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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 (100%, 40 hours per week), day shift, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER. The Mental Health Practitioner will be responsible for providing substance use screening and ongoing assessment serviced to patients on admitted to one of Harborview's inpatient psychiatry units.
Develops desired treatment outcomes and identifies strategies for achieving treatment in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team on the unit
Coordinates treatment and referral services
Provides individual, group and or family counseling services
Provides information on issues related to substance use
Participates in interdisciplinary clinical team meetings
Provides consultation and education to health care professionals and staff regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention of substance use issues
Provides Integrated Brief Interventions, consisting of assessment, feedback to patient, recommendations/referrals and follow-up, to individuals seeking treatment
Utilizes appropriate diagnostic and patient placement criteria
Maintains and demonstrates a current working knowledge of referral resources in the community, especially those serving low income patients
May participate in clinical outcome and program evaluation
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.
Two years of experience in the direct delivery of professional alcohol and drug therapy
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with Department of Health credential in Washington State
Experience working with an interdisciplinary team
Experience and understanding of the Harm Reduction Model of treatment
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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