Mental Health Clinician

Dignity Health San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 1 week ago


St. Mary's Medical Center has been caring for the health of San Franciscans since 1857 when it was founded by eight Sisters of Mercy from Ireland.

It is an accredited, not-for-profit hospital, located across the street from Golden Gate Park. It is a full-service acute care facility with more than 575 physicians and 1,100 employees who provide high-quality and affordable health care services to the Bay Area community.

Home to advanced medical practices, such as the nation's first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory, innovating orthopedic and spine surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation, and a state-of-the-art cancer center. St. Mary's Medical Center is one of San Francisco's leading hospitals, offering patients a full range of outpatient and inpatient services delivered with the human touch. Strategies and business development are centered on Oncology Services, Cardiac Services, and Orthopedics.


Applies Dignity Core Values to the performance of every job duty. These Values include Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship, and Excellence.

Is responsible for performing duties in accordance with the philosophy and standards of SMMC under the direction and supervision of the RN. The MHC is responsible for gathering physiologic and behavioral data, providing therapeutic interventions and emotional support for patients. The MHC is responsible for leading behaviorally and process oriented therapy groups.

The MHC is also responsible for making psychodynamic observations based on social learning theory. The MHC is part of the treatment team and participates in developing treatment plans. The MHC will assist in running the milieu based on a solid theoretical framework of milieu therapy, including psychodynamic, behavioral and crisis intervention theory.

Applies Dignity Core Values to the performance of every job duty. These Values include Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship, and Excellence.


  • Must have demonstrated effective interpersonal and leadership skills. Second language skills preferred.

    Demonstrated ability to work in a stressful environment. Demonstrated ability to educate and motivate staff to improve skills. Must possess a strong theoretical base in developmental, systemic and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

  • Aggression management training. Masters Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, nursing, human development or other related health field. Relevant post-graduate education (18 months/27 units) from an accredited college or university may be substituted if the curriculum is comparable (developmental theory, psychopathology, clinical theory.)

  • Complete annual safety training. Complete and maintain department specific training.

  • Must have leadership ability and good communication and interpersonal skills. Physical ability and flexibility to participate in physical restraint of patients. An ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language without difficulty.

  • Must have a current BLS for the health care provider certification.

  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field or equivalent professional experience


  • Second language skills preferred
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