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UPDATED: May 22, 2018

 

Nurse Staffing Policy Analyst
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division
Department: Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: JOB CODE: OHA18-0475 SALARY: $4,765.00 - $6,977.00 Monthly. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement (HCRQI) Program, Health Facility Licensing and Certification (HFLC) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Nurse Staffing Policy Analyst to provide consultation and advice to managers and executives in the Health Facility Licensing and Certification program regarding administration, management, and policy aspects of Oregon's hospital nurse staffing laws. HFLC is responsible for regulating certain types of non-long term care health care facilities and agencies. To ensure that regulated health care facilities comply with all applicable federal and state requirements, HFLC's Survey and Certification team conducts routine federal Medicare certification surveys and state licensure surveys as well as state and federal complaint investigations. What will you do? As Nurse Staffing Policy Analyst, you will manage and facilitate the Nurse Staffing Advisory Board (NSAB), participate in program management team meetings and provide relevant updates concerning trends, issues, and concerns identified by the NSAB. You will participate in hospital nurse staffing committee meetings, provide mediation if the hospital nurse staffing committee cannot reach an agreement on a staffing plan and ensure the Nurse Staffing Report web page is up-to-date including audit and investigation reports. In addition, you will track the imposition of any civil penalties or suspension or revocation of license due to nurse staffing violations. As Nurse Staffing Policy Analyst, you will initiate, manage and perform studies that evaluate agency policy and performance, and monitor the consequences of significant changes and the effect of pending legislation or rule amendments. You will also design and oversee collection of data for relevant surveys, analyze data, evaluate findings and recommend appropriate changes to agency policies. What's in it for you? You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to improve the services of non-long term care facilities and agencies. Do you have nursing and legal experience as well as project management experience? Have you worked with compliance and regulation? If so, we want to connect with you! We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you possess the experience we are seeking, don’t delay, apply today!
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 05/28/2018

 

CAREAssist Case Worker (Program Analyst 1) - 2 positions
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: JOB CODE: OHA18-0465 SALARY: $3,431.00 - $4,996.00 Monthly The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), HIV, STD and TB Section is recruiting for two CAREAssist Case Workers to provide technical assistance to individuals and/or health professionals to allow persons living with HIV access medical care and treatment resources. The goal is to educate Oregonians about the impact of HIV, STD and TB infections; to assist in the development of local and national public policy related to the prevention and care of these infections; and to coordinate with and inform other agencies of the services available to persons affected by these diseases.
Duties & Responsibilities: What will you do? As the CAREAssist Case Worker, you will provide technical assistance to individuals and/or health professionals to allow persons living with HIV access to medical care and treatment resources. In addition, you will provide individualized client level care coordination services and other assistance to maintain access to medical care and HIV treatment through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which includes the provision of benefits counseling and direct assistance with applications for public and private insurance and other financial assistance programs. What's in it for you? You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to improve the health of HIV+ Oregon residents. Do you have experience in case management? Do you have experience determining program eligibility and facilitating access to services and benefits? Have you worked with vulnerable populations? If you are an experienced case manager, don't delay, apply today!
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 05/28/2018

 

Community Engagement Coordinator
Agency: 211Info
Location: Linn/Benton/Lincoln Counties
Position Description: 211info is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator to build partnerships with health and social service providers in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties to improve the social determinants of health. The core responsibilities of the position are to build relationships with nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations in the service area; engage consumers and communities to improve health and human service systems, with a focus on equity and improving the conditions where people live, learn, work and play; and to represent 211info at meetings and conduct presentations. The position is 20-32 hours per week, depending on funding availability. Applicants should have 1-3 years' experience in outreach and demonstrate deep knowledge of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln communities, including culture, housing, health, early learning, and social service networks. The best candidates will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and strong commitment to equity within service delivery systems. Strong public speaking skills are necessary, and the Coordinator must have a reliable car and auto insurance and the ability to travel frequently. The position pays $20.42 an hour plus mileage. A monthly health insurance stipend and other benefits are provided when hours are at 30 or more per week. The Coordinator will work remotely and have office space at the Early Learning Hub at Linn Benton Community College. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/01/2018

 

