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Injury Prevention Program Coordinator
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Heatlh Authority Public Health
Department: Violence adn Injury Prevention
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Program Analyst 3 (Injury Prevention Program Coordinator) JOB CODE: OHA16-0565. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CP&HP), Violence and Injury Prevention section which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, LIMITED DURATION position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This limited duration position is currently scheduled through June 30, 2017. Employment beyond June 30, 2017 will be dependent upon available funding and the needs of the program at that time. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The Injury Prevention Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, oversight and evaluation of injury prevention programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This position serves as the primary liaison between the state and local organizations or stakeholders. This position writes reports, continuation grant applications, develops contracts, facilitates management workgroup, coordinates data collection, training, publicity, and work plan implementation. This position oversees and monitors project budgets. This is a professional position that independently oversees and stimulates the efforts of state staff and community based organizations.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: August 2, 2016

 

HAI Reporting Epidemiologist
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Heatlh Authority Public Health
Department: Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Epidemiologist 2 (HAI Reporting Epidemiologist) JOB CODE: OHA16-0517. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD)/Center for Public Health Practice/Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) 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 represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: Coordinate mandatory HAI reporting from Oregon healthcare facilities through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Create annual reports and innovate methods, such as web-based systems, to ensure easy methods for access to current reportable HAI information by stakeholders and public. These publicly available reports provide in-depth analysis on all currently reportable HAIs, including summary and individual facility data. Responsible for study design and ongoing evaluation of HAI trends in Oregon, including assessment of burden of disease and risk factors for HAIs. Independently plans and conduct special studies evaluating quality of care and impact of interventions designed to prevent and control HAIs. Identify and organize resources for development of new studies. Lead development, implementation and maintenance of Oregon's mandatory HAI reporting program through the NHSN; provide data from NHSN surveillance system to public and private agencies in Oregon with HAI prevention goals and objectives; collaborate with Oregon Patient Safety Commission to provide necessary data and analytic support to prevention collaboratives overseen by the Commission; work with other ACDP HAI staff to ensure that reported data are accurate. Provide consultation to other epidemiologists and health professionals within the Oregon Health Authority, the Public Health Division, other agencies and health care professionals regarding the planning, conduct, and analysis of disease occurrence, outbreak investigations, special studies, and communicable disease issues with respect to HAIs. Provide technical assistance on NHSN definitions and reporting methodology to all Oregon healthcare facilities required to report using NHSN. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 1, 2016

 

ATR Grant Coordinator & Women's Services Coordinator
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Health Systems Division
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (ATR Grant Coordinator & Women's Services Coordinator) JOB CODE: OHA16-0543. 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 Systems Division, Business and Operational Policy section, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Salem (500 Summer Street NE). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: ATR Project Director Position: The primary purpose of this position is to manage and provide statewide leadership, coordination and oversight in the development and implementation of the Access to Recovery (ATR) grant and the alcohol and drug treatment service delivery system. This position is responsible for assuring that deliverables are met through relevant contracts, rules, guidelines and collaboration with all project partners. The person in this position will administer and oversee Oregon's ATR program's implementation, management and service delivery for the three year grant period. These duties entail fiscal and audit monitoring, data stewardship, quality assurance and evaluation, change management and training, and development of outreach activities to populations receiving treatment and recovery services. The person in this position will exercise collaborative effort and coordinate the work of staff and other partners to plan, design and direct policies and priorities as they relate to the implementation of ATR. This position has primary responsibility for developing and directing state policy on substance abuse initiatives and programs. The position makes decisions determining accountability mechanisms and outcome measurements for a statewide recovery oriented system of care. Women's Services Coordinator: The purpose of this position within Oregon is to provide leadership, coordination and oversight to the statewide alcohol and drug treatment service delivery system. It focuses specifically on the planning, policy and program development, and implementation of specialized programs serving particular populations. These specialized programs include women and family based treatment services including TANF and child welfare populations. It also takes the lead in developing improved case management systems and collaborating with physical and public health agencies in addressing issues of infectious disease prevention and treatment for clients with substance use disorders. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 1, 2016

 

Regional Outreach Coordinator
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Health Systems Division
Location: Lane County, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Program Analyst 2 (Regional Outreach Coordinator) JOB CODE: OHA16-0347. 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 Systems Division (HSD) which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one permanent full time position. We are currently hiring for the Southwest Oregon Region only. This region encompasses Lane, Douglas, Coos, Curry, Josephine, and Jackson County. This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Regional Outreach Coordinator provides training and support to community partners around the state who wish to educate, assist, and enroll Oregonians into insurance programs. These partners include outreach grantees, application assisters, volunteer community organizations, medical providers and other stakeholders. In addition to training duties, the Outreach Coordinator will work in a team-community environment to conduct outreach to targeted communities and/or constituencies to develop new or support existing partnerships. The Regional Outreach Coordinator will also provide support to the Community Partner Outreach Program Manager as well as the Health Services Division Administrator in special projects to promote educational and supporting materials that support and align with OHA's Triple Aim.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: July 28, 2016

