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UPDATED: JUNE 24, 2020

COVID-19 Epidemiologist (Epidemiologist 2) – 6 limited-duration (18-month) positions

Job Type: Limited Duration
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $4957 - $7259 monthly. These six positions are full-time, limited-duration, classified positions and are represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for six (6) COVID-19 Epidemiologists to coordinate surveillance and conduct epidemiologic studies for the COVID-19 pandemic. We work with local health departments, other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and control communicable diseases and outbreaks of acute diseases in Oregon.What will you do?As a COVID-19 Epidemiologist, you will be responsible for the following duties: Coordinating outbreak investigations, conducting data analyses, and assisting with special studies. Analyzing and interpreting data and presenting study findings to study collaborators, local and tribal health authorities, the funding agency, clinicians, and the general public. Providing consultation to other ACDP epidemiologists and local health department staff assisting in outbreak investigations. Analyzing data to answer epidemiologic questions, displaying data in graphs and tables, and summarizing data from a variety of sources, including reportable disease, hospital reporting, and syndromic surveillance. Producing reports on COVID activity and disseminating information to local health departments, OHA and other state agencies, hospitals, laboratories, and interested providers. Serving on the Incident Management Team (IMT) in the health intelligence, epidemiologic studies, outbreak investigations, or planning sections.
Duties & Responsibilities: What are we looking for? Minimum requirements: A master's degree in public health or epidemiology or a related field AND three years of epidemiological or public health experience in communicable disease of which one year must have been in a clinical epidemiological capacity OR a bachelor’s degree in public health or epidemiology or a related field AND four years of epidemiological or public health experience in communicable disease of which one year must have been in a clinical epidemiological capacity•Master’s degree in public health or epidemiology preferred. Experience applying epidemiologic principles and coordinating surveillance systems in infectious diseases. Clinical background desirable. Public health informatics background desirable. Proficiency with data analysis software. Experience monitoring data collection and data entry to assure quality. Experience evaluating epidemiologic data to develop valid interpretations of the data. Experience writing scientific reports and preparing graphic summaries of surveillance data. Experience planning outbreak investigations and other epidemiologic studies. Experience providing technical consultation to local health department staff and other agency personnel. Experience presenting scientific data verbally in understandable terms. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/28/2020


Professional/Technical Supervisor, Communicable Disease

Agency: Lane County
Department: Health & Human Services
Location: Eugene, OR
Position Description: This is a new position to increase supervisory capacity in the expanding Communicable Disease Section. The incumbent will coordinate with the current Communicable Disease supervisor to manage the operations in the Communicable Disease and Immunizations Section; division of duties will be negotiated based on the successful candidate's training and experience. 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. The Supervisor reviews relevant public health research and scientific principles to support the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs, and services. In addition, the Supervisor monitors financial and operational performance, ensures compliance with State and Federal grant requirements, and maintains productive relationships with health care providers, agency partners, and the general public.The incumbent will be a member of the Public Health Leadership Team and will contribute to strategic planning and implementation of key initiatives including public health modernization, performance management, and quality improvement.
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, including 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.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/29/2020


