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UPDATED: JUNE 25, 2022

Job openings are listed in order of close date.

Environmental Health Supervisor

Job Type:
Full Time

Agency:
Lane County Government

Department:
Health & Human Services

Location:
151 W 7th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401

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 of food establishments, hotels, motels, pools, spas, small drinking water systems, and other licensed and non-licensed facilities. 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 is expanding to include climate justice initiatives, including increased involvement in transportation and land use planning, policy development, and community empowerment. This position frequently interacts with small and large business owners and entrepreneurs. Successful candidates will have an ability to work effectively with business leaders, while also recognizing and attending to the role of local governments in ensuring equitable enforcement of health regulations and advancing environmental justice policy and practices.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 fifteen (15); oversees the $4.5 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. About this DivisionThe Environmental Health Section 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.

Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm*This is a non-represented position*

Duties & Responsibilities:
Training:

Bachelor's Degree in a related field

Preferred: Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH); Masters of Science degree in Public Health (MSPH); Master’s degree in Planning Public Policy and Management; or a Master’s degree in Public Administration or related field, or equivalent years of work experience in a position related to environmental health or climate justice. Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification within one year of hire.

Experience:

Four years of professional experience directly related to area assigned, including lead or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Link to position description:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lanecountyor/jobs/3553791/environmental-health-supervisor?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Closing Date:
06/27/2022

Community Health Nurse 2 - Family Child Health

Job Type:
Home Visiting Nurse

Agency:
Lincoln County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Newport, OR Lincoln County

Position Description:
Your job in the department is to . . . Work in a community setting, providing quality nursing care in Public Health’s General Field program, this includes Babies First, CaCoon and Family Connects. Your job also involves . . .Responsibility for the health of pregnant and postpartum mothers and their babies in Lincoln County through home visiting services. The nurse will use the standards of practice for community health nurses and assigned program models as guidelines to practice.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Please see website posting for more details and to apply.

View full job details here 

Closing Date:
06/30/2022

Research Analyst, Reproductive Health (Research Analyst 3)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division, Reproductive Health Program

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Adolescent, Genetic and Reproductive Health (AGRH) Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Research Analyst to coordinate and implement data analysis projects to support the provision of high quality, equitable reproductive health services. The Oregon Reproductive Health Program works with 150 clinics throughout the state to offer free or low-cost reproductive health services and birth control. Salary Range: $4,331 - $6,645

Duties & Responsibilities:
As a Research Analyst, you will work independently and with a collaborative team to support the provision of high-quality, patient-centered reproductive health services within the program’s clinic network. The person in this role will perform the following duties:•Plan, design, and implement data analysis projects that assess quality of care and health equity within the Reproductive Health Program’s clinic network.•Collaborate with other research analysts and program staff to interpret data using an equity lens, identify quality improvement strategies and monitor progress towards goals. •Conduct monthly claims processing activities and work with fiscal staff to ensure accurate reimbursement for clinical services. •Establish and conduct data quality assurance procedures. •Work with data system vendor to make system modifications and improvements.•Provide technical assistance to clinic staff in understanding data and billing requirements for the RH Program.

Link to position description:
https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/details/Research-Analyst--Reproductive-Health--Research-Analyst-3----Limited-Duration--24-months-_REQ-98297

Closing Date:
07/03/2022

EPIC SITE SPECIALIST

Agency:
Cascade AIDS Project

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Learn more about us at www.capnw.org, www.prismhealth.org, and www.ourhouseofportland.org CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. As such, we require on-site staff to wear face masks for the duration of the COVID pandemic. Moreover, CAP is subject to state and federal mandates for COVID vaccinations for all healthcare and related employees. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID 19 at no cost to the employee. CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring an experienced Epic Site Specialist. The Epic Site Specialist is the software expert for the OCHIN Epic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at Prism Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike that provides primary health care and mental health care for the LGBTQ+ community. The Epic Site Specialist will provide immediate end-user support and training to patient care teams and business process teams to facilitate acceptance, integration, and use of Epic and to ensure the maximum performance of the product. The position performs advanced application support, workflow integration, troubleshooting, and consulting on all related systems within OCHIN systems as well as EMR-peripherals. In collaboration with Prism leadership and clinical managers, the Epic Site Specialist coordinates clinical process redesign, system refinement, and implementation of new product updates. This full-time position reports to the Quality Manager. The position supports Prism’s SE Portland location and can be a hybrid of onsite and remote work, depending on the needs of the clinic. This is a non-management, union-represented position.

