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Nurse Coordinator
Agency: Southwest Community Health Center
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) is looking for an exceptional Nurse Coordinator to serve its growing patient population, primarily working at the SW Portland location. Nurse Coordinators support SWCHC's mission of providing high quality health care in a safe, reassuring and culturally-sensitive manner by facilitating smoothly-run clinics and continuity of care for all patients. This position is responsible for working with the Clinic Manager to ensure that clinics are appropriately staffed and volunteers are properly oriented. In addition, Nurse Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that all necessary follow-up care is conducted and documented. Three (3) or more years of operations experience in a clinic setting is preferred; 1-2 years are required. Cultural competence is essential and experience in community health and interacting with diverse low-income patients strongly preferred.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide oversight during clinic hours, including: a. orchestration of clinic flow b. training and orientation of health care volunteers c. set-up and close-out for each clinic d. provision of necessary lab work.
  2. Assure follow-up care in accordance with clinic protocol and clinicians' orders.
  3. Provide chronic disease management services, including: a. identification of high risk patients b. monitoring of patients on SWCHC's Chronic Disease Registries c. following up with patients who have missed or are at-risk of missing their appointments d. provision of health education/health literacy information and support.
  4. Oversee/manage the clinic's Medical/Pharmacy Assistance Program and Project Access, a program that provides no-cost specialty care and hospitalization for eligible clients.
  5. Ensure that clinic labs are ready for courier pick-up and results are documented upon return, including sorting and reviewing incoming paperwork: labs, imaging and patient records and faxes.
  6. Track and report clinical data, including immunization data; also implement, monitor and report on grant activities, working with SWCHC's Executive Director and Grants and Data Manager.
  7. Oversee volunteers providing quality control on clinic equipment, and assure that facility is properly sanitized after each clinic, including proper disposal of waste.
  8. In accordance with the SWCHC Medical Director and Clinic Operations Committee, establish protocols for the clinic in compliance with HIPAA and other governmental regulations and guidelines and clinic policies, and implement systems to facilitate organizational flow.
  9. Work with HIT (Health Information Technology) Team to implement and use electronic medical records.
  10. Support patient outreach efforts.

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter highlighting your related experience and why you are interested in the position, to: jobs@swchc-pdx.org.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled; interviews start in early June 2016

 

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

 

Family Nurse Practitioner
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Department: Medical
Location: Forest Grove, OR
Position Description: The Nurse Practitioner is to provide primary care medical services to the patients of the Center in accordance with training, experience and licensure. Participate as a member of the medical team within the Center. Function as an educational resource to patients, the Center, students and the Community.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in direct patient care, which may include obstetrics, family planning, newborn care, pediatrics and general adult care. 
  • Meet minimum patient care productivity requirements as may be set by the Center to meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
  • Provide continuous, comprehensive and culturally sensitive health care of the highest quality.
  • Provide case management to Center patients.
  • Provide all necessary documentation in the medical record of care provided to patient, including education, medications, referrals, diagnostic testing and follow-up.
  • May assist in organizing and participating in special clinics such as the migrant camp program.
  • May be required to provide services at sites other than primary work-site.
  • Provide day-to day supervision of support staff with respect to individual patient management.
  • Participate in case management review and discussion, i.e. OB patients, diabetics.
  • Assist in implementation of plans to meet the objectives of the annual "Health Plan" and other goals established by the QA/QI committee and the Center's managed care plans.
  • Participate in chart audits to assess success of QA/QI program.
  • Participate in medical staff, OB, QA/QI meetings and other committees within the Center established to improve patient care and the overall operation of the Center. 
  • Provide supervision of students and residents in the health care professions. Become part of community groups or agencies to assist the Center's integration into the community.
  • Provide assistance to the Medical Director or CEO to fulfill the work of the Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). 

