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UPDATED: September 18, 2020

 

Community Health Analyst 2 - Prevention

Job Type: Full time
Agency: Lane County Government
Department: Health & Human Services
Location: Eugene
Position Description: This position is funded from State and Federal sources and works in the Prevention Section of Lane County Public Health. The person who fills this CHA 2 position will be responsible for implementation of a work plan which focuses on overdose prevention activities in Lane County. This position also works collaboratively with the other members of the Prevention Section, primarily with the alcohol and other drug prevention team, working on substance abuse prevention activities. Duties will include support for community based prevention efforts, collecting, reviewing and analyzing data, develop and maintain key partnerships, develop work plans based on best practices, prepare reports for key stakeholders, and participate in grant writing.About the DivisionAbout Lane County Prevention “PreventionLane,” A Section of Lane County Public HealthHealth happens where we live, learn, work, and play. Lane County’s Prevention staff looks at what is healthy; then works to promote changes that will improve our health, both mentally and physically.We define Prevention as the active process of improving health and well-being of people by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors.To address population-based health issues in Lane County by conducting epidemiologic investigations to identify specific diseases, injuries or other adverse health events, and interventions to promote and protect public health; by planning, implementing, and evaluating local public health programs and data that effect change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels; and by fostering collaboration, and establishing and maintaining partnerships with key community partners to support their efforts as advocates for improved community health.
Duties & Responsibilities: Conducting epidemiologic investigations of specific diseases, injuries, or other adverse health events using relevant qualitative and quantitative data and information; sharing relevant data with community stakeholders using the public health code of ethics.Collecting quantitative and qualitative data.Performing specialized data analysis using specified software.Developing, implementing, and updating community health assessments that identify community health issues, needs, assets, and priorities.Implementing and enforcing public health laws, regulations, and policies related to specific public health programs.Mobilizing and facilitating community coalitions to address public health issues.Advocating for public health programs, projects and strategies to improve public's health.Preparing, interpreting, and communicating descriptive statistics using advanced computer skills in assigned office software/technology.Selecting and employing appropriate methods for the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs and interventions that address population-based health issues.Contributing to the development and administration of program budgets; maintaining programs within budget constraints; and developing strategies for determining budget priorities.Participating in the identification of potential funding sources and preparation of effective proposals for funding from external sources.Preparing, interpreting, and communicating descriptive statistics using the public health code of ethics in the collection, management, dissemination, and use of data.Participating in the development, implementation, and monitoring of program and organizational performance standards.Preparing plans, including goals, outcome and process objectives, and implementation steps (may include emergency response plans).May assist in budget preparation and cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility analysis.Experience and Training; Additional Information Training: Masters degree in Public Health (MPH); Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH); Masters degree in Prevention Science; Masters degree in Planning Public Policy and Management; or a Masters degree with major course work in Public or Mental Health from an accredited college or university.Experience:Three years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, implementation and evaluation.An equivalent combination of program relevant experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.Special Requirements:Certified Prevention Specialist designation within two years of hire.Notes:This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. Equal Employment Opportunity Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.
Closing Date: 09/28/2020

