Administrative/Support, Education/Training, Social Work, Staff/Administrative
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 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 Medical Center has an outstanding opportunities for 2 Full-Time, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS or Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Clinicians.The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) clinical staff members are responsible for conducting alcohol and drug screening of adults presenting at the HMC Emergency Department and Psychiatric Emergency Services Department who are at risk for the continuum of substance use disorders, including use, abuse or dependence. Clinical staff, who have experience and are Certified Chemical Dependency Professionals (CDP) will be trained to provide screening, using standardized screening instruments, and brief intervention services. The CDP will also implement the SBIRT program's goal to effectively identify and intervene, providing brief interventions and make referrals for chemical dependency assessments, brief treatment and/or treatment based on screening results.The CDP will follow up with clients who have received a referral during a brief intervention, assisting the person to access community providers for chemical dependency assessments and treatment services, mental health services, and/or health care services, as appropriate.CLINICAL AND PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIESUnder general supervision, provides substance use screening and ongoing assessment services.Develops desired treatment outcomes and identifies strategies for achieving them.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.Under general supervision, provides consultation and education to health care professionals on staff regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention of substance use issues.Under general supervision, provides Integrated Brief Interventions, consisting of assessment, feedback to patient, recommendations/referrals and follow-up, to individuals seeking treatment.Under general supervision, 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-establish effective working relationships with such resources, as appropriate.May participate in clinical outcome and program evaluation.Maintains clinical and billing records.Attains and/or maintains a sufficient level of computer knowledge and competence to fulfill required job functions.Performs other duties as assigned.STAFF DEVELOPMENTParticipates in individual or group supervision as negotiated with supervisor/ manager.Participates in HMC ongoing educational opportunities as appropriate.Maintains appropriate State of Washington license or registration.Obtains training and education relevant to the needs of program and populations served.Obtains continuing education to stay current with trends in mental health, regulations and other pertinent information.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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.