Job & Internship Opportunities

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This online resource is intended for local (Oregon & Washington) public health professional opportunities ONLY. There is no cost to post a job or internship to our website. If you have questions or would like to make changes to your ad, please contact Dana Merrill.

UPDATED: August 20, 2021

Job openings are listed in order of close date.

Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator

Agency:
Washington County

Department:
Health and Human Services

Location:
Hillsboro

Position Description:
The Public Health Division within the Department of Health and Human Services is actively seeking candidates to coordinate our Suicide Prevention program. The position reports to the Health Equity, Planning and Policy Supervisor and will work closely with regional and community partners, as well as Health and Human Services Department staff to support this important work. In this role, you will coordinate suicide prevention efforts and focus on planning and policy decisions to support suicide prevention. You will also work with health systems and their leadership to support the Zero Suicide Initiative in our community, as well as support the regional and national suicide prevention goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and experienced in suicide prevention intervention and education including its best practices. They will also have experience with leading, facilitating, and coordinating advisory committees comprised of health system leaders; experience with coordinating trainings; experience with community education and engagement; strong communication and writing skills; and the ability to independently design and lead projects and program activities.

Closing Date:
08/22/2021

Health Equity Coordinator

Agency:
Clackamas County Public Health Division

Department:
Health, Housing and Human Services

Location:
Oregon City

Position Description:
Clackamas County Public Health Division of Health, Housing and Human Services is seeking a Health Equity Coordinator. The Health Equity Coordinator will be a part of the dynamic Center for Population Health team, and will support the entire public health division in developing and implementing a variety of health equity initiatives, as well as leading various internal and external committees.Primarily the Health Equity Coordinator will coordinate the Public Health Advisory Council’s Health Equity Committee by providing strategic direction and facilitating program and policy recommendations. This council is advisory to the Board of County Commissioners.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position will develop and lead Health Equity programs for Public Health and in conjunction with Public Health and Health, Housing and Human Services leadership and the Office of Equity and Inclusion. This position will assess organizational readiness, develop, implement, and evaluate the division’s activities to address health equity through programs, practices, systems, change, and policy. They will be responsible for leading and facilitating the organizational health equity assessment and annual impact report.

Closing Date:
08/23/2021

Communicable Disease RN II

Agency:
Yamhill County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health Department

Location:
McMinnville

Position Description:
This is a regular full-time position for a Registered Nurse II to perform case investigation, contact tracing, testing, and/or other duties related to investigations, counseling and educational work in the enforcement of public health laws, rules and regulations that govern HIV disease, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases; and to perform related work. It is essential that the nurse in this position work closely with numerous programs and agencies including: Environmental Health, Animal Control, the Public Health State Laboratory, and state epidemiologists. Please see https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/hr for more details.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.  

Closing Date:
08/26/2021

Communicable Disease Investigator

Job Type:
HS Specialist I

Agency:
Yamhill County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health Department

Location:
McMinnville

Position Description:
This is a regular, full-time position for a communicable disease investigator to perform investigations, contact tracing, counseling and educational work in the enforcement of public health laws, rules and regulations that govern HIV disease, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and other communicable diseases, case management, report writing, and other related work as needed/directed.

08/26/2021

Community Health Division Director

Job Type:
Management

Agency:
Jefferson County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Port Townsend

Position Description:
The Community Health Director oversees programs and services including:•Clinical Services: Sexual &Reproductive Health Program and School Based Health Clinics•Chronic Disease Prevention•Infectious Diseases: Immunizations and Syringe Exchange, Communicable Disease Control &Prevention•Family Health: Maternal Child Health Programs, WIC Nutrition Program•Foot Care

