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Wellness Coach
Agency: LifeWeighs® 
Position Description: LifeWeighs® Wellness Coaching, a thriving practice located in SW Portland, has 4 part-time openings and currently seeking three Spanish bilingual coaches and one Russian bilingual coach. LifeWeighs® Wellness Coaches are independent contractors who assist clients in finding new ways to inspire healthier habits. Our coaches work closely with clients to promote wellness and help them realize their personal best. Coaches are responsible for developing strong relationships and assisting clients through the process of actively working towards better health by providing support, encouragement, and education.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contact clients and provide necessary wellness coaching to reduce or eliminate high risk behaviors.
  • Utilize proprietary wellness portal to customize coaching programs for participants, including goals and plan of action.
  • Encourage adoption of habits that are conducive to a higher quality of life.
  • Support operational aspects of the program.
  • Coordinate interaction with referral partners and vendors.
  • Meet customer satisfaction benchmarks.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. Don’t be shy about not having coaching experience, we will train you! If you have a strong desire to help people make health improvements, and are fluent in Spanish or Russian, you are invited to apply. 

Closing Date: Open until filled.


Policy Analyst 3 (Biosafety Officer) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

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 3 (Biosafety Officer) located in Hillsboro. The duration of the assignment will last up to three years.

Internal Laboratory Biosafety Activities:

  • Manages and coordinates comprehensive Biosafety Program related to safety and compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. OSHA, CDC Select Agent Program, etc). Recommends and formulates policy and operational changes based on ongoing operational research and assessment of the quality and effectiveness of OSPHL safety activities.
  • Analyzes policy and operational issues that cross or affect other state programs. Collaborates with stakeholders to formulate system and process enhancements to support continuous quality improvement for safety related issues.
  • Administers OSPHL Safety Program including developing short and long term goals to enhance the OSPHL program and safety of employees; performs root cause analysis of issues identified, develops policy and operational changes to address identified issues, implements changes and revaluates them for improvement.
  • Conducts comprehensive ongoing operational research and assessment to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the OSPHL Safety Plan and laboratory practices. Assures OSPHL compliance with all requirements for accreditation, certification, registration, and regulation by independent and governmental agencies.
  • Maintains knowledge of, analyzes, and interprets, all current national standards, guidelines, regulations and laws pertaining to OSPHL Safety compliance.
  • Performs and facilitates internal risk assessments of job tasks and working situations. Makes recommendations of safe work practices, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment based on risk assessment findings and knowledge of best practices. Advises section managers when dealing with situations such as implementation of testing for new agents (e.g. ebola).
  • Plans, writes, implements, and updates the OSPHL Safety Manual including the OSPHL Safety Plan, Bloodborne Pathogens Plan, Chemical Inventory, and Chemical Hygiene Plan, to address all biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the workplace. Writes and revises OSPHL policies and procedures as needed to implement these plans.
  • Advises the OSPHL Director and Section Managers on Safety requirements and approaches. Leads interdisciplinary teams to accomplish tasks and projects. Alerts the OSPHL Director and Section Managers to potential safety problems and suggests preventive measures and solutions.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to, select “Look for Jobs” and search for the position in the "Enter Keywords" search box (reference job code# OHA15-0342).

Closing Date: Open Continuous


Community Preparedness Specialist
Agency: Linn County Public Health
Department/Program: AmeriCorp
Position Description: Linn County Public Health is recruiting for a full-time Community Preparedness Specialist to join the AmeriCorp program to raise awareness among community members on what they can do about the types of disasters in our community, the need to prepare, what to expect in a disaster and build more resilient communities. AmeriCorp members serve a one-year term of service. Eligibility includes 18 years of age, college degree preferred. Stipend, health benefits and educational award are available.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Meet with community stakeholders to develop a plan to address community outreach.
  • Conduct community outreach and education through a variety of methods.
  • Work with existing volunteer organizations engaged in preparedness to identify recruiting
  • hurdles and to develop and implement recruiting strategies to increase membership.
  • Attend relevant staff and community meetings.
  • Complete and submit in a timely manner all OSSC/AmeriCorps required reports and time sheets.
  • Participate in OSSC/AmeriCorps sponsored orientation, trainings, meetings and disaster-related activities.
  • Participate in Emergency Management training & exercise program activities as appropriate.

