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UPDATED: June 17, 2021

Job openings are listed in order of close date.

Community Engagement Coordinator – Justice Involved Operations and Policy Analyst 2

Job Type:
Limited Duration

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
Salary: $4441 - $6794 monthly. This is a full time, limited duration through 6/30/2022, classified position which is represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD) in Portland, OR is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator – Justice Involved to support community based organizations in providing culturally and linguistically responsive services in the community. The Office of the State Public Health Director provides public health policy and direction to public health programs within the division and ensures that disparate programs within and outside the division create an effective and coherent public health system for the state.NOTE: Most of the work will be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are times that the work will need to be conducted at the central work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.What's in it for you?The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are experienced in justice involved community engagement and health equity, apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities:
What will you do? As a Community Engagement Coordinator – Justice Involved, you will serve as a part of a team providing day-to-day support to community-based organization (CBO) grantees conducting community engagement, contact tracing and social services/wraparound support related to COVID-19. You will support the development of grant agreements, reporting and quality assurance and help identify and relieve barriers to CBOs accessing the support they need from OHA, and local public health and state agencies to effectively serve their communities. You will work as a part of a highly functioning team to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive technical assistance and training are available for all CBOs and partner across the public health system to identify, execute, and evaluate learning strategies to build capacity for community engagement and health equity. This position also works closely with the Policy and Partnerships Team to collaboratively support relationship-building between local public health authorities and CBOs and develop communications and workflows at the local level. This position supports OHA’s 10-year goal, the State Health Improvement Plan and the OHA Public Health Division’s commitment to equity by supporting investments in communities of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA + identifying individuals. What are we looking for? Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: A bachelor's degree in public health, business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years of professional-level, evaluative, analytical, and planning experience related to justice involved community engagement or outreach OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to justice involved community engagement or outreach. •Experience working with justice involved communities required.•Demonstrated lived and/or working experience building and stewarding positive relationships with diverse community groups, including communities of color, immigrant groups, tribal governments, the disability community, and other traditionally marginalized communities. •Experience with effective delivery of culturally responsive and inclusive services, including evidence of ongoing personal development on unconscious bias, health equity, anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion.•Experience working collaboratively to successfully engage staff, managers, and stakeholders in health equity initiatives.•Experience completing high-quality deliverables within short timeframes.•Experience working effectively with community members, key stakeholders, and diverse work teams.•Demonstrated experience communicating with diverse populations.•Strong facilitation, problem solving and coaching skills, with experience providing consultation and/or technical assistance.•Strong oral and written cross-cultural communication skills and experience.•Proficiency in Word, Excel, and desktop publishing.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

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

Closing Date:
06/20/2021

Management Administrative Specialist, WIC Section (Administrative Specialist 1)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Portland OR

