Providence Health & Services Oncology Patient Advocate in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Oncology Patient Advocate (0.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

Be a part of a warm, caring oncology health care team providing services to patients and families throughout all phases of the cancer continuum. If you are passionate about providing psychosocial services, end of life care, and group therapy, we have an on call opportunity that floats between oncology clinics, primarily for daytime coverage and occasional evening group therapy sessions.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide psychosocial services to patients, families and significant others facing the impact of a potential or actual diagnosis of cancer.

  • Have duties that include clinical practice, education, and research.

  • Provide services to patients and families throughout all phases of the cancer continuum, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, end of life care, and bereavement.

  • Facilitate psychosocial services which include individual, family and group counseling, education, advocacy, discharge planning, home care planning, case management, and program development.

  • Be an integral part of the health care team and contributes to the development and coordination of the overall treatment plan.

  • In collaboration with other disciplines, link patients with a variety of services necessary to meet the cancer patient's multiple needs.

  • Facilitate services that are provided to both inpatients and outpatients.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in social work from an accredited graduate program

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure within 2 years of accepting position

  • 3 years of oncology or hospice experience

  • Knowledge about oncologic diseases and their treatments, psychosocial implications for individuals and families, appropriate interventions and available community and governmental resources

  • Knowledge of the usual course of cancer and its treatment so that patients and families can be helped to anticipate and deal with changes in daily life

  • Basic computer skills including the ability to navigate the Internet

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: Patient Services

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 134730