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 opportunities for 2 full-time, day shift, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS (CASE MANAGER). Under general supervision, the Mental Health Case Manager 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. The Mental Health Case Manager 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 Manager 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 leaveAs part of a multidisciplinary treatment team work with patients and their social networks to assist in their recovery from mental illnessAssess patient needs and determine interventionsMay assist clients obtaining housing and funding as necessary to prevent inappropriate use of crisis servicesFacilitate diversion from voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization when clinically appropriateParticipate in case reviews as appropriateMaintain active case load, size to be determined by supervisor.Complete data logs as assignedChart patient contact in the medical record in a timely manner per policyDevelop and implement patient care plansCarry triage pager as assigned.Collect data for evaluation and quality improvement as assignedAttend staff meetings as appropriateAssess crises and determine interventionsCoordinate medication services with team's medical staffServe as payee for clients unable to handle their own fundsAssist clients in obtaining and retaining housingLead or co-lead groups as assignedAssist in the development and planning of groups relevant to the needs of clientsPrepare information requested by outside agencies such as DSHS, Social Security Administration, and Seattle Housing AuthorityProvide consultation on ethnic minority population to clinical staffProvide administrative supportStaff Development Responsibilities:Participate in individual or group supervision as negotiated with supervisor/managerParticipate in HMC ongoing educational opportunities as appropriateMaintain appropriate State of Washington license or registration.Obtain training and education relevant to the needs of program and populations servedObtain continuing education to stay current with trends in mental health, regulations and other pertinent informationThis 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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.