Want to join the OCEACT team? We are hiring an OCEACT Nurse Trainer to provide training and technical support to nurses that provide evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) across the state. There will be extensive travel required. Go to the Options for Southern Oregon website to apply: Recruitment (adp.com)

$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. 
  • Bilingual skills a plus; Options pays a premium for employees who can conduct business in Spanish and provide certification of a language proficiency test approved by the Oregon Health Authority that meets a proficiency level of “High Intermediate”.
  • Position may be eligible for loan repayment– visit https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ for more information.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm- may involve some evening hours depending on travel


Develop trainings specific to the role of the nurse on ACT teams.

Conduct assessments and develop customized trainings for onboarding new nurses for ACT teams statewide.

Provide on-site trainings which requires travel around the state to visit ACT programs. Training topics will include: setting up MAR, psychopharmacology, nursing interventions to treat common mental health conditions, health promotion, managing chronic comorbid health conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases), community nursing, working with a pharmacy and medication management systems.

Collaborate in weekly meetings with OCEACT teams.

Collaborate with national partners (other state centers of excellence or training centers) – advise national partners on the training and curriculum developed for the ACT nurse role.

Conduct technical assistance calls for RNs statewide on a regular basis, such as monthly.

Develop relationships with nursing education programs statewide at the community college and 4 year nursing school level to help develop a pipeline for new ACT nurses (preceptor opportunities with ACT programs)- help community mental health agencies to develop workforce retention strategies, address worker shortages, especially in rural and frontier communities.

Assist in the development of continuing education curricula and ACT certification program for nurses, may include developing online learning modules, videos, simulations and tests for knowledge and competencies.

Participate in the OCEACT advisory committee meetings.

Promote the values of client choice and promote recovery oriented, person centered care, and shared decision making.

Provide trainings to new ACT programs implementing ACT as provisional providers regarding the RN Role which will include important training in the Role of the ACT nurse, medication management system, nursing assessments, interventions, and documentation.


Education and training sufficient to obtain Oregon nursing license.

Unrestricted, valid Oregon nursing license. Registered Nurse, RN, required.

Certified Personal Medicine Coach

Knowledge of state regulations regarding ACT nursing delegation.

Minimum of 2 years of ACT nursing experience is required.

Prior experience teaching and providing trainings to nurses or nursing students preferred.

The ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally is required.  Must be comfortable with public speaking and presenting information to large and small groups. Extensive report writing is required for this position.

Candidates must be able to use e-mail, compose documents, save and locate documents electronically, and learn to use our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Proficiency in Word and other MS Office applications preferred.

Must pass state-required background and DMV checks; possess a valid OR driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Candidate must be able to work independently and flexibly, under general supervision.

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.