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Opiate Program Clinician/Coordinator 

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 10/10/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Kitsap Mental Health Services (Main Campus)  

Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team while demonstrating the clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients. To provide integrated substance use disorder and mental health treatment for KMHS clients to include assessment, collaborative treatment planning, individual, family, and group therapy and perform all duties necessary to comply with relevant Kitsap County Chemical Dependency Treatment Contracts and all other regulatory agencies.


  • Responsible for a variety of specialized clinical activities. Ensures that policies and procedures are implemented, maintains their integrity, monitors patient status assuring safety, and plays a role in the education of clinical staff and patients.
  • Works with the Nurse Care Manager and OBOT Medical Director, assists with patient recruitment and helps determine whether patients meet program inclusion criteria.
  • Provides patient education regarding program and its requirements. Ensures the integrity of the treatment consent process between OBOT program staff and patient.
  • Responsible for program coordination activities including screening patients for eligibility, enrollment, scheduling clinical procedures, and follow up visits - many of which require multidisciplinary coordination between other providers.
  • Initial assessment of social, medical, mental health, substance abuse and medication history.
  • Acts as liaison between primary care and specialty physicians, inpatient/outpatient nurses, and other clinical providers regarding eligibility, enrollment and progress of program participants.
  • Works collaboratively with other clinical staff. Participates in conferences related to the OBOT program.
  • Consistently uses clear concise and effective written/oral communication and complies with program policies when sharing/documenting relevant patient care data.
  • Works with pharmacy and the OBOT team in obtaining medication orders, prescriptions, refills, and communication as needed. Follow State and Federal guidelines in providing care to opioid dependent patients in collaboration with licensed, prescribing physicians and pharmacy.
  • Completes data collection forms for patients; ensures accurate entry into electronic medical record and state reporting tools. Collects pertinent data using appropriate assessment techniques.
  • Responsible for maintaining the program electronic medical record content. Works with IT staff on data/user interface as needed. Responds in a timely manner to authorized data requests.
  • Serves as liaison/reference to physicians/staff members with questions regarding program, procedures and requirements. Compiles required records and other audit materials as needed.
  • Ensures that the patient's Pharmacy is appropriately involved in program.
  • Conforms to agency standards and regulatory standards (e.g., FDA, DEA, DBHR, etc.) of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights.
  • Follows established agency policies and procedures, including infection control and safety procedures. Utilizes agency Values for decision making and to facilitate the agency's mission.
  • In addition to the above, any responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
Position Requirements

Bachelor Degree in social services/health related field preferred; significant experience working with clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Concentration in social science/health related field preferred. Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) or Professional Trainee License preferred. 3+ years clinical or administrative experience preferred. Strong interpersonal skills including patient communication and education. Tact and diplomacy to motivate and educate others. Highly organized, detail oriented, timely and works productivity across clinical departments. Ability to input/analyze data and generate reports. Sensitivity to ethic, cultural, gender; beliefs and behaviors. A valid WA state Driver License and reliable, insured transportation are required.

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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