Public Health Nurse II, On Call (Reopened)

  • Deschutes County
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Mar 08, 2024
Public Health
  • Salary: $34.22 - $45.85 Hourly USD

Job Description


Deschutes County Health Services supports over 400 staff in Behavioral and Public Health programs working to promote and protect the health and safety of the community in a broad variety of community based settings.

Deschutes County Behavioral Health (DCBH) is the Community Mental Health Program providing safety net and core clinical services for community members in Deschutes County dealing with mental health and substance use conditions. DCBH is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As such, DCBH relies on multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative, evidence based, recovery oriented services in behavioral healthcare settings co-located with physical health providers.

To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE.

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.

The Public Health Nurse II, Psychiatric position is responsible for providing on-call coverage for vacation , sick and other staffing needs. Incumbent will provide a variety of registered nursing duties working with adults and or children with mental health diagnosis.

Responsibilities will include assisting clients with daily and weekly medications including injections. Incumbent will assist with prescription refills, monitor side effects and provide education. These services will be primarily office based, but may include services in client's home or within the community. Incumbent will work with a variety of clients including those with serious mental illness, and will coordinate and consult with behavioral health, medical and other staff and community partners on behalf of clients.

This position is located in Deschutes County and may be eligible for remote work as allowed by policy and approved by the supervisor/County Administrator. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule when necessary to meet the needs of the department.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assisting clients with daily and weekly medication needs.
  • Medication management, coordination and education.
  • Administering long-acting IM medication.
  • Performing health assessments and screenings.
  • Coordinating and consulting with medical staff, PCP's, other team members, and community partners.
  • Practice nursing skills and principles relating to client care.
  • Demonstrate nursing practices as they relate to the needs of a community mental/behavioral health setting.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of mental health concepts.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:
  • Mental health assessment, treatment, and service terminology.
  • Providing psychosocial skills development, and implementing interventions prescribed on a treatment plan.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with community agencies, the general public, and other employees at all times.
Skill in:
  • Use of electronic health records systems such as EPIC platform.
  • Working independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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$34.2171 to $45.8542 per hour. Salary normally starts at the first step. There are no County benefits with this position. This position is available immediately.

This position has been reopened until filled.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in Nursing;
  • AND two (2) years of relevant experience;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Possession of an Oregon Registered Nurse license or ability to obtain by hire date.

Must have dependable transportation and be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions. This position requires sufficient ambulatory ability to drive throughout Deschutes County and provide face-to-face services in a variety of settings in the community, professional facilities, clinics and residential homes.

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes Countyoffers eligible employeesa comprehensive healthcare package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following1month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, DeschutesCounty provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:
  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
  • Time Management Leave
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
  • 125 Flexible Spending Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program
  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit and click on Employee Benefits.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Bend, Oregon United States View Map