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Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
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Req #: 171962
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/18/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $5,870 - $8,153 per month 
Shift: First Shift 

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, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (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.

The HMC Mental Health and Addiction Services has an outstanding opportunity for a MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER LEAD. Under general supervision, the Mental Health Practitioner Lead provides care team leadership and coordination for individuals in the Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis (STEP) program as well as therapy and case management services to patients and their families who are enrolled in services at HMC’s STEP program. This position is responsible for implementing the goals of the program, which are to provide evidence based treatment to individuals experiencing psychosis including primarily Family Education and Case Management. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp), Individual Resiliency Training (IRT) and Family Education Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) are other treatment modalities may also be included in the lead role as needed by the team. The lead will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of patients and provide behavioral health screening and treatment. This lead MHP will be a resource to team members on issues of case management and family education about psychosis. This position will also be part of a team that provides rotating after hour services for HMHAS patients.

  • Organizes and leads team meeting and coordinates the activities of the team members
  • Provides evidence based therapy to patients enrolled in services
  • As part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, works with patients and their social networks to assist in their recovery from mental illness
  • Assesses patient needs and determines appropriate interventions
  • Provides brief crisis interventions and therapy as applicable
  • Participates in case reviews as appropriate
  • Charts patient contact in the electronic health record in a timely manner per policy
  • Collects data for evaluation and quality improvement as assigned
  • Attends staff meetings as appropriate
  • Coordinates medication services with team’s medical staff
  • Leads or co-leads groups as assigned
  • Assists in the development and planning of groups relevant to the needs of clients
  • Prepares information requested by outside agencies such as DSHS, Social Security Administration, and Seattle Housing Authority
  • Participates in rotation of after hour crisis services
  • Provide consultation and direction to other Mental Health Practitioners, volunteers, or students
  • Provide managerial guidance to enable team to meet Fidelity Goals relevant to evidence based practice teams

  • Gives input for hiring and performance monitoring for all team members
  • Provides coverage for other team members as assigned
  • Represents the needs and concerns of the team at relevant meetings
  • Meets productivity standards as appropriate
  • Completes payroll documentation/leave requests in timely manner
  • Attends Unit Meetings as required
  • Participates in HMC Disaster Drills and required HMC training and orientation
  • Provides consultation to referring practitioners and other members of the treatment community as needed to assure continuity of care for program clients
  • Assures regulations related to client confidentiality are maintained
  • Documents and reports services accurately and appropriately according to current state and county requirements
  • Provide liaison with other HMC clinical teams

  • Provides consultation and training to HMC staff and other personnel as requested
  • Acts as Practicum instructor as assigned
  • Acts as mentor for newer staff as requested

  • Participates in individual or group supervision as negotiated with supervisor/manager
  • Participates in HMC ongoing educational opportunities as appropriate
  • Maintains appropriate State of Washington license or registration
  • Obtains training and education relevant to the needs of program and populations served
  • Obtains continuing education to stay current with trends in behavioral health, regulations and other pertinent information

  • Testifies in judicial proceedings in response to subpoenas
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • 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 Project
  • Building a clinical relationship based upon mutuality and partnership
  • Documenting the process of service provision in a recovery model that meets sometimes apparently conflicting requirements such as demonstrating medical necessity
  • Promotion of respect, dignity and social inclusion
  • Cultural considerations in promoting recovery: understanding how recovery principles might be unique in different cultures

  • Multidisciplinary team orientation and appreciation of the mutually affirming roles of peer support and professional services
  • Supportive interventions to assist people to develop their fullest potential (employment, continuing education, housing, community integration, developing social supports, etc.) either directly or as a referral
  • Family education, counseling and treatment (including families of choice)
  • Training and expertise in delivery of brief therapy

    A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work 
    Three years of experience as a Mental Health Practitioner or equivalent. 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.

    Clinical Licensure in the State of Washington such as LICSW, LMHC, or PHD

    Previous training and experience in treatment modalities

    This 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,
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .


    Posted: 2019-11-12 Expires: 2019-12-12

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