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UPDATED: December 30, 2020

Job openings are listed in order of close date.

COVID-19 Surge Coordinator (OPA3) 

Job Type: Limited Duration (18 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $5,559 - $8,198 Monthly. These are full-time, limited duration employment opportunities for anyone to apply. Current State of Oregon employees may have an additional option as a job rotation. These positions are management service and not represented by a union.Limited duration positions are benefit eligible positions with a designated maximum length of service. These positions are expected to last 18 months; however, they could end at any time or be extended.NOTE: A resume and cover letter are required to be attached to your application.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) together have launched a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU). The CRRU is recruiting for two (2) COVID-19 Surge Coordinators in Portland, OR. These positions can work remotely within Oregon.What will you do?As a COVID-19 Surge Coordinator you will be responsible for developing, coordinating and facilitating statewide and regional COVID response, including local public health authorities, hospital and health systems, ODHS, and other state agencies and the healthcare community. This includes facilitating outbreak coordination calls with stakeholders and supporting regional emergency coordinators on regional projects.What's in it for you?The Covid-19 Response and Recovery Unit is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.What are we looking for?Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science, Public Health or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.OR;Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.•Demonstrated track record for completion of high-quality deliverables within short timeframes.•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community members, key stakeholders and diverse work teams.•Strong facilitation, problem solving and coaching skills, with the ability to provide consultation and/or technical assistance.•Strong oral and written communication skills and experience.•Ability to and experience in presenting to multiple types of audiences including workgroups, management teams, formal committees, stakeholder groups, and governing bodies.•Experience working within and promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Congregated Support Setting Epidemiologist (EPI2)

Job Type: Limited Duration (24 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $5,106 - $7,847. Location: Portland, OR. This is a full-time, limited duration employment opportunity for anyone to apply. Current State of Oregon employees may have an additional option as a job rotation. This position is represented by a union. Limited duration positions are benefit eligible positions with a designated maximum length of service. This position is expected to last through December 1, 2022; however, it could end at any time or be extended.NOTE: A cover letter and resume are required to be attached to your application.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) together have launched a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU). The CRRU located in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for two (2) Congregated Support Setting Epidemiologist.What will you do?As a Congregated Support Setting Epidemiologist, you will support capacity to maintain critical communicable disease surveillance systems, infection control efforts in non-healthcare congregate settings (e.g. prisons, jails, homeless shelters), and general communicable disease prevention and control efforts related to emerging infections. You will be cross trained to assist with CRRU epidemiology needs for staff involved in all incident response for COVID-19 and other emergent needs. In addition, you will oversee data collection and surveillance for cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in non-healthcare congregate living settings in Oregon; provide technical assistance on infection control and investigation of outbreaks in non-healthcare congregate settings; and assist with the preparation of reports and annual cooperative agreement renewal applications. You will serve as a member of the general CRRU epidemiology staff, participating in outbreak response and responding to queries from local health officials, clinicians, the press, and the lay public.What are we looking for?Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: A Master’s degree in Community Public Health, Epidemiology, Research Analyst or a closely related field AND three years of epidemiological, community health, or research analysis experience of which one year must have been in a supervising, lead worker, or project leadership role; OR A Bachelor's degree in Community Public Health, Epidemiology, Research Analyst, or a closely related field AND four years of epidemiological, community health, or research analysis experience of which one year must have been in a supervising, lead worker, or project leadership role.•Master’s in public health or epidemiology is preferred.•Proficiency with MS Access, Epi-Info, SPSS, and FileMaker Pro.•Experience with data analysis.•Understanding of principles of infection control in healthcare settings is preferred.•Experience applying epidemiologic principles and coordinating surveillance system in infectious diseases.•Experience planning outbreak investigations and other epidemiologic studies.•Experience providing technical consultation and collaborating with different agencies and other partners.•Strong background in technical or scientific writing.•Ability to interview subjects by telephone is required.•Current driver’s license and a good driving record is required as overnight travel throughout the state may be necessary.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Associate Research Scientist

Job Type: Research
Agency: Providence Health & Services
Department: Center for Outcomes Research & Education (CORE)
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: We are seeking a Associate Research Scientist - Center for Outcomes Research and Education that will design research projects, develops partnerships, and acts in the role of co-investigator on health services research projects. They provide leadership for small grant and contract-based studies and collaborate with other scientists and managers from a variety of disciplines, both within and external to Providence Health & Services.
Duties & Responsibilities: In this position you will have the following responsibilities:Develop and implement research plans and protocols to accomplish specific scientific objectives, including drafting proposals, concept papers, budgets, and scopes of workBuild interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations with scientists and managers from a variety of disciplines, within and beyond Providence Health System, including funders and academic, government, policy, and community-based centers Supervise, direct, and evaluate project staff as needed to complete projects, including analytical, project management, and support staff teams Maintain and grow expertise by: keeping up with current knowledge of literature in ongoing and proposed research projects; developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for solving research problems and answering research questions; and participating in formal development opportunities such as conferences, seminars, professional associations, and academic appointments Summarize, interpret and document data Formally report research results including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting to funders and partners.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Public Health Nurse II – Public Health