Micro-Team Manager

Job Type: Time-Limited
Agency: Public Health Institute
Location: Clark County, WA
Position Description: The Micro-Team Manager will be responsible for the daily supervision of Clark County Public Health Contact Notifying Program Contact Notifiers and Contract Notifier Supervisors and data collection goals.
Duties & Responsibilities: Schedules work shifts for all Contact Notifier staff and resolves scheduling conflicts.Works with Data Architect to resolve hardware and software issues and to develop new software and make enhancements to existing software.Works with Contact Notifier Supervisors to determine appropriate staffing and project needs.Evaluates Contact Notifier employees in a systematic and standardized manner by annual evaluation dates.Makes recommendations and processes necessary paperwork for promotions, demotions, and takes appropriate disciplinary actions as needed. Attends to related Human Resources matters as necessary (i.e. timesheet, payroll, leave actions).Assesses staff training needs and provides regular training for staff- both new and existing staff.Engage Contact Notifier staff daily to help Contact Notifiers and monitor progress.Updates training materials as necessary.Re-trains Contact Notifiers to maintain and improve proficiency of existing staff.Ability to possess knowledge of the PHI Employee Handbook and Clark County Public Health Contact Notifying Program procedures and policies regarding workplace expectations to resolve personnel conflicts.Updates Clark County Public Health Contact Notifying Program procedures and policies as needed.As needed and under direction of research staff, assigns projects to survey interviewers to meet daily goals and monthly goals.Under the direction of research staff, assigns special tasks to Contact Notifiers as needed.Tests questionnaires and leads testing for Contact Notifier staff.Staffs help desk and interviews regularly to maintain proficiency.Leads weekly operations meetings to discuss project status/updates and address Contact Notifier issues, concerns, and suggestions.Conducts monthly All-Staff meetings.Maintains contact staff calendar using guidelines and goals from Contact Notifier Supervisors / research staff.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/30/2020


Contact Notifier I 

Agency: Public Health Institute
Location: Clark County, WA
Position Description: AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Public Health Institute (PHI) is organizing teams of community contact notification staff across Washington as a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19.The Contact Notifier will work with patients to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the time-frame while they may have been infectious, then contact the individuals to let them know of their potential exposure. Contact Notifiers will be provided scripts to follow and must comply with policies and procedures provided by PHI and comply with Human Subjects training regarding confidential information related to personal information.
Duties & Responsibilities: Participate in PHI training to learn procedures for contact notifications and scripts to follow.Follow scripts when communicating with patients and contacts. Contact Notifiers are not permitted to deviate from the script or provide information that is not included in the script.Call patients who have been newly diagnosed with COVID-19 to provide support and gather information.Help patients recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the time-frame while they may have been infectious.Call the contacts to discuss their potential exposure.Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner.Collect and record information on symptoms into a Client Resource Management platform CRM. Provide contacts with information about how to separate themselves from others who are not exposed, how to monitor themselves for illness, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to procedures or to a Resource Coordinator for additional resources.Call each person under active monitoring daily for 14 days to check that there is no onset of symptoms.Maintain contact with supervisor.Conduct other related duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/30/2020


Contact Notifier Supervisor

Agency: Public Health Institute
Location: Clark County, WA
Position Description: PHI is organizing teams of community contact tracing staff across Clark County, Washington as a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19.The Contact Notifier Supervisor will supervise a team of seven to ten Contact Notifiers who are working with COVID-19 patients to help them recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the timeframe while they may have been infectious, then contact the individuals to let them know of their potential exposure, and connecting contacts with various services (including social support structures, testing, clinical care, etc.). The Contact Notifier Supervisor will track progress against target goals and provide supervision and mentorship to staff. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Supervise a team of between seven to ten people that collectively performs all functions of the COVID-19 Community Team response.Coordinate the team’s schedules and provide supervision and troubleshooting.Resolve issues and brainstorm and implement solutions.Call patients who have been newly diagnosed with COVID-19 to provide support and gather information.Help patients recall everyone with whom they have had close contact during the timeframe while they may have been infectious.Call the contacts to discuss their potential exposure.Communicate with contacts in a professional and empathetic manner.Collect and record information on symptoms into a Client Resource Management platform CRM. Provide contacts with information about how to separate themselves from others who are not exposed, how to monitor themselves for illness, and if appropriate, refer them to testing according to procedures or to a Resource Coordinator for additional resources.Track daily and weekly progress for the team against target goals including cases contacted successfully, contacts tracked and referred, and patients and contacts referred to social support systems.Perform quality assurance through listening in on calls or to recordings of calls and providing feedback to team.Liaise with partners and stakeholders at the Clark County Public Health.Call each person under active monitoring daily for 14 days to check that there is no onset of symptoms.Maintain contact with supervisor.Conduct other related duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/30/2020