Program Manager
Agency: Providence St Joseph Health
Department: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Providence Center of Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) is a non-profit research laboratory committed to improving community health. We use surveys, interviews, social network analysis, and mapping techniques to find opportunities to do healthcare better. At CORE, we believe that health care policy founded on the latest and best research can improve the prognosis for our entire community. This role supports a large complex portfolio of evaluations that will be conducted both by CORE and by external evaluation partners, spanning regions across the state. This individual will need to be comfortable handling a large amount of internal and external stakeholders and is accountable to developing those business relationships. The person in this role will also be responsible for ensuring that the initiative’s goals are being achieved and helping to translate our data and evaluation work to an array of audiences. Backgrounds in program management, research, evaluation, place-based health, and/or equity will be valuable.
Duties & Responsibilities: Support the growth of the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE). Be responsible for strategic development planning; program development and implementation; oversight of proposal, contract, and partnership development; and development of new strategic relationships for CORE.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/15/2018

 

Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator
Agency: Oregon Health and Science University
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC) will work within the department of the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) on the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative. CPC+ is a 5-year national advanced primary care medical home model funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services that aims to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. CPC+ includes two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements and payment options. The care delivery redesign supports practices to build infrastructure to deliver better care to their patient population. In Oregon, 153 practices are participating.
Duties & Responsibilities: • Conducting research with clinics and communities • Building quality improvement infrastructure with regional clinics • Community Engagement • Grant support • Providing technical assistance to CPC+ practices via phone, email, virtual meetings, in-person visits, and conferences • Supporting a multi-site, clinic-based trial to identify patients with unrecognized COPD symptoms (COPD is an underdiagnosed disease due in part to the reliance on and inconsistent use of spirometry in primary care) • Testing a noninvasive screening tool and spirometry on patients within the clinic setting • Approximately 40% of time will involve travel to practices across Oregon to provide in-person CPC+ technical assistance and support the COPD study
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/29/2018

 

Bilingual Community Health Nurse 2
Agency: Lane County Public Health
Department: Maternal Child Health
Location: Eugene, OR
Position Description: This position will work in the Public Health Maternal & Child Health home visiting program. This program delivers case management, education, and support for low income, at risk, pregnant women and young children who meet the qualifications for enrollment in Maternity Case Management, Babies First, CaCoon and other home visiting programs. One of the essential functions of this position is to travel within Lane County (occasionally outside Lane County) to complete scheduled home visit appointments in a timely manner.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 07/01/2018

 

Research Associate
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 Research Associate. 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 Research Associate supports OCCYSHN assessment and evaluation. This includes ongoing, population-based surveillance of Oregon’s children and youth with special health needs, and program evaluation of OCCYSHN interventions. Duties include: • Support large assessment and evaluation projects. • Lead inferential quantitative analyses using national and state datasets. • Create, maintain, and analyze complex data files using primary and secondary data sources. • Participate in or lead qualitative analyses. • Contribute to presentation and publication of assessment and evaluation results. • Lead small evaluation projects. • Liaise with partner organizations on assessment and evaluation efforts. • Coordinate Oregon’s participation in a multi-state learning collaborative project (through 2021) focused on children with medical complexity. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 07/31/2018

 

Nursing Supervisor
Job Type: Part Time
Agency: Umatilla County
Department: Public Health
Location: Pendleton, OR
Position Description: This position is responsible for using principles of supervision, reflective practice, and staff development to provide primary support and appropriate oversight to clinic programs ensuring a trauma informed, strengths-based, client-centered culture. The Public Health Nursing Supervisor’s responsibilities include direct support and oversight of work performed by Public Health Nursing team.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

PHN Communicable Disease Nurse
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Umatilla County
Department: Public Health
Location: Pendleton, OR
Position Description: Work to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents through prevention, education and the provision of direct home or office services in the areas of immunization, family planning, communicable disease investigation, sexually transmitted disease clinics, HIV testing, counseling, and follow-up, pregnancy screening and prenatal education, general health education and referral.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

