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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Psychiatric Liaison - Psychiatric Emergency in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Psychiatric Liaison for the Psychiatric Emergency Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Part Time - 64 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days (Variable Shift)

Job Summary:

Responsible for oversight and coordination of requests on the medical floors (as appropriate) for Behavioral Health Services including: emergency room evaluations, psychiatric consultations, and referrals to appropriate psychiatric settings including transfer to inpatient psychiatric units as necessary. Provides psychosocial assessments, community resource information and referrals to patients and families based upon identified patient needs. Performs psychological clinical evaluations and makes independent clinical recommendations based upon clinical assessment. Requires independent psychosocial assessment skills with minimal onsite supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports care coordination via bio-psychosocial assessment, program linkage, and mobilization of community resources and referrals.

  • Provides assessment for 5150 criteria and determination of appropriate disposition.

  • Ensures placement or linkage to other support services.

  • Responsible for determination and execution of discharge options to appropriate level of care/service, ensures smooth transition of care.

  • Provides clinical input into treatment and discharge plans, ongoing active collaboration and communication as part of multidisciplinary team.


  • Able to interact professionally with referral sources and patients on phone and in person.

  • Knowledge of and ability to provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, brief supportive grief therapy and make appropriate referrals to community services for long-term support.

  • Ability to manage conflict.

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively organize a variety of concurrent activities.

  • Skilled at ability to prioritize and multi-task in an ever-changing array of clinical situations.

  • Flexibility in role and responsibilities based on current needs of organization.

  • Ability to attain certification in management of aggressive behavior as offered by St. Joseph Health System.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work.


  • Inpatient experience with adult psychiatric patients.

  • Strong background in clinical assessment and treatment.


  • California license for independent practice as a mental health clinician such as MFT, LCSW, PhD., Or

  • Licensed MFT or LCSW intern registered with BBSE with appropriate supervision as dictated by California State law.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - Training in crisis intervention and management of aggressive


Experience: 2 years Experience with psychiatric assessment and referral.

Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).

Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Sonoma County Entities

Category: Behavioral Health

Req ID: R364001