Position Description:
Salary: $2837 - $4225 per month. This is a full-time, classified position which is represented by a union. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Nutrition and Health Screening (WIC Program) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Management Administrative Specialist to provide confidential administrative support to the Section Manager, Operations Manager, and the Nutrition and Local Services Manager to ensure compliance with program and grant requirements. The WIC program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population. Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program.The majority of work for this position can be conducted remotely, but certain aspects of this role will require the employee to report in-person to the Portland State Office Building (PSOB), located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland Oregon, 97232 on a weekly basis. While the majority of OHA staff are currently working remotely, in the future the person in this position will have the option to choose between working full-time at PSOB or a hybrid model of partial in-office and partial remote work.What’s in it for you?The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are an experienced administrative specialist, don't delay, apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities:
What you will do! As the Management Administrative Specialist, you will ensure compliance with program and grant requirements by coordinating and tracking the WIC annual state plan submission. You will establish and maintain tracking systems for program activities, legislative bills, internal policies, data, correspondence, and other documentation. You will perform complex and advanced word processing to create a wide range of documents and enter confidential data. In addition, you will plan and coordinate meetings, trainings and other events, reserve technical equipment, create agendas, take, and distribute meeting minutes, as well as manage multiple calendars with Outlook calendaring software. You will be an active participant on the team to support other staff members in the performance of shared duties and responsibilities. You will also be the go-to person to provide computer user support for issues that arise with technical equipment.What are we looking for?Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: Three years of clerical/secretarial experience that included: two years at a full performance level performing typing, word processing, or other generation of documents AND lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures. (Courses or training in Office Occupations or Office Technology may be substituted for up to one year of the clerical/secretarial experience.)•Experience reviewing and triaging emails, phone messages and appointment requests for multiple managers.•Experience providing administrative support for program operations, managers, and staff.•Experience coordinating, tracking, and compiling grant applications and supporting documentation.•Experience assisting with recruitment activities, processing personnel paperwork, and preparing orientation materials for new hires.•Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Smartsheet, SharePoint and virtual meeting software applications such as Teams, Zoom and GoToWebinar.•Experience providing desktop user support and assistance for managers and staff.•Experience coordinating, tracking, and completing multiple tasks and projects at one time.•Experience working with a team and sharing duties on an equitable basis.•Experience maintaining strict confidentiality standards.•Experience planning meetings and activities by scheduling rooms and equipment, creating agendas, taking, and distributing meeting minutes, and following-up and reporting out on the progress of activities and decisions made.•Experience with project management.•Experience promoting a culturally responsive and diverse work environment.

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

Closing Date:
06/23/2021

OVERS Program and Business Analyst - Oregon Vital Events Registration System (Operations and Policy Analyst 2)

Job Type: 
Limited Duration (24 months)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
Salary: $4441 - $6794 monthly. This is a full-time, limited duration, classified position and is represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Health Statistics in Portland, OR is recruiting for a OVERS Program and Business Analyst to perform program, system and business analysis for the Center for Health Statistics. The Oregon Vital Events Registration System (OVERS) provides a secure web-based environment that supports convenient, stable, and flexible operations from the creation of vital records to the production of certified copies and statistical reports.NOTE: Most of the work will be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, you will be required to be in the office two days per week located at the central work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.What's in it for you?The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities. We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are a business operations analyst with project management experience, apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities:
What will you do? As the OVERS Program and Business Analyst, you will evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Center for Health Statistics operations and plan and/or design improvements via enhancements to OVERS functionality. You will evaluate business processes, IT systems, and program operations; streamline and automate workflow and performance in programs across the Center with improvements to IT systems and business operations; manage vendor procurements and contracts; and recommend and plan actions to bring about compliance with state laws, rules, policies and procedures, national standards, to accomplish Center goals and objectives.In this position, you will study feasibility and compare costs and benefits of OVERS modifications; analyze Center operational processes, issues, gaps, goals, and objectives; define user and system requirements, and document specifications for evaluating vendor proposals. You will test OVERS functionality and report defects to IT vendors; and maintain appropriate documentation of system specifications and business processes. In addition, you will manage vendor procurement and contract administration activities. What are we looking for?Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: A bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, information technology or any degree demonstrating the knowledge and skills required for this position AND two years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to public health administration and systems analysis OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of professional- level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to public health administration and systems analysis.•Experience planning and designing system improvements and enhancements to computer systems.•Experience analyzing complex systems, identifying problems, generating alternatives, building consensus, and implementing solutions, including the development and implementation of quality improvement plans to achieve program goals.•Experience identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed for improvements and corrections. •Experience providing professional, diplomatic, clear, and accurate verbal and written communications to people with different skill levels and expertise at all levels of the organization.•Experience with project management and business analysis methodology and software.•Experience with contract management and legislative processes.•Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, Visio, and the Internet.•Experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, and explaining laws, rules, policies, and procedures related to vital records.•Ability to apply a health equity lens to policies, planning and operational processes.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

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

Closing Date:
06/24/2021

Communicable Disease Intervention Specialist

Job Type:
Full-Time

Agency:
Columbia County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Saint Helens

Position Description:
This position is full time, Civil Service and union represented.SALARY: $4,489 - $5,555 per month. Limited duration until December 31, 2022.

