Current Career Opportunities

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    The Morrow County Health District is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill the Chief Executive Officer position due to the retirement of the current CEO. This is the chief administrative position of a county-wide healthcare district located in rural northeast Oregon. The District consists of a 21-bed Critical Access Hospital, Home Health & Hospice Department, Ambulance Service, two Certified Rural Health Clinics, and one School-based Health Clinic that are also Tier IV Primary Care Medical Homes. The District also provides administrative services for a local 16-unit Assisted Living Facility.

    Location: Headquarters are in Heppner, Oregon, a wonderful small, family town in northeast Oregon – 20 minutes from the Blue Mountains, one hour from the Columbia River, 45 miles from Hermiston, 80 miles from the Tri-Cities, WA and 190 miles from Portland. Heppner has a wonderful community spirit, great schools, and many outdoor recreational opportunities, including a 9-hole golf course, fishing, bird and big game hunting, hiking, camping, and snow sports. The successful applicant must live within the District. A district-owned home near the hospital is available.

    Qualifications for the successful applicant include: Administrative experience in a rural health care setting with Bachelor Degree required, Master’s preferred. Membership as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives is preferred.
    Or a successful combination of education, training, and experience that clearly demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

    The individual appointed to this position will possess well-developed healthcare operations, business management, administrative and leadership skills. They will recognize that policy is set by the Board of Directors and will provide an open and direct flow of information to assist in the formulation of District policies.

    They will also:
    • Be an excellent communicator and representative of the District.
    • Act as a catalyst and “front” person who can help the Board of Directors, Staff, and the communities create a vision to build for the future.
    • Promote ideas and concepts and sell them in the broader community.
    • Maintain responsibility for establishing and nurturing successful press relations.
    • Help the Health District grow and adapt to changing conditions and continue to be a healthcare leader in the region and state.
    • In relationships with staff, this person will be a good listener and mentor; and be accessible and open in dealings with people who work for the District.

    Salary Range: $ 155 – 195,000.00 commensurate with experience.

    Benefits: Paid family medical, dental and vision insurance; life, accidental death, long term disability policies; paid vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays; employee assistance program, District paid 401a retirement contribution plus voluntary 403b and 457 plans with higher contribution limits, air and ground ambulance memberships, relocation reimbursement allowance and more.

    Desirable Starting Date: January 1, 2021

    Application Opening Date: July 1, 2020, Closing Date: August 15, 2020

    To be considered, please submit a letter of introduction, resume, and completed application by email or postal service to:

    Morrow County Health District
    Chief Executive Officer Selection Process
    Special Districts Association of Oregon
    PO Box 23879
    Tigard, Oregon 97281
    Email: scarter@sdao.com
    Application Deadline: August 15, 2020

    Chief Executive Officer FULL Job Description (PDF)

    Chief Executive Officer FULL Job Description (WORD)

    Employment Application Morrow County Health District (PDF_Fillable Form)

    Employment Application_Morrow County Health District (WORD)

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Chief Operating Officer

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a Chief Operating Officer position located at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner.  This position will help carry out goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. The COO will oversee 8 departments and their managers and serves on the Executive Committee.    Job duties include ensuring appropriate tracking of quality measures and timely submission, contract negotiation for contracted services, oversees budget preparation and compliance for supervised departments, coordinate with contractor on Community Health Needs Assessment along with coordinating completion of District’s Impact Strategies and their evaluation for approval by the Board of Directors.  Works on strategic development and recruitment for assigned areas, conducts workflow analysis, prepares department reports and organizes annual Critical Access Hospital Program Review.  Bachelor degree required, preferably in Healthcare or Business Administration or equivalent education/experience.  Minimum 5 year’s experience in a position with same or similar primary duties working in a rural healthcare setting as a Department Director or in an Executive Leadership position.  Diplomat or Fellow status in American College of Healthcare Executives is preferred. $100 – $125K DOQ.  Excellent benefit package.  Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.  For more information see complete job description and application link on this page or contact 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 Chief Operating Officer (COO) will assist in planning, directing, and managing District operations, future growth, and program development. The COO will help carry out goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The COO will ensure that the services provided in the departments that he/she supervises are responsive to internal district needs, the communities’ health needs and are integral to the achievement of the District’s mission and values. This position serves on the Executive Committee with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and the Chief Nursing Officer.

