A Lifestyle to Love

Why work for us?

Location, Location, Location
Heppner is the County Seat of Morrow County. It is a beautiful small, family town in rural northeast Oregon that lies 20 minutes from the Blue Mountains, one hour from the Columbia River, 45 miles from Hermiston, 80 miles south of Washington’s Tri-Cities, and 190 miles from Portland.

Family First
Morrow County school districts serve kindergarten through secondary students in all communities. They provide small student to teacher ratios, a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and valuable community partnerships that center your child in their community’s social, recreational, and cultural life. This rural community education model helps your child develop the skills and self-reliance they need to be successful and responsible citizens. Additionally, Blue Mountain Community College provides post-secondary opportunities locally with a campus in Pendleton, OR.

Outdoor Oasis
The community enjoys a 9-hole golf course, waterpark with indoor therapy pool, outside exercise gym with pickleball court, tennis court and two city parks. The surrounding area has abundant outdoor recreation opportunities for the whole family, including camping, fishing, boating, bird and big game hunting, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and off road vehicle riding with a large mountain ATV park nearby.

Festival Spirit
Morrow County residents love to celebrate together. Enjoy annual events throughout the county, including the Morrow County Fair and Rodeo, Watermelon Festival, St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and holiday markets. Enjoy fresh produce and support local artists while attending farmers’ markets and the First Friday arts and music showcase every summer.

Competitive Benefits Package
We offer a robust benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement, excellent health benefits, paid time off/sick leave, holidays and more! For more information, check out the full listing of our benefits at the bottom of this page.

Current Career Opportunities

  • Clinic Director

    Clinic Director

    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:  Pioneer Memorial Clinic Director               Department:  PMC

    Exempt/Non-Exempt:     Exempt                        Reports to:  CEO

    Effective Date: 5/21/19

    General Position Summary:

    The Pioneer Memorial Clinic Director leads the development and implementation of primary care strategies for Morrow County Health District at the District’s clinic in Heppner.  This includes implementing standards, standard work protocols, policies and supervision of clinic staff, including  all clerical staff and medical assistants.  This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.  The PMC Clinic Director reports to the CEO.

    Morrow County Health District, located in rural NE Oregon, is seeking a Director for Pioneer Memorial Clinic, a Rural Health Clinic and Patient Centered Primary Care Home, and Ione Community Clinic, a school-based health clinic, RHC & PCPCH that sees patients of all ages.

    The Clinic Director will be located at Pioneer Memorial Clinic in Heppner, Oregon 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; supervisory experience, 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.

    Successful applicant must have five years of leadership and management experience, medical clinic management strongly preferred. Some college education required, Bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration, Business, BSN or related field preferred.

    $77,335 – $87,505 to start DOQ with increase after 4 month probationary period.  COLA on 7/1/22, $5,000 sign-on relocation bonus. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.

    Come join our team in a family friendly small town surrounded by beautiful outdoor recreation.

    For more information contact HR Director Patti Allstott at 541-676-2949.

    Essential Functions:

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

    Secondary Functions:

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

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility:

    Works as a liaison with the following staff:  2-3 physicians, 1-2 mid-level medical providers and a Behavioral Health Consultant.  Has direct supervision of medical assistants and all clerical staff.  Will schedule or oversee staff schedule (non-provider employees), oversee training of staff, track required licensing of all staff, track required staff trainings, and conduct annual performance evaluations of direct report staff.  Will approve time sheets, vacation requests as per policy and other time off.  Will work with the Human Resources Director on employee issues when needed. Will hold annual Rural Health Clinic Program Evaluation meeting at the Heppner clinic as part of the clinics’ Rural Health Clinic certification.  May delegate duties to other staff members as she/he sees fit.

    Interpersonal Contacts:

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

    Specific Job Ability:

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

    Specific Job Effort: 

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

    Physical efforts include adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform duties, be able to safely lift up to 25 lbs., excessive sitting, walking, bending, stooping, standing.

    Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure:

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

    Job Conditions

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

  • Cook

    Cook

    Morrow County Health District is recruiting for one or two fill-in cooks for Pioneer Memorial Hospital. These positions would fill in to cover during illness and vacations.  Previous commercial or institutional cooking experience and Food Handlers Certificate required.  $18 per hour.  Applications are available below, or in person at the hospital’s Patient Business Office. For more information or an application, contact HR Director Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949.   Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.  EEOE.

    Reports to: Dietary Manager   Department:  Dietary 

    Classification: CK       Date: April 15, 2016 

    Job Summary
    Prepares meats, vegetables, soups, sauces, etc., for the regular and modified patient services and cafeteria service, as determined by daily production sheets.   Works under the direction and supervision of the Dietary Manager. 

     Essential Functions: 

    1. Puts up stock using proper storage procedures, e.g., similar items together, labels facing front, dating when opened. 
    2. Keeps work area clean and sanitizes work surfaces according to procedure; takes out trash as necessary; performs assigned cleaning duties. 
    3. Follow cafeteria and/or production sheets demonstrating accuracy in weighing, measuring, and portioning food. 
    4. Provides a positive impression of the dietary department when serving the public in the cafeteria, patient areas, and when answering the telephone.  Wears a clean uniform, name pin, and hair net; does not use tobacco in any form in the work area. 
    5. Knows and follows hospital and department policies and procedures, including safety standards and fire and disaster plans. 
    6. Assumes other duties, e.g., washing dishes and/or assisting with special functions as requested by a supervisor. 
    7. Works cooperatively with other cooks in evaluating cafeteria leftovers and plans for use, labels, dates, and stores leftovers properly.
    8. Consults production sheets for thawing and doing advance preparation when possible; completes and posts production sheets daily. 
    9. Operates electric and gas cooking equipment and dishwashers; cleans equipment and pots and pans after use; initiates repairs as needed. 
    10. Prepares high-quality food according to standardized recipes in the correct amounts in a cost-conscious manner for patients, staff and visitors as needed. 
    11. Takes temperatures of hot foods prior to mealtimes and records such on production sheets. 
    12. Sets up hot foods for breakfast and lunch, plates patient food and assists nurses and staff with food service. 
    13. Carries out the master menu plan, adjusting for nutritionally equivalent substitutes, leftovers, and emergencies; records hot and cold food menu changes on production sheets. 
    14. Receives deliveries in accordance with purchase orders in the absence of other supervisory personnel. 
    15. Plans cooking schedules to have food prepared on time, but not too far in advance; serves hot food attractively and efficiently. 
    16. Demonstrates understanding and working knowledge of proper techniques for food preparation, including modified diets. 
    17. Implements diet changes, prepares late-supper trays, and records same on the production sheet and telephone log. 
    18. Performs daily final cleanup and lockup of the kitchen.

     Additional Responsibilities: 

     Performs other duties as assigned  

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: 

    1. High school graduate or equivalent. 
    2. One year cook experience,two years institutional food service experience preferred. 
    3. Current Food Handlers Certificate. 
    4. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

     Working Conditions: 

    1. Able to perform hand, eye, and foot coordination on a constant basis.
    2. Be able to stand for long periods of time.
    3. Occasional exposure to  blood, body fluids, infectious waste, noise, chemicals, electrical shocks, toxins, mechanical hazards, burns, oil, and grease.
    4. Ability to communicate clearly with all patients, residents, visitors, and staff and be able to read and understand written instructions. 
    5. Ability to concentrate on detail with constant interruptions and be able to prioritize jobs. 
    6. Ability to remember day to day schedule changes and assignments.
  • FT Basic and Intermediate or Paramedic/Boardman Station

    FT EMT Intermediate or Paramedic/Boardman Station

    Morrow County Health District is seeking seeking 1 full-time EMT-Basic and 1 FT EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic for a permanent position at Boardman Ambulance Station. Applicants must be currently licensed in Oregon. Job duties include emergency response and transport and participation in community health-related activities within scope of practice for license level. This is a hospital based ambulance service and has no fire duties. Must work well with the public and possess good communication skills. Bilingual a plus.

