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 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 food stamps. Our priority is to serve people who are unserved, underinsured, disabled and/or homeless.

Learn how White Bird Clinic is innovating in response to the shifting needs of our community during COVID-19 and offering humanistic healthcare and supportive services via phone and videoconference in this Oregon Primary Care Association article.

Current Openings

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Community Health Assistant (6-Month Temporary Position): The qualified applicant will be versed in managing a diverse group of clients while supporting them to access and participate in telehealth appointments, Covid-19 testing & walk-in patient care. Learn more…
  • Community Health Clerk: General clerical duties including data entry, scanning, copying, organizing, faxing, filing, research, etc. (6-month Temporary, 40/hrs weekly) Learn more…
  • Community Health Nurse (6-month Temporary Position): This Nurse is a member of the White Bird Community Health Team. The qualified nurse will have experience supervising staff and providing nursing care to patients with acute and chronic conditions at the White Bird Medical Clinic and other community partner sites. Learn more…
  • Community Health Project Manager: Help us to manage a complex network of communication with multiple vendors and internal groups, create and maintain a project plan, and assist the Medical Program Coordinator with defining project scope, setting milestones, and deadlines. (6-month Temporary, 20/hrs weekly) Learn more…
  • Director of Consulting: Experience in program development and related consulting with communities looking to replicate White Bird Clinic services. At least one year’s experience in national media relations and large group public speaking, consulting, and outreach with community organizations, political leaders, and public safety infrastructure. Learn more…
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist: White Bird Clinic programs currently utilize different software systems to manage client record-keeping (NextGen, OWITS, FileMaker Pro, and Daisy). We are in the process of transitioning to an integrated, single database Electronic Health Record system (EHR) across the agency. This transition is expected to be completed by 2021. The EHR Specialist provides technical support for the transition, and on-going support for the new EHR once it is in place. Technical support will include configuring, updating, and maintaining systems; help staff improve and manage their workflows; help staff better utilize software features. ) Learn more…
  • LCSW – Medical/Behavioral Health Integration: This position is responsible to operate in a consultative role within our primary care team; provide recommendations regarding behavioral interventions to the referring primary care providers; and conduct brief interventions with referred patients on behalf of the referring primary care provider (PCP). 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…
  • SDoH / Health Links Specialist: Help us to define and develop a Health Leads based program in our safety net medical clinic.  We will partner with academic institutions, community social service agencies, and primary care providers to help redefine “health care” to include access to food, housing, and other basic resources as an essential part of patient care for our homeless and low-income patients. Learn more...

Please contact us at info@whitebirdclinic.org for more information.

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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