Current Career Opportunities

  • Confidential Accounting/Administrative Assistant

    Confidential Accounting/Administrative Assistant – CAAA

    Morrow County Health District has a full-time opening for a Confidential Accounting/Administrative Assistant.  Duties include assisting the CFO in the preparation of complete and accurate financial information records and to assist the CEO in all matters, including confidential personnel information and collective bargaining.  Emphasis will be in management of all financial and employee information for the Assisted Living Facility, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, personnel, and management of accounts payable for the Health District.  Two years accounts payable and receivable, general ledger bookkeeping, payroll and general secretarial experience required, Accounting degree preferred, with the ability to work under strict confidentiality and without direct supervision. Strong computer and software skills with MS Word, Excel and Access, required.  Quickbooks experience preferred.  Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.   Download an application below or visit the Patient Business Office at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting Human Resources at 541-676-2923. EEOE.

    Reports to:   Chief Financial Officer/CEO        Department:  Finance

    Classification:   CAAA  Non-Union Admin 

    GENERAL SUMMARY:  

    Assist the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in maintaining the District Accounting Systems for the control of District assets and the preparation of complete and accurate financial information records and to assist the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in all matters, including confidential personnel issues and areas of collective bargaining. Emphasis will be in management of all financial and employee information for the Assisted Living facility, including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and personnel; and management of the accounts payable for the Health District.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Establish and follow policy and procedure for all processes and financial matters relating to the Assisted Living facility, with minimal supervision. Responsible for all accounting functions including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, biweekly payroll with quarterly and annual reporting, benefit administration, and financial report preparation. Responsible for assisting Facility Administrator with human resource and other issues as needed. Attend Assisted Living Board meetings and take minutes. Type and prepare minutes, compile agenda with Board chair, and distribute as needed.
    • All processing of monthly accounts payable for the District, including but not limited to: Collecting and coding invoices and statements, related data entry, processing of approved payments, generation and mailing of computer and manual checks, generation of 1099 forms, and maintenance of the accounts payable filing system.
    • Assist the CFO with monthly general ledger close and preparation of District financial reports, surveys, misc monthly reports, correspondence, spreadsheet preparation, file maintenance and archiving; audit and cost report preparation; and budget process.
    • Answer and direct calls and greet visitors for administrative staff members.
    • Perform accounts receivable duties, including daily cash receipt depositing.
    • Maintain all elements of the Tri-County Ambulance Association membership program; including monthly billing and receipting of memberships, new enrollments in the database, and quarterly distributions.
    • Assist with and cross-train for processing of bi-weekly District payroll, including but not limited to: New employee set-up, timesheet and related data entry, generation of checks and related reports, payroll related accounts payable (liabilities), generation of W-2 forms, and maintenance of payroll filing as needed.
    • Participate in formulation and implementation of policy for the Finance and Administration department, especially with regard to Accounts Payable, TCAA and compliance with Assisted Living contract. Use independent and discretionary judgment in all job functions and in carrying out financial policies and providing for the control and safeguarding of District assets.
    • Makes administrative recommendations for policy changes and implementation for all departments and internal controls. Involvement with management decisions and execution of decisions.
    • Assists the CEO and CFO in a confidential capacity in the areas of collective bargaining policies, proposals, negotiations, and correspondence.
    • Fill-in temporarily in other departments/positions as needed.
    • Participate on committees as directed.
    • Attend relevant meetings and trainings to perform and improve essential job functions.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Carries out special projects as assigned by the Assisted Living Facility Administrator, Human Resources Director, Chief Financial Officer or the Chief Executive Officer, and other duties as assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

    1. Prefer Accounting Degree or related field and 2 years accounts payable and receivable, general ledger bookkeeping, payroll, and general secretarial experience required.
    2. Knowledge, training and experience in general ledger accounting, human resources, benefits, and spreadsheets/financial report preparation.
    3. Excellent interpersonal skills to relate effectively with supervisors, other employees, and the public.
    4. Ability to function under strict confidentiality in an organized & accurate manner and meet strict deadlines.
    5. Strong analytical capabilities.
    6. Ability to work without direct supervision.
    7. Strong computer and software skills; Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access; and Quickbooks experience.
    8. Need to be able to operate major office equipment; Fax, copy machine, scanner, ten-key, multiple line phone system. 

