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UPDATED: November 19, 2018

Umatilla County Employment Opportunities (complete position description and closing dates linked below):
18.28 On Call A&D Counselor 

 

Community Health Nurse- Corrections Health
Job Type: Full-time, Part-time, and on-call
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Department: Corrections Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Multnomah County Health Department has a vision that includes you...Healthy People in Healthy Communities. Join a team that includes Portland's most outstanding healthcare professionals. APPLY TODAY! Positions Available: Part time at MCDC: • 705393: .5 Day shift / hours: 0730-400p / Schedule :wk1: Th,F / wk2: Th, Sa, Su Full time at MCDC: • 715707: .8 Float RN / Hours & Days vary • 702048: .8 Health Promotions RN & Swing / hours 3:30p-1200a / Schedule: wk1 W,Th,F, Sa, Su / Wk2 W, Th, F On Call at MCIJ & MCDC • hours and days vary Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Duties & Responsibilities: Community Health Nurses provide comprehensive community health nursing services directed toward the prevention of disease, and the promotion of health in the community using professional nursing diagnosis, judgment in assessment, evaluation, screening, counseling and referral. Corrections Community Health Nurses function as members of health teams within Corrections Health in a correctional facility (either adult or juvenile). The Nurses work with diverse clients from a variety of backgrounds. Premium pay includes an additional: • $1.75 - Corrections Health Clinic Pay • $2.00 - Swing Shift Pay • $5.00 - Graveyard Shift Pay • $3.00 - Weekend Shift Pay
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/20/2018

 

Community Outreach Educator: Tobacco Prevention and Education Program Coordinator
Agency: Jackson County Health and Human Services
Department: Jackson County Public Health
Location: Medford, Jackson County
Position Description: Jackson County Public Health is looking for a community educator to coordinate the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program. Duties include providing outreach and education to articulate evidenced-based approaches for tobacco prevention to key stakeholders as it pertains to improving tobacco policy and improving system changes; using policy as a primary tool to advance and influence policy and system changes through accurate, persuasive communications with public partners, health agency leaders, and policymakers. The ideal candidate would have a background in public health and policy and experience enforcing public health laws and regulations.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/23/2018

 

Program Planner
Agency: Clackamas County
Department: Public Health/ Department of Transportation & Development
Location: Oregon City, OR
Position Description: The Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services Public Health Division and the Department of Transportation and Development Traffic Safety Division are looking to fill a Program Planner position. This position will be a shared position between the two departments. The Department of Health, Housing and Human Services (H3S) is one of the largest departments in Clackamas County, serving tens of thousands of people. Within H3S is the Clackamas County Public Health Division, the Local Public Health Authority for Clackamas County. The purpose of the Public Health Division is to provide environmental health inspections and licenses, policy assessment, access to care, infectious disease control and education services to residents and businesses. We also manage the vital records for all births and deaths reported in Clackamas County. While this position sits within Public Health, the functions of the position will be in partnership with the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD). DTD provides programs and services to maintain, improve and enhance the safety of the county road system (Transportation Engineering and Transportation Maintenance), assist residents and businesses in their plans to grow and change (Planning & Zoning, Building Codes, County Surveyor, Development Agency), and support safe, enjoyable and livable communities (Code Enforcement, Dog Services, Resource Conservation & Solid Waste). The Program Planner will assist in the planning, development, and coordination of a comprehensive community program to serve clients' needs and meet departmental goals and objectives around health impact, assessment, evaluation, and outreach as it relates to public health, transportation safety, urban/rural planning, and active living. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend appropriate courses of action and program plans on public health, transportation and active living, and transportation program and project proposals based on a thorough understanding of appropriate departmental discipline; and to do other work as required. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills: • A Bachelors degree in community health, urban/regional planning, public health or related degree; or at least four years of job related experience in any of these fields. • At least 1-2 years' experience in public health assessment and program planning focusing on built environment, transportation, and/or urban/rural planning. • At least 1-2 years' experience with data analysis, assessment, and evaluation in the context of public health. • At least 1-2 years of experience developing and implementing population health implications and/or impact assessments. • At least 1-2 years' experience facilitating community outreach, developing communications plans based on assessment and evaluation findings, and presenting to diverse audiences. • Must successfully 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. Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills: • Masters in Public Health with an emphasis on built environment work. • Masters in Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis on public health. • At least 1-3 years' experience with policy analysis and development, utilizing assessment tools for policy recommendations.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/28/2018