    Starting pay ranges: Basic: $21.14 – $23.34; Intermediate – $24.31 – $26.84; Paramedic $32.07 – $36.28; all with increase after completion of standard 4-month probationary period. Lead EMT add-on pays an additional $2.00 per hour.

    Excellent benefit package including District paid medical, dental, vision insurance for employee and spouse paid in full, or employee and children paid in full, also life & long term disability coverages, paid sick, holidays, vacation, retirement, education reimbursement program, ground and air ambulance membership, more. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. EEOE.

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    FT EMT Intermediate or Paramedic / Boardman Station

  • Family Medicine Physician – Irrigon Medical Clinic

    Family Medicine Physician

    Irrigon Medical Clinic (Morrow County Health District)

    We are a busy rural health clinic seeking a board-certified Family Medicine physician. Successful candidates will have a passion for rural medicine and an interest in contributing to a small, close-knit community.  MCHD advocates work/life balance. With wide-open skies, sagebrush plains, and picturesque mountain ranges, endless outdoor activities, from fishing to hiking, Eastern Oregon is the perfect setting to have it all.

    Morrow County school districts serve kindergarten through secondary students in all communities. They provide small student to teacher ratios, a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and valuable community partnerships. Additionally, Blue Mountain Community College provides post-secondary opportunities locally with a campus in Pendleton, Oregon.

    Morrow County Health District is a non-profit Oregon Special District.  We offer a wide range of services to care for patients throughout the county, including, a Critical Access Hospital in Heppner, two additional Rural Health Clinics in Heppner and Ione, a county-wide ambulance service, home health, and hospice services.  In your role as Family Medicine Physician, you will be welcomed and supported by a team of professionals, all of whom are committed to providing excellent, patient-centered care.

    Requirements:

    • Family Medicine Experience
    • Board Certification
    • PALS/ACLS Certified

    Salary and Benefits:

    • $108-128/Hour (Depending on family practice experience)
    • $20,000 Sign on bonus
    • 30 Days PTO / Sick, 10-days for CME, and 11 District Holidays
    • 100% coverage on health benefits for family (Medical, Dental and Vision)
    • Position with flexible 4- or 5- day work week (Four 10-hour days preferred)

    To inquire about this opportunity to become the newest member of our medicals staff, please contact Emily Reynolds Roberts, M.Ed., CCEP, Interim Chief Executive Officer by email: emilyr@mocohd.org.

  • Family Medicine Physician – Pioneer Memorial Clinic

    Family Medicine Physician

    Pioneer Memorial Clinic (Morrow County Health District) = Heppner

    We are a busy rural health clinic seeking a board-certified Family Medicine physician. Successful candidates will have a passion for rural medicine and an interest in contributing to a small, close-knit community located in the County Seat, Heppner, Oregon, known as the Gateway to the Blues and just 50 miles south of the magnificent Columbia River.

    MCHD advocates work/life balance. With wide-open skies, sagebrush plains, and picturesque mountain ranges, endless outdoor activities, from fishing to hiking, Eastern Oregon is the perfect setting to have it all.

    This practice location is on the same campus as the District-owned Critical Access Hospital, which also provides 24-hour extended care services.  Preferred candidates will take call in our hospital’s emergency department.  Additionally, MCHD operates a county-wide ambulance service, home health, and hospice services.  In your role as Family Medicine Physician, you will be welcomed and supported by a team of professionals, all of whom are committed to providing excellent, patient-centered care.

    Morrow County school districts serve kindergarten through secondary students in all communities. They provide small student to teacher ratios, a wide variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and valuable community partnerships. Additionally, Blue Mountain Community College provides post-secondary opportunities locally with a campus in Pendleton, Oregon.

