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Providence Health & Services Behavioral Health Care Navigator in Beaverton, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Behavioral Health Care Navigator to our location in Beaverton, OR.

We are seeking a Behavioral Health Care Navigator to be responsible for performing duties in support of the core functional areas of behavioral health within the Care Management and Utilization Management programs. In this position, you will be the front line responder to inbound calls for behavioral health (BH). Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, providing health care navigation and referral coordination for Members and Providers with chronic health conditions and those requiring mental health assistance or behavioral health assistance. In addition, the Behavioral Health Care Navigator may conduct outreach to Members for enrollment and program engagement as well as processing authorization requests and set up.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Receive and triage behavioral health inquiries regarding quality of care, and care management.

  • Conducts initial outreach for chronic condition program enrollment and participation

  • Manages UM/CM call triage and first level clinical need resolution.

  • Collect Member information to enter into Care Advance system per department policies, procedures and standards of operation.

  • Acts as a department liaison and will provide education, resources, and assistance to members, providers and office staff, payers, and other Health Plan employees to problem solve or address inquiries regarding work, workflow, processes, information system issues and relationships.

  • Provides appropriate education for patient, family and staff regarding community support systems.

  • Educate callers about PHP Behavioral Health benefits and services.

  • Manages clinical coordination cases including risk assessments, emergency department follow up, member screening for Care Management services.

  • Coordinate care for members needing assistance with accessing health care services, providers, community services, or other resources.

  • Provide resources and referrals to community agencies.

  • Assist the department in meeting contractual and or performance goals.

  • Stay informed of new policies and procedures within CM/UM.

  • Satisfactorily complete all required training.

  • Promote a positive, respectful and helpful demeanor to Members and staff.

  • Identify complaints and assist patients to exercise grievance rights.

  • Interacts with providers and payers to coordinate patient care and resolve authorization issues.

  • Interacts with clinical CMs, claims, UM team, Customer Service, and provider relations departments in order to serve callers effectively.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years Managed Care or a facility based health care setting, working with patients/members, preferably within a mental health related field.

  • 1 year experienced in behavioral health and social determinants of health navigation and care coordination.

  • 2 years experience Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, preferably within a mental health related field, Certified Crisis Interventionist, or equivalent experience per manager discretion.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Health Related Field.

  • Experience in crisis intervention, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing.

  • Current Level Tech III or Clinical Support Coordinator.

  • Experience with Community Services, Safety Net Services, or Vulnerable Population programs.

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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,

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Beaverton

Req ID: 306632