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UPDATED: January 17, 2022

Job openings are listed in order of close date.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Health Epidemiologist

Agency:
Washington County

Department:
Health and Human Services

Location:
Hillsboro

Position Description:
This position requires to meet the Tier 2 (Mid-Level epidemiologist) Competencies for Applied Epidemiologists created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). This position is responsible for subject matter expertise in non-regulatory environmental health threats, the impacts of climate change, emergency preparedness, community response, and recovery through the lens of health equity and environmental justice. This position will be expected to collect and report data that reveals health inequities in the distribution of disease, disease risks and social conditions that influence health.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is required to take part in the 24-hour county health department on-call rotation and may be asked to assist in surge capacity for outbreak investigations. Additionally, this position will be required to respond to public health emergencies and/or exercises at any time and understand that personal leave(s) may be canceled during these emergencies. This position must successfully complete basic incident management courses and participate in public health emergency response trainings as required.

Closing Date:
01/23/2022

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. ANNOUNCEMENT #: 2022-001 DEPARTMENT: Public Health SALARY:$4,565 - $5,650 per month. Limited duration until December 31, 2022. CLOSING: January 28, 2022. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on the closing date. Applications will only be accepted via electronic submission. PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is open to applicants who meet the requirements below and will be used to fill any current vacancy and any vacancies that may occur in up to the next twelve months. You will be notified of your status on the hiring list after the closing date. 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]

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.

Closing Date:
01/28/2022

Assistant Professor of Practice, Family and Community Health

Job Type:
Academic Teaching/Research

Agency:
University of Oregon

Department:
Family and Community Health Extension office

Location:
Central Point

Position Description:
The Assistant Professor of Practice provides overall leadership to the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program in Southern Oregon. Specifically, the faculty member is expected to maintain a robust portfolio of programming in service to the college vision and the Oregon statewide health improvement plan, called Healthier Together Oregon (https://healthiertogetheroregon.org/). Specific areas of programming are determined in conjunction with local community representatives and should align with the county-level community health assessment (https://jacksoncareconnect.org/about-us/community-health-assessment) and community health improvement plan (https://jacksoncareconnect.org/about-us/community-health-improvement-plan). This position is located at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC). The faculty member is part of a team of Extension faculty and staff serving Jackson and Josephine Counties. Collaborative work across disciplines, organizational units, and Extension programs areas is expected. The faculty member will also be expected to develop appropriate specialized expertise to support area or statewide FCH programming. The specializations will be determined in consultation with the Extension Program Leader for Family and Community Health and the Regional Director and will be complementary to those of other Extension faculty in the region or state. This position reports to the Regional Director assigned to the region in which the position is based. Decisions regarding performance and reappointment are made in consultation with the Extension Program Leader for Family and Community Health. The academic home for the position is in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, with the specific school (either the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences [SOBE] or the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences [BPHS]) to be determined within one year of hire.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Program Design and Leadership: Provide oversight and leadership to a comprehensive and diverse portfolio of programming focused on the health and human development needs of the people of Southern Oregon. Provide leadership for and facilitate teamwork among Extension FCH faculty and staff within region, and statewide within subject area of emphasis. Convene colleagues for planning and program development purpose, with special attention paid to engaging diverse partners. Employ the use of program advisory committees, networks or other advisory mechanisms to identify program needs, make recommendations, assist in program implementation, and evaluate program effectiveness.Program Delivery and Volunteer Management: Provide leadership for food safety/preservation and physical activity volunteer programs in Jackson/Josephine Counties. Develop an effective volunteer middle management structure, including a mentoring program. Oversee recruitment, training and support volunteers from diverse backgrounds, ensuring inclusive excellence. Create and sustain comprehensive volunteer development and management systems that support delivery of local and regional FCH programs. Travel is required to deliver training and programming throughout the Southern Region.Scholarly Work: Assigned duties for this position are expected to result in scholarly outcomes. Scholarly and creative work is intellectual work whose significance is validated by peers and that is communicated. Emphasis in scholarship should be placed on outcomes that recognize activities as a professional practitioner in community settings as defined in this position description.Service and Engagement: Establish and maintain relationships with other health education/FCH professionals. Participate as appropriate in professional associations, organizations, and societies. Serve on local, University, College, School, or Extension committees as appropriate. Participate in community service activities as appropriate for the position. Participate in marketing campaigns that create greater understanding and appreciation of Oregon State University as a statewide institution of higher learning.

