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Providence Mental Health Specialist in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Mental Health Specialist (Mental Health 4W, Variable, 0.5 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. 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 monitor all patients. Provide structure and safety by setting limits and developing therapeutic rapport with the patients. Make ongoing observation of patients' behavior and assisting in crisis management. Work under work under the guidance of RN/ANP, or Assessment Specialist.

  • Answer crisis calls. Completes risk assessments. Make appropriate crisis interventions. Initiates appropriate referrals. Document crisis calls and the actions taken on the appropriate forms. Make follow-up calls with patients when appropriate and completes documentation.

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

  • Possibly requested to order and maintain office supplies for the unit. Answer phones, screen visitors, enter orders in the computer, schedule appointments at the direction of RN/ANP, or Assessment Specialist. Knowledge of word processing and data entry.


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Individuals not BLS certified or current with certification at hire will receive training to meet this requirement

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, 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: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 279080