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    1. Sitting, bending, reaching intermittently throughout the day.
    2. Occasional exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious waste, hazardous materials, noise.
    3. Be able to lift frequently over 10 pounds.
    4. Able to perform hand, eye, and foot coordination on a constant basis.
    5. Be able to sit for long periods of time.
    6. Ability to communicate clearly and be able to read and understand written instructions.
    7. Ability to concentrate on detail with constant interruptions and be able to prioritize jobs.
    8. Able to remember day to day schedule changes and assignments.
  • Dietary Manager

    Dietary Manager

    Morrow County Health District has a full-time opening for a Dietary Manager at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner.  This position provides supervision and oversight for the department as well as works side by side with staff to provide food service to patients, staff and visitors.  Must have H.S. diploma or GED, Dietary Certificate preferred.  Two years institutional food service experience, education in food service management, knowledge of food production, therapeutic diets, sanitation, supervisory experience, and some accounting knowledge preferred.  Competitive wage and excellent benefit package. Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.   Download an application below or at the Patient Business Office at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting  Patti Allstott, 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:   Dietary Services Manager                  Dept:  Dietary

    Exempt/Non-Exempt:     Non-Exempt         Reports to:  CEO

    Effective Date: 1/11/19

    General Position Summary:

    The Dietary Services Manager supervises and directs work in the Dietary department in accordance with laws, regulations, established policies and procedures, and guidelines pertaining to hospital operations.  Follows policies and procedures established or that may be directed by the Dietary Consultant and/or administration to assure that quality food service is being provided at all times. This position is a working manager position and the manager performs regular duties as outlined below.  Fulfills duties and responsibilities for all positions as necessary.  This is a leadership position and requires leadership skills and experience.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Supervises department staff and directs work in the food service department in accordance with hospital laws, regulations, established policies and procedures, and guidelines.
    2. Responsible for meal preparation and service to hospital patients and occasionally visitors, hospital staff and periodic meals for District related meetings and functions.
    3. Must be able to operate all department equipment, including cooktop, oven, dishwasher, blender, mixer and other miscellaneous equipment as per policy.
    4. Inventories and orders food service supplies and checks all incoming deliveries for accuracy and trains personnel on how to check in deliveries.
    5. Manages personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary process, submission of time cards, tracking of time and attendance and vacation coverage for all staff. Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Manager for assistance in areas related to personnel.
    6. Prepares monthly schedules, distributing to staff before the 20th of each month for the following month.
    7. Monitors and reports on Quality Assurance.
    8. Plans four-week cycle menus under the supervision of the dietary consultant that meet patient nutritional requirements.
    9. Meets monthly with the dietary consultant to review quarterly and annual assessments and to discuss and review other dietary functions and needs of patients.
    10. Conduct monthly Dietary Staff Meetings for the department. May include in-services.
    11. Checks diet cardex daily for new admits or diet changes that comply with the physician’s orders.
    12. Visits with hospital and extended care patients periodically to evaluate meals being served. Also to find out likes, dislikes, and food allergies of patients/residents.
    13. Responsible for assuring dietary staff understands and uses Iowa State Diet Manual.
    14. Maintains staff awareness of proper sanitation code for the facility.
    15. Prepares monthly cleaning assignments and monitors by performing weekly sanitation inspection.
    16. Maintains staff awareness of proper safety standards and participation in all required meetings/trainings.
    17. Ensure that all staff maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    18. Responsible for preparing annual department budget with the Chief Financial Officer.
    19. Maintain all policies for the department and update as necessary.
    20. Attend monthly Department Manager Meetings and if requested, Board of Director’s meetings. Attend required in-services and educational programs.
    21. Ensure department is ready for inspection/survey at all times.

    Secondary 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. Works cooperatively with others in the department in evaluating cafeteria leftovers and plans for use, labels, dates, and stores leftovers properly.
    5. Consults production sheets for thawing and doing advance preparation.
    6. Completes and posts production sheets daily.
    7. Operates cooking equipment and dishwashers; cleans equipment and pots and pans after use; initiates repairs as needed.
    8. Receives deliveries in accordance with purchase orders.
    9. Represents the department at various meetings.
    10. Prepares department report as part of annual Critical Access Hospital Report and participate in annual meeting.
    11. Ensure all safety inspections, drills and staff education are completed as per policy.
    12. Other duties as deemed appropriate by Administration.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility:  The Dietary Services Manager supervises one full-time employee and one half-time employee in the department.  Will approve time sheets, vacation requests as per policy and other time off.  Conducts annual performance evaluations.  Oversees and tracks required staff trainings. Works with Human Resources Manager on personnel issues when needed.

    Interpersonal Contacts:

    Must have good interpersonal communication skills to accomplish a variety of work with various groups of people, including the staff the manager oversees, the consulting dietician, hospital patients and family members, various District staff on the Heppner campus as well as supply vendors and the general public. The manager stays in contact with the CEO to review constantly changing priorities and needs of the District.  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 Dietary Services Manager must have excellent attention to detail, and have good oral and written communications skills.  Must be able to read, understand and implement orders and changes for patient meal preparation.  Must have good computer skills for email, ordering supplies, reports, policy review, changes and updates, as well as other duties. Be able to concentrate on detail with constant interruptions and be able to prioritize jobs and projects.

    Specific Job Effort:

    1. Sitting, standing, bending, lifting standing for throughout 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. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Current Food Handlers Certification.
    3. Dietary Certificate from an accredited institution preferred or ability to acquire certification.
    4. Two years of institutional food service experience, including knowledge of food production, therapeutic diets, sanitation, supervision and accounting.
    5. Courses in food service management/supervision or willingness to begin such courses within limited timeframe.
    6. Dietary Manager Certification preferred, or willingness to enroll in course to become certified.

