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Chief Executive Officer
Job Type: Limited duration position (1-2 years) and is part-time (negotiable)
Agency: Oregon Public Health Institute
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: OPHI’s CEO will provide visionary leadership in carrying out the organization’s mission, values, strategies, programs and financial objectives. OPHI is in a unique place in its development. As we look to the future, we believe that our CEO role will be a critical, transformative part of shaping and helping to execute OPHI’s vision for greater visibility (local, state and national), explicit thought leadership, and growth. This is a multi-faceted position requiring drive, creativity and strong interpersonal skills to help solidify partnerships and tell the compelling story of what makes OPHI uniquely positioned as a catalyst in the public health field. Integrity, courage, trust, teamwork, community, a broad definition of public health, and commitment to advance equity, honor diversity, and reduce disparities all mean a lot at OPHI. The ideal candidate must have a non-negotiable commitment to these values.
Duties & Responsibilties:

LEADERSHIP:

  • Establish OPHI as a statewide leader and innovator on emerging and relevant health issues; elevate OPHI’s visibility and credibility, broadly galvanizing support within the public health sector and across sectors; build broad-based coalitions of leaders to advance the public’s health.
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors and staff, lead and shape OPHI’s strategic direction; develop and implement associated organizational, programmatic and revenue strategies
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with health leaders and innovators throughout the state, including but not limited to policy makers, health department leaders, health care stakeholders, public health academicians, and other health leader
  • Build coalitions and forums to incubate, innovate and advance relevant health issues
  • Promote health equity throughout all OPHI initiatives, partnerships, coalitions
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with partners, board, and staff; work with staff to adapt communication styles and tools for different audiences

FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT:

  • Strengthen and increase funding with existing partners, and creatively secure new funding for the organization
  • in order to assure long-term sustainability.
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors and staff, establish visionary resource development goals and strategies, and execute those strategies
  • Maintain and expand current resource development and funding strategies
  • Develop new resources including organizational capacity-building grant proposals and mission‐aligned consulting contracts, and novel funding arrangements with key partners
  • Cultivate relationships with multi‐sectoral partners to build awareness of public health across non‐health systems and to leverage diverse resources to improve health outcomes for all Oregonians
  • Represent OPHI to a broad range of funders and stakeholders locally and nationally

MENTORSHIP

  • Hire, supervise, retain, evaluate and provide support to Deputy Director. Manage employee separation or discipline as necessary
  • Nurture a workplace culture that welcomes diversity, promotes work‐life balance, and fosters cultural competence
  • Mentor the OPHI Deputy Director and groom him/her for future OPHI leadership roles

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: Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Office of Health Policy and Analytics
Location: Salem, Oregon
Position Description: 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.
Duties & Responsibilities: 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

 

Public Health Physician 1 (HAI Public Health Physician)
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, Oregon
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority is seeking applicants for a Public Health Physician 1 (HAI Public Health Physician). This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)/Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP)/Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) program. There is one full-time position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position includes family health benefits and leave accrual. This position is not represented by a union. The purpose of this position is to serve as physician for ACDP's Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) program. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Major activities include coordinating HAI outbreak response, preventing interfacility transmission of HAI pathogens, participating in emerging infection evaluations, and serving as an onsite clinical subject matter expert for the Drug-Resistant Organism Prevention and Coordinated Regional Epidemiology (DROP-CRE) network. The primary responsibilities of this position are HAI outbreak response, analyzing data collected from Oregon hospitals, piloting HAI prevention efforts, and providing feedback to assist CDC in establishing methodologically sound and fiscally realistic recommendations. This position will also assist with DROP-CRE surveillance activities, work with the core DROP-CRE advisory group, develop and implement materials for CRE surveillance, lead HAI outbreak investigations, and work to implement appropriate use of toolkits. The position will provide technical assistance to local health departments, hospitals, long term care, and ambulatory settings throughout Oregon. The position will take a lead role in stakeholder workgroups on prevention and control of multi- drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and clinical issues related to healthcare associated infections. The position will require collaborating with academic, public, and community healthcare institutions to prevent HAIs. This position works to enrich the public health workforce through development and delivery of educational programs in academic institutions, local health departments, long-term care facilities and other community partners. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: May 10, 2016

 

Dental Assistant - EFDA
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The current vacancy is a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent position at Southeast County Dental Clinic. 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. 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
Duties & Responsibilities: 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. 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

 

Community Health Nurse (RN) - Bilingual Spanish-North Portland Heath Center
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health
Location: North Portland, Oregon
Position Description: 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 Health Department is seeking a Community Health Nurse- Bilingual- Spanish for the North Portland Health Center at 9000 North Lombard, Portland, Oregon 97203. Community Health Nurses provide comprehensive community health nursing services directed toward the prevention of disease and the promotion of health in the community by using professional nursing diagnosis, judgment in assessment, evaluation, screening, counseling and referral. 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: Continuous

 

