ACT RN – Adapt Integrated Health Care

Adapt Integrated Health Care is looking for a Registered Nurse to join their ACT team.

  • $5,000 Signing Bonus
  • 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 position of Registered Nurse provides support with psychiatric medication management, health and wellness assessment and education, along with managing referrals for medical/dental care. The RN works with the EASA and ACT teams, adheres to the fidelity of each program, and supports the practice of the LMP and Adapt Mental Health staff to meet the needs of the clients. Assess patient health problems and needs throughout their treatment. Develop and implement nursing care plans and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to patients and advise on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. The position will supervise medical staff and assist in treatment by also monitoring vital signs, dispense medication at the correct times, report to the medical staff concerns, and provide top notch customer service. Position contacts will include psychiatric patients- many with co-occurring substance use disorders, physicians, pharmacists, case managers, program managers, psychotherapists, hospitals, insurance agencies, and laboratories to perform nursing liaison duties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the medication system, administer, and document medication treatment
  • Communicate and coordinate services with the other medical providers
  • Engage in health promotion, prevention, and education activities (i.e., assess for risky behaviors and attempt behavior change)
  • Conduct home and community visits
  • Educate other team members to help them monitor psychiatric symptoms and medication side effects
  • Develop strategies to maximize the taking of medications as prescribed (e.g., behavioral tailoring, development of individual cues and reminders)
  • Engage in health promotion, prevention, and education activities (i.e., assess for risky behaviors and attempt behavior change)
  • Screen and monitor consumers for medical problems/side effects
  • Refer client to other health resources as needed; collaborate with community health, community partners and agencies to promote the overall well-being of Mental Health clients.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing, current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in Oregon with no restrictions, 2-year experience in acute care, critical care, emergency room or correctional health care setting preferred. CPR, First Aide, AED, Universal Precaution experience a must. Preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of psychological/psychosocial theory, principles, and practices of mental health treatment
  • Thorough knowledge of human behavior/development as it relates to crisis situations and problems of client population.
  • Thorough knowledge of behavior intervention, management and support strategies and principles.
  • Working knowledge of psychoactive medication and treatment applications.

For more information on the organization, please visit the website at www.adaptoregon.org. 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. They 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 careers@adaptoregon.org or by calling (541) 672-2691 and asking for our Human Resources department. #INDA1 Job Type: Full-time Pay: From $39.90 per hour

 

 

OSECE is hiring!

OSECE has an opening for a statewide trainer position and is asking for your help in disseminating that position to your network or to anyone you know who might be interested in the position.

The duties of a statewide trainer include but are not limited to:
Facilitating fidelity reviews
Writing fidelity reports
Providing training to programs to which they are assigned
Developing and maintaining positive relationships with IPS programs
Developing and maintaining relationships with community partners
Helping with conference planning for our annual OSECE conference

Please note that there is travel involved in the position.

If you know anyone who might be interested please have them apply by clicking the HERE.

ACT Nurse – Cascadia Health (FACT team)

Sign on Bonus may Apply! Certain restrictions apply: Bonus is pro-rated based on set of hours work per week (FTE), Bonus is provided in two installments that must meet certain conditions, Bonus does not apply to Per Diem (on-call) positions, must have been employed with Cascadia for at least 12 consecutive months or be a current employee.

apply on the Cascadia website: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=86429&clientkey=18D44DA14ABFBC421E04061002A767BE

Exciting Opportunity: Registered Nurse for Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Program

The schedule for this position Monday through Friday, daytime business hours. This position is community based. Medical supply and equipment is mobile to support community-based model.

Mission: At Cascadia Health, we’re dedicated to delivering comprehensive mental health services and promoting wellness within our communities. Our FACT Program is at the forefront of providing intensive, client-centered support to individuals with severe mental illnesses and addiction issues who have current or historical justice involvement.

Program Description: Our Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Program is a beacon of hope for individuals navigating complex mental health challenges and justice involvement. Through a multidisciplinary and community-based approach, FACT offers intensive, time-unlimited services aimed at improving mental health outcomes, daily functioning, and reducing recidivism. From individual therapy and case management to crisis support and medical coordination, FACT provides a holistic framework for healing and empowerment.