Community Health Analyst, Senior - Prevention

Job Type: Full time
Agency: Lane County Government
Department: Health & Human Services
Location: Eugene
Position Description: The Senior Community Health Analyst in this position serves as the county's Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coordinator and lead for the alcohol and drug prevention team; within the Lane County Public Health Prevention Section. The professional filling this position will provide leadership regarding substance abuse prevention, develop and conduct collaborative work with various community partners, develop and identify appropriate policy specific to alcohol and drug prevention, provide expertise in substance abuse prevention information and evidence based substance abuse prevention programming. An equivalent combination of relevant training and experience qualifies for application. About the DivisionAbout Lane County Prevention “PreventionLane,” A Section of Lane County Public HealthHealth happens where we live, learn, work, and play. Lane County’s Prevention staff looks at what is healthy; then works to promote changes that will improve our health, both mentally and physically.We define Prevention as the active process of improving health and well-being of people by reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors.To address population-based health issues in Lane County by conducting epidemiologic investigations to identify diseases, injuries or other adverse health events, and interventions, programs, or policies to promote and protect public health; by planning, implementing, and evaluating local public health programs, policies and data that effect change at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, and community levels; and by fostering collaboration, and establishing and maintaining partnerships with key community partners to support their efforts as advocates for improved community health.
Duties & Responsibilities: Designing, conducting, and leading public health investigations and epidemiologic studies of acute and chronic conditions or other adverse outcomes in the population.Performing specialized data analysis using specified software.Preparing, interpreting, and communicating descriptive statistics using advanced computer skills in assigned office software/technology.Assuring adherence to the public health code of ethics in the collection, management, dissemination, and use of data.Leading public health programs and community public health planning efforts using research and current knowledge of the causes of disease and determinants of health.Evaluating public health investigations and epidemiologic studies, programs, and planning efforts by developing and utilizing measurable and relevant goals and objectives, logic models, and evidence-based theories of action.Fostering collaboration, strong partnerships, and team building to assure stakeholder input, define community health issues, define/interpret data, develop recommendations, and identify risks and benefits to the community.Developing and presenting budgets, maintaining programs within budget constraints, applying budget processes, and developing strategies for determining budget priorities.Leading team efforts to identify potential funding sources and preparing effective proposals for funding from external sources.Experience and Training; Additional Information Training:Masters degree in Public Health (MPH); Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH); Masters degree in Prevention Science; Masters degree in Planning Public Policy and Management; or a Masters degree with major course work in Public or Mental Health from an accredited college or university.Experience:Five years of increasingly responsible experience in Public Health program planning, development and evaluation.An equivalent combination of program relevant experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.Special Requirements:Certified Prevention Specialist designation within two years of hire.Notes:This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.Equal Employment Opportunity Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.
Closing Date: 09/28/2020

 

OBOT RN

Agency: Lincoln County
Department: Primary Care
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: Your job in the department is to work in a community setting, providing quality nursing care in the Lincoln Community Health Center Primary Care. The CHN2 may also provide direct patient care as the RN for the Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT). Your job also involves . . .Promoting health through education, care coordination and health maintenance. Supporting the MAT(Medication-Assisted Treatment) Program. The continuation of this position is based on grant funding through the Lincoln County Bridges to Recovery Project, "RCORP" and HRSA. The grant for this starts 09/01/20 and ends 08/31/21. This position is full time.
Duties & Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS are critical and fundamental responsibilities of the position of all CHN2s. The incumbent must be able to perform these functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Community Health Nurses will follow the six standards of practice: Assessment – Collect comprehensive data related to the health of the population served. Document assessment data in terms that are understandable to all involved in the care process. Diagnosis and Priorities – Analysis of the assessment data to derive a nursing diagnosis and priorities. Document diagnoses or concerns in a manner that facilitates the population's involvement in developing a plan of care. Outcomes identification – Based on the diagnosis the CHN will identify outcomes that are culturally relevant, health literate, based in evidence and attainable through local resources and policies. Document expected outcomes and measurable objectives. Planning – Develop a plan that is client-centered and reflects best practices by identifying strategies, action plans and alternatives to meeting expected outcomes. Document the plan using health literate and culturally competent language that can be understood by care team and population being served. Implementation – The CHN oversees the implementation of the plan through treatment, case management, referrals to community partners, collaboration with community resources, health promotion and education. Documents activities and status of care coordination. Evaluation – Apply on-going assessment data to revise plans, interventions and activities as appropriate for ultimate health outcomes for the population. Document changes to enhance effectiveness of interventions. For CHN2 may perform additional Primary Care and OBOT responsibilities: Serve as a liaison for patients in all communications regarding OBOT care rendered in clinic. Facilitate access to care, gathering information for phone screening, registration, intake reporting paperwork, quarterly reports, and other required data tracking. Assist the Center to meet targeted goals and outcomes. Facilitate communication between nurses, program manager, and providers, internal and external stakeholders to meet the needs of patients. Provide patient support pre, during and after OBOT services; providing comprehensive Care Coordination that encompasses all relevant information on OBOT, medical, dental and behavioral health. Identify and/or develop OBOT education and supportive interventions to increase patients' skills and confidence in managing their health, including regular assessment of progress and setbacks, goal setting, and relapse prevention support. Educate patients and/or family members on OBOT, including medication administration, storage, safety, responsibilities, program expectations and patient treatment agreements. Apply theories and principles of primary care and mental health nursing practices. Consistently set appropriate priorities in providing quality patient care that is organized and time efficient. Utilize staff feedback in patient care. Maintain and ensure confidentiality of patient's conditions, records, and other data on a consistent basis. Perform direct care activities by administering medications, observing and documenting patient responses and/or side effects. Administer interventions according to established standing orders and protocols. Provide an environment that demonstrates caring, compassion, and respect for all patients and families. Create and maintains a high-performance clinic environment characterized by positive role model, leadership, and a strong team orientation. Communicate, as necessary, with other clinic and departmental personnel to coordinate efforts, resolve operational problems, and provide high quality, comprehensive patient care. Meet training requirements and practices according to HRSA, HHS and OHA guidelines. Participate in on-going quality improvement and reports from data systems to guide and improve practice. Establish professional rapport with clients, community, and health care partners to promote health. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS are those duties that are performed either very infrequently or could be performed by others without altering the underlying reason the job exists. Attend and participate in team meetings, trainings and activities to further the health of the county.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 09/30/2020

