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Rural Oregon - Where Opportunity Knocks!

Oregon is a state full of beauty...from oceans to mountains, high deserts to forests. Rural Oregon has so many opportunities to practice in Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Tribal Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and private practice. In rural Oregon, Opportunity Knocks.

Trixie Lacas

Oregon 3RNET Network Coordinator

Tel: 971-235-6827

“There are so many opportunities to work in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) to address the healthcare needs across Oregon. Whether it’s a scenic rural setting, dynamic urban location, or somewhere in between, we are committed to focusing on your interests.     The people in rural Oregon are not only pleasant but are extremely grateful to their doctors and other medical professionals.  Wherever you choose to practice, you will see the professional impact you make every day!!”

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How I can help your job search:

If you are a health care professional interested in living and working in Oregon, Trixie can:

  • Answer questions you may have about current job openings across Oregon
  • Guide you on how the National Health Service Corps works in Oregon
  • Provide information on Oregon-specific loan repayment programs
  • Help you navigate the J-1 Visa Waiver process in Oregon
  • Tell you more about Oregon’s state-specific incentives for health care professionals

Trixie is an employee of the Oregon Office of Rural Health. She and her organization coordinate 3RNET activities in Oregon.

An additional 3RNET contact in Oregon is: Robert Duehmig, , 503-887-4454

Behavioral Health Resources in Oregon

Behavioral Health Resources in Oregon

Job search support is provided for the following behavioral health disciplines:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselor
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Peer Recovery Support Specialist
  • Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Addiction Medicine Physician

Additional resources:

Incentive programs for behavioral health professionals:

Behavioral Health Workforce Recruitment Contact in Oregon:

Trixie Lacas
Oregon Office of Rural Health
Tel: 971-235-6827  

J-1 Visas in Oregon

J-1 Visas in Oregon

If you want to obtain a J-1 Waiver in Oregon, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
  2. Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job Oregon now.
  3. Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.

J-1 Visa Contact in Oregon:

Dia Shuhart
Oregon Health Authority, Primary Care Office
Tel: 503-373-0364

Health Care Employers in Oregon

Health Care Employers in Oregon

You'll find jobs on 3RNET from these types of health care employers in Oregon:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Community Hospitals
  • Private Practices
  • Indian Health Service sites
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment sites
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar sites
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Tribal Health sites
  • Veterans Affairs sites
For Oregon Employers

For Oregon Employers

If you’re a health care employer in Oregon and you’d like to post your jobs on 3RNET, please fill out our employer application form which will be sent to the Oregon Network Coordinator.

If you have specific questions about using 3RNET in Oregon, please contact 3RNET’s Oregon Network Coordinator, Trixie Lacas.