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UPDATED: August 21, 2019



EMS & Trauma Program Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: State of Oregon Public Health Division
Department: Emergency Medical Services and Trauma
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement (HCRQI) in Portland, OR is recruiting for an EMS & Trauma Program Manager to manage, supervise and evaluate statutorily mandated state licensing and other regulatory and system supportive programs for emergency medical care. The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. This ensures that EMS providers are fully trained, that emergency medical vehicles are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do?As the EMS & Trauma Program Manager, you will lead a team to develop and supervise the core processes for emergency medical programs and activities in the operating unit consistent with OHA policies and directives. Duties include:•Establishing work schedules, assigning work, conducting staff meetings and monitoring work performed by staff to meet the legally mandated requirements for licensure and/or certification.•Assuring programs and services are of high quality, well managed, and responsive to the needs of individuals and organizations.•Assuring accountability and compliance with state policies and procedures, and state and federal laws and rules.•Developing, implementing, monitoring, and revising policies and procedures for unit operations.•Implementing and maintaining team-based approach to continuous systems and performance improvement for the Center for Health Protection (CHP).•Managing the procurement process and overseeing all approved contracts necessary to accomplish goals and objectives.•Monitoring program expenditures and revenues against legislatively adopted budget to assure fiscal responsibility and accountability.•Preparing budget requests by projecting resource needs for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) & Trauma programs and preparing supporting documentation to justify the specific need within the program.•Reviewing regular reports reflecting the goals of the EMS and trauma programs to identify improvements to the core processes of the unit.•Continuously monitoring and recommending revisions to Oregon Administrative Rules for all license and certification requirements to improve the effectiveness of CHP’s responsibility to protect the health & safety of Oregon's citizens through its EMS and trauma oversight function.•Attending meetings of advisory bodies, work groups, collaborative planning sessions and ad hoc meetings scheduled to address emerging problems. •Participating in budget and legislative planning. Communicate decisions made to subordinate staff, stakeholders and others as required.•Overseeing projects to improve health care quality and patient safety including education for facilities and providers. •Assisting and providing consultation pertaining to office operations to governmental officials, other public health personnel, provider associations, professional organizations, consumer and community advocacy organizations, health-related and peer review organizations, the public, and the industry.•Serving on interagency committees and national, state or federal task forces as well as the National Association of State EMS Officials as assigned by the section manager. •Responding to agency, media and public inquiries as directed by the section manager and drafting correspondence. •Preparing and presenting speeches to constituent groups.What's in it for you?You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to regulate emergency services for Oregonians. Do you have experience in emergency medical services and process improvement? Do you have management experience? Do you have experience with team collaboration to complete work projects? If so, we want to connect with you! What are we looking for?Requested Skills•Six years of experience in supervision, program/project leadership, or professional-level work related to emergency medical services and trauma. Two years of this experience must have included supervision and management of a program, section, or unit which included: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation. (Preference will be given to licensed paramedics/EMS providers or candidates with clinical EMS experience.)•Advanced knowledge of health care delivery, EMS and Trauma systems and the legal framework for their regulation•Significant experience managing subordinate professional staff, experience working in collaboration with other health and professional service organizations •Administrative experience and skills necessary to direct complex and sometimes controversial policy and regulatory work and manage a budget with multiple fund sources and accountability requirements •Advanced clinical or management training and three or more years of direct program management experience•Ability to apply sound, independent judgment in the management and administration of complex programs •A thorough knowledge of management principles and practices •Experience with planning, budgeting, personnel and accounting systems•Ability to recognize problems and implement solutions through policy change, process improvement strategies, coordination of resources and the use of data in making decisions•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment How to Apply To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 08/25/2019


