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

    Certified Nurses Aide – CNA I, CNA II

    Job Summary

    Under the direction of the Charge Nurse the Certified Nurse’s Aide shall perform patient care tasks and procedures as assigned.  Nursing staff are assigned the care of patients in accordance with the patient’s needs, specialized qualifications and competence of the Certified Nurses Aide.  The Certified Nurses Aide will hold a valid, unencumbered license in good standing with the Oregon State Board of Nursing prior to assuming any of the duties of a Certified Nurses Aide. The Certified Nurses Aide will practice in accordance with the “Standards for Certification of the Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide” as set forth in OAR Chapter 851, Division 062.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Standards of Care
    2. Apply standard precautions according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines;
    3. Use hand hygiene between episodes of care;
    4. Use appropriate body mechanics to prevent injury to self and patient;
    5. Follow the care plan as directed by the licensed nurse;
    6. Use appropriate communication with patient, patient’s family and friends, and coworkers;
    7. Use alternatives to physical restraints, or assists in the application of physical restraints as directed by the licensed nurse;
    8. Determine absence of pulse and/or respiration, and initiate emergency response;
    9. Report to the licensed nurse any recognized abnormality in client’s signs and symptoms;
    10. Record observations and measurement, tasks completed and patients statements about condition or care;
    11. Apply safety concepts in the workplace;
    12. Report sign of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, misappropriation or exploitation;
    13. Demonstrate respect and rights and property of patients and coworkers; and:
    14. Maintains patient confidentiality
    15. Patient Care

        Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, the CNA may provide and assists patient with the following:

    1. Provides for patient’s personal hygiene: performs oral care, gives bedpans, urinals, baths, shampoos, shaves, assists with showers and bathing.
    2. Provides for activities of daily living: assists with meals and feeds patients, ambulates, turns and positions patients, provides fresh water and nourishments between meals.
    3. Performs I & O, checks vital signs, height, weight, administers enemas, performs specimen collection, and post-mortem care.
    4. Provides for comfort needs of patients.
    5. Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and assists in the orientation of new employees.
    6. Utilizes resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner.
    7. Maintains a safe and attractive environment for patients and co-workers, transports patients and equipment as appropriate.
    8. Promptly answers patients’ call lights and requests.
    9. Reports observations of a patient to the nurse caring for the patient to ensure professional assessment.
    10. Instills confidence in the patient by maintaining a neat and attractive appearance and performing duties in a competent and caring manner.
    11. Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.
    12. Maintains good working relations among all nursing unit personnel and other hospital employees through appropriate communication.
    13. Must have current knowledge and/or training in geriatric nursing care.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    1. With specialized training and written approval, may perform additional and specialized tasks pertinent to assigned area and as determined by the OSBN Nurse Practice Act.
    2. Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all patients.
    3. Participates in other duties as assigned.
    4. Works as support staff in the Emergency Department under the scope of practice referenced above.
    5. As a member of the Morrow County Health District Team, will represent the organization’s mission, vision and values to our customers and all those we serve.
    6. Uphold the organization’s True North Statement “Welcoming our patients and providing exceptional care”.

    Education and Experience:

    1. High School Graduate or GED preferred.
    2. Complete an OSBN approved training program.
    3. A current Nursing Aide Certification with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
    4. Previous hospital experience with acceptable references preferred.
    5. Current CPR certification.

    Working Conditions:

    1. Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving patients throughout day.
    2. Push, pull and lift occasionally over 50 pounds.
    3. Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other shifts temporarily, when necessary.
    4. Subject to falls, infectious diseases, substances, odors, hostile and emotionally upset patients & family members, etc. throughout the workday.
    5. Exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious substances, hazardous chemicals, toxins and noise.
    6. Requires manual dexterity including manipulating tools, equipment, and items on a regular basis.
  • 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.   Flexible work schedule, $5,000 Sign-on 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 and $5/hr. shift differential, Excellent benefit package.  We have a great team of professionals in all departments. Come visit us.  For more information contact CNO Jamie Houck at 541-676-2947.  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”.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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: recruiting@mocohd.org or fax to 541-676-2901.  Contact HR Director Patti Allstott for more information, 541-676-2919.

