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Providence Health & Services Clinical Swabber - Alternative Care Sites in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Swabber - Alternative Care Site (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Office Park Portland in Portland, OR

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

We are seeking a Clinical Swabber - Alternative Care Site that will work closely with all members of the Virtual Sick Clinic and Drive Thru teams to provide direct patient care to optimize positive patient care outcomes. Provides swabbing to patients presenting at the Virtual Sick Clinic and Drive Thru testing sites. Assists the physician/nurse practitioner during procedures by providing the appropriate supplies, instruments, and equipment.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Procedures - Clinical Testing:

  • Perform swabbing for clinical testing of COVID-19

  • Perform other testing or swabbing per scope of clinical license

  • General:

  • Demonstrate competency in the performance of procedures and information systems according to department policy

  • Demonstrate effective priority setting and organizational skills to promote department flow and cost efficiency

  • Utilize appropriate forms. Documents pertinent patient care information accurately, legibly and concisely, according to department policy

  • Perform basic patient observation skills and reports significant abnormalities/changes to RN and/or physician/NP

  • Reinforce RN patient teaching in support of the interdisciplinary treatment plan

  • Demonstrate knowledge and support of quality improvement goals

  • Contribute to resolving conflict:

  • Utilize problem solving skills to promote positive work environment

  • Seek assistance in resolving conflict when needed

  • Demonstrate department accountability:

  • Use downtime productively

  • Complete charges correctly

  • Utilize and maintains supplies to minimize waste and over use

  • Other duties as assigned as applicable


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Education/Training as required to meet licensure -OR- Skills acquired through military experience as medical personnel or senior clinical nursing student

  • Current EMT, Paramedic, LPN -OR- clinical licensure

  • Military experience as medical personnel -OR- senior clinical nursing student is also considered in lieu of licensure

  • Basic Life Support certification (AHA)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of relevant experience

  • Patient care -OR- clinical experience

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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 295095