Duties & Responsibilities:
DUTIES: Under the direction of the Public Health Administrator perform case and contact investigation, partner notification, and follow-up of individuals who have been diagnosed with infectious diseases (STD/HIV, TB, Hep A, B, C, influenza, etc.). Participate in outbreak control and contact investigation efforts, collect health data and prepare reports. Provide health education to general public about infectious disease signs, symptoms, and prevention. TO QUALIFY: Bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental health or closely related field. Three years' work experience in the public health field preferably with prior experience in the communicable disease field. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above duties may be accepted.Special Licenses, Certifications: Possession of a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the Columbia County application form, a resume and cover letter, describing how the minimum and preferred qualifications are met. To be considered in the recruitment process, online instructions must be followed for completing and submitting the application. Email completed application, resume and cover letter, before 5:00pm on the closing date to [email protected]

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

Closing Date:
06/25/2021

Director of Public Health

Agency:
Clatsop County, Oregon

Location:
Clatsop County, Oregon

Position Description: 
Salary: $100,865 - $136,465. With a 2021 budget of $6,283,770, Clatsop County’s Public Health Department’s core functions are to assess, preserve, promote and protect the health and wellness of County residents by providing a comprehensive system of care, ranging from advocacy and education to clinics. The Department’s goal is to enhance the health of the community through various programs and services, including Community Health Emergency Preparedness, Tobacco Prevention, Onsite Septic Systems, Immunization Clinics, Environmental Health, Harm Reduction Programs, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Babies First and WIC programs, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, and management of the Household Hazardous Waste Program.Under the direction of the County Manager, the Director of Public Health will administer and enforce the rules of the local public health authority, public health laws, and the Public Health Department, and ensure activities necessary for the preservation of health and prevention of disease in the area under their jurisdiction. These activities include: Epidemiology and control of preventable diseases and disorders; parent and child health services, including family planning clinics; collection and reporting of health statistics; health information and referral services; and environmental health services.Candidates shall have a master’s degree in public health or equivalent in health administration, public administration, behavioral, social or health science or a related field, and at least five (5) years of experience in Public Health, including four (4) years of management experience in a closely related field.For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Clatsop County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 27, 2021 (open until filled).

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

Closing Date: 
06/27/2021

Customer Service and Licensing Representative (Public Service Representative 3) – 2 positions

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Salem OR

Position Description:
Salary: $2638 to $3855 per month. These positions are full-time, classified positions which are represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Licensing Office (HLO) in Salem, OR is recruiting for two Customer Service and Licensing Representative to provide customer service by assisting both internal and external customers of the Health Licensing Office. The Health Licensing Office (HLO) is a central licensing and regulatory office that oversees multiple health and related professions. HLO protects the health, safety and rights of Oregon consumers by ensuring only qualified applicants are authorized to practice. HLO reviews and approves applicant qualifications, conducts examinations, inspects thousands of licensed facilities and independent contractors, responds to and investigates consumer complaints, and disciplines licensees who are found in violation of state requirements.What's in it for you? The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are experienced in providing stellar customer service and possess strong communication skills, don't delay, apply today!

Duties & Responsibilities:
What will you do? As the Customer Service and Licensing Representative, you will respond to and research questions from licensees, consumers and the general public; resolve issues through discussion and explanation of information; streamline procedures; monitor systems and forms necessary to complete work; and ensure efficient flow of information and delivery of services within the office. In addition, you will provide clarification of office related laws, rules, policies and procedures to licensees, the public and other governmental agencies; assist, guide and advise how program rules and policies are applicable to individual circumstances; and respond to inquiries by telephone, in person, and/or in writing. What are we looking for?Minimum Requirements•Must have a minimum of 2 years of customer service experience which included explanation of rules, regulations, and policies and responsibility for dealing with unique or unusual situations.Requested Skills•Experience assisting customers in-person and over the phone.•Excellent communication skills to explain licensing, certification, or registration requirements.•Experience reviewing applications to determine eligibility.•Experience reviewing and approving applications or documents for completeness.•Excellent customer service skills.•Experience dealing with angry or disgruntled customers in a professional manner.•Good written and oral communication skills.•Experience following policies and procedures to maintain strict confidentiality.•Experience working in a fast-paced environment.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

