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UPDATED: July 19, 2017

Program Manager
Agency: Coalition of Local Health Officials (CLHO)
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Coalition of Local Health Officials (CLHO) is a statewide membership-based non-profit organization representing the collective interests of the 34 local health departments across the state. The purpose of the Coalition is to advocate for effective and improved public policies, programs and financing of local public health programs in Oregon. This is accomplished by working on policies that will improve the public’s health, promote public funding in public health infrastructure, promote and message public health programs and work to improve the knowledge and skills in the local public health workforce and leadership. CLHO is a small two-person organization that serves all 34 local public health departments in Oregon through policy development, advocacy, and workforce development. Located in NE Portland, CLHO works with academic, public and private partners to foster a collaborative public health environment across the state.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Coalition of Local Health Officials is seeking to hire a Program Manager capable of working on diverse projects with a wide-range of duties and responsibilities, primarily focused on grant support, policy, workforce development and communications.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: August 11, 2017 at 5pm

 

Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (position # IRC60399)
Job Type: Full time
Agency: OHSU/ORPRN
Department: Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) was established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. ORPRN is dedicated to improving the health of rural Oregonians by promoting knowledge transfer between communities and clinicians. ORPRN facilitates a broad variety of clinical health care research, quality improvement projects, and practice transformation efforts in rural Oregon through the work of the Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator (PERC). ORPRN is accepting applications for a PERC to work 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 & 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, 156 practices are participating. The PERC will travel to practices to provide technical assistance. PERCs are located regionally around the state. Travel around the northern portion of Oregon approximately 50% time. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The Research Associate will have several responsibilities that include: Conduct research with clinics and communities Recruit and consent participants; collect, organize and submit data; monitor site data quality. Participate in project planning and grant support to prepare for recruitment and implementation. Collect data using qualitative methods (e.g., focus groups, patient interviews) and quantitative methods (e.g., survey collection, chart audits). Participate in dissemination activities, including literature reviews for manuscripts and poster or workshop presentations at professional conferences. Execute small-scale projects, including protocol development, database creation, and evaluation planning. Build quality improvement infrastructure with regional clinics Engage inter-professional clinic teams in practice transformation: Implement use of QI skills, tools and systems; participate in team QI meetings; share tools between clinic teams or health systems. Present practice facilitation tools and strategies at professional venues, such as technical assistance learning networks and practice-based research network conferences. Teach quality improvement tools and strategies to PERCs and the practice facilitation community; participate in facilitation networks across the state, seeking opportunities for collaboration; and contribute to curriculum development and planning. Participate in practice transformation learning collaboratives, including support and evaluation of technical assistance bank requests. Community Engagement Foster relationships with community organizations to bridge project work, reporting local needs, identifying topics or issues for future research, building list of contacts, and developing trust across the community. Serve as primary regional liaison, representing ORPRN with OHSU, regional health systems, critical access hospitals, CCOs, and community health improvement organizations. Become familiar with community-specific data and context. Share data and context with ORPRN team at least once per year at bi-weekly staff meeting. Complete 2-3 community engagement activities annually, such as attending listening sessions, connecting with independent physician associations, and refining reports of community-specific data. Grant support Support grant writing through literature searches, collecting letters of support, creating supporting documents, and drafting sections; and interface with OHSU contracting departments. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 31, 2017

 

WIC Compliance Coordinator - OHA17-0340
Agency: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Women, Infants and Children's (WIC) program, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: You will coordinate program-wide compliance/program integrity activities for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. You will be responsible for ensuring the Oregon WIC program meets all USDA and State of Oregon requirements concerning program abuse and/or violations. You will analyze situations, prepare and conduct investigations of reported violations, monitor data, and determine sanctions based on evidence. You will analyze USDA regulations, statutes, state administrative rules and Oregon Revised Statutes and apply these to potential program abuse situations. You will also provide technical assistance and training to local agency staff as well as recommend change proposals for the state program in regards to the program's rules, policies, and procedures in an effort to continuously improve abilities to prevent and detect misuse of the WIC program. You will collaborate with government and public entities when necessary in order to preserve program integrity. You will work independently and with others to interpret and apply regulations and impose sanctions based on identified violations. You will also coordinate the work of the WIC investigators. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: August 2, 2017

 

