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UPDATED: MAY 27, 2020

CAREAssist Program Manager (Oregon’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program) (PEMD)
Job Type: Full-time, permanent management service position and is not represented by a union
Agency: Oregon Health Authority
Department: Public Health Division
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: To be considered for this position you must complete an online application at the link provided below.The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), HIV, STD and TB Section in Portland, OR is recruiting for a CAREAssist Program Manager to lead Oregon’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The CAREAssist Program Manager will work to assure quality services are provided to Oregonians living with HIV, to improve health outcomes. CAREAssist helps eligible Oregonians access and pay for life saving medications, medical and dental care.What will you do?As the CAREAssist Program Manager, you will provide oversight and ongoing evaluation to ensure the quality of program services for approximately 4,000 Oregonians. You will establish program guidelines, standards and policies to achieve program goals, and assure compliance with state and federal rules/laws as required by funding entities. You will assess systems and identify and carry out improvement initiatives. You will monitor budgets, contracts and ensure fiscal controls. You will share responsibility and oversight of the CAREAssist 340B Drug Pricing Program. You will oversee evaluation and reporting. You will supervise a team of 14 caseworker, administrative and program development staff. You will prioritize and distribute assignments; monitor work; manage staff recruitment, attendance, timekeeping and professional behavior; utilize coaching and progressive discipline as appropriate; create employee development plans for all staff for professional growth; and assist with program coverage and succession planning. As a member of the HIV/STD/TB Leadership Team, you will collaborate with peers and other public health leaders to develop and improve programming that meets community needs and has measurable impact. As the CAREAssist Program Manager, you will lead and participate in planning with team members within the Public Health Division, local health department, community-based partners, medical and pharmacy providers, and most importantly persons living with HIV to ensure CAREAssist services delivered meet vital needs. In this position, you will be a collaborative member of a service system that works together to meet the needs and address gaps across Oregon’s HIV continuum of prevention and care.
Duties & Responsibilities: Requested Skills•Minimum requirements: Six years of supervision, program management, or professional-level experience managing a public health program. This experience must have included at least two years of supervision and management of a public health program, section, or unit which included: A) development of program rules and policies, B) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, C) program evaluation, and D) budget preparation.•Experience working with pharmacy services, health plan systems and insurance plans. •Experience applying business management principles to health system service delivery.•Experience managing federal grant-funded programs; writing, negotiating and administering contracts; and overseeing budgets and other finance processes.•Experience utilizing data to monitor service quality and initiate service delivery improvement projects. •Experience working with vulnerable or marginalized populations.•Experience in and/or knowledge of pharmaceutical, medical and public/private insurance systems and terminology, and chronic disease prevention and/or care.•Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: 06/14/2020

 

WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Agency: Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division
Department: WIC
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: Salary: $5397 - $7959 monthly. As the WIC Nutrition & Local Services Manager, you will supervise the Nutrition and Local Services Team, including health professionals such as registered dietitians, nutritionists and health educators. This position is a member of the state WIC Office management and leadership teams. You will represent the WIC program at various public health and nutrition partnership meetings and foster collaboration among partners in support of the mission and goals of the program. In this position, you will assure the implementation, accuracy and integrity of federally required biennial compliance reviews of all contracted local agency WIC programs and coordinate these reviews with the Public Health Division triennial review process. This position participates in the program's caseload monitoring and assignment process, including development and implementation of intervention strategies to assure the federal performance measure is met. This position is designated as the Oregon State WIC Nutrition Coordinator as required by USDA, therefore, current Register Dietitian Nutritionist status is required. Minimum Qualifications: Six years of experience in supervision, program management, or professional-level work managing a nutrition services program. This experience must have included at least two years of supervision and management of a program, section, or unit related to a human services program which included: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.Special Qualifications: In addition to the above minimum qualifications this position also requires that one of the following apply: Master's or doctoral degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university with emphasis in food and nutrition, community nutrition, public health nutrition, nutrition education, human nutrition, nutrition science or equivalent AND has at least two years of experience as a nutritionist in education, social service, maternal and child health, public health, nutrition or dietetics; OR Bachelor's degree in the field of nutrition from an accredited college or university and 3 years of experience as a nutritionist in education, social service, maternal and child health, public health nutrition or dietetics related experience; OR Senior Public Health Nutritionist under the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines; OR State/Indian health service standards and state personnel qualifications as a Public Health Nutritionist. AND Credentialed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)) or eligible for registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Registration, and if applicable, holds a State license or is certified as a dietitian AND has a minimum of 2 years of job-related experience. Requested Skills: This job requires a very wide span of skills, knowledge, and abilities which include:Extensive knowledge of the USDA requirements for the WIC program.Extensive knowledge and experience in local WIC program operations, working knowledge of the principles of public health and the WIC program's contribution to public health at the state and local level. Strong professional knowledge of maternal and child nutrition and principles of adult education. Management, leadership and mentoring experience. Commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion into all work and priorities. Current status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Registration. 
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 05/31/2020

 

Community Health Nursing Supervisor
Agency: Washington County
Department: Public Health, Health and Human Services
Location: Washington County
Position Description: Are you an experienced public health nurse looking for a new rewarding and challenging opportunity? Are you committed to helping improve the health and safety of your local community? If so, Come Lead with Us as a Community Health Nursing Supervisor at Washington County! Washington County's Health and Human Services department is currently hiring for a Community Health Nursing Supervisor within their Public Health Division to be dedicated to the Family Connects Program. The mission of this division is to work in partnership with our community to improve and protect the public's health and achieve health equity through prevention, regulation and education. The Family Connects Nursing Supervisor will be responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the nursing staff for the Family Connects program. This position will also be coordinating efforts with the appropriate agencies and participating in the community alignment process to hire and train staff on an ongoing basis. The individual working in this role will be responsible for making recommendations and assisting in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishing schedules and methods for the delivery of Family Connects home visiting services. Additionally, this role will be evaluating operations and activities of assigned responsibilities, preparing various reports, operations and activities while working closely with the Health Officer in developing program policies and procedures, reviewing and overseeing nursing quality control standards for services provided, and assuring the compliance with County, State, and Family Connects International fidelity standards. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of the principles, practices, and procedures of public health nursing, cultural competence, trauma-informed practices, and Oregon Nurse Home-Visiting Programs as well as the universally offered home visiting initiative. Candidates who have demonstrated experience supervising and implementing comprehensive public health nursing programs, assisting in preparing and administering budgets, and supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff are desirable. Additionally, candidates who have experience assisting a Public Health Division in emergency preparedness, and response efforts related to public health emergency events are highly preferred.Washington County offers employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Duties & Responsibilities: Duties may include:- Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of staff involved in public health nursing activities.- Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; establishes schedules and methods for the delivery of nursing services; and implements policies and procedures. - Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommends improvements and modifications; and prepares various reports, operations and activities.- Provides supervision, coordination, and direction to assigned public health nursing programs; coordinates and supervises the scheduling of services; provides for staff coverage and clinical materials; responsible for labor contract administration and processing grievances.- Develops community health nursing programs and determines budget and personnel needs.- Determines and coordinates training, in-service and orientation needs for assigned program personnel.- Collaborates with county Health Officer to develop program policies or procedures.- Reviews and oversees nursing quality control standards for services provided by the nursing team; and assures compliance with professional, County, and State standards.- Attends department and interagency meetings related to assigned programs and service.- Assures the maintenance of complete and accurate records of each client in Washington County community health care programs.- Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for requests; and monitors and controls expenditures.- Participates in the selection of staff; works with staff to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; prepares staff evaluations.- Answers questions and provides information to the public; and investigates complaints and recommends corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 05/31/2020

 

Prevention and Planning Supervisor
Agency: Lane County Health and Human Services
Department: Public Health
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Position Description: This person in this position is responsible for effective and efficient management of the Prevention Section and is a member of the leadership team of Lane County Public Health. The Prevention Supervisor leads, develops, and supports a diverse team dedicated to improving opportunities for everyone in Lane County to live healthy lives. The Prevention Section includes 13 regular staff working in programs in suicide prevention and mental health promotion, problem gambling, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, school-based health promotion and other grant-funded programs and initiatives. The Prevention Supervisor oversees program budgets and reporting and coordinates programs with the Oregon Health Authority. The Prevention Supervisor also collaborates with other government officials, community partners, businesses, and others to advance policy, system, and environmental changes that support health and equity in Lane County. The Prevention Supervisor is a member of the Public Health Leadership Team and contributes to strategic planning and implementation of key initiatives including public health modernization, accreditation, and quality improvement. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Supervises professional and technical staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.Supervises the day-to-day activities of an assigned unit in a professional and/or technical discipline, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, and standards; ensures effective delivery of services; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.Prioritizes and coordinates the delivery of services and activities to achieve established goals and objectives. Assesses the outcomes and recommends process improvements.Performs a variety of complex, advanced professional and technical work related to assigned area of responsibility; serves as a technical expert and provides technical direction and problem resolution related to services and activities.Serves as a liaison with employees and external organizations; represents the County and/or section at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events.Responds to and resolves concerns, complaints, and/or other related issues received from internal staff, the general public, outside agencies, and/or other interested parties.Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings; maintains applicable databases, files, and/or records. Participates in the preparation and administration of the unit budget; prepares cost estimates and submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here
Closing Date: 06/01/2020

 

Pediatrician | Open Until Filled
Job Type: Full-time or Part-time (your choice)
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Urban Indian Health Program
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is committed to providing care to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and other vulnerable populations. We operate as a Federally Qualified Health Center with two primary care clinics. We are currently seeking a Board-certified Pediatrician for our Urban Indian Health Program. The successful candidate will provide primary-care and comprehensive-health services to infants, children and teenagers. Position does not require hospital privileges or rounds. We are seeking a motivated and dynamic individual who preferably has prior experience with the Native American and/or Alaska Native community. This person will provide primary health-care services to newborns, infants, children and teenagers to assure that medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of the medical profession. 
Duties & Responsibilities: • Examine patients to order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis. • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development. • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children. • Collect record and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and developmental concerns. • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians. • Plan and execute medical-care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents. • Ensure that NARA NW's medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of medical profession. This may include supervision of medical students, coordination of locum tenens physicians, and contractual physicians. • Collaborate with Child and Family Services including mental health professionals. • Engage in collegial consultative relationship with NARA NW Nurse Practitioners, other physicians, mental-health practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, staff of Residential Treatment Center and Outpatient Treatment Center. • Establish consultative referrals-network and coordinate linkages with contractual pharmacy, hospital-based admitting physicians, and reference labs. • Provide clinical treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and minor injuries. • Counsel and instruct patients in health maintenance problems such as: (1) nutrition, diet and weight reduction; (2) risk-factor prevention and modification (chemical addictions including alcohol, tobacco and drugs); (3) mental health referrals; (4) self-care measures for health maintenance; (5) family planning. • Coordinate care patient receives from other providers and agencies and advocate for patient within health care system. • Develop and document plan of care and outcomes evaluation in timely fashion. • Review medical histories and make referrals to other agencies and providers as appropriate. • Maintain commitment to providing culturally-sensitive care. • Provide health education to individual patients or groups as needed. • Engage in ongoing education and specialized training offered by Indian Health Service in order to maintain high quality of care to clinic's patient population. • Attend monthly staff meetings. • Comply with productivity standards. • Participate in after-hours call coverage with other providers on weekly, rotating basis. • Document patient care legibly and appropriately within medical standards of care. • Notify Human Resources regarding any chances in state licensure, Drug Enforcement Administration licensure, Board certification, Medicare-provider status; send updated copies of licenses to Human Resources. • Participate in periodic peer review of patient charts.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

Chief Behavioral Health Officer | Open until Filled
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: This is open until filled. The Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. (NARA) provides culturally appropriate education, physical- and mental- health services and treatment for substance use disorders to American Indians, Alaska Natives and others in need. Serving the Portland metropolitan area and vicinity, NARA operates a residential family-treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a child and family services center, a primary healthcare clinic, several adult and mental health locations, a wellness center, and transitional housing for Native women and children. NARA is an Indian-owned, Indian-operated, non-profit organization and a Treatment Center certified by White Bison. Since NARA’s inception in 1970, traditional Indian cultures have been an integral part of NARA’s services. This commitment has attracted individuals from over 255 tribes to NARA’s facilities! NARA’s Cultural Director trains and consults staff on cultural competence and provides cultural programing for all clients. NARA also integrates several White Bison curricula into their programs including The Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps, Mending Broken Hearts, and Understanding the Purpose of Life. NARA believes that without the family circle there would be no future. 
Duties & Responsibilities: * Plan, direct, and implement treatment for substance-use disorders and mental-health diagnoses as well as prevention services for all of NARA. * Ensure the following: (A) provision of services delivered in culturally appropriate and sensitive manner, (B) integration of services at all sites, (C) integration with health services, (D) community-based focus and work that is collaborative with all NARA’s partners, (E) meeting fiscal goals, including those related to grants, contracts, and third-party billing, (F) appropriate staff meetings for all supervised programs to ensure high quality integrated care across the organization, (G) client-care meetings established as needed, (H) on-call service coverage and (I) treatment activities that meet or exceed requirements set by funding sources and county, state and federal regulations. * Supervise and monitor performance of assigned staff and set performance standards for clinical staff and put processes in place to measure qualitative performance on a regular and consistent basis. * Work collaboratively with executive team and all NARA leadership. * Maintain compliance with NARA NW Quality Assurance Plan and ensure that quality assurance methodology is maintained in all elements of treatment service delivery and in all services. * Provide clinical direction and supervision including development and review of policies and procedures, approval of treatment schedules, coordination of staff in-service trainings, and provide monthly individual clinical supervision to assigned staff and ongoing as needed. * Serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in absence of CEO as needed. * Attend and represent NARA NW at county, state, federal and other meetings pertaining to treatment for substance-use disorders as requested by CEO. * Act as liaison with appropriate local, county, state, and federal agencies and organizations as requested by CEO. * Attend meetings as needed. * Perform other duties as assigned to fulfill NARA’s mission.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

Clinic Manager | Open until Filled
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Clinic or Wellness Center
Location: Portland
Position Description: The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is a private non-profit that provides culturally-appropriate physical- and mental-health services and substance-abuse treatment for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and other vulnerable people. Abilities (1) Accessibility for emergency calls 24 hours per day (2) Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, community, and staff members * Skills: Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times. Equal Employment Opportunity/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/ Age. Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference (Title 25, US CODE, Section 472 & 473). We are mission-driven and spirit-led.
Duties & Responsibilities:(1) Plan, direct and implement delivery of primary health-care services, in conjunction with Clinical Management Team. (2) Ensure that all health care services meet or exceed funding source requirements; county, state, and federal regulations; and standards of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (3) Supervise and monitor performance of health care, front desk, and medical records staff as well as volunteers and interns in conjunction with Health Director. (4) Maintain compliance with NARA NW’s Quality Assurance Plan and ensure that quality assurance and methodology are maintained in all elements of health-care service delivery. (5) Maintain and adhere to Medical Policies and Procedures and other administrative policies and procedures according to state and federal regulations and standards of care. (6) Ensure compliance with state and federal licensing agencies, such as Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, and Oregon Board of Nurse, Oregon Board of Pharmacy and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. (7) Maintain fiscal control over health-care services and authorize expenditures for health care activities and expense. (8) Facilitate and coordinate staff meetings. (9) Attend and represent NARA NW at county and community meetings pertaining to health-care services as directed by Health Director. (10) Attend monthly Management and Professional Staff Organization meetings and other agency meetings as directed by Health Director. (11) Work and coordinate with all program directors. (12) Submit program progress reports as required by funding source and assist – in conjunction with Health Director – in submission of grants and other proposals. (13) Approve all hires and discharges of staff. (14) Participate in on-call service coverage. (15) Perform other duties as assigned in order to fulfill NARA’s mission.
The complete position description, including application instructions, can be found here.
Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Registered Nurse
Job Type: Full-time
Agency: Native American Rehabilitation Association
Department: Medical Clinic
Location: Portland
Position Description: To Qualify: Requires two years prior RN experience in a healthcare setting and current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse with the State of Oregon, BSN preferred. Prefer experience with diverse communities and low-income families. Must have exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to engage and interact positively with consumers to promote strengths and improve health and well-being and to work collaboratively as part of an integrated team to coordinate care. NARA offers employees a generous benefits-package that includes: (A) insurance: medical, dental, vision, prescription, life, accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, (B) separate vacation and sick-day accruals increasing with years of service, (C) 12 holidays including your birthday, (D) flexible spending account, (E) employer-matched 401(k) program, and (F) employee assistance program. NARA requires sobriety of all its employees with minimum of two years sobriety/clean time for those in recovery. All potential hires are required to pass a pre-employment (post-offer) drug-screen and criminal-background check. Our agency is fully committed to supporting sobriety and – as such – all new hires must agree to model (1) non-drinking behavior, (2) no illicit-drug use and (3) no prescription-drug abuse. To apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and how you learned about this job opening to [email protected] or fax 503-224-4494. Equal-Opportunity and Affirmative-Action Employer | Veterans/People with Disabilities/ Race/ Ethnicity/ Gender/ Age/ any protected class: Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with Indian Preference (Title 25, US CODE, Sections 472 & 473). We are mission-driven and spirit-led. Check out our website: www.naranorthwest.org. More about NARA: We provide culturally appropriate education, physical- and mental- health services and treatment for substance use disorders to American Indians, Alaska Natives and others in need. Serving the Portland metropolitan area and vicinity, NARA operates a residential family-treatment center, an outpatient treatment center, a child and family services center, a primarily healthcare clinic, several adult and mental health locations, a wellness center, and transitional housing for Native women and children. With over 250 diverse employees, NARA is an Indian-owned, Indian-operated, non-profit organization and a Treatment Center certified by White Bison. Since NARA’s beginning in 1970, traditional Indian cultures have been an integral part of NARA’s services. This commitment has attracted individuals from over 255 tribes to NARA’s facilities! NARA’s Cultural Director trains and consults staff on cultural competence and provides cultural programing for all clients. NARA also integrates several White Bison curricula including The Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps, Mending Broken Hearts and Understanding the Purpose of Life. 
Duties & Responsibilities: The Native American Rehabilitation Association has an immediate opening for an experienced nursing professional to help provide medical case-management and work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. This person will serve in triage on a rotation basis, assist in the coordination of the day-to-day patient flow and patient education activities, and provide consultations and referrals.
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 Catherine Moyer at: [email protected] with a copy of your resume and letter of interest.
  • Specify the time frame you are available. 
  • We will contact prospective volunteers or interns as opportunities become available.

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