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UPDATED: September 11, 2019



Correctional Licensed Practical Nurse
Agency: Polk County
Department: Polk County Public Health
Location: Dallas, Oregon
Position Description: Performs a variety of nursing duties and medical services directly related to patient care of inmates in the custody of the Polk County Jail.
Duties & Responsibilities: Works three 12 hr shifts: Sunday, Monday, Saturday.Performs professional nursing duties under medical policies and procedures and specific standing orders approved by the jail physician and the Public Health Manager.Reviews intake screening, performs physical assessments, evaluates inmates who have specified medical problems, places and reads TB tests, and answers requests for medical concerns from inmates. Obtains and records past inmate medical histories.Provides nursing care to inmates with drug and alcohol addictions, assists in emergency cases and trauma. Orders prescriptions and stock medications, administers medication to inmates in accordance with orders of physicians. Provides appropriate information regarding inmate medicine dosage and schedule to corrections staff. Secures medications in accordance with pharmacy board regulations.Initiates appropriate medical interventions according to policy and procedure guidelines and nursing protocol.Plans and exchanges information with other community health providers and other community agencies for more effective health care. Explores, develops and uses community resources; promotes community health awareness. Maintains knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system that can be assessed by clients on the local and state level.Maintains inmate medical records and files. Maintains accurate, legible, and complete records of patient care including chart documentation using SOAP format for all inmate request for medical attentions. Writes nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans, completes other entries to support sufficient and accurate nursing histories.Monitors and evaluates medical equipment and supplies to ensure that appropriate supplies are available in sufficient quantities, that accurate accounting and secure storage or supplies, including narcotic, needle and syringe counts are maintained.Collaborates with community health providers, partners and agencies to provide more effective health care delivery to inmates both during and after incarceration. Explores, develops, and utilizes community resources. Promotes community health awareness. Maintains current knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system available to inmates.Consults with registered nurses and other health team members and seeks guidance when needed.Performs other related duties as required.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 09/13/2019


Oregon Cost Growth Benchmark Program Lead Policy Analyst
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority – the Health Policy & Analytics Division is currently recruiting for an Oregon Cost Growth Benchmark Program Lead Policy Advisor (Operations and Policy Analyst 4). This position coordinates policy development and analysis for the implementation of Senate Bill 889 and is responsible for providing recommendations and researching policy issues related to the program. Salary Range: $5,828-$8,172
Duties & Responsibilities: This position coordinates and leads the development of policy analysis of major topics and initiatives related to the measurement of the cost of health care in Oregon. You will coordinate stakeholder and workgroup meetings for input as required for the development and implementation of cost growth benchmark program components. You are responsible to convey complex topics through written and verbal communication ensuring coordination and exchange of clear information between the Office of Health Analytics, Office of Health Policy, and other internal/external entities. Your role will need to maintain objectivity when considering viewpoints and needs of these groups and make good faith efforts communicating such to counterparts. Your experience leading groups with opposing views through a consensus process resulting in mutually acceptable solutions is critical to the success of the program.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 09/15/2019


