ACT Mental Health Nurse – Jackson County Mental Health

Job Description

Jackson County Mental Health is seeking a Mental Health Nurse to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. Our ACT Team provides comprehensive and intensive outpatient treatment for adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. The multidisciplinary ACT Team includes a psychiatrist, social workers/therapists, drug and alcohol specialists, certified peers – and maybe you! If you don’t live here already, please take a look here at some of what the Rogue Valley has to offer

Jackson County strives to recruit, hire and retain the best employees!

Pre-Employment Requirements and/or Preferences

  • Preferred experience: work with adults serious mental illness and substance use disorders; work with unhoused, LBGTIQ+ and BIPOC community members.
  • Spanish speaking preferred (bilingual differential available)
  • Pass a criminal background check prior to hire.
  • Submit an acceptable DMV certified court print prior to hire. click on the following link to review Jackson County’s requirements for an acceptable driving record.
  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen, which includes screening for Marijuana. Click on the link to review Jackson County’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
  • This position is represented by union group SEIU

Job Duties and Requirements

I.    Position Summary

Provides comprehensive evaluations, medication counseling and a full range of nursing and mental health treatment services to a high-risk client population. Performs a full range of complex technical and analytical duties with only occasional instruction or assistance and work is normally reviewed only upon completion.

II.   Examples of Essential Position Duties (The following duties represent some of the principal job duties; however, they are not all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.)

  • Develops diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans for clients, which may include the delivery of medical and health services such as administering prescribed medications and maintaining medical supplies; reviews treatment plans to ensure the delivery of care is appropriate for treatment interventions; provides nurse follow-up services.
  • Evaluates clients and assess their physical and mental symptoms for possible drug interactions. Is able to make independent decisions regarding mental health treatment. Counsels clients on medications, drug interactions and possible side effects.
  • Consults with psychiatrists and physicians. Prepares reports for doctors.
  • Provides complex and/or specialized individual and group counseling and therapy, education, skills training, outreach and support to clients and families as necessary.
  • Provides consultation, education, information to agencies in the community which routinely come in contact with individuals in crisis; maintains liaison with key community agencies that serve people with mental developmental disabilities, as assigned.
  • Prepares and maintains required records, progress notes and files; prepares reports as needed.
  • When assigned to the duties of pre-commitment services, assesses whether an individual is a danger to himself or herself or others; performs discharge assessment, planning and coordination.
  • Adheres to regulatory requirements, collective bargaining agreements, County and departmental policies and procedures, required trainings, as well as safe work practices.
  • Develops and maintains effective internal and external working relationships at all levels.
  • Has regular and reliable attendance. Overtime may be required. Works irregular shifts and respond to after-hours emergency calls as required.

III.  Minimum Requirements (Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following requirements, physical demands and/or working conditions)

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field AND five years progressively responsible experience in the delivery of health care in a mental health and/or social services setting; OR
  • Any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

License, Certificate or Other

Requires possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. Must be currently licensed by the state of Oregon as a registered nurse. May require certification as a Mental Health Investigator if assigned to pre-commitment duties.

IV.  Other Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Requires a medical knowledge of the techniques and procedures used in evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; case management methods; drug interactions; medications and their side effects; rules, laws, regulations and ethics of medical and mental health services and treatment; community services and resources; supervision and management techniques. Ability to assess status of individuals and families for medical services and needs; write concise and accurate progress notes and reports; perform nursing and medical procedures; coordinate treatment plans; work with a diverse client population; provide technical direction to lower level staff or volunteers; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; build and lead strong, cohesive work groups and teams.

Physical Demands (Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands)

Requires the ability to coordinate hands and feet in performing simple movements, such as bending, reaching and grasping; to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform skilled movements, such as giving injections, taking blood samples, adjusting microscopes, etc., as well as semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as typing, filing and data entry and use of other office equipment or supplies. Tasks require occasional exposure to strong odors, strong chemicals, and communicable illnesses. Sensory requirements include color, sound, odor, texture and visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. Requires driving.

Working Conditions (Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following working conditions)

Work is generally performed in an office environment but may include other locations, including patient’s homes. May include exposure to disruptive people.

V.   Additional Information

This classification description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, knowledge, skills, abilities, or requirements, as any one position in this classification may be assigned some or all of these duties, in addition to other duties not explicitly listed here. The various duties, responsibilities and/or assignments of this position may be unevenly balanced and change from time to time based upon matters such as, but not limited to, variations in the shift, work demands, seasons, service levels and management’s decisions on how to best allocate department resources. Any shift, emphasis or rebalancing of these assigned duties, responsibilities and/or assignments does not constitute a change in the job classification. The County shall schedule employees and determine FTE consistent with its determination as to efficiency of operations, financial advantages to the County, and/or effective service to the public.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Jackson County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Women, minorities and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Upon request, special accommodations and/or assistance will be gladly provided for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory impairments.  Because of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, persons hired by the County must be able to present acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization to work in the United States.  For a copy of Jackson County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, visit our web site at or call 541-774-6036.

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New Publication from SAMHSA

Heidi Herinckx, Senior Director of OCEACT and OSECE was invited as a subject matter expert to participate in the creation of this new manual on the implementation and maintenance of Assertive Community Treatment. To access this free manual, click the link below.


ACT Supervisor – Adapt Integrated Health


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) 5% Match
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Adapt Integrated Health Care is looking for an Assertive Community Treatment Supervisor to join their Behavioral Health team!

We Offer:

  • 100% paid premiums for full family medical insurance
  • Waiver cash option
  • Dental and Vision insurance available
  • Generous sick and vacation time accrual rates; accrued time rolls over year-to-year.
  • 5% 401k employer contribution
  • Life insurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Clinical supervision toward licensure is available.

The ACT Supervisor provides direction and clinical oversight to ACT team staff as providing at least 50% direct service to ACT clients. The ACT supervisor provides integrated outpatient mental health treatment services that are based on medical necessity and that support and promote mental health and recovery. ACT staff endeavor to a) Promote recovery, resiliency, wellness, independence and safety for individuals receiving addictions and mental health services and supports; b) Specify standards for services and supports that are person-directed, client-guided, culturally competent, and trauma-informed and wellness informed; and c) Promote functional and rehabilitative outcomes for individuals throughout a continuum of care that is developmentally appropriate.

ACT staff responsibilities are to engage and respond in crisis intervention; facilitate access for mental health treatment at Adapt; provide therapeutic interventions including informed consent, advocacy, and integrated care; assist with access to community resources; facilitate development and retention of natural and community supports; provide appropriate individual, group, and community psycho-education; actively work to reduce stigma, barriers, and to build a community foundation for success. Many of the services take place in the community setting where the client lives or at hospitals, jails, shelters, or other community agencies.

ACT Supervisor’s accomplish these responsibilities through assessment and prescription of treatment services that support rehabilitation, safety, and recovery through measurable outcomes in collaboration with clientele, and their natural supports when appropriate. Some of the interventions provided include comprehensive assessment; collaboratively developed Individual Service and Support Plan; individual and group therapy and skills training and development; case management; referrals, consultation, coordination and collaboration with community partners and providers; Discharge Summary and continuity of care through transfer and referral. ACT Supervisor as well as other treatment providers at Adapt endeavor to support and promote positive outcomes through use of Evidenced-Based, Best Practices whenever possible.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field and five years post-experience in a community mental health setting, which includes two years supervisory or program management experience or a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides treatment services through assessments and evaluations, including case management, individual and group treatment which promotes recovery, resiliency, wellness, independence, and safety for individuals receiving addictions and mental health treatment services and supports through prescription of outpatient treatment services that are client-centered, trauma-informed, Evidenced-Based Best-Practices whenever possible; collaborates with clientele and in consultation with team; completes Safety and Recovery Plans forthose individuals that are priority one, those at risk, or for those having a history that indicates that a Safety and Recovery Plan would be of benefit. Clientele is focused on Adult Mental Health Initiative and ACT clients.
  • Perform screenings for referrals that assess the level of SPMI clientele and their appropriateness for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program.
  • Provides direct clinical oversight and supervision of the ACT team members to include orientation to the ACT program and fidelity requirement as well as ensuring Evidence-Based Best Practices.
  • Directs and coordinates the client admission process and treatment, rehabilitation and support services of the program. Schedule the admission interview; develop and coordinate the initial assessment and initial treatment plan; assign appropriate staff to treatment team; and provide clinical supervision of the development and implementation of the treatment plan for each client.
  • Responsible for administrative tasks related to meeting fidelity, such as documenting and tracking fidelity components completed, perform quality assurance related to medical record documentation to ensure quality and accuracy to meet fidelity requirements, continue to plan and organize community and agency education components, and develop ideas and strategies to improve the program.
  • Facilitate clinical meetings with a multidisciplinary team and lead additional meetings to improve strategies to successfully meet fidelity,
  • Performs many functions and treatment interventions to adult clientele at Adapt including crisis intervention, eligibility, access, and enrollment services; provides comprehensive assessment and the collaborative development of Individual Service and Support Plans (ISSP); coordinates Individual and Group Therapy and Skills Development and Training; provides Case Management services and supports and consultation, referral, and coordination with agency partners and providers; coordinates discharge planning that includes supports and active planning for provision of continuity of care; coordinates and provides intervention in provision of crisis services as necessary in consultation with Crisis Team and supervisor and/or program manager as soon as this is possible and appropriate; completes SERFs and Incident Accident Reports when appropriate; follows established policy and protocol.
  • Creates access that enables clientele to obtain needed resources, supports, and treatment services (e.g., substance use, medical) through referral, consultation, coordination, case management, and advocacy; provides consultation and training for and with clients, staff, professionals, other services agencies and the public; attends unit meetings and workshops; develops, modifies, and/or obtains training programs and materials in consultation with the program manager.
  • Maintains and completes required records, reports, and documentation as required by departmental policy and state law; provides documentation and written communications.
  • Participates in professional development through individual and group supervision, unit and agency staff meetings, workshops and Essential Learning tutorials; develops, modifies, and or obtains training programs and materials in consultation with supervisor and program manager; promotes peer professional development by sharing training materials and/or training others in successful interventions.

Come join our progressive team and make a difference in the lives of others! For more information on our organization, please visit our website at

Adapt Integrated Health Care is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our clientele. For anyone needing assistance or accommodation with Adapt’s application process, please reach out to our team at or by calling (541) 672-2691 and asking for our Human Resources department.

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OCEACT is excited to hire a Certified Personal Medicine Coach!


Statewide Trainer- Certified Personal Medicine Coaching (CPMC)

$5,000 Hiring Bonus (Prorated by FTE)

  • Benefits include: 
    • Family medical, dental, long-term disability, 403(b) plan with 6% match, and more. 
    • Generous paid time off policy.  (Annual accrual up to 208 hours – based on FTE status and available to use upon accrual).  Plus, 11 paid holidays annually. 
  • Remote work not available in Ohio, North Dakota, Wyoming or California.
  • Bonus Applicable to external applicants only, and limitations for re-hires will apply.


In conjunction with the Pat Deegan and Associates (PDA) e-learning modules for Certified Personal Medicine Coaches (CPMC), the CPMC Trainer facilitates, coaches, answers questions, administers quizzes and teaches clinicians the CPMC curriculum and materials.  Each CPMC training course is 12 weeks.  In addition to providing CPMC trainings, this positions dedicates approximately half of its time to conducting fidelity reviews for the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of Supported Employment (SE) and Supported Education (SEd).  Statewide travel is required.


CPMC Trainer Core Duties (approximately 60%):

  • Provide CPMC Trainings to mental health clinicians statewide.
  • Set up cohorts of 10-12 CPMC trainees.       The number of cohorts running concurrently will be based on demand and availability of co-facilitators from OSECE and OCEACT staff.  All OSECE and OCEACT staff are trained CPMCs and can co-facilitate.
  • Recruit CPMC trainees.   Conduct informational meetings at peer-run programs, community mental health programs, NAMI, behavioral health residential care providers, and other stakeholder organizations to present Personal Medicine and its role in recovery oriented and person centered care.
  • Assist CPMC trainees to register with PDA to access the on-line learning modules.
  • Conduct live coaching calls to accompany on-line learning approximately six times (every other week) over the 12 week CPMC course.
  • Utilize Trello CPMC training management tool to document weekly to-do’s, administer and score quizzes and track trainee progress toward meeting certification requirements.
  • Grade quizzes and final exams for certification.