 

Health Educator Sr-SPArC Central Oregon Consort Regional Program Coordinator
Agency: Crook County
Department: Health Department
Location: Prineville, Oregon
Position Description: The SPArC Regional Program Coordinator will serve as the primary dedicated FTE for the Central Oregon Consortium Strategies for Policy And enviRonmental Change (SPArC) Tobacco-Free project. This position will be responsible for coordinating with other local Project Leads, Youth Liaisons, and Consortium members to implement activities to achieve objectives as outlined in the project work plan. The goals of this position are to develop community capacity throughout the Central Oregon region to mobilize and advocate for policies that will limit tobacco industry influence in the retail environment and will protect the public from exposure to all secondhand smoke and vapors.
Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Become familiar with the Central Oregon SPArC Tobacco-Free activities and objectives in order to successfully implement and attain them. 2. In collaboration with Central Oregon Consortium members from Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, Youth Leaders and Adult Champions, plan, implement, and evaluate activities as outlined in the SPArC work plan. 3. Serve as the Project Lead in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. Coordinate with the Crook County Project Lead. 4. Participate in local coalition meetings and workgroups. 5. Recruit Youth Leaders and Adult Champions to participate in the Youth Advocacy Retreat, Adult Advocacy trainings, OPHA’s Capitol Visit, and other trainings and events as necessary. 6. Plan and implement local events in partnership with Consortium members that promote policies that protect the public from exposure to secondhand smoke and vapors, and that prevent underage tobacco use. 7. Develop, coordinate, and conduct community and decision-maker presentations throughout the Central Oregon region. 8. In collaboration with local TPEP Coordinators, provide leadership and technical assistance in drafting tobacco prevention policy for local and/or regional jurisdictions. 9. Complete all required evaluation and reporting requirements put forth by Oregon Health Authority.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/30/2018

 

Environmental Health Supervisor
Job Type: Supervisor
Agency: Lane County Public Health
Department: Environmental Health
Location: Eugene/Lane County
Position Description: This position is responsible for effective and efficient management of the Environmental Health section of Public Health and is a member of the leadership team. Environmental Health is responsible for implementing state-mandated programs and enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. Environmental Health also collaborates with the Communicable Disease section to investigate and control foodborne disease outbreaks. With Public Health modernization, the scope of Environmental Health will expand over the next several years to include increased involvement in transportation and land use planning, policy development, and community engagement. The Environmental Health Supervisor leads strategic planning and implementation for the Environmental Health section; manages the day-to-day activities of the program, including supervising a regular staff of eleven (11); oversees the $2.1 million program budget and reporting; complies with appropriate federal, state and local statutes governing program operation; leads or participates in local planning/task force committees; implements joint projects; participates in Public Health committees and initiatives; and contributes to strategic planning and implementation in Public Health. A Master’s degree in Public Health is preferred but not required.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/30/2018

 

Health Department Director
Job Type: Full-Time
Agency: Multnomah County
Department: Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Multnomah County is looking for a strong, visionary, leader who will champion our goal of "healthy people in healthy communities." The Health Department director will oversee six divisions aimed at providing critical services to diverse populations throughout the community. The ideal candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative, engaged environment, and will function both independently and as a member of the county executive leadership team. They have advanced understanding and are committed to continuously learning about and addressing systems of racial bias and institutional inequity that impacts the Health Department workforce and the communities they serve. The candidate is also able to consistently engage and inspire others to bring their best selves to the work, and to create the foundation for a workplace where every employee feels welcomed, valued, and supported. The Health Department director reports to the County Chief Operations Officer (COO) who in turn reports to the Chair of the County Board of Commissioners. The Health Department Director is responsible for maintaining ongoing interaction and coordination with the Board of Commissioners on politically sensitive or controversial issues and policies. The department and director is responsible for ensuring a healthy community through legally mandated services, essential public and mental health functions, enforcement of state and federal health code, and administration of other policies, statutes, regulations and programs.
Duties & Responsibilities: Typical duties and responsibilities of the Health Department Director also include: Plan, organize, manage and administer all Health Department services, programs and functions. Develop, administer, and monitor $335 million budget and oversee staffing and resource needs in partnership with FQHC leader. Represent the county to the public, elected officials, other agencies, governments, and organizations for significant matters related to the department. Provide direction, guidance, and leadership to staff to advance the department's mission within the organization and throughout the community. Lead the development and implementation of strategies, business plans, programs, ordinances, policies, procedures, decisions and other actions that further the delivery of quality health services. Develop strategies for fostering community support and awareness for health projects and work closely and effectively with community leaders, diverse communities, and neighborhood and special interest groups. Partners with FQHC Integrated Clinical Services Director in assuring delivery of health center services per HRSA (federal) mandates. Currently directly supervise the department's leadership team, including: Public Health Officer Public Health Director Mental Health & Addiction Services Director Corrections Health Director Business Operations Director Health Human Resources Director Equity & Inclusion Manager
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 11/30/2018