EMS & Trauma Research Analyst
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: State of Oregon Public Health Division
Department: Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Program
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Program (HCRQI), Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for an EMS & Trauma Research Analyst to serve as the primary data system liaison between Oregon EMS & trauma programs and local stakeholders and database users. The Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems Program within the Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Program develops and regulates systems for quality emergency medical care in Oregon. This ensures that EMS providers are fully trained, that emergency medical vehicles are properly equipped, and emergency medical systems are functioning efficiently and effectively.What will you do?As the EMS & Trauma Research Analyst, you will be responsible for the Oregon Emergency Medical Systems (OR-EMSIS) and Oregon Trauma Registry data systems. You will develop an EMS and trauma data analysis and dissemination work plan in collaboration with other EMS research analysts, the EMS medical director and the HCRQI section manager. You will conduct data analysis for special projects, document analytical processes (including query syntax), produce standard and customized quarterly reports for stakeholders, and produce data quality reports for trauma hospitals scheduled for compliance site visits. In addition, you will conduct data analysis and drafts for annual legislative reports and other reports as needed.While in this position, you will coordinate activities with EMS and HCRQI section managers, program managers, program staff and the medical director to plan and carry out data system evaluation projects and undertake improvement projects in response to evaluation findings. You will provide technical assistance to data system users regarding system queries to resolve system user issues; maintain a problem log to document system stakeholder issues and the means and timing of their resolution; and work with the EMS program team, the HCRQI program team, security officials, and other stakeholders to continuously improve business procedures. In addition, you will recommend changes to training curricula in response to identified user issues and ongoing quality improvement needs.
Duties & Responsibilities: What's in it for you?You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to emergency medical services to the people of Oregon. Do you have a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or health informatics? Do you have experience in data analysis? Do you have experience using SAS statistical software and/or programming languages such as SQL and/or R? Do you have experience with team collaboration to complete work projects? If so, we want to connect with you!What are we looking for?Requested Skills•A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one-year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports OR four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.•Preference will be given to applicants with a master's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or health informatics. •Knowledge of population-based public health promotion strategies. •Proficient in the use of data analysis software such as SAS. •Knowledge of programming languages, including SQL and R.•Experience conducting descriptive analysis and analysis that measures variability, relationship, and significance. •Demonstrated writing and communication skills.•In-state and out-of-state travel is required. Must maintain driving privileges as an employment requirement. •Experience in project management, contract administration, grant writing and management, and project completion. •Proficient user of Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and desktop publishing.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 09/17/2019


Health Equity Coordinator
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do?As the Health Equity Coordinator, you will collaboratively develop and support the execution of the division-wide strategic health equity plan, convene and facilitate meetings with internal and external partners in order to develop and implement changes to state public health practice that improve health equity, and build health equity capacity in the governmental public health system. You will facilitate the Public Health Division Health Equity Work Group, provide support to the subcommittees of the Health Equity Work Group, lead the development and implementation of a strategic health equity work plan, and partner across the public health workforce to identify, execute and evaluate learning strategies to build capacity for health equity.The Health Equity Coordinator will develop and implement policies and programs that promote equity and reduce disparities. This work has a direct impact on the lives of people in Oregon who experience health inequities, which includes communities of color, people with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities.What are we looking for?Requested Skills•A bachelor's degree in public health, human services, social work, behavioral or social sciences, organizational development, law, education, ethnic studies, disability studies, public policy or public administration or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to health equity OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience in health equity.•Community engagement and partnership development: oExperience engaging stakeholders to achieve common goals and accomplish objectives with health equity initiatives.oExperience building and stewarding positive relationships with diverse communities.oExperience delivering culturally responsive and inclusive services.•Strategic planning and program management: oStrong informal leadership and project management skills.oExperience converting vision, strategy, and long and medium range administrative direction to establish equitable agency policies, goals and functional requirements.•Data interpretation and policy analysis: oExperience identifying, interpreting and using data to develop policies and best practices to improve health equity.oExperience presenting complex data to different audiences.oExperience analyzing legislative policy for impact on health equity.•Communication: oOral and written cross-cultural communication skills and experience.oStrong facilitation, problem solving and coaching skills with the ability to provide consultation regarding health equity.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 09/26/2019