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

 

Principal Executive/Manager F (Environmental Public Health Section Manager)
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority is seeking applicants for a Principal Executive/Manager F (Environmental Public Health Section Manager). This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD)/Center for Health Protection (CHP)/Environmental Public Health (EPH) program, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one permanent, full-time position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is management service and is not represented by a union. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Direct and supervise section personnel which includes recruiting, hiring, training, developing, supervising, evaluating and disciplining culturally diverse professional and support staff. Identify and resolve conflicts between staff, as well as any employee grievances. Develop and maintain team-based approach to continuous systems and performance improvement of section through participatory management. Direct a section with diverse programmatic responsibilities. Develop, implement, monitor and revise policies and procedures, and develop and revise Oregon Administrative Rules consistent with mission of OHA, PHD and CHP by determining the most effective use of staff, fiscal and other resources. Establish section priorities, identify grant funding opportunities consistent with section objectives and coordinates development of grant applications, ensure that programs are consistent with and efficiently implement those priorities. Plan, establish and evaluate short- and long-term quantitative and qualitative goals, objectives and priorities for the Section consistent with OHA, PHD and CHP goals and mission. Measure and monitor programs and performances to assure attainment of goals and objectives. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: June 5, 2016

 

Public Health Educator 2 (Maternal and Child Health Public Health Educator)
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority is seeking applicants for a Public Health Educator 2 (Maternal and Child Health Public Health Educator). This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD)/Center for Health Prevention and Health Promotion (CP&HP)/Maternal and Child Health Section which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one permanent, full-time position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position classified and is represented by a union. This position provides public health education skills to assess, plan, organize, and implement health education services and programs for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section. This position will mainly support the Oral Health Unit and Birth Anomalies Registry (BAR). 
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Developing and disseminating oral health education materials targeted to certain populations across the lifespan
  • Conducting research and focus groups on incentives for school-based dental sealant programs in elementary and middle schools.
  • Developing oral health education materials and incentive items for middle school children as part of the statewide school-based dental sealant program.
  • Developing and disseminating program materials for the statewide School-based Dental Sealant Program and Certification Program for local school dental sealant programs. This includes training materials and manuals, school information and forms, parent/guardian information and forms, and a dental sealant video appropriate for elementary schools and middle schools.
  • Working with partners and stakeholders to develop healthy pregnancy and birth anomalies prevention messaging and materials. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: May 26, 2016

 

Public Health Nurse
Agency: North Central Public Health District
Location: The Dalles, OR
Position Description: Position available: One full-time position with benefits OR two part-time positions without benefits would be considered in lieu of one full-time. Salary range is dependent on experience. Requires completion of a degree program approved by the National League of Nursing (baccalaureate degree pref.), possession of current Oregon nursing license & valid drivers license.  
Duties & Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities could include but are not limited to the following: reproductive health, walk-in clinic, home visiting program and communicable disease services.
To Apply: Obtain application packet from North Central Public Health District at 419 E. 7th St., The Dalles, OR 97058, email publichealth@co.wasco.or.us, or by calling 541-506-2600.
Closing Date: Open until filled - EOE

 

Health Educator
Job Type: Health Education, Promotion & Prevention
Agency: Western Washington University
Department: Prevention & Wellness Services
Location: Bellingham, WA
Position Description: This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate health educator to lead health promotion and prevention efforts and mentor enthusiastic Peer Health Educators in a dynamic university environment. This position collaborates with interdisciplinary partners to develop and implement evidence-informed health promotion initiatives designed to help minimize health-impacting issues and enhance student success, health and safety. The Health Educator's primary role is to develop and implement health promotion materials, services and programs that support and enhance student health and well-being, and are reflective of the needs and diversity of our Western community. Education, outreach, and promotion of self-care, positive health/well-being enhancing behaviors, and risk reducing options are employed to assist students in maximizing their ability to attain academic success and personal goals. This is accomplished through intentional design, implementation and assessment of materials, programs and services, providing quality resources focusing on self-assessment, enhancement of well-being, appropriate self-care, and the utilization of student employees and Peer Health Educators. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

