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UPDATED: August 11, 2020

Regional Infection Preventionist, Public Health Nurse, multiple locations

Job Type: Limited Duration (24 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: The Dalles, Medford, Portland, Bend, Eugene, Salem, La Grande
Position Description: Salary: $5803 - $7618. This position requires an unencumbered Oregon Registered Nursing License or the ability to acquire an Oregon Registered Nursing License within the first three months of employment.This is a full-time, limited duration, classified position and is represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) Section in The Dalles, OR is recruiting for a Regional Infection Preventionist (Registered Nurse) to serve surrounding areas to provide clinical and infection prevention and control (IPC) expertise for the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Program. ACDP is charged with preventing the spread of communicable disease in the State of Oregon through surveillance, investigation, infection control, epidemiologic studies, and education.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As an Infection Preventionist, you will work in collaboration with Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs) and Oregon-based tribes to provide on-site and virtual infection prevention and control (IPC) consultations to prevent and contain the spread of SARS-CoV2 and other infectious pathogens in high-risk healthcare settings, congregate living settings, and high-risk employment settings. You will ensure timely completion of IPC consultations, work closely with LPHAs to prioritize IPC consultations, prepare reports for IPC consultations, and prepare regional progress reports on IPC activities. You will identify educational needs, develop training materials, deliver training, and train staff to deliver IPC training to other staff. You will plan and conduct regional and statewide educational conferences. In addition, you will assist in the development of presentations, papers, and grant applications. What are we looking for? Requested Skills: Minimum requirements: a master's degree in nursing and four years of recent (within the last ten years) nursing experience in infectious disease, which includes two years of nurse supervising, administrative, or teaching experience OR a bachelor's degree in nursing and five years of recent (within the last ten years) nursing experience in infectious disease, which includes two years of nurse supervising, administrative or teaching experience. A current unencumbered Oregon Registered Nursing License or the ability to obtain an Oregon Registered Nursing License within the first three months of employment. Experience working with public health, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and infectious disease surveillance. Experience working with patient charts in an inpatient setting to review and abstract data. Microbiology coursework or significant applied professional experience in microbiology is required. Rigorous adherence to the highest standards of confidentiality regarding patient information and information security is required. Experience with electronic medical records (EMR) systems. Current driver’s license needed as travel is required with some overnight stays. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 08/16/2020


Senior Health Advisor (SHA) (Project Manager 2) – Limited-Duration (17-months)

Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Information Center (HIC), Crisis Recovery Response Unit (CRRU) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Senior Health Advisor (SHA) Project Manager (PM2) to coordinate a comprehensive approach to managing task requests and assignments for all Senior Health Officials.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As a SHA Project Manager, you will facilitate project management for all Senior Health Advisors and serve as their liaison to the Health Information Center (HIC)/COVID Recovery and Response Unit (CRRU). You will help SHAs set weekly priorities, facilitate the technical review process for all science and health questions, onboard new SHAs to response processes, and monitor their workload capacity. You may help the SHAs or CRRU leadership create and implement operational guidelines and procedures. You will represent the SHA and CRRU before community organizations, coalitions, and other stakeholders. This position is a unique opportunity to work closely with medical and scientific leaders at the forefront of Oregon’s COVID-19 public health response. By helping them manage and align their work with the larger HIC/CRRU effort, your role is important to helping these professionals leverage their skills effectively and efficiently.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/16/2020