Medical Director
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Orchid Health
Department: Leadership
Location: Portland, Oregon
Position Description: Seeking Company-Wide Medical Director to Join Innovative Rural Health Clinic Group About UsOrchid Health is a rural health clinic organization that seeks to revolutionize healthcare from the ground up by designing and spreading a model of community health that is centered on positive relationships with our patients. This takes the shape of longer visit times (60 minute initial visits), team-based care starting with a morning huddle, and being intentional about getting to know our patients, their unique goals, challenges and strengths, and partnering to create a shared care plan. Our first location opened in August of 2014 in Oakridge, Oregon and has received the highest recognition by the state of Oregon as a 5 STAR Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. Our second location opened in Estacada, Oregon in 2016 and was recently awarded as the School-Based Clinic of the Year in Oregon. We are a team of 35 and are looking to grow our model of relationship-based healthcare to other underserved communities, and are seeking a company-wide Medical Director to join us on our journey. We believe this is a great opportunity for someone who identifies with the following sentiments:I enjoy a flexible environment where the team works together (often going above and beyond to best accomplish a shared vision), celebrates successes together, and values all team members unique perspectives and contributions. I love the idea of small-town providers who have the time to connect with patients as well as the idea of helping grow a “startup” organization in pursuit of its vision.I love the idea of treating patients with comprehensive care and not just sending people off to specialists.I am interested in redesigning primary care, guided by the following Core Values:Showing RespectNot Accepting the Status QuoBeing Passionate about our Mission Choosing Positivity Embracing a Learning Environment Honoring Integrity and Accountability Valuing Relationship Position Highlights Under general supervision of the Executive Director and in collaboration with Orchid leadership and provider teams, the Medical Director will help execute the company’s strategy and help develop, implement, and evaluate the medical practice delivery model to support Orchid’s vision, mission, and our four strategic pillars:Improve patient health outcomes Offer a great patient experienceCreate a fun and fulfilling place to workEnsure sustainable financial outcomes while we grow our model to other underserved communities Key Job Responsibilities:Offering ~.5 FTE Medical Director administrative time / ~.5 FTE patient hoursMonitor quality and appropriateness of medical care being delivered across all clinics through monthly chart audits and provider 1:1s and supervision in accordance with applicable laws and practice agreements.Develop clinical practice guidelines and trainings.Work collaboratively with leadership and provider teams to develop policies and procedures for clinical outcomes, practice models, and medical risk and liability reduction. Oversee the Clinical Education Pathways for All Providers - related areas for the rest of the team intertwined with Ops/Clinic Managers - also involves annual Joint CME. Supervise providers - empower them to be successful and perform high-quality care for our patients.Oversee student rotations. Participate in the periodic review of clinic policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure efficient workflow and best practices are maintained.Requirements5+ years experience in a family practice setting. Rural healthcare experience a plus.3+ years of clinical leadership experience preferred.Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from an accredited United States Medical School. Must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Oregon prior to beginning employment.F/t position with option for a 4 or 5 day workweek. .7- .8 FTE considered for the right candidate.Compensation and BenefitsStarting base salary range $234k - $264k.Sign-on bonus with 2 year contract.Complete benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, PTO, paid medical malpractice, retirement and CME.Additional benefits include health and wellness reimbursement fund and birthday PTO day. Eligible site for student loan repayment.To apply please email your resume to the HR Director at [email protected] For more information visit our website: Thank you.Orchid Health is an equal opportunity employer. Orchid Health recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At Orchid Health, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We believe in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 12/31/2019


Data and Evaluation Lead
Agency: Rede Group
Location: Portland
Position Description: Data Collection and Analysis • Support qualitative data collection/analysis, including: developing data collection and analysis methods, developing interview guides, and conducting interviews and facilitating discussions with a range of stakeholders.• Support quantitative data collection/analysis, including: analyzing secondary data as well as assisting in primary data collection (e.g., developing survey instruments, oversight of survey administration, and conducting statistical analysis). • Conduct other evaluation related activities, such as literature reviews and environmental scans, as needed.Dissemination • Develop reports, presentations and other deliverables through collaborative writing and editing. • Present study findings to community and stakeholder audiences at various forums including local and national conferences. • Facilitate conversations with partners and stakeholders that support the use of data and evaluation findings in the collaborative decision-making process. Project Management • Provide overall project management, including: developing and managing timelines; leading project planning and implementation; and coordinating with Rede staff, partnering consultants, and others to achieve stated goals. • Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and external partners.• Support development of proposals for new business through collaborative writing and editing. • Provide logistical and organizational support for research and evaluation projects (e.g., logistics of conducting focus groups, note-taking during focus groups, etc.). • Attend project meetings, as appropriate.
Duties & Responsibilities: Required skills and Qualifications:•Excellent command of MS Office and advanced skills in MS Excel.•Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation•Experience in Stata, R or similar statistical software is preferred•Data visualization Education and Experience Preference will be given to candidates with Master’s degrees in Public Health, Statistics, or related fields.Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of three years of experience in a similar position or a position requiring similar skills.This position will be located at the Rede Group office in the Portland Rose Quarter area.
The position will remain open until filled.
Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
For questions, please call Robb Hutson at 971-645-0381
Closing Date: Open until filled


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 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: 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.