Providence Health & Services Medical Social Worker - On Call in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an on call Medical Social Worker (0.0 FTE) to our Care Management Department at Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

Our Care Management Social Workers work with the multi-disciplinary teams on the medical floors by providing on going psycho-social assessments and discharge planning Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm. We are looking for on call Social Workers to be scheduled in advance to cover planned time off and potentially short notice requests for coverage, if available.


In this position, you will:

  • Upon referral and based on case findings, provide clinical social work services in the areas of:
  1. Crisis intervention.

  2. Education to patients, families, and significant others involved in their plan of care .

  3. Comprehensive care management, discharge planning and continuing care services.

  4. Referral to community resources.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education

  • Licensed clinical social worker by the Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers - or - must obtain their LCSW within a specified time period of hire date as determined with manager.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year of social work experience in acute care setting

  • Experience in crisis intervention, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing

  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance benefits

  • Knowledge of local resources as well as state and federal programs

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 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 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: Mental/Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 133609