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


Employee Health Nurse (Job# 15-2148)
Job Type: RN -- Supplemental
Agency: Legacy Health
Department: Employee Health
Location: Portland/Vancouver Metro Area
Position Description: We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our dynamic, quality-focused team. Our Employee Health department is responsible for the health and wellness of Legacy employees, volunteers, contractors and students through preventative services, health education, access to wellness resources, injuries or exposures. Employee Health Nurses are located at seven of our Legacy locations and are responsible for an average of 2,000 individuals apiece. This position provides supplemental staffing and floats to cover all sites. Schedule/location is variable based on what shifts you choose to cover. Usually 3--6 shifts per month are available, with more during flu season and as needed to cover vacation for the site nurses. 
Duties & Responsibilities: This role spans a broad range of topics, to include disease post-exposure, industrial hygiene, disaster preparedness, wellness, urgent care and minor care, community outreach, clearance for duty exams, hospital epidemiology, and injury prevention projects. Our department has specific expertise in all CDC immunizations for adults and provides over 15,000 vaccinations each year. Daily duties will range from blood draws, immunizations, mentoring student clinicians, conducting presentations on a variety of topics, and administration of an occupational health clinic for employees. The role requires organizational skills, and someone who works well with autonomy but who enjoys being part of a system-wide team. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled


Public Health Nursing Supervisor
Agency: Lane County Public Health
Location: Eugene, OR
Position Description: This position will work in the Public Health division of Lane County Health and Human Services in the Maternal & Child Health programs. These programs function to ensure that mothers and babies are healthy in Lane County. The MCH program provides education and support for women with social or health concerns during pregnancy and after the birth of their child. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will have the ability to complete the focused tasks that include, but are not limited to planning, organizing and supervising nursing and paraprofessional staff in the Maternal Child Health program of Public Health, working collaboratively with the nursing supervisor for the Nurse Family Partnership program and with the Coordinated Care Organization for provision of nurse home visiting services. For complete information relating to this position, please visit the Lane County jobs page. This page includes the required Lane County application form, supplemental questionnaire and information regarding benefits, classification and compensation. Please also visit Lane County Public Health at to view Posting # 201500114. 
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


RN- Transitional Care & Outreach, CareOregon, Portland

At CareOregon, we’re looking for professional people with energy, drive and persistence – people who are ready to make a change, because we’re better together. This position is a part of an innovative, community-based team. 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. Current unencumbered Oregon RN license and a current driver’s license required as well as dependable transportation, with evidence of insurance. Additional experience in home care, advanced illness, palliative care, hospice, and primary care or case management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are preferred. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Closing Date: Open until filled.


Health Policy & Program Advisor - Children’s Institute, Portland

Oregon is undertaking significant health care transformation. The Children’s Institute would like to seize this opportunity to ensure strong linkages between health and early learning are established to improve child health outcomes and the system as a whole. This focus aligns with evidence on the effectiveness of upstream prevention and a dual generation approach to improving child and family health.

In the next two years, the Health Policy and Program Advisor (HPPA) will play a key role in building the Children’s Institute’s health knowledge and capacity to inform our statewide policy and advocacy agenda and the work at our two Early Works demonstration sites. Statewide s/he is responsible for identifying opportunities for the Children’s Institute to influence early childhood health policy to improve outcomes for young children. At Earl Boyles Early Works the HPPA is responsible for bringing community partners together to build strong linkages between early learning and health at the Earl Boyles Neighborhood Center. At Yoncalla Early Works s/he will work closely with local partners as they develop and conduct a community health assessment and implement the resulting recommendations. The HPPA will identify opportunities to leverage public funding and influence policy. The HPPA must understand and support the Children’s Institute’s mission, vision, values, and principles and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s function. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Closing Date: Open until filled


Principal Executive/Manager F (General Microbiology Manager) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

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 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.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to, select “Look for Jobs” and search for the positions in the "Enter Keywords" search box.

