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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

 

Consumer Involvement Technical Assistance Specialist
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Health Policy and Analytics
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Program Analyst 3 (Consumer Involvement Technical Assistance Specialist) JOB CODE: OHA16-0058. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Health Policy and Analytics Division (HP&A) Behavioral Health Policy section which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, limited duration position located in Portland (421 SW Oak Street). The duration of the assignment is through the end of October 2016 and may be extended beyond the initial project period. This is dependent upon available funding and program needs. This position is classified and is represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) providers related to consumer involvement in planning, providing and evaluating services. The Consumer Involvement Technical Assistance Specialist observes and verifies the functionality of attested to CCBHC consumer involvement standards and provides tools, education and consultation to enhance consumer and family participation in advisory committees, site reviews and treatment. Duties include:

  • Providing consultation and technical guidance in the interpretation of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to consumer and family involvement in CCBHCs.
  • Attending site visits and conducting interviews with consumers and family members.
  • Providing consultation, education and training to CCBHC providers to improve service delivery and consumer and family participation on advisory committees.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: February 10, 2016

 

Eligibility Specialist
Job Type: Part Time Limited Duration
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This is a .50 FTE Limited Duration position lasting through June 30, 2017. Work schedule is 20 hours/week; specific days flexible, but must be able to work (2) 8-hour shifts and (1) four-hour half-day between Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Corrections Health provides medically needed health care to inmates in Multnomah County jails. The Eligibility Specialist explains eligibility requirements and program services to individuals in custody regarding the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Medicare and Medicaid, including identifying their health service needs and accessing appropriate programs offered by Multnomah County and community providers; to provide outreach, screening, research, and follow-up of potential OHP, Medicare and Medicaid eligible clients; to provide information/referral services concerning other programs; to interpret and clearly define complex policies and procedures of federal, state, and county programs, in order to ensure clients receive benefits for which they are eligible. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: February 11, 2016

 

Research Analyst 3 (Adolescent & School Health Research Analyst)
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Health Prevention and Health Promotion (CP&HP), Adolescent, Genetics and Reproductive Health (AGRH) section which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and is represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: This position provides research and evaluation capacity to meet the needs of the Adolescent and School Health Unit. The activities include coordinating research projects, survey design, survey administration, data analysis and reporting. Duties include:

  • Maintaining annual School-Based Health Center (SBHC) client encounter data set and satisfaction survey database for reporting and analysis.
  • Providing analysis and assist in report preparation for School-based Health Center (SBHC) program publications.
  • Preparing SBHC site level data for annual fact sheets.
  • Designing surveys to capture needs, assets and future planning for SBHCs.
  • Generating data for SBHC site visits.
  • Providing project coordination for School Health Profiles Survey. 
  • Presenting data in various formats – reports, webinars, in-person sessions.
  • Explaining and discussing research data with agency personnel, local public health authorities, medical sponsors, schools and other school health partners.
  • Preparing written responses to outside requests for research information.
  • Preparing data showing trends and statistical forecasts.
  • Providing recommendations for program improvement based on research findings.
  • Collaborating with Oregon Department of Education staff on health and education data reporting.
  • Collaborating with Information Services staff and MCH Informatics staff when designing new survey instruments.
  • Leading and coordinating major research projects or survey programs related to school health.
  • Coordinating projects that include broad cross-functional team members.
  • Coordinating the work of other research staff engaged in gathering, compiling, and analyzing information and data.
  • Providing technical direction for staff and verify the accuracy, validity and completeness of data.
  • Providing training to support staff on survey methods and other job functions to support data goals.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: February 9, 2016

 

Program Manager- Healthy Birth Initiative
Job Type: Full-time- Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This position will provide leadership on impacting health disparities along the LifeCourse in African Americans both within HBI and in the department as part of a strategic effort to support African American and other high-risk families in Multnomah County. The position is responsible for providing departmental direction for a broad approach to address persistent health disparities in Maternal Child and Family health. In addition, to managing the core components and programs of the HBI umbrella, the HBI Manager supervises and informs analysis of policy issues and develops strategic internal and external partnerships, manages multiple grants and funding streams, and provides staff supervision and development. The position manages all programs in their group and provides coordination and communication with the larger department and the community.
Duties & Responsibilities: Monitoring and participating in the development and administration of the program budgets; monitor the resources needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Ability to select, motivate and evaluate a diverse workforce; manage professional, paraprofessional and/or technical staff; work with/coach employees to correct deficiencies; provide or arrange for training for subordinates; initiate and implement personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary and termination procedures. Analyze and review pertinent Federal, State and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures in terms of impact on assigned department programs; oversee and ensure compliance as required. Function as subject matter expert for the program by resolving critical or complex program issues and problems.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Public Health Director
Agency: Jefferson County
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Position Description: Jefferson County is seeking a progressive and innovative leader to serve as its next Public Health Director. Plan, direct work for Jefferson County Public Health, including its Community Health, Environmental Health/Water Quality, and Operation Divisions. Work with Board of Health, Health Officer, County Administrator and community partners to improve community health and implement healthcare reforms.
Duties & Responsibilities: Candidates should have experience and expertise in Public Health, healthcare, behavioral health, environmental health, and human services. Lead and mentor a team of 42 motivated and skilled professionals.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled, first review February 16, 2016