Communicable Disease Community Health Nurse 2

Job Type: Nurse
Agency: Lincoln County
Department: Public Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: We continue to hold the care of the residents in our community at the highest priority. Anyone who may consider working with us would be joining a team of public health professionals to protect the community from Covid-19.The Public Health Communicable Disease, Immunizations Community Health Nurse 2 works in a professional community clinic and field setting to provide a wide variety of professional community health nursing duties, including direct patient care and treatment at public health clinics, schools, homes, jails and related facilities. Promotes healthy behavior and educates public and patients on health conditions and health maintenance. Assesses the needs of individuals, families, groups and/or community and determines a plan to meet these needs, implements or helps to implement that plan and then evaluates results while utilizing a systematic holistic approach. The Community Health Nurse 2 is frequently the primary health advisor to clients and/or client families.
Duties & Responsibilities: a) By means of home or office visits, provides professional Community Health nursing services in areas such as immunizations and communicable disease (including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis) control. Assists in planning and operating clinics, both at the Health Department and at alternative sites. Works under standing orders and telephone orders signed by Lincoln County (County) Health Officer. b) Performs assessments. Reviews medical histories and evaluates treatment. Plans and administers treatment. Refers problems to health care providers as appropriate, and monitors results of referrals. c) Accesses state operated databases for immunizations (IRIS and ALERT) to determine immunization history, consults standing orders and uses good nursing judgment prior to vaccinating clients. d) Follows Oregon State Public Health Laboratory and private lab policy and protocols for collecting specimens and packaging of human feces, blood, urine, nasopharyngeal secretions and vomit for testing. Thoroughly completes laboratory test requisition form according to policies and procedure. e) Promotes physical and emotional health, and prevention of disease; addresses health concerns of clients; educates clients on various health care issues including communicable disease prevention and HIV risk reduction and provides information on health choices; demonstrates nursing care. f) Takes reports of communicable diseases from labs, local and out of County health care providers and State Acute and Communicable Disease program; initiates thorough investigation in a timely manner and according to Investigation Guidelines, and County Health Officer review. Notifies nursing supervisor and Health Officer immediately in the event of an outbreak. Keeps nursing supervisor and Health Officer apprised of trends in communicable diseases and conditions in County. Reports investigation results in writing to State Acute and Communicable Disease program via computer database in accordance to established timeframes. Must follow applicable OAR for all communicable disease investigation, control and prevention. g) Provides treatment of partners of those diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection under standing orders. Educates partners and clients about communicability of infection and prevention and risk reduction measure. Coordinates treatment in cases where multiple partners are involved. h) Works with community groups as a catalyst in promoting public involvement in current health issues and planning. This includes working with hospitals, primary care offices, schools and pharmacies. i) Maintains records and charts of nursing services provided to clients and makes reports as required. Follows strict medical confidentiality guidelines as required by federal, state and HIPAA laws. j) Completes required data collection forms including immunization (VARS), billing encounter forms and communicable disease reporting (including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis).k) Participates in epidemiological investigations and flu immunizations in the community; orders immunizations and tests as needed and makes recommendations to prevent and control the spread of disease. l) Participates in planning and practicing for public health emergencies. Participates in the Communicable Disease On-call system by periodically taking call and being ready to respond in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and protocols. m) Provides ongoing case management to at-risk clients with a suspected or confirmed communicable disease. As part of case management functions, observes family dynamics as well as assesses food, shelter and transportation needs when performing nursing services during home visits. n) Participates in activities that will enhance professional knowledge and skill; assumes individual responsibility for pursuing independent continuing educational activities and engages in quality improvement activities.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 09/30/2020

