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

  • Pioneer Memorial Clinic Director

    Pioneer Memorial Clinic Director

    Department:  Pioneer Memorial Clinic

    Reports to:  CEO & Director of Primary Care Services

    General Position Summary:

    The Pioneer Memorial Clinic Director leads the development and implementation of primary care strategies for Morrow County Health District at the District’s clinic in Heppner.  This includes implementing standards, standard work protocols, policies and supervision of clinic staff, including  all clerical staff and medical assistants.  This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.  The PMC Clinic Director reports to the CEO and the Director of Primary Care Services. Starting salary $60K – $67,912, full scale to $83,117.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Manage the operations and delivery of services to the District’s primary care clinics while maintaining a culture of “Welcoming our Patients and Providing Exceptional Care”.
    2. Increase organizational awareness in the communities we serve, thereby increasing patient volumes.
    3. Maintain open and positive communication with staff, medical providers and other hospital and District departments.
    4. Work in partnership with medical providers, administration and clinic staff to develop and implement programs that promote health and access to primary care in the Morrow County Health District service area.
    5. Work collaboratively with the providers, administration, and clinic staff to ensure clinics are certified and continuously meet criteria and compliance for:
    • Rural Health Clinic Certification
    • National Health Services Corps Certification
    • Tier 4 Patient Centered Primary Care Home Certification
    • School Based Health Center Certification for Ione Community Clinic
    • Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation
    • Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization Program Guidelines
    1. Ensure that clinics operate at peak efficiency to provide timely, high quality coordinated care with exceptional patient outcomes.
    2. Works collaboratively with the providers and staff to ensure meaningful quality metrics are selected, tracked and continuously improved. This includes both clinical quality as well as patient satisfaction. Implement and oversee policy in the areas of safety, environmental protection and infection control.
    3. Acts as liaison with professional medical staff and other personnel in administering policies and procedures regarding patient flow and utilization of space, time, supplies and equipment. Implements policies and procedures to improve patient care and utilization of clinic resources.
    4. Meets regularly with the CEO. Schedules and leads regular clinic staff meetings. Attends monthly Department Manager Meetings and if requested, monthly Board of Director’s meetings.  Attend required in-services and educational programs.
    5. Ensure that all staff maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    6. Manages personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance evaluations, discipline process, submission of time cards, tracking of time and attendance and management of schedules and vacation coverage for all staff, work collaboratively with the Human Resources Director for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    7. Prepares annual budget for Heppner clinic. Ensures appropriate fiscal management of the practices. Approve and submit invoices as needed to Accounts Payable Department.
    8. Schedules and prepares for the annual Rural Health Clinic Program Evaluation Meeting for Pioneer Memorial Clinic, including compiling data, preparing reports and leading this annual meeting.
    9. Participates in all trainings, education and meetings as requested.
    10. Meets regularly with medical providers and CEO to discuss provider/clinic relations/issues.

    Secondary Functions:

    1. Oversee and ensure the implementation of standards and standard work in the clinics. This includes proper training of all staff, policy education, and verification of competency through regular observation.
    2. Manages all patient complaints for the clinic and coordinates responses with providers, Administration, and/or the Patient Business Office Director if appropriate.
    3. Coordinates with the Director of Primary Care Services and the Community Relations & Communications Director to promote health education and screening programs as well as clinic services. These activities include the clinics’ Adolescent Well-Care and Sports Physicals promotion, sponsorship/participation in health-related fairs, special District sponsored educational events, and other related activities and events.
    4. Coordinate and promote visiting specialty care provided in our clinic setting.
    5. Ensure office and clinic supply inventory is current, mail is opened and processed and all offices are opened and closed according to established procedures. Ensures all safety inspections, drills and education are completed as per policy.
    6. Other duties as assigned.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    Works as a liaison with approximately three physicians, approximately two mid-level medical providers, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Behavioral Health Case Manager and the Primary Care Project Specialist.  Has direct supervision of medical assistants and all clerical staff.  Will schedule or oversee staff schedule (non-provider employees), oversee training of staff, track required licensing of all staff, track required staff trainings, and conduct annual performance evaluations of direct report staff.  Will approve time sheets, vacation requests as per policy and other time off.  Will work with the Human Resources Director on employee issues when needed. Will hold annual Rural Health Clinic Program Evaluation meeting at the Heppner clinic as part of the clinics’ Rural Health Clinic certification.  May delegate duties to other staff members as she/he sees fit.

    Interpersonal Contacts:

                Excellent professional interpersonal communication skills are required for in-person, phone and email communications.  The Director is in constant communication with clinic medical providers and clinic staff, has various interactions with other District staff, patients and their families, community partners and leaders.  May represent the Clinic/District at public meetings and events in a variety of settings with diverse communities. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures required. Must be able to interact with others in a thoughtful and professional manner.  Meets with members of the Executive Team no less than bimonthly and at least quarterly with the board.

    Specific Job Ability:

    The Director of Primary Care Services must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and have the ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of clinical and administrative staff within the District, and with Community leaders.  The director must possess strong leadership qualities and have previous leadership experience. Must have excellent planning and project management skills, along with demonstrated program development and implementation experience, and the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects.  Needs to have an understanding of the use of project management tools, facilitation, group processes.  Will constantly utilize critical thinking skills. Must possess good decision making skills and the ability to act autonomously, managing frequent variations in workload and time management.  The director must be skilled in general office operations and be an experienced user of Microsoft Office programs Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word, and be able to become an expert user of the District’s Electronic Medical Record software.  Must be able to track, extract and report data used for various reports and clinic certification requirements. Must be able to prepare an annual operating budget for the clinic with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer.  Excellent planning and project management skills, including use of project management tools, facilitation, group processes. Excellent critical thinking skills required. Must be able to track schedule changes and assignments for clinic providers and staff.   Experience in program development and implementation required.  Must be able to concentrate on detail with constant interruptions and be able to prioritize and reprioritize duties as needed.

    Specific Job Effort: 

    Mental efforts of the position include handling clinic staff issues on a day to day basis, handling patient issues and complaints, sometimes hostile, while maintaining composure. Must be able to manage conflict between employees, patients, providers or combinations of those groups, and 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:

    Three to five years of leadership and management experience, medical clinic management experience preferred.  Some college education required, with Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business, or related field preferred.  Combination of education and work experience will be considered.

    Job Conditions

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

  • 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.

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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