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UPDATED: April 15, 2019

 

 

Behavioral Health Program Manager
Job Type: Regular, Full-time
Agency: Deschutes County
Department: Deschutes County Health Services
Location: Bend
Position Description: Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Behavioral Health Program Manager. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Behavioral Health team in Bend, Oregon, here is your opportunity. Located along the Deschutes River in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Bend has a wide array of recreational opportunities and a vibrant community. The Behavioral Health Program Manager will serve as the Intensive Adult Services Program Manager to lead cutting-edge services including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Supported Employment, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Housing and Residential Treatment Team, and integrated dual diagnosis services, among others. Services are provided in an integrated Health/Behavioral Health care setting.
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities include collaboration with area FQHC, onsite pharmacy, and local dental provider. Other responsibilities for this position include program development, operational logistics, contractual monitoring, and direct oversight of three supervisors and their teams along with close coordination with medical team supervisor. Incumbent will promote use of evidence-based treatment models for individuals with SPMI diagnoses including service integration with physical health.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 04/16/2019

 

Medical Laboratory Technician
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Hillsboro
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) in Hillsboro, OR is recruiting for a Medical Laboratory Technician 1 to support all programs and functions in the Laboratory Operations section of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory supports state and local infectious disease control efforts, works to prevent metabolic disorders detectable at birth, and assures the quality of testing in clinical and environmental laboratories. What will you do?As a Medical Laboratory Technician, you will provide specimen receiving, data entry, kit preparation, medical waste decontamination (autoclaving), and other laboratory support services in the Laboratory Operations section of the Public Health Laboratory. You will receive and data enter test specimens, prepare and ship test collection kits, prepare and ship infectious and diagnostic samples, review reports, process mail, and proof and correct patient data.What's in it for you?Do you have experience as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Laboratory Assistant? Are you detail oriented, with excellent customer service skills? Do you have proficient computer skills? Then this may be the job for you!
Duties & Responsibilities: What are we looking for? •Minimum one year of “technical trainee” experience as a laboratory assistant in a medical laboratory or completion of a certified laboratory assistant training program.•Prior clinical laboratory experience preferred •Data entry skills, preferably with confidential patient information •Ability to work well with diverse personalities •Outstanding client/customer service and phone skills •Experience or training in specimen receiving (handling infectious materials, racking, courier interactions, etc.) •Experience or training in autoclave use •Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment How to Apply: To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 04/21/2019

 

Director of Patient Services
Agency: National Psoriasis Foundation
Location: Portland
Position Description: The National Psoriasis Foundation (“NPF”) is a dynamic and growing non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A national organization that is headquartered in Portland, OR, NPF is seeking a full time Director of Patient Services. Responsibilities include overseeing the NPF’s call center (called the patient navigation center); overseeing the staff responsible for patient education programs; providing leadership on connecting patients with NPF programs; reviewing call center data to adjust programs and improve engagement; creating reports on call center utilization and designing new strategies to encourage use of the NPF call center; and coordinating medical review of education programs and resources. Additionally, this position will be a member of the NPF management team and will be responsible for presenting to colleagues and partners on NPF services and programs. He or she will also will work closely with other departments at NPF to integrate patient service activities and outcomes.
Duties & Responsibilities: Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher in health-related areas and / or in education field with 5-7 years or more of relevant work experience. Experience managing a call center or practice group is preferred. Candidate must have demonstrated strong service experience, analytical and critical thinking skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills: and the ability to work in a team environment. Experience with supervising employees is required. Please forward a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to:  Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, Link:  https://www.psoriasis.org/about-us/jobs, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Ste 300 Portland, OR 97223, Fax (503) 245-0626, E-mail [email protected].
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 04/26/2019

 

