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Providence Psychiatric Emergency Services Counselor in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Psychiatric Emergency Services Counselor (0.6 FTE, 24 hours per week Variable Shift) to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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We are seeking a patient and caring individual to provide crisis management and intervention to patients and their families.

In this position you will:

  • Performs crisis triage

  • Assess immediate safety of the patient and the environment.

  • Assess acuity of patient clinical issues and prioritize responsibilities as appropriate.

  • Explains and establishes safety rules and information about the department and environment.

  • Leads interaction to maintain safety on the unit and elsewhere in the hospital as required

  • Evaluates psychiatric, cognitive, emotional and behavioral status of a patient in crisis

  • Provides competent care appropriate to the patient population Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Older Adult

  • Assess data relative to age of patient (chronological or cognitive).

  • Interpret data based on age-specific parameters.

  • Plan, modify, and deliver care based on age of patient.

  • Works with professional colleagues to arrive at safe referrals or admission, according to patient’s age, culture and/or developmental stage


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psycho-Social related field

  • Must have one of the following licenses

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate (LICSWA) or Agency Affiliated Counselor Certification - Within 6 months of hire

  • AHA BLS upon hire

  • One (1) year experience in the area of crisis evaluation and intervention in an acute psychiatric setting with an emphasis on quick assessment skills

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

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

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: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 351828