    Requirements:

    • Family Medicine Experience
    • Board Certification
    • PALS/ACLS for Clinic
    • ATLS Certified for Emergency Department Call

    Salary and Benefits:

    • $108-128/Hour (Depending on family practice experience)
    • $20,000 Sign on bonus
    • 30 Days PTO / Sick, 10-days for CME, and 11 District Holidays
    • 100% coverage on health benefits for family (Medical, Dental and Vision)
    • Position with flexible 4- or 5- day work week (Four 10-hour days preferred)

    To inquire about this opportunity to become the newest member of our medicals staff, please contact Emily Reynolds Roberts, M.Ed., CCEP, Interim Chief Executive Officer by email: emilyr@mocohd.org.

  • Home Health & Hospice RN (Full or Part-time)

    Part-time or Full-time Home Health & Hospice RN

    Morrow County Health District/Pioneer Memorial Home Health & Hospice has an opening for a Part-Time OR Full-Time Home Health & Hospice RN.  Flexible schedules, competitive wages, paid drive time to patient visits, car provided or mileage paid, excellent benefits for Regular Part-time or Full-time position.  Must have current Oregon license and 1 year minimum of home health and hospice nursing experience.  $5,000 sign-on bonus for full-time position. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. For more information contact Director Molly Rhea , 541-676-2943. To apply please go to link on this page, or call 541-676-2949. EEOE.

    Title:   Home Health & Hospice Registered Nurse                                    

    General Position Summary: Home Health

    Coordinates total nursing care for patients in the home setting; administers skilled nursing care; participates in teaching patients and significant others home medical management; and provides leadership by working cooperatively with home health team members and community resources in establishing priorities and goals of patient care.  Under the general supervision of the Home Health Director, the Registered Nurse functions as an active member of the home health team.

    General Position Summary: Hospice

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

    Education and Experience Requirements 

    1. Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
    2. Two years of experience in homecare or medical-surgical nursing is preferred.

    General Requirements: Home Health

    1. Must have genuine interest and concern for all clients.
    2. Must be sufficiently mature and emotionally stable to work well with others.
    3. Must possess good physical and mental health.
    4. Must have a clean and neat appearance.
    5. Must be courteous and kind in manner.
    6. Can work harmoniously and skillfully with other staff members, patients and their families.
    7. Must be flexible and able to tolerate change or changing demands.
    8. Analytical ability is required to evaluate clients and recommend solutions to treatment related problems.
    9. Must demonstrate strong evaluation skills and show ingenuity and creativity.
    10. Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile.

    Qualifications

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

    Environment:

    The Registered Nurse travels to and from, and performs duties in each patient’s home.  The climate is not routinely controlled.  Frequently there is exposure to blood, body tissues and other potentially infectious fluids.  There can be exposure to loud and unpleasant noises, unpleasant odors, unclean homes and dust.  May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members or visitors.  Work environment not controlled by employee.  Road and weather conditions are variable.

    Job Conditions:

    Office, home and automobile settings.  Condition of patient home varies.  Cluttered, unclean and small confined space at times.  Poor driving conditions during inclement weather.  Extensive use of personal automobile.  Full accountability for management and coordination of care for assigned caseload of patients.  Ability to work flexible hours, including the sharing of 24-hour call rotation. Physical Requirements: Patient lifting, repositioning, etc.  Ability to lift 40 to 60 pounds.

    Physical Requirements:

    1. Able to speak, read and write in English.
    2. Able read assignments, directions, labels and measure vital signs, including: temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure and weight.
    3. Able to communicate and respond clearly on telephone and respond to patients’ spoken needs.
    4. The ability to physically transfer, lift or assist patients whose average weight is 160 pounds with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
    5. Able to spend 80% of the work shift standing and/or moving about.
    6. Able to carry full bath basins, trays and position patients.
    7. Able to walk, climb stairs, stoop, twist, bend and squat to perform essential job functions.

    Mental Requirements: 

    1. Able to concentrate on detail with frequent interruptions.
    2. Able to follow, complete and remember daily routines and requirements.
    3. Able to comprehend and utilize professional education materials.
    4. Able to enact emergency procedures.
    5. Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    6. Able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

    Equipment:

    Must be able to use: sphygmomanometer; stethoscope; intravenous and blood drawing equipment; enteral and intravenous pumps; CADD pumps; scales; thermometers; watch; and telephone.

