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

  • Home Health & Hospice RN

    Home Health & Hospice RN

    Morrow County Health District has an opening for a Full-Time Home Health & Hospice RN.  M-F business hours plus some shared call time.  Must be a team player and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. $1,000 sign-on bonus and $1,000 relocation bonus if relocating to south Morrow County.  Competitive wage and excellent benefits package. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.  For more information contact Director Caroline Jackson , 541-676-2943. For complete Benefits List and application go to, or call 541-676-2943.  EEOE.

    Job Summary:

    Coordinates total nursing care for patients in the home setting; administers skilled nursing care; participates in teaching patients and significant others home medical management; and provides leadership by working cooperatively with home health team members and community resources in establishing priorities and goals of patient care.  Under the general supervision of the Home Health Director, the Registered Nurse functions as an active member of the home health team. 

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    1. Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
    2. Two years of experience in homecare or medical-surgical nursing is preferred.

    General Requirements:

    1. Must have genuine interest and concern for all clients.
    2. Must be sufficiently mature and emotionally stable to work well with others.
    3. Must possess good physical and mental health.
    4. Must have a clean and neat appearance.
    5. Must be courteous and kind in manner.
    6. Can work harmoniously and skillfully with other staff members, patients and their families.
    7. Must be flexible and able to tolerate change or changing demands.
    8. Analytical ability is required to evaluate clients and recommend solutions to treatment related problems.
    9. Must demonstrate strong evaluation skills and show ingenuity and creativity.
    10. Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile.


    The Registered Nurse travels to and from, and performs duties in each patient’s home.  The climate is not routinely controlled.  Frequently there is exposure to blood, body tissues and other potentially infectious fluids.  There can be exposure to loud and unpleasant noises, unpleasant odors, unclean homes and dust.  May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members or visitors.    Work environment not controlled by employee.  Road and weather conditions are variable.

    Physical Requirements:

    1. Able to speak, read and write in English.
    2. Able read assignments, directions, labels and measure vital signs, including: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure and weight.
    3. Able to communicate and respond clearly on telephone and respond to patients’ spoken needs.
    4. The ability to physically transfer, lift or assist patients whose average weight is 160 pounds with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
    5. Able to spend 80% of the work shift standing and/or moving about.
    6. Able to carry full bath basins, trays and position patients.
    7. Able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, twist, bend and squat to perform essential job functions.

    Mental Requirements:

    1. Able to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.
    2. Able to follow, complete and remember daily routines and requirements.
    3. Able to comprehend and utilize professional education materials.
    4. Able to enact emergency procedures.
    5. Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    6. Able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.


    Must be able to use: sphygmomanometer; stethoscope; intravenous and blood drawing equipment; enteral and intravenous pumps; CADD pumps; scales; thermometers; watch; and telephone.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Provides direct and/or indirect skilled care to patients in the home setting per physician order and agency protocol.
    2. Develops patient plan of treatment by assessing the patient’s condition and nursing needs, both physical and psychosocial; sets goals and prescribes nursing action to meet these goals.
    3. Reports pertinent observation of assessment and evaluation to the physician and documents these observations accurately and concisely.  Evaluates and revises the plan of treatment on an on-going basis with physician supervision.
    4. Teach patients, family and significant others home management of disease process and medication regime in order to promote optimal level of wellness and independence.
    5. The Registered Nurse is considered the case manager and as such is responsible for coordinating and/or supervising patient care to assure continuity and quality.
    6. Emphasis is on a high level of nursing direction, observation and skill.
    7. Makes Home Health Aide supervisory visits to the patient’s residence at least once every two weeks of service, either when the aide is present to observe and assist, or when the aide is absent to assess relationship, determine continued need for aide services, and/or whether goals are being met.
    8. Assists client and/or family in obtaining necessary equipment.
    9. Makes appropriate community referrals.
    10. Prepares clinical notes and medical updates/summary notes in a timely manner.
    11. Participates in inservice education, clinical record reviews and care conferences.
    12. Consistently reports for duty on time and as scheduled.
    13. Maintains strict confidentiality.
    14. Observes appropriate safety procedures.
    15. Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
    16. Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Home Health Director.

    I understand the tasks assigned to this position may involve exposure to blood/body fluids.  I understand that the Hepatitis B vaccination is available at no charge, and I may choose to accept or decline this vaccination.

    The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.  I have read the above job description and fully understand the conditions set forth therein, and as a Registered Nurse, employed by Pioneer Memorial Home Health, I shall perform these duties to the best of my ability.

