As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), day shift, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER - CLINICAL SPECIALIST. Under general supervision, the Mental Health Practitioner - Clinical Specialist provides case management and brief therapy to patients enrolled in services at Harborview's Mental Health and Addictions Outpatient Clinic.This position is responsible for implementing the goals of the program, which are to provide day to day case management and recovery support as well as delivery of brief therapy, including, but not limited to, Evidence Based Practices such as Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), etc. The Mental Health Practitioner – Clinical Specialist will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of patients and provide behavioral health screening and treatment. This clinical specialist will be a resource to team members on issues of behavioral health and brief therapy interventions. This position will also be part of a team that provides rotating after hour services for Medicaid patients enrolled in the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO). RESPONSIBILITIES:CLINICAL AND PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides case management and brief therapy to patients enrolled in servicesAs part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, works with patients and their social networks to assist in their recovery from mental illnessAssesses patient needs and determines appropriate interventionsProvides brief crisis interventions and therapy as applicableParticipates in case reviews as appropriateCharts patient contact in the electronic health record in a timely manner per policyCollects data for evaluation and quality improvement as assignedAttends staff meetings as appropriateCoordinates medication services with team's medical staffLeads or co-leads groups as assignedAssists in the development and planning of groups relevant to the needs of clientsPrepares information requested by outside agencies such as DSHS, Social Security Administration, and Seattle Housing AuthorityParticipates in rotation of after hour crisis services for all patients enrolled in the BHOProvide consultation and direction to other Mental Health Practitioners, volunteers or studentsTestifies in judicial proceedings in response to subpoenasPerforms other duties as assignedADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides coverage for other team members as assignedRepresents the needs and concerns of the team at relevant meetingsMeets productivity standards as appropriateCompletes payroll documentation/leave requests in timely mannerAttends Unit Meetings as requiredParticipates in HMC Disaster Drills and required HMC training and orientationProvides consultation to referring practitioners and other members of the treatment community as needed to assure continuity of care for program clientsAssures regulations related to client confidentiality are maintainedDocuments and reports services accurately and appropriately according to current state and county requirementsTEACHING/TRAINING:Provides consultation and training to HMC staff and other personnel as requestedActs as Practicum instructor as assignedActs as mentor for newer staff as requestedSTAFF DEVELOPMENT:Participates in individual or group supervision as negotiated with supervisor/managerParticipates in HMC ongoing educational opportunities as appropriateMaintains appropriate State of Washington license or registrationObtains training and education relevant to the needs of program and populations servedObtains continuing education to stay current with trends in behavioral health, regulations and other pertinent informationRECOVERY TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES:Understanding and using the ten fundamental components of recovery from the national consensus statement on recovery (hope, self-direction, individualized and person-centered, empowerment, holistic, non-linear, strengths-based, peer support, respect, and responsibility) plus resiliency, added by the Washington State Transformation ProjectBuilding a clinical relationship based upon mutuality and partnershipDocumenting the process of service provision in a recovery model that meets sometimes apparently conflicting requirements such as demonstrating medical necessityPromotion of respect, dignity and social inclusionCultural considerations in promoting recovery: understanding how recovery principles might be unique in different culturesMultidisciplinary team orientation and appreciation of the mutually affirming roles of peer support and professional servicesSupportive interventions to assist people to develop their fullest potential (employment, continuing education, housing, community integration, developing social supports, etc.) either directly or as a referralFamily education, counseling and treatment (including families of choice)Training and expertise in delivery of brief therapyThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work ANDTwo years as a Mental Health Practitioner or equivalent, one of which must be in a clinical specialty area. Eligibility for recognition by the State of Washington as a clinical specialist, under the community mental health regulations may be required. May be required to be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/ certification/registration.DESIRED:Clinical Licensure in the State of Washington such as LICSW or LMHCDual licensure in Mental Health and Chemical Dependency
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