 

Health Department Director
Agency: Benton County
Department: Health Department
Location: Benton County, Oregon
Position Description: Benton County, Oregon is seeking a collaborative, forward-thinking Health Department Director to serve as the Chief Health Strategist for the County! Our Health Department has undergone unprecedented growth and improvement in the last several years. The Public Health division, in partnership with the State, has been actively involved in defining and assessing essential functions to modernize public health services in Oregon. In addition, the division received national accreditation and is providing the community a “health in all actions” policy framework in order to promote decision making that supports improving the health of our residents while reducing inequities that lead to poor health outcomes.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Department's strategic plan is informed by the 2018-22 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), Public Health accreditation efforts, and Benton County's 2040 Thriving Communities Initiative. The current operating budget for the 2017-2019 biennium is $47,207,714 and the department is comprised of 123 FTE, which includes approximately 25 positions integrated with the Community Health Centers of Linn and Benton Counties. The AFSCME union represents the majority of positions within the Health Department. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Medicine, Public Health, Business Administration, Health Science Administration, or other related field. 10 years of related management experience, including at least 5 years of experience supervising professional level staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered qualifying. Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Oregon statutory requirements for Health Administrator (ORS 431.418). Ideal Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of health administration that includes local government and working with a Federally Funded Health Center. In addition to exceptional leadership skills, the health Department Director should have successful experience working collaboratively with community partners and other governmental agencies, as well as the County's management team. Total Compensation Annual salary: $96,982 to $154,052 annually; DOQ/E. Benefits: Benton County offers a choice of a premium paid Consumer Driven Health Plan with health savings or HRA VEBA account (County contribution); dental; vision; group life; LTD; fully-paid employer and employee contribution to Oregon PERS retirement plan; 3% contribution to deferred compensation; paid vacation, personal, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance! Questions can be directed to: Camille Hughes, Recruiting Coordinator Benton County Human Resources Department Telephone: (541)766-6081 Facsimile: (541) 766-6752 [email protected]
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/03/2018

 

OHSU Regional Associate Dean Position, South Coast
Agency: Oregon Health & Science University
Department: Campus for Rural Health - South Coast
Location: Coos Bay
Position Description: Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, and Salary Range: 0.25 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience and education. To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC73153. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Campus for Rural Health South Coast seeks applicants with terminal degree relevant to supervision of clinical and other students and at least 5 years in a clinical environment with clinical or other professional learners. The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for overall leadership and oversight of the education, research and outreach activities associated with a clinical and education Hub of OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health South Coast. OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health is a rural interprofessional program providing opportunities for students to receive quality clinical education and experience in Klamath, the South Coast and Northeast Oregon. Students from multiple disciplines from OHSU and other learning institutions come together to live, study, and work in Campus for Rural Health sites. In addition to their completing their clinical requirements, students enroll in an interprofessional rural community-based project course which addresses major health disparities often present in rural areas. https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/rural-health.cfm
Duties & Responsibilities: The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for overall leadership and oversight of the education, research and outreach activities associated with a clinical and education Hub of OHSU’s Campus for Rural Health (CRH). This includes close collaboration with leaders and clerkship staff from OHSU’s School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Dietetics and Physician’s Assistant Programs, and others as they emerge; on the recruitment and retention of clinical placement sites and recruitment of clinical preceptors and preceptor relations and development. The Regional Associate Dean is responsible for oversight and coordination of community-based student project programs, serving as faculty lead for the CRH site course, and overall local community relations. The Regional Associate Dean serves as the initial point of contact for students while they are rotating through their site and is responsible for ensuring their safety and well-being and the quality of their academic and community project experience. The Regional Associate Dean works collaboratively with other Regional Associate Deans to ensure the adoption of best practices and consistent policies and procedures across all Clinical Hubs. In addition, the Regional Associate Dean works with the OHSU Office of Housing (directed by the AHEC) and the Rural Campus Operations Director for the operations of the site. The Regional Associate Dean is aided by a Rural Campus Site Coordinator who is responsible for general administrative duties and day-to-day management of preceptors, health care providers, and the community at large. The CRH Site Coordinator will report to the Regional Associate Dean. Required Qualifications: • A terminal degree relevant to supervision of clinical and other students and at least 5 years in a clinical environment with clinical or other professional learners • Oregon clinical license in relevant field • Excellent leadership abilities and an appreciation for clinical practice, community engagement, and instruction • Ability to relate to community agencies, and communicate in healthcare, legislative, and academic settings • Excellent organization skills • Ability to work cooperatively with variety of individuals, and develop and maintain substantive relationships • A genuine interest in the academic development of clinical and graduate students • Experience with professional written and oral communication suitable for varied audiences (students, community and healthcare organizations, businesses, OHSU Leadership and faculty, and its multiple missions) • Flexibility in working with diverse students, institutions, and partners across their different goals and needs for the success of the whole Compliance in the following areas is required: • Code of conduct • Respect in the workplace • Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole. • FERPA • OHSU healthcare occupational compliance (e.g., vaccinations) Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC73153. Applications should include a current CV and cover letter describing skills and experience. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/31/2018