    Job Conditions:

    1. Subject to possible falls.
    2. Subject to exposure to infectious diseases, substances, odors, hostile and emotionally upset patients & family members and visitors.
    3. Occasionally stressful at times depending on patient load, special meal preparation and staffing.
    4. Position will require some travel between various points within the District, and may involve some out of town travel for supplies, trainings.
  • 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 Screener (Part-time)

    Hospital Screener (Part-time)

    Morrow County Health District is recruiting for a part-time screener at Pioneer Memorial Hospital. Schedule is 5-6 shifts per month – 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 7 p.m.   Must be 16 or over. Involves taking temp and asking questionnaire questions and recording data.  Personal protective equipment provided.  Flexible shedule.  Can read, use phone while not screening to pass the time.  Must be reliable.  $15.00 per hour.  Background check and drug screen required.  Download an application below.  Contact HR Director Patti Allstott for more information, 541-676-2949.

    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:   Hospital Screener
    Dept:  Nursing
    Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non – Exempt
    Reports to: 
    CNO/Nurse Mgr & EMS Director
    Pay Equity Group:  Non-Union due to low hours/Temp status 
    Effective Date:
    03/12/2021

    General Position Summary:

    The Hospital Screener is a Temporary position used for screening employees, patients, visitors and vendors against threats of communicable disease.  MCHD provides all protective equipment and materials needed for safety per Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and federal and state regulations.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Arrives at screening shack at appropriate time and prepares it for the shift, donning mask and any other required protective equipment.
    • Greets person at their vehicle or at the screener shack window and asks if they have any symptoms from the list. Takes temp using ear or forehead scan thermometer.  Records information on requested on sheet, and give them dated bracelet.
    • Keep supplies stocked in shack and prepare bracelets with next day’s date for the following day.
    • Sweep, clean and organize shack on a regular basis and take trash to dumpster as needed.
    • Keep a clean, tidy appearance. Jeans and athletic shoes may be worn, otherwise MCHD Appearance Policy is to be followed.  Contact HR if questions.
    • Demonstrate dependability by being punctual; maintain consistent attendance.
    • Maintain good working relations with all staff and the public through appropriate communication.
    • Notify the ED Tech or RN of any issues or concerns with patients, visitors, others.
    • Notify HR Director of any changes in schedule or availability.
    • Complete any assigned training in scheduled time frame.
    • Maintain strict patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations.
    • Keep accurate time records on time sheet.
    • All other job duties as assigned.

    SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

    • Turn in screener sheets to HR, ED Tech, CNO or Nurse Manager.
    • Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all patients.

    Job Scope:

    Supervisory Responsibility: 

    The Hospital Screener does not have any supervisory responsibility.

    Interpersonal Contacts:

    Must have good interpersonal communication skills to communicate with all people who may arrive at the hospital.   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:

    Must be able to walk from Screener Shack to cars, the ED entrance of hospital and into and out of hospital. Must have manual dexterity to take temperatures, write information on record sheet, contact ED Tech or RN on radio or phone.

     Specific Job Effort:

    • Be able to sit, stand, and bend throughout the day. May ready, use personal electronic device, knit, or other appropriate hobby in between screening patients and other duties.
    • Must possess adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to perform job duties.
    • Mental efforts of the position include staying calm and on task during busy times, especially during the start of shifts. May be stressful at times.

    Education, Experience and Certification/Licensure:

    No specific credentials are required.  Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally.  Must complete required training and meet state work requirements.

     Job Conditions:

    • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients and family members.
    • Subject to infectious substances, hazardous chemicals and noise.
    • Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions, cold and hot temperatures, and airborne pollutants.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Medical Assistant with Radiology Permit

    Medical Assistant with Radiology Permit

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a Full-Time Medical Assistant with limited or full radiology license for Irrigon Medical Clinic.  Position requires a highly organized individual with excellent computer and communication skills to work as part of a team. Competitive compensation DOQ and excellent benefits package.  Drug screen, background check required.  Applications are available thru the link at the bottom of this page, at Irrigon Medical Clinic, or contact Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949. EEOE.

  • Referral Coordinator

    Referral Coordinator

    Morrow County Health District is accepting applications for a full-time Referral Coordinator at Pioneer Memorial Clinic in Heppner.

    Duties include:

    • Obtaining authorizations from insurance companies
    • Scheduling patient appointments with specialists
    • Documenting patient and third party contacts
    • Obtaining necessary data for proper documentation to complete services

    Requires highly organized and detail oriented individual with great customer service skills who can work independently.  High School Diploma and two years of medical office and electronic health record experience required.  Salary range $17.76 – $19.64 to start DOQ, and excellent benefits package.   Background check and pre-employment drug screen required.  Download an application below or pick-up form the Patient Business Office at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, or by contacting Patti Allstott, 541-676-2949.  EEOE.

  • 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.

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:

    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