Nursing Program Manager 2-Corrections Health (MCDC/Justice Center Jail)
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health
Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon
Position Description: Corrections Health provides services which promote and protect the health of the adults and juveniles entrusted to our care. As the Nursing Program Manager for the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC), this position provides leadership, supervision, coordination, planning and organization for the 448 bed adult jail located in downtown Portland. This position administers and evaluates policies, operations and employee performance for medical, mental health, and dental care provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Duties & Responsibilities: This position requires the application of technical knowledge of the specialized field of Corrections Health, including utilizing medical, nursing, public health, corrections, and management knowledge and skills to assure that our clients receive care at or above the community standard. This position requires initiative and judgment in anticipating and determining proactive changes in this constantly changing medical/corrections environment, and the capacity to perform work independently following fiscal and program guidelines and policies. Collaboration, coordination and maintaining an excellent working relationship with all levels of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) management and staff are critical. Corrections Health is a blend of hospital care, emergency care, home health, diagnostic services and clinical services. The ethical and legal parameters of public health enable us to deliver health care to each individual without bias. The umbrella of responsibility for screening and treating communicable disease conditions is to protect the community in and out of jail.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Continuous

 

Public Health Worker 3 - Communicable Disease Services - Bilingual
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Marion County
Department: Health Department
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: Assesses whether the health and social service needs of a specific population are being met through community outreach, visits to other agencies and social services resources, and direct contact with allied health providers. In partnership with a nurse case manager, assists with case management functions. Refers clients to appropriate resources and advocates to obtain required services as necessary. Provides information and education on health related issues. Frequently acts as an interpreter for clients.  Provides Communicable Disease investigation, education and contact services.
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Drives to and delivers directly observed therapy medications to clients in home and office. Observes clients take medications. Reports pertinent information such as medication side effects to nurse or Health Officer as soon as possible.
  • Public Health Nurse initiates interviews with all assigned TB (Tuberculosis) cases within 48 hours of assignment. Interview will assess need for TB screening of contacts and start contact identification of contacts if indicated. PHW may be present at initial interview and assist to locate contacts, refers them to the TB Team and conducts TB testing per standing orders under general direction of Supervisor, Public Health Nurse and Health Officer. Performs and evaluates TST (Tuberculin Skin Test) and performs phlebotomy in the field or in the office as indicated per Marion County Health Department standing orders. Children contacts under the age of five are given priority for testing and evaluation. Maintains knowledge of community resources to meet client needs. Assists to identify patient incentives and enablers to assure completion of therapy for cases of active TB and high-risk contacts (with special emphasis on children) in Marion County. ¿Provide STD Investigation and Partner Services under direction of PHN
  • Receives reports of STD's that require an interview and public health follow up.
  • Effectively utilize telephone calls, text messaging and letters to confidentially locate individuals with a reported STI.
  • zinterview individuals diagnosed with reportable STD to identify others at risk for infection.
  • Provide client centered counseling on reducing risks of acquiring STD's in the future.
  • Coordinate referrals for other services as appropriate.
  • If appropriate make appointments for sex partners to be seen at a county health department clinic. ¿Effectively utilize ORPHEUS database for casework and surveillance.
  • Actively participates with CD team to establish an effective local CD control program. This will focus on Directly Observed Therapy (DOT), case finding activities, clinic procedures and weekly TB/STD Case Review sessions.
  • May pick up and transport specimens, run errands and transport clients as directed.
  • May enter TB testing and treatment information into ORPHEUS as time allows if DS unable to enter.
  • Interprets and/or translates as indicated.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • In the event of a public health emergency, reports to work as directed and performs role assigned by the Health Department Director or designee. May be required to work an extended or flexible schedule and to perform duties outside of those regularly assigned. 

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

 

Public Health Nurse 2 - Bilingual - Reproductive Health/STI/Immunizations
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Marion County
Department: Health Department
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: Provides comprehensive nursing assessments, develops intervention strategies, and provides nursing services to individuals, families, groups, and communities; provides case management for high-risk clients. The PHN 2 integrates nursing theory with public health science to improve and promote the health of the entire community, recognizing, implementing and promoting into practice the interplay between the individual’s health and the community’s health. PHN 2 provides comprehensive nursing services to selected individuals, families, and groups, including health promotion, maintenance, education and coordination of care. This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients; therefore fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required. An additional 5% will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for this skill. Finalist will be required to pass a Standardized Spanish/English Fluency Assessment as part of the hiring process. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reproductive Health Services:
    • Conducts pregnancy assessments; including options counseling.
    • Performs nursing assessments: measures vital signs, obtains medical and social histories, performs lab tests as indicated, provides education, counseling and referrals.
    • Provides comprehensive contraceptive education of all methods available for birth control, including emergency contraception.
    • Administers birth control by standing orders.
    • Provides Case Management of abnormal lab results.
    • Phones in prescriptions as ordered by the nurse practitioner or health officer.
    • Documents accurately, completely, and in a timely manner all encounter information in client chart and on CVRs at time of visit.
    • Maintains accurate pharmacy log for contraceptives and lab results log.
    • Maintains inventory and ordering of medications; maintains documentation and information regarding suppliers and contact information.
    • Participates in team meetings
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic Services which includes:
    • Completes the intake, screening, nursing history, and assessment of clients in compliance with MCHD standing orders. Assure and provide appropriate treatment for clients to include:
    • Administration of medications and immunizations.
    • Provision of current and appropriate medication information verbally and in writing, to increase client knowledge of his/her condition, according to MCHD policy.
    • Provision of holistic counseling and support to clients to assist in problem solving.
    • Initiate a plan with client for follow up treatment.
    • Triage walk-in clients and those phoning in with questions or requests for exam.
    • Provide accurate and timely documentation in charts and pharmacy log book.
    • Reviews lab results and process appropriately.
    • Phone in prescriptions as ordered by the nurse practitioners or Health Officer.
  • Immunizations to Infants, Children and Adults:
    • Administers vaccines as forecasted unless medically contraindicated.
    • Provides immunizations in Marion County clinics, special off-site clinics.
    • Assures documentation of services to meet state and local standards.
    • Keeps appraised of Immunization team meetings through minutes.