Recruiter/Human Resource Specialist

Job Type: Time-Limited
Agency: Public Health Institute
Location: Clark County, WA
Position Description: Reporting to the Program Director I, the Recruiter/Human Resource (HR) Specialist will be responsible for providing recruitment and HR support to the Clark County Public Health Contact Tracing Program, including sourcing candidates, screening candidates, managing the interview process, interviewing candidates, updating information in applicant tracking system, coordinating reference checks, coordinating hiring documents, and participating in the onboarding of employees. Additionally, in collaboration with the program management team and under the guidance of PHI HR, the incumbent provides general HR support to the program, which may include facilitating disciplinary processes and coordinating separation processes, if needed.
Duties & Responsibilities: Support recruitment and hiring activities for the Clark County Contact Notifier program.Maintain good working relationships with hiring managers and support them in the development of a recruitment plan (advertising, interviewing and selection).In coordination with PHI HR, participate in the posting process including drafting job descriptions, ensuring that postings are high-quality and compelling, and are in compliance with internal policies, Federal and State regulations and diversity initiatives.Monitor open positions in the Applicant Tracking System (PeopleAdmin) at various stages of the recruitment life-cycle, ensuring an optimal candidate experience and data integrity.Qualify and screen candidates (by phone or in person) on behalf of hiring managers.In coordination with PHI HR, coordinate reference checks using automated reference checking software (SkillSurvey) and coordinate background checks through PHI HR.Respond to candidate inquiries.•Frequently communicate with hiring managers regarding the status of each position.Enter, track, and prepare weekly reports on data related to recruitment, hiring, and onboarding. Generate new employee paperwork, PAF, hiring documentation, etc. to be processed by PHI HR.As needed and in coordination with program management, provide new employees with information necessary for their onboarding. Attend program and client meetings as necessary.Perform other duties related to the hiring of employees in the program as needed.Perform general HR support after employees are hired in coordination with program management and under the direction of PHI HR, including assuring adherence to personnel policies and supporting supervisors in the interpretation of such policies; and maintaining updated and confidential files.Under the guidance of PHI HR and in coordination with program management, facilitate disciplinary process and coordinate separation or termination process with program, if needed.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/30/2020


Executive Director

Agency: ORCHWA (Oregon Community Health Workers Association)
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: We are seeking an Executive Director who can lead ORCHWA into the future.With overall strategic and operational responsibility for ORCHWA’s programs, community relations, and expansion, the Executive Director’s initial priorities will include:•Identifying strategic goals and resource / business development priorities in partnership with the Board and staff•Deepening partnerships and continuing to build relationships across the state with health systems, CCOs, government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and community-based organizations•Supporting our outstanding staff team, developing our Board of Directors, and capitalizing on the skills and connections of our board members•Deepening our capacity for program management, convening, and technical assistance•Planning to bring the CHW model to serve additional Oregon communities.The Executive Director will be committed to ORCHWA’s mission and will embody its values of advocacy, community, unity, respect, support, culture, inclusion, sharing, equity, collaboration, diversity, trust, commitment, listening, justice, corazón (heart), compassion, and fun.
Duties & Responsibilities: Experience: 3+ years leading a nonprofit organization or association as a senior manager or executive director. Cultivating board member relationships and developing / engaging a Board of Directors. A track record of operationalizing strategies that to take a program or an organization to the next stage of growth. Developing and supporting staff and high-performance teams; developing participatory, shared leadership. Collaborating effectively across cultural differences; engaging diverse stakeholders including constituents, funders, and community and political leaders. Working effectively with one or more communities affected by inequities and health disparities. Preferred Capabilities and Knowledge: Knowledge of the Community Health Worker profession and demonstrated experience supporting and/or promoting CHW work. Direct experience partnering with communities of color. Experience with or knowledge of Popular Education. Familiar with resource development and able to generate resources, e.g., through a mix of grants, sponsorships, individual gifts, and/or revenue-generating opportunities. Some familiarity or experience with staff and operations of Oregon’s major Health Systems and the Oregon Health Authority. Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking; a persuasive and passionate communicator and facilitator; excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of nonprofit financial management; ability to develop and manage budgets. Ability to develop and lead multidisciplinary projects and programs. Strong understanding of data-driven program evaluation. Accustomed to crafting and advocating for policies at the local and state levels. Have the ability to speak more than one language. Personal Qualities and Commitments: Demonstrated commitment to working for social justice and equity. Entrepreneurial, flexible, and adaptable. Mission-driven, passionate, idealistic, positive, and self-directed; possessing integrity. BIPOC candidates strongly encouraged to apply
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/30/2020