  • Hospice RN – Part-Time & Full-Time Positions

    Home Health & Hospice RN – Part-Time, Full-Time Available

    Morrow County Health District/Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice has openings for a FULL-TIME and several part time Home Health & Hospice RNs for positions in Morrow and North Umatilla counties. Flexible schedules, competitive wages, paid drive time to patient visits, car provided or mileage paid. Must have current Oregon license and 1 year minimum of home health and hospice nursing experience. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. 

    For more information and full Job Description, please contact Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949. Applications are available thru the link on this page.  EEOE.

    POSITION 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.

    ENVIRONMENT:

    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.

    EQUIPMENT:

    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.
  • Home Health RN – Part-Time & Full-Time Positions

    Home Health & Hospice RN – Part-Time, Full-Time Available

    Morrow County Health District/Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice has openings for a FULL-TIME and several part time Home Health & Hospice RNs for positions in Morrow and North Umatilla counties. Flexible schedules, competitive wages, paid drive time to patient visits, car provided or mileage paid. Must have current Oregon license and 1 year minimum of home health and hospice nursing experience. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. 

    For more information and full Job Description, please contact Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949. Applications are available thru the link on this page.  EEOE.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Provides professional nursing services to hospice patients as indicated by the plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary group.  Responsibilities include initial and ongoing assessment of patients, developing and revising the plan of care, timely documentation and communication of assessments, planning and interventions.  Coordinates the care amongst team members.  Must be available to share 24-hour call responsibilities.  Reports to, and is supervised by, the Hospice Coordinator, under the direction of the Hospice Director.  Assigns and supervises Hospice Aides within the plan of care developed.  On occasion, may be required to supervise volunteers in the home.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Possession of a current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Oregon
    2. Two years of acute care nursing experience preferred.
    3. Minimum of one year work experience as a home health or hospice nurse preferred.
    4. Possession of a valid Oregon driver’s license and dependable transportation. Able to provide proof adequate automobile insurance.  Ability to do extensive driving in a variety of weather conditions, and at night, if needed.
    5. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, such as patient lifting, repositioning, transferring, etc.
    6. Must possess a sensitive and compassionate attitude towards accepting death as a part of life and enhancing the quality of life for patients assigned to his/her care.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Ensures quality and safe delivery of Pioneer Memorial Hospice (Hospice) services, within the guideline of accepted nursing practice and state and local law.
    2. Assumes primary case management responsibilities for individual patient/family, including:
    3. Participation in care plan development, implementation, and revision.
    4. Participation in care plan updates with the Interdisciplinary Group.
    5. Comprehensive physical assessment.
    6. Pain assessment and management.
    7. Symptom control management.
    8. Coordination of Hospice services to the patient/family
    9. Complete required documentation in a timely manner in accordance to agency policies.
    1. Establishes a therapeutic nursing relationship with the patient/family/caregivers.
    2. Shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, coverage to patients/families.
    3. Is directly responsible to the Hospice Coordinator, and works under the direction of the patient’s attending physician or hospice medical director.
    4. Informs the Hospice Coordinator of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.
    5. Communicates regularly with the Hospice Coordinator and other staff members to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support, and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
    6. Is responsible for the supervision of home health aides under his/her direction, as well as updating the Hospice Aide plan of care, as needed.
    7. Facilitates patient/family referral to other community agencies/resources as appropriate.
    8. Maintains current Basic Life Support Certification.
    9. Participates in the Hospice orientation and training programs. Updates knowledge by attending in-services and reading publications and journals.
    10. Upon request, serves on agency committees, assists with Volunteer Training, assists with community education regarding the Hospice program.
    11. Is responsible for teaching patients, families and caregivers.
    12. Accepts other assignments as appropriate.

    SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS:

    Working knowledge of, and the ability to apply the basic principles and techniques of community health nursing to the hospice setting.  Must possess good clinical nursing skills and be able to utilize problem-solving techniques.  Ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.  Knowledgeable in pain and symptom management.

     

    JOB CONDITIONS:

    Office, home and automobile settings.  Condition of patient home varies.  Cluttered, unclean and small confined space at times.  Poor driving conditions during inclement weather.  Extensive use of personal automobile.  Full accountability for management and coordination of care for assigned caseload of patients.  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.

    OSHA CATEGORY:

    Category 1-Tasks that involve exposure to blood and body fluids.

