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UPDATED: September 18, 2018

Umatilla County Employment Opportunities (complete position description and closing dates linked below):
18.35 CARE Specialist
18.34 Mental Health Associate I or II (4)
18.28 On Call A&D Counselor
18.7 Public Health Nurse - Communicable Disease
17.41 Nursing Supervisor (PT)
STIF Advisory Committee Membership Application
Planning Commission Vacancy - East Side


Medical Programs Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time
Agency: National Psoriasis Foundation
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a full time, professional, self-motivated and organized individual to serve as our Medical Programs Coordinator. This individual will have the opportunity to handle a broad range of tasks in providing administrative and program support activities for our medical programs department.
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities include tracking and coordinating professional memberships and renewals; assisting with professional membership marketing and recruiting; maintaining professional membership webpages; managing the Health Care provider directory; coordinating emails to professional members; and managing physician literature orders. This position will also help with coordinating our Medical Board meetings, planning logistics, developing materials, agendas, and minutes; assisting with recognition activities; and providing administrative and logistic support for our medical education programming / activities. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years in combined experience in administrative assistance and customer service skills. Responsibilities include proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to multi task and strong project management skills. The ideal candidate must be team orientated and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people. Position requires overnight travel. Please forward a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to: Attn: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Ste 300 Portland, OR 97223, Fax (503) 245-0626, E-mail [email protected]
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 09/24/2018


Nurse Practitioner (General/Family)
Agency: Jefferson County Public Health
Location: Madras, Oregon (Jefferson County)
Position Description: This position is currently recruited as a part-time (3 days/week or 0.60 FTE) through full-time (5 days/week or 1.0 FTE) position based on provider availability. The General/Family Nurse Practitioner provides confidential services as a mid-level care provider: full health care exams, screenings, counseling, education, dispensing of medication by protocol and by prescription. The Nurse Practitioner may be responsible for independently diagnosing, treating, and planning appropriate health care for patients in the areas of child health, adult health, reproductive care, family planning, and sexually transmitted disease. Works closely with a professional Public Health staff to provide comprehensive health services. The Nurse Practitioner assumes a lead role in the Public Health clinic as the primary care provider offering acute and preventative treatment, general health maintenance and health screening activities. Position follows departmental protocols and falls within the scope of practice as a Nurse Practitioner. Must comply with professional practice standards and Federal Title X protocols as noted in agency policy, and program assurance requirements as noted in Health Division guidelines. Also provides education on public health policies to staff, clients and the public. This position requires the commitment to continually improve quality of care and services provided by the Jefferson County Public Health by attending trainings and participating on the Quality Improvement Team. This position works under the general supervision of the Health Services Director and works independently following state protocols. Provides cost-effective general health care for underserved population in Jefferson County and is the leader within the clinic staff.
Duties & Responsibilities: Essential Duties Provides direct supervision of public health clinical programs and general oversight of clinical staff. Ensures compliance with Oregon Health Authority Reproductive Health program and other clinical or laboratory credentialing entities. Coordinates daily clinic operations for efficiency in client flow, monitoring supplies, cleaning, client management issues, electronic health record documentation. Develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive a Reproductive Health Program for Jefferson County. Creates, implements, and reviews policies and procedures for clinical services. Provides direct patient care within the scope of standing orders, explaining basic concepts of prevention of disease and promotion of mental and physical health Assists clients in understanding health needs and methods of meeting needs through referral to health resources. Assist with coverage as needed in the clinical area. Performs medical exams and full health care maintenance examinations. Performs testing for a variety of organisms. Performs diagnostic tests and follow-up examinations. Performs pregnancy tests and referral as indicated. Performs referrals and follow-ups for mammograms. Provide education, guidance and support to the Reproductive Health and STD program support staff. Prescribe contraceptives and other medications as needed within the scope of practice. Ability to provide IUD insertion and removal. Ability to provide Implanon insertion and removal. Diagnosis and treat reproductive health problems. Evaluate and refer appropriately. Diagnosis and treat STD's. Evaluate and refer appropriately. Primary medical or psychosocial referrals as indicated. Writing, reviewing, and updating medical (and other) protocols. Completes all forms, consents, records, and other documentation as required by Jefferson County and Oregon Health Division. Establish policies, procedures and standing orders for the Reproductive Health Program. Provide RN and ancillary staff training and in-service updates to all staff. Assist clinic RNs with proper documentation of charts, labs, logs, progress notes, and adherence to protocols. Performs chart audits. Coordinates, manages, and implements federal, state and local guidelines for laboratory and pharmaceutical licensure. Ability to protect health information per HIPAA Continue to provide stable guidance to RNs and support staff. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position. Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position. Prepare for and Respond to Public Health Emergencies as indicated and able to within the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Plan.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 09/30/2018