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Research Analyst
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Department: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Section, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Research Analyst to support and develop public health injury surveillance and research with outside researchers within the PDMP and Injury and Violence Prevention Section. The Oregon PDMP is a tool to help healthcare providers and pharmacists provide patients better care in managing their prescriptions.What will you do?As the PDMP Research Analyst, you will plan and coordinate high-level research and evaluation studies for the PDMP and IVPP Section to define the burden of overdose and injury in Oregon and help identify and support prevention interventions. You will develop research methodology and protocols for data collection and analysis including survey data; analyze and interpret the information; and report findings, including recommendations for further research and analysis. The position coordinates activities related to external research data requests for PDMP and IVPP and conducts special research and evaluation projects.What's in it for you?You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to promote a healthy Oregon. Do you have a master’s in public health specializing in research design, research analysis and/or informatics? Do you have experience in epidemiologic surveillance? Are you proficient in MS Word and Excel? Do you have experience using SAS statistical software and/or programming languages such as SQL and/or R? If so, we want to connect with you!
Duties & Responsibilities: What are we looking for? Requested Skills•A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one-year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports OR four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.•Master's in public health with a research design, research analysis, epidemiology, biostatistics, or informatics focus is preferred.•Experience with methods involved in epidemiologic surveillance, research study design, data visualization, and data systems evaluation and quality assurance studies.•Experience with the generation of reports and/or research in health practice – preferably related to physical or behavioral healthcare. Experience with RMarkdown is a plus.•Experience developing data use agreements or other data governance standards.•Experience working with relational databases, data linkage of large data sets using deterministic and probabilistic matching software (e.g., Link King, Link Plus), and 3-5 years recent experience using SAS. Experience working with R, SQL or STATA is helpful.•Some experience with GIS is helpful (e.g., ARC-GIS, Q GIS).•Experience using bibliographic software (e.g., Endnotes, Mendeley, Zotero) is preferred.•Person should be comfortable presenting to groups in person and via webinars with experience posting study results online using data visualization principles.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.How to ApplyTo apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 08/26/2019


Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy Specialist
Job Type: Full-Time
Agency: Benton County
Department: Public Health
Location: Corvallis
Position Description: The Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy Specialist implements Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) change strategies to prevent tobacco-related chronic disease and promote healthy communities with a focus on health equity. This includes assessment, program planning, community mobilizing, coalition building, and implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of chronic disease prevention and PSE strategies. The position provides technical/program expertise to community coalitions and groups and coordinates collaborative prevention and PSE efforts; secures funding for programs, including developing grant applications and implementing and coordinating grant activities; creates, produces and communicates community health assessment and community health improvement plans and all applicable reporting; and participates in public health modernization and accreditation efforts. Specifics depend on area of assignment.
Duties & Responsibilities: Outreach, Community Mobilization, and Coalition Building•Engage and mobilize community members, agencies, leaders, and other partners to become champions for assessing and improving health status indicators, health policies, and health equity. •Implement targeted community education and other evidence-based Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) change strategies for evaluating and promoting healthy behaviors and reducing chronic disease, illness, and other health threats. •Organize and/or participate in local, regional, state coalitions to engage diverse participants as advisors and partners in planning, conducting or advancing PSE change strategies. •Use health literacy principles to create accessible print material, online communications, visual displays, and audio-visual pieces to strategically raise awareness and further community organizing and PSE efforts. •Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds, and with histories of trauma.Program/Policy, Systems, and Environmental Planning, Implementation and Evaluation•Collaborate and coordinate with private and public partners at local and state level to support health status assessment and improvement and to reduce health disparities. •Convene coalitions and promote collaborations that address identified, high priority community needs. •Conduct, monitor, and/or provide technical assistance to evaluation, community planning, and PSE review & development process. •Develop, implement, and monitor population-based assessment, prevention, and PSE action plans/strategies. •Identify and implement mechanisms to integrate effective, evidence-based interventions into existing and future population health improvement efforts. •Assist with enforcement of local tobacco-related ordinances and the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) •Develop, apply for, monitor, and submit reporting for grants, other funding sources, and related contracts. •Manage data collection, evaluation, and reporting to ensure requirements are met. •Serve as subject matter expert on current and future programs to internal/external partners and community, including other counties and agencies.Community Assessment•Engage community members in assessing and evaluating community and/or population-specific needs and health outcomes. •Develop and implement data collection and analysis activities, utilizing and/or designing appropriate data collection tools and other survey instruments. •Research and analyze current public health strategies that support prevention, Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) change, and population level health interventions. •Interpret, incorporate, and communicate current data and research to the community and policy makers informed by health literacy principles.Special Projects•May oversee, mentor and guide work of graduate and undergraduate student interns and/or program volunteers to support program activities. •Create and/or contribute to authoring journal articles, media releases, attends professional conferences as a presenter and/or facilitator, and provides training and technical assistance to other groups and organizations. •Participate as an active member of inter-disciplinary teams, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, and other health services & county/state/national initiatives to improve and integrate services.Other Duties As Assigned
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 08/26/2019