Closing Date:
06/29/2021

Community Health Nurse

Agency: 
Polk County

Department: 
Public Health

Location: 
Dallas, OR

Position Description: 
This position will focus on the Maternal and Child Health Home Visiting. This program provides comprehensive assessments, case management and individual teaching helping clients set goals for making healthy decisions.

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

Closing Date:
06/30/2021

FINANCE MANAGER

Agency: 
North Central Public Health District

Location: 
The Dalles, OR

Position Description: 
About us: Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission and guide our daily actions by our values. We are an innovative, hard-working, dedicated team. We have an operating budget of over 2 million dollars with 31 staff members. North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) serves the counties of Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco. We are located in the beautiful Columbia Gorge with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and are only 90 miles from the Portland metro area. Overview of the role: This position manages the daily financial activities of a three county health district, including: Budget preparation and control; Oversight of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll & general ledger; Contract and grant accounting; Preparing financial reports; Database Administrator for medical records and financial management systems; Fielding information technology requests and purchases of computer software and hardware. Ensures compliance with district policies and procedures, state and federal regulations. Serves as a member of the Leadership Team. This exempt position is full-time (37.5 hour work week) + great benefits. Salary range: $4,664.85 - $5,672.39/month.

Duties & Responsibilities: 
Education/Experience/Certifications: Minimum requirement is an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with 5 years of government or proven financial management experience. Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in business or accounting. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply governmental accounting standards in practice; knowledge of the Oregon PERS retirement system. Has understanding of computerized work environment and ability to learn more. Proficient in use of accounting software, electronic spreadsheets and word processing (Microsoft Excel, Word & Access for Windows). Proven leadership skills. Effective oral and written communications.

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

Closing Date: 07/01/2021

Planning Chief, Health Security, Preparedness and Response (Principal Executive Manager E) – Underfill Opportunity

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
Underfill option: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at the Principal Executive Manager E level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a Principal Executive Manager D to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a Principal Executive Manager E. Underfill training will not exceed two years.This is a full-time, limited duration/rotation (12 months) management service position which is not represented by a union. Current Oregon Health Authority employees may have an additional option as a job rotation. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Planning Chief to plan, direct and coordinate all aspects of the Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) Program relating to hospitals and health care systems, including resources supported by the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant and the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant. The Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR) program develops public health systems to prepare for and respond to major, acute threats and emergencies that impact the health of people in Oregon.Some of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, during non-emergency periods this position will need to supervise persons, space or equipment at least three (3) days per week at the central work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. During period of emergency response, the position may need to serve full time at the central work location. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.What will you do?As the Planning Chief, you will integrate the activities related to hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness planning and disaster response and recovery which includes hospitals and health care systems in Oregon; epidemiology, laboratory, environmental health, immunization, and local health departments; and other state agencies. You will support the equity and diversity initiatives of OHA and the HSPR program as they confront system racism, health inequities and health disparities. You will manage a team of planners and program leads to support their work and development. You will assist the Director of Emergency Operations (DEO) in public health emergency management policy development including the governor's office, legislative committees, the Oregon Emergency Response Systems (OERS) Council, the Conference of Local of Health Officials, and other policy-setting organizations.What's in it for you?The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are an experienced emergency preparedness and response program manager, apply today.