COVID-19 Senior Health Advisor (Public Health Physician 2) 
2 limited-duration positions (12 to 18 months)

Job Type: Limited Duration
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland OR
Position Description: Salary: $8765 - $12,316 monthly. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications that ARE NOT submitted through the State of Oregon website WILL NOT be reviewed. These two positions are full-time, limited-duration, management service positions and are not represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), COVID-19 Incident Response Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for two (2) limited-duration COVID-19 Senior Health Advisors to provide medical expertise and epidemiologic support with the public health planning and response efforts in support of the COVID-19 Incident Response.What will you do?As a COVID-19 Senior Health Advisor, you will provide information and support education regarding COVID-19 and its prevention, and public health preparedness to health professionals, partners, and the public. You will serve as part of a team of Senior Health Advisors to develop public health guidelines and communications in coordination with all Public Health Division offices and incident command sections and branches. You will collaborate with academic institutions, and public and community healthcare organizations to develop and improve understanding of COVID-19 epidemiology and preparedness, develop guidance documents in support of the response, provide guidance to healthcare professionals, and respond to questions from the public, stakeholders, and Oregon leadership which includes legislators, Governor Brown’s office, and congressional delegates.
Duties & Responsibilities: What are we looking for? Minimum requirements: Must meet or be eligible to meet the State of Oregon licensing requirements for a medical doctor at the time of hire and obtain State of Oregon licensure within six-months of hire AND must have advance training in epidemiology. Rigorous adherence to the highest standards of confidentiality regarding patient information. High degree of professional, diplomatic interpersonal communication skills to perform significant liaison work. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 07/01/2020


COVID-19 Senior Health Advisor (Public Health Physician 2) 
3 Part-time Temporary Positions (Hours will vary)

Job Type: part-time temporary
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland OR
Position Description: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications that ARE NOT submitted through the State of Oregon website WILL NOT be reviewed. These three positions are part-time, temporary, management service positions and are not represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), COVID-19 Incident Response Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for three (3) temporary COVID-19 Senior Health Advisors to provide medical expertise and epidemiologic support with the public health planning and response efforts in support of the COVID-19 Incident Response.What will you do?As a COVID-19 Senior Health Advisor, you will provide information and support education regarding COVID-19 and its prevention, and public health preparedness to health professionals, partners, and the public. You will serve as part of a team of Senior Health Advisors to develop public health guidelines and communications in coordination with all Public Health Division offices and incident command sections and branches. You will collaborate with academic institutions, and public and community healthcare organizations to develop and improve understanding of COVID-19 epidemiology and preparedness, develop guidance documents in support of the response, provide guidance to healthcare professionals, and respond to questions from the public, stakeholders, and Oregon leadership which includes legislators, Governor Brown’s office, and congressional delegates.
Duties & Responsibilities: Minimum requirements: Must meet or be eligible to meet the State of Oregon licensing requirements for a medical doctor at the time of hire and obtain State of Oregon licensure within six-months of hire AND must have advance training in epidemiology. Rigorous adherence to the highest standards of confidentiality regarding patient information. High degree of professional, diplomatic interpersonal communication skills to perform significant liaison work. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: 07/01/2020