Job Type: Public Health Nurses
Agency: Clark County - Vancouver, WA
Department: Public Health
Location: Vancouver, WA
Position Description: The Public Health Nurse II works in a population-based practice setting in Clark County. The position emphasizes health promotion, prevention of health problems, and harm reduction strategies. Activities may be focused on the individual, the community, or the systems level, depending on how the issue may best be addressed. Public Health Nurses often work with people of diverse cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. An online application is required. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will have the following strengths: Skills: •Strong organizational and record keeping skills.•Demonstrated skills in disease investigation and partner services.•Strong interpersonal skills.•Work in an environment with individuals who may have diverging opinions and viewpoints.•Able to recognize and challenge discrimination and other myths in working across the department and throughout the county•Apply understanding and knowledge of cultural differences and similarities when working with diverse populations.•Establish and maintain formal and informal relational networks to improve the health of individuals within the community and their access to services.•Use communication models to communicate with individuals, families, and groups effectively and as a member of the interprofessional team(s) or interdisciplinary partnerships.•Determine the health, literacy, and the health literacy of populations served to guide health promotion and disease prevention activities.•Apply critical thinking and cultural awareness to all communication modes (i.e., verbal, non-verbal, written & electronic) with individuals, groups, and community partners
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date:12/31/2020

Public Health Nurse II – Public Health

Job Type: Public Health Nurses
Agency: Clark County - Vancouver, WA
Department: Public Health
Location: Vancouver, WA
Position Description: The Public Health Nurse II works in a population-based practice setting in Clark County. The position emphasizes health promotion, prevention of health problems, and harm reduction strategies. Activities may be focused on the individual, the community, or the systems level, depending on how the issue may best be addressed. Public Health Nurses often work with people of diverse cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.An online application is required. Salary Grade: Local 335.391 ($29.63 - $38.68) per hour
Duties & Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will have the following strengths:Skills:•Strong organizational and record keeping skills.•Demonstrated skills in disease investigation and partner services.•Strong interpersonal skills.•Work in an environment with individuals who may have diverging opinions and viewpoints.•Able to recognize and challenge discrimination and other myths in working across the department and throughout the county•Apply understanding and knowledge of cultural differences and similarities when working with diverse populations.•Establish and maintain formal and informal relational networks to improve the health of individuals within the community and their access to services.•Use communication models to communicate with individuals, families, and groups effectively and as a member of the interprofessional team(s) or interdisciplinary partnerships.•Determine the health, literacy, and the health literacy of populations served to guide health promotion and disease prevention activities.•Apply critical thinking and cultural awareness to all communication modes (i.e., verbal, non-verbal, written & electronic) with individuals, groups, and community partners.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Research Manager

Job Type: Program Evaluation
Agency: OHSU
Department: Casey Eye Institute - Domestic and International Outreach
Location: Portland, OR 
Position Description" Research manager to oversee domestic and international ophthalmology outreach program evaluation and research projects at Casey Eye Institute, OHSU.
Duties & Responsibilities: Organize and support the scientific efforts of the research team for all on domestic outreach projects.Provide day to day oversight and coordination of team engaged in design of research and evaluation initiatives to end blindness in Oregon. Gather relevant data to direct specific outreach activities.Maintain timeline for grants, publications, and new funding opportunities.Facilitate internal and external collaborations as needed with scientific experts to move the projects forward.Assist in the dissemination of the team’s research findings to the scientific community by monitoring the progress of publications and presentations.Oversee compliance with the regulations and guidelines (e.g., OHSU IRB, all other state, federal, and institutional regulatory agencies)Assist with design and then manage research protocols as directed by Medical Director.Maintain grant accounts and budget limitations, and ensure compliance with granting agency guidelines.Maintain timeline for grant submissions, develop program and evaluation plans.Develop instrumentation and perform data collection and oversee or conduct analysis for program evaluation.Prepare oral and poster presentations for team on projects.Provide day to day supervision of resident and medical student research projects.Participate in national research and policy efforts aimed at the prevention of blindness as Directed by Medical Director.Manuscript preparation and submission.Supervise and assign work to interns, students, and data collectors, monitor progress, alert PI, and take corrective action where needed to ensure data quality.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date:12/31/2020

Community Health Nurse Supervisor (PT)

