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Deciding to do what you love in Harney County isn't just choosing a new job. It's choosing a new and different life! That's because Harney County isn't just another place to practice medicine.

Harney District Hospital offers modern facilities (our new facility opened June 2007), state of the art equipment and progressive information/communication systems. Our clinical staff come from all across the United States, drawn by these 'work-related' amenities. Even more important, staff members consistently note their ability to actually connect with their 'assembly-line' practice here! But there is so much more!!

Current Openings:
* Hospital Volunteer
* Licensed Clinical Social Worker
* Family Medicine Physician
* Emergency Room Physician
* EMT Basic
* Respiratory Therapist
* CRNA, Full Time
* Medical Assistant, Full Time
* RN Nights, Full Time & Casual
* Surgical Tech
* Chief Executive Officer
* Accounts Receivable Clerk
* Barista


As you apply, be aware we will be corresponding with you by e-mail. Please check all your e-mail folders for messages from our application program.

The official Jobs Board for Harney District Hospital is located on the downstairs level of the facility near the elevator.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status.

Harney District Hospital requires drug screening for illegal drugs and a criminal background check prior to any offer of employment.


Ask yourself...
* Are you spending more time commuting in your car than with your family?
* Are you wasting too much of your weekend trying to 'get away' for the weekend?
* Are you rushing home (which looks like every 4th house in a sprawling suburban development) so you can drive another 45 minutes to your child's soccer practice?

Shouldn't there be more???

Imagine work commutes of 10 minutes or less, beautiful wide-open spaces, recreational opportunities just down the road and a true feeling of community not found in suburban culture. Imagine actually knowing your patients; as parents of your child's classmates, as civic leaders, as the person who sits next to you at high school basketball games. Imagine being part of a community which welcomes your talents and makes it easy to get involved.

Available Real Estate

Denise Christensen Real Estate
Jett Blackburn Real Estate
Joan Davies Real Estate
Paramore Real Estate
United Country Clemens Real Estate



Burns-Hines Schools, District 3
Central Oregon Community College
Crane Schools, District 1J
Eastern Oregon University
Treasure Valley Community College


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Chamber of Commerce
Harney County Economic Development
Harney County Government
Burns Times-Herald
Oregon Department of Employment


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Hospital Volunteer


The most important responsibility of a volunteer at Harney District Hospital is providing companionship and a friendly face to hospital patients in a confidential and respectful manner. Volunteers may choose among a variety of specific jobs including:

  • Espresso Bar
  • Front Desk Greeter
  • Grounds & Litter Patrol
  • Harney District Hospital Gift Shop
  • Hospital Foundation
  • Patient Assistance
  • Special Tasks & Events

Each of these positions may require different skills, but all skills may be learned on the job.

Hours/Days: Volunteer

A caring, positive attitude and high level of confidentiality.

Listing Date: None
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Licensed Clinical Social Worker to work in Family Care Clinic and Mental Health settings to help serve mental health needs in Harney County. Work with professional primary care physicians and mental health department staff.

Assist in problem solving issues related to health care system, financial and psychosocial barriers. Coordinate meetings for interdisciplinary group and participate in measuring outcomes and effectiveness of care.

Hours/Days: Full Time

$27.00 - $36.30/hour DOE


Must be licensed in the State of Oregon or have the ability to achieve license within 30 days.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of principles and practices of mental health care coordination. Excellent time management and work planning skills. Knowledge of mental health or social work related fields and the integration with physical health. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates ability to perform duties in full job description.

Listing Date: June 24, 2014
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(2 positions)


To provide pre-hospital care and transportation of sick or injured persons to medical facility, working as a member of the emergency medical team.  Provide in-hospital care within scope and protocol of certification.  For a complete copy of the job description, contact the Human Resources department. Cover on-call shifts as needed
and attend regular EMS meetings.

Hours/Days: Part-Time. Hours and days will include weekends, evenings, nights and holidays as staffing needs require.

$11.93 - $16.03/hour


Possession of current EMT-B certificate issued by the State of Oregon or ability to acquire by the time of appointment.  Possession of Basic Trauma Life Support or equivalent within 6 months of appointment.  Possession of a valid drivers license and acceptable driving record.

Listing Date: September 30, 2014
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Respiratory Therapist


Administer the full range of respiratory care services including cardiac diagnostics to adult, pediatric and infant patients.  Attend OB deliveries as needed.  Rotate call with other therapist in department.  Assist in Pulmonary Rehab. clinic operations.


