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

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

    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.

  • Home Health & Hospice RN

    Home Health Nurse Job Description – Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice

    Morrow County Health District/Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice has an opening for a FULL-TIME Home Health & Hospice RN.  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.  $5,000 sign-on bonus. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. For more information contact HR Director Patti Allstott , 541-676-2949. 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.

    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.

    Hospice Nurse Job Description – Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice

    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.

    DUTIS 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.
    10. Establishes a therapeutic nursing relationship with the patient/family/caregivers.
    11. Shares in providing 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, coverage to patients/families.
    12. Is directly responsible to the Hospice Coordinator, and works under the direction of the patient’s attending physician or hospice medical director.
    13. Informs the Hospice Coordinator of unusual or potentially problematic patient/family issues.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. Facilitates patient/family referral to other community agencies/resources as appropriate.
    17. Maintains current Basic Life Support Certification.
    18. Participates in the Hospice orientation and training programs. Updates knowledge by attending in-services and reading publications and journals.
    19. Upon request, serves on agency committees, assists with Volunteer Training, assists with community education regarding the Hospice program.
    20. Is responsible for teaching patients, families and caregivers.
    21. 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.

    I have read and understand the expectations, duties, and role of this position with the agency.  I fully agree to carry out my duties as explained and indicated in this job description.

  • Informatics Director

    Informatics Director

    Morrow County Health District is recruiting for a full-time Informatics Director.  Duties include managing all District computer software and programs, including installing, changing and upgrading software and applications.  Administers and maintains employee access to network, computers and peripherals.  Provides education and training for employees on operating systems, Microsoft Office programs, electronic health records programs, remote communications, and other District utilized programs.

    Maintains software program audits to insure the District is in compliance with all licensing agreements and user access policies, responsible for all Meaningful Use data reporting, USAC Rural Health Care funding, reporting, and bids, EMS reporting website, Home Health & Hospice EMR system, all patient data submissions to state and federal registries.  Supervises one full-time employee. Involves some travel between District locations throughout Morrow County.

    Bachelor Degree in Health Informatics Management, Clinical Health Informatics or related field, or equivalent education/experience required.  Minimum 3 years experience with same or similar duties working with clinical information systems in a healthcare setting as a department manager.  Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) or Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI) or other equivalent certification or degree required. Starting wage range from $65,000 to $73,541.53 with excellent benefits package. Pre-employment background check and 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.  EEOE.

    Morrow County Health District believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to those we serve and the District as a whole.  Every day our patients, families, other healthcare providers, visitors and coworkers are always deserving of exceptional, friendly service and the highest level of quality care possible.  This is made possible by all employees agreeing to adhere to the District’s Promise of Excellence and upholding our True North Statement of “Welcoming our patients and providing exceptional care.”

    Your contribution to the District and those we care for is not limited by the responsibilities set forth in this position description.  This description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee nor the organization to just the work identified.  It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary.

    General Position Summary:

    The Informatics Director (ID) acts as a liaison between clinical care and information technology, supporting all staff throughout the care continuum in the implementation, learning, use, adoption and optimization of clinical technologies. The ID supports the analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, optimization and maintenance of clinical information applications and projects within the assigned area.  This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.

    Essential Functions: 

    1. Manages all District computer software and programs, including installing, changing and upgrading of software and applications.
    2. Administers and maintains employee access to network, computers and peripherals.
    3. Provides education and training for employees as needed on computer operating systems, Microsoft Office programs, electronic health records programs, remote communications, and other District utilized programs.
    4. Maintains software program audits to insure the District is in compliance with all licensing agreements and user access policies
    5. Responsible for all Meaningful Use data reporting.
    6. Responsible for USAC Rural Health Care funding, reporting, and bids.
    7. Administer and maintain Emergency Medical Services reporting website.
    8. Administer and maintain Home Health and Hospice electronic medical record program.
    9. Administer and maintain all patient data submissions to state and federal registries.
    10. Administer and maintain Relias electronic staff education website, Policystat program and Safety Data Sheet websites.
    11. Process Help Desk Requests, troubleshoot complex issues that arise from users and provide support to District staff in their work related computer applications and software.
    12. Creates and provides reports to staff and outside agencies as needed from software technologies.
    13. Attend monthly Department Manager Meetings and if requested, Board of Director’s meetings. Attend required in-services and educational programs.
    14. 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 of the Information Systems Department and contracted vendors. Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Manager for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    15. Acts as liaison between the District and contracted IT vendor. Work with vendor on software upgrades and other projects as needed.
    16. Approve invoices for payment for department and perform IS purchasing functions as needed.
    17. Ensure that staff maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    18. Responsible for preparing annual department budget with the Chief Financial Officer.
    19. Develops policies and procedures for department.
    20. Keep supervisor apprised of current status of projects.
    21. Actively identifies issues within District departments, reports them to the supervisor, pursues feedback and actively participates in resolution methods.
    22. Ensure department is ready for inspection/survey at all times.