Job Type:Supervisor
Agency: Columbia County
Department: Public Health
Location: Saint Helens
Position Description: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE SUPERVISOR , Public Health Department. This position is part-time at 20-25 hours per week. The working schedule is flexible but requires weekend work, preferably 8 hours on Saturday/Sunday and 2-4 hours on Monday and Friday to transition weekend information. SALARY:$30-$40 per hour, depending on experience. PERS paid position. This position will be OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Applications will be considered as they are submitted and the recruitment closed when filled. Applications will only be accepted via online submission. To apply, Applicants MUST submit the Columbia County application form. To be considered in the recruitment process, online instructions must be followed for completing and submitting the application. Email completed application, and any other requested document(s), to [email protected]
Duties & Responsibilities: DUTIES: Oversee and coordinate needed duties on weekend day shifts for the Public Health Department. This involves providing supervision to contact tracers and monitoring and managing the County’s COVID response on weekend rotation. This position does not provide direct care.TO QUALIFY:Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. At least four years of work experience as a Registered Nurse. Preference for prior experience working with community health programs.Prefer working knowledge of:•Public Health Laws and Oregon Administrative Rules.•Communicable disease prevention, outbreak investigation, and response.•Health communications strategies and best practices.Prefer a demonstrated ability to:•Analyze, interpret and communicate complex medical, public health, and communicable disease terminology.•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with workplaces, schools, and local clinics at all times.•Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.•Act professionally with regard to code of ethics and confidentiality.•Work independently as well as in a team setting. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 12/31/2020

Research Coordinator

Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Agency: Comagine Health
Department: Research
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Comagine Health’s Research Team is looking for a passionate and driven individual to join our growing team. The candidate will be assigned to projects such as a clinical trial of a pharmacy-based naloxone toolkit, and evaluation of opioid overdose prevention and prescribing change initiatives with strong qualitative emphasis. Comagine Health Research TeamThe Comagine Health Research Team was established in 2012 with a mission to use mixed methods approaches to bridge the research-to-practice gap and address communities’ unique needs and challenges. Our work focuses largely on examining opioid-related harms and interventions, and health communication and support. We specialize in analysis of linked datasets, survey administration, and qualitative data collection and analysis.
Duties & Responsibilities: Support development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of project plans and timelines•Serve as our local point-of-contact to lead investigators, health agency partners, study participants, and other stakeholders•Establish and organize project materials, including but not limited to, program binders, project specific source documentation, and other materials.•Track, document, and report on project progress•Assist with problem identification and implementation of solutions•Coordinate the development of data collection tools, study procedures, and program development•Coordinate the development of consent forms and IRB applications•Support participant recruitment and data collection efforts•Perform data collection as applicable, including phone interviews, surveys, and focus groups•Coordinate dissemination products for projects•Follow policies and procedures related to research/program quality and data management•Draft team policies and procedures as needed, including documentation of team operational structures, platforms and escalation paths for day-to-day work•Track and monitor team products including, manuscripts and presentations Qualifications:•3+ years of research, evaluation, or project/program coordination in an academic, community, or government setting•Experience in coordinating, managing, or leading projects in collaboration with academic institutions, community stakeholders, or government agencies.•Experience with project coordination required; experience with research or evaluation preferred•BA / BS in a relevant field (equivalent combination of work experience and education may be substituted).Please apply via the URL below only.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date:12/31/2020

ARIAS/OPERA Tech Team Member (OPA2) 

Job Type:Limited Duration (18 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $4,441 - $6,794. This recruitment will be used to fill at least 8 positions. The first review of applications will begin December 29.These are full-time, limited duration employment opportunities for anyone to apply. Current State of Oregon employees may have an additional option as a job rotation. These positions are represented by a union.Limited duration positions are benefit eligible positions with a designated maximum length of service. These positions are expected to last through June 30, 2022; however, they could end at any time or be extended.NOTE: A resume and cover letter are required to be attached to your application.
Duties & Responsibilities:The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) together have launched a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU). The Surveillance - Data Systems Support Section within CRRU, is recruiting for a total of eight (8) ARIAS/OPERA Tech Team positions. The Data Systems Support Section is located in Portland, Oregon, but all Section staff, including Tech Team members will be expected to work remotely. The Tech Team operates 7 days a week, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., so some shifts will require working on Saturday or Sunday.Two (2) of the positions require bilingual (Spanish/English) skills in order to serve our Spanish speaking partners who use the electronic systems and processes to submit COVID data.This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill these current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.What will you do?As an ARIAS/OPERA Tech Team Member, you will be responsible for supporting users of the ARIAS and OPERA software platforms along with supporting users of other COVID surveillance data platforms adopted by OHA as part of its COVID response. Tech Team members will provide support primarily via in-person phone calls and emails with users. ARIAS is the software platform used by COVID contract tracers in Oregon. OPERA is the software platform used in Oregon for identifying and tracking COVID outbreaks. As new software platforms and data systems are implemented, these positions will expand to support them, along with other existing platforms such as Rhapsody, OHA's Electronic Lab Reporting system. This position is located in the Surveillance - Data Systems Support Section in the COVID Response and Recovery Unity (CRRU).As a member of the Tech Team, you will:•Work with other members of the Data Systems Support team to provide verbal and written information and guidance to ARIAS, OPERA, other new systems, and Electronic Lab Reporting users in a Help Desk format.•Help develop and maintain systems for receiving and responding to written and verbal questions and requests for support from ARIAS, OPERA, other new systems, and Electronic Lab Reporting users.•Document challenges and other issues related to ARIAS, OPERA and other new system functionality and usability, and communicate them to Data Systems Support Section Manager. •Assist in development of communications materials such as FAQ documents and instruction pages and disseminate to ARIAS, OPERA, other new systems, and Electronic Lab Reporting users.•Organize documentation following Organizational Standards.In addition, you may be asked to assist in:•Monitoring trends related to program operations and assessing plans, projects, resources and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness and recommending changes and/or improvements to Data Systems Support Section Manager.•Coordinating activities with ARIAS- and OPERA-focused onboarding and technical documentation efforts.•Verifying data quality and helping research/resolve issues with electronic data submissions. •Developing technical support materials, trainings and standards.What's in it for you?The Covid-19 Response and Recovery Unit is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans.What are we looking for?Required Skills for 2 positions:•Must be bilingual (Spanish/English)Requested Skills for all 8 positions:•Minimum requirements: A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years professional-level work related to use of data systems and/or provision of technical support to users of data systems.OR;Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of experience that aligns with the knowledge and skills for the classification.•Strong verbal and written communications skills.•Ability to utilize standard office software such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel and remote working programs and platforms.•Ability to comprehend and clearly communicate complex technical data, both verbally and in writing.•Highly motivated, independent individual.•Experience in providing written and verbal technical support or customer assistance for members of the public, including people from diverse cultural backgrounds.•Experience working within and promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 01/04/2021

