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Lane County Associate Health Officer - Psychiatrist in Eugene, Oregon

Associate Health Officer - Psychiatrist



Associate Health Officer - Psychiatrist


$165,942.39 - $244,088.00 Annually


Eugene, OR

Job Type



Health & Human Services

Job Number



12/9/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

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Information about position:

This position will serve as the physician responsible for clinical practice quality, clinician supervision, clinical leadership, and overall care delivery; apply administrative and clinical expertise to guide the provision of care; assist the facility in developing and managing safety, quality, efficiency, and risk management initiatives; provide psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and consultation.

Information about division:

Behavioral Health Services is under the umbrella of the FQHC and provides an integrated, holistic, multi-disciplinary team approach to individuals with moderate to severe mental and emotional difficulties. We demonstrate through our actions a respect for our clients, a belief in their ability to achieve recovery and appreciation for diversity and individual differences.

This is the first level of general management within the County. Incumbents have responsibility for developing and implementing programs and services; developing program policies and procedures; ensuring compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and monitoring funds and participating in budget and resource development. Incumbents typically manage program activities through first-level supervisors and may have direct supervisory accountability of professional and support staff.

Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8;00am - 5:00pm

This is a non-represented position

Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.

In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following

  1. Supervises first-level supervisors to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

  2. Manages the activities of an assigned unit/section within a Division, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.

  3. Serves as a liaison with employees and external organizations; represents the County at a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, on committees, and/or other related events.

  4. Prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; makes recommendations based on findings.

  5. Develops and administers section budgets; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations.

  6. Participates in coordinating the exchange of information within the organization and with the public.

  7. Assists in developing and maintaining strategic planning processes aligned with goals, measures, and outcomes; coordinates division efforts related to assigned area of responsibility.

  8. Coordinates initiatives for the enhancement and improvement of service delivery.

  9. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):

• Supervisory principles;

• Managerial principles;

• Culturally competent practices;

• The role that culture plays in work relationships, operations and dynamics;

• Public administration principles and practices;

• Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;

• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;

• Policy and procedure development practices;

• Research methods;

• Budget administration principles;

• Project management principles;

• Principles and practices of grant and/or contract administration.

Skills in: (position requirements at entry):

• Monitoring and evaluating employees;

• Prioritizing and assigning work;

• Assisting in the direction and management of department operations;

• Preparing and presenting reports and information;

• Developing, evaluating, recommending, and implementing processes and procedures;

• Interpreting and applying Federal, State, and local laws and regulations;

• Managing change and sensitive topics;

• Solving problems;

• Adapting to rapidly changing environments;

• Creating a culturally inclusive work environment;

• Mediating and resolving conflict;

• Working effectively with clients, co-workers, employees and supervisors from diverse backgrounds;

• Gathering, interpreting and behaviorally adapting to cultural contexts;

• Communication, both verbal and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;

• Coordinating and executing multiple tasks;

• Analyzing complex information;

• Conducting research;

• Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;

• Using computers and related software applications.

Experience and Training; Additional Information

Training and Experience: (positions in this class typically require):

Bachelor's Degree and five years of progressively responsible experience related to area assigned, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Some positions may require a Master's Degree, Juris Doctorate, or Medical Doctorate specific to area assigned.

Special Requirements:

• State of Oregon Medical License including dispensing privileges

• Board Certification by a recognized national board in Psychiatry

• DEA Certificate

• CV or Resume

• Diploma


• CPR/BLS by time of hire

• Immunization records within 10 days of hire


This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.


The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.


Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

Careers with Lane County Offer Extraordinary Benefits

At Lane County, we value our employees and we show it with our extraordinary benefits. We know that you chose public service for more than a paycheck, and our outstanding benefits are designed to help you Live Well, Live Lane - throughout your career. Read on to learn what great benefits await you in a career with Lane County.

Benefits to keep you & your family well - Physically

Health insurance coverage becomes effective the first of the month following your first 30 days as an eligible employee.

Medical/Rx/Vision - Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for you and your eligible dependents. The plan options and costs per month for 2018 are outlined below:

If you enroll in the HDHP the County will contribute to your HSA: $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family) annually. This amount is prorated based on date of hire.

Eligible employees who complete a Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA), Biometric Screening, and Comprehensive Health Review (CHR) at the Live Well Center receive a $20 per month credit.

Wellness Clinic - The Live Well Center is for Lane County benefits-eligible employees, spouses and dependents (ages 2 and up) who are enrolled in the Lane County health plan. Marathon Health manages the Live Well Center and their clinical team provides confidential, affordable care for your acute and preventive healthcare needs. The Live Well Center also provides health coaching, chronic disease counseling, comprehensive primary care services, and much more.

Dental - Lane County provides dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Lane County provides this counseling and concierge service to employees and members of their immediate households.

Fitness Center Membership - Lane County provides employees with a free membership to a local fitness center. Employees may add their families at a discounted rate.

Benefits to keep you & your family well - Financially

Retirement - Lane County pays for, and enrolls employees in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) following six full months of employment. (Current members are eligible upon hire.)

Disability - Lane County pays a portion of wages for eligible employees through Short-Term Disability, and provides Long-Term Disability coverage. Lane County complies with all State and Federal disability laws for employee, family, parental and pregnancy leaves regulations.

Time Management - Lane County provides employees with a generous bank of hours to be used for sick, vacation, family emergencies and personal days.

Holidays - Lane County provides nine paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance - Lane County pays for employee group term life insurance.

County-paid training & development to keep your career well

On-site Classes - Lane County offers a variety of on-site classes to develop employees' soft and technical skills.

Online Training - Lane County offers a variety of online classes through LEAP to help employees continually improve their skills.

Conferences & Seminars - Lane County pays for employees to attend professional conferences to encourage continuous learning and professional development.

Lane County offers these other valuable benefits

Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings - Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program 457(b) to save for retirement.

Vision - Eligible employees may purchase supplemental vision insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance - Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents/spouse.

Aflac - Optional employee-paid voluntary group coverage is available through Aflac.

Group Discounts - Group discounts may include homeowners and auto insurance, pet health insurance, credit union membership.

The above information describes typical benefits available for Regular Full-time Employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, employment status (regular, temporary, or extra help) and/or bargaining group. Paid medical, dental and vision coverage for dependents is determined by labor agreement or APM, as applicable. Physicians should contact their supervisor for health plan options and rates. Please note that Temporary and Extra Help positions are not typically eligible for benefits. This is only brief summary of benefits available to eligible Lane County employees. In all cases, plan documents govern.

For additional information about these extraordinary benefits contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272, or Lane County HR at (541) 682-3124.


Please answer YES if you meet one of the following criteria:

a. You currently licensed as a Physician (MD or DO) in Oregon.

b. You are able to become licensed in Oregon by the time of appointment.

  • Yes

  • No


Please answer YES if you meet one of the following criteria:

a. You are currently Board Certified as a Psychiatrist.

  • Yes

  • No


You are required to upload a CV/resume and cover letter for this position. If not attached, your application will not be considered.

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Lane County


125 E 8th Avenue

Eugene, Oregon, 97401


(541) 682-3124



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