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Maternal Child Public Health Program Supervisor - Washington County Health Department

This is an exceptional opportunity to plan, organize, supervise and coordinate the work of staff involved in providing services within our maternal child public health program. Responsibilities include assessing, planning, developing, coordinating and implementing programs and systems; supervising and training personnel in their specific program area; monitoring grants and contracts; coordinating services with appropriate local and State programs, agencies and educational institutions; and performing a variety of technical tasks relative to this program.

Maternal child health programs and services are core components within our public health division. In order to assure healthy families, our Field Team focuses on home visiting programs and supports to pregnant women, infants and young children. The Field Team consists of experienced public health nurses and community health workers.

Services include:
• prenatal support services;
• prenatal and postpartum depression screening;
• breastfeeding support and education;
• monitoring infant growth and development;
• education and support for healthy parenting;
• case management, referral and follow-up to ensure access to health care and other services;
• community based MCH programs focused on policy, systems and environmental change;
• case management for children with special health care needs; and
• childhood asthma control through Healthy Homes program.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted January 20, 2015

Closing Date - February 6, 2015

 

Compliance Specialist 3 (Clinical Laboratory Inspector) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, part-time Compliance Specialist 3 (Clinical Laboratory Inspector) located in Hillsboro.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform surveys and assist in the administration of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) program for the Laboratory Compliance (LC) section of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL). Work independently to assign and track all clinical laboratory inspections to assure they occur on schedule and to assure complaints against clinical, drug testing and health screen testing permit laboratories are investigated timely. Perform inspections for clinical laboratory testing, non-medical substance of abuse testing and health screen permit testing. Decide if deficiencies pose an immediate jeopardy to the public and take action that may include the laboratory to stop testing until compliance can be assured.
  • Determine if deficiencies will be cited at the standard level, condition level or if the problems are immediate and serious and there is the potential for a negative patient outcome. Determine if the laboratories allegation of compliance or plan of correction is adequate to correct the cited deficiencies. Develop checklists or job aids to inspect non routine specialties such as cytogenetics, histocompatability, nuclear medicine, electron microscopy, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or substance of abuse testing, to assure regulations are being met. Determine if new testing using new methodologies developed by a laboratory, produces accurate results and that the test is developed on good scientific principles.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregon.gov/jobs, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA15-0110 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted January 201, 2015

Closing Date - February 13, 2015

 

Operations and Policy Analyst 4 (Community Health Planning and Partnerships Lead) - OHA/PHD, Portland

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time, limited duration Operations and Policy Analyst 4 (Community Health Planning and Partnerships Lead) located in Portland.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct, Support and Evaluate Cross-division Partnerships with Internal and External Stakeholders: Coordinate implementation of PHD Strategic Plan Partnership Objective. Engage in high-level statewide partnerships with local, tribal, and community-based organizations that have shared goals and desired outcomes with public health, such as local health departments, tribal organizations, statewide organizations representing and/or serving communities experiencing health inequities.
  • Plan and Support Alignment of Health Assessments and Improvement Plans: Advise PHD Leadership and other internal and external partners regarding assessment and planning cycles that align with local and state public health accreditation, non-profit hospital federal requirements, and statutory requirements for Coordinated Care Organizations so that PHD is positioned to provide timely, accurate and relevant data, strategies and interventions to most effectively support assessment and planning for external partners.
  • Direct Development, Implementation and Monitoring of State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan and PHD Strategic Plan: Oversee implementation of PHD assessment and planning cycle policy and/or procedure in consultation with PHD Executive Leadership and Performance Management Program Manager. Ensure that established assessment and planning models (such as Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships-MAPP) are used for the State Health Needs Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan development processes.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregon.gov/jobs, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA15-0111 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted January 20, 2015

Closing Date - January 29, 2015

 

Nursing Instructor (full-time) - Clackamas Community College

Instructors will be responsible for meeting classes, instructing, advising, assisting and tutoring students, preparing course materials and evaluating student progress, and performing other tasks related to instruction and assessment as assigned. The instructor must be able to work collaboratively with personnel in community agencies. Responsibilities will include innovative instruction in a variety of classroom, clinical, and clinical laboratory settings. The College and the Health Sciences Department are committed to student success and excellence and work as a team toward that end. It is expected that faculty will participate in curriculum development, assessment, advising, and tracking projects as well as being active in College and professional organizations. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted January 20, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled.

 

RN Case Manager - Signature Home Health, Klamath Falls

The Signature Home Health RN will cover a geographic territory in the Klamath Falls, OR area, providing nursing services to a variety of patients with variety of medical conditions in accordance to the physician plan of treatment. You will be working with a comprehensive team of medical professionals who meet once a week to discuss plan of care on each patient. The Home Health RN will prepare and complete clinical and progress notes the day of services; coordinates medical services; informs the physician and other medical personnel of changes in the patient’s condition and needs. The RN will provide education to patient and family providing complete nursing services that will enhance the life of the patient. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted January 20, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled.

