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Providence Crisis Services Technician in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Crisis Services Technician (1.0 FTE, Variable Shift) to the Psychiatric Emergency Department at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.

The Crisis Service Technician is a professional who in coordination with the Crisis Services Counselor provides crisis management; information; follow-up referrals; and discharge planning to patients and families who present in the Emergency Center with a wide variety of psychiatric, chemical addiction, and psych-social problems.

In this position you will:

  • Provides clerical and phone support to the Crisis Service Counselor

  • Performs general patient care duties

  • Prepares patient for exams, procedures and interviews

  • Take/record patient’s vital signs, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration measures

  • Obtain urine samples

  • Assists with the treatment of patients who are a danger to self or others, violent, or who are detained under RCW 71-05 and similar statutes

  • Provides competent care appropriate to the patient population

  • Provides sensitivity with cultural and religious beliefs


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psychosocial/Mental Health field

  • Must have a Mental Health Counselor License or will procure an Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration within six (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

Preferred qualification s for this position include:

  • Washington State Certification as a Nursing Assistant Certified

  • One (1) year Psychiatry and/or chemical dependency experience in a health care setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

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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: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 276891