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 received the 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service for its delivery of high quality health care throughout the community.
Harborview Medical Center's Social Work department has an outstanding opportunity for an ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR. This individual will be responsible for Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Department, and various Ambulatory Clinics (excluding Madison Clinic).
Service-area strategic planning and development, including clinical, teaching and research initiatives
As applicable, departmental budget preparation and management, including operational needs
As scheduled, attend Joint Labor Management meetings and participate in all employee disciplinary activity including grievances as applicable
Oversee departmental compliance with regulatory responsibilities, including surveys, personnel records, credentialing, hospital-wide vaccination/infection control campaigns, and organizational competency evaluations
Oversee recruiting, hiring and orientation and training of all service area Social Work staff working in all capacities; when multiple positions are vacant, provide the supervisor with recommendations and guidance
Encourages development of supervisory skills in areas of goal setting, clinical consultation, and comprehensive assessment of supervisees’ skills
Assesses service area need for group supervision and additional clinical training
Support vendor and HMC compliance with all aspects of ratified contracts under the purview of Social Work, as delegated by the Director of Social Work
Legislative changes which may enhance Harborview’s ability to provide timely and comprehensive care to our mission population
Community partnerships which can be developed to positively influence resource utilization, reduce unnecessary admissions, ease access to services, or bridge transitions of care
Opportunities to leverage existing public resources to enhance funding status for HMC’s mission population
Clinical consultation to staff and direct provision of services to patients/families as indicated
Recommend and collaborate on the development of policies and procedures directing standards of practice in the service area(s)
Oversee the development and implementation of care plans in the assigned service area(s)
Support patient continuity and thoughtful resource utilization through the development and support of clinical programs bridging multiple patient care areas, such as Palliative Care, EMR/Destination One, and inpatient psychiatry
Participate in process improvement initiatives that bridge multiple patient care areas, such as the Anesthesia & Sedation Pathway for Unescorted Patients and the Pre & Post-surgery Planning in Foot & Ankle and Spine Clinics
Continuously mitigate financial risk to HMC by activating multidisciplinary case review for unfunded and self-pay, elective patients via Social Work initiatives: Rapid Response Decision Team (RRDT) and the International Patient Program (IPP)
Oversee internship programs for social work students
Assess need for seminars and group supervision for students in social work and allied disciplines
Master’s degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND seven (7) years of full-time professional social work experience
Four (4) years of experience in a counseling or health care setting, including four (4) years of social work management experience at least two (2) of which must be in a health care setting
Experience writing and managing grants and contracts, including: budgeting, data collection, and overseeing audits
LEGAL REQUIREMENT Active WA State Independent Clinical Social Worker license.
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.