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Providence Intake Specialist 1 in Beaverton, Oregon


Providence is calling an Intake Specialist 1 to the Nurse Call Services Department (0.9 FTE, Evenings) at the Murray Business Center in Beaverton, OR.

We are seeking an Intake Specialist 1 who will be a member of the Triage Service Center team, will be the pivotal first line of communication to Triage Service Center patients/clients in a multi-contract, automated work environment which operates 24/7. Answer all incoming calls providing general assistance along with entering demographic and symptom data into the software program based on defined acuity parameters. Immediately alerts the RN or BH clinician of emergency and/or urgent calls or otherwise places calls into queue.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work in a dynamic call center environment. Receives calls from patients/clients, obtain demographic and symptom information

  • Determine if patient/clients need is emergent or urgent and refer them immediately to an RN or BH clinician, if need is not an emergency or urgent call places information in the queue according to acuity guidelines

  • Maintain excellent working knowledge of the RVU (acuity) list, including recognizing urgent/emergent calls that may need an immediate RN/ behavioral health clinician consult including active listening skills, ability to understand the types of concerns the caller is describing, and ability to determine appropriate path of action

  • Have a strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills demonstrated clear, correct, and timely communications and effectively working with both internal and external customers

  • Follow department Quality Improvement procedures

  • Employ learned methods for achieving improved outcomes

  • Display ability to work in an ever-changing environment and participate constructively in change processes

  • Utilize the computer in an efficient and effective manner through continuing education related to software, database and file maintenance

  • Maintain neat, orderly environment

  • Complete annual mandatory education review

  • Be actively participate in Interdepartmental Committees

  • Prioritize individual workload to meet deadlines, fluctuations in call volumes, and rapidly changing priorities

  • Empathize with client/patient concerns and provides information in a professional, detailed manner that is easily understood and is courteous in manner at all times

  • Utilize solid judgment and adhere to all policies ensuring the protection of confidential information related to patient/client information according to internal and HIPAA regulations

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and other meetings as assigned

  • Meet and maintain all productivity/ quality department standards based on the average


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • High School Diploma -OR- GED

  • Coursework/Training: Medical terminology course, or completion within six (6) months

  • Two (2) years in Customer service experience

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Two (2) years post-high school education

  • Certification / Licensure in a health care related field

  • Customer service experience in a Healthcare environment, either general medical and/or behavioral health setting

  • Call Center experience

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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,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Beaverton

Req ID: 275042