  • Medical Assistant – MA-I, MA-II

    Medical Assistant – MA-I or MA-II

    Morrow County Health District has one Full-Time opening for a Medical Assistant to work at Pioneer Memorial Clinic in Heppner and at the Ione Community Clinic.  Requires a highly reliable and organized individual with excellent computer and communication skills.  High School Diploma or equivalent required.  Some medical experience required, Electronic Health Record experience preferred. Drug screen, background check required.  Starting range from $16.75 – $24.69/hr. depending on education/qualifications.

    For more information and a full Job Description, contact Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949. Applications are available thru the link on this page.  EEOE.

  • Behavioral Health Consultant

    Behavioral Health Consultant

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a full-time Behavioral Health Consultant at Pioneer Memorial Clinic in Heppner. The Behavioral Health Consultant will identify, triage and manage patients with mental and behavioral health issues within the clinic setting.  This position works closely with medical providers and staff to provide screening and brief intervention services as well as assessment, referrals and short term therapy for patients.  Also provides patient education strategies and develops specific behavioral change plans for patients and behavioral health protocols for target populations. Must possess an active and unencumbered Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker license and be in good standing. Three to five years’ clinical experience preferred.

    Starting salary range $68K – $78,800.   Background check and pre-employment drug screen required.  Applications are available through the link on this page, at the Patient Business Office at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting HR Director Patti Allstott at 541-676-2949.  For more information, contact Pioneer Memorial Clinic Director Toni Nichols at 541-676-2902.  EEOE.     

    General Position Summary:

    The Behavioral Health Consultant identifies, triages, and manages patients with behavioral health conditions within the primary care setting at Pioneer Memorial Clinic and Irrigon Medical Clinic.  This position works closely with medical providers and staff to provide patients with education, screening, assessment, brief intervention, case management and referrals for behavioral health conditions.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Provide an active presence to the MCHD clinical teams; available to accept warm hand-offs, conduct screenings and assessments, and provide brief treatment interventions to patients.
    2. Collaborate with primary care providers to improve health outcomes.
    3. Facilitate referrals to and coordination with other services (e.g. substance abuse treatment, tele- psychiatry, or community resources) as needed or as directed by primary care provider.
    4. Develop a professional relationship with and act as a liaison to the local mental health agency to ensure effective communication and continuity of care.
    5. Provide clinical therapeutic services to patients, including individual therapy, case management, and care coordination.
    6. Work to meet patient needs and resolve barriers through follow-up, advocacy and collaboration with staff and other community service providers.
    7. Maintain accurate and timely records of activities, case management notes, and services provided to each patient. Submit encounter and billing data in a timely fashion.
    8. Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating behavioral health disorders.
    9. Assist in the detection of at-risk patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
    10. Teach patients, families and staff about prevention and treatment enhancement techniques.
    11. Assist in developing policies and procedures specific to integrated behavioral health services.
    12. Advise the Primary Care Services Manager on licensure and policy needs to assure compliance with regulatory agency requirements.
    13. Model professionalism and excellent customer service standards for the assigned areas.
    14. Maintain cooperative working relationship with clinic and hospital staff, patients, community partner organizations, and the public to provide quality customer service in a courteous manner.
    15. Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly and secure manner. Ensure all safety rules and procedures are followed for work areas.
    16. Maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    17. Assist in ensuring the department is survey ready at all times.

    Secondary Functions:

    1. Participate in required meetings, including multidisciplinary team meetings or patient centered group sessions.
    2. Provide occasional consultation and case management to patients at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Pioneer Memorial Home Health and Hospice. Participate in transition of care planning for patients with behavioral health needs.
    3. Other duties as assigned.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    This position has no supervisory duties.

    Interpersonal Contacts:

                Excellent professional interpersonal communication skills are required for meeting with patients, working with medical providers and other clinic and District personnel, community partners and members of the public both in person, as well as during phone and email communications.   A demonstrated ability to communicate with ethnically and economically diverse groups with an understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures is required. May represent the Clinics/District at public meetings and events in a variety of settings with diverse communities.  Must be able to constantly interact with others in a thoughtful and professional manner.

