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)

  • 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 Services 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.

  • Home Health Aide

    Home Health Aide (CNA)

    Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice, part of Morrow County Health District, has an opening for a part-time Home Health Aide.  Must have a current driver’s license and Oregon Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license.  Flexible day-shift hours.  District car provided for patient visits.  $17.64 – $19.13/hr.  For more information contact Director Molly Rhea, 541-676-2946. Background check and pre-employment drug screen required. EEOE.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Administers personal care and assistance with activities of daily living for Home Health and Hospice patients, primarily, in the home setting.  Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Be certified as a Home Health Aide in the State of Oregon.
    2. Ability to work flexible hours.
    3. Maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    4. Ability to function as an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Team.
    5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Able to provide proof adequate automobile insurance.
    6. Ability to do extensive driving in a variety of weather conditions, and at night, if needed.
    7. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job, such as patient lifting, repositioning, transferring, etc. Able to safely lift 40-60 pounds.
    8. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and carry out directions.
    9. 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. Provides personal care and activities of daily living as specified in the Plan of Care and in compliance with agency policies.
    2. Documents patient care according to the policies of Pioneer Memorial Hospice.
    3. Assists with the preparation of specifically ordered diets or simple meals.
    4. Interacts regularly with the primary nurse via written communication, telephone conversations, and attendance at team meetings. Reports changes in patient conditions immediately to the patient’s primary RN or the Hospice Coordinator.
    5. Accepts responsibility for following specific nursing orders as delegated by the RN.
    6. Participates in Pioneer Memorial Hospice’s orientation and in-service training programs.
    7. Maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    8. Assists in the provision of in-home respite and/or continuous care if needed.
    9. Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings as requested.
    10. Performs or assists with other duties as requested by the supervisor.
    11. Other duties as assigned.

    SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS:

    1. Speak, read, and write in English.
    2. Read assignments, directions, labels, and measure vital signs, including, temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and weight.
    3. Communicate and respond clearly on the telephone and respond to patient’s spoken needs.
    4. Possess the ability to physically transfer, lift, or assist patients whose average weight is 160 pounds with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
    5. Have the ability to spend 80% of the work shift standing and/or moving about.
    6. Carry full bath basins, trays, and position patients.
    7. Walk, climb stairs, stoop, twist, bend, and squat to perform essential job functions.
    8. Concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.
    9. Follow, complete, and remember daily routines and requirements.
    10. Comprehend and utilize professional education materials.
    11. Initiate emergency procedures.
    12. Be able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    13. Have the ability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

    JOB CONDITIONS:

    Office, home, and automobile settings.  The condition of the patient home varies.  Cluttered, unclean, and small confined space at times.  Poor driving conditions during inclement weather.  Exposure to blood, body fluids, infection waste.  Physical Requirements: Patient lifting, repositioning, etc.  Ability to lift 40 to 60 pounds. Category 1-Tasks that involve exposure to blood and body fluids.

  • Clinic Director, Irrigon Medical Clinic, Ione Community Clinic

    Clinic Director

    Irrigon Medical Clinic, Ione Community Clinic

    Morrow County Health District is seeking a Director for Irrigon Medical Clinic, a Rural Health Clinic and Patient-Centered Primary Care Home and Ione Community Clinic, a school-based health clinic that sees patients of all ages. The Clinic Director will be located at Irrigon Medical Clinic and make periodic visits to the Ione Community Clinic. The Director will manage the operations and delivery of services at these clinics. This includes implementing standards, standard work protocols, policies, and supervision of all clerical staff and medical assistants. This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience. Essential Functions include increasing organizational awareness in the communities served to increase patient volumes, working with various District partners to implement programs that promote health and access to primary care in the service area; working with various staff to ensure clinics are certified and continuously meet criteria and compliance for various programs, working collaboratively with medical providers and staff to ensure meaningful quality metrics are selected, tracked and continuously improved. The Director prepares annual clinic budgets with the CFO, meets regularly with the CEO, and participates in monthly Department Director Meetings.
    Requires excellent organizational and communication skills; planning and project management skills and the use of project management tools. Critical thinking capability demonstrated skill with software programs including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, required, along with the ability to become an expert user of the District’s Electronic Medical Record software. The successful applicant must have five years of leadership and management experience, medical clinic management preferred. Some college education required, Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration, Business, or related field preferred. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. Competitive wage and excellent benefits package. Complete job description and application are available through the link on this page or by calling 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.

