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Deputy Medical Director, Corrections Health - Multnomah County

Are you a Public Health physician with experience in corrections environment, who is looking for an exciting new opportunity? Do you have a passion for working in a challenging environment where you can serve disadvantaged populations? Are you looking for an opportunity where you will build partnerships, empower a multi-disciplinary team and make a difference? 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 is seeking a highly qualified Deputy Medical Director. This full-time administrator will direct, manage and evaluate the activities of the Corrections Health unit of the Multnomah County Health Department. Corrections Health provides medical, dental and mental health care services at the county’s three jail and detention facilities. The ideal candidate for this position will be a strategic and innovative thinker. This leader will have clinical and leadership experience.

The Deputy Medical Director will direct, manage, organize and evaluate the activities of Corrections Health within the Health Department. This position requires the application of technical knowledge in the specialized field of Corrections Health, including utilizing medical, nursing, public health, corrections and management knowledge and skills to direct the program, thereby assuring clients receive care at the community standard. The Deputy Medical Director must possess initiative and judgment in anticipating and determining proactive strategic directions in an evolving medical and corrections environment, while upholding fiscal and legal parameters, along with program guidelines and policies. Collaboration, coordination and maintaining excellent working relationships are required. Collaboration and coordination is crucial especially with all levels within Corrections Health, as well as other county divisions: Health Department Integrated Clinical Services, Sheriff's Office, Department of Community Justice, Attorney's Office, District Attorney's Office, county courts and other community partners. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Posted October 19, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Epidemiologist 1 (Active Bacterial Core Epidemiologist) - OHA/PHD, Portland

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time, limited duration Epidemiologist 1 (Active Bacterial Core Epidemiologist) located in Portland.

Major Duties Include:

  • Assist with design of protocols for expanding the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) system to include non-culture based diagnostic tests (CIDTs). Survey laboratories to estimate use of CIDTs. Coordinate with hospital and laboratory staff to implement new case definitions and develop protocols for collecting specimens from patients with positive CIDTs. Modifies study database to accommodate new case definition and specimen types. Assist with implementation of electronic reporting using expanded case definition and specimen type.
  • Design, conduct, and collect data for evaluation of use of urine antigen tests in persons hospitalized with CAP. Query state hospital discharge database to identify cases of pneumonia hospitalized in the tricounty area and track trends over time.
  • Review Oregon’s ABCs data to evaluate changes in numbers and rates of non-bacteremic cases of pneumococcal pneumonia and other ABCs pathogens identified by CIDTs.
  • Analyze data periodically to answer study questions, displays data in graphs and tables, summarizes data and writes reports for ACDP and CDC and manuscripts for publication.
  • Participate in committees devoted to issues of pneumonia and CAP surveillance; make formal presentations to scientific groups, health care providers, and DHS and other state agencies personnel.
  • Provide information about communicable diseases and conditions to the inquiring general public. Assist with response to outbreaks of communicable diseases. Act approximately twice monthly as ACDP on-call epidemiologist, responding to questions and reports from local health department staff and private clinicians/veterinarians statewide.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregon.gov/jobs, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0713 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted October 19, 2014

Closing Date - October 24, 2014

 

EpiCenter Immunizations & BRFSS Project Specialist - Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

The Immunizations and BRFSS Project Specialist provides technical, analytical and specialized support to the EpiCenter Director in support of two initiatives; the adult composite immunization measure project and the tribal Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey project. The funding for this position is for one year 10/1/2014 – 9/30/2015. This position will conduct calls with those surveyed for tribal BRFSS, assist with BRFSS training and technical assistance, provide data entry for surveys and assist with analysis as requested. For the adult composite immunization work, this position will work with the Medical Epidemiologist and the EpiCenter Director and biostatisticians to develop an adult composite immunization measure. This position will assist with data collection, data entry and evaluation; and, development of surveys regarding the feasibility of inclusion of the immunization composite measure as a nationwide GPRA measure. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted October 19, 2014

Closing Date - October 31, 2014

 

Office Coordinator - Upstream Public Health

Upstream Public Health seeks a highly-qualified, well organized administrative genius to support the Executive Director and staff members with administrative, financial, and all the many tasks that go along with keeping an organization running smoothly. Upstream is a 501(c)3 non-profit public health advocacy group based in Portland, Oregon that works to identify the most innovative, broad-based public health solutions that are backed by science and research. Upstream is dedicated to implementing prevention based policy solutions and has a track record of successfully building coalitions and mobilizing advocates. The successful candidate will be a task-master with stellar administrative, financial, development, and research support skills. Our hire will have exceptional organizational and communication skills, good people skills, be able to manage multiple projects, be motivated to take initiative, pay careful attention to detail, and follow projects all the way through to completion. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted October 17, 2014

