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 Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER, VITAL TEAM. Under general supervision of the Mental Health Practitioner Clinical Supervisor and Manager, this position provides intensive engagement, behavioral health care-management, linkage and therapy services for individuals treated by the Vital team. This program provides intensive case-management services to high utilizers of King County Jail as part of a multi-program and multidisciplinary team. The position will report to the Vital team supervisor and the Harborview Mental Health and Addiction Services (HMHAS) Clinical Supervisor and Manager.
This position will provide assertive outreach, engagement and treatment services, to Vital clients as provide linkage and coordination with on-going services at HMHAS.
CLINICAL AND PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES
As part of a multidisciplinary team provide intensive behavioral health treatment, case management and advocacy services for Vital clients.
Work with patients and their social networks as appropriate
Assess patient needs and determine interventions
Facilitate diversion from voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization when clinically appropriate
Work in collaboration with KC staff and Vital staff assigned to the the team to create treatment plans and ensure effective linkage to long term services
Participate in case reviews as appropriate
Provide linkages to services from mental health, substance abuse, developmental disability and other behavior health services appropriate for patients discharged fro the ED.
Chart patient contact in the HMC medical record and the multidisciplinary record at Reach
Develop and implement patient care plans,
Collect data for evaluation and quality improvement as assigned
Attend staff meetings as appropriate
Provide coverage for other team members as assigned
Represent the needs and concerns of the team at relevant meetings
Meet productivity standards as appropriate
Participate in community program planning
Maintain required daily entries in computer log
Complete payroll documentation/leave requests in timely manner
Attend HMHAS meetings as required.
Participate in HMC Disaster Drills and required HMC training and orientation
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
Provide consultation and training to Reach and HMC staff.
Act as Practicum instructor as assigned
Act as mentor for newer staff as requested
Participate in individual or group supervision as negotiated with supervisor/manager
Participate in HMC ongoing educational opportunities as appropriate
Maintain appropriate State of Washington license or registration.
Obtain training and education relevant to the needs of program and populations served
Obtain continuing education to stay current with trends in mental health, regulations and other pertinent information
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 Appropriate clinical licensure or registration in the State of Washington.
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.