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Providence Health & Services Mental Health Specialist - Inpat Behavioral Health in Everett, Washington


Providence is calling for a Mental Health Specialist (Per diem FTE, Variable Shift) to our Inpat Behavioral Health at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA.

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Provides therapy treatments under the guidance of licensed therapists.

In this position you will:

  • Provides milieu management of patients using a Trauma Informed Care approach under the guidance and supervision of the RN, or other mental health professionals / social workers on the unit.

  • During the admissions process, may participate in the gathering of information from families as outlined by departmental admission procedures. Gives input and recommendations to the initial care plan including practical and therapeutic approaches that may benefit the patient.

  • Provides feedback and information either directly to the RN and other mental health professional team / social worker members regarding observed behaviors of patients, and charts the information directly into Epic. This includes all activities whether they are within or outside the norm of expectations on the unit.

  • Work directly with the RN's and other mental health professionals to give valuable input and recommendations to the care and treatment plans of the patients throughout their hospitalization.

  • Acts in a collaborative team environment to maintain the effective and proper functioning of the unit by monitoring patient condition and activity. Utilizes various de-escalation techniques as needed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years In an acute or residential inpatient psychiatric facility in a similar role. Applicable internship or practicum experience may be applied towards required years of experience.

  • Maintains composure under pressure

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (BLS Provider) upon hire

  • Agency Affiliated Counselor with Washington State Department of Health required within 90 days on hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Social Science fields (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or other related field).

  • Adult inpatient psych unit: Experience in an adult psychiatric environment.

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of an electronic medical records system will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.

The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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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.

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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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 299884