$21.81 - $29.29/hour, RRT additional $2/hour

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program.  Registered RT preferred.  Registry eligible candidates will be considered.
  • Must possess a Respiratory Care Practitioner credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care and must possess and maintain a current Respiratory Care Practitioner Oregon State License.
  • Must have a current Basic Life Support card.
  • Must obtain a neonatal resuscitation certificate before attending deliveries.

Prefer the following: Possession of Registered Respiratory Therapist credential, neonatal resuscitation certificate, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support cards.

Listing Date: October 9, 2014
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


Provide professional anesthesia care primarily within the Surgical Services Department and throughout various hospital departments to include such services as general anesthesia, regional, spinal, epidural, conscious sedation and pain management procedures.

Administer various types of Anesthesia, including pre- and post-operative care and maintenance /operation of anesthesia department.  Provide direct patient care, evaluate patient changes/outcomes, consult with other specialists and caregivers as required and adjust nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.  Provide 24/7/365 anesthesia coverage for surgical, emergency room, obstetrical and pain management patients, including selecting the appropriate form of anesthesia administration and providing continuity of care.

Hours/Days: Full Time, 2 weeks on/off.

$66.00 - $88.70/hour

Qualifications: Possession of a current Registered Nurse license within the State of Oregon, or ability to acquire by the time of appointment.  Possession of a current C.R.N.A. license within the State of Oregon, or ability to acquire by the time of appointment.  Current licensing or re-certification from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Current B.L.S, A.C.L.S., P.A.L.S. and N.R.P. certificates.  TNCC or TEAM within one (1) year of appointment. Possession of valid CPR card. Experience in a Critical Access Hospital OR preferred.
Listing Date: November 20, 2014
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Medical Assistant


Prepare patients for examinations, retrieve and update patient records and under the supervision of the medical provider assist in care of the patient.  Provide direct patient service by checking in patients, assisting patients in the exam room, recording vitals and updating medical histories and medication records. 

Hours/Days: Full Time.

$11.93 - $16.03/hour, $1/hour if CMA or CNA.


Knowledge of medical office procedures and methods, including general knowledge of medications and drug classifications.  General knowledge of English, grammar, spelling, mathematics, medical terminology and health computer application. Understanding of confidentiality concepts and requirements. Ability to communicate effectively with the healthcare professionals and public. Equivalent to a high school education.

CMA or CNA Certification or ability to achieve in a reasonable amount of time or a minimum of 3 years medical office experience providing direct patient care.

Listing Date: November 17, 2014
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RN, Nights
Full Time & Casual


To provide RN services in the OB, ER, Med/surg and ICU departments. 

Hours/Days: Full time Nights, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Full-Time Nights; $29.27 - $44.68/hour + $4.25 night differential
Casual; < 20 hours per week, $30.98 - $47.44/hour


Oregon RN license required.  Experience in OB, ER and ICU preferred.

Listing Date: December 30, 2014
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Surgical Tech


Assist with surgical procedures; handle all sterile instruments; participate in sponge/ instrument counts and the dressing of wounds.  Assist the surgeon as directed; aids the circulating nurses with duties related to the care of the patient while in the operating room.  Assist with endoscopic procedures.  Assist with the proper preparation and disposition of specimens.  Assist with adequate preparation of the operating room for surgery.  Participates in the decontamination and reprocessing of surgical instruments and endoscopic equipment.

Hours/Days: Full time

$16.60 - $22.30/hour, Certified + $2.00/hour


Two years experience as operating room technician in an acute care multi-disciplinary facility or Ambulatory Surgery Center within the past three years.  Combined training and experience that resulted in learning basic techniques required in performing operating room technician duties with emphasis in general and laparoscopic surgery.  Must have knowledge and demonstrate the principles of acceptable practices of surgical asepsis.  Must have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, microbiology and the pathological processes.  Possess basic knowledge of operative procedures, ability to operate sterilizers and all equipment used in the operating room.  Candidate must participate in teaching.  High school diploma or equivalent.  Basic Life Support certification required.  Certified Surgical Technologist preferred.

Listing Date: December 30, 2014
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


The CEO is responsible for the leadership, oversight, management and operation of the Health District and its services and facilities, including Harney District Hospital and Harney District Hospital Family Care. Please see full job description for more information.

Hours/Days: Full Time

Competitive and commensurate with experience, including a comprehensive benefits package.


BA/BS required with a MBA/MHA or its equivalent preferred. Minimum of 5 years of hospital/healthcare leadership experience required, preferably in a rural hospital environment.