Why Join Us?

  • Impactful Work: Make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals facing mental health challenges and justice involvement.
  • Innovative Approach: Join a forward-thinking team committed to providing cutting-edge, trauma-informed care.
  • Professional Development: Grow your skills and expertise in a supportive environment that values continuous learning and collaboration.

Position Overview: As a Registered Nurse for our FACT Program, you’ll play a pivotal role in coordinating a wide range of supportive and therapeutic behavioral health services for adults with complex needs. From medication management to crisis intervention, you’ll provide compassionate care while supporting a trauma-informed environment. With an understanding of the effects of trauma on health and coping, you’ll empower our clients on their journey toward recovery and wellness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality nursing care, including medical interventions and documentation.

  • Formulate Nursing Care Plans for clients’ medical/physical conditions and administer medications as prescribed.

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop and implement treatment plans.

  • Act as a liaison with medical staff, pharmacy, and other outside agencies to ensure continuity of care. Acts as the face of medical care for FACT team and take the lead on all medical case management and coordination.

  • Administer psychotropic medications and interpret client response to medication.

  • Document client contacts, progress, and relevant events in compliance with regulations.

  • Assist in crisis situations, following emergency protocols and trauma-informed interventions.

  • Educate clients about medications, medical treatments, and ongoing support strategies.

  • Engage in health promotion, prevention, and education activities within the community.

  • Provide on-call crisis response and back-up interventions as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Active Oregon Registered Nurse License and CPR/First Aid Certification.

  • QMHP or QMHA credential as outlined in OAR 309-016-0005.

  • Minimum two years of clinical experience in inpatient or outpatient settings preferred.

  • Knowledge of medical conditions commonly encountered by individuals with severe mental illnesses.

  • Motivational Interviewing skills and ability to maintain a trauma-informed care environment.

  • Proficiency in computer hardware and software for job functions.

  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to pass Defensive Driving course.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off Package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Matching Contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical, Dependent Care, and Transportation
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Wellness Benefits including Employee Assistance Program and Trauma Support Team

Join Our Team: If you’re ready to embark on a rewarding journey of empowerment and transformation, apply now to become a Registered Nurse for our FACT Program at Cascadia Health. Let’s make a positive impact together and create a brighter future for our community!

Cascadia Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.

ACT Peer – LifeWorks NW

ACT is an intensive Assertive Community Treatment fidelity program. This is a community-based program, with approximately 80% of your time spent in the community. Our team works with adults, ages 18-99, who have severe and persistent mental illness who need intensive, wrap around services to assist with issues including (but not limited to) difficulty with housing, social support, interactions with law enforcement, addictions, economic status, employment, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, basic needs, and general independent living skills that are barriers to residing independently in the community.

apply on the the LifeWorks website: https://lifeworksnw.e3applicants.com/careers/Peer-Support-Specialist-ACT-943-1402

The Peer Support Specialist provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer supports, to promote greater independence, community integration and recovery. Services provided by peers (people who have had the experience of mental health treatment and have training in Peer Support) include a wide variety of supports, services and advocacy that contribute to a client’s ability to engage in ongoing treatment and work towards less dependence on traditional mental health treatment. These activities acknowledge the importance of involving significant others in the persons treatment that could positively impact their recovery.

Location: This position is based out of LifeWorks NW’s Beaverton site.

Pay/Benefits: $22.82 starting hourly pay, plus Full benefits.