Patient Services Coordinator

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Portland/Washington County
Position Description: The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) 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 Patient Services Coordinator for our Patient Navigation Center. The Navigation Center program provides personalized support for individuals living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as well as their caregivers. The goal of the program is to improve health outcomes for our patient population.We are seeking a standout individual to serve as one of our Patient Navigators and provide health and access information to patients via phone, e-mails, chat and written correspondence. As a Navigator, you are a source of information, support, and encouragement for those you serve. You guide patients to become actively engaged in their health care and enable them to achieve better disease management results with their health care team. Job Education / Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree with two+ years related experience in health education/promotion, community health, social work, or healthcare office setting;Working knowledge of medical and insurance terminology, hospital / provider referral protocols, medical insurance plans, billing, and regulations;Experience in conveying health-related information via phone, email or chat is highly valued;Ability to learn, understand and relay health and treatment information to constituents;Excellent verbal and written communications skills, good attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;Empathetic and able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people;Self-motivated, diplomatic, tactful and a team player;Ability to keep sensitive information confidential;Bilingual candidates (fluent in English and Spanish) are highly valued. Application Instructions: Please forward a cover letter with salary requirement and your resume to: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, Link: https://www.psoriasis.org/careers/, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Ste 300, Portland, OR 97223, E-mail [email protected]
Duties & Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include:Answering questions and providing resources on disease information and treatment options;Assisting patients from across the country with health insurance issues, such as appealing insurance denials and applying for disability;Counseling patients on their insurance coverage benefits and insurance plan selections;Connecting patients with available resources including financial assistance options for their treatment and insurance costs;Managing a database of cases with regular data entry on correspondence and progress toward disease management goals;Maintaining follow-up with callers on health outcomes and resolution of their challenges in accessing care;Connecting patients with other NPF services, programs and events;Assessing the needs of individual callers to determine the best means to impact their health outcomes in a positive way.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date:1/8/2021

Public Health Program Manager

Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Deschutes County
Department: Health Services
Location: Bend, OR
Position Description: Deschutes County is seeking an experienced public health professional to lead the County’s Public Health Advancement and Protections section, which includes COVID-19 operational response, public health information and communications, emergency preparedness, epidemiology, immunizations, and communicable disease prevention surveillance and response. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of communicable diseases, including transmission, prevention, and epidemiology, and possess demonstrated success overseeing related public health programs.Deschutes County only accepts online applications, for more information or to apply please visit our website at www.deschutes.org/jobs
Duties & Responsibilities: The Program Manager position is part of the Health Services management team and is required to apply public health best practices and principles while assuming a leadership role in strategic and operational planning, program and policy development, service integration, performance management, quality improvement, audits, critical incidents, and complaints. Other responsibilities include addressing budgetary solvency, apply for and managing various grant funding streams, evaluating program effectiveness, and developing professional staff.This position will interface regularly with the public, key agency stakeholders, county commissioners, coordinated care organizations, the media, as well as regional and state partners. May be required to travel throughout the state to participate in various committee meetings and conferences.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 01/25/2021

Health Excellence Officer (Chief Medical Officer, CMO)

