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Providence Health & Services Outreach Specialist - Emergency Department *2K Hiring Bonus* in Seaside, Oregon


Providence is calling a Emergency Department Outreach Specialist (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside , OR. This position is full-time and will work Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm.

$2,000 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.

Relocation Assistance may be available to qualified candidates

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

We are seeking a Emergency Department Outreach Specialist that will work with a vulnerable population that has a high utilization of the Emergency Department. The ED Outreach Specialist works in conjunction with patients, team members, hospital staff and community partners to develop and implement strategies that improve the health of individuals who are identified with high utilization of emergency department services. Organizes, collects, reviews and reports health and social information through member home visits and phone outreach, while demonstrating multicultural sensitivity and effective communication skills.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct home and site visits to assess needs, match individuals to identified/needed services, and empowers individuals to access community resources through referrals, education, and outreach

  • Identify patient risk of harm to self and/or others and implements effective risk reduction, including referring patient to appropriate crisis services or another provider

  • Collaborate with the individual's healthcare team to recognize potentially serious problems, thus preventing poor health and social outcomes for individuals and communities

  • Rapidly establishes rapport and alliance with clients

  • Remove barrier(s) to establishing rapport and alliance, and adopts modifications in evaluation and interventions

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


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, or human services field preferred

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider completion, or obtained within one month of hire

  • Valid drivers license & reliable transportation

  • Two (2) years of Experience working with diverse vulnerable populations, community and/or health care organization experience

  • Knowledge of State social service agencies and community resources

  • Knowledge of health systems, health education, motivational strategies, and an empathetic manner working with the underserved

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Direct care experience in a residential and/or outreach position serving vulnerable populations

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: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Oregon-Seaside

Req ID: 325253