Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant (Public Health Nurse 2)
Close date: 8/09/2021
Salary: $5977 to $9073 monthly
Location: Portland, OR
NOTE: This position requires an unencumbered Oregon Registered Nursing License or the ability to acquire an Oregon Registered Nursing License within the first three months of employment.
This is a full-time, permanent classified position and is represented by a union.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Adolescent, Genetic and Reproductive Health (AGRH) Section, Oregon Reproductive Health (RH) Program in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant to provide expert consultation and technical assistance for the Oregon Reproductive Health Program. The RH Program is dedicated to ensuring people in Oregon have access to high-quality reproductive and sexual health services, knowledge, and resources through partnerships with clinics, community organizations, and policy makers. The RH Program provides program planning, policy development, guidance, organization, support and implementation for activities and projects related to ensuring that every person in Oregon has reproductive autonomy.
This position is based in Oregon as frequent travel throughout the state is required. Some of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are times when the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.
What will you do? As the Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant, you will provide clinical leadership related to reproductive health to assure the provision of culturally responsive, high-quality reproductive health care among certified clinics across the state.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Providing clinical and programmatic support to the Reproductive Health Program team in the developing and maintaining clinical protocols, analyzing clinical data, program planning, and other activities.
Working collaboratively with the Reproductive Health Program team to assess and provide education, training, and technical support to clinics serving diverse communities.
Identifying innovative approaches to meeting community needs, particularly as they relate to current challenges in the delivery of healthcare.
Supporting clinics across the state that primarily serve low-income communities, youth, rural and frontier communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and Black, Indigenous, Tribal communities, and communities of color.
Embracing and utilizing a culturally responsive, innovative, and client centered approach to assuring all people have reproductive health autonomy.
Assuring compliance with RH program requirements through a variety of monitoring and review activities, including remote and onsite clinical reviews.
What's in it for you? The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.
We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. This position allows for a flexible schedule and a good work-life balance. If you are an experienced public health nurse with reproductive health experience, apply today.
What are we looking for?
A bachelor's degree in nursing and five years of recent (within the last ten years) reproductive health nursing experience, which includes two years of nurse supervising, administrative or teaching experience or a master's degree in nursing and four years of recent (within the last ten years) reproductive health nursing experience, which includes two years of nurse supervising, administrative, or teaching experience;
A current unencumbered Oregon Registered Nursing License or the ability to obtain an Oregon Registered Nursing License within the first three months of employment.
Bi-lingual and bi-cultural preferred, with the opportunity to receive a pay differential.
Significant clinical experience and expertise in reproductive and sexual health in a safety net clinic
Extensive knowledge about the practice and principles of nursing and public health nursing
Understanding of systemic and structural racism and how it affects communities of color.
Experience training and educating providers on cultural responsiveness; contraceptive management and counseling; how to take patients’ sexual history; non-biased options counseling including abortion; HIV/STD testing, counseling, and management; reproductive health screenings, guidelines, and issues.
Experience effectively communicating and collaborating with health officials and decision makers in community organizations.
Experience developing and writing policies, procedures, and protocols.
Experience developing clinic workflows and trouble-shooting areas of improvement.
Experience working with diverse populations, such as immigrant, refugee, tribal and Latino communities within Oregon.
Experience supervising or managing in a clinical setting.
Technology skill set to keep all data secure whether working onsite or remotely.
Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
How to Apply
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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.
OHA will transform the health care system in Oregon by:
Improving the lifelong health of Oregonians
Increasing the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians
Lowering or containing the cost of care so it's affordable to everyone
OHA knows what it needs to do to improve health care: focus on health and preventive care, provide care for everyone and reduce waste in the health care system.
OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health and the Oregon Health Plan. This gives the state greater purchasing and market power to begin tackling issues with costs, quality, lack of preventive care and health care access.
The Health Authority is working to fundamentally improve how health care is delivered and paid for, but because poor health is only partially due to lack of medical care, OHA will also be working to reduce health disparities and to broaden the state's focus on prevention.