Agency: Multnomah County Community Health Center
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Health Excellence Officer is responsible for the vision, leadership, and strategic planning of Multnomah County’s Community Health Center clinical practice initiatives that promote health equity, diversity, and inclusion as essential elements of the health center’s mission to deliver outstanding patient care, with compassion. The Health Excellence Officer will develop and oversee clinical programs and services for the staff to advance our commitment to health equity, cultural humility, and anti-racism; build and strengthen structures, policies, and protocols to provide an environment where every member of the Health Center’s community, including patients, feels welcomed, valued, supported, and accepted. The successful candidate will have experience working within a similar environment of complex program management as well as providing medical direction and consultation to a variety of health providers.
Duties & Responsibilities: Contribute to the successful achievement of the organization’s mission and strategic initiatives by providing strategic leadership, oversight, evaluation, and direction to the senior leadership team•Provide clinical leadership across the Community Health Center’s Medical, Dental, and Pharmacy programs, championing a truly integrated approach to patient care•Partner with local organizations to implement programs in the community setting and offer services, such as health education, to the organizations•Participate in the development and coordination of educational activities for providers. Expand required internal trainings on topics related to health equity, diversity, and inclusion, such as reducing bias in medicine•Integrate social determinants of health as variables in delivering clinical care. Develop predictive models that account for disease and treatment response variations among demographic sub-populations•Focus on excellence and ability to innovate and upend existing structures to reduce inequities•Mentality of continuous quality improvement and forward momentum•Ensure quality patient care and positive clinical teamwork environment to facilitate patient care at productivity standards•Ensure compliance with rules and regulations that govern clinical practice including LIP credentialing and privileging•Work collaboratively on the annual budget and cost control initiatives•Oversee quality improvement, utilization review, direct development, and implementation of best clinical practices•Participate in the development of a quality assurance plan; develop audit criteria, conduct audits, and evaluate results; participate in resolving and evaluating client complaints regarding quality of care•Participate in assessing future needs for direct medical services, developing, and organizing a range of services offered, provider mix, organizational structure, and level of community input to meet projected needs•Develop, monitor, and present key performance indicators and departmental dashboards•Provide on-site consultation for providers with patient evaluation and management problems•Oversee evaluation, resolution, and monitoring of all untoward clinical events, medication errors, patient complaints, etc.•Work collaboratively with the Leadership Team to identify future market trends including innovative processes as well as new opportunities for programmatic, technological, and revenue growth•Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies, regulations, and requirements.•Participate and implement functions related to the organization’s involvement in local/regional emergency preparedness including education, training, and implementation of specialty services needed in an emergency.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 01/31/2021

Communicable Disease Community Health Nurse 2

Job Type: Nurse
Agency: Lincoln County
Department: Public Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: We continue to hold the care of the residents in our community at the highest priority. Anyone who may consider working with us would be joining a team of public health professionals to protect the community from Covid-19.The Public Health Communicable Disease, Immunizations Community Health Nurse 2 works in a professional community clinic and field setting to provide a wide variety of professional community health nursing duties, including direct patient care and treatment at public health clinics, schools, homes, jails and related facilities. Promotes healthy behavior and educates public and patients on health conditions and health maintenance. Assesses the needs of individuals, families, groups and/or community and determines a plan to meet these needs, implements or helps to implement that plan and then evaluates results while utilizing a systematic holistic approach. The Community Health Nurse 2 is frequently the primary health advisor to clients and/or client families.
Duties & Responsibilities: a) By means of home or office visits, provides professional Community Health nursing services in areas such as immunizations and communicable disease (including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis) control. Assists in planning and operating clinics, both at the Health Department and at alternative sites. Works under standing orders and telephone orders signed by Lincoln County (County) Health Officer.b) Performs assessments. Reviews medical histories and evaluates treatment. Plans and administers treatment. Refers problems to health care providers as appropriate, and monitors results of referrals.c) Accesses state operated databases for immunizations (IRIS and ALERT) to determine immunization history, consults standing orders and uses good nursing judgment prior to vaccinating clients.d) Follows Oregon State Public Health Laboratory and private lab policy and protocols for collecting specimens and packaging of human feces, blood, urine, nasopharyngeal secretions and vomit for testing. Thoroughly completes laboratory test requisition form according to policies and procedure.e) Promotes physical and emotional health, and prevention of disease; addresses health concerns of clients; educates clients on various health care issues including communicable disease prevention and HIV risk reduction and provides information on health choices; demonstrates nursing care.f) Takes reports of communicable diseases from labs, local and out of County health care providers and State Acute and Communicable Disease program; initiates thorough investigation in a timely manner and according to Investigation Guidelines, and County Health Officer review. Notifies nursing supervisor and Health Officer immediately in the event of an outbreak. Keeps nursing supervisor and Health Officer apprised of trends in communicable diseases and conditions in County. Reports investigation results in writing to State Acute and Communicable Disease program via computer database in accordance to established timeframes. Must follow applicable OAR for all communicable disease investigation, control and prevention.g) Provides treatment of partners of those diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection under standing orders. Educates partners and clients about communicability of infection and prevention and risk reduction measure. Coordinates treatment in cases where multiple partners are involved.h) Works with community groups as a catalyst in promoting public involvement in current health issues and planning. This includes working with hospitals, primary care offices, schools and pharmacies.i) Maintains records and charts of nursing services provided to clients and makes reports as required. Follows strict medical confidentiality guidelines as required by federal, state and HIPAA laws.j) Completes required data collection forms including immunization (VARS), billing encounter forms and communicable disease reporting (including sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis).k) Participates in epidemiological investigations and flu immunizations in the community; orders immunizations and tests as needed and makes recommendations to prevent and control the spread of disease.l) Participates in planning and practicing for public health emergencies. Participates in the Communicable Disease On-call system by periodically taking call and being ready to respond in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and protocols.m) Provides ongoing case management to at-risk clients with a suspected or confirmed communicable disease. As part of case management functions, observes family dynamics as well as assesses food, shelter and transportation needs when performing nursing services during home visits.n) Participates in activities that will enhance professional knowledge and skill; assumes individual responsibility for pursuing independent continuing educational activities and engages in quality improvement activities.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 2/1/2021

