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Who We Are

It takes a wide range of amazing people to achieve the mission of White Bird Clinic and to be successful in the work that we do. We provide compassionate humanistic healthcare and supportive services to individuals in our community, so that everyone receives the care they need. In times of crisis, White Bird is a key agency in the continuum of care for our community. We are Lane County’s Crisis Intervention Service and operate CAHOOTS, a mobile crisis and medic response team for Eugene-Springfield’s Public Safety System.

White Bird is a Federally Qualified Health Center that receives funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services and offers emergency, preventative, and restorative dental care. Uninsured patients are charged on a sliding scale based on income. We provide substance use, end-of-life, and mental health counseling. Benefits assisters can connect clients to OHP and SSI/SSDI supports as well as lifeline phone services and SNAP benefits. Our priority is to serve people who are unserved, underinsured, disabled and/or homeless.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you meet key qualifications for the job, and believe you would be the best fit, we encourage you to apply. Please use your cover letter to explain how you will accomplish parts of the job for which you have less experience. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact HR at  HR@whitebirdclinic.org or 541-342-8255.

Current Openings

Family Practice/Internal Medicine Physician
White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Oregon is seeking an enthusiastic Family Practice or Internal Medicine physician. In our patient-centered medical home, you will lead a team that includes an MA and scribe. As the team leader, you have the opportunity to provide excellent clinical care in our newly remodeled primary care/walk in clinic to a variety of complex and challenging patients. Come and join us in offering whole person care to our patients as we grow and expand our services. For more information, contact Medical Operations Coordinator Julie Christenson at julie@whitebirdclinic.org.

