department's Medical, School-based and Corrections clinics, and Communicable Disease/Environmental Health Programs. The Medical Technologist (MT) is a full time professional position. The MT independently performs complex, moderate and waived laboratory testing on human specimens used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities are primarily in the areas of Hematology, Parasitology and Microbiology. The position requires the candidate be comfortable with testing pathogenic agents in the event of natural or man-made disaster. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Principal Executive/Manager I (Behavioral Health Policy Director)
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Health Policy and Analytics
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Office of Health Policy and Analytics, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority. The position reports to the Chief Medical Officer in Salem (500 Summer Street NE). This position is classified as executive service and is not represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Behavioral Health Policy Director resides in the Health Policy and Analytics division and is part of OHA's clinical leadership team. This position provides leadership, is a key member of the agency's management team and contributes to setting the agency's strategic direction. This position establishes and promotes professional, clinical, and ethical values and standards and promotes quality integrated care. In addition, this position stands side-by-side the OHA Director when highly visible, "critical incidents" occur. In these cases, the incumbent lends professional expertise, credibility and authority to unfortunate and very public situations which can be difficult to manage from a public relations and political point of view. Also, the Behavioral Health Policy Director, as part of his/her functions (in areas related to clinical risk management activities) should significantly contribute to the prevention of such incidents. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates behavioral health strategic policy direction, leading policy discussions with Oregon Health Policy Board.
  • Oversees United States Department of Justice agreement.
  • Coordinates with the Health Systems Division on implementation requirements and monitors metrics, ensuring progress.
  • Serves as Oregon's representative to National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD).
  • Provides consultation regarding difficult and controversial cases and situations.
  • Provides consultation regarding special populations and specific programs (e.g. individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, criminal justice involved individuals, programs for individuals with traumatic brain injuries and individuals with developmental disabilities).
  • Serves as the agency liaison to the behavioral health professional and academic community.
  • Appoints, meets and chairs task forces and committees engaged in planning.
  • Works with leaders and staff in all divisions of OHA and DHS to ensure a coordinated and efficient approach to health care transformation.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with state and local mental health and addiction programs to support a consistent policy message.
  • Facilitates changes in legislation pertinent to the behavioral health system of care.
  • Serves as part of OHA's clinical leadership team to ensure integrated, coordinated, evidence-based decisions are managed consistently and aligned across the OHA.
  • Leads high level policy projects, serving as the executive sponsor to ensure projects are implemented consistent with OHA's policy goals. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Research Director
Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
Agency: Oregon Center for Nursing
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure a superior, wellprepared and diverse nursing workforce to meet the health and wellness needs of our communities. OCN promotes collaboration and builds partnerships with diverse stakeholders to advance nursing; conducts, analyzes and disseminates research, develops leadership capacity in nursing, advances recruitment and retention strategies, supports nursing education initiatives and innovations, and advocates for nursing and healthcare in all settings in which nurses practice. The Research Director is responsible for coordinating and fulfilling the organization’s research agenda in an ethical and timely manner. The Director is responsible for the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of research projects including, but not limited to, surveys of the nurse workforce, nursing employers, and nursing education programs. He/she reports to the Executive Director. He/she must be adept at multi-tasking, able to work independently with little or no supervision and meet deadlines. He/she will have outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and pay meticulous attention to detail.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with staff, board of directors, relevant stakeholders, develop research agenda for the organization
  • Evaluate accomplishment of and recommend modifications to the organization’s research agenda
  • Assist with identification of funding sources for research projects
  • Prepare research and grant proposals and budgets for submission to funding sources
  • Develop and design research instruments for data collection
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Maintain databases of research data for potential future use, organized files and records
  • Generate written briefs, reports, infographics, visuals, press releases and other materials to distribute research outcomes to a wide audience
  • Present research findings to local, state-wide and national stakeholders
  • Represent the organization at selected meetings, conferences and committees
  • Develop, maintain and meet internal and external stakeholder needs in a timely and accurate manner
  • Work with vendors as needed to contract for data entry, web survey design, or other research needs that cannot be performed in-house
  • Other duties and tasks according to organizational needs and changes 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Dentist On-Call
Job Type: On-Call
Agency: Multnomah County 
Department: Health Department
Location: Various Locations, OR
Position Description: Multnomah County Health Department is seeking on-call dentists. These positions provides direct dental treatment which includes the provision of care within all fields of dentistry, including urgency care, operative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, prevention and pediatrics. Examinations, diagnosis and treatment are required. Appropriate review and management of medical histories is necessary. Dentists are also responsible for the maintenance of accurate diagnosis, consent and treatment records. The Health Department values cultural competence; ongoing quality improvement; utilization of best practices; developing and maintaining a highly qualified and competent work force; fiscal responsibility; optimally coordinated services and safely protecting patients and staff. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open, continuous

 