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Job Type: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Agency: Lincoln County
Department:Behavioral Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the psychiatric treatment of adult, adolescents and pediatric clients in Primary Care and Mental Health settings. Provides services for a wide range of psychiatric, co-occurring and/or intellectual/developmental disorders, including initial evaluation and diagnosis, participation in and development of treatment plans, management of psychotropic medications, referral to services as necessary, patient education, counseling and ongoing follow-up. This position works closely with a wide variety of professionals in diverse settings.
Duties & Responsibilities: a) Performs psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of adult, adolescent and pediatric clients with a wide array of acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders.b) Utilizes knowledge of psychiatric disorders and their treatment, psychodynamic issues, normal growth and development, family dynamics and counseling skills to plan a comprehensive plan of treatment to suit the client's needs.c) Prescribes and provides ongoing management of psychotropic medication for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Documents services according to policy. Orders lab work and other diagnostic tests as indicated as part of the diagnostic evaluation or ongoing management of the client.d) Consults with and makes timely referrals to physicians or other specialists as indicated.e) Provides clients and their families with information about psychiatric disorders, treatment strategies and options, as well as resources available in the community.f) Utilizes various psychotherapy strategies, as appropriate, to assist working through of past and present issues, challenge cognitive distortions and develop mastery of improved relationship and coping skills.g) Assists with planning, developing, and education of health providers in mental health issues and the impact of these issues on client care.h) Provides leadership, guidance, and feedback to clinic staff. Provides assistance in various program areas through educating, and providing consultation to staff. Participates in conferences and educational updates. Helps to ensure staff are knowledgeable about program activities and goals. Serves as a consultant, accepting referrals from other health care providers in matters outside their expertise.i) Ensures quality assurance standards are met through educating, monitoring and providing consultation to staff as appropriate. Collaborates with Health Center Medical Director and Deputy Director of Clinical Operations to: annually review and revise health care plans, standards of care and standing orders; conduct periodic review of patient records; participate in peer reviews to assure a high level of skills among other nurse practitioners. Participates in educational meetings as available and appropriate. Audits peer records upon request from Program Manager, Deputy Directors or Health Center Medical Director to evaluate level of care provided and whether documentation standards are met. Participates in quality improvement activities to support high quality care.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 2/1/2021

Public Health Evaluator

Job Type: Full Time TLT
Agency: Public Health - Seattle & King County
Department: Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation (APDE)
Location: Seattle USA
Position Description: Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. Public Health – Seattle and King County is seeking to hire two (2) Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) Social Research Scientists to perform professional, independent, creative, equity-driven, and highly skilled process and impact evaluation work. The Social Research Scientist will use participatory approaches to evaluate a dynamic portfolio of public health initiatives (such as Best Starts for Kids or policies and programs to address chronic disease and injury prevention) to improve health equity in King County.The work includes leading evaluations using qualitative and quantitative methods in practice and community settings. For example, this means working with racially/ethnically diverse communities, among other communities. Collaborations occur across epidemiologists, program managers, community and academic partners, other King County agencies, and elected officials.

Duties & Responsibilities: Co-design evaluation plans and implement evaluations with community and government partners, including identifying appropriate methods to answer evaluation questions. Implement mixed-methods evaluations, including conducting focus groups, key informant interviews, surveys, and other methods. Provide training and technical assistance to community partners in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Manage external evaluations conducted with community partners. Disseminate and share results in community settings to facilitate learning. Disseminate results in a style suitable for a wide variety of audiences, including parents, youth, school staff and leadership, elected officials, research scientists, and funders. Manage projects efficiently in an environment of shifting priorities with time and budget constraints, and with multiple stakeholders. Perform other duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 02/12/2021

Case Manager 1 or 2, ACT

Job Type: HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES-Full Time
Agency: Lincoln County HHS
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: 
CASE MANAGER 1: This job description covers entry-level Qualified Mental Health Associates that will provide case management level services to clients involved in mental health treatment.