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

 

Public Health Nurse 2 - Communicable Diseases
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Marion County
Department: Health Department
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: Provides comprehensive nursing assessments, develops intervention strategies, and provides nursing services to individuals, families, groups, and communities; provides case management for high-risk clients. The PHN 2 integrates nursing theory with public health science to improve and promote the health of the entire community, recognizing, implementing and promoting into practice the interplay between the individual's health and the community's health. PHN 2 provides comprehensive nursing services to selected individuals, families, and groups, including health promotion, maintenance, education and coordination of care. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Shares in Program Duties with Communicable Disease (CD) team Coordinator:
    • Develops Team meeting agenda
    • Reviews and gives feedback to the health officer regarding standing orders
    • Provides services to and communicates with community partners; e.g. homeless shelters, education to healthcare providers
    • Communicates client and program issues with the coordinator and or program supervisor
    • Participates in planning, implementation and evaluation of CD program service improvement activities
    • Participates in and may provide evaluation and monitoring of CD program services and activities, including quality improvement initiatives, and program performance management measurement and tracking
  • Provides Direct CD Client Services and/or Employee Services
    • Demonstrates flexibility in adapting as program and/or service needs change.
  • Works to prevent and control the spread of communicable disease through provision of services to individuals, families, groups, and communities, including investigation, control and case management activities and provision of nursing leadership to the program paraprofessionals. Related duties include but are not limited to:
    • Participates in communicable disease surveillance and service activities including, but not limited to reportable communicable diseases, perinatal hepatitis B, and outbreak response
    • Provides investigation and follow-up of reportable conditions and communicable diseases according to Oregon Communicable Disease Guidelines and reporting requirements.
    • Encourages and provides means for reporting, monitoring, investigating and controlling communicable diseases and other health hazards through coordinated population based, environmental, and individual medical interventions.
    • Participates in weekly case review and documents summary of case review to maintain a basic knowledge of all clients on caseload
    • Nursing assessments of client physical, emotional, developmental, and environmental status
    • Determining nursing diagnosis through use of screening tools and nursing assessment
    • Monitoring client health status and keeping Health Officer informed of health issues, including services received through other providers
    • Identifies need and makes appropriate, timely referrals
    • Develops and implements comprehensive plans of nursing care including:
      • makes/plans home visits for TB program Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)
      • routine medication assessment, refill, and monitoring
      • immunizations, TB screening and HIV counseling and testing
      • collects sputum specimens, draws blood and administers TB tests and vaccinations per the patient treatment plan
      • contact investigation and follow-up
      • prepares for and participates in TB chest clinic
      • educates, counsels, and coaches clients regarding disease process, risk behavior, healthy lifestyles, prophylaxis, medication management, and treatment goals
      • evaluates and revises treatment goals with clients to assure effective plans
      • coordinates and consults on plan of care with Health Department Health Officer and outside providers/agencies
      • evaluation and appropriate follow up of x-ray/lab/sputum
    • Provides sexually transmitted infection (STI) services including case assessment, contact follow-up and investigation and may also provide back-up to STI clinic nurse, including phlebotomy
    • May drive to client home or other sites to provide services, attend offsite meetings, pick up specimens/x rays, or conduct field investigation of communicable disease
    • Maintains open communications with and provides nurse delegation or guidance to PHW3 paraprofessionals providing TB and sexually transmitted infections services
    • Utilizes computer and internet to access information and document activities.
    • Performs accurate and timely documentation in Orpheus data base.
    • Performs accurate and timely documentation of all nursing actions in Subjective, Objective, Analysis, Plan, (SOAP) format, using appropriate forms and/or computer programs
    • Provides services to non-English speaking clients via telephonic or in-person interpreter
    • May provide back-up to Employee Heath Preventionist Nurse
    • May provide nursing assistance in immunization clinic
  • Is a Professional/Technical Resource to Others
    • Provides information and referral services to clients, professional providers and the public.
    • Provides consultation to co-workers on client work related communicable disease concerns.
    • Seeks target audience input and updates educational materials and pamphlets
    • May provide consultation to health facilities, via telephone or on site.
  • May need to respond to public health emergencies to provide essential Marion County Health Department nursing or non-nursing services, including mass clinics to provide immunizations/mediation, or outbreak response, or other functions.
  • In the event of a public health emergency, reports to work as directed and performs role assigned by the Health Department Director or designee. May be required to work an extended or flexible schedule and to perform duties outside of those regularly assigned.