DELTA Program Internship
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Office of Equity & Inclusion
Location: Multnomah, Portland
Position Description: Based out of Portland, the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) works with diverse communities to eliminate health gaps and promote optimal health in Oregon. By connecting people and programs, we can make substantial, measurable progress in improving the health of all Oregonians. Now in it's fifth year, Developing Equity Leadership though Training and Action (DELTA) is a health equity and inclusion leadership program that includes training, capacity building, and networking to health, community, and policy leaders throughout Oregon. This program trains members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon by providing classroom training, individualized technical/coaching assistance, and facilitating opportunities for cross-sector partnership. Upon completion of the DELTA program, individuals and their organizations act as drivers of equity and inclusion within Oregon's health promoting systems. This opportunity is for those interested and committed to health equity, diversity development and inclusion, planning, policy development, and resource distribution of these organizations. DELTA Program Objectives • Build the capacity and commitment of Oregon leaders to decrease inequities and strive to eliminate health disparities. • Develop collaborative approaches, relationships and strategic partnerships to promote community wellness and health equity across Oregon. • Inspire leaders to act individually and collectively as proactive change agents to address significant challenges and barriers to achieving optimal health. • Gain greater understanding of the intersection of trauma, healing communities and behavioral health disparities by dismantling systems that perpetuate inequities of care and take action that can heal communities and build a care system that is both trauma-informed & culturally resonant. We are looking for an outstanding graduate student assistant to join our office for a minimum of 10 hours per week during the 2018-2019 academic year. The position can begin immediately or until filled. The program assistant can occasionally work remotely and need access to the Internet. Schedule and hours are flexible, but within an 8am – 5pm workday. Opportunities are available in any one of the following areas: - Finance/sustainability Planning - Developing a peer support mechanism - Evaluation - Community Outreach - Impact Assessment
Duties & Responsibilities: Support and analyzes data collected from participation and implementing health equity project work during and after the program; collection and recording of program activity data to determine themes and recommendations which align with OEI’s criteria for prioritizing policy items. • Conduct outreach and develop marketing materials to assist with OEI’s community partners to share information. • Developing a peer-coaching program and creating additional technical assistance. • Attend and assisting with logistics for related local meetings per staff recommendations. • Identify additional areas of expansion, networking, impact and opportunity. • Ideal candidates will have experience working with a variety of specific communities who support OEI’s mission. • Approximately 10-20 hours per week, approximately 6-month commitment, depending on field experience needs; must pass a standard background check Compensation: Unpaid
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 09/30/2018