CASE MANAGER 2: This job description covers Qualified Mental Health Associates that will provide case management level services to clients involved in mental health treatment.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
CASE MANAGER 1:
a) Conducts intake screens and assists in the development of individual case management under direct supervision of a qualified Mental Health Professional. QMHA does not formulate diagnostic impressions or develop treatment plans.
b) Coordinates client referrals to appropriate services.
c) Complies with confidentiality regulations
d) Provides case management; individual, family or group therapy under direct supervision.
e) Completes records in accordance with state, departmental and program standards.
f) Provides clients with aftercare planning and follow-up services.
g) Makes client reports and recommendations to courts, corrections, juvenile, attorneys and agencies as directed.
h) Collects appropriate laboratory samples as indicated.
i) Maintains current knowledge of treatment resources.
j) Represents Lincoln County Health and Human Services Department regarding behavioral health issues to schools, organizations and other agencies as directed.
k) Will maintain division productivity level standard as established for this position.

CASE MANAGER 2:
a) A QMHA may assist in conducting intake screens and or assessments, related to skill building or case management services. Assessment and/or treatment planning is completed under direct supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional.
b) Coordinates client referrals to appropriate services.
c) Complies with confidentiality rules and regulations.
d) Assists in individual, family and/or group therapy as appropriate.
e) Completes records in accordance with state, departmental and program standards.
f) Provides clients with aftercare planning and follow-up services.
g) Makes client reports and recommendations to courts, corrections, juvenile, attorneys and agencies as required.
h) Collects appropriate laboratory samples as indicated.
i) Maintains current knowledge of treatment resources.
j) Represents Lincoln County Health and Human Services Department regarding behavioral health issues to schools, organizations and other agencies as required.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 02/28/2021

Clinical Counselor 4/5 (Adult)

Job Type: HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES-Full Time
Agency: Lincoln County Personnel Dept
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Newport, OR
Position Description: 
CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4: Performs professional behavioral health services through individual and group psychotherapy and counseling of clients. Primary responsibility is the delivery of behavioral health services for prevention of child abuse and neglect, hospitalizations, crime and delinquency, and for improved County safety and quality of living. Responsible for PCI's and other court-mandated evaluations/monitoring as assigned.CLINICAL

COUNSELOR 5: Performs professional behavioral health services through individual, group and family psychotherapy and counseling. This position is distinguished from the Clinical Counselor 4 classification by the required licensure, increased emphasis on professional initiative, competence developed through years of experience, continuing education and the ability to coordinate specific program functions. The employee's primary responsibility is the delivery of behavioral health services (mental health and/or addictions) for prevention of child abuse and neglect, hospitalization, crime and delinquency, improved county safety and quality of living. Responsible for PCI's and other court-mandated evaluations/monitoring as assigned.
Duties & Responsibilities: 
CLINICAL COUNSELOR 4:
a) Provides individual, family or group psychotherapy and counseling including diagnosis, treatment case management, planning, counseling and follow-up.
b) Prepares necessary records, reports and correspondence to document work.
c) Performs initial screening of new clients, which includes evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning.
d) May conduct pre-commitment investigations as assigned if qualified; submits reports to courts, arranges hearings, keeps records and appears in court as necessary.
e) Assesses emergency mental and emotional disturbance cases by providing crisis intervention services.
f) Provides a full range of behavioral health services including both mental health and addictions treatment.
g) Determines dangerousness for civil commitment.
h) Provides consultation services to outside agencies as assigned.
i) If performing problem gambling services, actively markets and provides education about problem gambling treatment to community partners, schools, courts, health care providers, and the general public, as assigned; identifies and effectively engages problem gambling clients in treatment services, as assigned.

CLINICAL COUNSELOR 5:
a) Provides individual, family or group psychotherapy and counseling including diagnosis, treatment case management, planning, counseling and follow-up.
b) Assists with needs assessments in a specialized area of behavioral health and participates in the design and implementation of programs. Consults with other agencies in assessing diagnosis and treatment of emotionally, behaviorally disturbed persons as assigned.
c) May be assigned responsibility for sub-program areas.
d) Prepares necessary records, reports, clinical evaluations, and correspondence to document work.
e) Performs initial screening of new clients, which includes evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning.
f) May conduct pre-commitment investigations as assigned (if qualified); submits reports to courts, arranges hearings, keeps records.
g) Treats/assesses emergency mental and emotional disturbance cases by providing crisis intervention services.
h) May provide a full range of behavioral health services including both mental health and addictions treatment.
i) Determines dangerousness for civil commitment.
j) Provides consultation services to outside agencies as assigned.
k) If performing problem gambling services, actively markets and provides education about problem gambling treatment to community partners, schools, courts, health care providers, and the general public, as assigned; identifies and effectively engages problem gambling clients in treatment services, as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 02/28/2021

