Available Employment Opportunities

  • Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

    HOSPITAL RN

    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.

    HELP WANTED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

    Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse
    RN

    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”.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.

  • Full-Time EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic for Irrigon Ambulance Station

    Full-Time EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic  for Irrigon Ambulance Station

    HELP WANTED AD

    Morrow County Health District is seeking a full-time EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic for Irrigon Ambulance Station in north eastern Oregon. Must be currently licensed in Oregon and reside within call response area. Job duties include emergency response and transport and participation in community health-related activities. Must work well with the public and possess good communication skills. Bilingual a plus. Very competitive wage and excellent benefit package. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. For information, contact EMS Director Rusty Estes, estesr@mocohd.org, 541-676-2922. Applications are available through the link on this page or by calling 541-676-2949. Please e-mail applications to pattia@mocohd.org or fax to 541-676-2901. MCHD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

    Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate/
    Irrigon Station
    EMT-I

    Reports to: EMS Coordinator Department: EMS
    Classification: EMT-I Union
    Date: July 23, 2009

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    To provide pre-hospital medical care for the sick and injured, to include scene control and transportation of all patients requesting an ambulance.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide primary and secondary patient assessments.
    • Provide basic life support (CPR) for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to assess scene and manage scene for the safety of all.
    • Provide immediate care to patients as needed (i.e. Control bleeding, bandaging, splinting, airway management, control of shock).
    • Extracting patients in a manner that will not cause further injury to the patient.
    • Take patient’s vitals and monitor patient for changes.
    • Follow standing orders for patient care within protocols of the State of Oregon for an EMT-Intermediate.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of patients and their family.
    • Document all care given and other patient information needed to complete forms.
    • Follow established universal precautions and procedures.
    • Follow aseptic techniques for infection control.
    • Use safe and appropriate body mechanics when lifting and moving patients, equipment and debris.
    • Respond in an appropriate manner and within time limitations to all emergency calls.
    • Initiate or administer medications under specific written protocols as authorized.
    • Coordinate and prepare monthly call schedule.
    • Serve on call schedule for evening, weekend and holiday coverage as needed.
    • Wash and vacuum ambulance weekly or as needed.
    • Check ambulance weekly for supplies; restock ambulance after every run.
    • Check drugs for outdates monthly.
    • Assist Provider at Irrigon Medical Clinic as assigned.
    • Conduct Free Blood Pressure Checks in the community as assigned.
    • Assist with CPR and other trainings at local schools.
      Represent the District at area Health Fairs as assigned.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Attend continuing education programs as required. Station duties in conjunction with EMS Coordinator, also scheduling, Run Reports and other paperwork preparation for EMS Coordinator. Keep ambulances stocked and clean both inside and out. Perform regular checks of vehicle fluids, tires and batteries. Participate in Community Service and Awareness Programs as assigned. Assist at Irrigon Medical Clinic as assigned. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    1. Hold current certification through the Oregon Health Division as an Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Level.
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of life saving techniques.
    3. Six months of experience in supervised ambulance runs, including hands-on experience.
    4. Have a working knowledge of local standing orders and Oregon Administrative Rules concerning pre-hospital care.
    5. Ability to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.
    6. Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    7. Ability to cope with mental and emotional stresses specific to EMS.
    8. The ability to properly assist in extricating, lifting, and moving a patient.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Ability to physically transfer, lift, or assist patients whose weight can be 300 pounds or more, with help.
    2. Push or pull patients on stretchers with a total weight of 300 plus pounds.
    3. Lift stair chair (approx. 30 lbs.) to shoulder height to store and unload.
    4. Lift backboards over head to store and unload (approx. 5 lbs.)
    5. Change Oxygen bottles in ambulance (approx. 50 lbs.)
    6. Carry required equipment and position patient.
    7. Walk, stoop, twist, squat, and crawl.
    8. Function in small tight places.
    9. The ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
    10. Communicate and respond clearly on radio, telephone and in writing.
    11. Read labels and thermometers, follow directions, and assess patients.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

    The EMT at anytime may be exposed to hazardous environmental situations such as: extremes of hot and cold, dust, smoke, possible chemical hazards, etc. The EMT MUST be alert to sudden changes in the environment that could result in serious injury or death to the EMT. There is frequent exposure to blood, body tissues and other potential infectious fluids. The EMT may be subjected to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, or bystanders.

    Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
    Boardman Station or Irrigon Station
    EMT-Paramedic

    Reports to: EMS Coordinator Department: EMS
    Classification: EMT-P Non Union
    Date: November 19, 2013

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    To provide pre-hospital medical care for the sick and injured, to include scene control and transportation of all patients requesting an ambulance. Perform various duties required to facilitate the delivery of said care. To represent the District in various Community Service activities.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide primary and secondary patient assessments.
    • Provide basic life support (CPR) for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to assess scene and manage scene for the safety of all.
    • Provide immediate care to patients as needed (i.e. Control bleeding, bandaging, splinting, airway management, control of shock).
    • Extracting patients in a manner that will not cause further injury to the patient.
    • Take patient’s vitals and monitor patient for changes.
    • Follow standing orders for patient care.
    • Maintain strict confidentiality of patients and their family.
    • Document all care given and other patient information needed to complete forms.
    • Follow established universal precautions and procedures.
    • Follow aseptic techniques for infection control.
    • Use safe and appropriate body mechanics when lifting and moving patients, equipment and debris.
    • Respond in an appropriate manner and within time limitations to all emergency calls.
    • Initiate and maintain peripheral intravenous (I.V.) lines.
    • Initiate and maintain an intraosseous infusion.
    • Initiate saline or similar locks.
    • Draw peripheral blood specimens.
    • Administer specific medications, as identified by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, under specific written protocols authorized by the supervising physician, or by direct order from a licensed physician.
    • Insertion of nasogastric and orogastric tube.
    • Maintain during transport any intravenous medication infusions or other procedures which were initiated in a medical facility, and if clear and understandable written and verbal instructions for such maintenance have been provided by the physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant at the sending medical facility.
    • Initiate electrocardiographic monitoring and interpret presenting rhythm.
    • Perform cardiac defibrillation with a manual defibrillator.
    • Initiate airway management techniques as delineated by Oregon Board of Medical Examiners.
    • Provide advanced life support in the resuscitation of patients in cardiac arrest.
    • Perform emergency cardioversion in compromised patients.
    • Attempt external transcutaneous pacing of bradycardia caused hemodynamic compromise.
    • Initiate needle thoracentesis for tension pneumothorax in a prehospital setting.
    • Initiate placement of a femoral intravenous line when necessary.
    • Initiate placement of a urinary catheter when necessary.
    • Initiate or administer medications or blood products under specific written protocols as authorized.
    • Coordinate and prepare monthly call schedule.
    • Serve on call schedule for evening, weekend and holiday coverage as needed.
    • Wash and vacuum ambulance weekly or as needed.
    • Check ambulance weekly for supplies; restock ambulance after every run.
    • Check drugs for outdates monthly.
    • Assist Provider at Irrigon Medical Clinic as assigned – Irrigon Paramedic Only.
    • Conduct Free Blood Pressure Checks in the community as assigned.
    • Assist with CPR and other trainings at local schools.
    • Represent the District at area Health Fairs as assigned.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Attend continuing education programs as required. Participate in Community Service and Awareness Programs as assigned. Station duties in conjunction with Senior EMT if applicable. Scheduling, Run Reports and other paperwork preparation for EMS Coordinator. Keep ambulances stocked and clean both inside and out. Perform regular checks of vehicle fluids, tires and batteries. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    1. Hold current certification through the Oregon Health Division as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Level.
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of life saving techniques.
    3. Six months of experience in supervised ambulance runs, including hands-on experience.
    4. Have a working knowledge of local standing orders and Oregon Administrative Rules concerning pre-hospital care.
    5. Ability to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.
    6. Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    7. Ability to cope with mental and emotional stresses specific to EMS.
    8. The ability to properly assist in extricating, lifting, and moving a patient.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Ability to physically transfer, lift, or assist patients whose weight can be 300 pounds or more, with help.
    2. Push or pull patients on stretchers with a total weight of 300 plus pounds.
    3. Lift stair chair (approx. 30 lbs.) to shoulder height to store and unload.
    4. Lift backboards over head to store and unload (approx. 5 lbs.)
    5. Change Oxygen bottles in ambulance (approx. 50 lbs.)
    6. Carry required equipment and position patient.
    7. Walk, stoop, twist, squat, and crawl.
    8. Function in small tight places.
    9. The ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
    10. Communicate and respond clearly on radio, telephone and in writing.
    11. Read labels and thermometers, follow directions, and assess patients.

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

    The EMT at anytime may be exposed to hazardous environmental situations such as: extremes of hot and cold, dust, smoke, possible chemical hazards, etc. The EMT MUST be alert to sudden changes in the environment that could result in serious injury or death to the EMT. There is frequent exposure to blood, body tissues and other potential infectious fluids. The EMT may be subjected to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, or bystanders.

  • Assistant Primary Care Services Manager

    Assistant Primary Care Services Manager

    HELP WANTED AD

    Morrow County Health District is seeking an Assistant Primary Care Services Manager to work in partnership with the Manager to oversee operations and the delivery of services to the District’s primary care clinics in Heppner, Ione and Irrigon. The Assistant Manager works collaboratively with medical providers, other clinic and District staff, and works with the Primary Care Project Specialist in all areas of the Electronic Health Record software system. Assists manager in the handling of complaints, preparing annual clinic budgets, coordinating and promoting health education and screening programs, and various other duties. Requires excellent communication skills; planning and project management skills and the use of project management tools. Critical thinking capability, demonstrated skill with software programs including Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word required. Successful applicant must have five years of leadership and management experience, medical clinic management preferred. Some college education required, Bachelor degree in related field preferred. Competitive wage and excellent benefit package. Complete job description and application are available through the link on this page or by calling HR Director Patti Allstott at 541-676-2949. For more information, contact Primary Care Services Manager Kris Jones, 541-676-2902. EEOE.