Duties & Responsibilities:
COMPENSATION: $56,574 annually, exempt

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years’ experience supporting Epic EMR (OCHIN Epic preferred) or other EMR systems.
  • Two years’ experience in a healthcare setting with demonstrated understanding of clinical practice preferred.
  • Associates degree. Bachelor’s degree in health information systems or related discipline preferred.
  • Experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and a strong understanding of issues relevant to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), gay/bi/trans men, and the LBGTQ+ community and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical conversations for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve.
  • Strong clinical workflow understanding.
  • Background and understanding of the medical record/EMR flow
  • Understanding of database fundamentals/architecture.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences both in presentation format or one-one-training.
  • Proficiency with basic word processing and presentation applications (Microsoft office suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Assist with the setup and quality testing of Epic-integrated medical equipment.
  • Troubleshoot any equipment performance issues as it pertains to integration with the EMR to ensure optimal performance.
  • Organizational skills, including time management, scheduling, and flexibility, while maintaining professionalism and quality focus.
  • Active listener who is interested in being part of a collaborative and patient-centered team.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the protection of patient information as stipulated under the Heath Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Must be able to maintain individuals’ confidentiality.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working knowledge of a clinician’s scope of practice (e.g., Nurse Practitioner versus Medical Assistant)Knowledge of medical clinic operations
  • Epic software certificationICD-9/ICD-10 coding systems preferred
  • Experience with vendor management or vendor collaboration preferred.
  • Flexible, adaptable and resourceful, with a willingness and ability to self-teach and learn quickly.
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. From Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.

HIPAA Certification Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Link to position description:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?clientkey=DB9E831C38D9AC2CC60021C80714421C&job=75142

Closing Date:
07/04/2022

Clinical Medicare Member Liaison - Behavioral Health

Job Type:
Behavioral Health - MSW

Agency:
CareOregon

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
For immediate consideration, please submit your application directly to the posting by visiting www.careoregon.org/careers and searching for Clinical Medicare Member Liaison - Behavioral Health (20547) in our careers portal. If you have any difficulty submitting your resume through the online process, please let us know by emailing [email protected] Medicare Member Clinical Liaison works independently and cross-functionally with a team of clinical, customer service, and grievance professionals to provide members with opportunities to improve self-management abilities, health outcomes, and satisfaction with health care.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Medicare Member Clinical Liaison works independently and cross-functionally with a team of clinical, customer service, and grievance professionals to provide members with opportunities to improve self-management abilities, health outcomes, and satisfaction with health care. This position performs a variety of key services such as intensive case management for both physical or behavioral care, short-term problem solving, referrals to community resources and specialty providers and health literacy education. Also, this position has specialized training in Evidence Based Practices providing behavioral changes, de-escalation techniques, as well as experience working with diverse populations that have experienced obstacles and barriers associated with marginalization either in mental health or physical health systems. With the knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and the skills of Motivational Interviewing, the Medicare Member Clinical Liaison is responsible for engaging with members whose level of dissatisfaction with their care requires compassionate and focused intervention. This position will focus on care within a Medicare dual-eligible special needs population.Education and/or ExperienceRequired:Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or related clinical fieldMinimum 2 years’ experience in behavioral health, care management, and care coordination and/or social servicesMinimum 2 years’ experience working with escalated cases in customer service or clinical settingPreferred: Experience working with Medicare Special Needs members, utilization of motivational interviewing and trauma informed careSpecialized training in Evidence Based Practices providing behavioral changesExperience working with diverse populations that have experienced obstacles and barriers associated with marginalization either in mental health and/or addictions work

Link to position description:
https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=C0007187026P&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=20547&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&browserTimeZone=America/Los_Angeles&_s.crb=x1BAgeCKUvuizzDB28bmRZAUbMHiAyKM1RR%2bWvN2Ob0%3d

Closing Date:
07/15/2022

Clinic Operations & IT Coordinator

Agency:
Cascade AIDS Project

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a Clinic Operations & IT Coordinator. This position is vital to the operational success of Prism Health in that its core function is to ensure all Prism IT and physical plant systems are working optimally. Under the direction of the Manager of Operations & IT Services (OHOP & Prism) and the Prism Director of Healthcare Operations, this position collaborates on and may provide coordination and oversight of planning, organizing, and directing various aspects of building maintenance and facility management.