OVERS Business Analyst (Program Analyst 2)
Agency: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The OVERS Business Analyst serves as agency representative along with the business lead to the vendor. This position acts as the OVERS internal program analyst to ensure that the internal staff understand the program and business requirements of the OVERS, conducts program analysis to continue to develop OVERS for external stakeholders and internal and external users and assists in the prioritization and development of additional functionality. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: July 30, 2017

 

Microbiologist 2 (Newborn Screening Scientist)
Agency: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Position Description: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), Public Health Laboratory which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Hillsboro (3150 NW 229th Avenue Suite 100). This position is classified and represented by a union.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Newborn Screening Program performs testing to detect genetic errors in body chemistry in newborn babies, including: PKU, sickle cell disease, congenital hypothyroidism, biotinidase deficiency, galactosemia, maple syrup urine disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, urea cycle defects, fatty acid oxidation disorders, organic acidemias and cystic fibrosis. The unit (which operates the Northwest Regional Newborn Screening Program) is a regional screening laboratory providing testing and follow-up services for all infants born in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, the Marshall Islands, The Navajo Nation, birthing centers on Guam and Saipan, and various military facilities worldwide. In Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority has the statutory responsibility to screen all infants born in the state. The purpose is to provide timely detection and follow-up of genetic disorders that may lead to mental and/or physical impairment or death. This position is involved in the daily testing and reporting processes in the laboratory, performing a variety of tests on dried blood spot specimens from newborn infants. The person in the position follows established laboratory policies and procedures to assure timely and appropriate identification of presumptive positive newborn screening samples to optimize the early diagnosis and treatment of children affected with genetic errors in body chemistry. This position is crucial to the fulfillment of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory's statutory responsibility to perform testing on all infants born in the State of Oregon. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: July 26, 2017

 

Fiscal Analyst 2
Agency: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This employment opportunity is with the Public Health Division (PHD), Adolescent, Genetics and Reproductive Health (AGRH) section, which is part of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There is one full-time, permanent position located in Portland (800 NE Oregon Street). This position is classified and represented by a union. The Adolescent, Genetic and Reproductive Health (ARCG) Section of the State of Oregon Public Health Division promotes health, well-being and quality of life for all Oregonians. Through the development and use of evidence-based policies, tools, educational resources, programs and clinical preventive services we support the health and development of adolescents, and sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan. We also support populations impacted by or at risk from genetic conditions.
Duties & Responsibilities: The Fiscal Analyst coordinates financial and contractual duties of the AGRH section, as well as provides financial systems design, development, implementation, and maintenance. In addition, this position delivers technical consultation and guidance to a wide variety of staff, local agencies, local health departments, health care providers, grantees and contractors in support of grant and contract awards, monitoring, and negotiation. This position functions as a liaison to supervisory, management and contract administration staff as well as Public Health Fiscal Services. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: July 27, 2017

 

Metrics Coordinator
Job Type: Full time; limited duration (8 Months)
Agency: Umatilla County
Department: Public Health
Location: Pendleton, OR
Position Description: Umatilla County emphasizes an employee-oriented and citizen-centric culture, focused on high quality, continuous improvement and high performance. The overarching goal of the metrics coordinator is to work collaboratively with health care providers throughout the county to improve the quality (accuracy, completeness, timeliness, coverage) of data reported with respect to specified EOCCO incentive metrics in Umatilla County.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Suicide Prevention Alliance Liaison
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP)
Location: Salem, OR
Position Description: The Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP) is seeking applicants for a full time coordinator to manage all aspects of the Alliance to Prevent Suicide*, funded by the Oregon Health Authority, and to serve as a liaison to Community Mental Health Programs and community stakeholders who are implementing suicide prevention and
postvention activities.
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Providing meeting logistics, materials, facilitation and minutes for quarterly Alliance meetings and supporting Alliance committee work.
  • Coordinating with Local Mental Health Authorities/Community Mental Health Programs and community stakeholder groups by promoting and managing prevention, intervention and Postvention programs and trainings.
  • Developing and updating a Strategic Action Plan, including collaboration with researchers and program evaluators to assess suicide prevention, intervention and postvention outcomes, coordinating and monitoring activities of the Alliance, managing and reporting progress, and developing/monitoring communication and marketing strategies. 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: August 21, 2017

 