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor

Job Type: HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES-Full Time
Agency: Lincoln County Personnel Dept
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: Under general direction, supervise Behavioral Health Clinicians; coordinate day-to-day functions and ensure appropriate staff coverage; provide clinical supervision, counseling and case management services; and perform other duties as assigned.Conduct pre-commitment investigations when needed/as assigned including interviews in the community, hospital, or jail. Present findings in court, as needed. May be assigned responsibility for court ordered evaluation and subsequent monitoring of PSRB and 30 clients, as well as other court requested evaluations.Counselor of the Day as assigned. This includes providing day time back up to the crisis counselor in office, by phone, in the community, hospital or jail, as needed. This position would be COD as needed. Participation in after hours and routine supervisor on duty rotation. May require response to hospital, jails, and courts.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises clinicians; confers with staff regularly regarding techniques used, case progress, and related matters for the purpose of promoting and evaluating professional development and assuring quality of care, as well as reviewing work in progress.
  • Conducts regular case conferences with clinicians for supervision and consultation; reviews case records and selects cases for discussion; supervises staff in assessing causes of problem behavior and mental or emotional disorders and in developing and modifying treatment and approves alternative plans, termination or transfer of cases; supervises consultation activities of employees; and may assist with the reassignment of employee caseload. Conducts evaluations at hospitals, jails, and courts as required. Attends hearings and monitors client follow up as needed. May be responsible for oversight of 370, PSRB, and other program compliance.
  • Personally maintains a caseload or handles some of the more complex cases; performs a variety of direct clinical, diagnostic, treatment, and outreach services. Carry a half time therapist caseload, with expectations of 0.5 FTE caseload and productivity.
  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company's plans and vision and communicate them to subordinates
  • Organize workflow and ensure that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks.
  • Monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS: Tasks that may be performed, but are not essential to fulfill the job purpose.

  • Assists with the compliance with related federal, state and local regulations, as well as departmental and county policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the establishment or revision of policies, procedures, guidelines, goals and objectives.
  • Assists the Behavioral Health Program Manager with program planning, implementation and evaluation activities.
  • Participates in community outreach and public relations activities. Attend various meetings with community and state partners and represent LCHC in a professional manner. This would be with agencies, courts, and community partners.
  • Works with agency and community partners regarding client services, providing program technical advice, program updates and is available for consultations as needed and approved by BH Program Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 03/31/2021

BH Clinical Supervisor Crisis

Job Type: HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES-Full Time
Agency: Lincoln County Personnel Dept
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Lincoln County
Position Description: Under general direction, supervise Behavioral Health Clinicians; coordinate day-to-day functions and ensure appropriate staff coverage; provide clinical supervision, counseling and case management services; and perform other duties as assigned.This position responds to mobile crisis in the community, jails and hospitals as needed, supervises the COMET team and us on call for after hours crisis supervision on a rotation schedule. Conduct pre-commitment investigations when needed/as assigned including interviews in the community, hospital, or jail. Present findings in court, as needed.Counselor of the Day as assigned. This includes providing day time back up to the crisis counselor in office, by phone, in the community, hospital or jail, as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises clinicians; confers with staff regularly regarding techniques used, case progress, and related matters for the purpose of promoting and evaluating professional development and assuring quality of care, as well as reviewing work in progress.
  • Conducts regular case conferences with clinicians for supervision and consultation; reviews case records and selects cases for discussion; supervises staff in assessing causes of problem behavior and mental or emotional disorders and in developing and modifying treatment and approves alternative plans, termination or transfer of cases; supervises consultation activities of employees; and may assist with the reassignment of employee caseload.
  • Personally maintains a caseload or handles some of the more complex cases; performs a variety of direct clinical, diagnostic, treatment, and outreach services.
  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company's plans and vision and communicate them to subordinates
  • Organize workflow and ensure that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks.•
  • Monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Conduct investigations when needed/as assigned.
  • Obtain working knowledge of state mandated programming.
  • Respond to mobile crisis in the community, jails and hospitals as needed.
  • Supervise comet team.
  • On call after hours crisis supervision on rotation schedule. May be assigned responsibility for other mandated state mandated services.

IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS: Tasks that may be performed, but are not essential to fulfill the job purpose.

  • Assists with the compliance with related federal, state and local regulations, as well as departmental and county policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the establishment or revision of policies, procedures, guidelines, goals and objectives.
  • Assists the Behavioral Health Program Manager with program planning, implementation and evaluation activities.
  • Participates in community outreach and public relations activities.
  • Works with agency and community partners regarding client services, providing program technical advice, program updates and is available for consultations as needed and approved by BH Program Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 03/31/2021


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