Duties & Responsibilities:
Persons in this position are responsible for the administration, planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the Community Health programs, services, and policies of Jefferson County Public Health Department. Work functions are executed in coordination and collaboration with other divisions, agencies, stakeholders, and community partners in Jefferson County. Works with the Health Officer, Board of Health, the CountyAdministrator, and the Public Health Director in the development and management of community health programs and procedures to accomplish local, state, and federal public health goals and policies.Administers, prepares, and tracks: grants, deliverables, fees and budget. Oversees staffing and community based services for numerous Public Health community and clinical services. Has responsibility, and accountability for implementation of Community Health programs. Receives medical input from Health Officer.Plans for Public Health services with community and Jefferson County Public Health team. Defines the mission, objective, and strategies for each program. Serves as member of community groups and boards that meet to address community health needs or changes to health delivery systems within the state.Performs policy development and program design with identified goals. Financial management and resource allocation: responsible for community health budget development, monitoring, tracking, reporting and expenditure approval of the programs. Assure appropriate use of public funds, contractual obligations are met, and the Department and County goals are achieved within available resources.Salary and Benefits:The Community Health Division Director is an executive position, exempt from FLSA. The starting monthly pay rate is typically $6,033.48. The full monthly salary range is $6,033.48 to $8,108.49 depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision coverage; dependents can be covered at additional cost. County employees are covered by the Washington State Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).Successful Candidate:Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Public Health, or related field, or combination of related undergraduate education &experience to equate to a Master’sDegreeAt least three (3) years progressively responsible supervisory public health experience or an equivalent combination of education and experienceHow do I apply:To be considered, please go to www.co.jefferson.wa.us/jobs.aspx to see full job description and apply. Include resume and cover letter expressing your passion for PH and fit for the role. Address letters to: Apple Martine. Open until filled, first review August 30, 2021. ADA/EOE

Closing Date:
08/30/2021

Section Manager, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) - (Principal Executive Manager F)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Portland OR

Position Description:
Salary: $6,751 to $10,442 monthly. Location: Portland, OR This position is open until filled. At the agency’s discretion, this recruitment can close at any time.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) section in Portland, OR, is recruiting for a Section Manager to provide strategic leadership, mentorship, and management for the statewide data, policy, systems change, legislative analysis, and grantee program initiatives in HPCDP. The position will support a section with more than 50 staff positions, including up to 15 direct reports, three of which are program managers. HPCDP works to increase opportunities for everyone to be healthy in the places where we live, work, learn, play and age; prevent and reduce the prevalence of risk factors and chronic diseases; and make a long, healthy life available to every Oregonian.Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager. What will you do?As the HPCDP Section Manager, you will provide strong and supportive leadership that honors staff expertise while empowering staff to do their best work. In HPCDP, our collective work focuses on preventing risk factors for chronic disease, including substance use and addiction, and chronic disease self-management. This work is accomplished by increasing opportunities for all people in Oregon, no matter where they live in the state, to eat better, move more, live tobacco free, drink less alcohol, and take charge of their own health. Your experience as a leader and innovator, including addressing other issues, can help our section thrive.As a leader within OHA, your focus will be to advance the goal of eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity by 2030. The HPCDP Section Manager clearly communicates this vision to motivate other organizations and individuals to make health equity a reality. You will also communicate the vision internally to support staff working on policy and systems change and other public health strategies. The HPCDP Section has an approximately $44 million biennial budget. Much of this funding supports organizations and partnerships that reflect community priorities and context. You will engage and support a complex array of partners and policymakers, including state government partners, local public health, tribes, community-based organizations, and healthcare systems. In this position, you will:•Provide strategic vision, allocating resources and staff time toward improving the health of the populations most affected by chronic disease.•Lead, support, and mentor a dynamic group of professionals with content knowledge and experience that spans policy and systems change, cultural responsiveness, community engagement, surveillance and evaluation, and business operations.•Develop and integrate strategic initiatives to reduce chronic disease and achieve health equity using an anti-racist framework.•Assign and monitor the work of section personnel directly and through teams to meet programmatic and strategic public health goals and objectives.•Develop and monitor program budgets and assure grant objectives are met.•Inform strategic priorities by evaluating program, policy, and initiative quality and effectiveness. This includes reviewing reports and data and conferring with staff and partners. •Assure appropriate training, technical assistance, and development opportunities are available for staff, grantees, and other partners. •Collaborate and coordinate complex and large-scale program activities and initiatives with all levels of agency staff, individuals, groups, and organizations. Support staff who are also managing complex projects and programs.•Interact with policymakers and represent HPCDP’s strategic vision with other state, federal, and municipal agencies.•Ensure data, reports, and strategic information are available, accessible, and transparent to the public.•Lead change management and continuous quality improvement processes to modernize the structure and culture of a large section with myriad funded partners and allies.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requested Skills •Minimum Requirements: Four years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;OR Three years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. NOTE: In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.•Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of experience as a manager or leader of a team coordinating or administering multiple programs and budgets with complex systems. Relevant experience includes public health, social services, community health or service delivery, or any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience managing or administering multiple programs or initiatives in public health, community health, or a health care setting.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment that embraces differences of opinion; supports various work styles; and elevates alternative thinking, innovation, and practice-based experience. •Experience with community-based approaches that elevate practice-based evidence alongside (and sometimes in place of) evidence-based practices to eliminate health disparities.•Well-versed in principles and practices of racial justice, health equity, anti-racist approaches, authentic leadership, and transformational leadership, or willingness to engage in these critical approaches.•Experience supervising, coaching, and supporting staff to monitor large budgets and grants. Ensuring quality contract administration to advance strategic vision and priorities. •Demonstrated experience engaging leadership and holding them accountable to advance health equity.•Demonstrated experience remaining flexible and supporting staff in evolving or ambiguous situations. This includes monitoring staff workloads, work-life balance, and wellbeing. •Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships using emotional intelligence, trauma-informed solutions, or another person-centered leadership style. •Experience navigating systems that require input from many stakeholders, including ability to build and maintain relationships with partners from various sectors. Key partners will include federal, state, and local agencies; other divisions and programs; sovereign tribal nations; public and private healthcare systems; community organizations and coalitions; and other private and public sector entities.•Ability to clearly communicate a unifying vision and goals to eliminate chronic disease disparities and achieve health equity for all Oregonians. This includes the ability to articulate next steps and motivate others to join in collective action.•Demonstrated experience with cultural responsiveness, authenticity, and transparency in all communications.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Section Manager, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section