Duties & Responsibilities:
What are we looking for? This position is expected to complete the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses within 180-days of hire and be willing to attend other ICS courses as directed: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-800, IS-900 and ICS 300.Principal Executive Manager EMinimum requirements: Three years of management experience in a public or private public health organization which included responsibility for each of the following:a) development of program rules and policies,b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,c) program evaluation, andd) budget preparation;ORTwo years of management experience in a public or private clinical or public health organization which included responsibility for each of the following:a) development of program rules and policies,b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans,c) program evaluation, andd) budget preparation;AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in public health.Principal Executive Manager D – Underfill OptionUnderfill minimum requirements: Six years of experience in supervision, technical or professional level work in public health program management. Two years of this experience must have included supervision or management of a program, section or unit which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; OR A bachelor’s degree in public health or a related degree AND three years of experience in supervision, technical or professional level work related to public health program management. Two years of this experience must have included supervision or management of a program, section or unit which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.Requested Skills•Experience managing an emergency preparedness and response program, and experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.•Experience working with emergency management planning concepts and public health systems.•Experience working with quality improvement processes and project management.•Experience communicating effectively with federal, regional, local, state, and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, including management and policy-level officials.•Experience working in fast-paced office environment as is required during emergency activations.•Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.•Intermediate to advanced proficiency in the functions of Word, Excel, Visio, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and distance learning technology.•Experience preparing documents for release to the public, which included developing or revising documents to formats for electronic transmission.•Experience with internet connectivity and associated software, hardware, and communication components such as broadcast fax, paging systems, and cellular phones.•Experience in health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable, and underrepresented populations.

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

Closing Date:
07/01/2021

Bilingual Spanish/English Community Health Worker II

Job Type:
Full-Time

Agency:
Washington County

Department:
Health and Human Services

Location:
Hillsboro, OR

Position Description:
The Maternal, Child and Family Program within the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a Bilingual Community Health Worker (CHW) to play an active role in bridging and providing cultural mediation between communities and health and social service programs/systems, advocating for individual and community needs.

Closing Date:
07/04/2021

Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program Manager - (Principal Executive Manager F)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Hillsboro OR

Position Description:
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSHPL) in Hillsboro, OR, is recruiting for a Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program Manager to provide direction and oversight of personnel, laboratory testing, and follow-up for the Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program, which screens newborns for endocrine, hemoglobin, cystic fibrosis and metabolic conditions and identifies those who need immediate treatment. If a baby tests positive for one of these conditions, staff will follow up to ensure they receive appropriate medical care.Most of this work will be conducted onsite at 7202 NE Evergreen Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 with occasional opportunity to work remotely.

Duties & Responsibilities:
What will you do?As the Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program Manager, you will manage the Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program, covering all newborn babies in Oregon, New Mexico, military facilities around the world, birthing facilities in Guam, and Saipan, and parts of the Navajo Nation. You will oversee program operations including laboratory testing and follow-up services. In addition, you will direct the evaluation and implementation of program updates and improvements, including new technologies and methods consistent with national standards of practice to meet client needs, improve timeliness, or to reduce costs.Duties include:•Assuring that all test methods, practices, and personnel comply with federal and state clinical laboratory licensing laws, and accreditation requirements of the College of American Pathologists.•Developing standard operation procedures, establishing priorities, coordinating work schedules, and assigning and monitoring work.•Recommending revisions of laboratory policies and procedures to ensure quality improvement processes and assure that current, nationally accepted technologies and professional standards are followed.•Assuring that all infants with abnormal screening results receive follow-up, tracking, and additional testing as needed.•Maintaining an active quality assurance system to address pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of newborn bloodspot screening.•Evaluating the quality of services by reviewing reports, quality assurance data, and client information.•Communicating with partners in, New Mexico, Oregon, and other partner agencies to assure the integrity and quality of services throughout the Northwest Regional Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program.•Participating in budget preparation and allocating resources to meet workload and program needs.•Assuring compliance with Affirmative Action/EEO requirements and promoting development of a diverse, culturally competent workforce.•Evaluating subordinates’ performance and recommending or initiating personnel actions as needed to ensure adequate and competent staffing. What are we looking for?Special QualificationsThe individual filling this position must have unique advanced academic and professional credentials. (Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in laboratory sciences such as chemical, physical, or biological sciences from an accredited institution) Under federal law (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988) the incumbent must qualify as a technical supervisor for a laboratory performing high complexity testing. Requested Skills•Minimum Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in a laboratory science (such as chemical, physical, or biological sciences) and four years of management experience in a public health or private clinical laboratory environment which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;ORA master’s degree in a laboratory science (such as chemical, physical, or biological sciences) and two years of management experience in a public health or private clinical laboratory environment which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;ORA doctorate degree in a laboratory science (such as chemical, physical, or biological sciences) and one year of management experience in a public health or private clinical laboratory environment which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;NOTE: In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.•Preference will be given to applicants with:•At least four years of experience and an advanced degree in lab sciences (such as chemical, physical, or biological sciences from an accredited institution).•A high level of technical and other expertise in newborn bloodspot screening or other high complexity laboratory testing, such as microbiology or clinical chemistry.•Management experience which includes supervisory and administrative duties to direct a highly educated group of technical people and work as part of a lab-wide management team. •Experience communicating diplomatically and professionally with both internal and external clients at the local, state, and federal level.•Experience in health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable, and underrepresented populations/.