 WIC Clinical and Training Supervisor

Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Department: WIC, Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: WIC is a diverse and equity-driven program focusing on nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health and diet screening, growth and development monitoring, and health and social services referrals, as well as providing monthly healthy food benefits for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age. WIC serves families from many cultures and ethnic traditions, languages, backgrounds and abilities. It is designed to promote positive health outcomes, strengthen life course nutrition and health, and reduce health disparities in the populations we serve. This is a professional supervisor position of a public health clinical program. The supervisor must be a highly responsible person with excellent communication skills, technical skills in nutrition, program management skills, supervisory experience, and self-awareness.
Duties & Responsibilities: As the WIC Clinical and Training Supervisor you will be responsible for: The clinic management and operations at North and NE WIC clinics, and/or for remote WIC services. Day to day supervision of approximately 5-7 N/NE WIC staff members. This includes regular supervision meetings with all direct reports to review performance and development goals in relation to standard performance reviews as well as ensuring staff have defined professional growth plans and opportunities, and developing a healthy, functioning team environment. Developing training and continuing education for all WIC staff, delivering in training sessions and on-line formats. Serving as Training Coordinator role per Oregon State WIC for the Multnomah County local agency. Understanding and applying an equity lens to the training function at WIC. Developing training plans for WIC job classes and new hires, using State WIC guidelines and best practice in the field of nutrition. Includes monitoring, tracking, and reporting on continuing education/training. Communicating with supervisors, stakeholders, State, and staff to assess needs and interests of WIC staff for up to date training. Understanding and applying adult learning concepts and participant centered approaches and methods to training function. Developing necessary trust and rapport with staff to be an effective partner in their learning. Possessing and maintaining the technical and other relevant knowledge to train Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Nutrition Assistants in their roles in WIC. Ability to link the technical and other relevant knowledge and counseling skills to applied clinical situations, creating trained staff who are fully competent to provide excellent service.Diversity and Inclusion: As a Health Department employee you will contribute to a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 07/14/2020


Research Associate 1

Agency: Providence Health & Services
Department: Center for Outcomes Research and Education
Location: Portland (candidates outside Portland are welcome -- possible to work from home)
Position Description: The Research Associate 1 works with Research Scientists and project teams, as well as external partners and investigators, on the design, planning, fielding, analysis, and dissemination of research and evaluation projects.
Duties & Responsibilities: Develop and maintain knowledge of research methods and findings from literature, as relevant to projects. Assist in preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrate understanding of overall project objectives, scope, and timeline, and engage in project meetings. Participate and draft aspects of a project after being given direction. Participate in team discussions, but not responsible for overall project trajectory, scientist assigns all tasks. Work under direction of scientist to design all study material for qualitative projects including interview guides and surveys; schedule and conduct interviews. Complete qualitative analytic tasks as discussed/directed by scientist. Draft and format study deliverables under direction of scientist. Manage efforts related to improving in-house processes and/or systems, such as survey development tracking and documentation.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 07/31/2020


Public Health Nurse II, COVID-19 Response

Job Type: Limited-duration
Agency: 
Deschutes County
Department: Health Services
Location: Bend, OR
Position Description: Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Public Health Nurse II, Communicable Disease Nurses, COVID-19 Response. This is a full-time, limited-duration positions; for one year beginning July 1, 2020. The nursing position will be responsible for COVID-19 case investigation and contact monitoring, as well as other disease investigation as needed, and will work with local providers, labs, and hospitals on reporting requirements of COVID-19 to local public health.
Duties & Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Deschutes County by providing consultation and technical assistance to community partners and congregate settings. The position will also assist by rapidly responding to and coordinating investigations of COVID-19 outbreaks; and evaluating surveillance and outbreak data to determine risk factors and cause, in coordination with the region's Epidemiologist. The COVID-19 Response Nurse will also be involved in the planning and implementation of testing efforts and prevention activities including eventual mass vaccination outreach. In the case of a public health emergency, this position is expected to participate as members of the incident command system (ICS), as needed.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 07/31/2020