This position provides support, updating, and training on existing IT infrastructure, applications, and platforms, and makes recommendations for new IT infrastructure, applications, and platforms that may increase efficiency, safety, revenue, or workforce or patient satisfaction. This position is part of CAP’s Operations & IT Services Department and works closely with that team to maintain the integration of CAP-supported IT systems. This position collaborates with the Manager of Operations & IT Services and the Deputy Director to ensure adherence to protocols and policies regarding operations, information technology, and risk reduction for physical-plant and operational functions for Prism Health. The nature of the work performed requires establishing and maintaining close cooperative working relationships with the Prism Medical Director, Clinic Manager(s), the Director of Healthcare Operations, and members of CAP’s supporting service departments. This individual will work at Prism Location. This is a full-time, exempt 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Manager of Operations & IT Services (OHOP & Prism). Occasional evening and weekend work are required. This is a non-management, union-represented position.

Duties & Responsibilities:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least one year of experience in a health clinic (community health clinic or FQHC preferred) or hospital setting; including experience with medical equipment maintenance activities in a healthcare setting
  • Ability to operate, assemble and disassemble relevant personal computing hardware (e.g., personal computers, software, printers, storage media).Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g., word processing, graphics packages, spreadsheets/databases)Experience working with data and network security technologies
  • Active listener and demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including Operations & IT Services team members and colleagues in other departments
  • Knowledge and understanding of healthcare leadership/management principles and health center safety procedures and practices
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated while performing job requirements
  • Capacity to juggle multiple tasks and priorities; innate problem solver
  • Skilled in effective written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity with healthcare computer infrastructure, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, IT procedures, policies and organization, and HIPAA/HITECH Confidentiality Rules
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing impeccable customer service
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Authentic interest in Cascade AIDS Project’ mission and work
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to: engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical conversations for how CAP can better serve the communities that we serve
PREFERRED (BUT NOT REQUIRED) QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations & Technology Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field
  • Intermediate to advanced software knowledge in Excel, Access, Word, Outlook; and the ability to learn and adequately assist with Prism Health’s Electronic Health Record, billing, and reporting software (EPIC)Ability to use technological tools and business system applications to manage, synthesize, and interpret data relevant to workloads, responsibilities, problem identifications, and resolutions
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, transgender, non-binary, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings

Link to position description:
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?clientkey=DB9E831C38D9AC2CC60021C80714421C&job=72632

Closing Date:
07/18/2022

Public Health AmeriCorps VISTA

Job Type:
Volunteer/national service

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority/AmeriCorps VISTA

Department:

Location:
Statewide

Position Description:
Our team serves in the areas of community wellness programs, behavioral health, chronic disease prevention, COVID-19 response, public health department accreditation, quality improvement processes, health equity, women’s and children’s health, and emergency preparedness. We are a statewide sponsoring organization for approximately 35 AmeriCorps VISTA members. We recruit twice per year for teams starting in April and August every year. Members serving on our team have exposure to statewide and local public health, team building with a large cohort, training and professional development opportunities, plus all the benefits from the federal AmeriCorps VISTA program like health care, child care, an education award, student loan forbearance, and noncompetitive eligibility status for federal jobs.

Duties & Responsibilities:
AmeriCorps VISTA positions lead anti-poverty public health initiatives in their agencies and communities. VISTA positions are capacity building and in a professional office environment, though most positions are remote. Members do community outreach, recruit and manage volunteers, review and write plans, social media, facilitate workgroups, and more.