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

 

Behavioral Health Services Division Manager
Job Type: Permanent Full-time
Agency: Benton County Health Services
Department: Mental Health
Location: Corvallis, OR
Position Description: The Behavioral Health Services Division Manager is a newly established position responsible for design, development and oversight of specialty mental health and addictions services in a unique and progressive integrated organization. As a member of the Benton County Health Services management team this position works in partnership with public health and primary care providing a whole health continuum of services and supports from person-centered care to promotion of healthy communities. The ideal candidate will possess skills and experience in: Progressive participatory leadership identifying, understanding and forecasting how external issues (e.g., economic, political, social and health care trends) may impact work; motivating and inspiring others by providing leadership and setting a sense of purpose for the division. Effective communication with excellent interpersonal skills focused on building an environment where diverse, multidisciplinary service delivery teams can work together to enhance the delivery of services Budget development and monitoring, contract development, and grant writing with heightened business acumen able to build a strong division that delivers results while exemplifying the use of resources responsibly, effectively, and efficiently. Service system innovation focused on continuous quality improvement, evidence-based practices and data driven decision making Cross discipline collaboration working with an energetic management team and innovating outside of traditional service silos Collaborative partnerships actively engaging with other agencies and departments to meet overall countywide needs while leveraging financial and other resources to maximize results and achieve positive outcomes.  
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for development, management, coordination, and evaluation of mental health and addictions services in an integrated setting including public health and primary care. Establishes internal policies, procedures, and standards for treatment, and rehabilitation of mentally ill adults, children, and youth; provides direction and supervision of program managers, crisis supervisor and assigned staff; Monitors and evaluates County-operated and contracted mental health and substance use disorder programs, to ensure compliance with administrative, clinical, legislative mandates, regulations, and standards; administers the preparation of the biennial mental health budget; provides staff services to the Local Mental Health Addictions, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee; represents the Benton County Behavioral Health programs to service partners, the community, and State offices; and performs related duties as required. 

  • Division Management Essential Duties: Direct, oversee, and evaluate division activities, services, and outcomes to meet division goals. Determines division priorities by evaluating the needs of community and target population. Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solutions and solve problems. Develop Behavioral Health operating strategies, plans, or procedures. Oversee and direct division resources and budget. Implements strategies to support positive financial performance Manage communication and flow of information within the division to engage employees and promote teamwork, understanding of policy and operational goals, outcomes, and improvements. Participate in design, development and implementation of Quality Improvement processes and initiatives. Uses Quality Improvement tools and data to evaluate and guide decisions and demonstrate improvement. Supervise program managers, supervisors and assigned clinical staff. Includes prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff are trained, ensuring that employees follow policy and procedures, maintaining a healthy and safe work environment and making hiring, termination and disciplinary decisions. Assures ethical practice and confidentiality are maintained.
  • Policy Implementation Essential Duties: Develop and implement policies and procedures to assure efficient and professional delivery of services. Assure compliance with department and county policies, state and federal statutes and rules, certification/compliance requirements, and funding requirements. Provide reports demonstrating compliance as required. Participate in the development and lead implementation of a broad mental/behavioral health strategy that includes multiple sites, and development of new mental/behavioral health strategies. Participate in assessment, plan development and monitoring of local needs to address access to mental/behavioral health programs of targeted population. Advise senior leadership on emerging issues, policies and strategies relevant to program areas.
  • Community, Regional, and State Relationships Essential Duties: Develop and maintain working relationships with partners, collaborating and participating in planning and program changes to enhance continuity and a coordinated system of care within the community Assure proactive communication with partners, stakeholders, and the general population to increase awareness of, and access to, mental/behavioral health programs provided by Health Services and community providers. Provide consultation, education and advisement to community agencies and the public as requested. Convene and/or participate in coalitions, committees and task forces at the community, regional, and/or state level.
  • Special Projects Essential Duties: Responsible for planning and executing special projects.

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: Until sufficient applications received

 

Community Health Specialist
Job Type: 12-mo. Temporary Grant Funded Position
Agency: North Central Public Health District
Location: The Dalles
Position Description: Under the direction of the NCPHD Clinical Program Supervisor, developes and coordinates community outreach and programs to increase positive outcome in population health. Area of focus would include Communicable Disease Program, Fit-In Wasco and Home Visiting Program. This is a 12-month tempoary grant funded position with benefits. $3,047.00/month
Duties & Responsibilities: Works with Communicable Disease Program Nurse to coordinate CD reports, data, interventions and investigations; Supports Fit-In Wasco Program Coordinator in the development and implementation of program; Works with Home Visiting Nurses to coordinate and track home visiting referrals, set appointments, visits and reports; Supports program coordinator in performing community assessments by obtaining health related data in Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam Counties; Works with program coordinator to identify mechanisms to integrate effective, evidence based prevention interventions into existing programs throughout the counties within the Health District across a variety of disciplines.
To Apply: Please email publichealth@co.wasco.or.us for application packet.
Closing Date: Open until filled - EOE

 

Registered Nurse - Transitional Care and Outreach
Agency: CareOregon
Department: Population Health Partnerships
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Transitional Care and Outreach RN is embedded in primary care clinics as part of an innovative, community-based team serving CareOregon members. This position works collaboratively with members who may have complex medical/psychosocial/addiction issues and their families/caregivers as well as with members of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) to help members transition from acute care to their community care setting. Using evidence based transitions interventions, the Transitions RN will engage members and providers across the care continuum to identify and address risks associated with hospital readmission and barriers to care. This position will engage with members telephonically and in-person, in the hospital and clinic settings, members’ homes and/or community settings. The Transitional Care and Outreach Team is part of an advanced illness initiative at CareOregon that aims to improve quality of care, coordinate care across the continuum, reduce hospital readmissions, and increase access to end of life care for members in the last years of life.
Duties & Responsibilities: For any planned or unplanned transition from an acute care setting to the member’s community setting, the Transitions RN:

  • Provides coordination of care, benefits, community resources and referrals to facilitate safe transitions between care settings
  • In collaboration with member and the MDT coordinate/update the plan of care that includes self-management and member specific goals. Unlike other nursing roles, this role does not direct or lead the care planning process; rather, it contributes to a multidisciplinary care planning process
  • Collaborates with members of multidisciplinary medical teams to provide a process that enhances patient satisfaction, efficiency of time and resources, and improved outcomes
  • Uses evidence based approaches to patient education regarding member’s health status, disease state, red flag symptoms, symptom management, medication management and self-management strategies
  • Utilizes evidence-based guidelines and best practices related to disease-specific assessment and interventions
  • Uses PreManage, PopIntel, EHR and other systems for case finding, information gathering and documentation.
  • Documents care plan goals, barriers, interventions provided, and outcome of interventions within CareOregon’s care management software system and the patients EHR; documents in a method consistent with Medicare Model of Care requirements and the Oregon Health Authority’s CCO standards for care coordination.
  • Collaborates with members of the MDT, CareOregon benefit specialists, vendors, and social services to enhance member satisfaction, conserve time and resources, identify barriers, improve outcomes and reduce avoidable readmissions or ED visits
  • Plans, participates, and as needed, facilitates care conferences for medically complex members and others as deemed appropriate (including the clinic discharge process)
  • Coordinates the plan of care with all involved entities and assess the member’s stability and ability to adhere to the prescribed treatment and self-management plan
  • Incorporates member’s right to choice of treatment or refusal of treatment
  • Collaborates effectively and appropriately with the member and family to establish a trusting relationship with each person with an emphasis on timely appropriate services to meet health needs
  • Assess flexible services needs of each member and request these services using stewardship principles and following organizational policies
  • Creatively utilizes available community resources as an adjunct to health plan benefits and follow-up to determine if these are received by the member
  • Involves Medical Director of Population Health Partnerships for member resource needs that exceed Oregon Health Plan – Medicaid and/or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Medicare benefit packages or for situations that appear to warrant medical director assistance or review

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Position may close at any time. EEO

 

Registered Nurse – Care Coordination
Agency: CareOregon
Department: Population Health Partnership
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Registered Nurse – Care Coordination (RN CC) is responsible for clinical collaboration across the department and with other stakeholders, members and providers. Key functions of the position include addressing OHP members’ exceptional care coordination needs, conducting assessments and developing care plans for CareOregon Advantage Plus members meeting “high risk”criteria and responding to other member health care needs according to established department protocols. Key partners in this process are the member and relevant family/caregivers, the member’s primary care and other providers, appropriate community partners and internal operational staff. The RN CC may have their assignment changed, based on member population changes and departmental needs.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal and external clinical disciplines and demonstrate a client-centered approach in work with members
  • Evaluate all relevant information in order to determine the physical, behavioral, social support, and medical need of the member
  • Assess overall risk of member – physical, behavioral, social support system availability and relationship with providers and intervene as necessary
  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate ICM services to members identified as Aged, Blind, and Disabled, members with special health needs (complex, high utilization, multiple comorbidities, and/or serious behavioral health issues) and those in Long Term Care services under the State’s 1915(i) State Plan Amendment
  • Develop individualized plans of care for high risk COA Plus members and review those plans with ICT team
  • Participate in CCO IDT meetings to coordinate care services for OHP members
  • Collaborate with hospital/facility discharge planners regarding OHP members who are discharging from hospital or SNF care to the community or are in need of Recuperative Care Program
  • Develop plan of action based on member care coordination needs
  • Support the medical management plan provided by the member’s primary and specialty providers and determine follow-up needed
  • Collaborate with community providers and staff, state workers, partners, vendors, agencies, and other relevant parties
  • Plan and participate in care conferences for members and coordinate with all involved entities, as deemed appropriate
  • Provide direction to non-clinical staff as indicated
  • Identify suspected abuse and neglect issues and appropriately report to mandated authorities
  • Collaborate with internal and external referral sources
  • Evaluate database profiles which identify members considered high risk for medical care resource utilization, per unit protocol
  • Document activity as required by unit policy
  • Maintain working knowledge of COA and OHP benefits, including Addictions and Mental health benefits
  • Creatively utilize available community resources as an adjunct to health plan benefits and follow-up to determine if these are received by the member
  • Involve PHP or Operations Medical Director for member resource needs that exceed Oregon Health Plan – Medicaid and/or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Medicare benefit packages or for situations that appear to warrant medical director review
  • Assist members to ensure timely access to providers and services
  • Coordinate with providers to ensure consideration is given to member needs in treatment planning
  • Assist providers with coordination of services
  • Maintain unit compliance with the Model of Care requirements
  • Maintain unit compliance with Coordinated Care Organization requirements
  • Assist Quality Assurance (QA)coordinators in identifying providers with practice patterns which are not in conformity to best practice standards
  • Report member complaints to QA- for investigation and follow-up, per protocol