Bilingual CAREAssist Case Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: State of Oregon Public Heath Division
Department: HIV, STD and TB Section
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), HIV, STD and TB Section is recruiting for a bilingual CAREAssist Case Worker within the CAREAssist program, Oregon’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The goal of the HIV, STD and TB Section is to educate Oregonians about the impact of HIV, STD and TB infections; to assist in the development of local and national public policy related to the prevention and care of these infections; and to coordinate with and inform other agencies of the services available to persons affected by these diseases. The mission of the CAREAssist program is to facilitate access to HIV care and treatment for eligible Oregonians. In Oregon, this is achieved by reducing the financial barriers to care and treatment by assisting clients with out-of-pocket medical expenses.What will you do?As a CAREAssist Case Worker, you will maintain a caseload of English and Spanish-speaking Oregonians living with HIV. Your primary responsibility will be to assist clients in the application process and determine their eligibility for the program in accordance with state and federal requirements. In collaboration with community partners, you will provide individualized client level care coordination services and other assistance to maintain access to medical care and HIV treatment through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. This includes the provision of benefits counseling and direct assistance with applications for public and private insurance and other financial assistance programs. Utilizing your experience with clients, you will also provide information for improvements to program policies and procedures.
Duties & Responsibilities: What are we looking for? •Bachelor’s degree in public health, behavioral or social sciences or a degree related to the program that demonstrates the knowledge and skills OR any combination of experience or education equivalent to three years technical-level experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements for the position. (NOTE: The specific job-related experience or education requirements will be listed by the recruiting program based on the position under recruitment.)•Bilingual Spanish/English – speaking, reading and writing•Experience and/or training as a case manager •Experience in assessing needs, determining program eligibility and facilitating access to services and benefits through direct service provision or information and referral •Experience and/or training as a Certified Application Counselor in Oregon or other experience/training related to public and private health insurance •Experience working with vulnerable populations •Knowledge of the Ryan White program and services •Ability to work in a team, with a high level of emotional intelligence and personal awareness to contribute to a culture of feedback in the office and with external partners.•Experience promoting a diverse work environment through cultural humility. How to Apply To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions Cyndi Phipps-Roman 503-945-6377
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 08/28/2019


Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator
Agency: OHSU
Department: Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: ORPRN seeks to hire 5 Practice Enhancement Research Coordinators to support technical assistance and quality improvement research projects.The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) was established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. ORPRN is dedicated to improving the health of rural Oregonians through community-engaged dialogue, coaching, education and research. ORPRN facilitates a broad variety of clinical health care research, quality improvement projects, and practice transformation efforts in rural Oregon through the work of the Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC). The PERC will have responsibility to travel to practices located throughout Oregon on a regular basis.PERCs are located regionally around the state, and ORPRN is looking to hire several new positions with an emphasis on locations in:•Southern OR (i.e. Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass or Klamath Falls)•Central OR (i.e. Bend, Redmond, Madras)•Southern Willamette Valley (i.e. Eugene/ Springfield, Corvallis)•Coastal (i.e. Seaside south to Coos Bay)•Portland•Eastern OR (i.e. Pendleton, La Grande, Baker City)•Other locations possible for consideration ORPRN is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive culture. We seek to incorporate diverse perspectives into our work and we value the richness that comes from different points of view.
Duties & Responsibilities: Functions/Duties of PositionThe Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator will have several responsibilities that include:•Conduct research with clinics and communities o Travel to participating practices to build relationships that will enable research projects, recruit and enroll subjects, collect research data•Build quality improvement infrastructure with regional clinics o Implement QI methods and tools with inter-disciplinary clinic teams, set improvement goals, and coach and motivate practices to reach goals o Teach QI to peers to present to practice facilitation community•Community Engagement o Foster relationships with clinic, community organizations, and key stakeholders o Promote ORPRN with regional stakeholders•Grant support o Support grant creation, budgeting, and OHSU contracting QualificationsRequired Qualifications:•Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in field of research and 1-3 years of relevant experience•High-level computer knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office•Data entry skills•Ability to create spreadsheets, data entry forms, and reportsPreferred Qualifications:•Master’s Degree with major courses in relevant field (i.e. public health)•1-3 years of research experience•Experience with data collection, methodology and implementation•1+ year(s) of experience in primary care setting•Experience with practice facilitation•Knowledge of quality improvement methods•Knowledge of health record systems How To Apply Go to OHSU jobs online – posting #IRC86758. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 08/30/2019


Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist
Agency: Western Washington University
Department: Prevention and Wellness Services
Location: Bellingham, WA
Position Description: The Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist works to increase and support the health and safety of the Western community by planning and implementing campus-wide sexual violence outreach initiatives through multiple platforms including campus-wide campaigns, presentations, programs, trainings, and prevention awareness and education events. This position also assists with the provision of advocacy services for students with diverse social identities who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The Sexual Violence Prevention Outreach Specialist must be able to apply best practice and evidence based methods as well as creative and innovative approaches to reach and engage a diverse student population. This position approaches outreach from a variety of perspectives including awareness education highlighting the foundation and continuum of sexual violence, individual and community roles in prevention, bystander empowerment, consent education, promotion of survivor support and advocacy, and visibility of campus and community support services.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 08/30/2019

Medical Director
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Orchid Health
Department: Leadership
Location: Portland, Oregon
Position Description: Seeking Company-Wide Medical Director to Join Innovative Rural Health Clinic Group About UsOrchid Health is a rural health clinic organization that seeks to revolutionize healthcare from the ground up by designing and spreading a model of community health that is centered on positive relationships with our patients. This takes the shape of longer visit times (60 minute initial visits), team-based care starting with a morning huddle, and being intentional about getting to know our patients, their unique goals, challenges and strengths, and partnering to create a shared care plan. Our first location opened in August of 2014 in Oakridge, Oregon and has received the highest recognition by the state of Oregon as a 5 STAR Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. Our second location opened in Estacada, Oregon in 2016 and was recently awarded as the School-Based Clinic of the Year in Oregon. We are a team of 35 and are looking to grow our model of relationship-based healthcare to other underserved communities, and are seeking a company-wide Medical Director to join us on our journey. We believe this is a great opportunity for someone who identifies with the following sentiments:I enjoy a flexible environment where the team works together (often going above and beyond to best accomplish a shared vision), celebrates successes together, and values all team members unique perspectives and contributions. I love the idea of small-town providers who have the time to connect with patients as well as the idea of helping grow a “startup” organization in pursuit of its vision.I love the idea of treating patients with comprehensive care and not just sending people off to specialists.I am interested in redesigning primary care, guided by the following Core Values:Showing RespectNot Accepting the Status QuoBeing Passionate about our Mission Choosing Positivity Embracing a Learning Environment Honoring Integrity and Accountability Valuing Relationship Position Highlights Under general supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with Orchid leadership and provider teams, the Medical Director will help execute the company’s strategy and help develop, implement, and evaluate the medical practice delivery model to support Orchid’s vision, mission, and our four strategic pillars:Improve patient health outcomes Offer a great patient experienceCreate a fun and fulfilling place to workEnsure sustainable financial outcomes while we grow our model to other underserved communities Key Job Responsibilities:Offering ~.5 FTE Medical Director administrative time / ~.5 FTE patient hoursMonitor quality and appropriateness of medical care being delivered across all clinics through monthly chart audits and provider 1:1s and supervision in accordance with applicable laws and practice agreements.Develop clinical practice guidelines and trainings.Work collaboratively with leadership and provider teams to develop policies and procedures for clinical outcomes, practice models, and medical risk and liability reduction. Oversee the Clinical Education Pathways for All Providers - related areas for the rest of the team intertwined with Ops/Clinic Managers - also involves annual Joint CME. Supervise providers - empower them to be successful and perform high-quality care for our patients.Oversee student rotations. Participate in the periodic review of clinic policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure efficient workflow and best practices are maintained.Requirements5+ years experience in a family practice setting. Rural healthcare experience a plus.3+ years of clinical leadership experience preferred.Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from an accredited United States Medical School. Must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Oregon prior to beginning employment.F/t position with option for a 4 or 5 day workweek. .7- .8 FTE considered for the right candidate.Compensation and BenefitsStarting base salary range $234k - $264k.Sign-on bonus with 2 year contract.Complete benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, PTO, paid medical malpractice, retirement and CME.Additional benefits include health and wellness reimbursement fund and birthday PTO day. Eligible site for student loan repayment.To apply please email your resume to the HR Director at [email protected] For more information visit our website: Thank you.Orchid Health is an equal opportunity employer. Orchid Health recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Orchid Health, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We believe in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 12/31/2019


