Registered Nurse (School-Based)

$27.50 - $34.82 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full time Public Health

Job Description

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, October 25, 2021.



Hourly Pay Range:   $27.502989 - $34.821243


The listed hourly rate, paid biweekly, is calculated at 80% of the regular annual salary.  Employees are paid biweekly over 52 weeks at this rate in order to receive pay during the summer recess when not working, as well as continue with full benefits.

Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range, based on job-related factors, such as relevant experience. This may include military service, paid work, and unpaid work (internships, volunteering, etc.). 


In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions. 

Although considered Part-Time (.80 FTE/32 hours), this position is eligible for Full-Time benefits and represented by the Employees' Association.

Health Plan Options: Employees are eligible to start most benefits the first of the month following date of hire


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Join one of the leading forces in community health care in the Portland metropolitan area.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse who is passionate about adolescent healthcare and committed to working in a collaborative, team-based environment to join Clackamas County's School-Based clinic team!

Health Centers currently manages five school-based clinics.  School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are located within the North Clackamas School District at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon; Oregon City School District at Oregon City High School; and Oregon Trail School District at Sandy High School.  Additionally, we have two new clinics that opened this school season in the North Clackamas School District at Clackamas High School and Adrienne C. Nelson High School in Happy Valley.  The RN will be providing care to students at all five locations.

This position will give you the opportunity to work with a special segment of the community in a school based setting. At the School Based Health Centers (SBHCs), students receive medical, mental health and dental health services in their schools.  Each SBHC is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of qualified medical and mental health professionals and focuses on preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors. Benefits of SBHCs include the following:

  • improving access to quality physical, mental and preventive health services
  • care for children and adolescents regardless of their ability to pay
  • reducing high costs associated with inappropriate use of emergency rooms and unnecessary hospitalizations
  • ensuring services are age appropriate
  • save parents time by reducing missed work hours
  • keeping students in class and ready to learn

Registered Nurses provide care to the SBHC's patients under the direction of the Pediatric Medical Director, working independently at times. Successful candidates will have a strong background and experience working with children and adolescents. 


  • Employer paid 6% retirement contribution ("PERS Pickup")
  • Choice of three comprehensive medical and dental plans, including Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
  • Robust wellness programs including gym discounts and wellness education classes
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Medical Malpractice insurance covered under FQHC

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

Per the Oregon Health Authority, (OAR 333-091-1010 & OAR 333-019-1030), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.

  • Any combination of relevant experience, education and/or training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the position
  • Possession of a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Oregon
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. Learn more about the County's drug testing policy.
  • Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.  Learn more about the County's driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience working in a school setting; partnering with teachers, school administrators, counselors, parents and students


*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference:  If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.



  • Provides direct nursing care to patients under the direction and orders of the Pediatric Medical Director, assists individuals and families in carrying out recommendations made by the physician, and in making necessary adjustments in order that the treatment regime can be followed; assesses patients physical and emotional needs and refers patients to the appropriate resources.
  • Promotes, teaches and demonstrates nursing care to patients, families, and caregivers; provides instruction and information regarding specific diseases, processes or health conditions, as well as health maintenance, risk reduction and healthy lifestyles.
  • Work independently under standing orders to provide care and education to reproductive health patients.
  • Participates in a multidisciplinary team for to provide effective care of patients.
  • Participates in epidemiologic investigations in the home, school, or community.
  • Participates in the planning and operation of clinics by interviewing and counseling patients.
  • Performs ordered diagnostic tests, administers prescribed treatment, immunizations, and records data in the patients Electronic Health Record (EHR); makes necessary referrals and follow up.
  • May organize, lead, or participate in educational discussion groups with patients or classroom groups; compiles material for presentation; prepares teaching aids; performs demonstrations; may assist in the orientation of new personnel.
  • May participate with local community groups in the development and planning for health services.
  • Compiles and uses records, reports, and statistical information for appraisal and planning of the assigned duties.



Thorough Knowledge of: Principles, methods, and procedures of nursing as applied to health practice; preventative medicine and sanitation; community health aspects of nursing programs including continuity of patient care, nursing services in school health programs, including teaching and preventive aspects; causes, treatment, prevention and/or early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, mental illness and other disabling conditions; sociological, psychological, and physical problems involved in public health nursing; principles of mental health.

Working Knowledge of: Community resources available for assistance in public health programs and other pertinent social services programs; current trends and concepts relative to professional nursing practice; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.

Skill to: Under general direction implement nursing activities in an assigned district, program, or clinic; work effectively with individuals and families to assist them in satisfactory solution of health problems; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, and the general public; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including preparation of clear and concise records and reports; recognize social problems which affect physical and mental health, and assist in securing adjustments or solutions; provide high quality nursing care; instruct in the prevention of diseases, promotion of health and nursing care of an ill or injured person; operate computer software and other office equipment.



The regular work week during the school year (when school is in session) will be 40 hours per week.  Hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm.

  • Employees will not be expected to report to work when the school is closed for holidays, winter and/or spring breaks, or during summer recess.
  • This position will work at all five sites



Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

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Clackamas County Health Centers provide direct medical, dental, and mental health services to Clackamas County residents.

We provide services at our Integrated Primary Health Care Clinics, our mental health clinics, or through our School Based Health Centers.

Health Centers is a Division of the Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) Department.

Learn more about Clackamas Health Centers.



Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

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Help with the Application

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.  Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).


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Learn more about the County's Veterans' Preference



Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.



Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date.  You may request an accommodation during the online application process.



If selected as a final candidate, you will be required to submit all State Professional Licenses/Certificates, DEA, National Board Certifications, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), BLS and/or ACLS level CPR, and degrees (as applicable). Credentialing and Provider Enrollment processes will be completed prior to hire with the help of our Health Centers Credentialing team.


Per the Oregon Health Authority, (OAR 333-091-1010 & OAR 333-019-1030), this position is subject to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement. Prior to the start of employment, the selected candidate must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exception in place with the County as a qualification of employment.