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Join the team at Jackson Care Connect

Jackson Care Connect coordinates physical, behavioral and oral health care for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Jackson County. We care for the whole person, making it easy to connect to provider groups, hospitals, agencies and community organizations who work together with our member. Jackson Care Connect is part of CareOregon, a nonprofit community organization based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1994, CareOregon has been providing health plan services to Oregonians and developing innovative approaches to care.

Jackson Care Connect is dedicated to providing access to high-quality, cost-effective, culturally responsive care for Oregon Health Plan participants in Jackson county. For compassionate innovators committed to improving health care, we offer a great work environment where your contributions are recognized.

Jackson Care Connect is making a difference. Join us.

To apply:

See full descriptions, position requirements and application directions at the links below. See all positions here.


Behavioral Health Care Coordinator

The Behavioral Health Care Coordinator (BHCC) is responsible for providing assessment, care planning and service coordination and Intensive Case Management for members with complex or special health care needs and who are identified as high-risk due to behavioral health issues.  The BHCC provides clinical expertise in mental health and alcohol and other drug related addiction (AOD) treatment in coordinating services for the purpose of improving member self-management and overall health outcomes. The BHCC acts as the primary Care Coordination liaison with state and community behavioral health providers and agencies. Learn more and apply.

Community Engagement Specialist

The Community Engagement Specialist is responsible for the administration of the community engagement and outreach activities. This position researches and identifies best practices and meaningful opportunities to interface with members and the public in a variety of engagement activities.  This position also acts as a community liaison to a variety of services that share our mutual population and coordinates small sponsorships and projects for community partners.  This position works with the Community Health Manager in some workgroups and processes which are relevant to the implementation of the Community Health Improvement Plan.  All work will be conducted through the lens of improving health equity for all vulnerable populations. Learn more and apply.

Director, Community Health Partnerships

This position is responsible for the development and execution of strategies and activities across the CCO region related to community health.  Time is focused on business group oversight, with secondary time on enterprise-wide engagement.  Primary duties include technical and operational planning and leadership, as well as resource, relationship, and people management.  This position provides input into strategic plans for the CCO, as well as the broader organization. Learn more and apply.

Network Support Manager

This position is responsible for the strategic deployment and operational implementation of the network strategy.  The primary focus is on physical health and coordination with Mental and Dental strategy. This position is responsible for the relationship management of participating providers. The position supports the execution of transformation activities designed to achieve triple aim results for the population and is accountable for access and quality outcomes. Learn more and apply.

Program Specialist – Substance Use Disorder

This position is responsible for working with the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) system of care across the youth and adult systems and/or physical health, which includes translating policies, procedures, contractual requirements and clinical models into core operations within CareOregon network of SUD providers. Additionally, this position is responsible for analyzing the SUD system of care, SUD service expansion, training, workforce development/support, providing system coordination, translating program requirements to practice, and leading implementation efforts — using an equity lens to address disparities within the SUD system. Learn more and apply.

Provider Relations Specialist I

This position serves as a primary liaison between CareOregon and the provider network, which includes contracted, non-contracted, and potential providers.  Primary responsibilities include provider development, education, and relations, as well as a valuable liaison and collaborator with internal Jackson Care Connect/CareOregon teams.  This position also assists with the contract development process and general department administration.  Work may be focused on physical health and/or behavioral health. Learn more and apply.

Quality Improvement Analyst

The Quality Improvement Analyst analyzes CareOregon’s performance in key clinical quality measures, and functions as a key member of its assigned CCO/regional/line of business or benefit team that recommends, develops, implements, and evaluates population health, quality and practice transformation strategies to improve the health of CareOregon members and communities.  This position is focused on supporting practices and teams within a defined geographic area, CCO, benefit or line of business and may provide guidance to less experienced analysts.  This position spends the majority of the time using a combination of evaluation, quality improvement methods, and data analysis to meet defined clinical performance metrics, evaluate clinical programs and financing models, and regulatory deliverables. This position integrates QI activities, processes, and projects with the CareOregon Quality Strategy and related regulatory and accreditation standards to promote compliance. Learn more and apply. 

Senior Planning and Operations Specialist


The Senior Planning and Operations Specialist is responsible for leading and monitoring the planning and operations within the assigned business unit. This includes assisting with strategic deployment and operational implementation of the strategic plan and projects and initiatives for the assigned business unit. Learn more and apply.


Last updated March 17, 2023.