Data and Evaluation Lead
Agency: Rede Group
Location: Portland
Position Description: Data Collection and Analysis • Support qualitative data collection/analysis, including: developing data collection and analysis methods, developing interview guides, and conducting interviews and facilitating discussions with a range of stakeholders.• Support quantitative data collection/analysis, including: analyzing secondary data as well as assisting in primary data collection (e.g., developing survey instruments, oversight of survey administration, and conducting statistical analysis). • Conduct other evaluation related activities, such as literature reviews and environmental scans, as needed.Dissemination • Develop reports, presentations and other deliverables through collaborative writing and editing. • Present study findings to community and stakeholder audiences at various forums including local and national conferences. • Facilitate conversations with partners and stakeholders that support the use of data and evaluation findings in the collaborative decision-making process. Project Management • Provide overall project management, including: developing and managing timelines; leading project planning and implementation; and coordinating with Rede staff, partnering consultants, and others to achieve stated goals. • Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and external partners.• Support development of proposals for new business through collaborative writing and editing. • Provide logistical and organizational support for research and evaluation projects (e.g., logistics of conducting focus groups, note-taking during focus groups, etc.). • Attend project meetings, as appropriate.
Duties & Responsibilities: Required skills and Qualifications:•Excellent command of MS Office and advanced skills in MS Excel.•Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation•Experience in Stata, R or similar statistical software is preferred•Data visualization Education and Experience Preference will be given to candidates with Master’s degrees in Public Health, Statistics, or related fields.Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of three years of experience in a similar position or a position requiring similar skills.This position will be located at the Rede Group office in the Portland Rose Quarter area.
The position will remain open until filled.
Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
For questions, please call Robb Hutson at 971-645-0381
Closing Date: Open until filled


Health Assessment and Evaluation Program Coordinator I
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Clark County
Department: Center for Community Health
Location: Vancouver, WA
Position Description: This key position works within the Health Assessment and Evaluation Team to support/lead the planning, developing, and structuring of program evaluations; qualitative data collection, data analysis and data reporting; and representing the department at various local and state meetings related to public health assessment, data analysis and research activities.The position will require a high level of attention to detail, working collaboratively with program managers and staff, presenting data to the public, external partners and community leaders, using an “equity lens” in our work, and engaging/maintaining relationships with external partners and stakeholders. This position will report to the Healthy Communities Program Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities: Organizational responsibilities include understanding and promoting the public health mission of the department; providing courteous, respectful, efficient customer service to all colleagues and partners; honoring diversity of all department employees and constituents; participating in department training and applying what is learned in our work; and striving for personal excellence in public health. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled 



Energy Justice Organizer
Agency: Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Location: Portland
Position Description: Oregon PSR seeks a dynamic organizer to join our Healthy Climate Program team. Guided by the expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate, and promote peace. Oregon PSR is committed to creating a culture of Equity and Justice in our organization and in the world. Our work for climate and energy justice includes bringing the health perspective to campaigns for a just transition to a healthy energy system. To learn more, visit The Energy Justice Organizer will work closely with staff and volunteers to bring the voice of medicine and public health to campaigns for climate and energy justice. Supervision: The Energy Justice Organizer will report to the Healthy Climate Program Director and work as part of a collaborative team with other staff and volunteers. Location: The position is based in our office in Portland, Oregon, with travel in Oregon and SW Washington for rallies, hearings, meetings, and outreach events. Hours: Primarily weekdays with some weekend and evening work required. Compensation: This is a full time, 40-hour a week, exempt position with generous benefits including one month paid vacation, health, dental, complementary and alternative medical care, and retirement match. Salary range: $38,000-$42,000, depending on experience. Desired Qualifications: A strong candidate for this position will:

  • Have an understanding of climate and energy issues as they relate to human health, including problems associated with nuclear power
  • Bring a commitment to organizing through a social and racial justice lens
  • Display a positive and outgoing attitude
  • Demonstrate the ability to motivate and engage diverse constituencies
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and verbal communication
  • Work well independently and with a team
  • Be highly organized and comfortable with a fast-paced environment
  • Support the mission of Oregon PSR
  • Have a minimum of two years experience with community organizing, political organizing, and/or engaging with policy makers
  • Demonstrate experience with social media and digital organizing
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience
  • Background in health or science (desired)
  • Proficiency in Spanish or another language (desired)

Duties & Responsibilities: The Energy Justice Organizer is responsible for supporting the Healthy Climate Program Director with all aspects of Oregon PSR’s healthy climate program. Duties will include:

  • Engaging and organizing members of the health community across the state through Oregon PSR’s Healthy Climate Action Team of volunteers
  • Coordinating trainings and providing support to health professionals on climate, energy, and just transition issues
  • Supporting collaboration with partners in the Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Coal, Power Past Fracked Gas, and Oregon Just Transition Alliance coalitions, as well as sister chapters and national PSR
  • Participating in organization-wide Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work
  • Keeping Oregon PSR members informed about important climate and energy-related information and opportunities for action
  • Advocating for Oregon PSR priorities with elected officials at the local, state, and national level
  • Researching, writing, and distributing information about climate change, energy justice, and health through social media, our website, newsletter and other means
  • Representing Oregon PSR at events, including speaking at public hearings, community forums, and outreach activities
  • Raising funds to support the organization in collaboration with other staff
Application Instructions: Send a résumé, cover letter, and three references as a single PDF document to [email protected] with the subject line “Energy Justice Organizer Position” to apply. Priority deadline was April 3rd 2019, but applications are still being accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.
Closing Date: Open until filled

Environmental Health Supervisor
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: North Central Public Health District
Location: The Dalles
Position Description: North Central Public Health District is currently looking for an Environmental Health Supervisor. This position is responsible for the management of Environmental Public Health Program activities in Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam Counties. Supervises EH Specialists, EH Health Trainee and EH Technician. This is a full time position with benefits; $4,483.71 - $5,452.13 per month Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree with specialization in Environmental Public Health or related science based curriculum. Masters degree desirable. • Four years of increasing responsibility in the environmental public health field; combinations of higher education and experience may be interchangeable. • Registration as an Oregon Environmental Health Specialist is required at the time of appointment. • Thorough knowledge of laws and administrative rules governing Oregon Environmental Public Health programs is required. • Experience in the DEQ On-site program is necessary. • Supervision experience is preferred • Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of employment.
To apply: Obtain application packet from North Central Public Health District at 419 E. 7th Street, The Dalles, OR, email [email protected], or by calling 541-506-2600. Return completed packets to North Central Public Health District, Atten: Director, 419 E. 7th Street, The Dalles, OR.
Closing Date: Open until filled


Project Manager/Research Associate
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Oregon Health and Science University
Department: ORPRN
Location: Portland, OR 
Position Description: 
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) is a telementoring model that supports clinicians, clinical teams, and other healthcare professionals to expand their skills and knowledge in areas they would typically refer to specialty care. Program topics range from clinical topics, such as psychiatric medication management and addictions, to community health worker training and practice transformation. Each ECHO session includes a brief didactic presentation and offers practical, de-identified case-based learning.The Oregon ECHO Network (OEN) is a program within the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network. The OEN serves as a statewide utility for ECHO programs and services.  The OEN provides ECHO programs in both a subscription model and on a contractual basis to health systems, health plans/insurers, medical associations, and other organizations looking to offer ECHO programming and services.The Oregon ECHO Network Project Manager will work closely with the Oregon ECHO Network Program Manager and the Oregon ECHO Network team. This position will support the planning and development of ECHO programs, from the proposal stage through implementation. This position will support specialist teams through the program and curriculum development process and ensure project deadlines are achieved.This position has flexible scheduling and negotiable for 80 -100% FTE.
Duties & Responsibilities: Project Design: Independently interact with project stakeholders and sponsors; conduct study participant recruitment. Assists in the creation of new project proposals, pre-award planning, and project design. Requires content specific knowledge of public health/ population health issues. Project Management: Independent responsibility for planning and curriculum development for webinars, learning collaboratives, and ECHO programs. Responsible for report writing to sponsors and payers. Responsible for training student interns and junior staff. Requires ability to independently problem solve. Academic Dissemination: Scholarly support for PIs consisting of conducting scientific literature review, and drafting sections of manuscripts, abstracts, posters and presentations for academic audiences. Data Compilation and Analysis: Research and design readiness surveys, including needs assessments, survey design, structured interviews/focus groups, analysis of data; Requires training or experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open Until Filled



