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Nurse Program Consultant (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)
SALEM OR 97309
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  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90659271

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Nurse Program Consultant (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)
Nurse Program Consultant (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)



Nurse Program Consultant (Operations and Policy Analyst 3)


$57,180.00 - $83,724.00 Annually


Salem, OR

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Human Services-Children, Adults & Families

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6/26/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Department of Human Services (DHS) mission is the safety, health and independence for all Oregonians. We help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity. We protect children who are abused or neglected. We serve seniors and people with disabilities. We help low-income people along the road to self-sufficiency with health coverage, job preparation, childcare and other supports. Our services are delivered in the least restrictive setting and in partnership with communities. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and we are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees. DHS is guided by our core values of Integrity, Innovation, Respect, Service Equity, Responsibility, Stewardship and Professionalism.

DHS employs over 7,500 people, in more than 100 locations around the state, and delivers services through and in coordination with many community partners.

This employment opportunity is with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Safety and Permanency for Children Unit, within the Office of Child Welfare Programs. There is one permanent full-time position located in Salem (500 Summer Street NE). This position is represented by a union.

What you will be doing:

The Nurse Program Consultant position provides program direction through consultation and training and support of Department staff, relative caregivers and foster parents, clients, community partners and contractors, and the general public. The subject matter for this position includes experience and a level of expertise in pediatric care, child development, child and adolescent health, medication management, psychotropic medication, and personal care services for children. The position provides program monitoring and development to enhance services for children and families by building collaborative partnerships within the state and communities.

The Nursing Program Consultant provides consultation and review of medications for children, most often psychotropic medications for children which may include review of physician reports, engaging with medical clinics, pharmacies, etc... in order to provide through review and consultation.

The Nursing Consultant monitors and evaluates services to ensure compliance with appropriate federal and state laws and provides public program information about medical needs and foster care services in general. In addition provides leadership in the implementation and carrying out of the responsibilities of the statewide Personal Care program as it relates to the federal and state program services through funding for contract services.. Nurse Consultant solicits contracts with approximately 30 other nurses across the state to fulfill various nursing duties as necessary for children in foster care.


High stress environment due to high volume of workload with short time frames and limited collegial support. This is the only nurse position within the child welfare program area so is a critical position within the program area. Regular attendance is critical to the performance of this job. Typical office working conditions; daily use of phone, voice mail, computer, electronic case management system, and working within an open office environment, cubicle workstation, other staff nearby and routine office space noise. Use of state vehicles, private car, or commercial car for travel (based on department policies). Meetings and training with outside organizations, department field offices, foster parents, contractors, may occur during evening or weekends (not frequently). Meetings will typically be with advanced notice.


Special Qualification: You must have a current and valid unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse License at the time of appointment and,

A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Public Health Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to health or human services.


+ Basic Nursing Skills

+ Computer skills

+ Project Management

+ Policy Analysis

+ Time management

+ Independent problem solving

+ Self direction

+ Medication management

Your answers to the supplemental questions must be reflected in your application. Only the candidates whose experience most closely match the qualifications and requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

Additional information:

***Workday is coming***

The State of Oregon is implementing a new Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Workday. Workday will provide the latest technology in the areas of recruitment and retention.

The State of Oregon now requires an e-mail address be provided on all applications. DHS will communicate with all applicants via e-mail.

Applicant E-Recruit Help and Support:

This quick help guide can also be found on the State Jobs Page by clicking in the Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's then click on Applicant Profile Maintenance.

Information on Veterans' Preference points:

Questions and inquiries regarding this recruitment may be directed to:, Workforce Recruitment Consultant. Please be sure that you include the job post number.

If you are offered employment, some offers will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the DHS, Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

Requirements for Child Welfare positions: Successful candidates for Child Welfare positions must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS Clearance is done at the conditional job offer.

DHS has a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. The State of Oregon is committed to affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900 and ask the Telecommunications Assistant to connect you to 503-945-5698 (8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday). If you need an alternate format of the application or assistance to participate in the hiring process please contact our ADA Office at,

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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