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 Mental Health Practitioner - Clinical Specialist. (Full-Time, First Shift, Days)
Under general supervision, the SBIRT, Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Clinical Specialist provides consultation, teaching to the multidisciplinary teams and initial screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adults admitted to the Emergency Department and the inpatient units as well as brief therapy to individuals referred. This position is meant to be the senior clinician and resource for the SBIRT team.
This position is responsible for implementing the goals of the program, which are to provide screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment as well as short-term case management, brief therapy, crisis intervention, and referral to services to adults seeking SUD services as well as engagement for those in pre-contemplation. They will be expected to be able to work with a wide variety of patients and professional colleagues and provide consultation re substance use disorder screening, care planning and treatment. This clinical specialist will be a resource to team members on issues of substance use disorders, motivational interviewing, and internal and external resources related to SUD.
Provides screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for HMC patients.
As part of the SBIRT team provides consultation, screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment, for patients and their social networks.
Assesses patient needs and determine interventions.
Provides SUD screenings and intakes.
Uses motivational interviewing techniques.
Provides brief crisis interventions and brief therapy as applicable.
Participates in case reviews as appropriate.
Charts patient contact in the electronic health record in a timely manner per policy.
Collects data for evaluation and quality improvement as assigned.
Attends staff meetings as appropriate.
Assesses crises and determine interventions.
Coordinates medication services with team’s medical staff.
Leads or co-leads groups as assigned.
Assists in the development and planning of groups relevant to the needs of clients.
Prepares information requested by outside agencies such as DSHS, Social Security Administration, and Seattle Housing Authority.
Provides consultation and training to HMC staff and other personnel as requested.
Acts as Practicum instructor as assigned.
Motivational Interviewing and ASAM training and skills.
Multidisciplinary team orientation and appreciation of the mutually affirming roles of peer support and professional services
Supportive interventions to assist people to develop their fullest potential (employment, continuing education, housing, community integration, developing social supports, etc.) either directly or as a referral
Family education, counseling and treatment (including families of choice)
Master's Degree in behavioral sciences, such as psychology, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, vocational or educational counseling, or social work AND Two years as a Mental Health Practitioner or equivalent, one of which must be in a clinical specialty area.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Certified as a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP)
Appropriate clinical licensure or registration in the State of Washington.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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.