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Providence Health & Services Court Liaison/Behavioral Health Educator - Psychiatric Unit in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Court Liaison/Behavioral Health Educator(Full time, Day Shift) at the Psychiatric Unit of Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

As the Court Liaison, under the supervision of the Medical Director and Inpatient Manager, will assist the Psychiatrist to determine the individuals who will be attending court and conduct chart review of those patients. As an educator, under supervision of the Behavioral Health Services Director, use available resources and approaches based on hospital protocols, policies and procedures, provide staff continuing education, orientation, and individual staff development.

In this position you will:

  • Notify patient of court date and location and obtain from them the appropriate paperwork one day prior to court

  • Prepare and provide all necessary paperwork including but not limited to chapters 71.05 and 71.34 RCW

  • Provide reports of client history, circumstances of admission and course of treatment

  • Provide legal documents pertaining to the involuntary detention of persons at the hospital as required by the Thurston County Superior Court

  • Ensure the completion of filing of all ITA related court orders or accompanied documents including but not limited to LRAs and involuntary detention orders

  • Set goals and objectives for self and the department and implements action plans to meet these goals


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • BSN

  • Candidates must qualify as a Mental Health Professional in Washington State. (At least 2 years of recent supervised Psychiatric Inpatient Experience)

  • Minimum of 2 years of Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing Experience

  • BLS

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • MSN

  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience

  • Certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

  • Experience with and understanding of ITA Court Hearings in Washington State and related RCWs

About the clinic 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 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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nursing - Other

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 239232