Public Health Nurse 2 (Trauma Hospital Nurse Coordinator)
State of Oregon - Portland, OR

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The Oregon Health Authority

  • This recruitment will remain open until filled and the hiring manager may choose to close it at anytime. At the agency's discretion, application materials received after November 15, 2013 may not receive consideration.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of permanent, full-time Public Health Nurse 2 (Trauma Hospital Nurse Coordinator) located in Portland. This position is represented by a union.

To view a detailed job announcement and online application instructions, go to, select 'For Everyone' and enter OHA13-0782 in the 'Enter Keywords' search box at the bottom of the screen.

Here's an opportunity to join a team committed to providing excellent services and to follow your interests in a large, diverse organization. Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance, paid holidays, leave accrual and personal leave, membership in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and opportunities to participate in the Oregon Savings Growth Plans.

OHA has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community and actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. The State of Oregon is committed to affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, culturally competent services and workplace diversity.

Scope of the Position - Open Until Filled

Leadership, Liaison & Technical Assistance:
Provide technical support to and foster collaboration, partnership, and joint planning with state and regional advisory committees, state agencies, and community organizations as it relates to: state and regional trauma system development, clinical care and standards of care, implementation of new and changes to existing trauma centers, quality Improvement review and monitoring.

Trauma Center Review:
Coordinate the Oregon Trauma Hospital Designation program including scheduling of site visits, conducting site visits, preparing reports and monitoring required action plan completion.

Develop and implement Trauma Hospital Designation program policies and procedures for evaluating trauma center performance and patient care. Recruit, coordinate and train physician and nurse surveyor contactors for the Trauma Hospital Designation program. Prepare and implement contract agreements with physician and nurse surveyor contactors.

Trauma System Improvement:
Provide expert frontline recommendations to internal trauma program leadership and external trauma stakeholders regarding trauma system improvement.

Collaborate with Injury Prevention Program personnel assigned to the Trauma Registry to recommend trauma system data elements and definitions and to utilize data sources to monitor and analyze trauma care both at the local, regional and statewide level.

Monitor trauma system performance through medical records review and Oregon Trauma Registry (OTR) data analysis. Participate in development and implementation of Trauma Registry training. Assist with the preparation of the biennial trauma program report.

Fostering a Learning Organization:
The agency is a learning organization capable of change. Encourage colleagues and program partners to respond to performance or compliance problems as opportunities for process and quality improvement.

Pursue continuing education, including OHA and PHD training opportunities, external conferences and distance learning that may be available.

Other duties as assigned.

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 Qualification: You must possess a current and valid Oregon Nursing license or Oregon Nurse Practitioner license by the time of job offer.

Note: Education (a degree) is required to qualify for this position. Transcripts must be submitted for all required or related courses. Transcripts can be official or unofficial at time of application. If you do not attach your transcripts your application will be removed from consideration.

Please consider joining us!

The Oregon Health Authority is an employer that's committed to providing each employee with opportunities for job enrichment, professional growth and strong emphasis on family life making living in Oregon an exceptional experience.

This position is located in Portland, Oregon. Our proximity to outdoor recreation spots allows you to take your pick: climbing, hiking, skiing, fishing, windsurfing, boating, cycling, camping and more. We have clean air and boundless cultural opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about the State of Oregon, please visit; or for more specific information about OHA, visit our Web site at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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