Posted July 7, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled
*The first review of applications will occur on July 22, 2015. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after July 21, 2015 may not receive consideration.


Client Care Surveyor (Patient Safety and Client Care Surveyor) - OHA/PHD, Portland

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for four full-time and one part-time Client Care Surveyor (Patient Safety and Client Care Surveyor) positions located in Portland.

The primary role of the Client Care Surveyor (CCS) is to assure that the citizens of the State of Oregon have access to safe, quality health care. This is accomplished through the licensing and Medicare/Medicaid certification of specific health care providers, including monitoring, inspections, consultations, investigations and partnerships with the provider community and other state and federal agencies.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here or go to, select “Look for Jobs” and search for the recruitment under the Oregon Health Authority (job code# OHA15-0326).

Posted July 7, 2015

Closing Date – Open Until Filled
*The first review of applications will occur on July 20, 2015. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after July 19, 2015, may not receive consideration.


Microbiologist 2 (3 positions available) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for three Microbiologist 2 positions located in Hillsboro.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, use the URL links above, go to, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA15-0317, OHA15-0321 or OHA15-0322 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted June 9, 2015

Closing Date - Continuous


CHN - Healthy Birth Initatives - Health Department, Multnomah County

This recruitment is for a 1.0 FTE CHN in the Health Birth Initiatives (HBI) Program. This position has a Knowledge, Skills and Ability requirement with an African American Community Focus (testing will be required).

Healthy Birth Initiative (HBI): The vision for HBI's work is to create an equitable system of health promotion, prevention and care that empowers people, improves quality of life, and reduces rates of negative birth outcomes for African American families. HBI's mission is to support healthy birth outcomes and reduce perinatal disparities for African American families by improving the well-being of mothers, fathers, and their children before, during and in-between pregnancies. The mission of this initiative is optimally achieved by employing culturally appropriate interventions that work across the LifeCourse and include promoting policies that positively impact family health; implementing effective, population-based public health interventions; prioritizing populations that experience the greatest disparities; and engaging in collaborative community partnerships and planning.

The HBI CHN provides services to pregnant and parenting families primarily within the African American community, including comprehensive prenatal, post partum, and child health assessments. They collect family data to assist in identifying biophyschosocial needs which impacts optimum health. Screenings are provided to identify developmental problems. Based on information collected, a plan is made with the family to improve health outcomes. The CHN advocates for the client and family to improve access to resources and health care. Interventions include screening, health teaching, care management, advocacy and counseling. The CHN also communicates and coordinates care with other agencies and providers as appropriate. Services may be provided to individuals or to groups. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted May 19, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled


Communicable Disease Program Supervisor - Department of Health & Human Services, Washington County

Washington County's Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for a Public Health Program Supervisor to oversee the work of our communicable disease prevention team. Responsibilities include employee recruitment and performance management, assessing, planning, developing, coordinating and implementing programs and services; developing and maintaining policies and procedures; monitoring of grants and contracts; prioritizing work and managing work flow; coordinating services with appropriate local, State and regional organizations; work unit budget planning and budget management, tracking, reviewing and interpreting data; and supervising and overseeing disease prevention, surveillance, investigation and response activities. The Program Supervisor participates on the Public Health leadership team, assisting with decision making, policy and procedure development, accreditation, systems review and development, quality improvement and diversity and quality initiatives.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be a bachelor's degree in nursing, public health, disease control, epidemiology or a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience including three (3) years of supervisor experience required. Preference given to those with a master's degree in above fields or closely related field and 5 years of experience or specific training in communicable disease control practices. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted May 18, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled



Research Associate - Center for Epidemiology & Health Policy, OHSU

The Center for Evidence-based Policy’s mission is to address policy challenges with evidence and collaboration. The Center currently works on behalf of 23 state governments across the U.S. as well as federal agencies. The Center produces research that is independent, high-quality and effective in meeting the needs of decision makers. We actively seek employees who share this commitment to evidence, innovation, tangible results and the general public-good. The Center has experienced a great deal of growth in the last few years and is looking for a researcher with strong epidemiology skills to join our research team.

