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MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

University of Washington


Location:
Seattle, WA 98104
Date:
10/15/2020
2020-10-152020-11-14
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MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

Req #: 183402
Department: HARBORVIEW MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 10/14/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,965 - $7,105 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center 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. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER. The Mental Health Case Practitioner provides case management for assigned patients with serious and persistent mental illness. This position on the Recovery Case management teams provides engagement, case-management, outreach and linkage as well as counseling services.

This position is responsible for implementing the goals of the program, which are to promote community stability of patients by engagement in mental health services and treatment planning as well as assistance in securing and maintaining housing, benefits and culturally relevant treatment to meet their needs, and to assist patients in developing meaningful and productive activities. The Mental Health Case Practitioner will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide intensive mental health case management services for an assigned panel of patients during periods of staff leave
  • As part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, work with patients and their social networks to assist in their recovery from mental illness
  • Assess patient needs and determine interventions
  • May assist clients obtaining housing and funding as necessary to prevent inappropriate use of crisis services
  • Facilitate diversion from voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization when clinically appropriate
  • Participate in case reviews as appropriate
  • Maintain active case load
  • Chart patient contact in the medical record in a timely manner
  • Develop and implement patient care plans
  • Collect data for evaluation and quality improvement
  • Coordinate medication services with teams medical staff
  • Serve as payee for clients unable to handle their own funds
  • Assist clients in obtaining and retaining housing
  • Lead or co-lead groups as assigned
  • Assist in the development and planning of groups relevant to the needs of clients
  • Prepare information requested by outside agencies such as DSHS, Social Security Administration, and Seattle Housing Authority
  • Provide consultation on ethnic minority population to clinical staff
  • Provide consultation to referring practitioners and other members of treatment community as needed to assure continuity of care for program clients
  • Assure regulations related to client confidentiality are maintained
  • Assure regulations related to monitoring clients who are on a Least Restrictive Order are maintained
  • Testify in judicial proceedings in response to subpoenas
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS:
    A Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work OR Bachelor's Degree in nursing or a behavioral science AND three years' of experience in the direct delivery of professional mental health care.
    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/ registration.

    DESIRED:
    Fluency in Spanish

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    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 environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


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