Morrow County Health District Benefits

  • Benefits Package

    Morrow County Health District Benefits Package

    Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
    Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long Term Disability Insurance
    Employee Assistance Program
    Education Reimbursement Program
    District paid 5% – 6% of salary contribution to a self- directed 401(a) plan based on audited year-end financial statement. Voluntary 457 and 403(b) contribution plans available.
    Paid Air Ambulance Membership for employee and legal dependents
    Paid Ground Ambulance Membership for employee and legal dependents
    Paid Holidays
    Paid Sick Leave – accrued by hours worked
    Paid Vacation – accrued by hours worked
    Free physical exam and lab work for employee and spouse
    Free Tobacco Cessation Program
    No cost Hep B Series and Annual Flu Shot
    AFLAC plans available for purchase
    Credit Union membership and payroll savings plan available

    *Contact HR Director Patti Allstott. 541-676-2949, for more information

Available Employment Opportunities

  • Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

    Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

    Pioneer Memorial Hospital, a 21-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Heppner, OR is is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse. $1,000 sign on bonus, plus $1,000 relocation bonus. Excellent work environment, competitive wage and generous benefit package. New grads welcome to apply. Oregon license required. Come visit us and see our small hospital with a big heart. See complete job description on this page. For more information, contact CNO Terri Brandt-Correia at 541-676-2947. Applications are available thru the link on this page, or contact Human Resources at 541-676-2949.  Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. EEOE.

    Reports to: DNS Department: Nursing
    Classification: RN – Non Union
    Date: June 2016

    Job Summary

    Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the Charge Nurse will plan, direct, and evaluate total nursing care and functions during a particular shift, in accordance with established philosophy and policy. Nursing staff are assigned the care of patients in accordance with patient’s needs, the qualifications and competence of the nurse. The RN is responsible for orientation, training and management of personnel. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units, participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures and skills. The RN will practice in accordance with the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Oregon Administrative Rules, Division 45 “Standards and Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse”. The RN must have a valid, unencumbered license in good standing with the Oregon State Board of Nursing prior to assuming the duties of a Registered Nurse.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Provides the best possible nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of patients.
    2.  Initiates and implements patient’s care plans.
    3. Makes nursing assignments appropriate to skill level of nursing staff.
    4. Maintains acceptable standards of patient care.
    5. Identifies problems and guides personnel to their solution.
    6. Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel.
    7. Accurately and promptly implements physicians’ orders.
    8. Administers medications and intravenous solutions skillfully and correctly.
    9. Maintains standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting.
    10. Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand.
    11. Participates in the hospital safety program.
    12. Participates in planning changes and improvements.
    13. Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures.
    14. Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.
    15. Keeps DNS informed of patients needs, and problems on the nursing unit.
    16. Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
    17. Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.
    18. Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality.
    19. Displays concern and initiative.
    20. Observes and supports hospital policy.
    21. Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
    22. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments and visitors.
    23. Participates in the evaluation of employees under supervision.
    24. Participates in DNS call rotation.
    25. When not performing patient care, will assist in minor housekeeping duties by cleaning rooms [to include light mopping, vacuuming and wiping down all surfaces], setting up rooms in preparation of the next patient, emptying small garbage cans; sharps containers and biohazard containers.
    26. When not performing patient care, will assist in central processing by stocking needed supplies to patient care areas, central supply and processing instrumentation for sterile packs.
    27. When not performing patient care, will assist in medical records performing simple documentation filing and copying as needed.
    28. As a member of the Morrow County Health District Team, will represent the organization’s mission, vision and values to our customer and all those we serve.
    29. Uphold the organization’s True North Statement “Welcoming our patients and providing exceptional care”.


    Perform work in the emergency room as needed.
    Assist with patient transfers to other facilities as required.
    Works in the Hospital Pharmacy and pulls medications and needed, mixes medication and updates the Pharmacy log.
    Coverage for Director of Nursing Services as scheduled.
    Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    1. Demonstrated supervision of others.
    2. Assumes responsibility for own continued personal and professional growth.
    3. Appropriate manner, conduct, and grooming.
    4. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
    5. Ability to learn and adapt as necessary.

    Education and Experience:

    1. High School Graduate or GED.
    2. Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse’s License – in hand.
    3. Two years of clinical practice preferred.
    4. Current CPR certification.
    5. ACLS, TEAM/TNCC, PEPP/PALS required, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.