    Essential Functions: 

    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following functions. Nothing in this job description restricts the District’s ability to assign, reassign, or eliminate functions, duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

    1. Provides leadership and supervision for assigned departments. Works with department directors to establish goals, measure performance, and set expectations on a regular schedule.
    2. Ensure departments supervised are ready for inspection/survey at all times.
    3. Ensure departments supervised are tracking appropriate quality measures and submitting them to Quality Council timely.
    4. Attends community meetings and events as assigned and provides community outreach and education.
    5. Works on strategic development and recruitment for assigned areas.
    6. Oversees budgeting preparation and budget compliance for departments supervised.
    7. Does contract negotiation for contracted services for the most quality and cost-effective services and prepares contracts for approval by the Compliance Director, CEO, or the Board of Directors as appropriate.
    8. Administers and coordinates the District’s contracted service reviews annually in cooperation with the CEO and Compliance Director.
    9. Schedule and coordinate the Critical Access Hospital Annual Meeting. Including compiling the department reports into an annual report for review at the meeting and taking meeting minutes.
    10. Coordinate with contractor on the District’s Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and coordinate completion of the District’s Impact Strategies based on the CHNA and the Evaluation of the Impact Strategies for approval by the Board of Directors.
    11. Provides oversight and coordination of the 340B discounted drug program for the District.
    12. Creates and provides reports to staff and outside agencies as needed
    13. Attend and report at Trauma Meetings, Quality Council, Board of Director meetings, Department Director Meetings, and attend weekly Executive Committee 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 assigned departments and contracted vendors. Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Director for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    15. Approve invoices for payment for departments supervised.
    16. Ensure that staff maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    17. Develops and/or approves policies and procedures for departments.
    18. Keeps supervisor apprised of the current status of projects.
    19. Actively identifies issues within departments, reports them to the supervisor, pursues feedback and actively participates in resolution methods.

    Secondary Functions

    1. Conduct workflow analysis to improve efficient, reliable use of systems.
    2. Prepare department reports as part of the annual Critical Access Hospital Report and participate in the annual meeting.
    3. Ensure all safety inspections, drills and staff education are completed as per policy.
    4. Respond to customer complaints

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility: 

    The COO directly supervises 8 full-time employees. This includes the Laboratory Director, Radiology Director, Emergency Medical Services Director, Information Systems Director, Housekeeping/Laundry Director, Dietary Director, Plant Maintenance Director, and the Communications & Public Relations Director.  The COO will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws.  The COO will approve time sheets, vacation requests as per policy and other time off.  Conducts annual performance evaluations on staff members.  Oversees and tracks required trainings. Works with Human Resources Director 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 Directors, all District staff, physicians and medical providers as well as vendors, contractors, community partners and the general public. The COO 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 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.

    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). Experience with EHR systems. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations; live, via online or virtual mediums.

    Must use creative thinking, problem-solving skills on a regular basis. The COO has the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions in a prompt and effective manner.

    Utilize time management principles for prioritization, organization and efficiency. Requires excellent customer service skills for both internal and external customers.

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and other professional documents.

    Specific Job Effort: 

    1. Will work primarily indoors at desks.
    2. Be able to sit, stand, and bend periodically throughout the day.
    3. Position will require varying work hours to accommodate attendance at meetings and trainings in and out of the County.
    4. Must be able to push, pull, and lift over 10 pounds, occasionally up to 25 pounds.
    5. Mental efforts of the position include juggling many duties at once and having to change tasks as priorities change. Must be able to handle stressful situations and maintain professional composure.
    6. Must possess adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform job duties.
    7. Must be able to lead meetings, submit reports, and meet deadlines.
    8. Position will require travel between various points within the District, and will involve some out of town travel for trainings.

    Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required, preferably in Healthcare or Business Administration or equivalent education/experience. • Minimum 5 years experience in a position that has the same or similar primary duties working within a rural healthcare setting as a Department Director or in an Executive Leadership position. Diplomate or Fellow status in American College of Healthcare Executives is preferred.
  • 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.

  • Information Services Director

    Information Systems Director

    Morrow County Health District is recruiting for an Information Services Director.  This full-time position is headquartered at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner, OR, approx. 45 miles south of Hermiston.

    The Information Systems (IS) Director is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of information in and through all computer systems. This involves administering, inventorying, maintaining, programming, and troubleshooting the District network; network hardware/security, computer and server systems, printers, phones, and software programs and utilities. Analyzes proposed and actual projects in terms of equipment and personnel equipment with full project management responsibilities directing assigned staff during the planning and implementation phases of the projects. This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.  Starting wage is $$35.65 to $40.32 per hour. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, paid sick, vacation, holidays, retirement, tuition reimbursement plan, and more.

