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

  • Certified Nurses Aide

  • 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. $3,000 sign on/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 Nurse Practitioner, FMP or ARNP, Physicians Assistant PA-C

    Full-Time Nurse Practitioner, FMP or ARNP, Physicians Assistant PA-C

    Irrigon Medical Clinic, a Tier IV Patient Centered Primary Care Home and certified Rural Health Clinic is seeking a Nurse Practitioner, FMP or ARNP, or a Physician Assistant PA-C, for a full time position at our Family Medicine Clinic. NHSC Certified Site for loan repayment. Clinic just completed a large addition and complete renovation. Practice includes one FT physician, another FT PA-C and 1 FT ARNP, as well as a cohesive team of medical assistants, patient care coordinator, discharge coordinator, medical interpreter, manager and others. Limited x-ray on site full time with ultrasound on site weekly. We are a small, friendly clinic with a very upbeat staff. Our appointment schedule allows you time to get to know and spend time with your patients. New grads also welcome to apply.  Competitive wage and excellent benefits package, including fully paid medical, dental and vision for you and family, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment policies, 5-6% of salary contribution to a 401(a) plan with voluntary 457 and 403(b) plan options also. Family air and ground ambulance memberships, 11 paid holidays, 16 days paid vacation, paid sick leave (avg. 12 days/yr.), 7 days paid time and up to $2K for fees and expenses in CME allowance, paid online medical subscription service, Wellness benefits, Employee Assistance Plan, and more. Submit resume to: or fax to 541-676-2901.  Contact HR Director Patti Allstott for more information, 541-676-2919.

  • 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.

  • Chief Nursing Officer

    Chief Nursing Officer

    Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

    General Position Summary:
    The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for the overall quality of patient care, patient safety, patient and family experience, nursing practice and standards of care at Pioneer Memorial Hospital. The CNO plans and coordinates nursing services with those of the medical and administrative systems. Participates as a member of the District’s Executive Team in planning, policy formulation and administrative decision making with particular reference to the role, functions and operations of the hospital’s nursing services. In summary, is responsible for patient care, staff management, resource management, fiscal management and nursing quality assurance audits.

    Essential Functions:
    1. Is responsible for organizing, directing and administering nursing services and personnel at Pioneer Memorial Hospital.
    2. Oversees the Home Health and Hospice Department Manager and works with this manager regarding department and staff related patient care issues in conjunction with HR Director.
    3. Oversees the hospital’s Trauma Program, maintains records for Trauma Survey and supervises the Trauma Nurse Coordinator.
    4. Oversees the Quality Coordinator position.
    5. Ensure that all staff maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    6. Maintains records for facility licensing and certification for Nurse Staffing Survey.
    7. Responsible for hospital pharmacy oversight.
    8. Nursing Administrator on call 24/7.
    9. Responsible for Discharge planning as non-skilled Swing Bed Coordinator.
    10. Manages personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary process, submission of time cards, tracking of time and attendance and vacation coverage for all staff. Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Manager for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    11. Maintain records pertaining to licensing, certification, continuing education, job descriptions, nurse orientation packets for new hires, travelers, per diem nurses and ongoing competencies for all nursing staff.
    12. Maintains policies and procedures for staffing law compliance, including the following topics: Nurse Staffing Plan, Mandatory overtime, Rest Breaks and Lunches, Orientation for traveling RNs and aides, Maintains records of staffing and attempts to fill shifts, and patient acuity every four hours to assure adequate staffing.
    13. Maintains policies and procedures for hospital accreditation, including but not limited to: High Risk Medications; RSI kit logs; Code Cart check logs; Rules for handling, storage, dispensing and administration of drugs; and narcotic and emergency drug handling, storage and administration to prevent theft or diversion.
    14. Maintain records of competency and education for staff performing duties in Endoscopic procedures, recovery of Endoscopic patients, and equipment sterilization.
    15. Manage records and reporting to the Centers for Disease Control as per the National Healthcare Safety Network.
    16. Manage records and reporting of Emergency Department measures to the Oregon Office of Rural Health as required.
    17. Maintain records and reporting on Patient Safety Data and the Flu Report – Employee Vaccines to the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.

    Secondary Functions:
    1. Initiates the development of policies and procedures that govern nursing services and other services managed under the CNO’s position.
    2. Assists with direct patient care in times of need for additional staffing.
    3. Is responsible for maintaining verification of employee credentials under his/her supervision.
    4. In responsible for staff performance, education, retention, training & development. May utilize Human Resources Department as needed.
    5. Collaborate with other departments and agencies regarding resources and services for improved patient care and staff development.
    6. Works with the Chief Financial Officer to develop a departmental budget for staffing and services rendered.
    7. Represents the department and organization at various internal and external meetings.
    8. Serves on the Infection Control Committee and Safety Committee.
    9. Encourages and supports research and improvement studies that can make meaningful contributions to the quality and economy of nursing services.
    10. Prepares department report as part of annual Critical Access Hospital Report and participates in the annual meeting.
    11. Must be available to participate in 20 hours of continuing education in Management Skills each year.
    12. Other duties as deemed appropriate by CEO.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility: The Chief Nursing Officer supervises all hospital nursing staff (approximately 16 full-time and 16 part-time RNs and aides) as well as the Home Health and Hospice Manager and the Trauma Nurse Coordinator. Responsible for other staff-related functions as outlined above.

    Interpersonal Contacts:
    Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to accomplish a variety of work with various groups of people, including the staff the manager oversees, physicians, patients and family members, personnel from other hospitals, clinics, healthcare organizations and facilities, the District’s Board of Directors, other members of the Executive Team and District employees, external business and organizational partners, as well as the general public. A demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures is required. Must be able to interact with others in a thoughtful and professional manner.

    Specific Job Ability:
    Must have excellent nursing skills to oversee hospital nursing staff, home health and hospice manager and nursing care, as well as staffing needs and patient acuity. Must have an understanding of the business of healthcare, delivery of services, department budgeting. Needs to have knowledge of LEAN principles. Must have supervisory and leadership skills and experience. Must have experience in Quality Improvement and Infection Control. Will utilize critical thinking and decision making skills on a regular basis. Must have excellent computer skills for email, accessing electronic medical record information, data gathering, compiling reports and other duties.

    Specific Job Effort:
    • Be able to sit, stand, and bend throughout the day.
    • Be able to push, pull and lift over 10 pounds, occasionally over 50 lbs., possibly assist with lifting and moving patients.
    • Responsible for meeting various requirements, conducting various department-related meetings, submitting reports and retaining records as required.
    • Must possess adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform job duties.
    • Mental efforts of the position include juggling many duties and responsibilities at once, having to prioritize and reprioritize as needs change. May be stressful at times.

    Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure:
    1. Completion of a formal Registered Nursing education program with a minimum of an Associates of Applied Science degree in Nursing, Bachelor or Masters Degree preferred.
    2. Two to five years of Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing Services in a hospital setting, or demonstrated progressive supervisory experience.
    3. Current Oregon State RN License.
    4. Possess current ACLS and PALS certifications.
    5. Valid driver’s license required.
    6. Must be versed in District safety policies and procedures and follow them at all times.

    Job Conditions:
    • Subject to falls, hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members and staff throughout the work day.
    • Subject to exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious substances, hazardous chemicals, toxins and noise.
    • Occasional exposure to grease, oils and dust.
    • Requires manual dexterity including manipulating tools, equipment and other items on a regular basis.
    • Position will require some travel between various points within the District, and some out of town travel for supplies,and trainings.

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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

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