St. Joseph Health Psychiatric Liaison - Part Time in Santa Rosa, California

Would you like a Behavioral Health career at an award winning, Level II trauma center, which has earned the Gallup “Great Workplace” distinction for the last 3 years in a row?

Would you like to work with a values-based hospital whose mission is to provide the best quality care to those in the diverse communities we serve?

If this describes your ideal workplace, then look no further than Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Sonoma County, California!

Located just off the Highway 101 corridor, approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 337-bed acute care hospital providing a wide range of specialty services. The hospital is home to the region's Level II Trauma Center serving the entire Coastal Valleys area, including Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties, as well as coastal Marin County.

We are currently seeking a Psychiatric Liaison to join our team on a part time basis . This position is 32 hours per week with benefits. Must be flexible to working every other weekend.


The Psychiatric Liaison is responsible for oversight and coordination of requests on the medical floors (as appropriate) for Behavioral Health Services including: emergency room evaluations, psychiatric consultations, and referrals to appropriate psychiatric settings including transfer to inpatient psychiatric units as necessary. The Psychiatric Liaison provides psychosocial assessments, community resource information and referrals to patients and families based upon identified patient needs. Performs psychological clinical evaluations and makes independent clinical recommendations based upon clinical assessment. Requires independent psychosocial assessment skills with minimal onsite supervision.


  • Supports care coordination via bio-psychosocial assessment, program linkage, and mobilization of community resources and referrals.

  • Provides assessment for 5150 criteria and determination of appropriate disposition.

  • Ensures placement or linkage to other support services.

  • Responsible for determination and execution of discharge options to appropriate level of care/service, ensures smooth transition of care.

  • Provides clinical input into treatment and discharge plans, ongoing active collaboration and communication as part of multidisciplinary team.

  • Create and maintain referral-base files (i.e) track referral sources.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong background in clinical assessment and treatment.

  • Able to interact professionally with referral sources and patients on phone and in person.

  • Knowledge of and ability to provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution, problem-solving techniques, brief supportive grief therapy and make appropriate referrals to community services for long-term support.

  • Ability to manage conflict.

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively organize a variety of concurrent activities.

  • Skilled at ability to prioritize and multi-task in an ever-changing array of clinical situations.

  • Flexibility in role and responsibilities based on current needs of organization.

  • Ability to attain and maintain certification in management of aggressive behavior as offered by St Joseph Health System.

Education: Masters Degree in Psychology or Social Work.

Experience: At least 2 years experience with psychiatric assessment and

referral preferred.

Training: Training in crisis intervention and management of aggressive

behavior preferred.

License/Certification: California license for independent practice as a mental health clinician such as MFT, LCSW, PhD or licensed MFT or LCSW intern, registered with BBSE, with appropriate supervision as dictated by California State law.


Company: Sonoma County Entities