Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 3/16/2021

Behavioral Navigator (PRN)- Psych Therapy Adult

We believe our people are our strength and we take our employees’ health seriously. From medical coverage and life insurance to retirement plans, paid time off and much more, Steward Health Care provides you with a variety of benefits to address your unique needs.

Retirement & Savings

  • 401K

Other Perks

  • Low Cost parking
  • Up to 20% employee discount-Gift shop, onsite Café and Cafeteria

St. Joseph Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.

Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:

  • Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
  • Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
  • Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
  • A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
  • A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.

You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.


This position evaluates psychiatric patients in the Emergency Department and makes recommendations to the Emergency Department Physician as to the disposition of those patients. Consults with attending psychiatrists as needed.

This position also evaluates patients throughout the organization, as requested or urgently, who are in need of mental health assessments.

This position facilitates or recommends appropriate referrals or preventative services, treatment and support for populations with alcohol, drugs and/or substance abuse.


ED and Behavioral Health Directors, BH Medical Director



Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center. Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance. Performs face-to-face private, confidential interviews with patients to assess the needs of patients from referrals directed by the Emergency Department physicians/staff;

Provides individualized counseling as needed. Documents to the patient's confidential medical record in accordance with HIPPA, industry, and compliance standards;

Makes referrals to community agencies when appropriate. Completes mental health assessments as requested in the medical units throughout the organization; Responds to all emergent situations: Code BERT or GREEN;

Other duties as assigned.


Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs into the plan of care; Directs support personnel in implementing patient’s plan of care; Collaborates with inter and intra professional colleagues to ensure quality outcomes; Provides education/consultation as needed; Participates in team and or departmental meetings and activities; Respects hospital diversity.


Completes annual education requirements; Maintains competencies relevant to position; Promotes a culture of patient safety which results in the identification and reduction of unsafe practices; Performs analysis and report of various metrics as requested; Actively maintains a valid license to practice behavioral health independently in the state of Texas.


Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments.


Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care.


  • Skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, and disposition of Behavioral Health patients;
  • Knowledgeable about services available to Behavioral Health patients;
  • Computer skills are essential;
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.

Education: Master’s degree (MA, MS, MSW) or Doctorate in Psychology or Social Work.

Experience (Type & Length): 1-2 years’ direct experience required.


Certification/Licensure: Licensure at the independent level in the state of Texas; Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) are encouraged to apply.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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