    Specific Job Ability:

    The Licensed Clinical Social Worker will possess broad knowledge of integrated behavioral health services in a primary care setting. Possess a Master’s degree from accredited school.  The LCSW should be skilled in general office operations and be an experienced user of Microsoft Office programs as well as electronic patient record software.

    Specific Job Effort: 

    Mental efforts of the position include meeting with behavioral health patients on a daily basis, who may be in varying states of mental distress, sometimes hostile, while maintaining composure. Must possess the ability to function professionally while in stressful situations. Physical efforts include adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform duties, be able to safely lift up to 25 lbs., excessive sitting, walking, bending, stooping, standing.

    Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure:

    Must possess a Master’s degree in social work and have an active and unencumbered Oregon State license to practice and must be in good standing with the respective Oregon Licensing Board. Three to five years’ clinical experience preferred.

    Job Conditions

                The position is subject to exposure to infectious diseases, substances, odors, hostile and emotionally upset patients throughout the work day.  Occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, infection waste, hazardous materials and noise.  There will be regular travel between clinics, and occasional travel for meetings and events as well as occasional overnight stays for trainings, etc.

  • Housekeeper / Laundry Tech

    Housekeeper / Laundry Tech

    Morrow County Health District has a full-time opening at Pioneer Memorial Hospital for a full time position in housekeeping and laundry.  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Experience preferred.  Starting wage from $14.42 to $15.93 depending on qualifications. Excellent benefit package.  Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. Applications are available thru the link below, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949.   Morrow County Health District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

    JOB SUMMARY:   

    To maintain cleanliness of all hospital buildings, clinic buildings, and hospital house/apartment located in Heppner.   Follows established district policies in performance of duties.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Clean Clinic building Monday – Friday.
    2. Clean District apartment as needed.

    AT HOSPITAL:

    1. Use housekeeping cart.
    2. Clean and disinfect toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers.
    3. Wash walls and ceilings.
    4. Mop floors.
    5. Clean, disinfect, and make beds.
    6. Clean and disinfect all room equipment and furniture.
    7. Dust all room areas including high shelves, TVs, pictures, rails, clocks, pipes, etc.
    8. Do laundry on Saturdays and may fill in at other times as necessary.
    9. Move furniture to clean rooms.
    10. Take down and hang curtains and cubical curtains.
    11. Mop all halls and entryways daily.
    12. Pickup garbage in cans, wastebaskets.
    13. Wash & disinfect garbage cans and wastebaskets monthly.
    14. Vacuum and spot clean carpets daily.
    15. Wash entry windows daily or as needed.
    16. Buff floors in rooms and downstairs as needed.
    17. Wax all floors including all halls, entryways and rooms as needed.
    18. Strip floors as needed.
    19. Must be able to work with and cooperate with all other housekeepers.
    20. Maintain confidentiality and all resident and patient rights.
    21. Provide a clean environment for all patients, residents, visitors, and employees.
    22. Follow all safety standards established by the facility and regulatory agencies.
    23. Document job functions by use of checklists.
    24. Keep all work areas clean and orderly.
    25. Meet and converse with patients and residents.
    26. Attend and participate in all departmental and facility inservices, training, etc.
    27. Respond to emergency situations such as fires and evacuations.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Follow direction of supervisor.  Clean and restock bedding for hospital rented apartment. Clean Administrator house as needed. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Administration.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    • Will work indoors, with occasional outdoor work.
    • Occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious waste, hazardous materials.
    • Frequent exposure to noise, dust, and chemicals.
    • Be able to constantly push and pull over 25 pounds and frequently over 50 pounds.
    • Be able to constantly lift 10 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
    • 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 spend 100% of the work shift walking and standing.
    • Able to frequently bend, kneel, squat, climb, and twist to perform job functions.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with all patients, residents, visitors, and staff and be able to read and understand written instructions, labels of chemicals, MSDS sheets, or any other items needed to perform job function.
    • Ability to concentrate on moderate detail with constant interruptions and be able to organize duties so that they are completed in the allotted time.
    • Able to remember day to day schedule changes and assignments.
    • Ability to work from ladders and high places.
    • Able to respond in emergency conditions such as fire, evacuations, etc.
    • Familiarity and ability to use broom, mop, bucket, wringer, dust mop, sponge mop, rags, housekeeping cart, vacuum, duster poles, spray bottle, chemicals, dispensers, ladders, step stool, washer, dryer, squeegee, etc.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    1. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Experience Preferred.
    3. Must be able to work with chemicals.
    4. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
    5. Must be able to perform all lifting, bending, kneeling, squatting, and twisting as outlined above.
    6. Must be able to work in high places.
  • Clinic Discharge Coordinator