    Essential Functions include: Manages all District computers and peripheral devices, including installing, changing and upgrading of software and hardware, and troubleshooting complex issues that arise with assistance from contracted IT vendor; Administers and maintains employee access to network, computers, and peripherals; Performs computer installations, maintenance, and repairs; Maintains hardware and software audits to ensure the District is in compliance with all licensing agreements; Responsible for USAC Rural Health Care Funding process and reporting; Administer and maintain Emergency Medical Services reporting website; Process Help Desk Requests, provide support to District staff on their work computers and software; Administers, maintains, supports District’s electronic health record program; Maintains physical security of server rooms, technology areas in each facility, and staff offices; Provides education and training for employees as needed on computer operating systems, Microsoft Office programs, electronic health records program, remote communications, and other District utilized programs; Develops policies and procedures for department and ensures proper training of staff. Responsible for preparing annual department budget with the Chief Financial Officer; Installs and assists in the installation of telecom equipment. Maintain wiring plans throughout the District. AS or BS degree in Electronics Technology, or related field; BS or BA degree in computer science, business administration, or related field preferred. Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and networking; Certified Network Administrator preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in data processing and/or computer operations, analysis, and problem resolution with a minimum of 1 year lead/supervisory experience. Demonstrated expertise in local area networks – both hardware and software, PC’s, PC operating systems, and PC software. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. Complete job description, a benefits package, and application available at www.morrowcountyhealthdistrict.org. 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.

    Title:   Information Systems Director            

    Dept:  Information Systems

    Exempt/Non-Exempt:     Exempt                            

    Reports to:  CEO

    Effective Date: 3/10/20

    General Position Summary:

    The Information Systems (IS) Director is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of information in and through all computer systems.  This involves administering, inventorying, maintaining, programming, and troubleshooting the District network; network hardware/security, computer and server systems, printers, phones, and software programs and utilities.  Analyzes proposed and actual projects in terms of equipment and personnel equipment with full project management responsibilities directing assigned staff during the planning and implementation phases of the projects.  This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.

    Essential Functions: 

    1. Manages all District computers and peripheral devices, including installing, changing, and upgrading of software and hardware, and troubleshooting complex issues that arise with assistance from contracted IT vendor.
    2. Administers, and maintains employee access to network, computers, and peripherals.
    3. Performs computer installations, maintenance, and repairs.
    4. Maintains hardware and software audits to ensure the District is in compliance with all licensing agreements.
    5. Responsible for the USAC Rural Health Care Funding process and reporting.
    6. Administer and maintain the Emergency Medical Services reporting website.
    7. Process Help Desk Requests, provide support to District staff on their work computers and software.
    8. Administers, maintains, supports the District’s electronic health record program.
    9. Maintains physical security of server rooms, technology areas in each facility, and the staff offices.
    10. Ensures backups and restores are completed in a timely manner
    11. Provides education and training for employees as needed on computer operating systems, Microsoft Office programs, electronic health records program, remote communications, and other District utilized programs.
    12. Attend monthly Department Director Meetings and if requested, Board of Director’s meetings. Attend required in-services and educational programs.
    13. 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 department staff. Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Director for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    14. Develops policies and procedures for the department and ensures proper training of staff.
    15. Responsible for preparing the annual department budget with the Chief Financial Officer.
    16. Installs and assists in the installation of telecom equipment.
    17. Maintain wiring plans throughout the District.
    18. Keep the supervisor apprised of the current status of internal projects and ongoing projects being completed by the IT vendors.
    19. Actively identifies issues within District departments, reports them to the supervisor, pursues feedback, and actively participates in resolution methods.
    20. Ensure the department is ready for inspection/survey at all times.

    Secondary Functions

    1. Establishes hardware and software standards and future growth planning in concert with the IT vendor.
    2. Researches equipment/software for both suitability to task, and for availability for identified needs.
    3. Determines computer needs and how best to meet those needs by specifying, making recommendations, assisting with the ordering process.
    4. Pulls, terminates, and tests network cabling.
    5. Prepare department report as part of the annual Critical Access Hospital Report and participate in the annual meeting.
    6. Ensure all safety inspections, drills, and staff education are completed as per policy.
    7. Other duties as deemed appropriate by Administration.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility:  The Information Services Director supervises one full-time employee.  Will approve timesheets, vacation requests as per policy, and other time off.  Conducts annual performance evaluations on a staff member.  Oversees and tracks required training. Works with Human Resources Director 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 Directors, all District staff, physicians and medical providers as well as vendors, contractors, community partners, and the general public. The director stays in contact with the CEO as needed.  A demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures is required.  Must be able to interact with others in a thoughtful and professional manner.

    Specific Job Ability: The Information Systems Director must have a broad knowledge of computer systems, networking, and operating systems.  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.  Must have good knowledge and understanding of HIPAA security rules and regulations.  Must be able to troubleshoot electronic medical equipment issues and administer/maintain various forms of electronic patient data.