This role participates in on-call 24/7 crisis phone rotation, members are on-call for 7 day shifts in case of client emergencies, hospitalizations, and to serve as an after-hours emergency contact, mostly by phone and occasionally in person. The on-call clinician receives an additional $210 stipend per week when performing this duty.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Uses a Person-Centered approach to create and work on a Peer-Assisted Wellness Recovery Plan tailored to the specific needs of the individual receiving services.
  • Uses his/her own experiences as guided by training and also models the principles of recovery for those they work with, including gaining greater independence, emphasize wellness and self-determination.
  • Assists the persons they work with to identify and utilize natural community supports to decrease dependence on the traditional mental health system.
  • Work with clients to develop wellness and recovery goals towards what the client wants for their lives.
  • Present a model of someone in recovery and share their own experiences as their training provided guidance.
  • Work with clients on specific and obtainable goals included in the person’s ISSP.
  • Provides support to clients who are having symptoms that could result in hospitalization.  Duties could include grocery shopping, meal preparation or just spending time with clients until they feel secure enough to be on their own
  • Assists clients in accessing community resources such as food boxes, healthcare appointments and other services as appropriate.
  • Assists clients in maintaining medication compliance.  May deliver medications, makes reminder calls and home visits to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
  • Educate and advocate for the values and principles of Peer Delivered Services and the Recovery Model.

Qualifications: 

  • Self-identifies as a current or former recipient of mental health services
  • Holds a Peer Support Specialist certification from a State-approved training program.
  • Holds a Traditional Heath Worker (THW) Number.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.
  • Familiar with developmental needs of adults.
  • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate website and use common web browser.
  • Transporting clients in a personal vehicle may be required. If required, access to car, valid driver’s license, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and ability to meet driving requirements are necessary.

LifeWorks NW is a private, non-profit organization providing prevention, mental health, substance use treatment, and related social services to youths, adults, and older adults in over fifteen locations throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. LifeWorks NW promotes a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.

Our core values-Recovery and Relationships, Resilience, and Results-inform the work we do. The four pillars of the strategic vision include: Compassionate, Impactful Care; Holistic Health; Passionate Team; and a Thriving Organization. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are critical to successfully achieving the mission. We know that “life works” when people get the help they need and are dedicated to changing lives.

Equal Opportunity Employer

www.lifeworksnw.org

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Mental Health Specialist I, QMHP – Linn County Mental Health

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Location: Albany, OR
Job Type: Full Time- SEIU
Job Number: 24-00034A
Department: Mental Health
Opening Date: 01/30/2024
Closing Date: Continuous
FLSA: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: SEIU

Description

LINN COUNTY IS OFFERING SIGN ON BONUSES OF 10% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY.

Linn County Mental Health is recruiting for experienced mental health therapist to work with adults who experience a range of symptoms including trauma, depression, psychosis, and anxiety. The person filling this position should be skilled in assessment, individual and group therapy, case management and consultation. Candidates should have familiarity with Evidence Based Practice and have excellent case management and therapy skills. Must be willing to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and follow documentation requirements in accordance with the Oregon Administrative Rules and department policies and procedures.

Follow this link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linncountyhealth/jobs/4423732/mental-health-specialist-1-act?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field is required. Professional or supervised practicum-level experience in providing similar services to persons with similar problems or concerns is desirable but not required. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience, education and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the work described may be acceptable.
Linn County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Benefits

Linn County employees say their benefits play a large role in what makes the County such a great place to work.  We offer competitive benefit plans.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
    • Family plans are less than $15 per month
  • Vacation and Floating Days
  • Paid Holiday Time
    • 10.5 paid holidays
  • Sick & Bereavement Time
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • County Paid Life and Long Term Disability Benefits
  • Longevity Incentive
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
    • Fully Paid by County

We offer a Work/Life Balance with our work week is 37.5 hours. With our reduced schedule it allows for a healthier work life balance.

For a full list of our benefits, please visit our Benefits webpage: Benefit Summary

Follow this link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/linncountyhealth/jobs/4423732/mental-health-specialist-1-act?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

ACT LPN – Tillamook Family Counseling Center

JOB SUMMARY:

Tillamook Family Counseling Center (TFCC) seeks a Licensed Practical Nurse [Part Time 24 Hours per Week] as a health provider for its Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT). This position does offer benefits.  You will provide health care coordination, client support, and triage in home and community settings to adults presenting with severe and persistent mental illness.