 

Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Director
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority Public Health
Department: Center for Health Protection
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Operations and Policy Analyst 3 (Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Coordinator) JOB CODE: OHA16-0560. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Health Protection (CHP), Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to solidify the integration of a pediatric focus within the state EMS and Trauma systems and to assure effective implementation and operation of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program and EMSC enhancement activities. This position is responsible for implementing and monitoring a coordinated system that will improve injury prevention initiatives and improve access and care for critically ill and injured children. This position provides technical assistance to the State EMSC Advisory Board and subcommittees, the State EMS Committee, the State Trauma Advisory Board and Area Trauma Advisory Boards, hospitals, prehospital care agencies and EMT training centers, and assists the appropriate committees and subcommittees to develop pediatric protocols and guidelines, establish program policies, and create processes for evaluating system performance and patient outcomes. The position monitors systems performance measurements and assists trauma program staff with monitoring pediatric trauma patient quality improvement. This position is responsible for trending compliance with standards and for developing training programs. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 14, 2016

 

HIV Care and Treatment Services Manager
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Heatlh Authority Public Health
Department: Center for Public Health Practice
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY invites applications for the position of: Principal Executive/Manager D (HIV Care and Treatment Services Manager) JOB CODE: OHA16-0559. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), HIV/STD/TB 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 as management service, supervisory and is not represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: This position provides oversight and management of the HIV Care and Treatment Program, to assure quality services are being provided to people with HIV/AIDS in the State of Oregon. Duties include:

  • Direct supervision of a diverse staff to include hiring, training, assigning and prioritizing work, coaching, reviewing performance, promoting teamwork, progressive disciplinary action as appropriate to maintain consistent behavior and a professional workplace
  • Determine program priorities and make decisions related to the direction of the program necessary to obtain desired outcomes.
  • Identify need for establishing program guidelines, standards of service and policy to achieve program goals and to assure compliance with state and federal rules/laws as required by funding agencies. 
  • Provide ongoing oversight to ensure that projects, reports and grant assignments are appropriately prioritized within the various work teams. Monitors projects for completion and to meet federal deadlines.
  • Oversee grant application development. Guide staff, contractors, and community partners in preparing elements of grant applications. Write components of grant as needed.
  • Develop program operating budget for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Ryan White Part B base and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded programs, monitor program goals and expected expenditures with Section Manager.
  • Oversee the 340B Drug Discount Program to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee new or expand existing programs. Construct projects involving multiple funding sources and stakeholders in both government and community programs.
  • Identify program need for specific contract services and oversee and prepare statements of work for program contracts and RFP solicitations. Act as the contract administrator for program contracts.
  • Conduct inquiries into client and provider complaints about services or program operations to determine the appropriate level of response needed to address and resolve the issue(s).
  • Regularly communicate and develop relationships with other agency staff, the public, local service providers, county health department staff, state representatives and community based partners. Participate in planning efforts aimed to improve, increase and enhance services. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 7, 2016

 

Immunization Nurse
Job Type: entry level RN -- limited duration
Agency: Legacy Health
Department: Employee Health
Location: Multnomah, Marion, and Clark county areas
Position Description: We have an exciting opportunity for six RNs to join our dynamic, quality-focused team for a limited-duration assignment this Fall. The Immunization Nurse is an ideal experience for an entry-level RN with a willingness to learn and an openness to flexible working conditions, hours, and locations. Our department's largest program serves 17,000+ clients each year through coordination and implementation of our system-wide Kick the Flu campaign. This successful outreach includes a combination of health education services, administration of IM and ID injections, and management of large community vaccination clinics. In-depth training covering influenza, vaccination, venipuncture, and disease control will be provided. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The first month of this role will involve staffing large community vaccination clinics across all Legacy Health medical centers under the direct supervision of public health clinicians. For the second month of the position, each Immunization Nurse will be assigned to their own Legacy Health medical center and will be responsible for identifying opportunities and designing outreach to our clients at that site. Daily duties will include blood draws, providing respirator training, mentoring student clinicians, roving flu vaccination, and conducting community vaccination outreach. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 21, 2016

