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


Providence is calling a Peer Support Specialist - Emergency Department (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside , OR. The hiring manager will determine the schedule for this role when a job offer is extended to a successful candidate.

$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 Peer Support Specialist - Bh Operations who will be an essential part of the Behavioral Health team. Provides telephonic and in person support and assistance with connection to outpatient behavioral health, substance use and other community services to patients who have recently discharged from the hospital. The peer support specialist may work remotely, in the hospital, clinic, in the community, the patient's home and/or telephonically or wherever the patient will need support. Connects people served with available community services while promoting the use of natural supports and existing community relationships.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct in person and telephonic outreach to assigned patients, within hospitals, clinics and the community

  • Collaborate with patient's care team

  • Identify patient risk of harm to self and/or others, identifies patient's stage of change and implements effective risk reduction, including referring patient to appropriate level of care

  • Understand payer constraints relating to appropriate community referral resources

  • Ensure compliance guidelines are followed for all Federal, State and other regulations, which include, but are not limited to: CMS, The Joint Commission (TJC), EMTALA, COBRA, and HIPAA

  • Escalate problematic or high-risk interactions to manager for assistance

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


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current THW certification in the state of Oregon as a peer in ONE of the following capacities required:

  • Peer support specialist

  • Peer wellness specialist

  • Family support specialist

  • Family wellness specialist

  • Youth support or wellness specialist

  • Maintenance of certification through continuing education hours as outlined by the state of Oregon

  • Valid current drivers license

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

  • One (1) year of providing peer support services

  • Basic computer skills including keyboarding, use of mouse, ability to navigate websites and use common web browser

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience working with patients with chronic, acute and contingent crisis

  • Knowledge of Medication Assisted Treatment

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: Community Service

Location: Oregon-Seaside

Req ID: 325252