Pediatrician | Open Until Filled
Job Type: Full-time or Part-time (your choice)
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Urban Indian Health Program
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is committed to providing care to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and other vulnerable populations. We operate as a Federally Qualified Health Center with two primary care clinics. We are currently seeking a Board-certified Pediatrician for our Urban Indian Health Program. The successful candidate will provide primary-care and comprehensive-health services to infants, children and teenagers. Position does not require hospital privileges or rounds. We are seeking a motivated and dynamic individual who preferably has prior experience with the Native American and/or Alaska Native community. This person will provide primary health-care services to newborns, infants, children and teenagers to assure that medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of the medical profession. 
Duties & Responsibilities: • Examine patients to order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis. • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development. • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children. • Collect record and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and developmental concerns. • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians. • Plan and execute medical-care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents. • Ensure that NARA NW's medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of medical profession. This may include supervision of medical students, coordination of locum tenens physicians, and contractual physicians. • Collaborate with Child and Family Services including mental health professionals. • Engage in collegial consultative relationship with NARA NW Nurse Practitioners, other physicians, mental-health practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, staff of Residential Treatment Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. • Establish consultative referrals-network and coordinate linkages with contractual pharmacy, hospital-based admitting physicians, and reference labs. • Provide clinical treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and minor injuries. • Counsel and instruct patients in health maintenance problems such as: (1) nutrition, diet and weight reduction; (2) risk-factor prevention and modification (chemical addictions including alcohol, tobacco and drugs); (3) mental health referrals; (4) self-care measures for health maintenance; (5) family planning. • Coordinate care patient receives from other providers and agencies and advocate for patient within health care system. • Develop and document plan of care and outcomes evaluation in timely fashion. • Review medical histories and make referrals to other agencies and providers as appropriate. • Maintain commitment to providing culturally-sensitive care. • Provide health education to individual patients or groups as needed. • Engage in ongoing education and specialized training offered by Indian Health Service in order to maintain high quality of care to clinic's patient population. • Attend monthly staff meetings. • Comply with productivity standards. • Participate in after-hours call coverage with other providers on weekly, rotating basis. • Document patient care legibly and appropriately within medical standards of care. • Notify Human Resources regarding any chances in state licensure, Drug Enforcement Administration licensure, Board certification, Medicare-provider status; send updated copies of licenses to Human Resources. • Participate in periodic peer review of patient charts.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Chief Behavioral Health Officer | Open until Filled
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This is open until filled. The Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. (NARA) provides culturally appropriate education, physical- and mental- health services and treatment for substance use disorders to American Indians, Alaska Natives and others in need. Serving the Portland metropolitan area and vicinity, NARA operates a residential family-treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a child and family services center, a primary healthcare clinic, several adult and mental health locations, a wellness center, and transitional housing for Native women and children. NARA is an Indian-owned, Indian-operated, non-profit organization and a Treatment Center certified by White Bison. Since NARA’s inception in 1970, traditional Indian cultures have been an integral part of NARA’s services. This commitment has attracted individuals from over 255 tribes to NARA’s facilities! NARA’s Cultural Director trains and consults staff on cultural competence and provides cultural programing for all clients. NARA also integrates several White Bison curricula into their programs including The Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps, Mending Broken Hearts, and Understanding the Purpose of Life. NARA believes that without the family circle there would be no future. 
Duties & Responsibilities: * Plan, direct, and implement treatment for substance-use disorders and mental-health diagnoses as well as prevention services for all of NARA. * Ensure the following: (A) provision of services delivered in culturally appropriate and sensitive manner, (B) integration of services at all sites, (C) integration with health services, (D) community-based focus and work that is collaborative with all NARA’s partners, (E) meeting fiscal goals, including those related to grants, contracts, and third-party billing, (F) appropriate staff meetings for all supervised programs to ensure high quality integrated care across the organization, (G) client-care meetings established as needed, (H) on-call service coverage and (I) treatment activities that meet or exceed requirements set by funding sources and county, state and federal regulations. * Supervise and monitor performance of assigned staff and set performance standards for clinical staff and put processes in place to measure qualitative performance on a regular and consistent basis. * Work collaboratively with executive team and all NARA leadership. * Maintain compliance with NARA NW Quality Assurance Plan and ensure that quality assurance methodology is maintained in all elements of treatment service delivery and in all services. * Provide clinical direction and supervision including development and review of policies and procedures, approval of treatment schedules, coordination of staff in-service trainings, and provide monthly individual clinical supervision to assigned staff and ongoing as needed. * Serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in absence of CEO as needed. * Attend and represent NARA NW at county, state, federal and other meetings pertaining to treatment for substance-use disorders as requested by CEO. * Act as liaison with appropriate local, county, state, and federal agencies and organizations as requested by CEO. * Attend meetings as needed. * Perform other duties as assigned to fulfill NARA’s mission.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Clinic Manager | Open until Filled
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Clinic or Wellness Center
Location: Portland
Position Description: The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is a private non-profit that provides culturally-appropriate physical- and mental-health services and substance-abuse treatment for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other vulnerable people. Abilities (1) Accessibility for emergency calls 24 hours per day (2) Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, community, and staff members * Skills: Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times. Equal Employment Opportunity/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/ Age. Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference (Title 25, US CODE, Section 472 & 473). We are mission-driven and spirit-led.
Duties & Responsibilities:(1) Plan, direct and implement delivery of primary health-care services, in conjunction with Clinical Management Team. (2) Ensure that all health care services meet or exceed funding source requirements; county, state, and federal regulations; and standards of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (3) Supervise and monitor performance of health care, front desk, and medical records staff as well as volunteers and interns in conjunction with Health Director. (4) Maintain compliance with NARA NW’s Quality Assurance Plan and ensure that quality assurance and methodology are maintained in all elements of health-care service delivery. (5) Maintain and adhere to Medical Policies and Procedures and other administrative policies and procedures according to state and federal regulations and standards of care. (6) Ensure compliance with state and federal licensing agencies, such as Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, and Oregon Board of Nurse, Oregon Board of Pharmacy and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. (7) Maintain fiscal control over health-care services and authorize expenditures for health care activities and expense. (8) Facilitate and coordinate staff meetings. (9) Attend and represent NARA NW at county and community meetings pertaining to health-care services as directed by Health Director. (10) Attend monthly Management and Professional Staff Organization meetings and other agency meetings as directed by Health Director. (11) Work and coordinate with all program directors. (12) Submit program progress reports as required by funding source and assist – in conjunction with Health Director – in submission of grants and other proposals. (13) Approve all hires and discharges of staff. (14) Participate in on-call service coverage. (15) Perform other duties as assigned in order to fulfill NARA’s mission.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled


Registered Nurse
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Medical Clinic
Location: Portland
Position Description: To Qualify: Requires two years prior RN experience in a healthcare setting and current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse with the State of Oregon, BSN preferred. Prefer experience with diverse communities and low-income families. Must have exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to engage and interact positively with consumers to promote strengths and improve health and well-being and to work collaboratively as part of an integrated team to coordinate care. NARA offers employees a generous benefits-package that includes: (A) insurance: medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, (B) separate vacation and sick-day accruals increasing with years of service, (C) 12 holidays including your birthday, (D) flexible spending account, (E) employer-matched 401(k) program, and (F) employee assistance program. NARA requires sobriety of all its employees with minimum of two years sobriety/clean time for those in recovery. All potential hires are required to pass a pre-employment (post-offer) drug-screen and criminal-background check. Our agency is fully committed to supporting sobriety and – as such – all new hires must agree to model (1) non-drinking behavior, (2) no illicit-drug use and (3) no prescription-drug abuse. To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about this job opening to [email protected] or fax 503-224-4494. Equal-Opportunity and Affirmative-Action Employer | Veterans/People with Disabilities/ Race/ Ethnicity/ Gender/ Age/ any protected class: Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with Indian Preference (Title 25, US CODE, Sections 472 & 473). We are mission-driven and spirit-led. Check out our website: More about NARA: We provide culturally appropriate education, physical- and mental- health services and treatment for substance use disorders to American Indians, Alaska Natives and others in need. Serving the Portland metropolitan area and vicinity, NARA operates a residential family-treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a child and family services center, a primarily healthcare clinic, several adult and mental health locations, a wellness center, and transitional housing for Native women and children. With over 250 diverse employees, NARA is an Indian-owned, Indian-operated, non-profit organization and a Treatment Center certified by White Bison. Since NARA’s beginning in 1970, traditional Indian cultures have been an integral part of NARA’s services. This commitment has attracted individuals from over 255 tribes to NARA’s facilities! NARA’s Cultural Director trains and consults staff on cultural competence and provides cultural programing for all clients. NARA also integrates several White Bison curricula including The Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps, Mending Broken Hearts and Understanding the Purpose of Life. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The Native American Rehabilitation Association has an immediate opening for an experienced nursing professional to help provide medical case-management and work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. This person will serve in triage on a rotation basis, assist in the coordination of the day-to-day patient flow and patient education activities, and provide consultations and referrals.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled


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

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.