Listing Date: January 10, 2015
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To apply for this position, please submit resume' and cover letter electronically to Eric Buckland or in writing to:
Eric Buckland
61008 Creekstone Loop
Bend, OR 97702

Accounts Receivable Clerk

  • Post daily receipt of payments to be current within 2 days of receipt of payment folder.
  • Verify correct patient or payer are credited with payments.  Assure account adjustments balance with amounts received. Follow up with insurance companies on all discrepancies and non-payments while posting from EOB’s. 
  • Correct and update payment data as needed to keep files up-to-date on financial class, insurance information and demographics. 
  • Post electronic payments as received through Paragon.  Review overpayments to transfer to other accounts or give to Business Office Supervisor for refunding.
  • Post collection agency payments and work with Patient Financial Counselor to be sure all payments and adjustments are correct.
Perform accounts receivable procedures to comply with federal and state regulations, hospital policy, and third party payer requirements.
Hours/Days: Part Time

$13.48 - $18.13/hour


Ability to communicate effectively with insurance companies, staff and customers both orally and in writing. Knowledge of general office procedures, data entry and retrieval, and recordkeeping.  Knowledge of, and proficiency to use, computer applications at a level necessary to complete job duties.  General understanding of confidentiality concepts and requirements. Equivalent to a high school education and over one (1) year office experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above.

Listing Date: January 14, 2015
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Prepare a variety of hot and cold drinks in the Family Care Coffee Bar.  Responsibilities include waiting on visitors, guests and staff providing drinks in accordance with food safety standards, managing cash sales and tracking internal charges. Maintain clean and attractive work environment in accordance with health and safety standards.  Maintain accurate records of all sales, tracking of charges and balancing cash sales at end of day.

Hours/Days: Part Time

$10.01 - $13.46/hour


Mandatory Requirements: Knowledge of food preparation and handling techniques and food safety requirements, good personal hygiene practices, general record keeping methods, ability to read and write in English language and understand basic mathematics.  Equivalent to a high school education, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties. 
Desirable Requirements: Previous food service experience in an institutional or similar environment.  Possession of Oregon Foodhandlers card at time of appointment.  Possession of CPR card at time of appointment.  Knowledge of basic computer skills.
Special Requirements and licenses: Must possess Oregon Food handlers card within 30 days of appointment.  Must possess CPR card within 180 days of appointment. 

Listing Date: January 19, 2015
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Harney District Hospital

Harney District Hospital (HDH) has a history of pursuing leading edge projects.  Innovation at HDH ranges from installing a wood pellet heating system in the new facility (saving tens of thousands of dollars in heating costs) to developing physician coverage models for Emergency and Surgery.  With the new hospital facility and a staff skilled and growing, HDH is expanding to include an appropriate range of procedures and services which encourage patients to seek care at home. 

Currently, people make a 130 mile drive for various surgical services; then drive another 130 miles back home to Harney County.  This is not the best care we can give, nor is it the healthiest option for the patient. Anyone in the health care field is aware of the alarming possibility of readmission after surgery.

Be part of this unique and exciting opportunity to add services for our local community while supporting a flexible schedule for our providers.

Emergency Room Physician Per Diem, One 48-hour weekday shift/week, up to 3 times/month

Critical access hospital Emergency Department weekday coverage. See urgent and emergent patients and follow inpatients as requested by primary physician. Level IV Trauma Center, General Surgeon on staff. Board-eligible/Board-certified Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine, Oregon license, ATLS/ACLS/PALS required. Experience in a rural environment preferred. Housing and meals provided.

Contact Denise Rose, 541.573.5184, for more information or to apply.

Family Medicine Physician Full Time,
Obstetrics Optional

Clinic, inpatient and outpatient with rotating ER call once a week. OB optional.  CME, loan repayment, relocation expenses and early commit stipend while in residency.  Salaried position with full medical, retirement and vacation benefits.  Designated a Tier 3 Patient Centered Primary Care Home and Rural Health Clinic.

Contact Denise Rose, 541.573.5184, for more information or to apply.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Full Time

Licensed Clinical Social Worker to work in HDH Family Care Clinic and Mental Health settings to help serve mental health needs in Harney County. Work with professional primary care physicians and mental health department staff.

Contact Denise Rose, 541.573.5184, for more information or to apply.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Full Time

CRNA to provide professional anesthesia care primarily within the Surgical Services Department and throughout various hospital departments including such services as general anesthesia, regional, spinal, epidural, conscious sedation and pain management procedures. More details?

Contact Denise Rose, 541.573.5184, for more information or to apply.

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