Closing Date - October 20, 2014

 

Public Health Data Analyst/Epidemiologist - Benton County

Public Health is concerned with protecting the health and well-being of everyone who lives, works or visits Benton County - We focus on preventing health problems before they occur. Our programs strive to create community conditions that help reduce health disparities so all people have an equal chance for a long and healthy life. Public health is “at your service every day” throughout the county wherever you live, learn, work and play. Services are open to all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status. All services are accessible to those with mobility challenges and language translation is available.

This position serves as primary technical resource for planning, developing, collecting, managing, and analyzing population health data to inform and improve Health Services programs and policies. Collaborates with internal and community partners to educate and facilitate the use of performance data to improve the public’s health. Supports epidemiologic investigations used in the prevention and control of communicable diseases and foodborne outbreaks. Works in an innovative, high paced environment, researching and presenting data, integrating health equity approaches across BCHS and within the community, and participating in development of a regional health assessment. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted September 29, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Grants-Pass-Based Healthy Start Program Manager - Josephine, Douglas & Jackson Counties

The Healthy Start Program Manager is the individual who assumes the day-to-day responsibilities for the management and implementation of Healthy Start of Southern Oregon in Josephine, Douglas and Jackson Counties. Healthy Start is a National Program, funded by HRSA’s Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. Its purpose is to reduce disparities in infant mortality, reduce adverse perinatal health outcomes, and improve a broad array of perinatal health indicators, including birth weight, entry to prenatal care, and number of births to adolescents. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon will contract with Public Health Departments and Safety-Net Community Health Centers in Jackson, Josephine and Douglas Counties to provide outreach, case management, and service coordination to women residing in areas of these counties. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon also aims to drive collective impact and systems change at the regional level, through coordination, integration, and mutually reinforcing activities among health, social services, and other providers and key leaders in the community. The Healthy Start Program Manager will play a key role in supporting a Perinatal and Early Childhood Collective Impact Network.

Under the guidance and direction of the Executive Director and Board of Directors for the Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon, the Healthy Start Program Manager is the individual who assumes the day-to-day responsibilities for the management and implementation of Healthy Start of Southern Oregon in Josephine, Douglas and Jackson Counties. Healthy Start is a National Program, funded by HRSA’s Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. Its purpose is to reduce disparities in infant mortality, reduce adverse perinatal health outcomes, and improve a broad array of perinatal health indicators, including birthweight, entry to prenatal care, and number of births to adolescents. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon will contract with Public Health Departments and Safety-Net Community Health Centers in Jackson, Josephine and Douglas Counties to provide outreach, case management, and service coordination to women residing in rural areas of these counties. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon also aims to drive collective impact and systems change at the regional level, through coordination, integration, and mutually reinforcing activities among health, social services, and other providers and key leaders in the community. The Healthy Start Program Manager will play a key coordinating role in developing and supporting a Perinatal and Early Childhood Collective Impact Network. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. Download Abstract & Logic Model of Healthy Start Project.

Posted September 29, 2014

Open until filled.
*Interviews will begin in mid-October.

 

NFP Nurse II or III - Umatilla County

Work to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents through prevention, education and the provision of direct home services. The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of NFP and of the lead agency. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted September 29, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous
*First review of applications on November 3, 2014.

 

Registered Nurse Care Coordinator - Benton County

Benton Health Services focuses on identifying barriers to accessing health care and reaching out to vulnerable populations. The Health Center is committed to improving health outcomes through a team based, medical home model with a strong focus on prevention and chronic disease management. We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated registered nurse to join our team. As a member of the primary care team, the Registered Nurse Care Coordinator provides case management, health education, nursing assessment, patient triage, and medication counseling to patients within the primary care home. This position will provide services in our primary care clinics.