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Position may close at any time. EEO

 

Wellness Advisor P13
Agency: Moda Health
Department: Healthcare Services--Population Health 
Location: Porltand, OR
Position Description: We are currently seeking a Wellness Advisor in our Healthcare Services--Population Health department. This position will consults with designated employer groups (external) to design effective worksite wellness programming, utilizing and driving Moda products and services, setting measureable objectives, and analyzing program results.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the wellness program expert, working with employer groups to design, implement and evaluate worksite wellness programming, based on Moda’s suite of population health and wellness programs.
  • Directs and coordinates group wellness program implementation. Serves as an expert on all Moda operations that affect the wellness product and services. Ensures evidence-based health programming.
  • Serves as a liaison between the employer group and the wellness product, providing ongoing follow up, responding to questions regarding program operations and resolving any issues. May include: basic interpretation of aggregate health risk assessment data, review of utilization reports, discussion of resources and ideas for on-site/employer-based wellness activities (eg. biometric screenings, activity incentives) and discussion of return on investment. 
  • Maintains an awareness of competitors’ programs, market trends and current research on wellness.
  • Works with employer groups to coordinate workplace wellness events, which may include screening services and speakers for health fairs. 
  • Assists in establishing and improving internal processes, policies and procedures, including enrollment and tracking systems. 
  • Establishes positive business relationships with internal and external partners in order to promote Moda wellness programs.
  • Provides training to internal partners on all aspects of the wellness program. 
  • Conducts wellness and health promotion presentations to members and employees as needed.
  • Works with employer groups to coordinate workplace wellness events, which may include screening services and speakers for health fairs. 
  • Assists in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and wellness program award application process.
  • Consult with healthcare analyst to support data collection and wellness related quality improvement efforts. 
  • Participate in health fairs; provides basic health screenings and related counseling as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of materials for employer/group worksites and Moda employee communications.
  • 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.

 

Community Health Nurse-Communicable Disease Services
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health
Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon
Position Description: The mission of Communicable Disease Services (CDS) is to promote and protect the health of individuals and communities in our County by providing communicable disease prevention, treatment, screening and education services in collaboration with community partners. This Community Health Nurse (CHN) carries out our mission using the nursing practice model to assure completion of communicable disease investigation and control activities. This position requires a working knowledge of communicable disease, immunizations and population-level public health or epidemiology; a demonstrated ability to work autonomously from standing orders and state investigative Guidelines; and strong interviewing and investigation skills.
Duties & Responsibilities: Essential job functions include: -Investigate and control the spread of reportable diseases as part of our public health surveillance and response system. -Provide phone advice and consultation related to communicable diseases to health care providers and the public. -Provide back-up for occupational health and other CDS Clinic activities including community-based outreach clinics. -Participate actively in quality improvement and other projects in CDS.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: Continuous

 

Microbiologist 2
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Microbiologist 2 JOB CODE: OHA16-0325. 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, Addictions and Mental Health, the Oregon Health Plan and employee benefits. 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/Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL)/Virology/Immunology section, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one permanent, full-time position located in Hillsboro (3150 NW 229th Avenue). This position is represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: This position provides analytical and specialized testing for infectious diseases and agents of public health interest in the Virology/Immunology section of the Public Health Laboratory. Duties associated with the position may include quality assurance and control activities, creation and updating of procedures, and client relations. This position functions within this program by providing epidemiology staff, county health departments, federal health officials (CDC), and other medical personnel with information necessary for the diagnosis, treatment, and control of a variety of infectious disease states. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

Health Director
Agency: Jefferson County, Oregon
Location: Madras / Jefferson County / Oregon
Position Description: Jefferson County (pop. 22,445) is located in central Oregon. The county's largest city is Madras (pop. 6,265) which serves as the county seat. Jefferson County Public Health Department services include Healthy Communities Programs, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, Oregon Mothers Care, Living Well Programs, and Clinical and Communicable Disease Programs. The department employs 16 FTE's and has a total budget of $5.5 million for 2016, of which $1.5 million is Public Health and $4 million is county subcontractors for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities services. Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners and the County Administrative Officer, the Health Director is responsible for the Public Health Department's designated contracts, programs and staff. The Health Director must be familiar in the areas of contract management, public engagement, policy development across public health, maternal and child health, family planning, environmental health, addictions, mental health and developmental disabilities and other related areas. This position requires a master¿s degree from an accredited college or university, in areas of public health, human services or public administration preferred, with at least five years of progressively responsible experience in a public health and/or human services organization, and three years of supervisory experience; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities may be considered. For questions, call 206-368-0050. 
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
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

 

