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Providence Health & Services Emergency Department Crisis Intervention Specialist in Milwaukie, Oregon


Providence is calling a Crisis Intervention Specialist to our Emergency Department in our Providence Medical Centers in Portland, OR. This is a part-time, variable shift position.

At Providence, our goal is to provide health care to people we serve, which includes behavioral health needs. Our model of care has “three doors” – clinics, hospital inpatient units and emergency departments. As an integral member of emergency department, our crisis intervention are present 365 days a year to provide support, conduct assessments and present their findings to the treatment team to collaboratively determine the best level of care and resources that can be provided for the patient and their family members.

This is a 24 hours a week (0.6 FTE) position with potential to grow in FTE in the future. CIS candidates must be willing to be scheduled for both shifts and locations. The shifts are 12 hours long and include day, evening and overnight hours. Shift differentials are available for evening and overnight. Locations for covering shifts may include:

  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

  • Providence Portland Medical Center

In this position, you will:

  • Independently practice in an evaluation/treatment setting to evaluate and treat psychiatric and substance use disorders.

  • Collaborate with patient/support systems to evaluate and diagnose, utilizing 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.

  • 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.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters degree eligible for licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in accordance with the appropriate Oregon Board of licensure

  • LCSW, LPC or 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 annually

  • 2 years post Masters experience in a behavioral health treatment setting

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 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.

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

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Beaverton, Oregon-Clackamas, Oregon-Tigard, Oregon-Lake Oswego

Req ID: 222397