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Providence Health & Services Crisis Services Technician - Psychiatric Emergency Services in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Crisis Services Technician (Per diem, Variable Shift) to work in the Psychiatric Emergency Services Department at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

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The Crisis Service Technician (CST) is a professional who in coordination with the Crisis Svcs 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:

  • Provide clerical and phone support to the Crisis Service Counselor

  • Perform general patient care duties

  • Assist 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

  • Provide competent care appropriate to the patient population

  • Provide sensitivity with cultural and religious beliefs

  • Comply with standards when delivering and documenting patient care

  • Recognize the signs of abuse and reports as appropriate

  • Identify role and responsibility in complying with facility and unit specific safety and security policies, plans and procedures

  • Acquire Insurance Pre-authorization when necessary

  • Comply with facility and unit specific infection control, risk management and OSHA guidelines and procedures

  • Participate in professional growth

  • Perform specific business functions

  • Support the team process

  • Set priorities and organizes time

  • Maintain congenial relationships

  • Adhere to facility and department confidentiality policies


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychosocial/Mental Health field or other degrees with like curriculums

  • Must have a Mental Health Counselor License or will procure an Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration within six (6) months of hire

  • American Heart Association (AHA) - Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire

Preferred qualification s for this position includes:

  • Washington State Certification as a Nursing Assistant Certified

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

  • 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 316776