MDRO Epidemiologist (Multi-drug Resistant Organisms) - Epidemiologist 2

Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary Range: $4,957 - $7,259 - Location: Portland, OR - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for an MDRO Epidemiologist to lead Oregon HAI Program surveillance systems for multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). ACDP works with local health departments, other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent and control communicable diseases in Oregon.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As an MDRO Epidemiologist, you will liaise with regional and clinical hospital laboratories and infection control departments to determine laboratory capacity, infection control practices, and methods of identification, response, and prevention of MDROs. You will provide technical assistance to clinical laboratories and healthcare settings; lead outbreak response for MDRO outbreaks in healthcare settings; and conduct HAI program special studies. What are we looking for? Requested Skills: Minimum requirements: A master's degree in public health or epidemiology or a related field AND three years of professional-level epidemiological or public health experience in communicable disease of which one year must have been in a clinical epidemiological capacity OR a bachelor's degree in public health or epidemiology or a related field AND four years of professional-level epidemiological or public health experience in communicable disease of which one year must have been in a clinical epidemiological capacity. (NOTE: Experience obtained while completing an academic program/degree is not considered professional-level experience for this position.)  Master’s degree in epidemiology or public health with a focus in epidemiology with two or more years of professional level work experience in epidemiology preferred.  Microbiology experience or training is strongly preferred.  Experience with investigations of outbreaks of MDROs.  Knowledge of epidemiology of MDROs, including disease transmission, clinical presentation, interpretation of antibiotic susceptibility reports and methods of control. Knowledge of principles of infection control.  Experience with FileMaker relational database and SAS statistical software packages. Rigorous adherence to the highest standards of confidentiality regarding patient information is required.  Interpersonal skills needed for significant liaison work. Strong background in technical or scientific writing. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 08/16/2020


Community Health Nurse II

Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Washington County
Department: Health and Human Services
Location: Hillsboro, Washington County
Position Description: The nurse in this position will work in the Nurse Family Partnership program and carry a caseload of 25 families, pregnant moms, and parents with children through 2 years of age. This work is usually carried out in the home, but during COVID-19, we are doing virtual visits, using telephone and web-based applications. The nurse will also provide health education, childbirth and breastfeeding preparation and will support parenting and child development throughout this two-year-program.
Duties & Responsibilities: Some primary duties will include: Assessing the family’s needs for resources and education to prepare for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting for the first two years. Providing additional resources and education for those needs as much as possible. This may involve an education training in infant massage, lactation, child development, nutrition, immunizations and many other subjects based on the clients’ needs and desires. Providing information and connection to resources in the community and help to advocate when necessary. When able to do visits in the home, responsibilities may include weight checks, developmental screening and other physical assessments in addition to all the above.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/16/2020


COVID-19 Emergency Response Temporary Case Investigator

Job Type: Temporary, Limited Duration, Full-time - $24.82 per hour
Agency: Benton County
Department: Health Department
Location: Benton County, OR
Position Description: As part of statewide and national efforts to control spread of COVID-19, Benton County Health Department is recruiting for several limited-duration (60 days), full-time positions to expand case investigation and contact tracing capacity. These positions will work remotely under supervision of the Communicable Disease Program Manager to conduct investigations in accordance with the Oregon Health Authority Investigative Guidelines for COVID-19, and utilize state databases for collecting data and case information. A flexible work schedule is possible, but may require periodic weekend shifts. Bilingual/Bicultural preferred, but not required.
Duties & Responsibilities: Work within the county communicable disease team of to perform timely and effective COVID-19case investigations in compliance with Oregon Investigative Guidelines.Conduct telephone interviews with cases and their contacts to conduct comprehensive assessments and daily monitoring. Participate in daily communicable disease team meetings.Handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism and in compliance with state andfederal HIPAA and other privacy/confidentiality requirements. Coordinate case and care management, assure linkages to necessary social resources, and education /supports to assist with isolation or quarantine compliance when indicated. Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress. Accurately and correctly enter case information into Oregon communicable disease data systems.Ability to show empathy to distressed individuals, and conduct all work in a trauma-informed,equitable, and unbiased manner. Professional, positive attitude and strong work ethic. Ability to work semi-independently and seek guidance, supervision, direction when necessary.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 08/16/2020


HOSCAP Research Analyst (Research Analyst 4) 

