School-Based Health Center Registered Nurse & Youth Program Coordinator
Job Details
Merlo Station - Beaverton, OR
Bachelor's Degree

Who We Are:

Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization local to Portland, OR serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, dental services and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctors office is only one factor in a persons overall health. Our leading edge, integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support.

NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Why work with us?

  • We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.
  • We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 20 days of PTO (based on full time employment), 9 paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, generous 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, EAP and life insurance.
  • Our employees voted NHC a Top Workplace in 2020, 2021 and 2022!


Job Title:  School-Based Health Center Registered Nurse & Youth Program Coordinator
Reports To: Nurse Manager / Director of Nursing
Department: Medical                                                                    
Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Merlo Station & Tualatin School Based Health Centers
Work Type: On-Site
Language Differential: Eligible



The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) RN is responsible for providing comprehensive clinical services and support in the outpatient management and care of patients at Neighborhood Health Center’s SBHC locations. Registered Nurses are expected to understand their scope of practice in the State of Oregon and practice according to this scope of practice.

The Youth Program Coordinator guides a youth-adult partnership to design, develop and implement dedicated youth programs to meet the varying needs of youth through Neighborhood Health Center’s School-Based Health Centers. Key focus areas include reducing mental health stigma, promoting SBHC access, developing student resiliency, and engaging youth in leadership roles in their schools and communities.

These roles support our School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) located at Tualatin and Merlo Station High Schools. SBHCs are generally located on school grounds with a youth-centered approach to medical care and oftentimes behavioral health and dental services. This position reports to the Nurse Manager while the School-Based Health Center & Reproductive and Sexual Health Manager will provide oversite and management of the Youth Program Coordinator component of this role.   

Reports to Nurse Manager, with secondary reporting to the Director of Nursing for clinical components of the role.

Registered Nurse Essential Job Duties, 0.6 FTE

  • Performs comprehensive health assessment of pediatric patients ages 0-21 by completing a physical and psycho-social history; identifies actual and potential health needs based on medical, mental/emotional, financial, and social factors.
  • Provides care in a School-Based Health Center (SBHC), a medical clinic on school grounds with a youth-centered model to support students and their siblings.
  • Implements required nursing procedures consistent with clinic procedures / protocols; triages emergent situations; provides emergency medical care; administers medications and immunizations as ordered by an authorizing provider of NHC approved standing order.
  • Assists patient to maintain maximum quality of life by coordinating services of community agencies and encouraging preventive practices; monitors direct care of chronic illness; teaches home health and self-care, prevention of disease and health maintenance.
  • Performs phlebotomy, CLIA waived point of care testing, wound care, stitch removal, and assists with other primary care office procedures as dictated by primary care provider needs and orders.
  • Performs RN Led patient visits for health maintenance, patient education, and treatment of acute issues based off protocols and provider orders.
  • Concisely and succinctly documents in the medical record all patient activity and contact.
  • Participates in patient call backs and follow up.
  • Consults and coordinates with health center team members to develop and implement comprehensive patient care plan based on assessment; assists patient to establish short- and long-term goals to obtain optimum level of health through advocacy, counseling, teaching, problem solving, and selection and utilization of resources.
  • Instructs individuals, families, and other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develops health improvement programs.
  • Assists in evaluation of clinic procedures and protocols; contributes to assessment of team functions or activities; plans, implements, and evaluates case coordination and management.
  • Participates in process and quality improvement workflows.
  • Assists in new employee training, as needed.
  • Participates in team huddles to review the schedule at the start of the workday.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Youth Program Coordinator Essential Job Duties, 0.4 FTE

  • Provide youth-led programming oversight, including developing and managing youth activities, supporting, and monitoring performance related to projects, and planning for improvements where needed.
  • Conduct outreach to increase awareness of youth-led program services and the School-Based Health Center (SBHC).
  • Coordinate and facilitate SBHC youth-led meetings and services.
  • Plan and implement strategies to engage and retain youth in projects and organize leadership development activities for youth.
  • Engage in youth-adult partnerships to identify, develop, and implement youth-led projects focused on social change.
  • Build positive relationships with School-Based Health Centers, schools, community partners and participants.
  • Promote safe environment for youth to communicate openly and honestly.
  • Coordinate meeting preparation, logistics and communications with participants.
  • Ensure that all activities are managed within budget, monitor and track expenses.
  • Collaborate with SBHC Clinic Manager to ensure program goals and objectives are achieved.


Don’t think that you meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LBGTQ+ people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they think they meet every single qualification. At Neighborhood Health Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; so, if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every preferred qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Education and/or Experience

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing.
  • This position requires completion from an accredited school of nursing.
  • 1-3 years related experience and/or training preferred in the FQHC or primary care field.
  • Familiarity with Pacific Island culture and community and/or bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Knowledge of childhood immunizations and administration preferred.

License and/or Certification Requirements

  • This position requires a current unrestricted Oregon RN license.
  • Active CPR certification required.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

  • Ability to work independently to the full ability of RN licensure.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of community health nursing, managed care, and consultation, including socioeconomic and cultural factors, methods, and techniques of crisis intervention.
  • Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with SBHC patients, coworkers, community partners and the general public.
  • Experience or strong interest of participating in and running youth programs.
  • Ability to use good judgement in difficult situations.
  • Ability to consistently have punctual attendance.
  • Ability to comply with all HIPAA, OSHA and Neighborhood Health Center policies and procedures.
  • Ability to proficiently use EPIC Electronic Health Record.
  • Knowledge of program management and evaluation methods.
  • Ability to manage budgets, expenditures, and supply purchases.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to relate to youth while maintaining a professional distance.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to comfortably navigate technology and social media.
  • Creative, flexible, and open-minded.


Work Environment
This position is typically 40-hours per week, with hours that may vary. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud based on patient volume.  As a result of high patient volume, this position experiences stressors that come along with a fast-paced environment. Must be able to travel during the workday and/or cover at other locations as needed.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic chemicals or blood borne pathogens and regularly handling contaminated sharp instruments.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently:

  • Lift, move, push or pull objects/equipment/supplies weighing approximately 20-25 pounds up to 40-50 pounds.
  • Use full range of body motion; walk swiftly, stand, move, stoop, reach with hands and arms and bend.
  • Sit for extended periods of time or stand and move for extended periods of time.
  • Use sufficient manual dexterity in order to safely perform various skills and techniques or manipulate equipment.
  • See minor details from a distance, and differentiate between colors, shades, brightness textures and depth.
  • Use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects tools or controls.
  • Repeat the same movements when entering data.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Hear and understand the speech of another person.
  • Read from a computer screen for extended periods of time.

Neighborhood Health Center Employment Offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks, background checks, drug screening for illegal substances and any position specific credentialing or licensure requirements.