 

Employee Health Nurse
Job Type: RN -- Salary 32 hours weekly
Agency: Legacy Health
Department: Employee Health
Location: Gresham, OR
Position Description: We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Employee Health Nurse to join our dynamic, quality-focused team. Legacy Employee Health department is responsible for the health and wellness of Legacy Health employees, volunteers, contractors and students through preventative services, health education, access to wellness resources, and responding to injuries or exposures. We serve our 17,000+ clients through coordination and implementation of system-wide programs such as the Kick the Flu Campaign, Ergonomic Program, Healthy Eating Active Living Challenge. Employee Health Nurses are located at seven of our Legacy locations and are responsible for an average of 2,000 individuals apiece. This position will be located primarily at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center just outside of Portland, Oregon. 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.
Duties & Responsibilities: As the point-of-contact for all personnel at the Legacy Mt. Hood location, this Employee Health Nurse will be responsible for identifying opportunities and designing outreach to our clients at that site. Daily duties will range from blood draws, immunizations, mentoring student clinicians, conducting presentations on a variety of topics, and administration of an outpatient 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 Director
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Clatsop County
Department: Public Health Department
Location: Astoria, OR
Position Description: The Public Health Director administers, plans and directs the Public Health Department to ensure activities necessary for the preservation of health and prevention of disease county wide. Responsible for enforcement of the rules of the local public health authority and public health laws. Skills and experience required include surveillance, epidemiology, and control of preventable diseases and disorders; parent and child health services including family planning clinics, collection and reporting of health statistics; health information and referral services; public health emergency preparedness and response; communications, leadership, and organization building; community partnerships, health equity and cultural competency. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Our ideal candidate will not only lead the Public Health Department through collaborative efforts with community, state and federal agencies but will also provide leadership in health planning and development including assessing county-wide public health service needs. He/she will:

  • Ensure that ORS 431.416 regarding local public health authority, laws and rules, is appropriately administered and enforced.
  • Implement and enforce OAR in health and human services: Be prepared to make emergency decisions to protect the public under authority of the Oregon Health Division. Develop and recommend public health policies, department rules and regulations, and prepare statistical, financial and special reports including operational analyses, program evaluations and periodic reports to the Board of County Commissioners and the Board of Health.
  • Establish operational methods and procedures and plan, organize and direct the work of department professionals, technical specialists, and clerical staff.
  • Ensure performance of quality assurance activities and compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Develop, direct, and monitor the budget and financial management systems for local public health services.
  • Negotiate annual budgets for programs with the State Department of Health Services.
  • Research, attract and administer grant funding. Develop, direct, supervise and review program plans and grant applications as required. Provide budget and service expertise for negotiations with subcontractor agencies as requested.
  • Represent Clatsop County Public Health Department to other community and state groups and serve as liaison with state and national health organizations. Work with various program advisory boards, both statutory and relevant to Public Health practices including Human Services Advisory Committee.
  • Direct the performance management system and quality improvement of public health programs using community health assessments and improvement plans to drive public health practice.
  • Promote community awareness and support of adopted plans; facilitate community partnerships and provide technical assistance to community agencies to achieve objectives. Represent the County Public Health Department to community groups, agencies, and the media.
  • Ensure development and presentation of educational and marketing programs to community groups, health care providers and professionals, in news releases and notifications regarding public health issues.
  • Establish standards and direct nursing practices to ensure a high quality of professional service and compliance with the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Prepare staff to handle outbreaks, bioterrorism, and other public health threats and emergencies.
  • Ensure that response plans are reviewed, exercised, evaluated and updated. Regularly assess training needs and ensure access to competency-based instruction. 

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

 

Transitional Care & Outreach Supervisor
Agency: CareOregon
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: 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. The Transitional Care & Outreach Supervisor is accountable for supervising the day to day operations of a multidisciplinary centralized team, as well as staff located in various clinic and community settings, working to provide exceptional transitional care to our high risk members.  
Duties & Responsibilities: Participates in the Transitions of Care Collaborative and promotes collaboration and positive relationships with community partners. Focus of the position is to address complex patient needs by combining multi-disciplinary operational and clinical strategies to support a continuum of care for patients as they transition between care settings.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: August 8, 2016

 