Executive Director
Agency: NARAL Pro-Chioice Oregon/Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health
Location: Portland, OR and travel throughout the state regularly
Position Description: The Executive Director (ED) of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health is responsible for the strategic direction and operational successes of the Oregon NARAL affiliate, its Foundation and Political Action Committee. The Executive Director is supported by the Deputy Director, four full time staff and multiple interns. The Executive Director reports to the NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Board and to the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health Board, both of which establish collaborative strategic agendas for their work. The successful ED will be comfortable in a role with high community visibility, will be adept at collaborating with active boards with ambitious agendas, will demonstrate excellent leadership and management acumen to support a small, high-functioning staff and will have deep experience managing within limited financial resources. The majority of the ED's work will focus on leveraging staff talent, achieving programmatic success and delivering on political and advocacy initiatives. Reporting to the Boards of NARAL and OFRH, the ED administers the policies and priorities established by the Boards, develops and advances programs aligned with those priorities as well as leads and manages the operations and experienced staff. The successful candidate will develop and guide the people, plans, and programs that will enable NARAL and OFRH to thrive in a changing environment. Working collaboratively with the Boards and staff, the ED will influence the strategy and planning that determines priorities and agendas for both organizations. Partnering with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, the ED will employ strong organizational management, communication, problem solving, and relationship building skills in an effort to ensure NARAL's and OFRH's continued success. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Successfully managing the financial health of both organizations. This set of tasks includes donor development, grants identification and application, financial administration, cultivating and maintaining excellent relationships with major donors, and budget development and management. The ED coordinates and leverages the fund raising activities of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, its foundation, and the Political Action Committee.
  • Successfully leading the programs of the organizations. This includes membership support and development, grassroots organizing, legislative initiatives, political advocacy and endorsements, and the One Key Question initiative.*
  • Successfully representing the organizations to the media and community by acting as the principle spokesperson for both. Additionally, the ED is the main point of contact for partner relationships, community visibility, legislative advocacy, and political endorsements.
  • Successfully deepening the organizations' commitment to reproductive justice by being an ally for social justice organizations and community partners; supporting and amplifying the experiences and leadership of people of color; educating staff, boards, members and supporters about the intersections of reproductive justice and racial justice, economic justice, immigrant justice, and LGBTQ justice.

*One Key Question: http://www.onekeyquestion.org/
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: May 27, 2016

 

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

 

Accounting Technician 3 (Fiscal Specialist)
Job Type: Permanent
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority is seeking applicants for an Accounting Technician 3 (Fiscal Specialist). This employment opportunity is with the Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD), which is part of Public Health, under 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. This position serves as a fiscal technician/analyst responsible for the coordinating and monitoring of fiscal and business activities for the programs residing in the Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD). This position is part of the OSPHD, Fiscal and Business Operations section, and works under the lead of the Office's Program Support Manager to meet the program needs and administrative requirements for fiscal and administrative data.
Duties & Responsibilities: The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Review and prepare invoices for payment, ensuring appropriate levels of documentation to support the payment. 
  • Review service dates and apply accurate coding and assignment of agency object.
  • Establish tracking and record-keeping procedures for monitoring revenue and expenditures.
  • Retrieve fiscal data from various sources to produce fiscal reports. 
  • Monitor revenue and expenditures to assure they are applied to correct accounts. Prepare adjustments as needed. 
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of projections and estimates for year-end position of revenue and expenditures.
  • Evaluate to determine if actuals are on track with expected budget and make recommendation as to any action needed in response. 
  • Monitor labor cost codes for employee payroll. 
  • Ensure staff is appropriately assigned to the correct LCC that reflects the activities they are performing.
  • Monitor Time and Activity payroll reports to ensure staff are following requirements to track and code time between activities and fund sources. Work with staff and managers to resolve issues.
  • Prepare monthly accounting of each employee's payroll charges to incorporate into monthly financial reports and compare against budget. Review and highlight any potential problems or discrepancies to management.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: May 25, 2016

 

