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9 Feb 2024

Full-Time Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Portland OR (Hybrid)

Job Description

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Adolescent Health, ScreenWise & Reproductive Health Section 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.

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.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership and has a strategic goal to end all health inequities by 2030.

The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians, increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to every-one.

What you will do!

As the Reproductive Health Nurse Consultant, you will provide expert consultation, monitoring reviews, and technical assistance to facilitate successful implementation of RH Program requirements among a statewide network of clinical agencies. This position is responsible for leadership relevant to clinical reproductive health issues and for working collaboratively with the RH Program staff to assess and meet the needs of local programs for education, training, and on-site consultation. This position has primary responsibility for onsite clinical reviews of RH Program-certified agencies.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing clinical and programmatic support to the Reproductive Health Program team in the development and maintenance of clinical protocols, and providing clinical expertise to clinical partner organizations.
  • Assuring compliance with RH program requirements through a variety of monitoring and review activities, including remote and onsite clinical reviews.
  • Working collaboratively with the Reproductive Health Program team to assess and provide education, training, and technical support to clinics serving diverse communities.
  • 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.

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 exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/alex.aspx
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid “Personal Business Days” each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and retirement programs
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.

Salary Range: $5,232 – $8,024 / monthly

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, in-state travel to conduct in-person site reviews of reproductive health agency clinics is a mandatory element of this position; typically in-person site reviews occur between 1-2 times per quarter, and last for 2-4 days depending on location. There are also times that 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.

OHA values health equity, service excellence, integrity, leadership, partnership, innovation and transparency. OHA’s health equity definition is “Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances. Achieving health equity requires the ongoing collaboration of all regions and sectors of the state, including tribal governments to address: the equitable distribution or redistributing of resources and power; and recognizing, reconciling, and rectifying historical and contemporary injustices.” OHA’s 10-year goal is to eliminate health inequities. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.


Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in either Nursing or Public Health and four years of recent (within the last ten years) nursing experience, which includes two years of nurse supervising, administrative, or teaching experience.


A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and five years of recent (within the last ten years) nursing experience, which includes two years of nurse supervising, administrative or teaching experience.

Special Qualifications

Must have a current unencumbered Oregon Registered Nursing License or the ability to obtain an Oregon Registered Nursing License within the first three months of employment.

Desired Attributes

  • Bi-lingual, bi-cultural English/Spanish is preferred.
  • Experience training and educating providers on contraceptive management and counseling; taking patients’ sexual histories; providing options counseling including abortion; testing, counseling, and managing HIV/STD; providing cultural responsiveness, client-centered care, and reproductive health screenings and guidelines.
  • Experience supervising and/or managing staff in a clinical setting.
  • Expertise in reproductive health service delivery in safety net clinics.
  • Understanding of the complexities that make it difficult for communities of color to access reproductive health services.
  • Experience developing and implementing a public health-related quality assurance program.
  • Experience collaborating with health officials and decision makers in healthcare organizations.
  • Experience developing and writing policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Experience creating clinic workflows and trouble-shooting areas of improvement.
  • Experience effectively communicating with and collaborating with health officials and decision makers in community organizations.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, such as immigrant, refugee, tribal, Latino, and LGBTQ communities within Oregon.
  • Experience increasing cultural responsiveness and diversity within work unit and with external providers.
  • Understanding of the impact of systemic oppression on underserved communities.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
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How to Apply

Complete the online application at oregonjobs.org using job number REQ-146909   Application Deadline: 03/19/2024

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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