Pharmacy/Client Services Administrative Assistant
Agency: HIV Alliance
Department: Pharmacy/Client Services
Location: Eugene, OR
Position Description: The position assists the pharmacy team in maintaining client records, data entry, and scheduling of appointments, administration of tele-health equipment and general program coordination. This position communicates directly with clients to enroll, schedule and graduate them from the program. This position is also responsible for completing daily tasks assigned by managers, keeping ongoing assignments updated, and recognizing the need for further assistance in the Client Services Program.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Receive and respond to referral requests
  • Maintain up-to-date HIV knowledge; provide HIV education to clients
  • Compile, mail and track client enrollment paperwork
  • Obtain Authorization for Release of Information between HIVA and Medical Provider
  • Track tablets, receive, store, issue and keep tracking tool updated
  • Maintain gmail accounts and passwords using tracking spreadsheet 
  • Manage client files
  • Schedule visits with pharmacist -Assist pharmacist in data entry
  • Maintain spreadsheets to track CD4/VL, # of pharmacy visits
  • Issue and track the Satisfaction Pre/Post Questionnaire and Knowledge Quiz
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate client records
  • Participate in required training
  • Report issues with equipment to HIV Alliance
  • Participate in necessary meetings
  • Assisting with client support groups as needed -Maintain up to date brochures
  • Completing and dispatching large mailings to clients regarding events, gatherings, general information, etc.
  • Comply with all applicable standards, guidelines, laws & administrative rules
  • Other duties as defined by Director and Ryan White Principles and 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

 

 

Community Organizer
Agency: Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety Foundation
Location: Oregon Central Coast (Rogue Valley position filled)
Position Description: The Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety Foundation is a statewide organization dedicated to educating leaders and the general public on the causes of and solutions to gun violence in Oregon. Our work includes illuminating the impact of gun violence on our communities, developing state-specific research on gun violence, and fostering discussion intended to identify shared priorities that address gun violence. The Alliance is currently engaging in community outreach and engagement to identify strategies to reduce Oregon's high rate of gun suicide. Oregon¿s gun suicide rate has increased markedly in recent years, and the Alliance is committed to working in local communities to explore opportunities to reduce gun suicides and encourage gun safety. In the current stage of the program, two organizers will be contracted to engage communities affected by gun violence on the Oregon Coast and in the Rogue Valley. Contractors will conduct outreach to stakeholders and leaders to identify existing local suicide prevention efforts and potential partners for community engagement with the Alliance. In addition, contractors will look for opportunities to activate potential gun violence prevention advocates in these communities. The objective of this stage is to build the groundwork for a broader community engagement and dialogue program over the subsequent year. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Contractor Qualifications/Expectations:

  • The Alliance is seeking individuals or firms with organizing experience on the Oregon Coast.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who show a record of engaging with diverse constituencies and populations.
  • Knowledge of gun violence and public health policy preferred, but not required.
  • Contractor will be expected to work 20-25 hours/week and submit weekly reports of activities.
  • Contractor must have own vehicle and valid Oregon driver license and expect significant travel. Expenses will be reimbursed.

Selection Process: Interested contractors should submit a 1-2 page letter outlining their qualifications, relevant experience, and interest in the project, as well as a resume, CV, or background on your firm. Please submit to jweigler@hilltoppublicsolutions.com
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Medical Technologist
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: THIS WORK MATTERS! The Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a Medical Technologist. The Health Department's highly complex clinical (CLIA) laboratory supports the department's Medical, School-based and Corrections clinics, and Communicable Disease/Environmental Health Programs. The Medical Technologist (MT) is a full time professional position. The MT independently performs complex, moderate and waived laboratory testing on human specimens used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities are primarily in the areas of Hematology, Parasitology and Microbiology. The position requires the candidate be comfortable with testing pathogenic agents in the event of natural or man-made disaster. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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

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

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

 

Clinical Psychologist
Job Type: Full Time Regular
Agency: Multnomah County Health Department
Department: Primary Care
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Primary care behavioral health is the care that results from a practice team of primary care and behavioral health providers, working together with patients and families, using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care for a defined population. This care may address mental health and substance abuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical illnesses), life stressors and crises, stress-related physical symptoms and ineffective patterns of health care utilization (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2013). 
Duties & Responsibilities: As the Primary Care Behavioral Health Provider you will:

  • Provide evidence-based behavioral health services to a population of primary care patients
  • Function as a clinical member of the primary care home team
  • Act as the primary care team's behavioral health expert and provide effective professional consultation
  • Improve population health outcomes by ensuring patients of all ages have access to behavioral health expertise as a usual part of primary care
  • Provide biopsychosocial assessment and evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients of all ages with mental health concerns and health compromising behaviors
  • Identify the need for and support patient referrals and care management needs
  • As the Primary Care Behavioral Health Provider, additionally you may support:
    • Program development and program evaluation studies Grant conceptualization and scholarly publications
    • Clinical consultation to other behavioral health team members
    • Clinical supervision for psychologist residents and interns
    • Lead provider grand rounds and other internal clinical trainings
    • On-going development of posters, patient education, and other marketing materials using current evidence

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: tracy.candela@state.or.us 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.