Providence Health & Services Inpatient Behavioral Health Manager, LCSW in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Inpatient Behavioral Health Manager to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

Our Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical center provides safety and security to protect patients while stabilizing medications and other treatments take effect. In this unit there are a variety of disciplines working collaboratively to provide compassionate care to the vulnerable patients that are experiencing psychiatric symptoms.

As the Inpatient Behavioral Health Manager, you will directly support the social workers and mental health therapists that provide clinical services and discharge planning. We are looking for a manager that will encourage the use of evidence based practices. In partnership with the Nurse Manager of Clinical Operations, our Regional Director of Acute Behavioral Health Operations and the Nursing Executive Director for St. Vincent, this manager will assess and implement processes to improve the lengths of stay and reimbursements for services.

In this position, you will:

  • Be responsible for program and financial operation interface for the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry programs at Providence St Vincent Medical Center.

  • Report directly to facility nursing leadership and in a matrixed relationship to the Medical Director and Regional Behavioral health leadership.

  • Work in partnership with nursing services.

  • Be responsible for operations improvements and programmatic development to improve clinical and financial performance of care delivery for these specific services.

  • Be responsible to provide assistance in development of overall programming and provision of services so they are: Evidence based, quality driven, responsive to the needs of patient/family/referral source satisfaction and provided in cost efficient fashion.

  • Be responsible for understanding the underlying payment models for services and working with the revenue cycle team to efficiently and effectively manage nuances of behavioral health billing, reimbursement and collection practices.

  • Have the capacity to maintain positive payor relations and partnerships in crafting and delivering cost effective outcomes.

  • Work with Quality and Compliance partners within the Facilities and Division for oversight of compliance with all Federal, State, and other regulatory agencies, and The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation.

  • Direct the management operations in accordance with the policies, procedures and values of Providence Health and Services and their institutions.

  • Responsible for representing the service within the Providence Health Services, and the community.

  • Responsible for representing the service in inter-department committees, projects, and activities.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accredited School of Social Work -or- from a school in candidacy status by the CSWE

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Oregon

  • 5 years of experience in direct clinical care of adult patients in a psychiatric treatment milieu

  • 5 years of successful mental health management experience in clinical setting with demonstrated supervisory competence and program management

  • Experience including successful application of knowledge in:

  • Finance, compliant charging practices, organizational systems, personnel and facility management, labor relations, reimbursement strategies, regulatory agency compliance, and physician relations

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 156341