Nursing Supervisor- Maternal Child and Family Health
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Maternal Child and Family Health (MCFH) is a unit within the Public Health Division of the Multnomah County Health Department with multiple home visiting programs. These programs use community based strategies to ensure that diverse populations in Multnomah County have access to services that best serve their communities. MCFH programs ensure a trauma informed, equity focused systems approach to Multnomah County home visiting resources.Toxic stress is now understood as one of the fundamental influences for early childhood and adult health. The primary goals of MCFH programs are to improve pregnancy outcomes, decrease health inequities among people of color, improve child health and development, and improve economic self-sufficiency of the family through the interruption of toxic stress and the building of resiliency.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Provide leadership and supervision to Community Health Nurses(CHN) and Community Health Specialists (CHS) working within Maternal Child and Family Health.
  • Participate in MCFH leadership decision making as part of the MCFH leadership team.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of CHNs and CHSs involved in direct care of clients in their homes and/or out in the community.
  • For developing, implementing and evaluating culturally specific and culturally responsive clinical practices.
  • Provide advanced knowledge of the Latino community, demonstrated by knowledge of the traditions, values and customs of the community being served.
  • Apply principles of reflective practice and staff development that provide primary support and appropriate oversight to CHN and CHS home visitors.
  • Uphold the established NFP visit-to-visit guidelines and contract requirements.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: July 22, 2016

 

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

 

RN Maternity Care Coordinator
Job Type: Full time (1.0) FTE position
Agency: OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Mission Statement: To provide high-quality comprehensive healthcare services for the community of SE Portland especially its vulnerable residents while teaching healthcare professionals. The health center provides total family-oriented care to patients in SE Portland. The health center is staffed by faculty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and residents. The clinic coordinates all aspects of care provided through other specialty clinics and hospitals. The clinic conducts patient care 6 days per week and 5 evenings per week. Over 200 patients are seen per day, with up to 5000 visits per month and 70,000 patient visits per year. Patients are generally low income inner city residents. Many are immigrants. High level of mental health, substance abuse, cardiovascular illness, diabetes and depression. 15% of patients speak languages other than English: Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Duties & Responsibilities: The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN’s care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, practitioner, and knowledge transferor [O’Rourke Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN’s engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical Nurse exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.Primary role to expand prenatal and postpartum care to patients at the Family Medicine at Richmond clinic via partnerships with substance abuse treatment and community organizations. Responsibilities described below to include delivery of care, care management, outreach and recruitment, and program development. Maternity Care Management RN will be responsible for approximately 150 prenatal cases in the first 12 months.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: August 1, 2016


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

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

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

 

Mental Health Services Division Manager
Job Type: Manager
Agency: Benton County Health Services
Department: Mental Health
Location: Corvallis, OR
Position Description: The Mental 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 that has tripled in size over the last 3 years as a result of health care reform. 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. 
Duties & Responsibilities: This Division Manager position is responsible for development, management, coordination, and evaluation of crisis and commitment services, community support programs and outpatient mental health and addictions services in an integrated setting including public health and primary care. The incumbent provides leadership and direction to a Division of 50 employees including 3 subordinate management positions. Administers the preparation of the biennial mental health budget of approximately 7 million dollars. 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. Provides staff services to the Local Mental Health Addictions, and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee. Represents the Benton County Mental 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 Mental 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. Responsible for planning and executing special projects.

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

 

Public Health Nurse - School Based Health Center
Agency: Umatilla County Health Department (UCo Health)
Location: Pendleton, OR
Position Description: Umatilla County has two School Based Health Center clinics in Pendleton. This role works as an active team member of the SBHC and UCo Health teams. Working to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents and students through direct primary care services and health education classes.
Duties & Responsibilities: Working with the SBHC multidisciplinary team providing nursing assessment, intervention, immunizations, lab testing/screening, health education, and referrals. Plan implement, delegate, and provide follow-up for various health needs of students. Assist with development, implementation, and evaluation of health education classes and activities. Provide education programs to school groups on prevention topics and public health issues.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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

 

Community Health Specialist
Agency: North Central Public Health District
Location: The Dalles, OR
Position Description: NCPHD is looking for a Community Health Specialist to develop and coordinate community outreach and programs to increase positive outcome in population health. Area of focus would include Home Visiting Program, Fit-In Wasco Program and Public Health Accreditation process. This is a temporary 12-month grant funding position with benefits; $3,047.00/month. Required: Considerable knowledge of public health processes and topics; Extensive computer knowledge with experience in writing and document creation; Experience setting up Excel spreadsheets, inputting and retrieving data. 
To Apply: Obtain application packet by emailing publichealth@co.wasco.or.us
Closing Date: Open until filled - EOE

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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, OR
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: Continuous


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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wallace Medical Concern

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

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

Click here to see what positions are currently available.

 

Northwest Human Services, Marion & Polk Counties

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


Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

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

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

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

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

 

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