  • Certified Nurses Aide

    Certified Nurses Aide

    Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner is seeking a Certified Nurses Aide or Certified Medication Aide for one variable shift position one shift per week. Competitive wage and excellent work environment. Applications are available through the link below or by contacting 541-676-9133. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. For more information, contact Terri Brandt-Correia, Chief Nursing Officer, 541-676-2947. Morrow County Health District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

  • Registered Nurse

    Registered Nurse

    Morrow County Health District has an opening for a full-time Registered Nurse for Pioneer Memorial Hospital, a 21-bed Critical Access Hospital in Heppner, OR,  a very friendly “home town” community surrounded by great outdoor recreation.  Less than an hour from Hermiston, 90 minutes from the Tri-Cities, WA.   $1,000 sign-on bonus plus $1,000 relocation bonus.  New Oregon Grads welcome to apply. Our small hospital provides a wide range of experience in all areas and a comprehensive orientation period.  You will get to know your patients and see your care make a difference here. Must be currently licensed in Oregon. Competitive wage, Excellent benefit package.  We have a great team of professionals in all departments. Come visit us and check us out.  For more information contact CNO Terri Brandt-Correia at 541-676-2947.  Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.  Applications and complete job description are available through the links on this page, or by calling 541-676-2949.  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”.


    1. Perform work in the emergency room as needed.
    2. Assist with patient transfers to other facilities as required.
    3. Works in the Hospital Pharmacy and pulls medications and needed, mixes medication and updates the Pharmacy log.
    4. Coverage for Director of Nursing Services as scheduled.
    5. 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.

  • Full-Time Receptionist

    Full-Time Receptionist

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a full-time Receptionist at Pioneer Memorial Clinic in Heppner.   Duties include answering phone, scheduling appointments, greeting patients, operating various software programs, collecting payments, preparing bank deposit.   Requires highly organized individual with great customer service skills who can work independently.  High School Diploma and two years general office experience required, medical office experience with electronic health record software preferred.    Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player.  Salary range $14.23 – $18.06 DOQ. Excellent benefits package.   Background check and pre-employment drug screen required.  Applications are available thru the link on this page, at the Patient Business Office at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949.  Closes 2/18, 5 p.m.  EEOE.

    Receptionist/Medical Office

    Clerk II/III

    Reports to:               Director of Primary Care Services

    Departments:          Pioneer Memorial Clinic & Irrigon Medical Clinic, Ione Community Clinic

    Classification:         Clerk II

    Date:                             July 8, 2013


    To greet patients, activate patient files, and move patients through a predetermined schedule of appointments at the Health District’s Clinic.


    1. Welcomes patients and visitors in person and on the telephone, answers inquiries or refers questions to other staff members as needed in a polite and friendly manner.
    2. Schedules appointments for the providers to optimize patient satisfaction, provider time, and most effective utilization of examining and treatments rooms.  Prepares a daily schedule of examinations for each provider if assigned.
    3. As part of patient registration, checks insurance status, verifies eligibility of patients at each visit.  Collects co-pay at time of visit.  Updates all information in Healthland computer system.
    4. Schedule patient appointments by parameters set by providers and approved by Administration and/or the Health District Board.
    5. Confirms next day appointments.
    6. Files dictated chart notes, hospital and all outside records in the appropriate places in the patient files.
    7. Completes and copies medical records as requested by patient, clinic providers, and outside sources.
    8. Assists ill or distraught patients as necessary.
    9. Triages all urgent or emergent calls or visits to the provider or their representatives for disposition (clinic visit or emergency room).
    10. Participates in the medical office emergency routine, whenever required.
    11. Assists patients with insurance papers and refers billing questions to the appropriate Patient Business Office staff member.
    12. Prepares deposit for Administration office each day.
    13. Maintains reception area in neat and orderly condition at all times.
    14. Opens and sorts all office mail if assigned.  Delivers outgoing mail to Mail Room at hospital before 12 noon each day if assigned.
    15. Summons ambulance or other staff members as needed.
    16. Checks to ensure that all necessary information for proper billing is recorded in patient/computer files.  Talks to patients as necessary regarding account information.
    17. Maintain statistical information as requested by District Administration.
    18. Maintains patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPAA standards.



    1. Opens office at beginning of day and, depending on work schedule, closes office at end of day.
    2. Make sure answering machine is up to date daily and if a notice of closure of clinic is needed to post where customers can see them.
    3. May assist other staff members with their duties as workload dictates.
    4. Copies medical records as requested.
    5. Complete housekeeping duties as assigned.



    1. High School graduate or equivalent.
    2. Graduate of certified medical office training course or 2 years prior office experience, medical office experience preferred.
    3. Personality and demeanor to deal with the public and assist ill and distraught patients.
    4. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Maintain a professional, pleasant attitude to coworkers and patients.
    5. Basic office and computer skills. Experience with electronic medical record preferred.
    6. Good organizational skills.


    • 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 communicate clearly with all patients, residents, visitors, and staff and be able to read and understand written instructions.
    • Ability to concentrate on detail with constant interruptions and be able to prioritize jobs.
    • Ability 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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