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Youth Evaluation & Treatment Unit Program Manager 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 8/1/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
Location Adult/Youth Inpatient Building  
Description

PURPOSE:
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU) and ensure quality services are provided.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide clinical leadership and supervision of the daily operations of the YIU. Monitor and make program revisions as necessary to improve the continuity of care and quality of services and to ensure customer satisfaction with treatment.
  • Ensure a smooth admission and discharge process. Ensure that consumers have clearly delineated treatment goals, nursing care plans and discharge plans upon admit as required. Work within guidelines set by funding sources as they regard length of stay criteria.
  • Ensure that internal systems are in place to efficiently communicate treatment goals and interventions to all program staff in a consistent manner. Facilitate treatment team meetings. Provide training and conduct informational meetings for staff as necessary
  • Work with Court Coordinator to coordinate and direct the court process within the established timelines to facilitate successful legal outcomes. Provide ongoing consultation and problem solving with the court commissioner, county prosecutor, and defense attorney.
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment. Implement the KMHS critical incident reporting procedure and ensure that timely debriefings are conducted with involved staff as appropriate.
  • Direct and maintain the process to provide accurate and complete data necessary to develop and assess identified outcomes for the YIU. Develop and monitor program budgets. Ensure that all program documentation is completed and submitted accurately and timely, in accordance with the agency requirements.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all applicable RCWs, WACs and other regulatory and contractual requirements. Develop and maintain a comprehensive procedure manual that accurately reflects program operations
  • As needed work with the KMHS CLIP Coordinator to coordinate admits, court proceedings, and admissions/discharges from CLIP. Work with other counties within the PRSN to ensure they have access to the YIU and are informed of any procedural changes.
  • Maintain effective, ongoing communications with KMHS outpatient programs, emergency services, and outside referral entities. Develop, implement, and communicate program goals and changes.
  • Work closely with consumer’s families, advocacy groups, Ombuds services, and other community providers to ensure an open and receptive communication process regarding their concerns.
  • Provide direct supervision to all supervisees. Recruit, hire and develop qualified staff including ongoing coaching and timely performance appraisals.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call mental health professional coverage for the agency as scheduled.
  • Support and comply with the KMHS affirmative action program.
  • Coordinate and lead Trauma Informed Care work environment. Develop stress management plan for self and reports in trauma informed supervision.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

SUPERVISES: Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health Professionals

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’ degree in social, behavioral or nursing disciplines or current license as an RN in Washington. Minimum two years experience working with individuals with mental illness. Minimum of two years supervisory experience, preferably in inpatient milieu. Mental Health Professional qualified and child mental health specialist preferred. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrates strong leadership abilities in complex situations. Computer experience highly desirable.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to sit, use hands to finger or handle, reach with hands and arms, and talk or listen and lift up to 25 pounds. A fair degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the
infrequent, yet essential, take downs on the unit.

 
Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.
 

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