    Title:   Director of Irrigon Medical Clinic & Ione Community Clinic

    Department:  Clinics

    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt                 

    Reports to:  CEO/Administrator

    General Position Summary:

    The Director of Irrigon Medical Clinic & Ione Community Clinic leads the development and implementation of Primary Care strategies for Morrow County Health District locations in Irrigon and Ione.  This includes implementing standards, standard work protocols, policies, and supervision of clinic staff; all clerical staff, and medical assistants.  This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Manage the operations and delivery of services to the District’s Irrigon Medical Clinic and Ione Community Clinic 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
    • 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, and are ready for state survey at all times.
    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. Implement 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 Irrigon and Ione clinics. Ensures appropriate fiscal management of the practices. Approve and submit invoices as needed to the Accounts Payable Department.
    8. Schedules and prepares for the bi-annual Rural Health Clinic Program Evaluation Meeting for Irrigon and Ione clinics, including compiling data, preparing reports, and leading this annual meeting.
    9. Participates in all training, education, and meetings as requested.

    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 about the Irrigon and Ione clinics and coordinates responses with providers, Administration, and/or the Patient Business Office Manager if appropriate.
    3. Coordinates with the Community Relations & Communications Manager 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, the 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 physicians, and mid-level medical providers, has direct supervision of medical assistants and clerical staff.  Will schedule or oversee staff schedule (non-provider employees), oversee training of staff, track required licensing of all staff, track required staff training, and conduct annual performance evaluations of non-provider staff.  Will approve timesheets, vacation requests as per policy, and other time off.  Will work with the Human Resources Director on employee issues when needed.  May delegate duties 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, the Assistant Manager, and other staff, and has various interactions with other District staff, patients and their families, community partners, and leaders.  May represent the Clinics/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.

    Specific Job Ability:

    The Clinic Director 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 each clinic with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer.  Excellent planning and project management skills, including the 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:

    Five years of leadership and management experience, medical clinic management experience preferred.  Some college education required, with Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business, or related field preferred.  A 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 workday.  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 training, etc.

  • Housekeeper

    Housekeeper

    Morrow County Health District is seeking a full-time housekeeper for Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner.  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Prior commercial housekeeping/janitorial experience preferred.  Starting pay range $13.82 – $15.52 DOE.  Excellent benefits package.  Pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screen required.  Applications are available at www.morrowcountyhealthdistrict.org or by contacting Clinic Director, Kris Jones, 541-922-5880 . EEOE.

    Reports to:       Housekeeping Manager                

    Department:    Housekeeping

    Classification:  HK Union

    JOB SUMMARY:   

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

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Clean Clinic building bathrooms Monday – Friday. Deep clean on Thursdays.
    2. Clean District apartment as needed.

    AT HOSPITAL:

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

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Follow direction of supervisor. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Administration.

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

    1. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Experience Preferred.
    3. Must be able to work with chemicals.
    4. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
    5. Must be able to perform all lifting, bending, kneeling, squatting, and twisting as outlined above.
  • Community Relations & Communications Manager

    Community Relations & Communications Manager

    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.

    Excellent benefits package.  Pre-employment background check and drug/alcohol screen required.  Applications are available below, or by contacting COO, Kris Jones, 541-922-5880. EEOE.

    Title:   Community Relations & Communications Manager             

    Dept:  Administration

    Exempt/Non-Exempt:     Non-Exempt                    

    Reports to:  COO

    General Position Summary:

    The Community Relations & Communications Manager is a varied role in that it combines elements of relationship building, strategic communication, engagement with other community stakeholders, and working as an ambassador for Morrow County Health District in areas of community health education and promotion of District services in a continual effort to meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.  The ideal candidate will have healthcare experience, specifically in a clinic and/or hospital setting, as well as strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, and some experience in graphic design.   This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.

    Essential Functions: 

    • Act as a liaison between MCHD Administration and its contracted agency for the development and implementation of all strategic communications, including promotional materials, press releases, community event notifications, and advertisements, keeping all materials current and ready by coordinating requirements with the contracted agency.
    • May supervise and mentor one part-time department employee.
    • Coordinate District participation in community health-focused events and presentations.
    • Photograph and write content for social media, website posts, and local newspaper covering District events and functions.
    • Use or be familiar with graphic design software programs.
    • Coordinate and manage social media content and posts, as well as monitor incoming feedback posted by followers/users.
    • Manage updates and monitor the District website weekly for any needed changes.
    • Track invoices for promotional items purchased to assist with budget monitoring and Community Benefit tracking.
    • Build and manage databases for outreach purposes.
    • Follow all patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    • Assist in preparing annual department budget with COO and Chief Financial Officer.
    • Work with the MCHD Administration team and managers to develop promotional banners, brochures, billboards, and other materials to promote District services in schools and communities within our service area.
    • Work with Human Resources Director on recruitment ads.
    • Work with Department Directors on promotional and department materials.
    • Keep an annual events calendar of events to track activities and events the District will promote, recognize or participate in.
    • Coordinate efforts to develop informational video clips to run at District locations on closed-circuit televisions to promote services.
    • Regularly represent the District at community meetings with occasional public speaking regarding District activities, events, promotions.
    • Send written notification to local newspapers when hospital outpatient services and clinics will be closed for holidays.

    Secondary Functions:

    1. Represents the department at various meetings, including month Department Head meetings.
    2. Participate in educational opportunities, training, and development offerings to update knowledge and skills for the position.
    3. Complete all required District training.
    4. Prepares department report as part of the annual Critical Access Hospital Report and participate in the annual meeting.
    5. Ensure all safety inspections, drills, and staff education are completed as per policy.
    6. Other duties as deemed appropriate by Administration.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility: 

    Community Relations and Communications Manager may supervise one part-time employee in the department.  Will approve timesheets, vacation requests as per policy, and other time off.  Conducts annual performance evaluations.  Oversees and tracks required staff training. 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 both inside and outside the District.  Must relate well to staff, members of the community, and community partners.  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 Community Relations and Communications Director must be well organized to manage many projects at one time.  Must be able to communicate effectively with many groups of people while representing the District in a professional manner. Requires creativity and self- motivation to provide ongoing fresh approaches to a variety of work. Must be a good learner and work with the District’s contracted communications agency.  Good writing skills, spelling, and grammar are required.  Photography skills are also utilized.

    Specific Job Effort:

    1. Sitting, standing, bending, lifting standing for throughout the day.
    2. Must be able to lift, stand for a large portion of the shift, and fill in for other positions in the Dietary Department when the need arises.
    3. Push, pull, and lift occasionally over 50 pounds.
    4. Must possess adequate vision, hearing, and manual dexterity to perform job duties.

    Education, Experience, and Certification/Licensure:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or related field with experience in healthcare preferred, especially hospital or medical clinic.
    2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    3. Must have dynamic interpersonal skills and good public speaking ability.
    4. Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and have good prioritizing skills.
    5. Experience with various computer software systems (Adobe Creative Cloud), social media platforms, and photography.
    6. Must have a valid Driver’s License.

    Job Conditions:

    1. Occasional exposure to hazardous materials, noise.
    2. Be able to frequently lift over 10 pounds.
    3. Be able to operate office equipment.
    4. Be able to stand, stoop, squat, reach.
    5. Be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
    6. Be able to drive to neighboring communities, cities to conduct business.  Most trips will be day trips, but some could involve an overnight stay.

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