Epidemiologist III

Agency: Public Health Institute
Location: Washington & Clark Counties
Position Description: The Epidemiologist conducts investigations used in the prevention and control of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries, and other health conditions and in the planning of health programs.This is a single classification and not part of a series. The Epidemiologist is an advanced- level professional classification. Positions in this class perform duties of considerable complexity, with the exercise of professional judgment regularly applied to complex and sensitive public health issues. The Epidemiologist works under the direction of a Research and Evaluation Supervisor. The incumbent in this classification will exercise coordination, leadership, and will supervise the Data Analysts.
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties and competencies for this position follow the Tier 2 (Mid-Level epidemiologist) Competencies for Applied Epidemiologists in governmental public health agencies (CAEs) created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.Conduct epidemiologic investigations.Plans and conducts epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations to address important and practical public health problems and to plan programs.Identifies and evaluates a wide range of health conditions within an assigned program area to recognize public health problems pertinent to the population and to determine feasibility and approach to epidemiologic investigation.Collaborates with scientists in the survey or investigation design process, including conducting a search or review of existing literature and data in a scientific area, determining methodological techniques and processes, and designing questionnaires and other data-collection instruments.Designs, manipulates, and uses databases for analysis of health problems to assess the potential public health impact.Conducts epidemiologic outbreak investigations; performs review of facilities and procedures; interviews patients, healthcare providers, and others involved; and collects data from local agencies or other health entities.Uses known techniques for analyzing epidemiologic investigation data, adapts, or combines a variety of existing statistical methods to fulfill specific project needs.Uses surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data.Generates descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences.Participation in surveillance activities.Participates in the design, management, and use of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance.Identifies program surveillance data needs, designs instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data, and implements new, or revises existing surveillance systems.Conducts advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses (e.g., simple regression, stratified analyses to control for confounding, adjusted odds ratios, and relative risks) of surveillance data for multiple audiences.Reports key findings and performs evaluations of the surveillance system.Provides scientific advice and technical assistance to communities and outside partners with respect to surveillance and other epidemiologic data and evaluation expertise. This requires the application of program and epidemiologic expertise to complex public health issues, with an understanding of the appropriate cultural/social/political framework, as well as the ethical/legal issues related to epidemiologic data collection, dissemination, and use.Consults on technical problems where solutions may not conform to established protocols and may require the modification of approaches or applications in a specialty area.Provides epidemiologic advice and assistance in the resolution of technical issues that include significant barriers to program or project delivery.Development and dissemination of data and epidemiologic findings.Designs and prepares reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information.Participates on internal and external committees and workgroups related to areas of expertise.Per Public Health Emergency Response Annex Q and PH Policy Gen308, trains for and responds to emergencies in assigned duty areas to support public and environmental health emergency functions including but not limited to: conducting identification of at-risk populations, advising health officials regarding the event and potential associated health risks, data analysis, risk monitoring, and evaluation of relief efforts.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 07/31/2020


Data Analyst

Agency: Public Health Institute
Location: Washington & Clark Counties
Position Description: The Data Analyst will perform complex technical and analytical work in the design and creation of queries and reports in order to extract data from the County’s unique, non-enterprise, business data application systems. Additionally, they will design, implement, and maintain smaller, independent, department-specific, data application systems.
Duties & Responsibilities: Design, develop, and maintain complex small/independent databases for systems focusing on specific areas; design, write, and test queries in order to access databases and prepare standard and ad hoc reports to meet specified needs.-Determine needs and design reports or other methods to meet needs; provide technical assistance to outside agencies/contractors on automated data systems.-Collect, compile, extract, and organize complex information and data from multiple systems into a variety of summary and detailed executive management reports and/or presentations.-Design quality assurance management reports that include analysis of internal business/program operations as well as contracted vendor services; analyze, evaluate, and recommend modification to operating methods and procedures as they relate to departmental operations and goals; make recommendations based on research and analysis.-Perform difficult statistical or analytical studies involving complex data and records using mathematical modeling, linear, multiple and logarithmic regression as needed to support assigned functions.-Develop written documentation, internal operating procedures, and end user manuals and instructions on independent department-specific data systems; develop and conduct user training sessions; provide ongoing technical assistance to system users.-Analyze information needs of multiple users to assist in determining appropriate system structures and prepare system and report specifications.-Investigate and resolve data, reporting, and system inconsistencies; develop and implement work flow, data entry, collection, and reporting procedures.-Assist in the review, development, and installation of major department-specific information systems.May serve as an integral member of a research or study team.-Perform other duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 07/31/2020


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


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