Job Type: Limited Duration (16 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $4957 - $7618 monthly Location: Portland, OR. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) COVID-19 Response and Recover Unit (CRRU) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a HOSCAP (Oregon’s hospital capacity web system) Research Analyst to provide analytical support for a broad spectrum of health reform and quality improvement activities related to HOSCAP. CRRU is a shared unit which monitors data, manages outbreaks and contact tracing, and connects Oregonians with social services and operations to help prevent outbreaks in community congregate settings.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As the HOSCAP Research Analyst, you will plan research projects and complete data analysis related to HOSCAP reporting. You will analyze hospital data, survey data, clinical quality metrics data and other cross-office and agency data to develop timely reports and other technical documents to provide to the CRRU, OHA leadership, program staff and external stakeholders to support CRRU priorities and health system transformation. These reports will include text and graphical displays including a description of what is measured, why it is important, and how it should be interpreted for various audiences; technical documents will include data dictionaries, technical specifications, issue briefs and write-ups on technical topics and issues. In addition, you will establish and implement procedures that verify the quality of data and the results of analysis. You will play a key role in organizing, planning, and producing data collection instruments and reports that address health information technology environment, implementation, and utilization. You will work with information systems, other analytic, and program staff to plan, design and implement new or enhanced information systems. You will also write programs to utilize statistical procedures to produce measures and analyses according to federal and state specifications. What are we looking for? Requested Skills: The following skills, knowledge, abilities and experience are desired at the time of hire: A bachelor's degree which included six quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures and three years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the three years must have included coordinating complex research projects OR five years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports. Two of the five years must have included coordinating complex research projects.  Experience with data management and statistical software, such as, SPSS, SAS, Business Objects and/or ArcGIS.  Experience with Data Visualization techniques. Experience navigating complex data systems and analyze large data sets, including the state’s Medicaid Meaningful Use, Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), Medicaid Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR), Clinical Quality Metrics Registry, and provider survey data. Experience with research methods; project management; technical report writing and data visualization. Experience working with data aggregation vendors, various committees, and representatives of CCOs, health plans, and other external partners. Extensive knowledge of computer query, reporting tools and database design. Experience with survey development, implementation, tracking, and data management and analysis. Experience with Medicaid and/or Medicare programs; health care delivery system; and/or health care policy, including Oregon’s healthcare transformation initiatives and priorities. Experience and in-depth knowledge of state/federal initiatives related to health information technology/health information exchange, including but not limited to Meaningful Use programs, Electronic Health Records, and clinical quality metrics. Knowledge of and/or experience with clinical quality metrics registries or data. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: 08/17/2020


HOSCAP Data Quality Lead (Operations and Policy Analyst 4) 