Follow the link to apply: https://tfcc.bamboohr.com/careers/63?source=aWQ9MTc%3D

Position Duties include:

– Basic health assessment and education

– Symptom management

– Works as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team

– Organize and maintain pill minders for some clients

– Responsible for managing refill requests, communicating with providers, and working

with pharmacies

– Some administration of IM injections

– Documentation in the Employee Health Records (EHR) system

Schedule:

This is a part-time, 24 hours per week, benefitted position. Days and hours of work are variable, but generally between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may require longer work hours if necessary.

**Successful Passing of a UA, Background Check is required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Education and Experience

  • LPN License from an accredited college or program
  • Experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with serious psychiatric illnesses or major coursework in Psychology.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bilingual – English/Spanish
  • Previous Electronic Medical Records experience

BENEFITS: 

At TFCC we value our employees and one of the ways that we show that is our amazing benefits package. We offer Dental, Vision and Medical that includes prescription coverage. We have HSA and FSA plans that we pay 90% of; you choose what suits you best. We have 11 paid holidays a year, as well as paid sick leave and vacation time. Vacation starts out at 9 hours a month and increases with your time here. We also offer a generous retirement program. Our 403(b) is non-contributory, we put in 9% of your salary (whether you contribute or not) and you are vested after 6 months. We also have a corporate membership for our local YMCA at a significantly reduced rate.

ABOUT US:

Tillamook Family Counseling Center (TFCC) is a comprehensive behavioral health services provider, serving youth, adults and their families in Tillamook County. The Agency was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1983 and has been successfully operating in Tillamook County since that time. Our trained professional staff is highly qualified to assess client problems and to partner with others to seek solutions. TFCC is certified by the Health Systems Division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

At TFCC we strive to improve the lives of those that live in our community and are committed to making a difference within our community. Become a part of the process and not only help improve the lives of our clients but enrich yours at the same time.

Important Work. Making a Difference. Work with Us.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at http://tfcc.bamboohr.com/jobs. Be sure to submit an online application and upload your resume. Any questions, please visit us online at http://tfcc.org or contact us at jobs@tfcc.org

Tillamook Family Counseling Center is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.

Important Work. Making a Difference. Work with Us.

Follow the link to apply: https://tfcc.bamboohr.com/careers/63?source=aWQ9MTc%3D

ACT Team Lead Supervisor – Tillamook Family Counseling Center

Live your best life in this beautiful rural community on the Northern Oregon Coast. We can offer you dramatic vistas, no traffic jams or air pollution. You will lead ACT Program at Tillamook Family Counseling Center, in accordance with fidelity standards and recovery/resiliency principles. The Act Program provides direct treatment and rehabilitation services to persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse concerns. You will lead, supervise, and evaluate the multidisciplinary team.

Follow this link to apply: https://tfcc.bamboohr.com/careers/103?source=aWQ9MTc%3D

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs day to day clinical operations specific to the ACT team.
  • Assuring adequate staff coverage and ongoing clinical supervision
  • Leading daily organizational meetings
  • Maintain appropriate supervision documentation for team clerical services.
  • Clinical records oversight and quality improvement/assurance activities
  • Coordinating the assessment and treatment planning process
  • Coordinate training and technical assistance for the team
  • Educating community resources regarding the ACT Team and maintain positive working relationships with key community organizations
  • Establishes and maintains contact with the Oregon Center for Excellence, Assertive Community Treatment (OCEACT) for ongoing consultation related to establishing program fidelity.
  • Organizing and reporting data to CPCCO and OCEACT

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, nursing, or social work. License preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Knowledge of the ACT model and a willingness to promote and respect the philosophy of that model
  • Strong clinical skills in treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience with Clinical supervision within a community mental health setting

Competencies

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • General keyboarding and computer skills
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks and priorities.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills
  • Problem Solving skills.
  • Technical Capacity

Preferred Competencies

  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Experience using Electronic Health Records system.
  • Experience in a management/supervisory capacity preferred

Working Conditions

Ability to lift 10 pounds; ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This position requires a current valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds, and have the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week. The days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as on-call shifts on a rotating basis. This position may require longer working hours if necessary.