Closing Date:
02/04/2022

Volunteer Coordinator/Medical Reviewer

Job Type:
Full-time

Agency:
Project Access NOW

Location:
Portland

Position Description:
Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator/Medical ReviewerDepartment: Classic ProgramReports to: Classic Program ManagerHours: 40 hours per week / Full Time / ExemptCompensation: $ 25.00 - $31.00/hour/DOE.Work Location: Temporarily remote and in our office locationBenefits: Paid medical, dental, life, short term disability, PTO, FSA, EAP and 401K with 3% match.Position SummaryThe Classic (Coordinated Care) Program works with hospital systems, specialty providers, and clinics located in the Portland Metropolitan area to connect uninsured clients to donated care. The Volunteer Coordinator/Medical Reviewer supports the work of the Classic Department by coordinating donated care and managing relationships with volunteer providers. This position will work closely with program staff, community partners, National Donated Care Network, and the Clinical Capacity Committee to identify trends, inform advocacy, and improve care delivery. The Volunteer Coordinator/Medical Reviewer is the primary contact and point person with referring providers and clinic staff concerning medical eligibility. They work with partner clinics and the Classic Program Manager to ensure that volunteer clinic staff and referral partners are trained and collaborating effectively with Project Access NOW in the coordination of client care. This position requires a formidable team player, multi-tasker, someone who can communicate in multiple ways, and a problem solver who exhibits confidence in their decision making. This position requires someone who is flexible, self-directed with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong initiative, organizational and time management skills, the ability to prioritize workflow and to work well in a fast-paced environment. Candidates with experience in a medical setting and reviewing medical charts are required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Principal Duties & Responsibilities• Complete chart review of all incoming referrals to determine if clients are medically eligible to receive services through the Classic Program• Work closely with referring partners and volunteer clinics to obtain additional pertinent clinical history and information, including ordering diagnostics• Act as the primary contact for medical eligibility to volunteer clinics, providers, referring partners, and program staff• Develop and maintain positive relationships with volunteer providers in a variety of medical practices, including providing orientations, conducting volunteer satisfaction surveys, and proactively addressing issues• Manage and solicit donated care pledges to ensure availability and volunteer satisfaction• Problem solves complex cases in collaboration with clinics, hospitals, provider, community partners, program staff• Works with program staff to make referrals to other Project Access NOW programs and partners• Reviews some medication claims that require override or special attention when there is a clinical consideration• Chairs Clinical Capacity Committee to align programs scope of services, formulary, and referral guidelines with the current need and volunteer capacity in the community• Participates in partner clinic learning collaboratives and program check-ins to improve program delivery• Document client, referral, appointments, provider, announcements, and donated pledge information using the Client Relationship Management (CRM) database (TrackVia)• Ensures compliance with HIPAA, cultural effectiveness, and language accessibility• Other duties as assigned

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Closing Date:
02/15/2022

Training Coordinator

Job Type:
Full Time

Agency:
Portland VA Research Foundation

Department:
Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
The Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center (a regional partner of the Mountain West AETC) delivers innovative, evidenced-based, education and training programs to improve both access to care and quality of life for people who are living with or are at-risk for acquiring HIV. As a member of the Oregon AETC administrative team, the Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and handling day-to-day activities for AETC programs in Oregon and SW Washington that align with the Oregon's End HIV initiative. The primary aims of the Oregon's End HIV initiative are: Testing is Easy, Prevention Works, and Treatment Saves Lives. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Training Coordinator will work with community partners in the balance of state (counties outside of the Portland metropolitan area) and center work on the HIV, HCV, and substance use syndemic. As a member of the Administrative team, the Coordinator will support key Oregon AETC leadership, and perform other office functions, such as logistical support for visitors and trainings, coordination of committee work, and evaluation/reports for continuous quality improvement.

Duties & Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES other duties as assigned...Implement healthcare provider and agency HIV related trainings in Oregon and Southern Washington; Document training activities and outcomes; Coordinate large conferences & workshops based on HIV educational needs assessments; Coordinate logistical activities related to program deliverables; Build and maintain relationships with collaborating partners and identify training opportunities; Assist with program evaluation efforts and quality improvement practices, including data entry and reporting; Work with clinicians/designers to create printed materials that support training curriculum

