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.
  • Home Health and Hospice Director

    Home Health and Hospice Director

    Morrow County Health District is seeking applicants for its Home Health and Hospice Director position.his position is a Department Manager within Morrow County Health District and is responsible for the overall administration of both the Home Health and Hospice departments. Must hold a current Oregon Registered Nurse license and Oregon driver’s license. May be required to share 24-hour call responsibilities. Competitive wage and excellent benefits. Background check and drug screen required. See complete job description/requirements through the link on this page. For additional information contact Chief Nursing Officer Terri Brandt-Correia, 541-676-2947. Applications are available thru the link on this page, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting HR Director Patti Allstott at 541-676-2949. EEOE.

    Reports to: Morrow County Health District CEO
    Departments: Home Health & Hospice
    Classification: Manager/Exempt
    Date: January 24, 2018

    Job Summary

    The Home Health & Hospice Director provides the overall administration and direction of both Pioneer Memorial Home Health and Pioneer Memorial Hospice. The Director functions as the department manager and reports to, and maintains communication with, the CEO/Administrator of Morrow County Health District. The Director exercises full supervision of all employees and services within the Department. May be required to share 24-hour call responsibilities.

    Essential Functions:

      • Organize and direct the functions of the Department to ensure availability of services.
      • Establish and complete appropriate orientation for new employees, as well as provide in-service training, evaluation, and supervision of personnel.
      • Be available to the staff at all times during hours of operation, or delegate and appoint a qualified alternate to be available in the Director’s absence. Will designate, in writing, the Registered Nurse who replaces the Director in his/her absence.
      • Promote a positive and safe work environment.
      • Maintain or oversee maintenance of employee records as needed for department.
      • Maintain written service agreements as appropriate.
      • Prepare annual department budget, oversee the department’s billing system and all fiscal operations.
      • Implement an effective Quality Assurance (QA) plan to ensure the quality and appropriateness of services.
      • Ensure implementation of staff meetings and in-services, volunteer training, interdisciplinary group meetings, and evaluation meetings.
      • Addresses, investigates and resolves any complaints related to care and services provided by the team.
      • Function as a department head and maintain communication with the CEO of Morrow County Health District.
      • Ensures accuracy of public information materials and activities.
      • Provides annual review of policies/procedures, job descriptions and systems of staff communication to ensure coordinated implementation of Plans of Care and utilization of services necessary for comprehensive quality care.
      • Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.

    Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    A thorough knowledge of nursing techniques and principles. Knowledge of hospice regulations. Familiarity with and understanding of non-profit management, Medicare standards and quality management/review process. Knowledge of budgeting, financial management and record keeping. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others to meet overall objective and goals. Knowledge of principles of supervision and personnel practices. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications:

        • Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Oregon.
        • Two years of acute care nursing experience or equivalent is required.
        • Minimum of five years with progressively responsible experience in community based care, Home Health or Hospice, which includes at least two years of supervisory experience; any satisfactory equivalent of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the described duties.
        • Possession of a valid Oregon driver’s license. Ability to do extensive driving in a variety of weather conditions, and at night, if needed.

    Working Conditions:

        • Primary work location is in the Heppner office, although does include automobile and patient’s homes. Condition of patient’s homes varies. Cluttered, unclean and small confined space at times.
        • Poor driving conditions during inclement weather.
        • Ability to work flexible hours, including the sharing of 24-hour call rotation.
        • Physical Requirements: Patient lifting, repositioning, etc. Ability to lift 40 to 60 pounds.
        • Must have adequate vision, hearing, and manual dexterity to perform duties.
        • Extended periods of sitting; walking; bending; stooping; and 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.
  • Housekeeper


    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a full-time housekeeper for Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner. High school diploma or equivalent required.  Prior commercial housekeeping/janitorial experience preferred.  Starting pay range $13.51 – $14.92 DOE.  Excellent benefits package.  Pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screen required.  Applications are available at www.morrowcountyhealthdistrict.org or by contacting  HR Director Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949. EEOE.

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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