Job Type:
Full time, permanent

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Department:
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
REQ-65187Close date: Open until filledSalary: $6,751 to $10,442 monthlyLocation: Portland, OR This position is open until filled. At the agency’s discretion, this recruitment can close at any time.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) section in Portland, OR, is seeking diverse candidates to fill the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Section Manager position. This position provides strategic leadership, mentorship, and management for the statewide data, policy, systems change, legislative analysis, and grantee program initiatives in HPCDP. The Oregon Health Authority strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030.The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians; increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians; and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone. Most of this work may be temporarily performed remotely at an alternative worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. What will you do?As the HPCDP Section Manager, you will provide strong and supportive leadership that honors staff expertise while empowering staff to do their best work. In HPCDP, our collective work focuses on preventing risk factors for chronic disease, including substance use and addiction, and chronic disease self-management. This work is accomplished by increasing opportunities for all people in Oregon, no matter where they live in the state, to eat better, move more, live tobacco free, drink less alcohol, and take charge of their own health. Your experience as a leader and innovator, including addressing other issues, can help our section thrive.As a leader within OHA, your focus will be to advance the goal of eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity by 2030. The HPCDP Section Manager clearly communicates this vision to motivate other organizations and individuals to make health equity a reality. You will also communicate the vision internally to support staff working on policy and systems change and other public health strategies. The HPCDP Section has an approximately $44 million biennial budget. Much of this funding supports organizations and partnerships that reflect community priorities and context. You will engage and support a complex array of partners and policymakers, including state government partners, local public health, tribes, community-based organizations, and healthcare systems. In this position, you will:•Provide strategic vision, allocating resources and staff time toward improving the health of the populations most affected by chronic disease.•Lead, support, and mentor a dynamic group of professionals with content knowledge and experience that spans policy and systems change, cultural responsiveness, community engagement, surveillance and evaluation, and business operations.•Develop and integrate strategic initiatives to reduce chronic disease and achieve health equity using an anti-racist framework.•Assign and monitor the work of section personnel directly and through teams to meet programmatic and strategic public health goals and objectives.•Develop and monitor program budgets and assure grant objectives are met.•Inform strategic priorities by evaluating program, policy, and initiative quality and effectiveness. This includes reviewing reports and data and conferring with staff and partners. •Assure appropriate training, technical assistance, and development opportunities are available for staff, grantees, and other partners. •Collaborate and coordinate complex and large-scale program activities and initiatives with all levels of agency staff, individuals, groups, and organizations. Support staff who are also managing complex projects and programs.•Interact with policymakers and represent HPCDP’s strategic vision with other state, federal, and municipal agencies.•Ensure data, reports, and strategic information are available, accessible, and transparent to the public.•Lead change management and continuous quality improvement processes to modernize the structure and culture of a large section with myriad funded partners and allies.•Contact Cyndi Phipps-Roman at [email protected] to request the position description.