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Type: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Agency: Lincoln County
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the psychiatric treatment of adult, adolescents and pediatric clients in Primary Care and Mental Health settings. Provides services for a wide range of psychiatric, co-occurring and/or intellectual/developmental disorders, including initial evaluation and diagnosis, participation in and development of treatment plans, management of psychotropic medications, referral to services as necessary, patient education, counseling and ongoing follow-up. This position works closely with a wide variety of professionals in diverse settings.
Duties & Responsibilities: a) Performs psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of adult, adolescent and pediatric clients with a wide array of acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. b) Utilizes knowledge of psychiatric disorders and their treatment, psychodynamic issues, normal growth and development, family dynamics and counseling skills to plan a comprehensive plan of treatment to suit the client's needs. c) Prescribes and provides ongoing management of psychotropic medication for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Documents services according to policy. Orders lab work and other diagnostic tests as indicated as part of the diagnostic evaluation or ongoing management of the client. d) Consults with and makes timely referrals to physicians or other specialists as indicated. e) Provides clients and their families with information about psychiatric disorders, treatment strategies and options, as well as resources available in the community. f) Utilizes various psychotherapy strategies, as appropriate, to assist working through of past and present issues, challenge cognitive distortions and develop mastery of improved relationship and coping skills. g) Assists with planning, developing, and education of health providers in mental health issues and the impact of these issues on client care. h) Provides leadership, guidance, and feedback to clinic staff. Provides assistance in various program areas through educating and providing consultation to staff. Participates in conferences and educational updates. Helps to ensure staff are knowledgeable about program activities and goals. Serves as a consultant, accepting referrals from other health care providers in matters outside their expertise. i) Ensures quality assurance standards are met through educating, monitoring and providing consultation to staff as appropriate. Collaborates with Health Center Medical Director and Deputy Director of Clinical Operations to: annually review and revise health care plans, standards of care and standing orders; conduct periodic review of patient records; participate in peer reviews to assure a high level of skills among other nurse practitioners. Participates in educational meetings as available and appropriate. Audits peer records upon request from Program Manager, Deputy Directors or Health Center Medical Director to evaluate level of care provided and whether documentation standards are met. Participates in quality improvement activities to support high quality care.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 09/30/2020

Acute and Communicable Disease Informatics Manager

Job Type: Limited Duration (24 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, Or
Position Description: Salary: $5,953 -$9,209 Location: Portland, OR This is a full-time, limited duration opportunity and/or a job rotation opportunity for current State of Oregon employees. This position is management services, supervisory and is not represented by a union. NOTE: A cover letter and resume are required to be attached to your application.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Acute and Communicable Disease Informatics Manager. ACDP is charged with preventing the spread of communicable disease in the State of Oregon through surveillance, epidemiologic studies, infection control, and education.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do?As the Acute and Communicable Disease Informatics Manager, you will oversee and guide staff to meet informatics needs for acute and communicable disease surveillance, response, and prevention. You will guide informatics related surveillance, data visualization and data reporting staff while coordinating with stakeholders, overseeing workplans and monitoring grant deliverables. You will lead staff to implement an effective, innovative, and adaptable informatics strategy for current and future anticipated acute and communicable disease surveillance, response, and prevention. What's in it for you?The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are an experienced public health program manager with extensive grant management experience, apply today.What are we looking for?Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation OR Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management OR Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget. In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.•Most competitive candidates will have graduate level coursework related to health information systems.•Experience implementing or overseeing informatics systems•Experience with the use of informatics systems for communicable disease surveillance.•Content knowledge relating to communicable diseases.•Experience managing and coordinating staff in a clinical or public health setting.•Extensive skill and experience managing personnel, utilizing resources, building teams and developing staff.•Experience communicating diplomatically with a variety of stakeholders, clearly, completely, and in a timely manner.•Experience overseeing budgets, contracts and financial management processes.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.•Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree and experience in public health program, grant and budget management.This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here 
Closing Date: 10/01/2020