Registered Nurses work in clinical, community, and home settings to provide a broad range of nursing services aimed at disease prevention, treatment, and health policy implementation. They apply critical thinking and nursing process skills to screen, assess, plan, deliver and evaluate health interventions for individuals and populations. Demonstrate knowledge-based care to assigned clients and programs in accordance with standards of practice, nursing practice act, Oregon Administrative Rules, County and department policies and procedures. May provide specialized services within specified programs and at multiple sites according to scope, license, and program standards. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted September 16, 2014

 

Research Coordinator - Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington

The Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research (CCER) has outstanding opportunities for TWO full time Research Coordinator. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the Research Coordinator will provide essential support to the Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research Director and Principal Investigator on the Center's Partnerships for Native Health projects. The candidate will function as a coordinator for the FITSMI (Innovative Multigenerational Household Intervention to Reduce Stroke and CVD Risk) grant and the administrative core of the P20 grant. The aims of the FITSMI grant is to implement a research study to examine the effectiveness of a program to reduce the risk of stroke among older adults and younger adults. In conjunction with the CCER Director and NPCC Principal Investigators, this position provides leadership and coordination to NPCC and the PFR grants, and coordinates the day-to-day tasks for the administration of these projects, participates community outreach core and training activities, supervises staff, writes reports and scientific publications, and is responsible for reporting and budget allocation related to these projects. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Posted September 16, 2014

Open until filled.

 

Chief Operations Officer – Clark County Public Health

CLARK COUNTY’S PUBLIC HEALTH is seeking qualified candidates to be part of our dynamic public service organization.This is a senior management position, reporting to the Health Officer-Administrator (Dr. Alan Melnick), with executive level responsibility for the administration of Public Health. The position has a broad portfolio in directing and managing the Operations Division, which includes the following programs: Oral Health, HIV Case Management and Prevention, Nurse Family Partnership, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Food Safety, Solid & Hazardous Waste, Drinking & Recreational Water Quality, Onsite Septic Services, Communicable Disease, Vaccine Quality Assurance and Chronic Disease Prevention. The Chief Operations Officer provides supervision to program managers as well as overseeing day to day operations of the department. Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the public health mission of the department; providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all department clients; honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents; participating in department training; and striving for personal excellence in public health work. This position provides department leadership and administration in concert with Dr. Melnick and may be requested to manage the department in his absence. EOE. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted September 16, 2014

 

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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Click here to see what positions are currently available.

 

Principal Executive/Manager G (Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Director) - OHA/PHD, Hillsboro

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, full-time Principal Executive/Manager G (Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Director) located in Hillsboro. Here's an opportunity to join a team committed to providing excellent services and to follow your interests in a large, diverse organization. Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance, paid holidays, leave accrual and personal leave, membership in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and opportunities to participate in the Oregon Savings Growth Plans. Direct all activities of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL). Establish policies and priorities, provide statewide leadership in science and laboratory practice and serve as part of the Center for Public Health Practice Leadership Team.

Major Duties Include:

  • Carry out the required director duties for a federally certified “high complexity” medical laboratory.
  • Oversee management of state resources.
  • Oversee personnel management and keep current with state rules and policies.
  • Participate in Center administration and policy development as part of leadership team.
  • Represent Division on task forces, committees, and panels at state, regional and national level.
  • Prepare and present legislative testimony and communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as the Responsible Official for the OSPHL under the federal Select Agent and Toxin Program.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregonjobs.org, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0534 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted August 26, 2014

Open Until Filled
*This recruitment will remain open until filled and the hiring manager may choose to close it at anytime. The first review of applications will occur on September 30, 2014. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after September 29, 2014 may not receive consideration.

 

Tri-County Deputy Health Officer - Multnomah County Health Department, Hillsboro & Oregon City

Multnomah County Health Department is currently seeking two public health physicians to serve as Deputy Health Officers in the Tri-County Health Officer Program-- a cooperative effort to provide health officer services to the local health departments serving the Portland Oregon metropolitan area. One .50 FTE position is primarily based in Hillsboro (Washington County ) and one .50 FTE position is in Oregon City (Clackamas County). The Deputy Health Officer (DHO) provides public health physician consultation, direction, guidance and leadership. The position has two major duty areas:

  • Serving as the lead Health Officer for one of the three Portland Oregon Metro area counties. This work focuses on providing public health physician consultation, guidance and leadership around issues specific to that county. 
  • Providing regional leadership, consultation and support for a portfolio of specific public health issues identified by the three health departments as program priorities. Examples include TB control, reportable diseases, chronic disease prevention, injury prevention, immunization, family planning, and STI prevention and control.

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

Posted August 17, 2014

Open until filled.


Behavioral Health Consultant/Behaviorist - Northwest Human Services, Marion and Polk counties

Northwest Human Services is a non-profit leader in providing advocacy, quality healthcare and social services in Marion and Polk counties since 1970.

Are you an experienced behaviorist proficient at working with Primary Care Providers in a medical setting? Do you have experience working with medical patients to break down the behavioral barriers that are impeding positive outcomes in their medical diagnosis? If so, we want to hear from you!