Closing Date:
03/01/2022

BILINGUAL PREVENTION COORDINATOR

Job Type:
Fulltime

Agency:
Cascade Aids Project

Location:
Portland

Position Description:
Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP's mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Learn more about us at www.capnw.org and www.prismhealth.org. CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. As such, we require on-site staff to wear face masks for the duration of the COVID pandemic. Moreover, CAP is subject to state and federal mandates for COVID vaccinations for all healthcare and related employees. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID 19 at no cost to the employee.The Coordinator provides essential services for people living with HIV. Such as linkage to care navigation and facilitates social support programs such as The Link. A support group for HIV+ men who sleep with men and Trans identified individuals, and Lunch & Learn, a peer-to-peer support workshop with topics such as STI prevention & risk reduction. Responsibilities include: program recruitment implementation and reporting of CDC's Personalized Cognitive Counseling (PCC), assessing participant needs; providing information and referral; developing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with community stakeholders; coordinating participant care with case managers and community partners as appropriate; conducting HIV/STI counseling, testing, and referral services; assisting the Manager of Prevention Services with program monitoring and evaluation. This full-time position reports to the Manager of Prevention Services and works out of CAP's Downtown Portland office (NW Davis & 5th). Travel throughout the Portland Metro area as well as evening and weekend work is occasionally required. This position must complete training appropriate for operating HIV/STI testing technologies and screening protocols, including phlebotomy. This is a 1.0 FTE non-management, union-represented position.Compensation: $45,966 annually, exempt REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:•Three years of experience working in Human/Social Services or 1-year experience working in Human/Social Services combined with a Bachelor's Degree in the human/social services field (social work, psychology, public or community health) or another related field•Previous professional or volunteer experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS and/or delivering structured, evidence-based interventions•Strong cultural awareness of people living with HIV/AIDS, men who have sex with men, communities of color, and people with substance use issues, and how this may affect or influence service delivery•Experience conducting outreach, recruitment, or community organizing for at least one of the following groups; people living with HIV/AIDS, men who have sex with men, or communities of color.•Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to: engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical conversations for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve•Excellent written and verbal communication skills•Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with community stakeholders•Demonstrated ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment, discretion, and professionalism at all times•Demonstrated computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet, including social media platforms and web-based applications•Verbal and written fluency in Spanish•Valid Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle. *PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:•Bachelor's in social work or psychology•Understanding of cognitive behavior theory and experience working from a cognitive behavior framework•Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. From Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV•Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings•Clinical training from licensed clinicians in education or professional setting (graduate-level education not necessarily required)•Previous experience conducting HIV/STI counseling and testing, including phlebotomyNOTE: This is a union-represented positionClosing Date: Open until filled. Employee Benefits CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for our employees. These include: Vacation + Leave•16 days of paid vacation (128 hours) each year for the first two years of employment•21 days of paid vacation (168 hours) each year of employment beginning in year three•12 days of paid health leave per year•12.4 paid holidays per year•Longevity bonus – 2 weeks paid leave on the 4th anniversary, must be used within 2 years after date awarded. Additional longevity bonuses are awarded at 8 year and 12-year anniversaries.Retirement•401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions (1 to 1) up to 3% of salaryHealth Coverage•Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.•Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employee (Kaiser Permanente)•Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employee (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)•Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave•Life Insurance ($50,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)•Long term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)•Short term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)•125C cafeteria savings plan. 

Closing Date:
04/14/2022

Community Health Nurse 2 - Nurse Family Partnership

Agency:
Lincoln County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Newport

Position Description:
Work in a community setting, providing quality nursing care through the Nurse Family Partnership program. Nurse Family Partnership nurses meet with first time parents through their pregnancies and until their children are 2 years old, supporting the family's health and parenting goals. Visits are currently offered in both telehealth and in-person formats.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Apply theories and principles integral to implementation of the evidence based NFP program, including meeting the client in the home or a community setting.Meet training requirements and practices with fidelity to the NFP model elements.Uses the nursing process to deliver individualized client care and set goals across six domains; personal health, environmental health, life course development, maternal health, family and friends, health and human services.Establishes therapeutic relationships with clients.Participates in on-going quality improvement and reports from data systems to guide and improve practice.Uses reflective supervision to evaluate and improve practice and takes part in self-care activities.Interacts and convenes community partners and resources as necessary to assure population needs are being met.Attends and participates in team meetings, trainings and activities to further the health of the community.

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Closing Date:
05/01/2022

Community Health Nurse 2 - Family Child Health

Job Type:
Home Visiting Nurse

Agency:
Lincoln County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Newport, OR Lincoln County

Position Description:
Your job in the department is to . . . Work in a community setting, providing quality nursing care in Public Health’s General Field program, this includes Babies First, CaCoon and Family Connects. Your job also involves . . .Responsibility for the health of pregnant and postpartum mothers and their babies in Lincoln County through home visiting services. The nurse will use the standards of practice for community health nurses and assigned program models as guidelines to practice.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Please see website posting for more details and to apply.

Closing Date:
06/30/2022


 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.