 

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

 

Contracted Counseling/Outreach Coordinator
Agency: Open Adoption & Family Services
Location: Eastern OR
Position Description: Open Adoption & Family Services (OA&FS) is a nonprofit, pro-choice agency that welcomes diversity. Our agency is unique in that we provide free all-option pregnancy counseling to women and couples in an empowering, pro-choice environment. We create a safe place for women to explore their options free from judgment and make a decision that feels best to them. When the choice is adoption, we facilitate child-centered open adoptions. Expectant parents choose, meet and create a genuine friendship with the adoptive parents that looks a lot like an extended family relationship. They get together frequently throughout the years. We provide lifelong services, including ongoing relationship guidance and support. OA&FS is licensed in Oregon and Washington, with offices in Seattle, Portland and Eugene and contracted social workers in eastern and southern Oregon, as well as eastern Washington. Regarded as the premier open adoption agency in the Northwest, we have over 30 years of experience completing child-centered open adoptions. OA&FS completes the most domestic infant and newborn adoptions in Oregon and Washington. We are a progressive, pro-choice agency. We have a diverse client population comprised of LGBTQ, straight, married and single individuals. For more information about OA&FS, visit our website: www.openadopt.org.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Make outreach calls and schedule presentations that promote OA&FS and the concept of open adoption to diverse populations in the region including teachers, hospital administrators, counselors, attorneys, high school students, clergy, college faculty, midwives, physicians and other organizations.
  • Counsel expectant parents on their pregnancy options including: parenting, abortion, and adoption.
  • Provide counseling and relationship-building guidance to birthparents and prospective adoptive parents as they navigate their open adoption experience. 
  • Provide case management during adoption planning, including coordinating with other providers such as hospital social workers, and ensuring the adoption complies with applicable statutes and licensing regulations.
  • Complete homestudy and post-placement assessments and reports.
  • Contract position has no set hours. Instead contractor responds to cases and outreach needs as they arise. There is some travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

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

 

Health Educator
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Outreach
Location: Washington County, Portland
Position Description: The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is hiring a full time Health Educator for our new patient Navigation Center. We are seeking a team player to provide customer service, health information and assistance to patients via phone, e-mail and written correspondence. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The Health Educator's responsibilities include assisting patients from across the country with disease and treatment questions and treatment options; assisting in connecting patients with available resources; interacting with patients and guiding them on health insurance issues such as appealing insurance denials and applying for disability; managing a database of patient cases; maintaining follow-up with callers on treatment satisfaction and access to care issue resolution; connecting patients with Foundation services, programs and events; and inputting information into patient contact database. 
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

 

Program Officer - Children, Youth and Families
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: The Ford Family Foundation
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Position Description: The Ford Family Foundation has recently repositioned itself for growth and catalytic impact in its focus areas; this is an exciting time to join the Foundation and its Children, Youth and Families team. A newly created position, the Program Officer will work across the Children, Youth and Families program areas which focus on the education and well-being of children birth-to-18 in rural communities. More specifically, this role will help to implement strategies to improve kindergarten readiness, reduce the rate of child abuse and neglect, and provide access to health and dental services for underserved children. The Program Officer will have significant opportunity for strategic input as the team continues to evolve and expand its grants portfolio as well as local and statewide initiatives. The Program Officer will be an integral part of a close-knit team working to shape and execute the Foundation’s strategies to support strong families and healthy children. Reporting to Christy Cox, Senior Program Officer, Early Childhood Development, the Program Officer will also work closely with Keavy Cook, Director, Children, Youth and Families.
Duties & Responsibilities:

Relationship building and collaboration 
  • Represent the Foundation externally to grantees, community constituents, funding partners, and public sector partners
  • Develop strong and trusting relationships with community leaders, partners, and grantees to achieve shared goals
  • Engage with Foundation peers to develop collaborative approaches to child and family well-being 
  • Serve as Foundation liaison to existing strategic partnerships
Strategy
  • Serve as a thought partner to the team leaders to develop program strategies, work plans, and budgets 
  • Build and maintain a high level of knowledge in child and family well-being with a focus on early childhood development, abuse prevention, and access to health
  • Contribute to writing background documents, meeting reports, presentations, and conduct relevant literature reviews, landscape analyses, and data analysis 
  • Champion the importance of children’s healthy development in rural communities
Grant development and management 
  • Play an active and engaged role of “embedded funder” in established, multi-year, Foundation-led partnerships and collaborations
  • Oversee and conduct due diligence (research, analysis, and site visits) for Foundation grants in access to health and dental, abuse prevention and intervention, and early childhood development
  • Prepare grant recommendations for review at the appropriate staff, committee, or board level

