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Providence Health & Services Emergency Department Crisis Intervention Specialist - Emergency Svcs Behavioral Hlth *$5k Hiring Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Emergency Department Crisis Intervention Specialist - Emergency Services Behavioral Health (0.75 FTE, Evening) to Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

LCSW, CSWA, LPC, LPC Associates, LMFT, and LMFT Associates are encouraged to apply.

$5,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Apply today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

We are seeking an Emergency Department Crisis Intervention Specialist - Emergency Services Behavioral Health who will independently practice in an evaluation/treatment setting to evaluate and treat psychiatric and substance use disorders. The ED Crisis Intervention Specialist will collaborate with patient/support systems to evaluate and diagnose, utilize Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; assess patient risk to self and/or others, complete and implement risk reduction/mitigation plans to ensure patient and community safety; provide crisis evaluations and develop care plan for patient including out-patient resources, follow-up appointments and inpatient admission if needed. He/she will demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities of advanced social work practice and shall perform duties in a manner that respects patient self-determination, reduces health disparities/barriers to care, and adheres to the appropriate code of ethics based on licensure, Standards of Practice (SOP), and the Providence mission.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Rapidly establish therapeutic rapport and alliance

  • Recognize barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, adopt modifications in evaluation and crisis interventions to effectively overcome the barrier(s)

  • Complete mental health and substance use assessment and determine clinical level of care based on established criteria

  • Incorporate best practice methodology consistently monitor for and assess patient risk for suicide and homicide

  • Develop suicide and homicide risk reduction/mitigation plans that reduce or eliminate this risk for patients and the community

  • Identify and include biopsychosocial issues/conditions to support wellness and recovery into crisis psychotherapy interventions as appropriate, these will include providing directly or by referral for conditions including but not limited to vocation, social, education, safe residence/environment, access to physical health resources and other basic needs

  • Provide effective individual and family/support system crisis interventions relevant to the diagnoses established reducing or resolving chief complaint and other symptoms as appropriate to the location of care/point of service.

  • Maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries with patients, family/support, and others involved in crisis services

  • Effectively recognize dual relationships, seek supervision and manage them appropriately

  • Effectively establish relationships with other colleagues and disciplines within the location of care/point of service

  • Act as advocate for patients, family/support and community

  • Establish and communicate effective clinical ability and credibility in working with internal and external colleagues

  • Accurately document assessments, recommendation/plan of treatment, crisis psychotherapy service following all established and compliant requirements

  • Based on assessment and establish criteria assign or change level of care


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree; eligible for licensure as LCSW, LPC, -OR- LMFT in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of licensure

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), (Licensed Professional Counselor) LPC -OR- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensure with the state of Oregon

  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (AHA - BLS) certification at time of hire or within 60 days of hire

  • Prevention and Management of Assaultive Behavior (PMAB) training within 60 days of hire

  • Re-certification is required annually

  • Two (2) years post Master's experience in a behavioral health treatment setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years experience in providing emergency or inpatient services

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.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Part-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 329987