Dental Hygienist
Job Type: On-Call
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Various, Multnomah County, OR
Position Description: This recruitment will be used to fill on-call positions in various locations throughout Multnomah County. Candidates must be licensed to practice dental hygiene in the State of Oregon, including local anesthesia. Successful candidates will have exceptional team work and customer service skills and have a desire to work collaboratively with the entire dental team. Prior experience in public health or a community based setting is preferred. Our clinics provide clinical services to adults and children in immigrant and other underserved populations.
Duties & Responsibilities: Clinical responsibilities include the ability to provide comprehensive clinical dental hygiene services , including prophylaxis, scaling, root planning, fluoride application, periodontal charting, treatment planning and therapy, dental radiographs, sealants, administer topical and local anesthesia; demonstrate oral hygiene methods and develop individual prevention plans for each patient; accurate charting and ability to maintain excellent asepsis and infection control. We will provide dental care to the underserved, low-income, under and uninsured and homeless populations mainly from the downtown area. We also serve some mentally ill and drug affected/recovery clients. Ideal applicants will have experience with these populations.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Continuous


Dental Assistant - EFDA
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The current vacancies are for a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent position at Southeast County Dental Clinic, Monday through Thursday 10 hour shifts, and a .75 FTE position at the Billi Odegaard Dental Clinic, 3 days a week, 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. This list may be used to fill future vacancies at other locations. Integrated Clinical Services provides quality health services for people who experience barriers to accessing care. The vision of Integrated Clinical Services is to provide services that are integrated and connected to support optional health, reducing wait times and optimizing access. The Dental Program works with many community partners, targeting underserved populations in Multnomah County to ensure access to dental services including providing education, prevention and dental treatment. The EFDA Dental Assistant is responsible for a variety of duties to assist Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the delivery of dental care to patients.
Duties & Responsibilities: As an EFDA Dental Assistant you will:

  • Provide direct clinical assistance to dentists and dental hygienists; perform 4-handed dentistry, including passing instruments for operative and oral surgery procedures and mixing filling materials; use child restraints when required; assist in administering oral sedation.
  • Perform expanded duty functions, including child and adult rubber cup oral prophylaxis, mixing and applying pit and fissure sealant and polishing amalgam restorations; placing and removing matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations, removing temporary crowns and cleaning teeth in preparation for final cementation, performing preliminary fitting of crowns and any other functions permitted under OAR 818-042-0070.
  • Take digital radiographs
  • Take alginate impressions and pour models; telephone other laboratories for pick-ups; perform limited laboratory procedures.
  • Instruct patients and their families on oral hygiene and oral disease prevention.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Nurse Practitioner
Job Type: Contracted position - part time
Agency: Polk County
Department: Public Health
Location: Dallas, OR
Position Description: Provides expert in-depth nursing care in the defined area of clinical specialty. Works with individuals, families and groups as well as contributing to in-service and community education. Assures adherence to agency standards and policies, participating in reviewing and revising programs and policies related to the area of expertise represented.
Duties & Responsibilities: An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.

