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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.
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.
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 team’s 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.
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