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services Manager (OPA4)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Prevention and Health Promotion (CP&HP) located in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services Manager to manage program activities and priorities related to alcohol and other drug prevention. The Center for Prevention and Health Promotion houses community-oriented preventive clinical and community health services and supports the policy, systems and environmental changes that promote good health. This Center guides and supports healthy communities through data collection, analysis and reporting; by supporting the Governor's priorities around tobacco, obesity and early learning; and health equity by acting as a point of contact with the public health system on substance abuse prevention practices.What will you do?As the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services Manager, you will carry out the objectives and goals of the agency with relation to alcohol and other drug prevention; manage and ensure alignment of these objectives across the various sections within the Public Health Division that are responsible for this body of work; and ensure coordination and alignment with the broader OHA Behavioral Health Program and the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment along the substance abuse continuum. What's in it for you?You will work with a team of professionals who are passionate about the work they do to promote a healthy Oregon. Do you have experience in public health promotion? Do you have experience developing and implementing population-based health promotion and substance abuse prevention strategies? Do you have a master’s degree in public health or a related field? If so, we encourage you to apply!
Duties & Responsibilities: What are we looking for? Requested Skills •Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field plus five years of professional level operations and policy management experience related to public health OR eight years of professional level operations and policy management experience related to public health.•Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree in public health or a related field. •Experience in population-based health promotion and substance abuse prevention strategies.•Experience developing and implementing public health prevention and control strategies, methods and techniques in population-level health education and behavior change.•Experience in community asset and needs assessment, program evaluation, policy development and strategic goal setting.•Experience in coalition building, community mobilization, media advocacy and social marketing. •Experience in project management which includes directing, coordinating and reviewing work of staff at all levels.•Experience navigating federal grant writing and negotiation process. •Experience advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 04/28/2019

 

Population Health Strategies Program Manager (Public Health)
Agency: Clackamas County
Department: Clackamas County Public Health
Location: Oregon City
Position Description: Clackamas County Public Health is seeking a team-oriented, visionary, and strategic leader who is passionate about the health and well-being of the community. We are seeking a manager who can lead, support, and develop employees in establishing policy, system and environmental changes, that allow residents of Clackamas County to have the opportunity to live, work, and play in a healthy, clean, and safe community.This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead the county’s efforts in place-based health, promoting and protecting the health of County residents through healthy homes, schools, communities and work places. This position will manage the Population Health Strategies Program in Public Health whose roles are to use research and surveillance data to develop programming and to administer, monitor, and evaluate its programs designed to improve the opportunity for all Clackamas County residents to have access to healthy places. This unit houses the opioid prevention program, the tobacco prevention and education program and other grant funded programs and initiatives. This position will lead public health’s efforts in collaborative work in active transportation, healthy housing, climate change, and other environmental health initiatives.SALARY & BENEFITS The salary range for this position is $72,235.43 to $97,519.15 annually (including 6.27% deferred compensation and 6% retirement contribution).The actual starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications, skills, education and/or experience.In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions, including choice of medical & dental plans, 9 Holidays, including 1 Personal Day, 8 hours of sick time per month and 16 hours of vacation time per month.
Duties & Responsibilities: Successful candidates will foster a collaborative work environment and engage with the community, stakeholders, and other county departments to advance the goals of the Population Health Strategies unit and improve the social determinants of health. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in managing and developing staff in program planning and implementation, including the ability to assess community readiness for policy or system change with successful outcomes, as well as skillful in delivering presentations and education to diverse groups while cultivating collaborative relationships with the community.Minimum Qualifications for the position include:•At least 2 years of experience managing and developing staff, interns or volunteers in project/program planning and implementation•Experience with community health surveillance and data interpretation•Experience in evidence based program planning, development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation•Experience in managing grant funded programs and projects•Strong ability to engage and activate with community partners and to maintain a collaborative relationship•Strong ability to communicate with diverse audiences from children, to scientists and community leaders•A Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in public health, public or health administration, nursing, social or physical sciences or psychology (may consider at least 5 years of current, relevant experience)Preferred Qualifications•Graduate degree in public health, public administration, community health, or community development•Experience with ensuring environmental justice in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies•Experience in developing and delivering presentations to community leaders, decision makers and elected officials•Ability to assess community readiness for policy or system change
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 04/29/2019

 

Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC)
Agency: Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Department: Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)
Location: Eastern Oregon (La Grande, Pendleton, Hermiston or Baker CIty)
Position Description: The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) was established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. ORPRN is dedicated to improving the health of rural Oregonians through community engaged dialogue, coaching, education and research. ORPRN facilitates a broad variety of clinical health care research, quality improvement projects, and practice transformation efforts in rural Oregon through the work of the Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC). PERCs are located regionally around the state. This role is located in Eastern Oregon.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC) will serve two main projects: the CASCADE Trial (NCT03409367), and the Meta-LARC Advance Care Planning (NCT03577002).Responsibilities include:• Conduct research with regional clinics and communities, build relationships that will enable research projects, recruit and enroll subjects, collect research data• Implement quality improvement (QI) methods and tools with inter-disciplinary clinic teams, set improvement goals, and coach and motivate practices to reach goals; teach QI to peers to present to practice facilitation community• Foster relationships with clinic, community organizations, and key stakeholders; and promote ORPRN with regional stakeholders• Support grant creation
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here (Job posting ID: IRC81120)
Closing Date: 06/28/2019

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

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

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

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

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