    Secondary Functions:

    1. Establishes software standards and future growth planning.
    2. Researches software for both suitability to task, and for availability for identified needs.
    3. Ensure that workflow and training knowledge delivered is consistent with and accurately reflects current national informatics and adult learning standards. Communicates technology changes, upgrades, and downtimes to clinical customers.
    4. Conduct workflow analysis to improve efficient, reliable use of the clinical information systems.
    5. Develop and maintain established standard of work and system design.
    6. Prepare department report as part of annual Critical Access Hospital Report and participate in annual meeting.
    7. Ensure all safety inspections, drills and staff education are completed as per policy.
    8. Other duties as deemed appropriate by Administration.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility: 

    The Informatics Director supervises one full-time employee.  Will approve time sheets, vacation requests as per policy and other time off.  Conducts annual performance evaluation on staff member.  Oversees and tracks required trainings. Works with Human Resources Manager on personnel issues when needed.

    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, other Department Managers, all District staff, physicians and medical providers as well as vendors, contractors, community partners and the general public. The manager stays in contact with the CEO as needed.  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:

    The position requires team participation skills delivered in a complex, fast paced environment. Skilled use of clinical information sciences, and fundamentals of project and change management. Must be able to respond and assist staff immediately upon request and follow up on previous interactions to ensure issue resolution, escalation or issue closure. Able to effectively communicate to all staff and be perceived as approachable and reliable.

    Ability to effectively build relationships with customers, executive management, and other stakeholders through positive interaction and problem identification and resolution. Demonstrate effective interactions and positive interpersonal skills in dealing with others in order to maximize productivity and positive employee relations. Actively and efficiently engages with key leaders, teams and subject matter experts to collaborate on and influence the design and development of projects, curriculum and workflows, and the integration of technology into patient care processes.

    Broad knowledge and understanding of the trends and changes taking place in health care. Ability to prioritize responsibilities and to organize workload to ensure that timeframes are met and the work is successfully completed within deadlines. Working knowledge of desktop software applications (e.g., MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Internet, Email). Extensive experience with EHR systems, preferably Centriq. Experience with benefits and challenges of adult learning. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations; live, via online or virtual mediums

    Must use creative thinking, problem solving skills on a regular basis.  Utilize time management principles for prioritization, organization and efficiency. Requires excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers.

    Specific Job Effort: 

    Mental efforts of the position include being highly organized for managing new and ongoing projects, meeting numerous deadlines, juggling many duties at once and having to change tasks as priorities change.  Must utilize excellent communication skills in addressing a for relating to a broad scope of people, all while working in a highly confidential environment.   Position will require varying work hours to accommodate software upgrades. May be stressful at times.

    Physical efforts include adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform duties, must be able to frequently lift over 25 pounds, excessive sitting, walking, bending, stooping, standing. Requires driving to various locations both inside and possibly outside the county.

    Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, preferably Health Informatics Management or Clinical Health Informatics or equivalent education/experience. • At least 3 years experience in a position that has the same or similar primary duties working with clinical information systems within a healthcare setting as a department manager.
    • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) or Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI) or other equivalent certification or degree is required.

    Job Conditions:

    The position is primarily located at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, OR, but will also involve some travel to other District locations throughout the county, as well as travel to various meetings, educational trainings, etc.  Possible exposure to infectious diseases, substances, odors, hazardous materials and noise.

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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