Job Description

Location: The Medical Center of Southeast Texas
Posted Date: 5/26/2021

Do you want to work in a family-like environment with unparalleled leadership committed to providing quality care? Come join our family at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas!

We offer competitive benefits package: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Student Loan/ Tuition Reimbursement, and many other perks!


The Behavioral Health Navigator Director will work with teams comprised of corporate and hospital staff to create structures and processes to support the successful integration of behavioral health patients with primary care and outpatient services to alleviate gaps in care and provide a continuum of quality services to improve overall patient health. The Behavioral Health Navigator Director serves as the primary liaison for coordinating inpatient or community services for patients presenting to the emergency department for psychiatric services. Through screening, the Behavioral Health Navigator Director will provide early detection, brief intervention, and referral for patients with behavioral health problems (e.g., mental health and alcohol & drug related health problems). They will also provide direct services to psychiatric patients of all ages in a hospital emergency department setting, including evaluations and level of care assessments along with other duties as assigned. The Behavioral Health Navigator Director is responsible for conducting appropriate assessments of the patient and providing any psychosocial intervention as needed. The Behavioral Health Navigator Director will accept referrals from the outpatient areas, refer to community agencies as necessary and provide education/consultation to clinical staff to ensure achievement of quality outcomes.


  1. Master’s degree in a clinical field with appropriate licensure (LMSW, LPC).
  2. Five years experience in mental health care, with a minimum of two years management experience.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  5. Knowledge of area community mental health resources
  6. Experience in referral development and community education.
  7. Documentation of competency in providing BLS and CPI, per unit specific competency.

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas 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:

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

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.

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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