Job Type: Limited Duration (12 - 17 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $5454 - $8375 monthly. Location: Portland, OR. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) COVID-19 Response and Recover Unit (CRRU) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a HOSCAP Data Quality Lead to manage quality improvement efforts related to timing, reliability and validity of data capture and reporting from the HOSCAP system and related outcome registry data systems. CRRU is a shared unit which monitors data, manages outbreaks and contact tracing, and connects Oregonians with social services and operations to help prevent outbreaks in community congregate settings.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do?As the HOSCAP Data Quality Lead, you will work with the Oregon Public Health Division and HOSCAP system stakeholders to create a wide array of analytical tools that assess data system health and function and that identify areas for improvement. You will collaborate with partners to collect and disseminate improvement data and best practices; identify and address organizational issues that may impact data quality; design, prioritize and lead quality improvement efforts to improve data systems; and develop, track and monitor quality improvement performance metrics and targeted plans. In addition, you will collaborate with cross-divisional staff to identify organizational and process issues, generate alternatives and develop solutions using QI tools and provide leadership to implement staff-identified changes to support continuous quality improvement efforts.You will promote a team and systems approach to plan and implement HOSCAP data collection and reporting in collaboration with all partners. You will provide technical support for committees, work groups and taskforces related to public health system improvement as a statewide authority on HOSCAP. You will respond to inquiries from private and public partners and the public-at-large, as well as manage inquiries from media, executive leadership and the governor’s office. You will assign and review products related to HOSCAP data and reporting for internal and external stakeholders, under direction of leadership. In addition, you will prepare presentations and write timely accurate reports. This position will also serve as the liaison to executive management and the hospital association.What are we looking for? Requested Skills: Minimum requirements: a bachelor’s degree in public health or a related field plus five years of professional level operations and policy management experience related to public health OR eight years of professional level operations and policy management experience related to public health. Master’s degree in public health or related field with experience in public health data, public health informatics, data systems design, project management disciplines, and database management preferred. Experience with project management related to health data systems or public health. Experience leading teams in quality assurance or quality improvement efforts, including assigning and reviewing work products. Advanced technical skills such as proficiency with SPSS, SAS, EpiInfo, Excel, Access, or other statistical analysis or database tools. Experience and in-depth knowledge of state/federal initiatives related to health information technology/health information exchange, including but not limited to Meaningful Use programs, Electronic Health Records, and clinical quality metrics. Experience communicating verbally and in writing in a professional and diplomatic manner which includes advanced technical writing skills. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: 08/17/2020


Data Registrar (Research Analyst 2) 

Job Type: Limited Duration (12 - 17 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $3569 - $5454 monthly Location: Portland, OR. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Data Registrar to maintain the reportable communicable disease surveillance system for the Oregon Public Health Division. ACDP is charged with preventing the spread of communicable disease in the State of Oregon through surveillance, investigation, infection control, epidemiologic studies, and education.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As the Data Registrar, you will maintain Orpheus, an integrated electronic disease surveillance system which manages communicable disease reports. You will ensure data integrity and quality assurance for Oregon's disease surveillance systems. You will collaborate with system developers to improve deficiencies and. You will troubleshoot system reporting or data processing problems; analyze data processing problems for impact on other work units; and analyze production data to identify and monitor data quality. This position requires continual analysis and reporting of incoming data from multiple electronic data sources to identify and rectify duplicate case data as well as manage record-retention of all our hard copies. What are we looking for? Requested Skills Minimum requirements: A bachelor's degree which included six quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures OR three years of experience as a research analyst 1 OR two years of experience using computer applications to help gather, compile, analyze, and report information and statistical data. Master’s degree in public health or a related field preferred. Knowledge of epidemiologic principles and infectious disease surveillance systems. Proficient in statistical software applications such as SAS, SPSS, and MS Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.•Strong technical writing skills. Professional and diplomatic communication skills required when speaking to physicians, and healthcare systems and medical record personnel. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: 08/19/2020


Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) (OPA3)

Job Type: Operations & Policy Analyst 3
Agency: State of Oregon
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR. This position will serve the following counties: Clatsop/Columbia/Tillamook/Washington/Multnomah and Clackamas
Position Description: As an RTC you will lead coordination efforts of RHCC members and partners in developing, implementing and monitoring plans for managing completion of grant activities focused on COVID-19 in vulnerable populations in Region 1. This position provides coordination and support of the COVID-19 testing plan while ensuring representation from local stakeholders and engagement from regional medical reserve corps. You will support outreach testing events, provide technical assistance for COVID-19 testing sites and support related regional equity and inclusion efforts including outreach and education surrounding testing. You will build a rapport and collaborative partnerships with RHCC members and beyond for effective and efficient implementation of the COVID-19 testing framework.
Duties & Responsibilities: 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 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.This position will be expected to complete the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses within 180-days of hire and be willing to attend other ICS courses as directed: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400.•Experience in hospitals and health system fields. Experience in quality improvement processes and project management. Experience working with software for document preparation for release to the public, including development or revision of documents to formats for electronic transmission (MS Office Suite, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat, html)•Experience with strong communication skills, both verbally and written which could include federal, regional, local, state and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, including management and policy-level officials. Experience working in fast-paced environments. Experience in internet connectivity and associated software, hardware and communication components. Experience in distance-learning technology, broadcast fax, paging systems and cellular phones. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 08/20/2020


Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) (OPA3) 

Job Type: Operations & Policy Analyst 3, Limited-Duration (18-24 months)
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR. This position will serve the following counties: (Region 2) - Lincoln, Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Linn, & Benton (Region 7) – Jefferson, Wheeler, Grant, Crook, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Harney
Position Description: This is a full-time, limited duration (classified position) opportunity, represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Crisis Recovery Response Unit (CRRU) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) to serve as a key contact and response partner for emergency preparedness and support for the Regional Coalition Support Team in the Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) in Northwest Oregon, referred to as Regions 2 & 7 in the remainder of the posting.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do?As an RTC you will lead coordination efforts of RHCC members and partners in developing, implementing and monitoring plans for managing completion of grant activities focused on COVID-19 in vulnerable populations in Regions 2&7. This position provides coordination and support of the COVID-19 testing plan while ensuring representation from local stakeholders and engagement from regional medical reserve corps. You will support outreach testing events, provide technical assistance for COVID-19 testing sites and support related regional equity and inclusion efforts including outreach and education surrounding testing. You will build a rapport and collaborative partnerships with RHCC members and beyond for effective and efficient implementation of the COVID-19 testing framework. 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 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. This position will be expected to complete the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses within 180-days of hire and be willing to attend other ICS courses as directed: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400. Experience in hospitals and health system fields. Experience in quality improvement processes and project management. Experience working with software for document preparation for release to the public, including development or revision of documents to formats for electronic transmission (MS Office Suite, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat, html) Experience with strong communication skills, both verbally and written which could include federal, regional, local, state and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, including management and policy-level officials. Experience working in fast-paced environments. Experience in internet connectivity and associated software, hardware and communication components. Experience in distance-learning technology, broadcast fax, paging systems and cellular phones. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 08/20/2020


Executive Director

Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Project Access Now
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Project Access NOW’s (PANOW) mission to improve our communities’ health and well-being is accomplished by creating access to care, services, and resources for those most in need. Initially created to connect and coordinate access to donated primary and specialty care, the organization has grown and evolved to support a complex set of complementary programs that support access to insurance coverage, health care services, medications, and other social needs. With a staff of 37 PANOW uses its $3 million budget to maximize care for our clients. Founded in 2007 by a coalition of the Portland-area health systems, PANOW has grown to be a leader in improving access to health care for the underserved populations throughout the Portland Metro area and other parts of Oregon. PANOW is looking for our second Executive Director. Our ideal candidate will have the skills to:Understand healthcare delivery in Oregon and social determinants of health Model and champion equity leadership both in and outside of the organization Manage a diverse staff and board Build relationships that lead to long-term financial sustainability Use metrics and program evaluation tools to demonstrate organizational success and community impact Our ideal candidate will live our values. Including:Inclusion, Equity and Diversity: We honor the fundamental value and dignity of all who we work with and serve. We strive to create an environment that respects and includes diverse perspectives, traditions and experiences. We commit to furthering equity throughout our organization. Celebration: Our success depends on the contributions of each team member. We honor and care for one another as a community and celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments. Flexibility and Resilience: We are adaptive and resilient as we encounter changing circumstances. We seek and embrace new ideas with enthusiasm and draw on the strength of our diversity for solutions that are enterprising and dynamic. Transparency in Leadership: We listen with intention to understand, providing timely and open communication about organizational decisions. We strive to build an inclusive organization in which leadership actively seeks staff engagement and input. Creativity and Innovation: As a growing organization, we nurture an environment where creativity, persistence, risk-taking, patience, caring, and the desire to contribute are encouraged and embraced.
Duties & Responsibilities: Experience Knowledge of, or experience in, providing service to underserved communities Background working with health systems and/or community benefit organizations in the Portland metro area. 7 or more years experience (preferred) in non-profit management including strategic planning, business development, financial management. Experience with implementation and engagement of diversity, equity and inclusion practices. Bilingual and multicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. BS/BA degree Application Information Nonprofit Professionals Now is proud to be working with Project Access NOW on this key leadership position. All applications will be fully reviewed and considered.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 
Closing Date: 08/22/2020


Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) (OPA3) 

Job Type: Operations & Policy Analyst 3, full-time, limited duration 
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR. This position will serve the following counties: Region 6: Hood River, Sherman, Gilliam and Wasco Region 9: Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Baker and Malheur
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Crisis Recovery Response Unit (CRRU) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) to serve as a key contact and response partner for emergency preparedness and support for the Regional Coalition Support Team in the Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) in Oregon, referred to as Regions 6 & 9 in the remainder of the posting.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As an RTC you will lead coordination efforts of RHCC members and partners in developing, implementing and monitoring plans for managing completion of grant activities focused on COVID-19 in vulnerable populations in Regions 6&9. This position provides coordination and support of the COVID-19 testing plan while ensuring representation from local stakeholders and engagement from regional medical reserve corps. You will support outreach testing events, provide technical assistance for COVID-19 testing sites and support related regional equity and inclusion efforts including outreach and education surrounding testing. You will build a rapport and collaborative partnerships with RHCC members and beyond for effective and efficient implementation of the COVID-19 testing framework. 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 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. This position will be expected to complete the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses within 180-days of hire and be willing to attend other ICS courses as directed: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400. Experience in hospitals and health system fields. Experience in quality improvement processes and project management. Experience working with software for document preparation for release to the public, including development or revision of documents to formats for electronic transmission (MS Office Suite, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat, html) Experience with strong communication skills, both verbally and written which could include federal, regional, local, state and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, including management and policy-level officials. Experience working in fast-paced environments. Experience in internet connectivity and associated software, hardware and communication components. Experience in distance-learning technology, broadcast fax, paging systems and cellular phones. Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/23/2020


Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) (OPA3)

Job Type: Operations & Policy Analyst 3, full-time, limited duration
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health
Location: Portland, OR. This position will serve the following counties: District 3: Lane, Douglas, Coos, District 5: Curry, Josephine and Jackson
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Crisis Recovery Response Unit (CRRU) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Regional Testing Coordinator (RTC) to serve as a key contact and response partner for emergency preparedness and support for the Regional Coalition Support Team in the Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP) in Oregon, referred to as Regions 3 & 5 in the remainder of the posting.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As an RTC you will lead coordination efforts of RHCC members and partners in developing, implementing and monitoring plans for managing completion of grant activities focused on COVID-19 in vulnerable populations in Regions 3 & 5. This position provides coordination and support of the COVID-19 testing plan while ensuring representation from local stakeholders and engagement from regional medical reserve corps. You will support outreach testing events, provide technical assistance for COVID-19 testing sites and support related regional equity and inclusion efforts including outreach and education surrounding testing. You will build a rapport and collaborative partnerships with RHCC members and beyond for effective and efficient implementation of the COVID-19 testing framework. 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 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.This position will be expected to complete the following Incident Command System (ICS) courses within 180-days of hire and be willing to attend other ICS courses as directed: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-300, and ICS-400. Experience in hospitals and health system fields. Experience in quality improvement processes and project management. Experience working with software for document preparation for release to the public, including development or revision of documents to formats for electronic transmission (MS Office Suite, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat, html) Experience with strong communication skills, both verbally and written which could include federal, regional, local, state and non-governmental public health and public safety staff, including management and policy-level officials. Experience working in fast-paced environments. Experience in internet connectivity and associated software, hardware and communication components. Experience in distance-learning technology, broadcast fax, paging systems and cellular phones.  Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/23/2020


