Providence Health & Services Teaching Kitchen Patient Navigator in Milwaukie, Oregon


Providence is calling a Teaching Kitchen Patient Navigator (0.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Milwaukie Hospital.

In this position, you will:

  • Support nutrition services for the Providence Milwaukie Hospital (PMH) Healthy Teaching Kitchen to help achieve the best possible quality, experience and affordability outcomes for patients.

  • Provide supervision and support for the volunteer staff and works as part of an integrated care team that includes registered dietitians, onsite volunteers, and clinic staff to effectively address the needs of patients in a collaborative, patient-centered environment.

  • Have a solid understanding of the various Providence-provided and community-provided resources that relate specifically to food insecurity and can advise patients on how to best take advantage of these resources.

  • Help oversee the daily operations of the Teaching Kitchen and will ensure the highest level of customer service to patients, families, and community partners.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma

  • Valid County Health Department Food Handler's Certification or ServSafe Certification at the time of hire

  • 3-5 years of customer-service experience

  • Computer skills and the ability to accurately and thoroughly input data

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Education in a health-related field

  • Healthcare environment

  • 3-5 years of progressive job responsibility or supervisory experience

  • Experience with patient contact

  • Experience facilitating group sessions and/or discussions

  • English/Spanish bilingual fluency

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 people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Milwaukie

Req ID: 182809