Mental Health Specialist, Senior

Job Type: Full time
Agency: Lane County Government
Department: Health & Human Services
Location: Eugene
Position Description: Duties include conducting civil commitment pre-commitment screenings and investigations pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 426.070, serving as a director’s designee for Lane County pursuant to ORS 426.233, attending civil commitment court proceedings and serving as an expert witness that may provide testimony as needed. Investigators will be comfortable working with multiple agencies within the community including Lane County Circuit Courthouse, District Attorney's Office, local and state hospitals, community mental health agencies, jails, police departments, as well as serving individuals in the community. Investigation duties include interviewing allegedly mentally ill patients, behavioral health staff, reviewing medical records, requesting and reviewing police reports, and conducting interviews with witnesses to determine if an allegedly mentally ill individual meets the legal criteria for involuntary commitment or other alternatives. Drafts and files clear and succinct investigation court reports that captures evidence for civil commitment proceedings. May serve as liaison to state mental health offices on select projects; Provides consultation to mental health providers community members on issues pertaining to dangerousness and involuntary treatment; consults with care providers regarding delivery of services and treatment plans for clients under investigation or civil commitment; works closely with staff from other county mental health agencies , Oregon State Hospital and residential treatment facilities to coordinate ongoing patient care and legal status. Knowledge and ability to interpret Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) Chapter 426, Persons with Mental Illness, and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), Division 33, pertaining to involuntary civil commitment within daily job duties. Works as part of a cohesive team, seeks consultation when needed, and communicates effectively. This investigator will be flexible and adapt to a variety of problems or needs, able to prioritize and have good time management skills, and able to do independent work successfully. Investigators often have to adjust to the need of the day or even the moment. Experience balancing investigations with hearings, reports, paperwork, meetings, etc., remembering all the time frames, and how to get things done within those allotted time frames consistently is of upmost importance.About the DivisionLane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,200 individuals with behavioral health conditions. We work with community partners to provide a continuum of care from prevention through treatment and aftercare in an environment that promotes a culture of resilience and recovery.To provide technical consultant and expert services for a mental health program area; and to perform related duties as assigned.
Duties & Responsibilities: Reviews treatment plans and client records for quality assurance and to meet administrative rules and requirements.Consults with in-house staff and other agency staff regarding delivery of services and treatment plans for clients.Provides direct client care including evaluation, referral, therapy and development of treatment plans.Provides clinical backup to client caseloads for other treatment staff.Provides emergency mental status evaluations and consultations.May serve as liaison to state mental health offices on select projects.Conducts pre-commitment screenings and investigations.Appears in court to provide expert witness testimony.Oversees or provides investigation into certification of foster homes.Conducts educational presentations to the community regarding the needs and care of the mentally ill.Coordinates efforts between units, divisions, departments and agencies.EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Training:Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a mental health field, psychology, sociology, counseling or a related field.Experience:Three years of responsible professional mental health or professional mental health crisis experience.An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.Special Requirements:Some positions may require special certification. Special Requirements:• Oregon Clinical Licensure is required at the time of hire: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist• QMHP eligibility• Diploma• Transcripts• NPI• CV or Resume• Immunization record/TB test within 10 days of hire Notes: This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.Tobacco Free Campus Policy The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.Equal Employment OpportunityLane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 10/05/2020

Community Health Nurse Supervisor RN

Agency: Polk County
Department: Public Health
Location: Dallas, Polk County
Position Description: **This position will provide supervision and support to staff who work in our Public Health and Behavioral Health programs.**Supervises the nursing programs and staff within Public Health. Performs administrative, management, and training duties. Works with the community to assess and coordinate programs. Serves as part of a multi-disciplinary supervisory team. Performs clinical duties of a Registered Nurse as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities: An employee in this class may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks an employee may be expected to perform.Assesses the public health needs within the community and within appropriate groups. Plans and develops programs with a primary prevention and health promotion focus to meet those needs.In concert with the Human Resources Department, interviews, hires, promotes, demotes, disciplines, or discharges. Develops work plans, reviews performance, and prepares performance evaluations for staff. Orients staff to agency policies and programs.Supervises nurses and other assigned staff. Supervisory duties include scheduling and directing work, coaching, appraising performance, and providing consultation to staff.Analyzes services and health data and incorporates results into program planning and implementation. Participates in evaluation of activities. Documents results of and changes in program operations.Establishes standards and directs nursing practices to ensure high quality professional service and compliance with the Nurse Practices Act.Provides ongoing training resources for the nursing staff, reviews chart notes and inventory tracking procedures on a scheduled basis, and monitors policies/procedures to assure current compliance requirements.Maintains records and required data collection systems for projects and writes required reports. Ensures all client assessments are completed according to schedule.Provides for staff development through in-service education programs, individual guidance, performance evaluation, and other staff development techniques.Serves on multi-disciplinary management team to assist in planning and development of an integrated service system. Plans and exchanges information with other community health providers and other community agencies.Prioritizes services and allocates staff accordingly.Participates in budget, grant preparation, and expenditure monitoring.Represents Polk County Public Health to community groups, other agencies, and the media. Provides education to the community on public health issues.Administers nursing program areas including but not limited to communicable disease control, maternal-child health services, family planning services, emergency preparedness, jail health services, immunizations and HIV case management. Provide back up for clinical nursing staff as needed.Performs related duties as required.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 10/05/2020