    Clinic Discharge Coordinator

    Clerk III/IV

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a full-time Discharge Coordinator for Pioneer Memorial Clinic.  Duties include Checking out patients as they leave appointments, distribute patient education and clinical summary, sign up patients for patient portal, schedule appointments, check insurance status, verify eligibility, collect co-pays, update patient information in Electronic Medical Record system, confirm next day appointments, prepare deposit, and other varied duties. Requires highly self-motivated and organized individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills who can work independently.  Medical office experience helpful, minimum of two years general office experience required, college degree preferred.   Must have excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills.  Starting wage range from $17.24 to $22.36/hr. DOQ with excellent benefit package.  Background check and pre-employment drug screen required.  Applications are available through the link on this page, at the Patient Business Office at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting Patti Allstott at 541-676-2949.    EEOE

    Reports to:               Director of Primary Care Services

    Departments:          Pioneer Memorial Clinic & Irrigon Medical Clinic,

    Classification:         Clerk III/IV

    JOB SUMMARY:

    To complete checkout of patient from clinic after appointment, to make sure that all paperwork is complete and all questions and concerns from patient are answered.  Back up the receptionist as needed to greet patients, answer phones, activate patient files, and move patients through a predetermined schedule of appointments at the Health District’s Clinic.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

    1. Checks out patients as they leave appointments, schedule their follow up appointment if needed, prints patient education and patient portal information and makes sure patient received their clinical summary.
    2. Responsible for signing patient’s up for the patient portal and working with the Primary Care Project Specialists to ensure proper function of patient portal.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Schedule patient appointments by parameters set by providers and approved by Administration and/or the Health District Board.
    6. Confirms next day appointments.
    1. Scans documents, hospital and all outside records in the appropriate places in the patient files.
    2. Completes and copies medical records as requested by patient, clinic providers, and outside sources.
    3. Assists ill or distraught patients as necessary.
    4. Triages all urgent or emergent calls or visits to the provider or their representatives for disposition (clinic visit or emergency room).
    1. Participates in the medical office emergency routine, whenever required.
    2. Assists patients with insurance papers and refers billing questions to the appropriate Patient Business Office staff member.
    3. Prepares deposit for Administration office each day.
    1. Maintains reception area in neat and orderly condition at all times.
    1. Opens and sorts all office mail if assigned.  Delivers outgoing mail to Mail Room at hospital before 12 noon each day if assigned.
    2. Summons ambulance or other staff members as needed.
    3. Checks to ensure that all necessary information for proper billing is recorded in patient/computer files.  Talks to patients as necessary regarding account information.
    4. Maintain statistical information as requested by District Administration.
    5. Maintains patient confidentiality, and complies with HIPAA standards.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    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.
    1. May assist other staff members with their duties as workload dictates.
    1. Copies medical records as requested.
    2. Responsible for patient portal.
    3. Complete housekeeping duties as assigned.

     

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. High School graduate or equivalent.
    2. Graduate of certified medical office training course or 2 years prior office

    experience, medical office experience preferred.

    1. Personality and demeanor to deal with the public and assist ill and distraught patients.
    2. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Maintain a professional, pleasant attitude to coworkers and patients.
    3. Basic office and computer skills. Work with electronic medical record preferred.
    4. Good organizational skills.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    • 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.
    • Able to remember day to day schedule changes and assignments.
  • EMT – Paramedic

    EMT-Paramedic

    Morrow County Health District is seeking an EMT-Paramedic or Intermediate for a full-time position in Heppner. Must be currently licensed in Oregon and be able to respond within call response area. Job duties include emergency response and transport, providing assistance in the Emergency Department at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and participation in community health-related activities. Will have time on shared call schedule. Must work well with the public and possess excellent communication skills. $22.92 – 34.19 per hour. Excellent benefit package. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. 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. EEOE.

    Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

    EMT-P

    Reports to:   EMS Coordinator

    Department:    EMS

    Classification:  EMT-P Non Union                               

     

    GENERAL SUMMARY:                

    To provide pre-hospital medical care for the sick and injured at the advanced level.  This also includes scene control and transportation to the hospital of all patients requesting an ambulance.  In addition, will provide medical care in the Emergency Department of Pioneer Memorial Hospital within the EMT-Paramedic scope of practice as outlined in OAR 847-035-030 Section 12.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Provide primary and secondary patient assessment.
    • Provide basic life support (CPR) for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to assess scene and manage scene for safety of all, including bystanders.
    • Provide immediate care to patients as needed (i.e. Controlling bleeding, bandaging, splinting, airway management, control of shock)
    • Provide advance life support in accordance with OARs and district procedures and protocols.
    • Extricating patients in a manner that will not cause further injury to the patient.
    • Maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    • Document all care given and other patient information needed to complete the ambulance run report.
    • Assist in PMH Emergency Department as needed.
    • Serve on call schedule as assigned.
    • Follow all universal precautions and procedures.
    • Follow aseptic technique for infection control.
    • Perform appropriate and safe body mechanics when lifting and moving patients, equipment, and debris.
    • Respond in appropriate manner and time limits to all medical emergency calls.
    • Maintain ambulance and rescue vehicles in an appropriate and clean manner.
    • Ability to physically transfer, lift, or assist patients whose weight can be in excess of 300 lbs with assistance.
    • Assist with CPR and other trainings at local schools and in the community as assigned.
    • Represent the District at area Health Fairs, and related community events as assigned.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Attend continuing education programs as required.  Report preparation and 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. Have minimum of 6 months 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.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Ability to physically transfer, lift, or assist patients whose weight can be 300 pounds or more with help.
    1. Push or pull patients on stretchers with a total weight of 300 plus pounds.
    2. Carry required equipment and position patient.
    3. Walk, stoop, twist, squat, and crawl.
    4. Function in small tight places.
    5. Communicate and respond clearly on radio or telephone or in writing.
    6. 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.  EMT’s may be subjected to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, or bystanders.

  • EMT – Intermediate

    EMT- INTERMEDIATE

    Morrow County Health District is seeking an EMT-Paramedic or Intermediate for a full-time position in Heppner.  Must be currently licensed in Oregon and be able to respond within call response area. Job duties include emergency response and transport, providing assistance in the Emergency Department at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and participation in community health-related activities.  Will have time on shared call schedule. Must work well with the public and possess excellent communication skills.  $22.92 – 34.19 per hour. Excellent benefit package.   Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.     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.  EEOE.

    Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate

    Heppner Ambulance

     

    Reports to:               EMS Coordinator   

    Department:    EMS

    Classification:        EMT-I  Union                                  

    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. Provide educational and community services.  In addition, will provide medical care in the Emergency Department of Pioneer Memorial Hospital within the EMT-Intermediate scope of practice as outlined in OAR 847-035-030 Section 11.

    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.
    • Assist in the Emergency Department at PMH as needed.
    • 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.
    • Serve on call schedule as assigned.
    • Maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    • Wash and vacuum ambulance weekly or as needed.
    • Check ambulance weekly for supplies; restock ambulance after every run.
    • Check ambulance drugs for outdates monthly.
    • Conduct Free Blood Pressure Checks in the community as assigned.
    • Assist with CPR and other trainings at local schools and in the community as assigned.
    • Represent the District at area Health Fairs and related community events as assigned.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Attend continuing education programs as required.  Report preparation, and 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.
    1. Push or pull patients on stretchers with a total weight of 300 plus pounds.
    2. Lift stair chair (approx. 30 lbs.) to shoulder height to store and unload.
    3. Lift backboards over head to store and unload (approx. 5 lbs.)
    4. Change Oxygen bottles in ambulance (approx. 50 lbs.)
    5. Carry required equipment and position patient.
    6. Walk, stoop, twist, squat, and crawl.
    7. Function in small tight places.
    8. The ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
    9. Communicate and respond clearly on radio, telephone and in writing.
    10. 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.  May be subjected to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, or bystanders.

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Completed applications can be submitted in the following ways:
      • Emailpattia@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