We are also currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • IT Systems Administrator: As part of the White Bird IT Team, this position is responsible for the planning, maintenance, and support of the technology which supports White Bird’s programs and services. Learn more…
  • Medical Program Coordinator: The Medical Program Coordinator provides leadership and direction to sustain and expand the medical program’s capacity to deliver primary care medical services to underserved community members. You’ll work directly with the medical clinic and represent White Bird Clinic’s medical program in the local professional and planning communities, you’ll strengthen and improve coordination between the medical program and other White Bird programs, and you will collaborate closely with the grants team. Learn more…
  • Crisis Counselor, Full Time: Crisis Counselors provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, risk assessment, information & referral, accessible transportation referral, and brief supportive counseling to clients who are in emotional distress and/or seeking information on available mental health services. Crisis Counselors currently work from home or from our office, and all interactions with clients are by telephone. When we become fully staffed, Crisis Counselors will resume providing services on a walk-in basis. Learn more…
  • Crisis Counselor, Part Time: Crisis Counselors provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, risk assessment, information & referral, accessible transportation referral, and brief supportive counseling to clients who are in emotional distress and/or seeking information on available mental health services. Crisis Counselors currently work from home or from our office, and all interactions with clients are by telephone. When we become fully staffed, Crisis Counselors will resume providing services on a walk-in basis. Learn more…
  • Administrative Operations Coordinator: We are looking for an Administrative Operations Coordinator who is accountable, excited about training & leading others, committed to confidentiality, and to spreading & maintaining operational excellence. A sincere commitment to ethical practices and to performing your work with integrity is non-negotiable. s the Administrative Operations Coordinator, you are responsible for establishing and maintaining operational programs and systems that are effective and efficient to support clinical operations. You will lead the teams responsible for administering projects and services that support White Bird programs. Learn more…
  • CAHOOTS Clinical Supervision Coordinator: The Clinical Supervision Coordinator for the CAHOOTS team works collaboratively with other CAHOOTS administrators to coordinate and oversee the clinical aspects of the program, including provision of education and assessment skills, ethical competency and professional development (including credentialing) of the crisis workers on the CAHOOTS team. Learn more…
  • Dental Assistant: The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist providing direct dental care services for the Dental Clinic patients. Learn more…
  • Outreach Case Manager: The Outreach Case Managers are part of the NEST department and will work in teams of two, visiting unhoused folks in sanctioned and unsanctioned camps. Areas of service to be determined by the City and County. These teams will provide essential services to the unsheltered population with a goal of helping people in accessing housing lists, mental health and medical services, and any other appropriate referrals. Learn more…
  • Medical Program Coordinator: The Medical Program Coordinator provides leadership and direction to sustain and expand the medical program’s capacity to deliver primary care medical services to underserved community members. You’ll work directly with the medical clinic and represent White Bird Clinic’s medical program in the local professional and planning communities, you’ll strengthen and improve coordination between the medical program and other White Bird programs, and you will collaborate closely with the grants team. Learn more…
  • HR Specialist: (FT Temporary): As part of our growing HR team, you’ll predominately specialize in benefits and employee relations with a spirit of compassion. Day-to-day tasks such as benefits enrollment, fielding employee questions, and supporting employees with necessary changes to their benefits will balance with responding to employee concerns and upholding our performance standards and company policies, among other tasks. Learn more…
  • Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist (FT Temporary): As part of our growing HR team, you’ll bring your passion for relationship building along with your recruitment knowledge & expertise to support the staffing of White Bird Clinic. Day-to-day tasks will focus primarily on full-cycle recruitment duties such as scheduling intake calls, posting jobs, phone screening candidates, preparing for new hires, and more! Learn more…
  • Chief Financial Officer (PT or FT): As leader of our Fiscal team, you’ll be responsible for providing accounting, budgetary, operational, and programmatic support to all agency programs, along with people oversight of the Fiscal team. You’ll be a member of the executive management team and work to develop and implement the agency’s mission & vision in a fiscally responsible, impactful way. Learn more…
  • RN Care Manager: This position is responsible for care management of complex patients including face-to-face office visits for patients with chronic or acute conditions as defined by the White Bird Clinic Nursing Protocols in consultation with the supervising provider. Learn more…
  • Mental Health Counselor: Serve as the primary counselor for clients experiencing mental health concerns; conduct individual therapy, open to couples and family counseling; Actively participate in collaborative group meetings that shape policy for both the White Bird collective and the Counseling department. We are seeking qualified applicants to join a small team in serving these clients. Learn more…
  • Medical Scribe/Medical Assistant: The primary role of this position is as a medical scribe, who maintains a record of care during appointments by transcribing the contents of a patient’s chart as dictated by the provider, entering these into the clinic’s electronic health record, and ensuring that all aspects of the chart have been completed before it is signed by the provider. This role also provides coverage as needed for medical assistants, who assist provider teams in effectively providing excellent patient care. Learn more…
  • Clinical Support Specialist: As an integral member of the care team, this position is responsible for providing the communications hub for patients and staff to meet their medical needs and working with other program staff to improve the quality of care provided at our medical clinic. Learn more…
  • Behavioral Health Medical Assistant: This position is responsible for assisting the Behavioral Health team in providing excellent patient care and secondarily serve as Medical Assistant coverage for the medical teams. Learn more…
  • Front Rooms Staff Member: We are currently looking for grounded, compassionate humans to help the underserved and unhoused members of our community at Front Rooms, our low-barrier day-access center. Front Rooms is the reception desk for White Bird and provides information and referral services for the greater community. It is constantly evolving to meet the needs of clients and offers a variety of other services including mail, device charging, food, clothing, hygiene supplies, camping gear and more! Learn more…