Fidelity Reviewer Core Duties (approximately 40%):

  • Conduct all aspects of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment (SE) or Supported Education (SEd) fidelity reviews in collaboration with OSECE staff, including chart reviews, attending team meetings, evaluating team functioning, interviewing staff, completing fidelity ratings, writing reports, discussing results and developing action plans.
  • Write fidelity review reports within 30 days of completing a fidelity review and provide report to the Oregon Health Authority, community mental health agency and review reports in meetings to discuss fidelity findings.
  • Create technical assistance plans in partnership with SE programs to help them achieve fidelity benchmarks and meet Oregon Administrative Rule requirements for SE program operations, which may include 90 day fidelity re-reviews.

This position requires travel within the state on a regular basis to community mental health programs.  Some out of state travel is required for participation in the National IPS Center’s collaborative trainings.

Participate in regular online or in person meetings or conference calls with OSECE and OCEACT team members, community mental health agency staff, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).


Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field is required.  Strong recovery orientation required. Prior experience as a supported employment or supported education specialist preferred.  Prior experience providing training in mental health evidence-based practices preferred.

Ability to effectively work with people and build connection.  Strong recovery orientation.  Ability to communicate effectively in writing and oral communication with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary.  Ability to write and edit effectively; good organizational skills, able to meet deadlines, self-starter, effective public speaker. Appreciation of the importance of following evidence based practice guidelines.

The candidate must pass state-required background and DMV checks, possess a valid driver’s license, have an excellent driving record, and have the ability to drive between sites throughout Oregon. Occasional national travel.

Options for Southern Oregon recognizes that in order to best serve the healthcare needs of our communities and fulfill our mission, we must learn, grow, incorporate, and value the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and in our lives.  We are committed to the continued development of an aware, diverse, and culturally responsive workforce and an organizational culture that is supportive and affirming for all staff and clients.  Options acknowledges that incorporating EDI principles in our practices is an ongoing learning process and we are committed to using our voice to effect positive change.  We recognize that making an impact on health inequities in our community will take more than just a statement and, to this end, our goals, planning, and actions aim to promote and develop equitable and effective health care services to reflect the needs of our diverse communities.

Options for Southern Oregon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Please Welcome Juli Templeton, OCEACT’s ACT Nurse Consultant!

Juli was born and raised in the Great Northwest, which fostered a great appreciation for the outdoors and wellness. She lives in Columbia County with her loving husband, two wonderful kids, two rambunctious dogs, and two cats who believe they are royalty on a small farm.

Juli’s professional journey started out working as a therapeutic and treatment massage therapist for 17 years. Working in holistic medicine cultivated a passion for researching to improve health and wellness through teaching and sharing that knowledge. After caring for a family member recovering from surgery, Juli knew she wanted to be a nurse at a young age. She completed nursing school prerequisites, a high school diploma, and an associate degree simultaneously; however, she started her nursing career ten years after starting a family. Juli has worked as a nurse for the last eight years in management in nursing homes, clinics, wound care, and primarily in mental health on an ACT team. In 2019, she completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing and a unique clinical experience working with children in the orphanages in Peru.

Juli gained experience working with individuals with severe persistent mental illness as an Assertive Community Treatment Registered Nurse in Columbia County for the last four years, promoting wellness through medication management, coordinating the medical system, decreasing withdrawal symptoms, monitoring signs and symptoms of adverse medication reactions, medical and non-medical case management, and promoting autonomy, Tobacco cessation as a Certified Tobacco Specialist, and motivational interviewing.

Juli enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active outdoors, hiking, running, walking the dogs, grounding in nature, Yoga, Jui Jitsu, reading, motivating fitness in others, nutritional eating, gardening, food prepping (canning and storing), and learning.

Juli will be starting in October. We will be outreaching to all ACT nurses to have a meet and greet. OCEACT will now be able to offer individualized nursing consultation to each team!