 

Public Health Nurse III or IV - Home Visit
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Umatilla County
Department: Public Health
Location: Pendleton
Position Description: Work to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents through prevention, education and the provision of home visiting services. Provide home visiting services in accordance with the Nurse Family Partnership program, Maternity Case Management (MCM) program, and other home visiting programs as assigned. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of UCo Health.
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides home visits to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program, MCM Program and other home visit programs as indicated.  Adheres to nursing process and the NFP model of home visitation.  Carries a case load of 25 clients.  Supports policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of UCo Health.  As requested/required, participates in community coalition in support of UCo Health home visit programs.  As requested/required, promotes public awareness of all UCo Health home visit programs.  Develops and maintains community relationships to support client referrals.  Completes all required NFP education.  Develops therapeutic relationships, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families in a home visiting environment.  Performs home visiting in accordance with appropriate model and guidelines.  Follows nursing process in implementing home visit models (including NFP) into nursing practice.  Assesses physical, emotional, social and environmental needs of women and their families.  Assists women and their families in establishing goals and outcomes.  Provides education, support and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals.  Consults and collaborates with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families.  Formulates nursing diagnoses based on nursing assessment and client goals.  Evaluates client progress toward stated goals and UCo Health outcomes.  Plans home visits in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes.  Actively engages in professional development to meet all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.  Meets with Nursing Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision.  Utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions.  Schedules joint home visits with MCH Program Manager on as needed basis, but at a minimum of quarterly.  Attends and participates in case conferences and staff meetings.  Provides information to support staff for timely and accurate data input to home visiting data programs.  Participates in review and analysis of the data reports for achievements and areas for improvement.  Participates in quality improvement efforts.  Maintains confidentiality.  Documents appropriately.  Assist with orientation of new staff.  Public speaking at community/school meetings regarding public health issues.  Establish and maintain positive, professional, respectful and productive working relationships with supervisor, other employees, and customers/clients.  Understands, supports, and coaches others in the NFP vision, mission and model.  Represents the UCo Health vision and mission in actions and verbally to both internal and external customers and colleagues.  Elicits and considers differing viewpoints when analyzing issues.  Maintains clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues.  Creates, maintains and supports a safe environment for open discussion.  Seeks and responds appropriately to feedback.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/31/2018

 

Health Promotions Intern
Job Type: Unpaid Internship
Agency: American Lung Association in Oregon
Department: Health Programs
Location: Tigard
Position Description: A Health Promotions Intern will work in a variety of areas to extend reach, increase visibility and promote mission work within our organization. Assisting the Health Promotions Manager will provide opportunity to work with advocacy, tobacco prevention and education, indoor/outdoor air quality, asthma and other lung disease programs.
Duties & Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Health Promotions Manager, a Health Promotion Intern will be responsible for the following: Conduct community outreach through tabling at local health events; schedule, coordinate and participant in meetings, facilitator trainings and presentations with community organizations; distribute educational resources to community partners; create, prepare and distribute materials for upcoming health education events; research and build partnerships with local health organizations; assist in applying for grant opportunities; and work with advocacy and development staff on periodic projects.
The complete application can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/31/2018