    Job Summary

    The Primary Care Services Assistant Manager works in partnership with the Primary Care Services Manager in the development and implementation of Primary Care strategies for Morrow County Health District. This individual manages the operations and delivery of services to the District’s primary care clinics in Heppner, Ione, and Irrigon under the direction of the Primary Care Services Manager. Responsibilities include ensuring patients in the District’s service area have access to primary care, increasing clinic volume, and increasing organizational awareness in the community and creating a culture of welcoming our patients and providing exceptional care. In management of the clinics, this position ensures that the clinics operate at peak efficiency in order to provide timely, high quality coordinated care with exceptional patient outcomes. This includes implementing standards, standard work protocols, policies, and supervision of clinic staff including all front office staff, coders, care coordinators, referral coordinators, medical assistants, excluding providers.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Works in partnership with the clinic manager, providers, administration and clinic staff to develop and implement programs that promote health and access to primary care in the Morrow County Health District Service Area.
    2. Works collaboratively with the clinic manager, providers, administration, and clinic staff to ensure clinics are certified and continuously meet criteria and compliance for:
      • Rural Health Clinic
      • National Health Services Corps
      • Tier 3 Patient Centered Primary Care Home
      • School Based Health Center for Ione Community Clinic
      • Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation
      • Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization Program Guidelines
    3. Works collaboratively with the Primary Care Project Specialist in regards to the clinic’s electronic health record. This includes cross training of all modules of the software, collaborating with providers and staff to maximize its utility and to train and support its use by all providers and staff as necessary.
    4. Assists in the scheduling, compiling of data, preparing reports, and leading the annual Program Evaluation Meeting for each site.
    5. Works collaboratively with the clinic manager, providers and staff to ensure meaningful quality metrics are selected, tracked and continuously improved. This includes both clinical quality as well as patient satisfaction. Assists clinic manager in implementing and overseeing policies in areas of safety, environmental protection, and infection control.
    6. Manages personnel actions under the direction of the clinic manager including, but not limited to, hiring, performance evaluations, discipline process, submission of time cards, tracking of time and attendance and management of schedules and vacation coverage for all staff. Work collaboratively with the Human Resource Manager for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    7. Works in collaboration with the Primary Care Project Specialist and clinic manager in ensuring the implementation of standards and standard work in the clinics. This includes proper training of all staff, policy education, and verification of competency through regular observation.
    8. Maintains liaison with professional medical staff and other personnel in administering policies and procedures regarding patient flow and utilization of space, time, supplies and equipment. Implements policies and procedures to improve patient care and utilization of clinic resources.
    9. Assists clinic manager with all patient complaints and coordinates responses in coordination with providers, administration, and/or the Patient Business Office Manager if appropriate.
    10. Meets regularly with the clinic manager. Assists in scheduling and leading regular clinic staff meetings. Attends monthly Department Manager Meetings and if requested, monthly Board of Director’s meetings. Attend required in services and educational programs.
    11. Provide input into the District’s marketing plan and website as it pertains to the Primary Care service line.
    12. Works in collaboration with the clinic manager to coordinate and promote health education and screening programs such as, but not limited to, prostate cancer screening, health fair, special lecture programs, breast cancer awareness, sports physicals, etc.
    13. Assists clinic manager in preparing annual budgets for each clinic and ensures appropriate fiscal management of the practices. Approve and submit invoices as needed to Accounts Payable.
    14. Coordinates and promotes visiting specialty care provided in clinic setting.
    15. Maintains open and positive communication with staff, physicians, and other hospital departments.
    16. Ensures office and clinical supply inventory is current, mail is opened and processed, all offices are opened and closed according to established procedures.
    17. Other duties as assigned by the Primary Care Services Manager/Administrator/CEO.

    Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of clinical and administrative staff within the District and with community leaders.
    • Strong leadership qualities and leadership experience.
    • Demonstrated program development and implementation skills.
    • Ability to represent the District effectively in a variety of settings and with diverse communities. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects.
    • Excellent planning and project management skills.
    • Understanding of the use of project management tools, facilitation, group processes and critical thinking required.
    • Good decision making skills and the ability to act autonomously, communicate effectively, and manage frequent variation in workload and time management.
    • Demonstrated skills with software programs such as Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
    • Demonstrated effective analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to concentrate on detail with constant interruptions and be able to prioritize jobs.
    • Able to track schedule changes and assignments for clinic providers and staff.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Five years leadership and management experience, medical clinic management experience preferred
    • Some College Education Required and Bachelors Degree in related field preferred

    Working Conditions:

    • Must have adequate vision, hearing, and manual dexterity to perform duties.
    • Must be able to safely lift up to 25 lbs.
    • Excessive sitting, walking, bending, stooping, standing.
    • Subject to infectious diseases, substances, odors, hostile and emotionally upset patients & family members, etc. throughout the work day.
    • Occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, infection waste, hazardous materials, noise.

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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