Patient Educator

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and patient and medical education as we work toward a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and support those impacted by psoriatic disease. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a full time Patient Educator for our Patient Navigation Center. The Navigation Center program provides personalized support for individuals living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as well as their caregivers. The goal of the program is to improve health outcomes for our patient population. We are seeking a standout individual to serve as one of our Patient Navigators and provide health and access information to patients via phone, e-mails, chat and written correspondence. As a Navigator, you are a source of information, support, and encouragement for those you serve. You guide patients to become actively engaged in their health care and enable them to achieve better disease management results with their health care team. Job Education / Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree with two+ years related experience in health education/promotion, community health, social work, or healthcare office setting; Working knowledge of medical and insurance terminology, hospital / provider referral protocols, medical insurance plans, billing, and regulations; Experience in conveying health-related information via phone, email or chat is highly valued; Ability to learn, understand and relay health and treatment information to constituents; Excellent verbal and written communications skills, good attention to detail and multi-tasking skills; Empathetic and able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people; Self-motivated, diplomatic, tactful and a team player; Ability to keep sensitive information confidential; Bilingual candidates (fluent in English and Spanish) are highly valued. Application Instructions: Please forward a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation E-mail [email protected]
Duties & Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include: Answering questions and providing resources on disease information and treatment options; Assisting patients from across the country with health insurance issues, such as appealing insurance denials and applying for disability; Counseling patients on their insurance coverage benefits and insurance plan selections; Connecting patients with available resources including financial assistance options for their treatment and insurance costs; Managing a database of cases with regular data entry on correspondence and progress toward disease management goals; Maintaining follow-up with callers on health outcomes and resolution of their challenges in accessing care; Connecting patients with other NPF services, programs and events; Assessing the needs of individual callers to determine the best means to impact their health outcomes in a positive way.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date:10/08/2020

Public Health Supervisor - Communicable Disease

Job Type: Full time
Agency: Lane County Government
Department: Health & Human Services
Location: Eugene
Position Description: Programs in the Communicable Disease Section of Lane County Public Health are focused on preventing the emergence and spread of infectious diseases in our region in collaboration with health care providers, state health department personnel, organizational partners, and members of the community. There are two supervisor positions available. Supervisors manage daily operations in the CD Section and division of duties will be negotiated based on the training and experience of successful candidates. Responsibilities include supervising and supporting staff responsible for day-to-day communicable disease and outbreak prevention, investigation, and response, as well as staff who lead programs to assess and improve clinical and preventive services in the region. Supervisor responsibilities include reviewing relevant public health research and scientific principles to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, programs, and services; monitoring financial and operational performance; ensuring compliance with State and Federal grant requirements, and maintaining productive relationships with health care providers, agency partners, and the general public. Supervisors participate in the Public Health Leadership Team and contribute to strategic planning and implementation of key initiatives including public health modernization, performance management, and quality improvement.About the DivisionThe Lane County Public Health (LCPH) Communicable Disease section serves to prevent and control the spread of communicable diseases through investigation, providing immunizations, education and treatment.This is the first-line supervisory level over classifications in a professional and/or technical discipline. This class is distinguished from lower-level jobs by the responsibilities for supervision of unit activities and staff, and from management-level classifications by the emphasis on the performance of technical work and delivery of services. Incumbents are responsible for performing advanced and/or complex technical work in area assigned; providing technical direction and problem resolution related to program services and activities; ensuring staff and program compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policy and procedure; and reviewing and preparing statistical and related reports.
Duties & Responsibilities: Supervises professional and technical staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.Supervises the day-to-day activities of an assigned unit in a professional and/or technical discipline, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, and standards; ensures effective delivery of services; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.Prioritizes and coordinates the delivery of services and activities to achieve established goals and objectives. Assesses the outcomes and recommends process improvements.Performs a variety of complex, advanced professional and technical work related to assigned area of responsibility; serves as a technical expert and provides technical direction and problem resolution related to services and activities.Serves as a liaison with employees and external organizations; represents the County and/or section at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events.Responds to and resolves concerns, complaints, and/or other related issues received from internal staff, the general public, outside agencies, and/or other interested parties.Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings; maintains applicable databases, files, and/or records.Participates in the preparation and administration of the unit budget; prepares cost estimates and submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures.Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of professional experience directly related to area assigned, including lead or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.Some positions may require a Master's Degree or Medical Doctorate specific to area assigned.Special Requirements:Current State of Oregon Registered Nurse license at time of appointment. Bachelor of Science in Nursing. NPI Immunizations and TB testing (upon hire) Preferred:Nurse Practitioner Licensure Graduate degree in Public Health Notes:This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.Tobacco Free Campus Policy The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property. Equal Employment Opportunity. Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 10/26/2020

