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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

Health Center Administrator
White Bird Clinic is seeking to fill a new and exciting role within our executive leadership team.  Working closely with our Executive Coordinator, Administrative Operations Coordinator, and our Chief Financial Officer, you will be provided an opportunity to implement large data driven technical compliance and quality assurance and data analysis to better the service delivery experiences of our clients by our employees. You will navigate through policies, regulations, laws, and the person-centered operations models to identify the best solutions to complex healthcare challenges. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply to be our Health Center Administrator. Learn more…

Chief Financial Officer
White Bird Clinic is seeking an accomplished individual to serve as its new chief financial officer (CFO). The ideal candidate will have experience with running financial operations in the nonprofit sector, ideally with finance/accounting experience in the FQHC field. The CFO leads White Bird’s fiscal team and, in collaboration with the executive coordinator, is responsible for the agency’s financial sustainability. The CFO serves as part of White Bird’s four-person leadership team that includes the executive coordinator, administrative operations coordinator, and health center administrator. Learn more…

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:

    • 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…
    • Outreach Case Manager: The Outreach Case Managers 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…
    • Client Resource Specialist – Lead: The Client Resource Specialist shows clients that they are deserving of excellent healthcare by helping them access essential resources like food, housing, and insurance navigation. The lead position is also responsible for maintaining a small group of volunteers that assist clients in the main clinic. Learn more…
    • CAHOOTS Interim Scheduling Admin Support: The CAHOOTS interim scheduling admin support is responsible for scheduling urgent coverage needs and working with the CAHOOTS program coordinator and recruitment/training staff to identify coverage patterns and future staffing needs. Learn more…
    • Mental Health Clinical Supervisor: White Bird Clinic’s Chrysalis Behavioral Health and Counseling Department provide outpatient treatment counseling for individuals in our community who are underserved and underinsured. These services are delivered by both paid and volunteer staff, both credentialed and un-credentialed. This job entails supervising these clinicians, some of whom are working towards licensure. Learn more…
    • HIPAA Compliance Officer: The HIPAA compliance officer is responsible for establishing and maintaining systems that are effective and efficient to assure the privacy of patient protected health information, educating the work force in compliance with HIPAA privacy provisions and is accountable for the facility’s privacy program and all associated policies and procedures that serve the best interest of clients, employees and business associates. Learn more…
    • CAHOOTS Crisis Intervention Worker (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 crisis intervention worker works in a mobile crisis intervention team of two, alongside a trained medic. The crisis intervention worker conducts mental health assessments, provides crisis counseling, and gives referral and voluntary transport to other social service providers. 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…
    • Crisis Counselor: (3–5 shifts/week) 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. During the COVID pandemic, crisis counselors work from home and all interactions with clients are by telephone. Outside of the pandemic, crisis counselors also provide services on a walk-in basis. Learn more…
    • Relief Crisis Counselor: (2–3 shifts/week) 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. During the COVID pandemic, Crisis Counselors work from home and all interactions with clients are by telephone. Outside of the pandemic, Crisis Counselors also provide services on a walk-in basis. Learn more…
    • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): This position operates as a part of the medical clinic’s Behavioral Health Team as the team’s onsite prescriber. The PMHNP is responsible for providing psychiatric/mental health medication management services to our medical clinic’s patients and consulting with the other medical clinic providers regarding their patient’s behavioral health needs. Learn more…

 

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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