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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:

  • Accounting Specialist: We are looking for a financial detective who thinks critically and works well in a team environment to join our mighty, good-natured fiscal team as our accounting specialist. A sincere commitment to accuracy and to performing our work with integrity is non-negotiable. Learn more…
  • Medical Referral & Insurance Specialist: We are looking for a meticulous, detailed and solution-minded Referral and Insurance Specialist to liaison between White Bird Medical Clinic and specialty clinics, pharmacies, DME suppliers, insurance companies, and other outside agencies. 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…
  • CAHOOTS Communications Specialist: Learn more…
  • Measure 110 Project Manager: White Bird Clinic is seeking a motivated and skilled individual to manage a significant new multi-million dollar project funded by Oregon’s Measure 110. As the Measure 110 Project Manager, you’ll be in on the ground floor of an innovative and critically needed initiative. Measure 110 decriminalized the possession of small amounts of illicit drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine, and directed cannabis tax dollars to a statewide grant program to fund treatment and recovery services. White Bird’s planned Harm Reduction Hub is a key element of Lane County’s new framework for substance abuse treatment, and will locate offices for all SUD-related services under one roof to provide timely and low-barrier access to care. Providing comprehensive whole person care in a holistic ‘one stop’ facility will significantly reduce barriers for individuals seeking harm reduction and/or SUD treatment. 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.
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  • 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…
  • Payroll/Accounting Assistant: As part of our Fiscal team, you’ll be partnering with all employees in our organization to ensure payroll is processed accurately and timely on a biweekly basis. Reporting to the Controller, the Payroll/Accounting Assistant will also support the Fiscal team with monthly journal entries and general accounting support. 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.
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  • 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…
  • Dental Hygienist for School Fluoride Sealant Program: The Dental Hygienist is responsible for per forming dental prophylactic tasks, maintaining a client recall system, and educating clients about preventive dental health practices. School based program runs during school hours only. Learn more…  
  • CAHOOTS Program Development and External Relations Coordinator: White Bird Clinic/CAHOOTS seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Program Development and External Relations Coordinator with the ability to motivate, guide, empower and represent the CAHOOTS mobile crisis team and administrative staff. This key position also communicates with the police departments and others in the Lane County community and with the media and others nation-wide. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, organized and patient, and be able and willing to use a participatory, transparent and consensus-oriented decision-making process to support and empower the CAHOOTS team to continue its important work in serving the underserved in our community. Learn more…
  • Dental Front Desk Office Worker: The Front Desk Office Worker is responsible for the smooth and efficient flow of patients through the dental clinic. Learn more…
  • Dental Assistant: Performs routine chair side assisting duties for staff and volunteer dentists. 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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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