    Working Conditions

    1. Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving patients throughout day.
    2. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other shifts temporarily, when necessary.
    3. Subject to falls, infectious diseases, substances, odors, hostile and emotionally upset patients & family members, etc. throughout the workday.
    4. Exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious substances, hazardous chemicals, toxins and noise.
    5. Occasional exposure to grease, oils and dust and be able to push, pull and lift occasionally over 50 pounds.
    6. Requires manual dexterity including manipulating tools, equipment and items on a regular basis.
  • Patient Account Representative Clerk III

    Patient Account Representative Clerk III

    Morrow County Health District has a full-time opening for an Admitting Clerk/Patient Account Representative at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner. Duties include answering multi-line phones, customer service at front window, all admitting functions, working patient accounts receivable, utilizing Electronic Medical Record System, preparing and submitting claims for payment, maintaining data for reports, perform opening and closing duties of the office. Significant computer experience in Microsoft Office programs required, in other programs helpful. Prior medical office experience, especially Electronic Medical Record and billing process preferred. Starting wage range from $16.16 to $17.61 DOQ. Excellent benefits package. Background check and drug screen required. For more information, contact Juli McDonald, 541-676-2955. Applications are available thru the link on this page, or at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, 541-676-9133. EEOE.

    Reports to: Patient Business Office Manager
    Departments: Business Office
    Classification: Clerk III
    Date: November 9, 2018

    Job Summary

    The Patient Account Representative is responsible for computer admissions, answering the phone, collection and maintenance of the patient accounts as assigned, and supports the daily operations of the Patient Business Office.

    Essential Functions:

    • Answer multi-line telephones and perform customer service at office front window, including all admitting functions and collection of patient information.
    • Obtain necessary data from patients and/or family for proper documentation. This includes outpatients and inpatients. Update computer with correct information.
    • Maintain professionalism when interacting with patients, family, and all visitors.
    • Directing visitors appropriately and per policy.
    • Gain and maintain knowledge and understanding of the Centriq Electronic Health System.
    • Utilize the Centriq EMR system to run reports and review patient accounts.
    • Prepare and submit claims for payment to insurance carriers, secondary and tertiary payers, and private pay patients in accordance with current standards, rules, and regulations, both electronically and manually.
    • Maintain knowledge concerning billing rules and regulations by keeping current with changes published in the various bulletins, manuals, etc. that will be provided by the District and attend training at industry seminars, schools, and other facilities as required.
    • Maintain data for and complete required monthly and quarterly reports as assigned.
    • Perform follow-up and process additional information as necessary with insurance companies.
    • Assists patients with insurance papers and billing questions or refer to appropriate account clerk or to office supervisor.
    • Document all patient and third party contact and inquiries made in person, by telephone or mail in the patient record.
    • Perform opening and closing duties of office, including balancing of petty cash.
    • Process requests for petty cash withdrawals.
    • Bring to supervisor’s attention any problems regarding Patient Business Office processes and procedures, patient accounts, or other issues.
    • Maintain high ethical standards and follow guideline for personal conduct as set forth in the Employee Handbook and MCHD Personnel Policies.
    • Maintains strict confidentiality and professionalism concerning patient matters.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    Maintain a safe and neat work area. Maintain professional conduct at all times. Report all accidents and/or safety violations immediately to immediate supervisor. Perform other duties and responsibilities that may become necessary as directed by your Supervisor or the District Administrator.

    Required Competency Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Graduate from High School or GED required
    • Must be highly accurate, organized, and able to multi-task.
    • Knowledge of computers, office equipment, multi-line phone systems, and general office skills.

    Working Conditions:

    • Occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious waste, hazardous materials, noise.
    • Be able to lift frequently over 10 pounds.
    • Able to perform hand, eye, and foot coordination on a constant basis.
    • Be able to sit for long periods of time.
    • Ability to concentrate on detail with interruptions and be able to prioritize job tasks.
    • Flexibility in work schedule changes.
    • Able to remember day to day schedule changes and assignments.

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Completed applications can be submitted in the following ways:
      • Fax(541) 676-2901 – Attn: HR
      • Drop off at any Morrow County Health District location
      • Mail to the attention of HR

Morrow County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Area Information

Information concerning the area can be found at the following websites:

Heppner Chamber of
Morrow County School
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