Major responsibilities of this position include analysis of large public data sets, analysis, quality assessment and synthesis of complex research studies, independent research on policy implications of these data, and major report writing and presentation and interpretation of results to state policy makers. This position will play a lead role in team-based development of large reports. 

Apply online at (click on “Search for Jobs”) IRC47508 with position number A79280.

Posted May 7, 2015


Healthcare Integration Manager - Oregon Primary Care Association 

The Healthcare Integration Manager is an integral part of the TA & Training management team. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, supporting, informing, and coordinating programming for behavioral health integration, oral health integration, and other areas of healthcare integration in Oregon’s Community Health Centers. The Healthcare Integration Manager works closely with the OPCA Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Primary Care Transformation, the Technical Assistance (TA) and Policy team, and other management and community stakeholders. S/he is an integral part of the TA & Training management team. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, supporting, informing, and coordinating programming for behavioral health integration, oral health integration, and other areas of healthcare integration in Oregon’s Community Health Centers. The Healthcare Integration Manager oversees program development, budget oversight, development and delivery of behavioral health and oral health integration training needs as well as peer network coordination of behavioral health staff across Community Health Centers in Oregon. The position is also responsible for working in tandem with the Oregon Health Authority on implementation of behavioral health integration projects as they relate to payment reform. The position is also the organizational lead on the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program as well as Oral Health Strategic Planning activities with support from the Training and TA Project Coordinator 2. Additionally, the Healthcare Integration Manager will work in tandem with the Director of Primary Care Transformation on work relating to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute programming conducted by OPCA. This position is also a key contributor to the development of content and shaping the delivery of OPCA training events and onsite training for CHC staff, board members and a variety of stakeholders. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted May 4, 2015

Closing Date - Open until filled


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: 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.

Posted March 30, 2015

Closing Date - Continuous; dependent on opportunities available


High Risk Populations Programs Manager - CareOregon, Portland

The High Risk Population Programs Manager will be responsible for the operationalization, day to day management, and continuous improvement of assigned High Risk Population Health initiatives within the Department of Population Health Partnerships. This position will work with Department and other CareOregon leaders in the development, management and evaluation of care enhancing cost-control programs that serve members who are chronically ill, complex and/or high needs in collaboration with delivery system partners, CCO leaders, and social service agencies.

Position requires a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing, a current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse and at least 3 years of clinical population health program experience; or any combination of work experience, education and/or training that would likely provide the ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the position. A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration, or related field and leadership experience in a managed care organization preferred. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Closing Date - Open until filled


Community Health Nurse - HHS-PH, Jackson County 

Jackson County is looking for an exceptional Registered Nurse, primarily in our communicable disease and immunization program. Become part of a team that improves the health of the community by preventing illness and outbreaks.

Job Duties and Requirements: Under direction, to plan, implement and deliver community health nursing services such as assessment, care delivery and counseling; to maintain records, manage program finances, maintain supplies and perform other administrative tasks as necessary; to perform related work as required.

The Community Health Nurse II is a professional journey level class. Incumbents perform a full range of complex technical and analytical duties with only occasional instruction or assistance. Work is normally reviewed only upon completion and for overall results. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope of and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and techniques are left to the discretion of the employee. Employee may be expected to provide supervision to subordinate staff, volunteers, interns or other aides; however, supervisory responsibilities are ancillary to the main intent and focus of the position. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

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


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.

Click here to submit a job/internship announcement. If you have questions or would like to make changes to your ad, please contact Kim Krull.

*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.