  • Analyze, evaluates and plans with families and the community to promote health and to prevent health concerns and problems.
  • Acts as provider or consultant to care in current Public Health clinics, which could include family planning, prenatal clinic, child health clinic, general health clinic, breast and cervical cancer screening clinic and STD Clinic.
  • Assess each client by collecting information through history taking, observation, physical examination and laboratory tests as needed.
  • Develop a plan for dealing directly with identified problems which fall within the scope of practice and refers the client to other resources for additional needs.
  • Implement plan of treatment according to current clinical protocols and through health teaching, health maintenance, anticipatory guidance, nutrition counseling, medication management and counseling.
  • Evaluate the results of assessment, planning and implementation and changes the plan accordingly.
  • Participate in program evaluation and record audits to determine quality and efficiency of the service.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly work environment and assures client privacy.
  • Maintain accurate current client records with respect to client's health status, plan of treatment and treatment given.
  • Act as community liaison for Public Health within the community.
  • Participate in educational programs relating to Public Health for community, clients, staff, with the approval of the Manager.
  • Maintain current knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system that could be accessed by clients.
  • Order medication and treatment within the scope of the Standing Orders for clinical specialty and General Public Health Nursing, and scope of nursing license.
  • Provides preceptorship to advanced nurse clinicians.
  • Consults and advises nursing staff on STD and family planning clients.
  • Performs related duties as required.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Medical Assistant
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Various, Multnomah County, OR
Position Description: This recruitment will be used to fill various regular and bilingual Medical Assistant positions throughout the Health Department (be sure to indicate which language(s) you are fluent in on the Supplemental Questions portion of the application). What is the Role of the Medical Assistant (MA)? MA's assist care providers to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care and treatment at the clinics. They interact with patients both in person and by phone, to perform simple procedures/treatments and all duties in a manner which promotes team concepts and reflects the mission and values of the Multnomah County Health Department. The Health Department values cultural competence; ongoing quality improvement and utilization of best practices; developing and maintaining a highly qualified and competent work force; fiscal responsibility; optimally coordinated services and safely protecting patients and staff. Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Medical Assistant (On-Call)
Job Type: On-Call
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Various, Multnomah County, OR
Position Description: This recruitment will be used to fill On-Call Medical Assistant positions throughout the Health Department. What is the Role of the Medical Assistant (MA)? MA's assist care providers to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care and treatment at the clinics. They interact with patients both in person and by phone, to perform simple procedures/treatments and all duties in a manner which promotes team concepts and reflects the mission and values of the Multnomah County Health Department. The Health Department values cultural competence; ongoing quality improvement and utilization of best practices; developing and maintaining a highly qualified and competent work force; fiscal responsibility; optimally coordinated services and safely protecting patients and staff. Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Behavioral Health Consultant
Job Type: QMHP - Currently we are recruiting for two open positions at the BCHC clinic: (1) Regular Part Time .8 FTE and (1) Regular Full Time 1.0 FTE. 
Agency: Benton County Health Services
Department: Mental Health
Location: Lebanon, OR & Sweet Home, OR
Position Description: A significant change is underway in healthcare. Behavioral health services are becoming embedded in primary care. Such integration efforts do not always succeed. It takes an informed and well-resourced effort to successfully make the transition from traditional medical clinic to integrated healthcare home. The behavioral health clinician who works in primary care is called a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC). The BHC is a core member of the primary care team who participates in team meetings, case review, and team decision making. The BHC is available for immediate consultation with medical staff to assist in addressing the behavioral health needs of their patients. The BHC also works with the team to engage patients to make changes to their behavior which are critical to their general health (e.g., working with chronic diabetes clients who are overweight and need to adopt healthy diet and exercise habits.) Does this kind of work sound exciting to you? 
Duties & Responsibilities: Position Summary & Essential Functions: The Behavior Health Consultant is responsible for providing brief intervention and consultation in real time to patients in a primary care setting: Monitor mental health referrals to Linn and Benton County for patients with higher behavioral health needs Function as a group visit team health educator - specifically for patients with chronic pain, depression and anxiety Provide clinical support to the site case managers for prenatal high risk patients and psychosocial issues with chronic care patients Act as a consultant and resource to members of the care team on skillful and effective interventions with patients with chronic illnesses and mental health diagnoses Assist with staff training as needed Function as chronic care self-management support expert and trainer at clinic sites Meet minimum documentation requirements for all services rendered in a timely manner Ensure data collection as appropriate and required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling. At lease one year of work experience providing case management and treatment to individuals with mental illness and/or addictions. LCSW or LPC Valid Oregon Driver's License Background in crisis intervention counseling experience preferred Additional Information: Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Clinical Psychologist
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Department: Primary Care
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Primary care behavioral health is the care that results from a practice team of primary care and behavioral health providers, working together with patients and families, using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care for a defined population. This care may address mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical illnesses), life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms and ineffective patterns of health care utilization (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2013). 
Duties & Responsibilities: As the Primary Care Behavioral Health Provider you will:

  • Provide evidence-based behavioral health services to a population of primary care patients
  • Function as a clinical member of the primary care home team
  • Act as the primary care team's behavioral health expert and provide effective professional consultation
  • Improve population health outcomes by ensuring patients of all ages have access to behavioral health expertise as a usual part of primary care
  • Provide biopsychosocial assessment and evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients of all ages with mental health concerns and health compromising behaviors
  • Identify the need for and support patient referrals and care management needs

As the Primary Care Behavioral Health Provider, additionally you may support:

  • Program development and program evaluation studies Grant conceptualization and scholarly publications
  • Clinical consultation to other behavioral health team members
  • Clinical supervision for psychologist residents and interns
  • Lead provider grand rounds and other internal clinical trainings
  • On-going development of posters, patient education, and other marketing materials using current evidence

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Wallace Medical Concern

When you join The Wallace Medical Concern, you join a dynamic and highly collaborative team of staff and volunteers who are committed to making a positive impact in people's lives. The WMC staff is our greatest asset in providing essential, high-quality health services to the greater Portland area. And as the community we support grows, our team grows with it. We offer an exceptional workplace the values individual contributions, cultural diversity, and ongoing learning. When you join our team, you will...

  • Bring good health to overlooked and underserved individuals and families in our community
  • Collaborate with dedicated staff and volunteers an open, cooperative and respectful environment

Click here to see what positions are currently available.

 

Northwest Human Services, Marion & Polk Counties

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career? At Northwest Human Services, Inc, one person can make a big impact. We value customer service, teamwork, and fun. Northwest Human Services offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life: Short Term & Long Term Disability, 403(b) retirement plan, Paid Time Off plan and 7 ½ paid holidays per year. This is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Click here to see what positions are currently available.


Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Public Health Division periodically offers volunteer internships in public health, education, policy, communications, and related areas.

If you are interested in volunteering or obtaining an internship at the Public Health Division:

  • E-mail Tracy Candela at: tracy.candela@state.or.us with a copy of your resume and letter of interest.
  • Specify the timeframe you are available. 
  • We will contact prospective volunteers or interns as opportunities become available.

Click here for more information about volunteer internship opportunities around Oregon with OHA.

 

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