BENEFITS:

At TFCC we value our employees and one of the ways that we show that is our amazing benefits package. We offer Dental, Vision and Medical that includes prescription coverage. We have HSA and FSA plans that we pay 90% of; you choose what suits you best. We have 11 paid holidays a year, as well as paid sick leave and vacation time. If you work on these holidays, you are compensated accordingly. Vacation starts out at 9 hours a month and increases with your time here. We also offer a generous retirement program. Our 403(b) is non-contributory, we put in 9% of your salary (whether you contribute or not) and you are vested after 6 months. We also have a corporate membership for our local YMCA at a significantly reduced rate.

ABOUT US

Tillamook Family Counseling Center (TFCC) is a comprehensive behavioral health services provider, serving youth, adults, and their families in Tillamook County. The Agency was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1983 and has been successfully operating in Tillamook County since that time. Our trained professional staff is highly qualified to assess client needs and to partner with others to seek solutions. TFCC is certified by the Health Systems Division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

At TFCC we strive to improve the lives of those that live in our community and are committed to making a difference within our community.  Become a part of the process and not only help improve the lives of our clients but enrich yours at the same time. We live in a beautiful part of the country, and we believe in having a balance between work and family to have time to enjoy the community around us.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING: 

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at http://tfcc.bamboohr.com/jobs. Be sure to submit an online application and upload your resume. Any questions, please visit us online at http://tfcc.org or contact us at jobs@tfcc.org

Tillamook Family Counseling Center is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.

Important Work. Making a Difference. Work with Us.

Follow this link to apply: https://tfcc.bamboohr.com/careers/103?source=aWQ9MTc%3D

ACT Peer – Polk County

ABOUT THE JOB
This position is designed to be part of the  Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team which is a multidisciplinary team providing intensive, community based outpatient services for participants with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring disorders.

As a Mental Health Peer, you will use your own lived experience to help others. You’ll be able to share the skills, tools, and information you’ve learned to transform your own life with adult clients going through similar struggles.

Peer Support Specialists instill hope while improving engagement, self-confidence, and quality of life. The majority of your time will be spent meeting with clients in community settings including residential facilities, adult foster homes, and private residences. You will regularly use agency vehicles to transport clients to important appointments or for skill building and socialization related activities.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Mental Health Peer | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. As defined by Oregon Administrative Rule 309-032-1501, a “Peer Support Specialist” provides peer delivered services to an individual or family member with similar life experience, under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Supervisor. A Peer Support Specialist must have at least one year of experience: as a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or a self-identified person in recovery.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
*Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire date.
*Must be registered with the State of Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion and hold a Traditional Health Worker certificate as a Peer Support Specialist with at time of hire.

General Statement

Polk County, the Organization:
Polk County takes pride in knowing that our employees are what makes the County a great place to work.  We have a strong desire for each employee to feel respected; connected to the department they work for as well as other County departments and the community at large; and know that they are critical to County business.  We understand that work may be necessary, but not what should define each individual.  We all have diverse personalities and interests away from the job, and at Polk County we encourage our employees to be connected to something bigger than work.

Benefits:

  • Polk County offers generous employee benefits including, but not limited to:
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 8 hours of vacation earned monthly (increasing with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave earned monthly
  • 4-5 Personal Leave Days earned each fiscal year (Depends on position; prorated depending on date of hire
  • PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) – 100% employer funded contributions
  • Full health benefits with employee paying only 10% of the premium which covers all members of the employee’s immediate family
  • Life Insurance – employer paid
  • Qualifying employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • HRSA/NHSC approved site for certain positions
Our Community:
Polk County is located in the Willamette Valley just an hour from the Pacific Coast to the west and an hour from Portland to the north. The population is approximately 87,000 and the county spans about 744 square miles, with two thirds of the western part of the county being forest. National protected areas include the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Siuslaw National Forest.