Deputy State Epidemiologists
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority Public Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Deputy State Epidemiologist ¿ Portland, OR OHA17-0331 Are you an experienced Public Health Physician with expertise in Epidemiology? What You Will Be Doing: As the Deputy State Epidemiologist, you will serve as the subject matter expert, providing epidemiologic expertise and oversight throughout the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority, with emphasis in the Center for Prevention and Health Promotion and the Center for Protection. This position resides in the Office of the State Public Health Director and focuses primarily on injury and disease prevention, health promotion, and communicable disease control. What's In It For You: You will find this to be a very rewarding career in Public Health that allows your expertise to impact the health of millions of Oregonians. We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits, as well as paid sick leave, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year. If you are a physician and have a passion for Public Health and epidemiology, please apply today!
Duties & Responsibilities: Requirements: Must meet or be eligible to meet the State of Oregon licensing requirements for a medical doctor at the time of hire and obtain State of Oregon licensure within six months of hire; AND Must have advanced training in epidemiology. Applications received after that time may not receive consideration. For additional information please contact Cyndi Phipps-Roman at (503) 945-6377.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: This position is open until filled with the first review of applications July 24, 2017. 

 

Maternal and Child Health Administrative Assistant
Job Type: Full time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority Public Health
Department: Center for Health Prevention and Health Promotion
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Maternal and Child Health Administrative Specialist ¿ Portland, OR Oregon Health Authority ¿ Public Health Division OHA17-0334 Are you an experienced Administrative Specialist who is passionate about working for an agency that supports the health and wellness of women and children? If this opportunity sounds exciting to you, please read on. What You Will Be Doing As the Maternal and Child Health Administrative Specialist, you will provide support to program managers and the management team of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) section by coordinating conferences, meetings, training sessions and travel; managing multiple calendars; assisting with data development and systems; and supporting policies and procedures as well as other administrative tasks required for smooth, efficient operations MCH section. What¿s In It For You You will find working in the field of Public Health to be very rewarding as you support programs that impact the health of millions of Oregonians. We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits, as well as paid sick leave, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year. If you are a physician and have a passion for Public Health and epidemiology, please apply today!
Duties & Responsibilities: Requirements Three years of clerical/secretarial experience which includes two years at a full performance level performing typing, word processing, or other generation of documents and lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures. Courses or training in Office Occupations or Office Technology may be substituted for up to one year of the clerical/secretarial experience. No substitution will be made for the two years at the full performance level. For additional information please contact Cyndi Phipps-Roman at (503) 945-6377.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: July 31, 2017

 

Healthy Start Program Manager
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon
Location: Office in Medford. Frequent travel to Josephine and Douglas Counties.
Position Description: Healthy Start is a National Program, funded by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCHB). Its purpose is to reduce disparities in infant mortality, reduce adverse perinatal health outcomes, and improve a broad array of perinatal health indicators, including birthweight, entry to prenatal care, and number of births to adolescents. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon contracts with Josephine County Public Health, Siskiyou Community Health Center, and United Community Action Network (UCAN) to provide outreach, case management, and service coordination to women residing in Josephine and Douglas counties. Healthy Start also aims to drive collective impact and systems change at the regional level, through coordination, integration, and mutually reinforcing activities among health, social services, and other providers and key leaders in the community.
Duties & Responsibilities: As Healthy Start Program Manager, you will assume the day-to-day responsibility for the management and implementation of Healthy Start of Southern Oregon in Josephine and Douglas Counties. You will also play a key coordinating role in developing and supporting Collective Impact activities in Southern Oregon. You will conduct regular site visits to Healthy Start sites, to provide support, assistance, training, and to monitor progress. You will coordinate on-going training activities to ensure that Healthy Start field staff are adequately trained, and provide support and assistance to sites during transitional periods. You will work closely with program sites and the Program’s Data Analyst to ensure the accuracy and reliability of program data, and to support program staff in using the National Healthy Start Data Base. You will serve as liaison between the federal project and the local community, and keep abreast of all program requirements. You will serve on the leadership team of Douglas and Josephine County’s Perinatal Task Forces, and help to engage key stakeholders in collective impact activities related to perinatal health and health disparities. You will have a strong commitment to and experience with Maternal and Child Health issues.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  
Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