Health Director
Job Type: Full time
Organization: Jefferson County
Department: Public Health
Location: Madras, OR
Position Description: Under the direction of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and the County Administrative Officer, the Jefferson County Health Administrator is responsible for County Public Health Department designated contracts, programs and staff. Jefferson County's Health Director must be familiar in the areas of contract management, public engagement, policy development across public health, maternal and child health, family planning, environmental health, addictions, mental health and developmental disabilities and other related areas in accordance with Oregon Statute and adopted standards of the Conference of Local Health Officials and needs particular to Jefferson County. The ideal candidate will have been a public health director or senior manager, and will have had previous experience in an organization of comparable size. This individual will be capable of understanding Jefferson County's unique dynamic and have an appreciation for the ethnic diversity of the County. Candidates must be willing to help set up new administrative procedures with the ever increasing complexity of state and federal requirements, and should have a history of progressive, proactive, and innovative program development, as well as a track record of successful follow-through and implementation with proven results. The competitive candidate will be outgoing, and exhibit an open and approachable communication style. Further, the new Director will be a good listener who interacts well with personnel throughout all levels of the organization in a consistent manner, and will be able to speak well in front of small groups. The candidate will have sound values and promote teamwork and cooperation, as well as the ability to take the organization to the next level of efficiency. The ideal Health Director will be familiar with contract management and grant management, and should be able to build and nurture relationships within the community and with regional partners, and local and state agencies. It is imperative that the new Director is able to leverage county and community assets with limited supply, and work with the state to increase funding for Jefferson County. It is ideal that the new Health Director is committed to staying in the community, and has a desire to integrate and bring innovative ideas for providing healthcare services to the community.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops and recommends public health policies, operational methods and procedures; maintains current policy manuals and procedural guidelines; has current knowledge of public health law, rules, regulations and responsibilities.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the work of staff for efficient operation of the JCPHD (Jefferson County Public Health Department).
  • Oversight and community engagement of County subcontractors for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities services.
  • Prepares and presents budgets adequate to meet the needs of the JCPHD programs and the community they serve.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in the monitoring of funds available for public health services.
  • Directs operational analysis, program development and evaluation, standards development and management information systems; gathers and reports statistical and financial information necessary for operational and program decision-making.
  • Represents the County in community activities, to state and federal governments, and the Conference of Local Health Officials, the Central Oregon Health Council and their committees. 
  • Maintains communication with county governmental officials, the Health Officer, St. Charles Madras Hospital, community health and social service providers and behavioral providers. 
  • Holds the office of Registrar of Vital Statistics for Jefferson County. 
  • Represents the Board of Commissioners in the assurance of quality Emergency Services in accordance with the adopted Ambulance Service Area plan; prepares all meeting agendas and reports; provides technical assistance and consultation on plan content and requirements to all service providers, County Commissioners, affected agencies and the community; ensures that the plan is current and in compliance with all applicable statutes and rules. 
  • Promotes and maintains quality public health services; assures that state and federal government requirements are met; assures clients’ rights to confidentiality, quality services, and respect as individual beings are met according to HIPAA regulations. 
  • Assures availability of resources for JCPHD staff reference and information. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: June 5, 2016

 

Health Services Director
Agency: Deschutes County
Department: Health Services
Location: Bend, Oregon
Position Description: Deschutes County is seeking an individual with the following attributes: compassionate, visionary, strong leadership, approachable, passionate about public and behavioral health, supportive, and ethical. The successful candidate is a knowledgeable and respected professional with demonstrated success managing public and/or behavioral health programs. Applicants will be evaluated based on relevant management experience, knowledge of behavioral health and public health programs, and experience with integrated health services. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The Health Services Director reports to the County Administrator. The position is open due to the planned transition of the incumbent, Jane Smilie. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Jane Smilie at Jane.Smilie@deschutes.org. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Full engagement in health reform and transformation as well as strategic and operational planning; guiding implementation of department goals and objectives.
  • Managing and communicating with the department workforce.
  • Ensuring that Deschutes County, as the local mental health authority, provides or secures a wide range of essential services, assesses service and system needs and collaborates with PacificSource as the contracted Coordinated Care Organization.
  • Operating in a highly collaborative environment with a three-member Board of County Commissioners, Public Health and Behavioral Health Advisory Boards, the Wellness & Education Board of Central Oregon, the Central Oregon Health Council, Courts, the law enforcement community and other area coalitions and collateral agencies.
  • Working effectively with health care providers and housing, transportation and social service agencies throughout a tri-county region with urban and rural characteristics.
  • Developing, managing, directing and evaluating department programs and activities.
  • Ensuring that Deschutes County, as the local public health authority, administers and enforces the public health laws and rules of the Oregon Health Authority and the State of Oregon.
  • Preparing reports and recommendations regarding current activities, accomplishments, problems, and future community needs.
  • Preparing annual department budgets and special grant requests.
  • Assuring compliance with a wide range of laws, rules, grant requirements and performance management metrics and reporting responsibilities.

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

 

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

 

Community Health Nurse (RN) - Bilingual Spanish
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: North Portland, Oregon
Position Description: Multnomah County Health Department has a vision that includes you...Healthy People in Healthy Communities. Join a team that includes Portland's most outstanding healthcare professionals. Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a Community Health Nurse- Bilingual- Spanish for the North Portland Health Center at 9000 North Lombard, Portland, Oregon 97203. Community Health Nurses provide comprehensive community health nursing services directed toward the prevention of disease and the promotion of health in the community by using professional nursing diagnosis, judgment in assessment, evaluation, screening, counseling and referral. The Health Department values cultural competence; ongoing quality improvement; utilization of best practices; developing and maintaining a highly qualified and competent work force; fiscal responsibility; optimally coordinated services and safely protecting patients and staff. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Continuous

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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