The County is part of the agricultural richness the Willamette Valley has to offer. In recent decades, the valley has also become a major wine producer, with Polk County being one of the best in the area. The valley is often known as the “Oregon Wine Country”. Polk County has over 25 wineries alone.

Polk County also houses the beautiful liberal arts college, Western Oregon University, and is only 30 miles from Oregon State University. Western was an inaugural winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. This award recognizes universities and colleges that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and action towards fostering a campus community that celebrates all the many facets of diversity. WOU is one of the most diverse universities in Oregon and has a higher percentage of Latino students in the Oregon University system.

Qualifications

Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience, education and training requirements for this position.

Supplemental Information

** A cover letter is required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans’ Hiring Preference, you must attach the Veterans’ Preference Form (available on our website) and your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **

** DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the interview if you are selected to interview. **

Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Mental Health Peer | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Polk County

ABOUT THE JOB
This position is designed to be a part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team which is a multidisciplinary team providing intensive services, community based outpatient services for  participants with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring disorders.

As a nurse for the ACT team you will be providing nursing care and coordination to ACT program participants in a community setting. Primary responsibilities of the ACT team nurse include: managing the medication system; administering medications and injections; screening participants for medication side effects and medical conditions; coordinating care with medical providers; facilitating health promotion, prevention, and education activities; and educating the team about medications, side effects, and health conditions. The majority of these services are provided in the community. The ACT team nurse may also perform case management tasks such as providing consultation to home care providers, managing participant care schedules, accompanying ACT participants to medical appointments, and advocating for ACT participants during interactions with outside organizations.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited school for licensed practical nursing and three years of experience in public health or in a clinical setting; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
*Possession of a license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Oregon at the time of appointment.
*Must possess and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license, automobile insurance, and access to and use of a personal automobile as a condition of employment.

General Statement

Polk County, the Organization:
Polk County takes pride in knowing that our employees are what makes the County a great place to work.  We have a strong desire for each employee to feel respected; connected to the department they work for as well as other County departments and the community at large; and know that they are critical to County business.  We understand that work may be necessary, but not what should define each individual.  We all have diverse personalities and interests away from the job, and at Polk County we encourage our employees to be connected to something bigger than work.

Benefits:

  • Polk County offers generous employee benefits including, but not limited to:
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 8 hours of vacation earned monthly (increasing with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave earned monthly
  • 4-5 Personal Leave Days earned each fiscal year (Depends on position; prorated depending on date of hire
  • PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) – 100% employer funded contributions
  • Full health benefits with employee paying only 10% of the premium which covers all members of the employee’s immediate family
  • Life Insurance – employer paid
  • Qualifying employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program
  • HRSA/NHSC approved site for certain positions

Our Community:
Polk County is located in the Willamette Valley just an hour from the Pacific Coast to the west and an hour from Portland to the north. The population is approximately 87,000 and the county spans about 744 square miles, with two thirds of the western part of the county being forest. National protected areas include the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Siuslaw National Forest.

The County is part of the agricultural richness the Willamette Valley has to offer. In recent decades, the valley has also become a major wine producer, with Polk County being one of the best in the area. The valley is often known as the “Oregon Wine Country”. Polk County has over 25 wineries alone.

Polk County also houses the beautiful liberal arts college, Western Oregon University, and is only 30 miles from Oregon State University. Western was an inaugural winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. This award recognizes universities and colleges that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and action towards fostering a campus community that celebrates all the many facets of diversity. WOU is one of the most diverse universities in Oregon and has a higher percentage of Latino students in the Oregon University system.

Qualifications

Please refer to the Class Specification for the full job description and minimum experience, education and training requirements for this position.

Supplemental Information

** A cover letter is required. If you are a military veteran and want to apply for Veterans’ Hiring Preference, you must attach the Veterans’ Preference Form (available on our website) and your DD-214/215 and/or disability letter. **

** DO NOT ATTACH ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS (transcripts, letters of recommendation, certificates, etc.) They will not be considered at the application stage. You may bring them to the interview if you are selected to interview. **

Polk County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request.

To apply, please go to Polk County’s career page: ACT Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)