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Providence Mental Health Associate in Portland, Oregon


Mental Health Associate (0.9 FTE, Night) to Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

We are seeking a Mental Health Associate (MHA) - Mental Health Adult who will provide patient care under the direct supervision of the RN, with indirect supervision of mental health skills by an employed Mental Health Professional. Provides hospital level and focused patient care, support, and milieu management for patients with behavioral health conditions and illness.


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree -OR- a combination of applicable work experience and education

  • Coursework/Training:

  • Three (3) years of relevant education -OR- training, -OR-

  • Three (3) experience in an intensive psychiatric residential -OR- outpatient setting, -OR-

  • One (1) year in an acute inpatient psychiatric facility

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) Certification and re-certification every two (2) years

  • Current certification and Oregon State license to practice as a CNA2, or have completed the basic CNA and CNA2 program within one (1) year of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • A CNA and CNA2 certification

  • One (1) year experience in an inpatient mental health setting

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: Night

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 358506