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UPDATED: November 13, 2019

 

 

PCPCH Verification Specialist
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Program is seeking a PCPCH Verification Specialist to join our team!  The individual in this position visits primary care clinics across the state to verify they are meeting the PCPCH program standards and provide technical assistance support.  As a member of the site visit team, the  PCPCH Verification Specialist reviews clinic documentation, conducts on-site evaluation and analysis of clinic data, drafts assessment reports and presents findings to key clinic staff.  The ideal candidate is passionate about primary care transformation in Oregon and will work closely with clinics to help improve care for their patients!
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 11/18/2019

 

Medical Programs Coordinator
Job Type: Full time
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit organization dedicated to research, advocacy, and patient and medical education as we work toward a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and support those impacted by psoriatic disease. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a full time Medical Programs Coordinator. This position will be responsible for facilitating and supporting the Foundation’s medical programs, medical board, strategic plan initiatives and departmental collaborations for medical outreach. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in English/writing, program management, administration, medical education or similar with further education, training or non-profit experience appreciated and 1-3 years of relevant work experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; intermediate/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products; project and event management experience; capability to exercise independent judgment, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills; and the ability to work in a team setting. Position requires occasional overnight travel. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, Link: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-us/jobs, Email [email protected], 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223.
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities include providing a wide-variety of coordination for our medical professional education programs, activities and events including planning, helping with event logistics, promotion, program materials, and day of event activities. This position will actively support our Medical Board. Responsibilities include tracking Medical Board membership, terms, and renewals; maintaining materials and forms; coordinating board meetings, logistics, travel, and minutes; and assisting with Medical Board press releases and scheduling of new member orientations. This individual will have a role in supporting our strategic plan initiatives for programs to investigate the prevention of psoriatic disease, early diagnosis and milestones to a cure.This role will also assist with our medical professional outreach efforts including helping with the coordination of professional memberships, renewals, recruitment and promotion; medical professional data; and assisting with the health care provider directory and literature requests. Additionally, will support the creation of our monthly Advance Professional E-newsletter and help with updating / maintaining our Medical Programs and membership webpages and calendar.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 11/22/2019

 

Public Health Director
Job Type: Full-Time
Agency: Clackamas County
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Oregon City
Position Description: Clackamas County is seeking an experienced, highly skilled, dynamic, and creative public health leader with excellent management, organizational and interpersonal skills to serve as the Director of the Public Health Division. We are seeking a Director who can support employees and motivate staff striving to keep County residents healthy and safe.This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional to lead the county’s efforts in promoting and protecting the health of County residents through evidence-based programs and services. Public Health Division programs, include environmental health, communicable disease control, health promotion & prevention, public health nursing and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services.The Public Health Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring a comprehensive public health system in accordance with revenue and expenditure limitations and legal requirements. This position oversees services designed to prevent, identify and control communicable diseases and other health hazards in the community, and to promote healthy behaviors and community environments.The most competitive candidates will possess strong managerial experience with knowledge of the principles of public administration and personnel management, experience managing in a union environment, an understanding of the nuances of a dynamic public health system, understanding the dynamics of a diverse work environment, and have a proven record of developing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of partner agencies. Competitive candidates will also possess a broad knowledge of public health services and be committed to quality programs and upholding the mission of Clackamas County's Health, Housing and Human Services Department. The Public Health Director is a member of the Health, Housing & Human Services Department’s executive management team and is responsible for fulfilling division objectives as established by the Director of Health, Housing and Human Services, the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator.Required Minimum Qualification/Transferable Skills*:•Bachelor's degree plus graduate courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, and/or Social and Behavioral Health Sciences relevant to public health•At least three (3) years of experience managing public health services programs, including program development, implementation, administration and evaluation•Thorough knowledge of federal, state (including Oregon Health Authority rules and regulations) and local statutes and regulations governing the provision of public health services•Experience developing, implementing and administering public health policies and procedures in line with the organizational goals and priorities•Experience in annual and supplemental budget development and financial management within a public sector environment•Experience in personnel management and supervision (including assigning work, training staff, preparing and reviewing team or individual performance appraisals, correcting performance deficiencies and implementing corrective actions)•Experience planning and organizing resources to achieve program goals, quality improvement, productivity and effectiveness•Experience working effectively with elected boards and officials and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective board relationships•Experience working effectively within a union environment•Effective verbal and written communication skills•Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check•Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. Learn more about the County's driving policyPreferred Special Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:•Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration or a related field•Leadership experience in local Public Health setting in state or local government•Experience in planning, preparing or working for a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accredited organization•Experience leading quality improvement efforts within public health programs•Experience and training in responding or planning for public health emergenciesWORK SCHEDULEThis position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties may include but are not limited to the following:1.Oversees the development and implementation of public health policy; develops, recommends and implements new and revised rules, policies, procedures, goals and priorities to respond to Division needs; coordinates the development of program plans and assures compliance with Federal and State statutes, rules and requirements.2.Plans and provides general oversight to various public health programs and services; ensures ongoing program evaluation, reporting and quality improvement; oversees the development of new programs and initiatives and the engagement of community members in planning and implementing community health initiatives.3.Oversees the development of annual and supplemental budgets for state mandated programs; oversees the monitoring of revenues and expenditures for public health programs; directs and oversees research for alternative funding sources, including grant preparation.4.Monitors public health data collection and community assessment; reviews written reports to ensure grant requirements are met; analyzes statistics to identify productivity standards and costs; manages quality assurance for public health program requirements; develops and oversees performance management and quality improvement processes.5.Hires and directs professional, supervisory, and support staff to provide quality service to clients and County staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.6.Participates in state and local organizations and task forces to promote and coordinate public health programs; serves as liaison and technical advisor to other County departments and divisions, government agencies and the community; advocates for health policy; provides leadership facilitation, consensus building and collaboration with stakeholders, community partners and citizen groups.QUALIFICATIONSThorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of public health services and administration; federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing the provision of public health services; Federal and Oregon Health Authority rules and regulations; principles and techniques of personnel management and organizational processes and design; development and administration of budgets and grants; participative management theories.Working knowledge of: Research methodologies, techniques of data collection and statistical analysis and applies data based decision making techniques; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and prepare and deliver oral presentations to public and private groups; organize, direct, train, evaluate and discipline management, supervisory, professional, technical and administrative staff; produce measurable outcomes using applicable data and participatory management strategies within budgetary limits and time constraints; plan and organize personnel, equipment and budgetary resources to achieve program goals, objectives, quality improvement, productivity and effectiveness; interpret and apply principles and practices of management; analyze problems and identify alternative solutions; develop and maintain effective working relationships with County personnel, other agencies, community groups and the public.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 11/25/2019