Health Promotion Specialist
Job Type: Health Promotion
Agency: University of Oregon
Department: University Health Center
Location: Eugene, OR
Position Description: Health Promotion Specialist ¿ The University of Oregon Health Center (UHC) invites applications for a Health Promotion Specialist. The UHC is a nationally accredited (AAAHC) outpatient clinic providing primary care to students. The Health Promotion Specialist provides the direction and oversight for prevention and wellness education in the wellness center located in the Erb Memorial Union. The Health Promotion Specialist will utilize a public health approach to create, provide, and coordinate wellness and health promotion, prevention programs and services with a focus on stress reduction. Competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental, employer paid retirement, tuition benefits, and sick and vacation leave. The finalist for this position is required to complete a criminal background check which includes screening of Medicaid and Medicare Exclusion lists. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Position Summary The Health Promotion Specialist is a staff member in the Health Promotion Department in the University Health Center (UHC) at the University of Oregon. The Health Promotion Department serves as the coordinator for the primary prevention efforts of the UHC with the goal of improving health outcomes for our students and to create a healthy environment. This is accomplished by providing universal, selective, and indicated prevention services for students in support of the overall mission of the University. The Health Promotion Specialist provides the direction and oversight for prevention and wellness education in the wellness center located in the Erb Memorial Union. The wellness center is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment focused on providing students resources and programming on health with the emphasis on stress management. This is accomplished in collaboration with students, faculty, staff and community partners. Campus partners include, but are not limited to, the Recreation Center, University Counseling and Testing Center, Housing, and the Outdoor Program. This position, in conjunction with the Health Promotion Department and our campus partners, provides the leadership and is responsible for the overall strategic and operational planning of the wellness center facility, programs, and services. This includes assisting with marketing and communication of services and programs. This position is responsible for the recruitment, education, supervision, and training of student peer educators, interns and/or student workers including organizing the staffing needed to accomplish the goals of the wellness center. The Health Promotion Specialist will utilize a public health approach to create, provide, and coordinate wellness and health promotion, prevention programs and services with a focus on stress reduction. The Health Promotion Specialist will incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into health promotion and prevention services. This will be carried out in concert with the overall strategic direction of the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, UHC and in partnership with stakeholders. Research, theories, and evidence based practices will support programming. The Health Promotion Specialist will attend professional conferences; write reports and proposals and other related functions as assigned.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.    
Closing Date: Application Review Begins June 27, 2017; position open until filled

 

Project Director - CASA and Campus Suicide Prevention
Agency: Western Oregon University
Department: The Research Institute
Location: Monmouth, OR
Position Description: The Research Institute (TRI) at Western Oregon University is seeking a Project Director for the Western Oregon University (WOU) CASA and Suicide Prevention Grant. The appointment is renewed through an annual Notice of Appointment, dependent upon satisfactory job performance, continuing project needs, and/or available funding. TRI is a unique organization whose mission is to inform and facilitate change in educational and human service systems. 
Duties & Responsibilities:

WOU CASA Grant (.50 FTE)

  • Oversee the Coordinated Community Response Team
  • Monitor grant budget, travel expenditures and purchasing
  • Provide the evaluation (data collection, analysis and reporting)
  • Prepare biannual reports
  • Oversight and coordination of all project activities
  • Develop and organize trainings on-campus and off-campus
  • Attend community based committees
  • Effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals and groups both on- and off-campus
  • Provide service to TRI and WOU by serving on TRI/WOU committees, task forces, and other groups

Suicide Prevention Grant (.50FTE)

  • Provide leadership for the Suicide Prevention Taskforce; oversee the Suicide Prevention Taskforce committees; attend Suicide Prevention Taskforce meetings
  • Work collaboratively with campus and community colleagues
  • Monitor budgets and financial summaries
  • Recruit, hire and supervise 2 student employees
  • Coordinate marketing and communications
  • Provide oversight of website development
  • Organize Gatekeeper and Cultural Competency trainings
  • Data collection and evaluation of the Suicide Prevention Grant 

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
Closing Date: Review begins 6/12/17. 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

 

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
Job Type: On call, part time and full time
Agency: Bridgeway Recovery Services
Department: Medically Managed Withdrawal clinic
Location: Salem Marion/Polk County
Position Description: Our mission of helping people in our community who struggle with the symptoms of addiction to drugs, alcohol, problem gambling, and/or psychiatric illness only happens when we create an agency culture of community, mutual respect, encouragement, and desire to see each employee grow and excel. If this sounds like an environment for you, come join our team! Bridgeway Recovery Services is currently seeking qualified Licensed Practical Nurses to join our growing medically managed withdrawal team! Qualifications: Requires a current, valid and unencumbered practical nursing license (LPN) in the state of Oregon at the time of appointment Requires at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience.
Duties & Responsibilities: Our LPNs provide exceptional nursing care to our clients, with a focus on the provision of direct care that promotes health, prevents disease, and treats the individual.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.   
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.