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

 

Medical Director
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: The Wallace Medical Concern
Department: Clinic
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Our Medical Director is a leader and organizational champion responsible for the oversight of legally compliant services provided in our health clinics. 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 that 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: Supervise and mentor medical providers, facilitate meeting, oversee QI activities, establish standards and goals, provide consultations and limited clinical service Leadership; Provide clinical input and leadership to the Senior Leadership Team, working closely with the CEO and other managers, act as a role model and organizational champion, positively contributing to the mission and vision 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

 

Infection Control Practitioner (Program Coordinator II)
Agency: Clark County Public Health
Location: Vancouver, WA
Position Description: Clark County Public Health’s (CCPH) mission is to work with partners to protect and improve the health of all people in Clark County. CCPH’s Communicable Disease program supports statewide surveillance and investigation efforts at the county level for all of Washington State’s notifiable conditions, including planning and response for public health emergencies involving communicable disease. This position reports to the Communicable Disease Program Manager and interacts with relevant Department of Health (DOH) programs (Communicable Disease Epidemiology Office, Public Health Laboratory, Information Resources Management Division, Communications Office, Health Systems Quality Assurance Division), and external stakeholders such as community partners, the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Duties & Responsibilities: The Infection Control Practitioner (ICP) will provide expertise in assessing infection prevention practices and capacity, outbreak management, preparation efforts for highly pathogenic infections (e.g. Ebola, measles), and surveillance of HAI with the main focus on non-hospital settings (e.g., ambulatory care, long-term care facilities). The ICP will also assist in formulating policy and procedures; developing and disseminating educational resources for healthcare facilities; and generating complex reports. This position supports the programs and mandates established in RCW 43.70.056 – a law that established reporting of infections associated with healthcare facilities. This work directly supports DOH’s Domestic Ebola Supplement to Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Grant with the CDC.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

Director of Development and Integration - Research Associate
Job Type: 1.0 FTE
Agency: OHSU
Department: School of Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Director of Development and Integration oversees the day-to-day operations of the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) and other related contracts and projects with similar deliverables that fall within full Behavioral Health Innovations team in the OHSU School of Public Health.

The Director is development focused with creative ideas for products, collaborations with health care systems and providers, community and state partners, regional leaders, the Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), the safety net primary care system, and university partners across HHS region 10. The Director supervises key staff members and consultants and is responsible for the sustained energy and growth of the project and related study team. Specific tasks include the project coordination and over site to implement and meet deliverables, management of NWATTC training plan in collaboration with other team members, gathering, preparation of products, processing and monitoring performance of subcontracts, outreach and seeking of new opportunities and review of expenses for purposes of some budget management. The Director of Development and Integration reports to the Principal Investigator to develop and expand NWATTC opportunities as well as the full Behavioral Health Innovations team that works across projects. The Director provides technical assistance, consultation and training consistent with the required functions of the this project including work with primary care settings, specialty treatment clinics and mental health care settings. This position requires strong communication and organization skills, independent learning, management experience and knowledge of research, workforce development and health care delivery.
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

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Agency: The Wallace Medical Concern 
Location: Portland

Position Description: Our Nurse Practitioners provide high quality, culturally appropriate health care for an at-risk, Medicaid, under- or uninsured patients. As part of a small, multi-disciplinary team, the NP conducts patient assessments and implementation of treatment plans for both acute and chronic conditions, in addition to well child care and women's health. Care includes performing work-ups on patients, including history and a physical, and collaborating with the patient and family/caregiver in developing care plans. 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. JOIN THE WALLACE TEAM 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 Provider:

  • Provide routine care including histories and physicals, ordering diagnostic tests and medications, screening referrals, wound care and management and patient teaching 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

 

RN Case Manager 
Agency: The Wallace Medical Concern
Location: Portland
Position Description: Our RN Case Managers work with new and existing patients in the development, implementation and evaluation of individualized care plans for high risk, complex patients. They advocate for the safety of patients and serve as a liaison between healthcare providers, community services, families of patients and the patients themselves. 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. JOIN THE WALLACE TEAM 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: Clinical areas of responsibility:

  • Work closely with providers to enhance patient experience, understanding and involvement in their own health care
  • Assist clients in establishing individualized health goals, identifying potential barriers, providing education resources and advocacy, and monitor patient progress and health goal adherence 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

 

Clinical Community Health Worker
Agency: The Wallace Medical Concern
Location: Portland
Position Description: Our Clinical Community Health Workers work with clinic care teams to engage patients and provide them with education and tools to make healthy lifestyle choices and manage their own health and diagnoses. 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. JOIN THE WALLACE TEAM 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: Clinical-Community Health Worker: Design and implement a plan with the clinic care team to identify high risk individuals for chronic diseases, provide knowledge on cultural barriers to health care, identify protocols and design services for the clinic team to help patients get the care they need. 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).


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.