Providence Health & Services Qualified Mental Health Associate - Emergency Department in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an on call Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) to the Emergency Departments in our Providence Medical Centers in Portland, Oregon.

Our QMHAs provide services as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the emergency department which includes physicians, social workers, nurses and many other caregivers. QMHAs are scheduled to work 12 hour shifts in our emergency departments at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center. The shifts are from 7 AM to 7:30 PM / 12p - 12:30a / 7 PM - 7:30 AM.

Our current opening is for on call only.

On calls must be willing to be scheduled for both shifts and locations. Our on calls are primarily scheduled in advance however short notice requests for coverage may also occur. We do not require on call to be available for short notice requests.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide intervention and continuity of care to patients with behavioral health concerns and/or severe psycho-social stressors.

  • Have interventions that involve providing supervision, emotional support, behavioral intervention, and basic care needs while functioning in the role of Qualified Mental Health Associate.

  • Perform all duties in a manner which promotes team concept, culture of excellence and accountability.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science field or a combination of at least 3 years of work, education, training, or experience

  • Must meet qualifications of a Qualified Mental Health Associate as identified by OARS 309-032-001 through 1295

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHS-BLS) certification within 60 days of hire

  • Annual training in Prevention and Management of Assaultive Behavior (PMAB) within 60 days of hire

  • 2 or more years of experience providing direct care assistance to individuals with behavioral health concerns and/or severe psycho-social stressors and/or Development Disabilities

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in mental health related field such as social work, psychology, and/or counseling

  • Crisis Intervention or emergency 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

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 206558