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Providence Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA.

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$20,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment- this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offer by Providence that begin on your fist day of employment.

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We are seeking a Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator Registered Nurse (RN) who will be part of the San Pedro Behavioral Health intake team that evaluates patients on behalf on Little Company of Mary Medical Center – San Pedro within Los Angeles County. The Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator evaluates patients within emergency departments, hospital medical units and community residential centers such as assisted livings, board and cares to determine if patients meet the criteria for Involuntary Hospitalization Holds (5150) and voluntary placement. The Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator also provides make referrals to community resources when patients do not met the 5150 criteria or voluntary placement.

In this position you will:

  • Complete all requirements for Los Angeles County LPS designation to evaluate and/or place mentally disordered persons meeting criteria for Involuntary Hospitalization on 5150 Holds to Providence Little Company of Mary – San Pedro for 72-hour emergency intervention

  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment free from immediate supervision. However, the Behavioral Health Intake Coordinator may be required to contact Behavioral Health Leadership when evaluating medically and socially complex patients to ensure compliance with Los Angeles County LPS laws and organizational policies/procedures

  • Work close with the Behavioral Health intake team and units to coordinate care and transportation to San Pedro

  • Provide care and/or service to a mentally ill geriatric patient population in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional and/or developmental age of the individual served


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Designated as a Behavioral Health Clinician to perform 5150 evaluations within nine (9) months of hire

  • Current CA Registered Nurse

  • Current BLS-HCP – Basic Life Support - for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) - CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date.

  • California Automobile License and Auto Insurance

  • Follow the policies and guidelines by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for LPS designation and keep their designation in current status

  • Three-Five (3-5) years of behavioral health intake experience in a behavioral healthcare setting including assessments and referral functions for acute psychiatry services

  • A minimum of two (2) years of nursing in an inpatient psychiatric unit or psychiatric urgent care center or similar experience

  • Healthcare workplace violence prevention certification within six (6) months of hire

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills

  • Experience in a regulated environment

  • Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Flexibility and strong self-motivation / organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

  • Experience with payers and obtaining authorizations

  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing; physical agility to manage patients; push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds; intermittent sitting, standing, walking, bending and stooping; drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen, and as defined by the RU-91 form

  • Computer experience / literacy as needed for the job

  • Courteous and cooperative service-oriented demeanor

  • Advanced communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, interdisciplinary team physicians and the community

  • Able to fluently speak, read, write and understand English

  • Knowledgeable of mental health and substance abuse conditions and their treatment; levels of care/settings within Behavioral Health; and community resources

  • Flexibility and strong self-motivation / organizational skills to prioritize work and make decisions with minimal supervision

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • BSN from a CCNE accredited education program

  • A minimum of two (2) years of substance abuse treatment experience within an inpatient or outpatient setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity. Providence today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 342345