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Lane County Nurse Practitioner in Springfield, Oregon

Nurse Practitioner



Nurse Practitioner


$90,625.60 - $125,632.00 Annually


Springfield, OR

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Lane County Community Health Centers, FQHC, are seeking experienced and highly motivated Nurse Practitioners to provide comprehensive medical care to our clients in an out-patient setting.



The purpose of this posting is to create a pool of eligible Nurse Practitioner candidates.

The Nurse Practitioner position will be part of a team that provides primary care within a Patient Centered Medical Home model.

About the Division

The Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) is a dynamic, growing organization that has been providing comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to the citizens of Lane County since 2004. We operate six primary care clinics in which we provide a broad array of services to adults and children. We also provide preventative dental services to children in schools, HeadStart, and WIC locations throughout Lane County. CHCLC provides services to approximately 30,000 individuals each year, and is a primary source of care for uninsured and underinsured individuals. CHCLC is a Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to serve the community by offering excellent care and eliminating barriers to healthcare.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about working in a team environment to provide care to a diverse population with the goal of improving the health and well-being of our community.

To perform specialized clinician and counseling duties related to patient care in clinics; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

This is an AFSCME Nurses 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

Elicits and records a complete health and social history independent of supervision.

Performs basic comprehensive physical assessments using the techniques of observation, inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.

Orders and interprets diagnostic procedures, as indicated with consultation of the physician as needed, e.g., laboratory tests, EKGs and x-rays.

Integrates information collected in the health history and physical examination into defined problem areas.

Orders, reviews and provides patient instructions regarding diet and activities and their modifications as appropriate.

Prescribes and administers medications as delineated by ORS 678.

Manages certain common, acute and chronic illnesses within the framework of accepted standards of practice.

Develops with the client and family a comprehensive health care plan and coordinates with the health care provided by the other professionals and agencies involved in providing services.

Provides health counseling and anticipatory guidance to the clients and families throughout the normal life cycle.

Maintains complete and reliable records of client care in an easily audited format.

Assists in the development of health care objectives and initiates action towards attaining these objectives.

Interprets the role of health care services to clients and the community.

Identifies teaching needs including group client needs; and implements programs to meet these.

Performs minor surgeries as delineated under specialty areas.

Provides educational services to the public, clients, patients and inmates concerning contraception, pregnancy, mental health and other issues.

Assesses mental status of patients and inmates.

Administers local anesthetic as delineated by specialty area.

Provides mental health assessment and therapy for individuals, families and/or groups.

Provides immediate emergency treatment as appropriate.

Performs necessary home, nursing home and hospital visits to provide continuity of care.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and techniques of providing clinical nursing to patients.

Laws, Rules and regulations governing the provision of care to patients in the State of Oregon.

Processes, procedures and theories of clinical assessment of physical and mental status of patients.

Principles, practices and theory of clinical education of patients in

the areas of contraceptive, prenatal and other clinical areas of care.

Documentation procedures for charting and reporting physical and mental status of patients.

Theories, practices and procedures of nursing.

Theory and practice of patient management and treatment within scope of certification.

Analytical tests and procedures used in clinical settings to determine the health status of patients.

Clinical and safety procedures in a correctional facility.

Pharmacology as applied to clinical nursing and the prescription of drugs as authorized within the Nurse Practitioner formulary and Oregon Revised Statute.

Ability to:

Assess and treat patients reporting health problems.

Conduct and report on physical exams and histories.

Provide referral to other health care practitioners or agencies.

Interpret results of analyses and tests and provide treatment modalities.

Manage a caseload of patients.

Develop treatment programs and plans for patients.

Diagnose diseases, ailments and illnesses.

Educate patients, clients and inmates on disease prevention, control and hygiene.

Direct the clinical activities of other health care personnel.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Training; Additional Information


Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, and completion of a Nurse Practitioner program specific to the expanded specialty role/category for which application is made.

The scope of practice of a Nurse Practitioner is incorporated into nine different specialty categories which include: Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP); Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM); College Health Nurse Practitioner (CHNP); Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (GNP); Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP); Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP); Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP); and Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP).


One year of responsible nurse practitioner experience.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements for this position:

  • Possession of a current state of Oregon NP license, including dispensing privileges, with sub-section of FNP, ANP, or Psych NP

  • DEA

  • Certification or credentialing by a nationally recognized authority

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)

  • CPR/First Aid by time of hire

  • Diploma

  • CV or Resume

  • Immunes/TB test within 10 days of hire

Special Requirements to apply:

  • Cover Letter

  • CV/Resume


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.

As part of the screening process Lane County will verify license status.


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.


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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125 E 8th Avenue

Eugene, Oregon, 97401


(541) 682-3124



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