Duties & Responsibilities:
What are we looking for?Minimum Requirements•Four years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;ORThree years of management experience in a public or private organization related to public health which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;AND45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.NOTE: In the "Work History" section on your application, you must clearly describe your experience in each of the a), b), c), d) areas listed. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.Requested Skills•Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of experience as a manager or leader of a team coordinating or administering multiple programs and budgets with complex systems. Relevant experience includes public health, social services, community health or service delivery, or any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience managing or administering multiple programs or initiatives in public health, community health, or a health care setting.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment that embraces differences of opinion; supports various work styles; and elevates alternative thinking, innovation, and practice-based experience. •Experience with community-based approaches that elevate practice-based evidence alongside (and sometimes in place of) evidence-based practices to eliminate health disparities.•Well-versed in principles and practices of racial justice, health equity, anti-racist approaches, authentic leadership, and transformational leadership, or willingness to engage in these critical approaches.•Experience supervising, coaching, and supporting staff to monitor large budgets and grants. Ensuring quality contract administration to advance strategic vision and priorities. •Demonstrated experience engaging leadership and holding them accountable to advance health equity.•Demonstrated experience remaining flexible and supporting staff in evolving or ambiguous situations. This includes monitoring staff workloads, work-life balance, and wellbeing. •Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships using emotional intelligence, trauma-informed solutions, or another person-centered leadership style. •Experience navigating systems that require input from many stakeholders, including ability to build and maintain relationships with partners from various sectors. Key partners will include federal, state, and local agencies; other divisions and programs; sovereign tribal nations; public and private healthcare systems; community organizations and coalitions; and other private and public sector entities.•Ability to clearly communicate a unifying vision and goals to eliminate chronic disease disparities and achieve health equity for all Oregonians. This includes the ability to articulate next steps and motivate others to join in collective action.•Demonstrated experience with cultural responsiveness, authenticity, and transparency in all communications. 

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

COVID-19 Response Nurse

Job Type:
Full-time

Agency:
Benton County

Department:
Health

Location:
Corvallis

Position Description:
This position will administer COVID-19 vaccination to individuals and conduct planning, outreach, and education to create COVID-19 vaccination opportunities. This position will inventory vaccine and related supplies and enter data into state required databases including ALERT. This position will assist with clinic operations including set up, tear down and conduct COVID-19 testing as needed.This position will remain open until filled and can close at any time. Apply now if you are interested. This is a limited duration, benefited, full-time position not to exceed 2 years from date of assignment.Essential FunctionsRegistered Nurses work in clinical, community, and home settings to provide a broad range of nursing services aimed at disease prevention, treatment, and health policy implementation. They apply critical thinking and nursing process skills to screen, assess, plan, deliver and evaluate health interventions for individuals and populations. This position will include triage to assess clients’ health status for immediate care, clinical appointment, education for care at home, or referrals to resources. This position will demonstrate knowledge-based care to assigned clients and programs in accordance with standards of practice, nursing practice act, Oregon Administrative Rules, County and department policies and procedures. The is position may provide specialized services within specified programs and at multiple sites according to scope, license, and program standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform individual, comprehensive, physical and psycho-social health assessments of clients identifying actual and potential health needs. Utilize knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of nursing and consultation, including socioeconomic and cultural factors as part of the nursing assessment. Collect subjective and objective information from the client. Formulates reasoned conclusion from the information available. Appropriately utilize nursing process in assessment and interventions.Apply detailed knowledge of community & client population demographics, health indicators and risk factors specific to the program/population being served.Provide comprehensive or specialized nursing and consultation services in clinic, home, school, or community setting.Address life threatening or crisis situations exercising critical thinking skills and professional judgment.Develop and monitor reasonable and measurable outcomes with client. Monitor interventions implemented to achieve these outcomes.Collaborate with professionals and community members/groups including – but not limited to – health care professionals, educators and social service workers.Identify and meet the needs of the community, acknowledging financial, linguistic, cognitive and other constraints.Provide culturally competent care to all clients served.

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Epidemiologist 5

Job Type:
Full Time

Agency:
Umatilla County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Pendleton, OR

Position Description:
Description:Work to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents through; observation andanalysis of health data, providing interpretation of this data to UCo Health leadership,community partners, and the general public.Salary: $5,366.00/Month

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requirements:Minimum Requirements:•Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.•Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.•Familiarity with statistical, and data visualization programs (such as SPSS, SAS,Tableau)•Ability to be intuitive, work independently, and as part of a team.•Possess good verbal and written communication skills.•Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.•Obtain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within 12 months of hire (offered through UCo Health).Preferred Qualification:•Bilingual in Spanish•Currently hold registration with Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC); or Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Community Health Nurse (RN)

Agency:
Polk County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Dallas

Position Description:
**Recruiting to fill two positions. One opening will join the team working in Reproductive Health, Immunizations, and Communicable Diseases. The second position will be for the Home Visiting Babies First and CaCoon program.**The positions are full time, 40 hours a week, with the option of a 4 (four) day work week. Polk County is located in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. If you seek a position where voices are heard and contributions are valued and recognized, consider Polk County. Every employee plays a critical role providing helpful and friendly service to make a difference to the citizens and communities that we serve. We offer a generous benefits package which includes county contribution to health insurance, fully paid retirement in PERS paid life insurance, long term care, paid holidays, Student Loan Forgiveness, and more!Performs a variety of nursing duties in a generalized public health nursing program.

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Public Health Education Specialist

Job Type:
Full Time

Agency:
Umatilla County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Pendleton

Position Description:
Use of Umatilla County application is MANDATORY. http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/hr/Salary: 4,772.00/month- Plus Excellent BenefitsDescription:The Public Health Education Specialist facilitates evidence-based public health education curricula in the areas of health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Develop unique, evidence-based education interventions and audience-appropriate curricula as needed. Responsibilities include leadership, program coordination, training implementation, and technical assistance to various schools and community partners. Work to protect and improve the health of Umatilla County residents through prevention and education.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requirements:Minimum Requirements:•Bachelor degree in public health, natural sciences, nursing, or related fields from an accredited program•1+ years teaching or public speaking experience•Ability to be intuitive, work independently, and as part of a team.•Possess good verbal and written communication skills.•Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.•Obtain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within 12 months of hire (offered through UCo Health).Preferred Qualification:•Master’s degree from an accredited program•Trained facilitator of one or more evidence-based public health education curricula•Curriculum development experience•Bilingual in Spanish

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Communicable Disease Manager

Job Type:
Full Time

Agency:
Umatilla County

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Pendleton, OR

Position Description:
Description:Oversee and manage the Communicable Disease program and staffing; for the purposes of protecting and improving the health of Umatilla County residents through; observation and analysis of health data, providing prevention education to clients and community partners, conducting communicable disease investigations, and planning for emerging environmental health threats.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Requirements:Minimum Requirements: •Bachelor degree in public health, natural sciences, nursing, or related fields from an accredited program.•Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.•Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.•Ability to be intuitive, work independently, and as part of a team.•Possess good verbal and written communication skills.•Possess a valid Oregon driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.•Obtain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within 12 months of hire (offered through UCo Health).Preferred Qualification:•Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.•Bilingual in Spanish•Experience in nursing or in environmental health•Currently hold registration with Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC); or Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here. 

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

General Micro Microbiologist (Microbiologist 2)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Public Health Division

Location:
Hillsboro OR

Position Description:
This is a full-time, permanent classified position and is represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) in Hillsboro, OR is recruiting for a General Micro Microbiologist to perform the analytical work in the isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms and toxins for the General Microbiology section. The General Microbiology section protects public health by providing the health division’s epidemiology staff, local health departments, other medical personnel, and emergency preparedness/response staff with information so they can respond with proper treatment of patients and any necessary control measures to prevent further spread of disease.What will you do?As the General Micro Microbiologist, you will identify and further sub-type a variety of pathogenic bacteria by conventional and molecular methods; test samples for the presence of select agents of bioterrorism; test specimens for Mycobacterium tuberculosis using probe technology and performing susceptibilities; test specimens for blood and enteric parasites; test water for bacterial pathogens; culture food and other specimens for bacterial pathogens; and prepare specimens for storage and delivery related to the Emerging Infection Program and Epidemiology Lab Capacity grants. Additional work may also include performing tests on isolates for sub-typing using whole genome sequencing.

Duties & Responsibilities:
What are we looking for?•A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or a closely related field of science AND one year of clinical microbiological laboratory experience; OR a master’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related field of science; OR an equivalent combination of education and clinical microbiological laboratory experience.•Preference will be given to applicants a master's degree and experience identifying bacteria by classical methods in a clinical setting.•Experience working as a general microbiologist in a clinical laboratory.•Experience testing for tuberculosis, blood parasites, and enteric pathogens.•Experience with molecular testing including whole genome sequencing.•Certification as a Medical Technologist is a plus.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.

Closing Date:
08/31/2021

Program Director

Job Type:
Academic

Agency:
OHSU

Location:
Portland

Position Description:
OHSU School of Nursing has been nationally recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Campaign for Action as one of six schools with a promising model for educating nurses for population health practice and leadership. I-CAN is an innovative interprofessional education and collaborativepractice program that provides community-based, interprofessional care coordination to socially isolated and vulnerable people and populations. It demonstrates that providing patient-centered health care focused on social determinants of health (the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age) can be more effective than only focusing on disease management. The program is led by nursing faculty, and engages nursing, medical, dental, nutrition, and pharmacy students in interprofessional teams that partner with community organizations to address barriers to health and health care. in underserved communities.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities of this faculty position involve leadership of the Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN), an established statewide community-based clinical program, including educational, practice, and research activities; collaboration with OHSU Care Management programs as part of the Collaborative Advocacy through Community Healthcare (CATCH) initiative; and teaching in the Portland Undergraduate Program. Provide statewide I-CAN leadership, coordination, and communication with faculty, academic collaborators in OHSU health professions schools, and I-CAN community partners across the state•Continue program development, evaluation, and ongoing quality improvement•Partner with I-CAN leaders, FNP providers, and OHSU Care Management to support and sustain community-based programs.•Coordinate Portland undergraduate faculty and students community-based clinical placements•Teach population health content in the undergraduate curriculum•Participate in research and scholarship related to population health

Closing Date:
09/01/2021

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE SUPERVISOR

Job Type:
full time

Agency:
Morrow County, Oregon

Department:
Public Health Department

Location:
Morrow County, Oregon

Position Description:
Salary: $71,160 - $100,128. Located in northern Oregon along the Columbia River, Morrow County is a combination of natural agricultural lands, abundant recreational activities, and vast forest, mountain, and river views. With a population of roughly 12,000, Morrow County covers 2,049 acres which encompasses 5 incorporated cities, 11 unincorporated communities, and a ghost town. In the foothills of the Blue Mountains in central Morrow County, the county seat of Heppner offers small town living, affordable housing, a mild climate, and close access to outdoor recreation all year long.Morrow County’s Public Health Department provides a variety of programs including, Babies First, CARE Program, CaCoon Program, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health, Family Planning, Maternity Case Management, Morrow Community Health Assessment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, and COVID 19 Vaccine News. The department operates with a budget of $1,559,374 and 11 FTEs.The Public Health Nurse Supervisor is a newly created position. Under the general supervision of the Public Health Director, the Public Health Nurse Supervisor will have a high level of autonomy and will function as a member of the Public Health Management Team to assist with the administration of public health services provided by the County. The Nurse Supervisor develops and implements department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities, while providing administrative direction to program managers and coordinators. The Public Health Nurse Supervisor will supervise the professional nursing staff and paraprofessional employees who provide public health nursing services; and plans, develops, manages, and implements public health programs for communities, families, and individuals.A bachelor’s or associate degree in Nursing is required. A master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must also have 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in the principles of public health, the practice of public health administration, management principles, community health services, or nursing experience. The selected candidate is required to have a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon by the time of hire and will be required to maintain valid CPR and First Aid Certifications. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training will be considered.For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Morrow County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 12, 2021 (open until filled).

Closing Date:
09/12/2021

Health Services Supervisor

Job Type:
Prevention - school-based

Agency:
Deschutes County Health Services

Department:
Public Health

Location:
Bend, OR

Position Description:
The Deschutes County Public Health Prevention Program is accepting applications for a Health Services Supervisor. The Health Services Supervisor works in coordination with the assigned manager to supervise the Youth Success Partnership, a new approach to serving our community’s youth in the school setting, in collaboration with area School Districts. The Youth Success Partnership embeds Public Health Specialists into schools to work directly with administrators, counselors, staff, parents, and students in order to improve adolescent health, reduce risk-taking behaviors, and improve school culture. Issues to be addressed will include adolescent suicide ideation, vaping, bullying, social media risks, tobacco and alcohol use, pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, immunizations, and other emerging issues/topics. These behaviors often keep students away or disconnected with school, which increases the likelihood of negative consequences in adulthood. This program delivers a comprehensive school health approach supporting the whole school, whole community, and whole child.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include program planning and implementation, budgeting, monitoring, coordination, evaluation, and supervising staff. The incumbent will provide oversight to operational performance of programs in collaboration with department management; and supervise a team of approximately 6 staff responsible for day-to-day prevention education service to our school community. Responsibilities also include assuring compliance with State and Federal grant requirements; and outreach and communication with agency partners, health care providers, media, and general public. Incumbent may sometimes be required to provide coverage for staff.This position functions as a key component of the department's leadership team. Incumbent reports directly to the Community Health Section Program Manager and requires collaboration with Public Health Program Managers and Supervisors; Health Services compliance, billing, and fiscal staff; and local School District Administrators and Staff. This position will take lead from the current Prevention Program Supervisor, who will provide strategic direction for the program as it is developed over the next two years. The incumbent will need to possess effective interpersonal, technical, and project management skills; and an understanding of supervision best practices and knowledge of related personnel laws. Incumbent will provide annual written evaluations and schedule regular one-on-one supervision for approximately 5 staff as well as conduct routine daily contact to provide active support, leadership, and direction to the communicable disease and immunization team.Compensation: $6,141.53 to $8,230.21 per month for a 172.67 hour work month, plus a possible unknown Cost-of-Living increase effective July 1, 2021. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This position is available immediately.Pending Budget approval this position is available July 1, 2021.This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be July 6, 2021.

Closing Date:
09/30/2021

System and Workforce Innovation Specialist

Job Type:
Research Associate

Agency:
Oregon Health & Science University

Department:
Institute for Development and Disability

Location:
Portland

Position Description:
The Oregon Center for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) at the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD) at OHSU is Oregon's Title V public health agency for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). We administer Oregon’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant funds for CYSHCN and support the systems that serve CYSHCN and their families. The Systems and Workforce Innovation Specialist will support OCCYSHN efforts to promote cross-systems care coordination with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Responsibilities include: project planning, project coordination, implementation oversight, liaising with external partners, and collaboration with internal partners.

Duties & Responsibilities:
In this position, you will coordinate the development and implementation of internal and external strategies to strengthen cross-systems care coordination for CYSHCN through innovation. This includes project development and implementation, managing timelines, deliverables and tracking, and reporting milestones. You may manage multiple projects simultaneously. You may provide recommendations and processes/tools to support project objectives. You will address the root causes of health inequities in projects through assessment, planning and implementation. Work with OCCYSHN Assessment and Evaluation team to evaluate efforts. In developing & implementing innovative projects, you will: a) Identify innovative evidence-based strategies, b) Evaluate existing local, community or state level data to inform program and project strategy development, c) Investigate and assess existing policies and practices and contribute to cross-systems policy development, d) Contribute to strategic planning and innovation in cross-systems care coordination, e) Develop and maintain strategic relationships with state-, regional-, and community-level partners, f) Collaborate on the development and dissemination of well-researched OCCYSHN communications, products and publications, g) Facilitate or support facilitation of local or state-level cross-organizational meetings focused on innovation, and h) Contribute to budgeting and accounting processes. You will collaborate internally with OCCYSHN's Assessment and Evaluation Unit and with the Family Involvement Program. You will collaborate with external partners in project implementation and communication and dissemination. Please see the link to the position description for additional duties and responsibilities.

Closing Date:
09/30/2021

Northwest Workers' Justice Project

Location:
Portland, Oregon

Position Description:
NWJP seeks a bilingual Administrative Assistant to support our work fighting for racial and economic justice for low-wage and immigrant workers and helping workers build power for systemic change. The Administrative Assistant will work in many aspects of our vibrant and collaborative non-profit organization. On-the-job training will be offered to the successful candidate who displays appropriate basic skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties may include: (1) Providing office and staff support, including answering calls, managing mail, filing, monitoring faxes, preparing office for meetings, ordering supplies, and performing development/fundraising tasks; (2) Helping onboard and orient volunteers; (3) Supporting Program Administrator and Director in the creation and distribution of fundraising appeals and event promotions, including drafting and designing content; (4) Maintaining NWJP’s donor database and regular communications with donors; (5) Working with staff in the creation and distribution of client information and Know-Your-Rights content in English and Spanish designed to empower low-wage and immigrant workers and support collective action; (6) Contributing to the translation of documents (English/Spanish); (7) Working to create external communications and events that have a consistent voice, look, and feel to build a NWJP brand identity and lift up core messages and calls to action. The position requires the ability to work well with colleagues and a variety of external partners including donors, clients, attorneys, unions, civil and immigrants’ rights organizations, and community and other advocacy groups. See our website for information about salary scale, benefits, preferred skills, and how to apply.

Closing Date:
10/01/2021

Bilingual Staff Attorney

Job Type:
Flexible FTE

Agency:
Northwest Workers' Justice Project

Location:
Portland

Position Description:
NWJP seeks a bilingual Staff Attorney to provide employment-related legal assistance to low-wage, contingent and immigrant workers as a way of dismantling structural racism and inequities. The central focus of the position is client representation in the areas of wage-and-hour violations, workplace discrimination, workplace health and safety, and employer retaliation in Oregon. There will also be opportunities to engage in policy advocacy, outreach and education, and to support worker organizing. We are looking for an attorney committed to strategically using their legal training to build power for working people.The position requires the ability to work well with colleagues and a variety of external partners including unions, civil and immigrants’ rights organizations, and community and advocacy groups. Because NWJP neither seeks nor accepts funds from federal or state government in order to maintain independence, the attorney must be willing to engage in some development and fundraising activity.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Please see our website for additional information regarding salary scale, benefits, required skills, and how to apply.

Closing Date:
10/01/2021

Communicable Disease Investigator

Job Type:
Temporary

Agency:
Yamhill County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health Department

Location:
McMinnville

Position Description:
Yamhill County Public Health is seeking Communicable Disease Investigator staff to support ongoing COVID-19 related efforts. There are several temporary, full and part-time (up to 40 hours/week) positions available. The individuals in these positions will perform telephonic investigations, contact tracing, and educational work in the enforcement of public health laws, rules and regulations that govern communicable diseases; and perform other work related to COVID-19.There are multiple shifts available, including weekdays , weekends, daytime, and evenings. Shift differential and bilingual (Spanish) pay are available. The duration of these positions is anticipated to be six (6) months, with the possibility of extension. Shorter lengths of time may be negotiated. Please see https://www.co.yamhill.or.us/hr for additional information.

10/29/2021

Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant (Public Health Nurse 2)

Agency:
Oregon Health Authority

Department:
Reproductive Health program

Location:
Portland, OR

Position Description:
As the Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant, you will provide clinical leadership related to reproductive health to assure the provision of culturally responsive, high-quality reproductive health care among certified clinics across the state.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:•Providing clinical and programmatic support to the Reproductive Health Program team in the developing and maintaining clinical protocols, analyzing clinical data, program planning, and other activities.•Working collaboratively with the Reproductive Health Program team to assess and provide education, training, and technical support to clinics serving diverse communities.•Identifying innovative approaches to meeting community needs, particularly as they relate to current challenges in the delivery of healthcare. •Supporting clinics across the state that primarily serve low-income communities, youth, rural and frontier communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and Black, Indigenous, Tribal communities, and communities of color. •Embracing and utilizing a culturally responsive, innovative, and client centered approach to assuring all people have reproductive health autonomy.•Assuring compliance with RH program requirements through a variety of monitoring and review activities, including remote and onsite clinical reviews.

Closing Date:
11/03/2021

Registered Nurse II Job #PH21-087

Job Type:
Temporary

Agency:
Yamhill County Health and Human Services

Department:
Public Health Department

Location:
McMinnville

Position Description:
Yamhill County Public Health is seeking experienced Registered Nurses to support ongoing COVID-19 related efforts. There are several temporary, part-time and full-time positions available. Duties for this position include performing telephonic case investigation, contact tracing, testing, and other related COVID specific duties. It is essential that the nurses in these positions work closely with numerous programs and agencies including Environmental Health, Animal Control, the Public Health State Laboratory, and state epidemiologists.There are multiple shifts available, including weekdays, weekends, both daytime and evening hours. Shift differential and Bilingual pay are available. The duration for these positions is anticipated to be six months, with the possibility of extension. Shorter lengths of time may be negotiated.

Closing Date:
12/31/2021


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