    Duties and Responsibilities: Home Health

    1. Provides direct and/or indirect skilled care to patients in the home setting per physician order and agency protocol.
    2. Develops patient plan of treatment by assessing the patient’s condition and nursing needs, both physical and psychosocial; sets goals and prescribes nursing action to meet these goals.
    3. Reports pertinent observation of assessment and evaluation to the physician and documents these observations accurately and concisely.Evaluates and revises the plan of treatment on an on-going basis with physician supervision.
    4. Teach patients, family and significant others home management of disease process and medication regime in order to promote optimal level of wellness and independence.
    5. The Registered Nurse is considered the case manager and as such is responsible for coordinating and/or supervising patient care to assure continuity and quality.
    6. Emphasis is on a high level of nursing direction, observation and skill.
    7. Makes Home Health Aide supervisory visits to the patient’s residence at least once every two weeks of service, either when the aide is present to observe and assist, or when the aide is absent to assess relationship, determine continued need for aide services, and/or whether goals are being met.
    8. Assists client and/or family in obtaining necessary equipment.
    9. Makes appropriate community referrals.
    10. Prepares clinical notes and medical updates/summary notes in a timely manner.
    11. Participates in inservice education, clinical record reviews and care conferences.
    12. Consistently reports for duty on time and as scheduled.
    13. Maintains strict confidentiality.
    14. Observes appropriate safety procedures.
    15. Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
    16. Other appropriate duties as assigned by the Home Health Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities: Hospice

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

    Specific Job Skills: Hospice

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

    OSHA Category: Hospice

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

  • Hospital RN

    Hospital RN

    Pioneer Memorial Hospital, a small, 21-bed Critical Access Hospital in northeast Oregon has openings for a full-time RN. $5,000 sign-on/relocation bonus. Will train newly licensed Oregon RNs. Our hospital has no surgery or OB, but has a Trauma Level IV Emergency Department, swing bed program and up to 7 extended care beds. You would work in all areas. We’re small, but vital to the area we serve. 

    We are located in Heppner, OR, a beautiful small town (county seat) with great community spirit and schools. Only 20 minutes from timbered mountains, lakes and streams, 1 hour from the Columbia River, 45 miles south of Hermiston, 90 minutes from Tri-Cities, WA. Offering $5,000 sign-on/relocation reimbursement bonus. 

    Come join our team where you will put your nursing skills to use in all nursing departments of the hospital. Excellent work environment, competitive wage and excellent benefits package. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. More information about Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Morrow County Health District is available at www.morrowcountyhealthdistrict.org. MCHD is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. 

    Job Type: Full-time      Pay: $36.56 – $42.98 per hour 

    Reports to: CNO     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.
      Participates in DNS call rotation.
      > 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.
      > 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. 
    24. When not performing patient care, will assist in medical records performing simple documentation filing and copying as needed. 
    25. 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.
    26. 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. 
  • IT Specialist

    IT Tech Specialist

    Morrow County Health District is recruiting for a full time IT Tech Specialist. Position is headquartered at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner but will have some travel to our other locations in the county.  This position will be a line of support for the District staff seeking assistance with computer issues, network issues, printer issues and software application problems.   

    The primary responsibility will be to provide technical support in person, by telephone, email, or remote access; installing/maintaining network computers and related equipment; and install/maintain District’s telecom equipment.  Applicant must be self-motivated team player, with a positive attitude and be dedicated to providing excellent customer service in a professional working environment.  This position will work closely with the Districts contracted IT vendor. 

    Requires broad knowledge of computer systems, basic networking, and operating systems.  Must use creative thinking and use 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 follow all HIPAA security rules and regulations.  Must be able to troubleshoot electronic medical equipment issues and administer/maintain various forms of electronic patient data. 