Medical Assistant

Agency: Polk County
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: West Salem, OR
Position Description: Assists professional staff. Performs duties related to the health and welfare of individuals and families; responsible for some teaching, counseling and assessing of the client; performs tests; responsible for the upkeep of exam rooms, lab, and equipment as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities: An employee in this classification may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks which an employee may be expected to perform. Assists professional staff; obtain vitals, performs urinalysis testing and/or lab tests, records results in client medical records and notifies clients and provider of abnormalities. May perform approved medical testing (such as TB) and procedures (such as blood draws and injections) as assigned and only under the direct supervision/orders of a licensed medical practitioner. Prepares, reviews and updates clients' medical records while providing quality customer service to clients. Sends, receives and manages medical records requests.Assists clients to complete history or other parts of the medical record as necessary.Assesses in the collection of client general health history and current health status. Reviews and orders resource and educational materials, prepares bulletin boards and displays; prepares educational materials, and orders clinic supplies. Counsels clients on general topics, according to job site, and documents in medical records; makes referrals to other medical professionals and/or community resources as indicated. Completes all required statistical information and reports required by the State or the department as assigned.Maintains and readies clinic supplies as directed by professional staff; wipes down counters and cleans rooms, sterilization of; counters, instruments, and patient contact areas. Performs related duties as required. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/25/2020


Community Health Nurse Supervisor

Agency: Polk County
Department: Public Health
Location: Dallas
Position Description: This position will supervise the Psych Services team in addition to some Public Health Programs and staff. Supervises the nursing programs and staff within Public Health. Performs administrative, management, and training duties. Works with the community to assess and coordinate programs. Serves as part of a multi-disciplinary supervisory team. Performs clinical duties of a Registered Nurse as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities: An employee in this class may perform any of the following duties. However, these examples do not include all the specific tasks an employee may be expected to perform.Assesses the public health needs within the community and within appropriate groups. Plans and develops programs with a primary prevention and health promotion focus to meet those needs. In concert with the Human Resources Department, interviews, hires, promotes, demotes, disciplines, or discharges. Develops work plans, reviews performance, and prepares performance evaluations for staff. Orients staff to agency policies and programs.Supervises nurses and other assigned staff. Supervisory duties include scheduling and directing work, coaching, appraising performance, and providing consultation to staff.Analyzes services and health data and incorporates results into program planning and implementation. Participates in evaluation of activities. Documents results of and changes in program operations.Establishes standards and directs nursing practices to ensure high quality professional service and compliance with the Nurse Practices Act.Provides ongoing training resources for the nursing staff, reviews chart notes and inventory tracking procedures on a scheduled basis, and monitors policies/procedures to assure current compliance requirements.Maintains records and required data collection systems for projects and writes required reports. Ensures all client assessments are completed according to schedule.Provides for staff development through in-service education programs, individual guidance, performance evaluation, and other staff development techniques.Serves on multi-disciplinary management team to assist in planning and development of an integrated service system. Plans and exchanges information with other community health providers and other community agencies.Prioritizes services and allocates staff accordingly.Participates in budget, grant preparation, and expenditure monitoring.Represents Polk County Public Health to community groups, other agencies, and the media. Provides education to the community on public health issues.Administers nursing program areas including but not limited to communicable disease control, maternal-child health services, family planning services, emergency preparedness, jail health services, immunizations and HIV case management. Provide back up for clinical nursing staff as needed.Performs related duties as required.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/25/2020


 COVID-19 Emergency Response Internship

Job Type: Internship, Part-time at 20 hrs per week - $12.95/hr (Bachelor’s Degree Candidate); $13.57/hour (Master’s Degree Candidate)
Agency: Benton County
Department: Health Department
Location: Benton County, OR
Position Description: As part of statewide and national efforts to control spread of COVID-19, Benton County Health Department is recruiting for a student intern position. This position will work remotely and be responsible for assisting Communicable Disease staff with duties related to COVID-19 response.Duration: August 15 through end of Fall term. Open until filled.
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities include conducting secondary contract tracing for COVID-19 positive cases, providing tele-support to individuals in quarantine or isolation, connecting individuals in quarantine to local social service resources, and other duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 08/31/2020