 

Home Health RN Case Manager - Signature Home Health, Eugene

The Home Health Registered Nurse/RN provides skilled services to patients at home and
initiates the nursing plan of care with preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Make initial evaluations and regularly reevaluate the patient’s nursing needs, updating the plan of care.
  • Provide services requiring substantial or specialized nursing skill.
  • Counsel the patient and family in meeting nursing related needs.
  • Supervise, delegate, teach and train aspects of patient care to unlicensed individuals.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted January 20, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled.

 

Operations and Policy Analyst 4 (Business Engagement Manager) - OHA/PHD, Portland

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, full-time Operations and Policy Analyst 4 (Business Engagement Manager) located in Portland.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead all activities of the Public Health professional staff responsible for developing and implementing health information technology services, informatics and programs that will support the secure exchange and the aggregation of health information in support of health system transformation. Activities can include setting standards, collection and reporting content and methods, technology solutions, operating system evaluation, data quality assurance and integrity, and assuring alignment with PHD and OHA strategic goals. 
  • Assure that all Public Health information technology services and systems are in alignment with federal requirements and the strategies and policies of the OHA Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) and the OHA Office of Information Services (OIS). Represent Public Health on OHA OHIT and OHA OIS steering committees and workgroups.
  • Serve as the single point of contact for oversight and coordination of work performed by informaticists within Public Health programs related to health systems transformation and as it relates to impact on the public. Provide input to PHD program managers on staff performance, and assist in the planning, timing and prioritization of staff work.
  • Gather, evaluate and apply information to make key business decisions primarily focused on hardware and software systems, technology solutions, purchases, and data standards at the center administration and director’s office levels. Advise Public Health Senior Leadership with recommendations.
  • Identify and evaluate operational impacts and risks of proposed system, organization and process changes. Analyze and identify gaps between business and system requirements by working with PHD, OHA Office of Information Services (OIS), other OHA divisions, Department of Human Services (DHS) and with external stakeholders and partners. Conceptualize and implement the necessary business implementation plan to ensure successful system and business change implementation.
  • Identify data, processes and technology to increase the effectiveness of measuring population health. Assist PHD programs in: determining appropriate data standards and categories, developing methodologies for data collection, providing training to staff on data standards and establishing an accountability system to monitor adherence to standards. This requires an understanding of population health trends, health care system trends, PHD business needs, the priorities of the division and the agency.
  • Prioritize technology development efforts and make recommendations based on the business needs of Public Health. Recommendations are made internally to PHD Director’s Office, PHD Centers, OHA OHIT, and the OHA OIS.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregon.gov/jobs, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0836 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted January 13, 2015

Closing Date - January 30, 2015

 

Social Determinants of Health Manager - Oregon Primary Care Association

OPCA is looking for a Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Manager who can bring their years of health care experience in a primary care setting to support us in achieving our mission and values. The SDoH Manager is a key contributor to the development of a more impactful patient care/FQHC team that attends to the determinants of poor health. He or she defines and organizes current OPCA work around social determinants, patient complexity, risk adjustment, and programming that assesses and responds to this arena, including the It Takes a Neighborhood (ITaN) project. The position will facilitate and encourage the conversation and interventions to create health equity for all through a root cause focus.

This position is a key contributor to the development of a more impactful patient care/FQHC team that attends to the determinants of poor health. The SDoH Manager will catalog tools, study current workflow, engage CHCs, and interact with SDoH-focused partners. The SDoH Manager serves as a primary coordinator and contributor of measurement and implementation across the continuum from CHC SDoH measures and team level data to value based-payment. Out of this foundational work, the Manager will support the implementation of tools, clinic tracking, reporting, sharing learning widely, and new partnerships/workflows that attend to the root causes of poor health. Additionally, the SDoH Manager will spearhead the spread of the ITaN model, as appropriate, working with interested clinics and partners. Further, the position is also responsible for facilitating community partnerships on behalf of the Association, including but not limited to tracking statewide, regional, and national SDoH activities. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted January 8, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled.

 

Employee Health Nurse - Legacy Health, Portland

The Employee Health Nurse, in consultation with the Employee Health Medical Director, provides direct nursing care, health education, and guidance for Legacy employees. Collaborates with the Legacy Infection Control team, the Risk Management Department, the LHS Safety Program, and other departments as needed to promote a safe and healthy work environment. Collaborates with internal and external partners to design, implement, and evaluate health education and wellness outreach projects. Acts as liaison for Legacy employees who have experienced a disease exposure or injury. Responds to queries from internal customers, facilitates positive communication and efficient resolution to employee health issues. Performs on-call duties including occasional nights/weekends/holidays and responds in a timely manner. Actively participates in department projects, clinics, and outreach including occasional nights/weekends/holiday shifts. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted December 31, 2014

Closing Date - Open until filled.

 

Principal Executive/Manager G (Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Director) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, full-time Principal Executive/Manager G (Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Director) located in Hillsboro.

