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  • Psychiatric Provider (ARNP or MD)

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/29/2018 5:58 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3259
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    Program Description

    Catholic Community Services’ Counseling, Recovery & Wellness (CReW) Program is a licensed community mental health and substance use disorder treatment program and provider of the King County Behavioral Health Organization (BHO). Our program focuses on serving adults with mental illness and/or substance use disorders to help improve individuals’ quality of life. Range of services includes diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, peer support, case management, group counseling, skills training, care coordination, medication management, and psychoeducation. CReW clinicians provide services in a variety of locations within Seattle downtown and greater King County, including within Permanent Supportive Housing programs, shelters, day centers. Services offered utilize Harm Reduction and Recovery principles, with an emphasis on building collaborative relationships with the persons served as the first step towards lasting engagement in treatment.

     

    Position Description

    The Psychiatric Provider, either an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or a Psychiatrist, provides direct psychiatric services to adults with mental illnesses, many of whom are homeless or formerly homeless and have co-occurring substance use disorders. The Provider works in collaboration with the CReW Program Assistant and Registered Nurse as well as counselors and case managers on the team to ensure quality medical care of individuals with complex needs. The Provider also participates in quality clinical consultation and support to staff on benefits and risks of psychotropic medication as prescribed to individuals with chronic conditions. Psychiatric services are primarily offered at CReW’s downtown Seattle location at the Josephinum Apartments, and other offices within South King County are available as work locations as well depending upon Provider availability and interest.

     

    Hours Per Week: Variable depending on interest/availability; 4-12 hours/week.

    Responsibilities

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    1. Conducts psychiatric assessment of individuals.
    2. Prescribes and provides medication management as indicated.
    3. Provides regular psychiatric/medical consultation and direction to clinical staff.
    4. Coordinates care with other involved medical providers.
    5. Completes all paperwork and record keeping required of position.
    6. Provides periodic in-service training, as schedule permits, to staff regarding psychiatric/medical and clinical issues.

    All employees working in CCS have the responsibility for developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a culturally diverse work environment. Employees’ treatment of each other, their willingness to try new ways and ideas – all these contribute greatly to the organization’s success in providing an open, culturally enriched and diverse workplace

     

     

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Licensed to practice as an ARNP or MD in the State of Washington with full prescriptive authority and DEA certificate in good standing.
    2. Experience working with adults with serious mental illness in an inpatient or outpatient clinical setting.
    3. Demonstrated competence in assessment, diagnosis, medication evaluation and current, sound prescriptive practices for seriously disturbed adults.
    4. Commitment to working collaboratively with staff of diverse backgrounds, training, and levels of experience and to promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary environment.
    5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and positively, both verbally and in writing.
    6. Demonstrated commitment to preservation of a workplace which embraces diversity.
    7. Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach/mentor and support staff.      

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