 

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

 

Physician (Family Practice or Internal Medicine) 
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Medical Clinic
Location: Portland
Position Description: The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is currently seeking an experienced Physician with exceptional patient-care to join our multidisciplinary team serving the local Native community and other underserved populations from the Portland area. NARA is a private non-profit and our mission is to provide education, physical and mental health services, and treatment for substance-use disorders which are culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and anyone in need. Come help us make a difference! To Qualify: * Board Certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine * Unencumbered Oregon medical license * Current DEA certificate * Current CPR card (BLS or ACLS) NARA offer employees a very generous benefits-package that includes medical and dental insurance, twelve (12) paid holidays each year, separate vacation and sick accruals, an employer-matched 401(k) program, employer-paid short- and long-term disability, and employer-paid life insurance. You even get your birthday off as a paid holiday! Loan repayment opportunities are available (IHS and HRSA), and the facility has a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) score of 21. FTCA-deemed agency. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and how you learned about this opening to [email protected] or fax to 503-224-4494. NARA requires a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time if in recovery and 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 it is a requirement that all new hires agree to model non-drinking, no-illicit drug use or prescription-drug-abuse behavior. EEO/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, Sections 472 & 473). We are mission-driven and spirit-led. Check out our website at: www.naranorthwest.org 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 01/07/2019

 

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

 

Care Coordination Specialist
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health & Science University
Department: Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN)
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) is seeking a full-time Care Coordination Specialist. OCCYSHN is Oregon’s public health agency for children and youth with special health care needs. We collaborate with the Oregon Health Authority’s Maternal and Child Health section to implement Oregon’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant. The Care Coordination Specialist works primarily at the policy level.
Duties & Responsibilities: • Promote and support excellence in cross-systems care coordination for children and youth with special health needs at the state, county, community and practice levels. • Lead efforts to develop and implement statewide strategies to address the Title V Block Grant priority focused on Medical Home. • Support accountability of entities implementing CaCoon (CAre COrdinatiON) public health home visiting in meeting program standards.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Position open until filled

 

Bi-lingual Care Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: HIV Alliance
Department: Client Services
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: This position works with clients to develop a care plan that will lead to stability, self sufficiency, and create conditions amenable to client self management of their health. Care coordinators will participate on the team of providers, and may be the lead of that team. The role of the Care Coordinator includes assisting the client in accessing medical programs. This includes CAREAssist, OMIP, Medicaid, Medicare, FHIAP. COBRA/Portability, private insurance, Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance, Debt Forgiveness programs, and other local, state and federal medical assistance programs. Ongoing advocacy and support is provided to the client in order to maintain access to medical assistance programs, and minimize any break in access to medical care. This position will assist clients in accessing private and government social services to meet basic needs such as housing, transportation and food, as well as alcohol and drug programs, mental health services, vocational programs and SSI/SSDI. The Care Coordinator facilitates this access through the provision of referrals, and additional coordination or advocacy as needed.In addition, this position coordinates access to support services provided through the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act of 2006. 
Duties & Responsibilities:

CLIENT CARE:

  • Client identification, outreach and engagement
  • Psychosocial assessment of need;
  • Provide direct one-on-one and phone care coordination services
  • Visit accompaniment services
  • Make appropriate referrals, including follow up and documentation.
  • Conduct phone and face-to-face assessments and annual reassessments 
  • Development of a service plan or care plan
  • Advocate with other case managers and other service providers on behalf of our clients 
  • HIV education, including explanation of available services, and partner programs 
  • Implementation of the care plan by linking with service delivery systems; 
  • Monitoring of service delivery and reassessment of needs

SUPPORT:

  • Maintain up to date referrals for clients in our service area
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with service providers in our service areas 
  • Maintain up to date information regarding OR Medical Assistance programs Maintain up-to-date HIV knowledge;
  • Maintain up to date information regarding other benefits and entitlements programs available in Oregon.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate client records, including CareWare
  • Participate in required training pertaining to case management
  • Participate in necessary meetings
  • Assist Director with all necessary reports
  • Participate in agency teams
  • Other duties as defined by Director and Ryan White Principles and Standard

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Position 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 Tracy Candela 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.