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Providence Health & Services Dispatcher Security - Full-time Evening in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Dispatcher Security (1.0 FTE, Evenings) to Providence Office Park Portland in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Dispatcher Security that will be a part of the Providence Security Operations Center (PSOC), which is responsible for providing a centralized location for collecting, processing, documenting and disseminating information as it relates to routine and emergency calls for service in the Oregon Region and other contracted facilities. The PSOC operates much like a public 911 center but additionally monitors high risk areas through the use of CCTV, alarms and access control systems.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Respond immediately and appropriately to emergency situations

  • Exercise good judgement with minimal supervision while handling critical calls relating to crisis intervention or life safety

  • Communicate with all callers; excited, emotional, and irate; in a calm, positive, effective and easily understood manner

  • Coordinate with Law Enforcement/EMS/Air Ambulance/Secure Transport for incoming patient into facilities

  • Communicate with the public using good communication and public relations skills, provides information as requested

  • Answer both emergency and non-emergency telephone lines from multiple locations

  • Ensure effective communication and good relations

  • Gather information on nature of event called in and determines the urgency of the response required

  • Document details of the call in the CAD system

  • Initiate urgent and emergency response by security personnel at individual facilities

  • Dispatch security personnel at multiple locations via two way radio

  • Retrieve and relay accurate and detailed information on developing events

  • Dispatch security personnel according to the urgency/priority of the event and availability of security staff

  • Monitor CCTV and critical alarms related to radiological material

  • Monitor alarms; silent/audible panic alarms, door alarms, and burglary alarms

  • Security is considered essential staff and therefore may be required to report to duty or hold over during inclement weather conditions and other emergencies to maintain operational needs

  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service

  • Participate in drills and emergency precautionary demonstrations

  • Maintain confidential information pursuant to applicable privacy laws


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Two (2) years of experience handling complex matters that includes applying organizational policies and procedures

  • One (1) year of experience working in environment with urgent or emergency conditions

  • Experience with 2-way radio systems

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Health care experience

  • One (1) year of experience in dispatching environment experience

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

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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: Evening

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 327524