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

Closing Date:
07/11/2021

Health Services Supervisor-Vaccine Delivery

Job Type:
Limited Duration

Agency:
Deschutes County Health Services

Department:
Communicable Diseases

Location:
Bend, OR

Position Description:
The Health Services Supervisor works in coordination with the assigned manager to supervise the operations in the Communicable Disease and Immunizations program. Responsibilities include program planning, budgeting, monitoring, coordination, evaluation, and supervising staff. The incumbent will monitor financial and operational performance of programs in collaboration with department management; and supervise a team of approximately 5 staff responsible for day-to-day communicable disease and outbreak prevention, investigation and response and immunization program and services. Responsibilities also include assuring compliance with State and Federal grant requirements; and outreach and communication with agency partners, health care providers, media, and general public. Incumbent may sometimes be required to provide coverage within program area.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Health Services Supervisor works in coordination with the assigned manager to supervise the operations in the Communicable Disease and Immunizations program. Responsibilities include program planning, budgeting, monitoring, coordination, evaluation, and supervising staff. The incumbent will monitor financial and operational performance of programs in collaboration with department management; and supervise a team of approximately 5 staff responsible for day-to-day communicable disease and outbreak prevention, investigation and response and immunization program and services. Responsibilities also include assuring compliance with State and Federal grant requirements; and outreach and communication with agency partners, health care providers, media, and general public. Incumbent may sometimes be required to provide coverage within program area.

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

Closing Date:
07/30/2021

Patient Services Coordinator

Job Type:
Full-Time

Department:
Patient Services

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and patient and medical education as we work toward a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and support those impacted by psoriatic disease. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a full time Patient Navigator for our Patient Navigation Center. The Navigation Center program provides personalized support for individuals living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as well as their caregivers. The goal of the program is to improve health outcomes for our patient population.We are seeking a standout individual to serve as one of our Patient Navigators and provide health and access information to patients via phone, e-mails, chat and written correspondence. As a Navigator, you are a source of information, support, and encouragement for those you serve. You guide patients to become actively engaged in their health care and enable them to achieve better disease management results with their health care team.Job Education/Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree with at least two years related experience OR five+ years related experience in health education/promotion, community health, social work, or healthcare office setting;Working knowledge of medical and insurance terminology, hospital / provider referral protocols, medical insurance plans, billing, and regulations;Experience in conveying health-related information via phone, email or chat is highly valued;Ability to learn, understand and relay health and treatment information to constituents;Excellent verbal and written communications skills, good attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;Empathetic and able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people;Self-motivated, diplomatic, tactful and a team player;Ability to keep sensitive information confidential;Bilingual candidates (fluent in English and Spanish) are highly valued.Application InstructionsPlease forward a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, Link: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-us/jobs, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Ste 300 Portland, OR 97223, E-mail [email protected]

