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UPDATED: July 17, 2019

 

 

Nurse Practitioner
Agency: Umatilla County
Department: Public Health
Location: Pendleton
Position Description: This position will work in accordance with the 19/20 Pendleton School calendar. This equates to a .80 FTE assuming a start date of Aug. 1 working through June 17, 2020 with an anticipated gross monthly salary over 12 months of $7,536.00/Month. DESCRIPTION: The Pendleton School Based Health Center’s located at the Middle School and High School provide convenient and affordable healthcare access to students of the Pendleton School District. Comprehensive healthcare is offered that includes behavioral health services from Qualified Mental Health Professionals onsite. These center’s help to ensure students stay healthy and learning. The Nurse Practitioner at the clinic provides assessment, evaluation, and treatment for students of Pendleton School District along with school staff and families as time allows. Working in partnership with the behavioral health staff the NP works to address the student’s holistic healthcare needs. Coordination of the student’s healthcare is done in partnership with the student’s family, primary care provider, and other community resources.
Duties & Responsibilities: REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Requirements•Current and unencumbered Oregon Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse licenses. •Graduation from an accredited graduate-level program with a Master’s of Science in Nursing.•Board certified, family or pediatric specialty.•2 years of experience as a practicing Nurse Practitioner.•Ability to communicate effectively.•Ability to pass criminal background check Preferred Qualifications•Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).•Graduation from an accredited graduate-level program with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice preferred.•Experience with pediatric and/or adolescent populations.
Closing Date: 08/01/2019

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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



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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dental Assistant - EFDA
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The current vacancies are for a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent position at Southeast County Dental Clinic, Monday through Thursday 10 hour shifts, and a .75 FTE position at the Billi Odegaard Dental Clinic, 3 days a week, 7:30 am – 6:30 pm. This list may be used to fill future vacancies at other locations. Integrated Clinical Services provides quality health services for people who experience barriers to accessing care. The vision of Integrated Clinical Services is to provide services that are integrated and connected to support optional health, reducing wait times and optimizing access. The Dental Program works with many community partners, targeting underserved populations in Multnomah County to ensure access to dental services including providing education, prevention and dental treatment. The EFDA Dental Assistant is responsible for a variety of duties to assist Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the delivery of dental care to patients.
Duties & Responsibilities: As an EFDA Dental Assistant you will:

  • Provide direct clinical assistance to dentists and dental hygienists; perform 4-handed dentistry, including passing instruments for operative and oral surgery procedures and mixing filling materials; use child restraints when required; assist in administering oral sedation.
  • Perform expanded duty functions, including child and adult rubber cup oral prophylaxis, mixing and applying pit and fissure sealant and polishing amalgam restorations; placing and removing matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations, removing temporary crowns and cleaning teeth in preparation for final cementation, performing preliminary fitting of crowns and any other functions permitted under OAR 818-042-0070.
  • Take digital radiographs
  • Take alginate impressions and pour models; telephone other laboratories for pick-ups; perform limited laboratory procedures.
  • Instruct patients and their families on oral hygiene and oral disease prevention.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled


Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

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

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

  • E-mail Catherine Moyer at: [email protected] with a copy of your resume and letter of interest.
  • Specify the time frame you are available. 
  • We will contact prospective volunteers or interns as opportunities become available.

Click here for more information about volunteer internship opportunities around Oregon with OHA.