Health Department Director
Job Type: Full-Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Multnomah County is looking for a strong, visionary, leader who will champion our goal of "healthy people in healthy communities." The Health Department director will oversee six divisions aimed at providing critical services to diverse populations throughout the community. The ideal candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative, engaged environment, and will function both independently and as a member of the county executive leadership team. They have advanced understanding and are committed to continuously learning about and addressing systems of racial bias and institutional inequity that impacts the Health Department workforce and the communities they serve. The candidate is also able to consistently engage and inspire others to bring their best selves to the work, and to create the foundation for a workplace where every employee feels welcomed, valued, and supported. The Health Department director reports to the County Chief Operations Officer (COO) who in turn reports to the Chair of the County Board of Commissioners. The Health Department Director is responsible for maintaining ongoing interaction and coordination with the Board of Commissioners on politically sensitive or controversial issues and policies. The department and director is responsible for ensuring a healthy community through legally mandated services, essential public and mental health functions, enforcement of state and federal health code, and administration of other policies, statutes, regulations and programs.
Duties & Responsibilities: Typical duties and responsibilities of the Health Department Director also include: Plan, organize, manage and administer all Health Department services, programs and functions. Develop, administer, and monitor $335 million budget and oversee staffing and resource needs in partnership with FQHC leader. Represent the county to the public, elected officials, other agencies, governments, and organizations for significant matters related to the department. Provide direction, guidance, and leadership to staff to advance the department's mission within the organization and throughout the community. Lead the development and implementation of strategies, business plans, programs, ordinances, policies, procedures, decisions and other actions that further the delivery of quality health services. Develop strategies for fostering community support and awareness for health projects and work closely and effectively with community leaders, diverse communities, and neighborhood and special interest groups. Partners with FQHC Integrated Clinical Services Director in assuring delivery of health center services per HRSA (federal) mandates. Currently directly supervise the department's leadership team, including: Public Health Officer Public Health Director Mental Health & Addiction Services Director Corrections Health Director Business Operations Director Health Human Resources Director Equity & Inclusion Manager
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/30/2018


OHSU Regional Associate Dean Position, South Coast
Agency: Oregon Health & Science University
Department: Campus for Rural Health - South Coast
Location: Coos Bay
Position Description: Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, and Salary Range: 0.25 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience and education. To apply please visit and search for position IRC73153. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Campus for Rural Health South Coast seeks applicants with terminal degree relevant to supervision of clinical and other students and at least 5 years in a clinical environment with clinical or other professional learners. The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for overall leadership and oversight of the education, research and outreach activities associated with a clinical and education Hub of OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health South Coast. OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health is a rural interprofessional program providing opportunities for students to receive quality clinical education and experience in Klamath, the South Coast and Northeast Oregon. Students from multiple disciplines from OHSU and other learning institutions come together to live, study, and work in Campus for Rural Health sites. In addition to their completing their clinical requirements, students enroll in an interprofessional rural community-based project course which addresses major health disparities often present in rural areas.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for overall leadership and oversight of the education, research and outreach activities associated with a clinical and education Hub of OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health (CRH). This includes close collaboration with leaders and clerkship staff from OHSU’s School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Dietetics and Physician’s Assistant Programs, and others as they emerge; on the recruitment and retention of clinical placement sites and recruitment of clinical preceptors and preceptor relations and development. The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for oversight and coordination of community-based student project programs, serving as faculty lead for the CRH site course, and overall local community relations. The Regional Associate Dean serves as the initial point of contact for students while they are rotating through their site and is responsible for ensuring their safety and well-being and the quality of their academic and community project experience. The Regional Associate Dean works collaboratively with other Regional Associate Deans to ensure the adoption of best practices and consistent policies and procedures across all Clinical Hubs. In addition, the Regional Associate Dean works with the OHSU Office of Housing (directed by the AHEC) and the Rural Campus Operations Director for the operations of the site. The Regional Associate Dean is aided by a Rural Campus Site Coordinator who is responsible for general administrative duties and day-to-day management of preceptors, health care providers, and the community at large. The CRH Site Coordinator will report to the Regional Associate Dean. Required Qualifications: • A terminal degree relevant to supervision of clinical and other students and at least 5 years in a clinical environment with clinical or other professional learners • Oregon clinical license in relevant field • Excellent leadership abilities and an appreciation for clinical practice, community engagement, and instruction • Ability to relate to community agencies, and communicate in healthcare, legislative, and academic settings • Excellent organization skills • Ability to work cooperatively with variety of individuals, and develop and maintain substantive relationships • A genuine interest in the academic development of clinical and graduate students • Experience with professional written and oral communication suitable for varied audiences (students, community and healthcare organizations, businesses, OHSU Leadership and faculty, and its multiple missions) • Flexibility in working with diverse students, institutions, and partners across their different goals and needs for the success of the whole Compliance in the following areas is required: • Code of conduct • Respect in the workplace • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole. • FERPA • OHSU healthcare occupational compliance (e.g., vaccinations) Applications: To apply please visit and search for position IRC73153. Applications should include a current CV and cover letter describing skills and experience. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/31/2018


