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Providence Health & Services Mental Health Specialist in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Mental Health Specialist (Mental Health, Day Shift, 0.8 FTE) to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Continuously monitoring all patients. Providing structure and safety by setting limits and developing therapeutic rapport with the patients. Making ongoing observation of patients' behavior and assisting in crisis management. Works under works under the guidance of Clinical Social Worker, and/or Charge Nurse. Provide patient care as directed. Participate in community meeting and other groups as assigned.

  • Completes risk assessments. Makes appropriate crisis interventions. Initiates appropriate interventions. Documents crisis response and the actions taken. Communicate observations to the multi-disciplinary treatment team regarding patient condition and behavior or an unusual reaction of the patient.

  • Provides input to treatment team regarding identification of clinical problems for individual patients. Assists in problem solving and management of the milieu. Participates in team approach to patient care. Establishes positive working relationships and role models healthy communication skills.

  • Answers phones, screens visitors, knowledge of word processing and data entry.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field.

  • Must have knowledge of mental health issues, both theory and practice; crisis intervention techniques; assessment techniques; understanding of family systems dynamics; and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Must have strong crisis intervention, assessment, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year previous experience working in an inpatient or outpatient setting with the mentally ill.

About the clinic you will serve.

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Day

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 260632