    Specific Job Effort:

    1. Will work indoors at desks, in attics, and crawlspaces so must be able to function in small tight places in awkward positions and be able to constantly bend, squat, kneel, climb, crawl, and twist.
    2. The position will require varying work hours to accommodate server and network work and upgrades, as well as operating system software upgrades.
    3. Be able to sit or stand for long periods of time with the ability to grasp, push, pull, carry, or otherwise manipulate tools and items on a constant basis.
    4. Must be able to frequently lift over 25 pounds.
    5. Mental efforts of the position include juggling many duties at once and having to change tasks as priorities change. May be stressful at times.
    6. Subject to exposure to infectious diseases, substances, and odors.
    7. The position will require travel between various points within the District and will involve some out of town travel for training, supplies.

    Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure:

    • AS or BS degree in Electronics Technology, or related field; BS or BA degree in computer science, business administration, or related field preferred.
    • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and networking; Certified Network Administrator preferred.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in data processing and/or computer operations, analysis, and problem resolution with a minimum of 1 year lead/supervisory experience.
    • Demonstrated expertise in local area networks – both hardware and software, PC’s, PC operating systems, and PC software.
  • Informatics Analyst

    Informatics Analyst

    Morrow County Health District is recruiting for a full time Informatics Analyst.  This position is headquartered at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, located in Heppner, Oregon, approx. 45 miles south of Hermiston. Position may be filled by a partially remote worker on the condition that the worker is able to provide a quiet, uninterrupted place from which to work. On-site presence is required at least one day per week. District to provide necessary equipment to facilitate remote work.  Starting wage from $31.25 to $35.35 per hr.  Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, paid sick, vacation, holidays, tuition reimbursement plan and more.

    The Informatics Analyst (IA) 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 IA supports the analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, optimization and maintenance of clinical information applications and projects within the assigned area. Essential functions include: Manages all District software and programs, including installing, changing and upgrading of software and applications; 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; Maintains software program audits to insure the District is in compliance with all licensing agreements and user access policies; Responsible for all Promoting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) data reporting; Administer and maintain Emergency Medical Services reporting website; Administer and maintain Home Health and Hospice electronic medical record program; Administer and maintain all patient data submissions to state and federal registries. 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. Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) or Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI) or other equivalent certification or degree is preferred.  Pre-employment drug screen and background check required.  Complete job description, benefits package and application available at www.morrowcountyhealthdistrict.org. 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.

    Title:   Informatics Analyst                                        

    Dept:  Information Systems

    Exempt/Non-Exempt:     Non-Exempt                    

    Reports to:  Information Systems Director

    Effective Date: 3/10/20

    General Position Summary:

    The Informatics Analyst (IA) 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 IA supports the analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, optimization and maintenance of clinical information applications and projects within the assigned area.

    Essential Functions: 

    1. Manages all District software and programs, including installing, changing and upgrading of software and applications.
    2. 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.
    3. Maintains software program audits to insure the District is in compliance with all licensing agreements and user access policies
    4. Responsible for all Promoting Interoperability (Meaningful Use) data reporting.
    5. Administer and maintain Emergency Medical Services reporting website.
    6. Administer and maintain Home Health and Hospice electronic medical record program.
    7. Administer and maintain all patient data submissions to state and federal registries.
    8. Administer and maintain Relias, Policystat, and Safety Data Sheet websites.
    9. Process help desk requests, troubleshoot complex issues that arise from users and provide support to District staff in their use of computer applications and software.
    10. Creates and provides reports to staff and outside agencies as needed from software technologies.
    11. Keep supervisor apprised of current status of projects.

    Secondary Functions:

    1. Researches software for both suitability to task and availability for identified needs.
    2. Ensure that workflow and training knowledge delivered is consistent with and accurately reflects current national informatics and adult learning standards.
    3. Communicates technology changes, upgrades, and downtimes to clinical customers.
    4. Conduct workflow analysis to improve efficient, reliable use of the clinical information systems.
    5. Other duties as deemed appropriate by supervisor.

    Job Scope:

    Interpersonal Contacts:

    Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to accomplish a variety of tasks with various groups of people, including department managers, all District staff, physicians and medical providers as well as vendors, contractors, community partners and the general public. A demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures is required.  Must be able to interact with others in a thoughtful and professional manner.

    Specific Job Ability:

    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.

    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. 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 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.
    • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) or Certified Professional in Health Informatics (CPHI) or other equivalent certification or degree is preferred.

    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.

Application & 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

  • Application Information

    Download the Application

    The District Employment application requires Adobe Reader installed on your computer. You can download Adobe Reader at www.adobe.com. To fill out the application electronically, first save the application to your computer. Then open the application saved to your computer prior to filling out the form. There have been issues where applications are missing information due to the form being filled out first then saved to the computer.

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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