Major Duties Include:

  • Carry out the required director duties for a federally certified “high complexity” medical laboratory.
  • Oversee management of state resources.
  • Oversee personnel management and keep current with state rules and policies.
  • Participate in Center administration and policy development as part of leadership team.
  • Represent Division on task forces, committees, and panels at state, regional and national level.
  • Prepare and present legislative testimony and communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as the Responsible Official for the OSPHL under the federal Select Agent and Toxin Program.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregon.gov/jobs, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0534A in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted December 9, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Director of Nursing Practice - Nursing Director, Multnomah County

The Director of Nursing Practice is a member of the department's leadership team and participates in developing and carrying out the department's strategic plan. The Director of Nursing Practice serves as an expert resource to the Health Department nursing workforce on scope and clinical practice across all areas of the Health Department. The Director of Nursing Practice collaborates with the leadership of Public Health and Integrated Clinical Services to support quality nursing practices across the Health Department.

Recognizing the importance of nursing to the effectiveness of Health Department activities, the Director of Nursing Practice plays a key leadership role in the Health Department and Multnomah County as a whole, ensuring quality nursing practice and services that result in improved health and education for our clients and citizens of the county. This position participates in setting the vision for public health in the county, and represents the Health Department locally and nationally as the nursing expert for Multnomah County. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted November 7, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Deputy Medical Director, Corrections Health - Multnomah County

Are you a Public Health physician with experience in corrections environment, who is looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you have a passion for working in a challenging environment where you can serve disadvantaged populations? Are you looking for an opportunity where you will build partnerships, empower a multi-disciplinary team and make a difference? Multnomah County Health Department has a vision that includes you...Healthy People in Healthy Communities. Join a team that includes Portland's most outstanding healthcare professionals. Multnomah County is seeking a highly qualified Deputy Medical Director. This full-time administrator will direct, manage and evaluate the activities of the Corrections Health unit of the Multnomah County Health Department. Corrections Health provides medical, dental and mental health care services at the county’s three jail and detention facilities. The ideal candidate for this position will be a strategic and innovative thinker. This leader will have clinical and leadership experience.

The Deputy Medical Director will direct, manage, organize and evaluate the activities of Corrections Health within the Health Department. This position requires the application of technical knowledge in the specialized field of Corrections Health, including utilizing medical, nursing, public health, corrections and management knowledge and skills to direct the program, thereby assuring clients receive care at the community standard. The Deputy Medical Director must possess initiative and judgment in anticipating and determining proactive strategic directions in an evolving medical and corrections environment, while upholding fiscal and legal parameters, along with program guidelines and policies. Collaboration, coordination and maintaining excellent working relationships are required. Collaboration and coordination is crucial especially with all levels within Corrections Health, as well as other county divisions: Health Department Integrated Clinical Services, Sheriff's Office, Department of Community Justice, Attorney's Office, District Attorney's Office, county courts and other community partners. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Posted October 19, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

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.

 

Principal Executive/Manager G (Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Director) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, full-time Principal Executive/Manager G (Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Director) located in Hillsboro. Here's an opportunity to join a team committed to providing excellent services and to follow your interests in a large, diverse organization. Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance, paid holidays, leave accrual and personal leave, membership in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and opportunities to participate in the Oregon Savings Growth Plans. Direct all activities of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL). Establish policies and priorities, provide statewide leadership in science and laboratory practice and serve as part of the Center for Public Health Practice Leadership Team.

Major Duties Include:

  • Carry out the required director duties for a federally certified “high complexity” medical laboratory.
  • Oversee management of state resources.
  • Oversee personnel management and keep current with state rules and policies.
  • Participate in Center administration and policy development as part of leadership team.
  • Represent Division on task forces, committees, and panels at state, regional and national level.
  • Prepare and present legislative testimony and communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as the Responsible Official for the OSPHL under the federal Select Agent and Toxin Program.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregonjobs.org, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0534 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Updated November 6, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Nurse Home Visitor (Community Health Nurse 2) - Nurse-Family Partnership Program, Douglas County Health Department

This public health nursing position works with the Public Health Division's Field Staff Unit and is assigned to a geographic location providing home visit services through the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Essential Functions: Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership {NFP} Program. Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation. This nurse participates in Public Health program activities as a professional member of a health care team providing services to the community and performs other services as required. This position provides coverage as needed in Public Health clinics which include immunization, family planning, and outlying clinics. Requires regular and consistent attendance. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Physician (Family Practice) - Public Health Centers, various locations

Multnomah County Health Department is recruiting Full Time, Part Time, On Call and Temporary, Board Certified/Board Eligible Family Practice Physicians. These positions are located in the various Clinics around the County. Our clinics serve a multicultural, multilingual, predominantly low income, population. About 80% of the patients are non-English speaking, primarily Russian, Asian and Hispanic. The Health Department is seeking physicians comfortable with caring for the medically indigent, enthused about cross-cultural medicine and oriented toward preventive health. Qualified candidates must be board certified or board eligible; this position is not a J-1 visa or HB-1 opportunity. The ideal Candidate will be Bilingual in Spanish, however, this is not a requirement. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Closing Date - Continuous

 

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