     $23.54 – $25.98 starting range with increase after successful completion of 4-month probationary period.  Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, life, long term disability, retirement paid vacation, sick and holidays, more (see Benefits link). Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. 

     See application link on this page or contact 541-676-9133. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

    Title: IT Tech Specialist Dept:  Clinical Informatics/Information Systems 

    Exempt/Non-Exempt:     Non-Exempt   

    Reports to: Clinical Informatics/Information Systems Director 

    Effective Date: 8/14/2021 

    General Position Summary: 

    This position will be a line of support for the District staff seeking assistance with computer issues, network issues, printer issues and software application problems.  The primary responsibility will be to provide technical support in person, by telephone, email, or remote access; installing/maintaining network computers and related equipment; and install/maintain District’s telecom equipment.  Applicant must be self-motivated team player, with a positive attitude and be dedicated to providing excellent customer service in a professional working environment.  This position will work closely with the Districts contracted IT vendor. 

    Essential Functions:   

    1. Setup, install, maintain, and repair computers, software, and peripheral devices. 
    2. Provide personal computer support services for employees.  This includes setup, configuration and maintenance of personal computers and LAN connections, not only for the hardware but also for standard and dedicated software needed for employees to perform their jobs. 
    3. Ensure the timely and efficient processing of production requests. 
    4. Provide education and training for employees as needed on the standard PC software of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, email, Client Access and remote communications. 
    5. Install and maintain telecom equipment and documentation. 
    6. Assist districts IT vendor with wired and wireless network, cabling, network switches, and firewall. 
    7. Assist with onsite updates of the District Electronic Medical Record.  This may include after hour projects.  
    8. Complete tickets via the Districts Help Desk. 
    9. Work alongside the district’s Environmental Services – Facilities Department and IT vendor to ensure dual projects are completed timely. 
    10. Ensure strict adherence to all District and Department policies and procedures. 
    11. Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information seen or otherwise acquired through position. 
    12. Work in conjunction with the Clinical Informatics/Information Systems Director and the IT vendor on various requests and projects. 
    13. Use time wisely by effectively utilizing time management principles of priority setting, organization, efficiency and by being on time for meetings. 
    14. Participate actively in issues related to the overall quality of the Information Systems Department. 
    15. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, orientation, in-service meetings and workshops. 
    16. Actively identify problems in the department, report them to the supervisor, pursues feedback and actively participate in resolution methods. 
    17. Keep supervisor apprised of current status of projects. 
    18. Fulfill departmental requirements in terms of providing work coverage and notification during periods of personal illness, vacation, or education. 
    19. Communicate effectively, both written and oral communication, and work cooperatively as a team member to reach District goals. 
    20. Complete all assigned trainings and assignments by the due date. 
    21. Other duties as deemed appropriate by director or administration. 

    Job Scope: 

    Supervisory Responsibility:   

    The IT Tech Specialist has no supervisory responsibility. 

     Interpersonal Contacts: 

    Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills to accomplish a variety of work with various groups of people, all District staff, physicians and medical providers as well as vendors, contractors, community partners and the general public. The IT Tech Specialist will stay in contact with their supervisor and communicate directly with the Districts IT vendor.  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 Information Systems Technician must have broad knowledge of computer systems, basic networking, and operating systems.  Must use creative thinking and use 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 follow all 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. Position will require varying work hours to assist with District needs. 
    3. Be able to sit or stand for long periods with 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. Must be willing to learn, be punctual and well groomed. 
    6. Mental efforts of the position include juggling many duties at once and having to change tasks as priorities change.  May be stressful at times. 
    7. Have outstanding project, communication and organizational skills, along with a positive attitude and be a team player. 
    8. Subject to exposure to infectious diseases, substances and odors.    
    9. Position will require travel between various points within the District, and will involve some out of town travel for trainings, supplies. 

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.

    Download the ApplicationOregon Nurse Staffing Law:  SB 469 Anti-Retaliation Notice

    Completed applications can be submitted in the following ways:

    Email: employment@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