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 part-time, temporary, day shift, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER.
Under general supervision, the Mental Health Practitioner provides group and individual therapy for clinic patients, following evidence-based treatment protocols
This position is responsible for brief therapy and crisis intervention.
Provide Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services to the patients in the program. This will include individual and group therapy, coaching, case management and crisis management.
Document clinical interactions in the medical chart.
Prepare recovery plans for patients enrolled in the King County RSN.
Screen patients for the program. This will include taking direct referrals, referral from in-patient units and other clinicians in the community.
Offer support, assistance, consultation and education to families, friends, landlords, employers, community agencies, and others who come into contact with DBT patients.
Work with patients’ families and social networks.
Assess crises and determine interventions.
Coordinate medication services with team’s medical staff.
Be aware and sensitive to cultural differences as it may apply to treatment of the patient.
Provide consultation to referring practitioners and other members of treatment community as needed to assure continuity of care for program clients.
Obtain training and education relevant to the needs of program and populations served.
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.
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