  • Outreach and Enrollment Specialist: The Outreach and Enrollment specialist is responsible for assisting unhoused and low-income individuals who are eligible for Oregon Health Plan to access health insurance. Learn more…
  • HOOTS Medic: As a HOOTS Medic, you work alongside a crisis worker as part of a two-person team staffing wellness clinics in local high schools. You will have the primary responsibility of completing medical assessments and providing basic medical care within the EMT-B scope of practice. Interactions with students are incredibly varied and range from suicide risk assessments to conflict mediation to relationship advice to listening to a new favorite song together. Typical medical treatments you might provide include minor wound care, administering OTC medicine and hot/cold packs, wrapping sprained ankles/wrists, and similar. You will also be expected to make referrals and share information about resources available in the community to meet any identified needs. The medic works in close collaboration with the crisis worker to provide holistic, trauma-informed care. Successful HOOTS Medics have the ability to easily build rapport with students with a variety of backgrounds and presentations, as well as with school staff and teachers. As a collectively run program each staff member’s experiences and input is a valuable resource in our work to continually evaluate and improve our services.
    Learn more about the full-time position
    Learn more about the part-time position
  • HOOTS Office Manager: As the HOOTS Office Manager your responsibility is to administratively support the operations of the HOOTS program. You will work closely in collaboration with the Program Coordinator to manage the staff schedule, maintain program records, complete required reports, oversee staff timecards, and other administrative duties. You will also provide operational support by restocking gear for clinics and being a point person for school staff to schedule presentations. As a collectively run program each staff member’s experiences and input is a valuable resource in our work to continually evaluate and improve our services. Learn more…
  • HOOTS Crisis Intervention Counselor: Emphasizing the value and goodness of all humans and choosing to hold all our clients in unconditional positive regard: accepting and supporting them no matter their behavior. Is this you? As a HOOTS Crisis Intervention Worker, you work alongside a medic as part of a two-person team staffing wellness clinics in local high schools. You will have the primary responsibility of completing mental health assessments and providing crisis counseling during clinics. Interactions with students are incredibly varied and range from suicide risk assessments to conflict mediation to relationship advice to listening to a new favorite song together. Successful HOOTS crisis workers are able to easily build rapport with students from a range of backgrounds and presentations, as well as building and maintaining positive relationships with school staff and teachers. You will also be expected to make referrals and share information about resources available in the community to meet any identified needs. As a collectively run program each staff member’s experiences and input is a valuable resource in our work to continually evaluate and improve our services. Both full time and part-time positions are available.
    Learn more about the full time position…
    Learn more about the part-time position…
  • Medical Scribe: The medical scribe is responsible for maintaining a record of care during patient visits to the clinic by transcribing the contents of a patient’s chart as dictated by the provider, entering these into the clinic’s electronic health record, and ensuring that all aspects of the chart have been completed before it is signed by the provider. Learn more…
  • IT Systems Administrator: As part of the White Bird IT Team, this position is responsible for the planning, maintenance, and support of the technology which supports White Bird’s programs and services. Learn more… 
  • Mental Health Therapist: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major negative impact on mental health and substance abuse issues. White Bird Clinic is seeking a skilled mental health and substance abuse counselor to join our team in addressing these issues in the vulnerable populations that we serve. Our ideal candidate is empathetic, patient and passionate about being a guiding force and support system for clients working to make meaningful changes in their lives. You will serve as the primary counselor for clients experiencing mental health concerns, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, and conduct individual therapy, group therapy and case management. Substance abuse experience is not necessary, but willingness to become certified is substance abuse counseling is desired. The position involves carrying out mental health and substance use disorder evaluations and assessments, and other related tasks. Being a member of the White Bird team means opportunities to actively participate in collaborative staff meetings that shape policy for both the White Bird collective and the Chrysalis department. Learn more…
  • CAHOOTS Medic (Coverage Pool): CAHOOTS operates as a 24-hour component of the local public safety and 911 dispatch system in Eugene and Springfield, delivering humanistic mental health and basic medical services. The CAHOOTS Medic works in a mobile crisis intervention team of two, alongside a trained Crisis Intervention Worker. The Medic conducts medical assessments, provides EMT-B-level medical care, and gives referral and voluntary transport to other social service providers. Learn more…
  • CAHOOTS Hiring Contact List: If CAHOOTS is not currently hiring for the role you are interested in, please complete this form to be contacted when we are next accepting applications.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program

White Bird is an approved National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers tax-free loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they’re most needed.

Licensed health care providers may earn up to $50,000 toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP).

Accepted participants may serve as primary care medical, dental, or mental/behavioral health clinicians and can choose to serve longer for additional loan repayment support.

Priority consideration is given to eligible applicants whose NHSC-approved site has a HPSA score of 26 to 14, in descending order. Eligible applicants may receive up to $50,000 in loan repayment for an initial service commitment until funding is exhausted.

White Bird Clinic’s HPSA Scores

  • Primary Care: 18
  • Dental: 20
  • Mental Health: 22

Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

Medical (MD or DO) and dental (DDS or DMD) students may earn up to $120,000 in their final year of school through the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP). Students must commit to serving at least three years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Oregon Health Care Provider Incentive Loan Repayment

Oregon Health Care Provider Incentive Loan Repayment (OAR 409-036) was established by the Oregon Legislature to help support underserved communities in their recruitment and retention of high quality providers who serve patients regardless of their source of coverage (Medicaid, Medicare, private etc.) or ability to pay. In exchange for service at a qualifying practice site, participants receive funds to repay qualifying educational loan debt. Read more…

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