Link to position description:
http://healthoregon.org/vista 

Closing Date:
07/22/2022

Correctional Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Agency:
Polk County Public Health

Location:
Polk County Jail - Dallas

Position Description:
Performs a variety of nursing duties and medical services directly related to patient care ofinmates in the custody of the Polk County Jail.**Open until Filled**

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Performs professional nursing duties under medical policies and procedures and specific standing orders approved by the jail physician and the Public Health Manager.
  2. Reviews intake screening, performs physical assessments, evaluates inmates who have specified medical problems, places and reads TB tests, and answers requests for medical concerns from inmates. Obtains and records past inmate medical histories.
  3. Provides nursing care to inmates with drug and alcohol addictions, assists in emergency cases and trauma. Orders prescriptions and stock medications, administers medication to inmates in accordance with orders of physicians. Provides appropriate information regarding inmate medicine dosage and schedule to corrections staff. Secures medications in accordance with pharmacy board regulations.
  4. Initiates appropriate medical interventions according to policy and procedure guidelines and nursing protocol
  5. Plans and exchanges information with other community health providers and other community agencies for more effective health care. Explores, develops and uses community resources; promotes community health awareness. Maintains knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system that can be assessed by clients on the local and state level.
  6. Maintains inmate medical records and files. Maintains accurate, legible, and complete records of patient care including chart documentation using SOAP format for all inmate request for medical attentions. Writes nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans, completes other entries to support sufficient and accurate nursing histories.
  7. Monitors and evaluates medical equipment and supplies to ensure that appropriate supplies are available in sufficient quantities, that accurate accounting and secure storage or supplies, including narcotic, needle and syringe counts are maintained.
  8. Collaborates with community health providers, partners and agencies to provide more effective health care delivery to inmates both during and after incarceration. Explores, develops, and utilizes community resources. Promotes community health awareness. Maintains current knowledge of resources within the health care delivery system and the social service system available to inmates.
  9. Consults with registered nurses and other health team members and seeks guidance when needed.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.

Link to position description:
co.polk.or.us

Closing Date:
07/29/2022

School-Based Health Center Nurse Practitioner

Agency:
Columbia Memorial Hospital

Location:
Jewell, Oregon

Position Description:
Part-time position, 15 hours per week, to provide direct patient care to Jewell School District students and staff.

Closing Date:
09/30/2022


Internship Opportunities - Oregon Health Authority

Paid Marketing Internship

Agency:
VOXAPOD®

Location:
Portland, OR / Remote

Position Description:
Help develop on-brand and compelling visual and digital assets to attract our target market, expand impact, convert customers, and increase brand awareness. Including for but not limited to landing pages, website, marketing collateral, digital assets for advertising, social media, press release, email marketing design, and more.

Assist in creating a video/social strategy that educates our customers and broadens our collective impact via Instagram Reels, TikTok, YouTube, and Website. Support and work with the marketing team on campaign efforts as needed to drive engagement and customer acquisition, including online campaigns and events

Provide feedback to the product team on potential areas of improvement, customer insights, and growth opportunities

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requirements*:

  • Must be located in Portland, Oregon
  • Must have access to a computer/wifi and a willingness to learn new apps for project management, communication, etc. (i.e. Asana, Slack)
  • Have a portfolio or work samples demonstrating any creative and/or marketing skills from past projects, internships, or jobs.
  • Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Have entrepreneurial tenacity, a great attitude, eagerness to learn, and willingness to have fun with work that makes a difference
  • Detail and deadline-oriented: you present work that is comprehensive and detail-oriented without being held back by perfectionism and can work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

* If you do not meet all of the requirements, but meet most of them, please apply.

Desired but not required

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Canva Brand development, color theory, and the ability to grasp a brand’s aesthetic and translate that into the assets created for the brand
  • Basic or advanced video filming and editing experience

What we can offer you

  • Remote position with flexible hours to accommodate your schedule and other responsibilities
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing Portland-based startup and work directly with the founder and CEO to receive training, guidance, and mentorship
  • Creative project-based work that will allow you to contribute to an operation that potentially touches thousands of community members
  • An inclusive work environment where your contributions are recognized and appreciated
  • Expand your direct to consumer digital marketing experience and portfolio
  • Future recommendations and referrals for education and job opportunities

Link to position description:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13VSp833KdX33PVvLlZGJTyEJSu5WjlBl_JufauiapLc/edit?usp=sharing

Closing Date:
04/30/2022

The Oregon Public Health Division periodically offers internships in public health, epidemiology, education, project management, policy, communications, and related areas. Internships for academic credit are posted through partnerships with schools, colleges and universities. For more information about internship opportunities at the Public Health Division: