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Below is a list of some of the public health related jobs available in Oregon local health departments.

Jobs are listed alphabetically by county. 

TIP: For more jobs, check this list of Public Health Division jobs or browse the State of Oregon Jobs page.


CLACKAMAS COUNTY – Communicable Disease RN – Clackamas County Public Health Division – Oregon City, OR
 Clackamas County Public Health Division is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our Infectious Disease Control and Prevention team. The Communicable Disease RN will have an opportunity to learn and implement principles of communicable diseases in a public health setting. To help promote and protect the health of our community, the Clackamas County Public Health Division’s Infectious Disease Control and Prevention team investigates cases of reportable disease and outbreaks.
The Communicable Disease RN provides specialized professional nursing expertise related to the transmission, treatment, and containment of communicable diseases of public health significance within the community. Duties require independent judgment and working knowledge of reportable diseases including Tuberculosis. This includes current clinical knowledge, treatment requirements, risk factors, infectious disease management, current nursing techniques and case management.
 
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:
 
·        Possession of a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Oregon.
·        Healthcare provider level CPR
·        General experience as a Registered Nurse (RN)
·        Ability and comfort working with people who are experiencing extreme emotions
·        Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally
·        Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
·        Effective verbal and written communication skills
 
For a full description of this job go to:  http://www.clackamas.us/des/jobs.html and click on the “Jobs” tab.
 
Application deadline:  This position is Open Until Filled.  Next Application Review Date is Monday, April 17, and weekly thereafter.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­     
 
Contact information: E.D. Barnett-Herro, HR Recruiting Analyst, 503-742-5465 or ebarnettherro@clackamas.us

COOS COUNTY – Home Visiting Public Health Nurse 1 – Coos Health & Wellness – North Bend, OR

We are seeking a motivated full time nurse home visitor to provide case management, parenting and child development education, and nursing services to at risk infants – young adults and their family members. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8-5. Excellent health, vacation, retirement benefits in addition to a supportive team, a new office building (currently being built), and a backdrop of the scenic Southern Oregon Coast.

For a full description of this job go to: http://www.co.coos.or.us/Portals/0/Human%20Resources/Announcement%20for%20Public%20Health%20Nurse%20I%206-27-2016.pdf?ver=2016-06-28-082646-777

Application deadline: Open until filled

Contact information: Human Resources 541-396-7580


DESCHUTES COUNTY – Multiple Positions – Deschutes County Health Services – Bend, OR

Deschutes County has been selected to participate in a two-year federally-funded behavioral health pilot program. The new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program is designed to increase coordination of care and other treatment services for individuals with the most serious, complex mental illnesses and addictions. The additional funding will enable the Deschutes County Health Services Department to expand behavioral health services provided to veterans, seniors who are enrolled in Medicare, and other underserved groups. It will also allow for increased collaboration with agencies serving veterans.

Oregon is one of eight states that were selected for the pilot program, which is part of a two-year $1.1 billion federal investment in mental health and addiction treatment at the community level. Deschutes County is one of 13 Oregon counties that will be participating in the pilot program.

To adequately staff the CCBHC program, Deschutes County will hire 29 limited duration employees. New staff members will be hired on 2 year limited duration basis and include the following:

  • Behavioral Health Specialist I – Outpatient Case Manager – 2 positions
  • Peer Support Specialist – 4 positions
  • Public Health Nurse II/Psychiatric – 3 positions
  • Senior Secretary – Behavioral Health - 6 positions
  • Behavioral Health Specialist II – Child & Family
  • Behavioral Health Specialist II – Older Adult
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Health Services Administrative Specialist I
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Administrative Analyst

For a full description of this job go to: www.deschutes.org/jobs

Application deadline: Open until filled­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Contact information: jennifer.clemens@deschutes.org


MARION COUNTY – Public Health Nurse 3 –  Marion County Health Department –  Salem, OR
This position provides direct case management service for women and their children through Babies First, CaCoon, and Maternity Case Management Programs. To include:
  •  Serves as CaCoon Coordinator for Marion County Health Department (a CaCoon contract requirement). 
  •  Coordinates training & day to day activities of the Public Health Worker 3, including regular consultation & oversight of activities.
  • Conducts home visits, performs comprehensive holistic assessments of the client, including physical, hearing, vision, developmental screening and other screenings, and assessment of psychosocial needs.  Obtains heights, weights, and blood pressures as appropriate. 
  • Provides information and supports client access to service; advocates for client need.
  • Provides case management coordination of services to prevent duplication, promote continuity of care, & provides integration of client services to meet client & community needs. 
  • Reviews, evaluates, & modifies care coordination with family & monitors progress.  Develops and implements Shared Plans of Care with community partners and families according to contract guidelines.
  • Records in medical records. 
  • Participates in planning & implementation of activities SCHN (Services for Children with Special Health Needs) staff. 
  • Develops & provides consultation in creation of informational materials providing information about disabilities & CaCoon role in serving this population.
  • Collaborates with other community service providers, including physicians, therapists, pharmacists, home health agencies, schools, hospitals & community/state agencies. 
  • Drives motor vehicle to home visits. 
  •  Maintains productivity standard of 6 visits per week to clients on her caseload. 
  • Caseload range of 32-36.
 
For a full description of this job go to: http://www.co.marion.or.us/BH/HR/Pages/jobs.aspx
 
Application deadline: Open until sufficient applications are received­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­     
 
Contact information: Jennifer Lang, jlang@co.marion.or.us 503-566-3943

MARION COUNTY – Health Team Supervisor – Public Health Nursing – Marion County Health Department – Salem, OR

MCHD has an interest in developing a nurse manager with an interest in leadership and a passion for public health. The Health Team Supervisor will supervise a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, paraprofessionals and health educators.  The position is part of a team of six public health supervisors.  The programs supervised will be nursing-focused, but the final assignment may vary depending upon th applicant's prior experience and interest. 

For a full description of this job go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/marion

Application deadline: Open until sufficient applications are received. 

Contact information: Shannon Schmidtke sschmidtke@co.marion.or.us or 503-584-4824


MULTNOMAH COUNTY – Nursing Supervisor, Rockwood Health Center – Multnomah County Public Health – Portland, OR

Under the direction of the clinic manager, this position manages, directs, organizes, and evaluates the nursing and clinical interventions, and community health activities within the clinic. This nursing supervisor provides guidance and supervision to nursing and related staff regarding nursing and clinical practice issues. This position also assures the appropriate review and observation of nursing, medical and community health activities.

For a full description of this job go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/multnomah

Application deadline: Continuous

Contact information: Sarah Rawson, RN, MN, CNS. 503-988-8732 or sarah.j.rawson@multco.us.  

YAMHILL COUNTY – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Yamhill County Health and Human Services - McMinnville, OR
The Adult Behavioral Health Program has an opening for an Oregon-licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist to join the medical and community outpatient services team.  This is a progressive program and this position has the opportunity to participate in an integrated care team.
Responsibilities include serving a broad-based adult population with behavioral care issues and may also include services to youth.  The duties include providing medical oversight, psychiatric consultation, evaluation, medication management, and limited psychotherapy
Salary and hours are negotiable.  Pro-rated benefits may be available, depending on hours worked.
 
For a full description of this job go to: http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/hr and click on “Current Job Openings” Job #BH17-020
 
Application deadline: Open until filled     
 
Contact information:  Amy Thorkildson email thorkildsona@co.yamhill.or.us

YAMHILL COUNTY – Public Health Nurse (RN II) - Yamhill County Health and Human Services - McMinnville, OR
This is a regular full-time position for a Registered Nurse to perform a variety of professional nursing duties in a generalized public nursing program or clinical specialty area including, but not limited to, Maternal-Child Health, Communicable Disease, Family Planning, and School Nursing. The nurse in this position will be responsible for providing both general and special nursing services emphasizing prevention, control, or treatment of disease and physical health programs of the community. Will provide services dealing with comprehensive nursing care of individuals or families with multiple health problems and may be assigned to a particular geographic region within Yamhill County.
The position requires an unencumbered RN license, the ability to work effectively as part of a team, excellent communication skills, and proficiency in computer use including basic office software. Salary: $4331 - $4914/month, DOE.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings, paid leaves, holiday, PERS and deferred compensation options. 

For a full description of this job go to: http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/hr and click on “Current Job Openings” Job #PH17-005
 
Application deadline: Open until filled     
 
Contact information:  Amy Thorkildson email thorkildsona@co.yamhill.or.us   
YAMHILL COUNTY – Utilization Management Specialist III - Yamhill County Health and Human Services - McMinnville, OR
This is a regular full-time position for a Utilization Management Specialist who will be responsible for YCHHS and contract agencies’ quality assurance and utilization management plan.  Duties will include monitoring of contracts with agencies to evaluate agency eligibility and monitoring of compliance with contract agreements, clinical documentation, billing and administrative procedures.  The person in this position will provide a lead role in reviewing unique or non-routine service needs for clients and coordinating those services between Community Care Organizations and State agencies, consulting with interdisciplinary staff related to clinical cases and issues including assessment, treatment planning, length of stay, medical justification, diagnosis, transitional planning, and documentation.
Salary: $4332 - $4915/month anticipated at hire, DOE.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, health savings, paid leaves, paid holidays, PERS and deferred compensation options
 
For a full description of this job go to: http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/hr and click on “Current Job Openings” Job #BH17-023
 
Application deadline: Open until filled     
 
Contact information:  Amy Thorkildson email thorkildsona@co.yamhill.or.us