 

Dental Director
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health Department
Location: Portland
Position Description: As the Multnomah County Health Department’s Dental Director you will manage, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of the Dental Care Services. Dental Services are provided at 6 clinics throughout Multnomah County and dental sealant and screening services are provided at most Multnomah County elementary schools and middle schools. The Dental Director provides dental care direction and consultation to County dental providers directed toward the promotion of public health dentistry. Essential Job Function Areas include:Dental Leadership – Responsible for the leadership of Multnomah County’s Dental Services division and related administrative services, alignment and implementation of strategic direction, and leads all activities of the division by determining policy, program priorities and the utilization of resources in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the division. The Dental Director will lead, recruit, hire, orient, and direct education activities and evaluation of dental providers and their clinical work. Quality Direction – Responsible for overall administration of operations including; Reviewing and evaluating the results and quality of clinical services and program activities. Assures compliance with state, federal, and local laws and alignment with values, policies, goals, and objectives set forth by the Joint Commission, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Community Health Council, Board of County Commissioners, and Department leadership.Strategic Planning - Works with ICS Strategic Framework and Health Department Strategic Plan to direct, oversee and develop dental care services work plans. Monitors clinical policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates products, methods and procedures. Implements strategies that increase integration of services, compliance with policy and procedures in dental care, and meets strategic objectives.External Relationships - Represent the County when dealing with external stakeholders regarding collaboration directly related to the delivery of dental services for county residents.Financial/Budget – Develops, prepares and implements the dental and oral health budgets, and oversight of funds.Clinic/Direct Clinical Services - Performs professional dental and oral surgical services for patients at a County dental clinic.
Duties & Responsibilities: Essential Job Function Areas include:Dental Leadership – Responsible for the leadership of Multnomah County’s Dental Services division and related administrative services, alignment and implementation of strategic direction, and leads all activities of the division by determining policy, program priorities and the utilization of resources in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the division. The Dental Director will lead, recruit, hire, orient, and direct education activities and evaluation of dental providers and their clinical work. Quality Direction – Responsible for overall administration of operations including; Reviewing and evaluating the results and quality of clinical services and program activities. Assures compliance with state, federal, and local laws and alignment with values, policies, goals, and objectives set forth by the Joint Commission, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Community Health Council, Board of County Commissioners, and Department leadership.Strategic Planning - Works with ICS Strategic Framework and Health Department Strategic Plan to direct, oversee and develop dental care services work plans. Monitors clinical policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates products, methods and procedures. Implements strategies that increase integration of services, compliance with policy and procedures in dental care, and meets strategic objectives.External Relationships - Represent the County when dealing with external stakeholders regarding collaboration directly related to the delivery of dental services for county residents.Financial/Budget – Develops, prepares and implements the dental and oral health budgets, and oversight of funds.Clinic/Direct Clinical Services - Performs professional dental and oral surgical services for patients at a County dental clinic.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 11/30/2019

 

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: www.orchidhealth.org. 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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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



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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

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

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

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

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