Public Health Director
Agency: Clackamas County
Department: Health, Housing & Human Services / Public Health
Location: Oregon City, OR
Position Description: Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly skilled, dynamic, and creative public health leader with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as the Director of the Public Health Division. We are seeking a Director who can support employees and motivate staff striving to keep County residents healthy and safe. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead the county’s efforts in promoting and protecting the health of County residents through evidence-based programs and services. Public Health Division programs, include environmental health, communicable disease control, health promotion & prevention, public health nursing and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services. The Public Health Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring a comprehensive public health system in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations and legal requirements. This position oversees services designed to prevent, identify and control communicable diseases and other health hazards in the community, and to promote healthy behaviors and community environments.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Deputy Director
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Upstream Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Upstream is seeking a passionate, experienced, and collaborative Deputy Director to manage overall operations of the organization, including budget tracking, program administration, grant writing and human resources. The position reports to the Executive Director and has internal and external facing responsibilities. This position will oversee staff and will support the Executive Director in organizational and project/program planning, providing leadership, and implementation of an emerging strategic direction.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support internal management functions including grant writing and contract administration, project/program management, human resources, work planning, budgeting and governance. 
  • Increase organizational resources through grants, contract negotiations, and foundation relations.
  • Develop strategic communications to increase awareness about the organization and its mission among decision-makers, stakeholders and the public.
  • Advocate for policies and programs that benefit the health of Oregonians particularly low-income people and communities of color
  • Partner with the ED on specific internal leadership activities, including fund development, staff support, staff supervision, budget development, administration, organizational planning, and board development
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.

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

 

Licensed Community Practical Nurse
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Various, OR
Position Description: 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

 

Nursing Supervisor
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Southeast Portland, OR
Position Description: Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a Nursing Supervisor to serve in the Integrated Clinical Services Division, Southeast County Health Center. ICS provides services to people who experience barriers to assessing care. The vision of ICS is to provide services that are integrated and connected to support optimal health, reduce wait times and optimize access. Under the direction of the clinic manager, this position manages, directs, organizes, and evaluates the nursing and clinical interventions, and community health activities within the clinic. This nursing supervisor provides guidance and supervision to nursing and related staff regarding nursing and clinical practice issues. This position also assures the appropriate review and observation of nursing, medical and community health activities. 
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
Department: 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. 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. 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

 

Program Supervisor - Quality Management
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The MHASD Quality Supervisor is one of three supervisors reporting to the division Quality Manager. The position directly oversees 10 program specialists, organized into three teams within the Quality Management Program. The Compliance Team is responsible for Medicaid compliance risk assessment, subcontractor monitoring, and monitoring of the Medicaid managed care program within MHASD. The Client Relations Team is responsible for resolution of client complaints as well as client appeals for health plan actions. The third team is the Quality Improvement Team responsible for improving the quality of services and improving client outcomes. Primary emphasis is on leading a whole systems view of quality improvement and compliance. This position supports all MHASD programs in three lines of business including: Medicaid Managed Care (Health Share of Oregon Multnomah Mental Health), the Community Mental Health Program including addictions, all involuntary crisis and safety net services, and Direct Clinical Services including School-based Mental Health, Wrap Around and Intensive Care Coordination for Children and Families, Early Childhood Services, and Multnomah Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) a treatment program for young people who have experienced their first episode of psychosis.
Duties & Responsibilities:

Oversee and Provide Strategic Direction for Assigned Program Services

  • Evaluate the quality of services provided by reviewing reports and/or statistical data, by conferring with reporting staff, and by reviewing information from clients and users of services in order to determine what improvements are needed.
  • Develop plans for implementation of the organization's quality improvement plan in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
  • Supervise collection and summarization of performance data, advises on opportunities for improvement, and presents findings Division Managers and Quality Management Committee.

Financial Management

  • Prepare and present the unit's operating budget; determine and recommend changes in staffing patterns; monitor and analyze expenditures in keeping with work flow, program goals and achievements, and authorized expenditure levels; determine or recommend amendments to funding authorization.

Staff Supervision

  • Manage program(s), section(s) or unit(s) by assigning work, developing work procedures consistent with county and department policy, establishing work schedules and monitoring work performed by subordinates in order to meet agreed-upon goals, objectives and target dates.
  • Provide professional content supervision, including responsibilities to clients, agency, and community; determination of priorities to fulfill multiple role responsibilities; Interpretation and application of agency policies and practices in specific situations; Ongoing evaluation of direct report staff performance with annual and periodic evaluation.

Program Subject Matter Expert

  • Serve as expert in Quality Improvement and customer service; assist and advise subordinate staff with difficult and complex issues; provide information and technical assistance as needed, including responding to difficult problems and questions raised by the public, clients, or staff.

Division Consultant

  • Serve on manager/supervisor team and as technical advisor in the development and planning of division and department programs and activities.
  • Provide clinical, program and technical consultation to Departmental and Division work units, such as Business Services, Contracts, Safety Net and System of Care for Families to facilitate work flow, develop contracts, and facilitate collaboration and the achievement of division and program objectives. 

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

 

Dietician (WIC)
Job Type: Part Time
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Department: Health Department - WIC
Location: Multnomah County, OR
Position Description: This is a .6 Part-Time Equivalent (FTE) position. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children or WIC program, provides breastfeeding education and support, nutrition education, nutritious food and referrals to community resources to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and children from birth to age 5. In Multnomah County, the WIC Program serves families from many different cultural and ethnic traditions, languages, backgrounds and abilities and is designed to promote positive health outcomes, strengthen life course nutrition and health, and reduce health disparities in the populations we serve. As the WIC Dietitian you will provide WIC certification, nutritional counseling and care plans to WIC participants with an emphasis on those with high risks and special needs. You will also provide consultation to WIC team members and review incoming formula and special requests coming from health care providers and community partners. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Licensed Practical Nurse
Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Various locations in Multnomah County
Position Description: Multnomah County Health Department is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses to serve as Panel Managers for our Integrated Clinical Services Health Centers. This recruitment will be used to fill regular AND/OR bilingual vacancies (be sure to indicate which language(s) you are fluent in on the Supplement Questions portion of the application). 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 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. 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

