Available Employment Opportunities

  • Caregiver / Homemaker


    Morrow County Health District as an opening for a part-time in-home Caregiver/Homemaker for the Home Health & Hospice Department. Hours and days will vary according to patients’ needs. Position provides personal care, some meal preparation, light cleaning/housekeeping. Wage is $10/hr. with no benefits. Pre-employment background check and drug screen are required. Applications are available through the link on this page, in person at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, by calling 541-676-2949. For more information, contact the Home Health & Hospice Department, 541-676-2935.


    Reports to: Home Health & Hospice Director
    Department: Home Health & Hospice
    Date: May 1, 2017

    Job Summary

    The Caregiver/Homemaker provides services to agency clients involving personal care, transfer assist, cleaning & other housekeeping functions, errands, provides companionship and performs other duties as directed by the Director.

    Essential Functions:

    • Know and follow the clients’ service plans which may include, but is not limited to:
      A) Perform or assist clients with supportive, comfort measures.
      B) Prepare meals, snacks and provide fluids.
      C) Perform household services essential to remaining at home.
      D) Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment.
      E) Provide companionship to clients.
      F) Shop & perform errands as requested
      G) Provide transportation to MD appointments as requested
    • Ensure that all clients are treated fairly with kindness, dignity, and respect.
    • Respect clients’ personal property rights, maintain clients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality.
    • Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties and report all accidents and injuries to yourself or clients to the Director.
    • Observe agency practices and perform all assigned tasks in accordance with established agency policies and procedures, and as instructed by the Director.
    • Assure that established infection control, universal precaution practices and standard precaution practices are maintained & followed when performing caregiver/homemaker duties.
    • Assure that clients’ homes are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive manner.
    • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the agency.
    • Thoroughly complete appropriate records, time sheets, service plans and other documentation and submit them in a timely manner.
    • Attend and participate in scheduled orientation and in-service training and educational classes.
    • Notify the agency if you will be late or absent from work at least two (2) hours before assigned visit.
    • Uphold the Morrow County Health District’s Promise of Excellence and exhibit the behavior standards it sets forth.


    • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with staff and clients’ family members.
    • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to interact and deal tactfully with other staff, difficult clients, difficult family members, visitors & the general public.
    • Must use only the equipment you have been trained to use in a safe manner.
    • Must be able to accurately relate information concerning a client’s medical condition.
    • Maintain the CONFIDENTIALITY of client information.
    • Follow established fire and safety policies and procedure.
    • Must adhere to agency dress code.

    Working Conditions:

    • Works in area homes throughout Morrow & Gilliam counties.
    • Must be willing to perform tasks that may involve exposure to client’s blood/body fluids.
    • Must possess the mobility to spend a minimum of 70% of the working day standing and/or moving about the workplace. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.
    • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
    • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
    • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
    • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with clients, personnel, and support agencies.
    • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
    • Must be able to lift clients, medical equipment, and supplies up to 50 pounds.
    • Willingness to work beyond regular hours when necessary.
    • Must be able to assist with evacuation of client in case of emergency.
    • Is involved with clients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
    • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, personnel, visitors, etc.
    • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.
    • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
    • May be exposed to infectious waste, disease, conditions.
    • Work environment is determined by client’s home temperature and humidity.
    • Reports to agency office on a regular basis.
  • Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse


    Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner is seeking two full-time RNs. $1,000 sign-on bonus and $1,000 relocation allowance. Competitive wage, excellent work environment, and benefits package. New Oregon Grads welcome to apply. For more information contact HR Manager Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949. Applications are available thru the link on this page or by calling above number. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. EEOE.


    Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

    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.
    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.
    Participates in DNS call rotation.
    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.
    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.
    Two years of clinical practice preferred.
    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.

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Completed applications can be submitted in the following ways:
  • Emailrecruiting@mocohd.org
  • 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 Commercewww.Heppnerchamber.com
Morrow Countywww.morrowcountyoregon.com
Morrow County School Districtwww.morrow.k12.or.us
Morrow County Tourism – www.morrowcountytourism.net