This position is a 12 month position that works year round. Must be able to work with children, youth and families from all backgrounds. Must also have advanced knowledge of and experience working with the Latinx community and bring knowledge of the traditions, values and customs of the Latinx community into a health and wellness promotion lens. Applicants must be willing to demonstrate commitment to the School Health Center (SHC) program's mission, ability to work in a small team within a centralized administrative structure and a willingness to meet or exceed program standards. The Community Health Nurse position works with several teams at multiple locations. The Community Health Nurse provides comprehensive community and clinic health services directed towards the prevention of disease, the promotion of health, and the clients self-care using professional judgment in comprehensive assessment, screening, nursing diagnosis, care planning, counseling, intervention, case management, health information /education, referral and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have experience working with school aged youth, the ability to prioritize and be flexible to the needs of the team and clients, strong problem solving abilities, and effective communication skills.
This Community Health Nurse position is located in the Student Health Center program (SHC), a unit within Integrated Clinical Services. The vision of SHC is to facilitate access to comprehensive preventive, primary, and mental healthcare for Multnomah County school-age youth to keep them healthy and ready to learn. The Program operates 9 SHCs in coordination with five school districts: David Douglas, Parkrose, Centennial, Reynolds and Portland Public Schools, and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program of Multnomah County Department of Mental Health and Addictions.
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
SCREENING AND EVALUATION
The Application Packet:
A cover letter addressing why you are interested in this opportunity with us and how your qualifications and experiences make you the ideal candidate for this position, including responses to the supplemental questions.
1. Do you have a license to practice as a registered nurse issued by the state of Oregon?
2. Are you proficient in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and English?
The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
Initial review of minimum qualifications Resume/Cover Letter review Phone screen Oral exam Consideration of top candidates Language assessment (if applicable) Background, reference, and education checks
Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.
Additional Salary Information: Hourly rate depends on education and experience and may start above step 1, up to step 4.
Internal Number: R-1217
About Multnomah County Health Department
We have a vision that includes you…healthy people in healthy communities. Our mission is to work in partnership with the communities we serve, to assure, promote and protect the health of the people of Multnomah County.