Duties & Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities include:Answering questions and providing resources on disease information and treatment options;Assisting patients from across the country with health insurance issues, such as appealing insurance denials and applying for disability;Counseling patients on their insurance coverage benefits and insurance plan selections;Connecting patients with available resources including financial assistance options for their treatment and insurance costs;Managing a database of cases with regular data entry on correspondence and progress toward disease management goals;Maintaining follow-up with callers on health outcomes and resolution of their challenges in accessing care;Connecting patients with other NPF services, programs and events;Assessing the needs of individual callers to determine the best means to impact their health outcomes in a positive way.

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

Closing Date:
07/30/2021

Section Manager, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) - (Principal Executive Manager F)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Portland OR

Position Description:
Salary: $6,751 to $10,442 monthly. Location: Portland, OR This position is open until filled. At the agency’s discretion, this recruitment can close at any time.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) section in Portland, OR, is recruiting for a Section Manager to provide strategic leadership, mentorship, and management for the statewide data, policy, systems change, legislative analysis, and grantee program initiatives in HPCDP. The position will support a section with more than 50 staff positions, including up to 15 direct reports, three of which are program managers. HPCDP works to increase opportunities for everyone to be healthy in the places where we live, work, learn, play and age; prevent and reduce the prevalence of risk factors and chronic diseases; and make a long, healthy life available to every Oregonian.Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager. What will you do?As the HPCDP Section Manager, you will provide strong and supportive leadership that honors staff expertise while empowering staff to do their best work. In HPCDP, our collective work focuses on preventing risk factors for chronic disease, including substance use and addiction, and chronic disease self-management. This work is accomplished by increasing opportunities for all people in Oregon, no matter where they live in the state, to eat better, move more, live tobacco free, drink less alcohol, and take charge of their own health. Your experience as a leader and innovator, including addressing other issues, can help our section thrive.As a leader within OHA, your focus will be to advance the goal of eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity by 2030. The HPCDP Section Manager clearly communicates this vision to motivate other organizations and individuals to make health equity a reality. You will also communicate the vision internally to support staff working on policy and systems change and other public health strategies. The HPCDP Section has an approximately $44 million biennial budget. Much of this funding supports organizations and partnerships that reflect community priorities and context. You will engage and support a complex array of partners and policymakers, including state government partners, local public health, tribes, community-based organizations, and healthcare systems. In this position, you will:•Provide strategic vision, allocating resources and staff time toward improving the health of the populations most affected by chronic disease.•Lead, support, and mentor a dynamic group of professionals with content knowledge and experience that spans policy and systems change, cultural responsiveness, community engagement, surveillance and evaluation, and business operations.•Develop and integrate strategic initiatives to reduce chronic disease and achieve health equity using an anti-racist framework.•Assign and monitor the work of section personnel directly and through teams to meet programmatic and strategic public health goals and objectives.•Develop and monitor program budgets and assure grant objectives are met.•Inform strategic priorities by evaluating program, policy, and initiative quality and effectiveness. This includes reviewing reports and data and conferring with staff and partners. •Assure appropriate training, technical assistance, and development opportunities are available for staff, grantees, and other partners. •Collaborate and coordinate complex and large-scale program activities and initiatives with all levels of agency staff, individuals, groups, and organizations. Support staff who are also managing complex projects and programs.•Interact with policymakers and represent HPCDP’s strategic vision with other state, federal, and municipal agencies.•Ensure data, reports, and strategic information are available, accessible, and transparent to the public.•Lead change management and continuous quality improvement processes to modernize the structure and culture of a large section with myriad funded partners and allies.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requested Skills •Minimum Requirements: Four years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;OR Three years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. NOTE: In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.•Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of experience as a manager or leader of a team coordinating or administering multiple programs and budgets with complex systems. Relevant experience includes public health, social services, community health or service delivery, or any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience managing or administering multiple programs or initiatives in public health, community health, or a health care setting.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment that embraces differences of opinion; supports various work styles; and elevates alternative thinking, innovation, and practice-based experience. •Experience with community-based approaches that elevate practice-based evidence alongside (and sometimes in place of) evidence-based practices to eliminate health disparities.•Well-versed in principles and practices of racial justice, health equity, anti-racist approaches, authentic leadership, and transformational leadership, or willingness to engage in these critical approaches.•Experience supervising, coaching, and supporting staff to monitor large budgets and grants. Ensuring quality contract administration to advance strategic vision and priorities. •Demonstrated experience engaging leadership and holding them accountable to advance health equity.•Demonstrated experience remaining flexible and supporting staff in evolving or ambiguous situations. This includes monitoring staff workloads, work-life balance, and wellbeing. •Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships using emotional intelligence, trauma-informed solutions, or another person-centered leadership style. •Experience navigating systems that require input from many stakeholders, including ability to build and maintain relationships with partners from various sectors. Key partners will include federal, state, and local agencies; other divisions and programs; sovereign tribal nations; public and private healthcare systems; community organizations and coalitions; and other private and public sector entities.•Ability to clearly communicate a unifying vision and goals to eliminate chronic disease disparities and achieve health equity for all Oregonians. This includes the ability to articulate next steps and motivate others to join in collective action.•Demonstrated experience with cultural responsiveness, authenticity, and transparency in all communications.

