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.
Harborview Medical Center's Mental Health and Addiction Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER PROFESSIONAL (SUDP)(Mental Health Practitioner). Under general supervision, the SUDP will provide American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessments in the outpatient Addictions Program and or in the hospital as needed. This position also provides community coordination of care to those patients who are suspected to need SUD and Integrated care of services. This position provides community support to all the Recovery Case management teams in the Behavioral Health clinic.
This position is responsible for implementing the goals of the program, which are to promote community stability of patients by engagement in a multiple integrated service of care 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 SUDP will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of patients and a multidisciplinary team.
Provides substance use screening and ongoing ASAM assessment services at our State Certified Outpatient Facility.
Develops individualized service treatment plan(s) and help individual identify strategies for achieving them.
Coordinates treatment and referral services including inpatient SUD services and other integrated services.
Provides individual, group and or family counseling services.
Provides education on issues related to substance use from harm reduction model to abstinence, based on individual goals.
Participates in interdisciplinary clinical team meetings and coordination of care.
Provides consultation and education to health care professionals on staff regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention of substance use issues.
Provides Integrated Brief Interventions, Evidence Based Practices(s) consisting of assessment, ISP’s and recommendations/referrals and follow-up, to individuals seeking treatment and other resources.
Utilizes appropriate diagnostic and patient placement criteria based on ASAM criteria.
Maintains and demonstrates a current working knowledge of referral resources in the community, especially those serving our mission population -establish effective working relationships with such resources, as appropriate.
May participate in clinical outcome and program evaluation.
Maintains clinical documentation, status reports, summaries, and billing records.
Attains and/or maintains a sufficient level of computer knowledge and competence to fulfill required job functions.
May assist in supervision of volunteers, students, and support staff.
May help in the maintaining up to date information on preventive health care and substance use disorder(s), including curriculum.
Participate in research projects and other special projects as needed.
Performs 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.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Active Substance Use Disorder Professional Certification or Substance Use Disorder Trainee Status with the Washington State Department of Health.
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.