COVID Testing Clinic Manager

Job Type: Clinical - Full time - 3-Month duration
Agency: Medical Teams International
Location: Tigard, OR or Seattle, WA
Position Description: Limited Duration: 3-month commitment with the possibility for extension.The COVID Testing Clinic Manager contributes to the Calling of Medical Teams International through supervision and management of the day-to-day operations of a mobile testing clinic. This position includes clinic and administrative functions as well as short-term and long-term planning functions for running a successful mobile clinic “office”. The Clinic Manager works with clinic site partners and manages on-site staff and volunteer medical providers.
Duties & Responsibilities: Clinic & Patient Care Duties:Manage and direct the daily operations of assigned testing clinics and mobile clinic vehicle. Prepare for clinics and ensure all is ready for patients and volunteer providers one hour prior to clinic opening. Provide direct testing if needed, or patient screening and education in preparation for testing. Maintain quality standards and comply with applicable infection control, OSHA, WISHA, and HIPAA regulations.Monitor for correct use of PPE, including donning/doffing. Assist with reporting and referral of patients to additional treatment or healthcare services.Create an environment where patients feel respected and cared for. Train or review testing procedures and evaluate volunteer performance. Work with the volunteers and testing site partners to find the most effective way of executing the daily duties/operation of the clinic. Ensure lab requisitions are completed accurately and that specimens are delivered. Maintain and ensure on-board inventory of PPE, forms, test kits, office supplies, and infection control products. Clinic Partner & Location Relationships: Cultivate strong working relationship with partner agency staff, reporting any concerns to Program Manager. Seek opportunities to develop new partner relationships that support program objectives, refer to other team members for follow-up as appropriate. Volunteer Relationships:Create an environment where volunteers have a positive and rewarding experience. Assist with the on-going recruitment of volunteers by promoting, referring, and recommending potential volunteers.Collaborate with the Program Manager and Clinic Scheduler to support the recruitment and scheduling of volunteers. Mobile Clinic Vehicles: Ensure assigned vehicle is stocked and ready for clinics, regardless of specific clinic or staff assignment.Secure and clean vehicle post clinic, with driver ensure vehicle is ready for travel and the next clinic. Ensure that mandatory pre and post checks of clinic vehicle are performed each clinic day, entering all information in Fleetio app.Comply with all parking, driving, and storage requirements. Drive to and from clinic locations if trained and able/willing to do so. Work with Fleet Manager to troubleshoot vehicle issues. Administrative Responsibilities:Maintain or ensure accurate records for daily clinic operations, including patient registration health histories, consent (ROI), treatment coding, volunteer hours, and patient demographic data. Confirm requests for mobile dental clinics in conjunction with Program Manager and Clinic Scheduler. Enter or ensure that all assigned clinics are entered into SignUp Genius (or other volunteer scheduling app) accurately, as far in advance as possible and with as much information as possible. Ensure clinic scheduling calendar, Outlook calendar, and CRM are regularly updated.Report to scheduler and close each clinic in CRM, with all required fields, by end of clinic day. Maintain accurate records of daily clinic operations and patient encounters. Utilize Outlook calendar to communicate weekly schedule, work locations, admin days, PTO, etc. Ensure on-board inventory of supplies and is adequate for one week of testing and notify appropriate team members of any supplies, equipment or repairs needed.Report accidents and incidents immediately. OTHER DUTIES: Attendance at team meetings as required. Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Be a positive representative of the Mobile Dental program at all times.Utilize volunteers whenever possible.Additional duties as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 10/31/2020


Volunteer Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

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

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

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

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