Medical Director of Psychiatry

Job Type: Full time
Agency: Lane County Government
Department: Health & Human Services
Location: Eugene
Position Description: Information about position:This position will serve as the physician responsible for clinical practice quality, clinician supervision, clinical leadership, and overall care delivery; apply administrative and clinical expertise to guide the provision of care; assist the facility in developing and managing safety, quality, efficiency, and risk management initiatives; provide psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and consultation. Information about division:Behavioral Health Services is under the umbrella of the FQHC and provides an integrated, holistic, multi-disciplinary team approach to individuals with moderate to severe mental and emotional difficulties. We demonstrate through our actions a respect for our clients, a belief in their ability to achieve recovery and appreciation for diversity and individual differences.This is the first level of general management within the County. Incumbents have responsibility for developing and implementing programs and services; developing program policies and procedures; ensuring compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and monitoring funds and participating in budget and resource development. Incumbents typically manage program activities through first-level supervisors and may have direct supervisory accountability of professional and support staff.
Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Supervises first-level supervisors to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.2. Manages the activities of an assigned unit/section within a Division, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.3. Serves as a liaison with employees and external organizations; represents the County at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events.4. Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings.5. Develops and administers section budgets; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations.6. Participates in coordinating the exchange of information within the organization and with the public.7. Assists in developing and maintaining strategic planning processes aligned with goals, measures, and outcomes; coordinates division efforts related to assigned area of responsibility.8. Coordinates initiatives for the enhancement and improvement of service delivery.9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.Training and Experience: (positions in this class typically require):Bachelor's Degree and five years of progressively responsible experience related to area assigned, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Some positions may require a Master's Degree, Juris Doctorate, or Medical Doctorate specific to area assigned. Special Requirements:• State of Oregon Medical License including dispensing privileges• Board Certification by a recognized national board in Psychiatry• DEA Certificate• CV or Resume• Diploma• NPI• CPR/BLS by time of hire• Immunization records within 10 days of hire Notes:This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 10/26/2020

