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

  • Maintenance Technician

    Maintenance Technician

    Morrow County Health District has an opening for a full time Maintenance Technician at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner.  Must have a high school diploma and valid Oregon driver’s license.  Previous maintenance experience, computer skills preferred.  Must be able to work in confined spaces and high places. Some heavy lifting.   Successful applicant will be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction.  Background check and drug screen required.  Competitive wage, benefit package. For more information contact Dan Sharp, 541-676-2929. Applications and complete job description are available thru the link on this page, at  Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting Patti Allstott at 541-676-2949.  EEOE.

    Reports to: Environmental Services Manager
    Department: Plant
    Classification: Union
    Date: March 2017

    Job Summary

    To help maintain all District buildings and grounds as instructed to provide a good aesthetic appearance and safe environment for all patients, staff and visitors.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Help repair or replace plumbing, electrical and mechanical equipment as needed.
    2. Change heating/cooling system filters on a regular basis; repair/replace motors, fans, bearings, when needed; lubricate related equipment as per District Maintenance Schedule.
    3. Install and remove all window AC units according to Maintenance Schedule.
    4. Assist with care of boilers for proper operation.  Maintain, repair, replace all pumps, filters, piping gauges, etc. so boiler runs efficiently at all times for heating and hot water.
    5. Inspect and check fire system on a regular basis and according to the maintenance schedule and as per Fire Marshall’s regulations.
    6. Repair fire sprinkler system as needed and maintain operation at all times.
    7. Become certified as an ambulance driver and drive ambulance for emergency calls and transfers when EMS Coordinator is unavailable, and as needed.  This includes providing relief coverage from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday when the EMS Director is not available to drive.
    8. Help repair walls, ceilings, floors, etc. as needed.
    9. Help with construction projects as assigned.
    10. Moving heavy furniture and heavy and bulky freight as needed.
    11. Help maintain and repair building exteriors.
    12. Maintain grounds, including:  mowing, weeding, fertilizing, watering, trimming shrubs, planting flowers, landscaping work, maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems, raking leaves, sweeping , washing, shoveling walks,  maintaining parking areas, etc.
    13. Maintain confidentiality and patient rights.
    14. Document all job functions, follow all safety standards established by the facility and regulatory agencies and work in a safe manner at all times.
    15. Help move patients if needed.
    16. Share Maintenance call schedule with Department Manager.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    Respond to all emergency situations, which may arise within the facility or community as defined in the Fire and Disaster plans.  Interact with all other departments, staff, patients, residents, and visitors.  Provide a clean, safe environment for all patients, residents, visitors, and employees.   May be called on to assist in other areas.   Attend and participate in all departmental and facility inservices and training.  Performs other duties as assigned by your Supervisor or Administration.

    Working Conditions:

    • Will work both indoors and outdoors as the need arises.
    • Occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious waste, grease, oil, dust, hazardous materials, possible exposure to: electrical shocks, toxins, mechanical hazards, burns, and extreme temperatures. 
    • Be able to constantly push and pull over 25 pounds, frequently over 50 pounds, and occasionally over 100 pounds.
    • Be able to constantly lift over 10 pounds, frequently over 50 pounds, and occasionally over 100 pounds.
    • Carry required equipment and position patient.
    • Function in small tight places.
    • Communicate and respond clearly on radio or telephone or in writing.
    • Read labels and thermometers, and follow directions.
    • Be able to grasp, push, pull, carry, or otherwise manipulate tools and items on a constant basis.
    • Able to perform hand, eye, and foot coordination on a constant basis.
    • Be able to stand for long periods of time, or walk constantly.
    • Be able to constantly bend, squat, kneel, climb, crawl, and twist.
    • 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.
    • Able to remember day to day schedule changes and assignments.
    • Ability to work with ladders, from high places, in confined spaces, and in awkward positions.
    • Familiarity and ability to use hand tools and power tools.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    1. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. No previous experience is required but must be willing to learn.
    3. Valid Oregon driver’s license required.
    4. Must be able to work in high places and in confined spaces and be able to lift, bend, kneel, squat, and twist to perform job functions.
  • Community Relations & Communications Manager

    Community Relations & Communications Manager

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a full-time Community Relations and Communications Manager. Duties include relationship building, strategic communication, engagement with other community stakeholders and working as an ambassador for MCHD in areas of community health education and promotion of District services.  Bachelor Degree in Communications, Marketing or related field with experience in healthcare preferred, especially hospital or medical clinic.  Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills; dynamic interpersonal skills and good public speaking ability.  Must be self-motivated, highly organized and have good prioritizing skills.  Experience with various computer software systems, social media platforms and photography required.  Excellent wage/benefit package. Background check and drug screen required. Applications are available thru the link on this page, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital or by contacting HR Director Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949.  EEOE.

    Reports to: CEO
    Department: Administration
    Classification: Department Manager
    Date: May 2018

    Job Summary

    The position of Community Relations & Communications Coordinator is a varied role in that it combines elements of relationship building, strategic communication, engagement with other community stakeholders and working as an ambassador for Morrow County Health District in areas of community health education and promotion of District services in a continual effort to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.  The ideal candidate will have healthcare experience, specifically in a clinic and/or hospital setting, as well as strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, and some experience in graphic design.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Act as a liaison between MCHD Administration and its contracted agency for the development and implementation of all strategic communications, including promotional materials, press releases, community event notifications, and advertisements, keeping all materials current and ready by coordinating requirements with the contracted agency.
    2. Supervise and mentor one part-time department employee.
    3. Coordinate District participation in community health-focused events and presentations.
    4. Photograph and write content for social media, website posts and local newspaper covering District events and functions.
    5. Use or be familiar with graphic design software programs.
    6. Coordinate and manage social media content and posts, as well as monitor incoming feedback posted by followers/users.
    7. Manage updates and monitor District website weekly for any needed changes.
    8. Track invoices for promotional items purchased to assist with budget monitoring and Community Benefit tracking.
    9. Build and manage databases for outreach purposes.
    10. Participate in educational opportunities, trainings and development offerings to update knowledge and skills for the position.
    11. Work with MCHD Administration team and managers to develop promotional banners, brochures, billboards and other materials to promote District services in schools and communities within our service area.
    12. Work with Human Resources Director on recruitment ads.
    13. Keep an annual events calendar of events to track activities and events the District will promote, recognize or participate in.
    14. Coordinate efforts to develop informational video clips to run at District locations on closed circuit televisions to promote services.
    15. Regularly represent the District at community meetings with occasional public speaking regarding District activities, events, promotions.
    16. Send written notification to local newspaper when hospital outpatient services and clinics will be closed for holidays.
    17. Other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competency:

    1. Bachelor Degree in communications, marketing or related field with experience in healthcare preferred, especially hospital or medical clinic.
    2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    3. Must have dynamic interpersonal skills and good public speaking ability.
    4. Must be self-motivated, highly organized and have good prioritizing skills.
    5. Experience with various computer software systems, social media platforms and photography.
    6. Must have valid Driver’s License.

    Working Conditions

    • Occasional exposure to hazardous materials, noise.
    • Be able to frequently lift over 10 pounds.
    • Be able to operate office equipment.
    • Be able to stand, stoop, squat to access files, reports, etc.
    • Be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
    • Be able to drive to neighboring communities, cities to conduct business.  Most trips will be day trips, but some could involve an overnight stay.

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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
Morrow County Tourism –