Health Promotions Intern
Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Agency: American Lung Association in Oregon
Department: Health Programs
Location: Tigard
Position Description: A Health Promotions Intern will work in a variety of areas to extend reach, increase visibility and promote mission work within our organization. Assisting the Health Promotions Manager will provide opportunity to work with advocacy, tobacco prevention and education, indoor/outdoor air quality, asthma and other lung disease programs.
Duties & Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Health Promotions Manager, a Health Promotion Intern will be responsible for the following: Conduct community outreach through tabling at local health events; schedule, coordinate and participant in meetings, facilitator trainings and presentations with community organizations; distribute educational resources to community partners; create, prepare and distribute materials for upcoming health education events; research and build partnerships with local health organizations; assist in applying for grant opportunities; and work with advocacy and development staff on periodic projects.
The complete application contact can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/31/2018


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



Care Coordination Specialist
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health & Science University
Department: Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN)
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) is seeking a full-time Care Coordination Specialist. OCCYSHN is Oregon’s public health agency for children and youth with special health care needs. We collaborate with the Oregon Health Authority’s Maternal and Child Health section to implement Oregon’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant. The Care Coordination Specialist works primarily at the policy level.
Duties & Responsibilities: • Promote and support excellence in cross-systems care coordination for children and youth with special health needs at the state, county, community and practice levels. • Lead efforts to develop and implement statewide strategies to address the Title V Block Grant priority focused on Medical Home. • Support accountability of entities implementing CaCoon (CAre COrdinatiON) public health home visiting in meeting program standards.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Position open until filled


Bi-lingual Care Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: HIV Alliance
Department: Client Services
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: This position works with clients to develop a care plan that will lead to stability, self sufficiency, and create conditions amenable to client self management of their health. Care coordinators will participate on the team of providers, and may be the lead of that team. The role of the Care Coordinator includes assisting the client in accessing medical programs. This includes CAREAssist, OMIP, Medicaid, Medicare, FHIAP. COBRA/Portability, private insurance, Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance, Debt Forgiveness programs, and other local, state and federal medical assistance programs. Ongoing advocacy and support is provided to the client in order to maintain access to medical assistance programs, and minimize any break in access to medical care. This position will assist clients in accessing private and government social services to meet basic needs such as housing, transportation and food, as well as alcohol and drug programs, mental health services, vocational programs and SSI/SSDI. The Care Coordinator facilitates this access through the provision of referrals, and additional coordination or advocacy as needed.In addition, this position coordinates access to support services provided through the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act of 2006. 
Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Client identification, outreach and engagement
  • Psychosocial assessment of need;
  • Provide direct one-on-one and phone care coordination services
  • Visit accompaniment services
  • Make appropriate referrals, including follow up and documentation.
  • Conduct phone and face-to-face assessments and annual reassessments 
  • Development of a service plan or care plan
  • Advocate with other case managers and other service providers on behalf of our clients 
  • HIV education, including explanation of available services, and partner programs 
  • Implementation of the care plan by linking with service delivery systems; 
  • Monitoring of service delivery and reassessment of needs


  • Maintain up to date referrals for clients in our service area
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with service providers in our service areas 
  • Maintain up to date information regarding OR Medical Assistance programs Maintain up-to-date HIV knowledge;
  • Maintain up to date information regarding other benefits and entitlements programs available in Oregon.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate client records, including CareWare
  • Participate in required training pertaining to case management
  • Participate in necessary meetings
  • Assist Director with all necessary reports
  • Participate in agency teams
  • Other duties as defined by Director and Ryan White Principles and Standard

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Position 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 Tracy Candela 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.