 

Administrator, Center for Health Protection
Job Type: Full time, permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Public Health Division provides oversight, technical assistance and support to the public health system in Oregon. The Division's vision is: Lifelong health for all people in Oregon. Its mission is: Promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon. The Division is aligned with the Oregon Health Authority's core values of partnership, service excellence, leadership, integrity and health equity.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Center for Health Protection by communicating a vision and setting the agenda for the Center's work within the context of the Public Health Division's strategic direction. Actively participate in shared executive leadership of the Public Health Division.
  • Direct the administration and operations of the center in alignment with Oregon statutes, administrative rules, OHA and the division's policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the science and practice of public health is applied to advance Oregon as a national model of excellence by providing expertise in public health and public administration. Successfully facilitate public health policy development and implementation. Ensure the application of continuous quality improvement and performance management principles across the Center.
  • Communicate policy and procedural information between leadership, management and program staff. Represent the division in professional venues, the Conference of Local Health Officials and to the executive and legislative branches of government at the discretion of the State Public Health Director.
  • Effectively implement new medical marijuana laws, rules, and program changes mandated by the 2015 Oregon Legislature.
  • Oversee the coordination and support of approximately 20 state advisory committees.

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

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Principal Executive/Manager F (General Microbiology Manager) 
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority-Public Health Division
Department: Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL)/Microbiology section
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Position Description: This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD)/Center for Public Health Practice/Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL)/Microbiology section, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one permanent, full-time position located in Hillsboro (3150 NW 229th Avenue). This position is management service and is not represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: DIRECT GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Direct the General Microbiology Section in the performance of highly specialized laboratory procedures for the detection of organisms that cause diseases of public health significance. These include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis, rabies, salmonellosis, shigellosis, toxigenic E coli, botulism, gonorrhea, parasites, pertussis, meningococcal disease, diphtheria, malaria and microbial agents of bioterrorism (plague, tularemia, anthrax, brucellosis, etc.), as well as bacteriological testing of surface and drinking water samples. The section performs highly complex testing on about 18,000 specimens each year. Molecular methods (e.g. PCR and pulsed field gel electrophoresis) for detection, identification and subtyping of pathogenic organisms are also employed.

  1. Assigns work, develop work procedures, establish work schedules, and monitor work performed by subordinates.
  2. Maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance plan for the GM Section as part of the OSPHL QA Plan.
  3. Assures that all test methods, practices, and personnel are in compliance with Federal (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and State (ORS 438) clinical laboratory licensing laws, and accreditation requirements of the College of American Pathologists.
  4. Ensures that statutory responsibilities, regulatory requirements, agency goals and objectives are effectively met while working within the limits of the budget.
  5. Recommends revisions to laboratory policies and procedures based on an evaluation of their impact on program or unit activities and means to increase overall effectiveness.
  6. Evaluates the quality of services provided by reviewing reports, statistical data, and by reviewing information from clients.
  7. Assesses the needs of the General Microbiology laboratory and works toward refinement and improvement of the program and the laboratory as a whole.
  8. Monitors or reviews data for each test procedure to see that errors are detected, corrective action is taken, and documentation has occurred.
  9. Ensures all instruments and equipment are functional and on a preventive maintenance schedule, and that quality control and external proficiency results are correct and policies are being followed.
  10. Coordinates and/or prepares, reviews, and revises analytical procedure manuals.

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

 

Physician
Agency: The Wallace Medical Concern
Location: Portland
Position Description: Our Physicians are leaders who provide high quality, culturally appropriate primary health care for our patients. The Wallace Medical Concern is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides an open door to exceptional health services and connections that support individuals and their families in healthy living. We have served tens of thousands of children and adults who face barriers to medical care. With a 31-year record, WMC has distinguished itself as a patient-focused, innovative health care organization with a passionate force of staff and volunteers. We serve families at our Rockwood Clinic (primary care), Mobile Medical Clinic (urgent and primary care), and our new Eastman Parkway Clinic (primary care) set to open in December 2015. 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 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Primary Care: Provide direct assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans for children and adults presenting with acute, chronic or preventive health care needs, in addition to well child exams and women's health exams for 20-25 patients per day
  • Leadership: Acts as a role model and organizational champion, positively contributing to the mission and vision of the organization, focuses operational activities to support the mission, goals, objectives, and strategic plan of the organization
  • Wallace Team Member: Nurture health working relationships with staff, volunteers and patients

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

 

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.

 

Volunteer Internship Opportunity - Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is a nonprofit tribal advisory organization serving the 43 federally-recognized tribes of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. NPAIHB represents tribal interests in state and national decision-making, facilitates health-related capacity development, and provides education and technical assistance to the tribes. NPAIHB is also the home of the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, whose mission is to collaborate with the Northwest tribes to provide health-related research, surveillance, and training to improve the quality of the life of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN).

 


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*Please note: This online resource is intended for local (Oregon & Washington) public health professional opportunities ONLY. There is no cost to post a job or internship to our website.