We are expanding our team of Behavioral Health Integration Specialists and seek an experienced mental health professional eager to work in an integrated system of medical and mental health services. LCSW, LPC or Clinical Psychologist required. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted August 17, 2014


Behavioral Health Integration Manager - Northwest Human Services, Marion and Polk Counties

Northwest Human Services is a non-profit leader in providing advocacy, quality healthcare and social services in Marion and Polk counties since 1970.

Are you an experienced Mental Health program manager looking for the opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team in an integrated Patient Centered Medical Home environment? Do you have an innovative spirit that embraces change? Do you have a vision of integrated care and the necessary leadership skills to add value to our transformative work to integrate mental health and medical services? If so, we want to hear from you!

Northwest Humans Services is a Tier III Patient Centered Medical Home. We offer an array of medical, dental, mental health, and supportive social service programs. We are committed to the integration of Mental Health services within our primary care medical environment. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted August 17, 2014

 

Public Health Nurse 2 (Public Health Technical Assistant to County Health Departments) - OHA, Portland

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical assistance to local health departments for implementation of their public health improvement plans, including system design, evaluation plan, service delivery, epidemiological consultation, data interpretation, assessment planning and implementation, and consultation around specific public health issues.
  • Provide expert nursing consultation to nursing directors/supervisors, health officers, environmental health supervisors, and administrator of local health departments in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health care services.
  • Coordinate the Public Health Division’s review of local health department services, prepare the written summary of findings/recommendations, transmit final results to the local health authorities, and follow-up on corrective actions. Serve as consultant to OHA program reviewers. Conduct the administrative, medical records, and civil rights components of the agency review process.
  • Serve as liaison between the Public Health Division and local health departments. Represent the office of Community Liaison and Conference of Local Health Officials (CLHO) committee meetings as assigned.
  • Provide consultation to state program coordinators/managers in the practice of local program administration, systems development, and the formation of standards, goals, objectives, and policies for the nursing components of each program.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregonjobs.org, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0537 in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted August 17, 2014

Open until filled.
*The first review of applications will occur on August 29, 2014. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after August 28, 2014 may not receive consideration.

 

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

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

Surveys and Investigations: 

  • Function as spokesperson and representative of Medicare and OHA while in facility/agency.
  • Maintain schedule, assure deadlines are met, assure required survey tasks are completed and evidence collected for deficiencies, and assume responsibility for timely coordination and submittal of required documentation.
  • Check documentation for accuracy, completeness, and timely submittal.
  • Record survey findings on the State and Federal Statements of Deficiencies forms according to established Federal Principles of Documentation. Participate in controversial and complex regulatory decisions. Other duties as assigned.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, click here, or go to www.oregonjobs.org, select “Look for Jobs” and enter OHA14-0183A in the "Enter Keywords" search box at the bottom of the screen.

Posted June 16, 2014

Open until filled
*This recruitment will remain open until filled and the hiring manager may choose to close it at anytime. The first review of applications will occur on June 24, 2014. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after June 23, 2014 may not receive consideration.

 

Nurse Home Visitor (Community Health Nurse 2) - Nurse-Family Partnership Program, Douglas County Health Department

This public health nursing position works with the Public Health Division's Field Staff Unit and is assigned to a geographic location providing home visit services through the Nurse-Family Partnership program. Essential Functions: Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the Nurse-Family Partnership {NFP} Program. Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation. This nurse participates in Public Health program activities as a professional member of a health care team providing services to the community and performs other services as required. This position provides coverage as needed in Public Health clinics which include immunization, family planning, and outlying clinics. Requires regular and consistent attendance. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Posted March 11, 2014

Closing Date - Continuous

 

Physician (Family Practice) - Public Health Centers, various locations

Multnomah County Health Department is recruiting Full Time, Part Time, On Call and Temporary, Board Certified/Board Eligible Family Practice Physicians. These positions are located in the various Clinics around the County. Our clinics serve a multicultural, multilingual, predominantly low income, population. About 80% of the patients are non-English speaking, primarily Russian, Asian and Hispanic. The Health Department is seeking physicians comfortable with caring for the medically indigent, enthused about cross-cultural medicine and oriented toward preventive health. Qualified candidates must be board certified or board eligible; this position is not a J-1 visa or HB-1 opportunity. The ideal Candidate will be Bilingual in Spanish, however, this is not a requirement. The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Posted November 5, 2013

Closing Date - Continuous

 

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