COVID Testing Clinic Manager
Job Type: Clinical - Full time - 3-Month duration
Agency: Medical Teams International
Location: Tigard, OR or Seattle, WA
Position Description: Limited Duration: 3-month commitment with the possibility for extension.The COVID Testing Clinic Manager contributes to the Calling of Medical Teams International through supervision and management of the day-to-day operations of a mobile testing clinic. This position includes clinic and administrative functions as well as short-term and long-term planning functions for running a successful mobile clinic “office”. The Clinic Manager works with clinic site partners and manages on-site staff and volunteer medical providers.
Duties & Responsibilities: Clinic & Patient Care Duties: Manage and direct the daily operations of assigned testing clinics and mobile clinic vehicle. Prepare for clinics and ensure all is ready for patients and volunteer providers one hour prior to clinic opening. Provide direct testing if needed, or patient screening and education in preparation for testing. Maintain quality standards and comply with applicable infection control, OSHA, WISHA, and HIPAA regulations. Monitor for correct use of PPE, including donning/doffing. Assist with reporting and referral of patients to additional treatment or healthcare services. Create an environment where patients feel respected and cared for. Train or review testing procedures and evaluate volunteer performance. Work with the volunteers and testing site partners to find the most effective way of executing the daily duties/operation of the clinic. Ensure lab requisitions are completed accurately and that specimens are delivered. Maintain and ensure on-board inventory of PPE, forms, test kits, office supplies, and infection control products. Clinic Partner & Location Relationships: Cultivate strong working relationship with partner agency staff, reporting any concerns to Program Manager. Seek opportunities to develop new partner relationships that support program objectives, refer to other team members for follow-up as appropriate. Volunteer Relationships: Create an environment where volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience. Assist with the on-going recruitment of volunteers by promoting, referring, and recommending potential volunteers. Collaborate with the Program Manager and Clinic Scheduler to support the recruitment and scheduling of volunteers. Mobile Clinic Vehicles: Ensure assigned vehicle is stocked and ready for clinics, regardless of specific clinic or staff assignment. Secure and clean vehicle post clinic, with driver ensure vehicle is ready for travel and the next clinic. Ensure that mandatory pre and post checks of clinic vehicle are performed each clinic day, entering all information in Fleetio app. Comply with all parking, driving, and storage requirements. Drive to and from clinic locations if trained and able/willing to do so. Work with Fleet Manager to troubleshoot vehicle issues. Administrative Responsibilities: Maintain or ensure accurate records for daily clinic operations, including patient registration health histories, consent (ROI), treatment coding, volunteer hours, and patient demographic data. Confirm requests for mobile dental clinics in conjunction with Program Manager and Clinic Scheduler. Enter or ensure that all assigned clinics are entered into SignUp Genius (or other volunteer scheduling app) accurately, as far in advance as possible and with as much information as possible. Ensure clinic scheduling calendar, Outlook calendar, and CRM are regularly updated. Report to scheduler and close each clinic in CRM, with all required fields, by end of clinic day. Maintain accurate records of daily clinic operations and patient encounters. Utilize Outlook calendar to communicate weekly schedule, work locations, admin days, PTO, etc. Ensure on-board inventory of supplies and is adequate for one week of testing and notify appropriate team members of any supplies, equipment or repairs needed. Report accidents and incidents immediately. OTHER DUTIES: Attendance at team meetings as required. Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Be a positive representative of the Mobile Dental program at all times. Utilize volunteers whenever possible. Additional duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 10/31/2020 

Public Health Evaluator

Job Type: Full Time TLT
Agency: Public Health - Seattle & King County
Department: Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation (APDE)
Location: Seattle USA
Position Description: Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Public Health – Seattle and King County is seeking to hire two (2) Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) Social Research Scientists to perform professional, independent, creative, equity-driven, and highly skilled process and impact evaluation work. The Social Research Scientist will use participatory approaches to evaluate a dynamic portfolio of public health initiatives (such as Best Starts for Kids or policies and programs to address chronic disease and injury prevention) to improve health equity in King County.The work includes leading evaluations using qualitative and quantitative methods in practice and community settings. For example, this means working with racially/ethnically diverse communities, among other communities. Collaborations occur across epidemiologists, program managers, community and academic partners, other King County agencies, and elected officials.

Duties & Responsibilities: Co-design evaluation plans and implement evaluations with community and government partners, including identifying appropriate methods to answer evaluation questions. Implement mixed-methods evaluations, including conducting focus groups, key informant interviews, surveys, and other methods. Provide training and technical assistance to community partners in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Manage external evaluations conducted with community partners. Disseminate and share results in community settings to facilitate learning. Disseminate results in a style suitable for a wide variety of audiences, including parents, youth, school staff and leadership, elected officials, research scientists, and funders. Manage projects efficiently in an environment of shifting priorities with time and budget constraints, and with multiple stakeholders. Perform other duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 02/12/2021


 

Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Public Health Division periodically offers volunteer internships in public health, education, policy, communications, and related areas.

If you are interested in volunteering or obtaining an internship at the Public Health Division:

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  • Specify the time frame you are available.
  • We will contact prospective volunteers or interns as opportunities become available.

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