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

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Communicable Disease Manager

Job Type:
Full Time

Agency:
Umatilla County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Pendleton, OR

Position Description:
Description:Oversee and manage the Communicable Disease program and staffing; for the purposes of protecting and improving the health of Umatilla County residents through; observation and analysis of health data, providing prevention education to clients and community partners, conducting communicable disease investigations, and planning for emerging environmental health threats.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requirements:Minimum Requirements: •Bachelor degree in public health, natural sciences, nursing, or related fields from an accredited program.•Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.•Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.•Ability to be intuitive, work independently, and as part of a team.•Possess good verbal and written communication skills.•Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.•Obtain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within 12 months of hire (offered through UCo Health).Preferred Qualification:•Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.•Bilingual in Spanish•Experience in nursing or in environmental health•Currently hold registration with Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC); or Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

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

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

General Micro Microbiologist (Microbiologist 2)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Hillsboro OR

Position Description:
This is a full-time, permanent classified position and is represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) in Hillsboro, OR is recruiting for a General Micro Microbiologist to perform the analytical work in the isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms and toxins for the General Microbiology section. The General Microbiology section protects public health by providing the health division’s epidemiology staff, local health departments, other medical personnel, and emergency preparedness/response staff with information so they can respond with proper treatment of patients and any necessary control measures to prevent further spread of disease.What will you do?As the General Micro Microbiologist, you will identify and further sub-type a variety of pathogenic bacteria by conventional and molecular methods; test samples for the presence of select agents of bioterrorism; test specimens for Mycobacterium tuberculosis using probe technology and performing susceptibilities; test specimens for blood and enteric parasites; test water for bacterial pathogens; culture food and other specimens for bacterial pathogens; and prepare specimens for storage and delivery related to the Emerging Infection Program and Epidemiology Lab Capacity grants. Additional work may also include performing tests on isolates for sub-typing using whole genome sequencing.

Duties & Responsibilities:
What are we looking for?•A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or a closely related field of science AND one year of clinical microbiological laboratory experience; OR a master’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related field of science; OR an equivalent combination of education and clinical microbiological laboratory experience.•Preference will be given to applicants a master's degree and experience identifying bacteria by classical methods in a clinical setting.•Experience working as a general microbiologist in a clinical laboratory.•Experience testing for tuberculosis, blood parasites, and enteric pathogens.•Experience with molecular testing including whole genome sequencing.•Certification as a Medical Technologist is a plus.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

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

Closing Date:
08/31/2021


 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 Catherine Moyer at: [email protected] with a copy of your resume and letter of interest.
  • Specify the time frame 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.