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Mental Health Professional Floater (20hrs/wk) 

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 11/7/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Adult/Youth Inpatient Building  
Description

PURPOSE:
Fill in for Mental Health Professional/Specialist scheduled and unscheduled leave. Provide inpatient therapeutic psychosocial care for voluntary and involuntary adults admitted to the YOUTH OR ADULT INPATIENT UNITS.  Provide leadership in all aspects of the treatment process involving four fundamental responsibilities: psycho-therapeutics, representation of the unit in Kitsap County Superior Court and responsibility for an array of agency and unit-based work practices to ensure unit safety and effective practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Complete intake interviews and documentation with newly admitted clients in a timely manner.  Contact and develop cooperative relationships with those collateral contacts that can assist in development of effective individualized treatment including the nurse, Psychiatrist/ARNP, family members, etc.
  • Develop treatment and discharge plans for both voluntary and involuntary residents.  Include relevant data from both the prescriber’s history and physical and the nursing plan of care when developing the treatment plan.  Maintain plans that are individualized and reflect unmet acute needs the current hospitalization can effectively treat.
  • Conduct therapeutic groups for all clients in the milieu who are appropriate for group therapy.
  • Prepare documentation and testimony for Kitsap County Superior Court mental health hearings.  Identify and prepare relevant witnesses to appear as needed.
  • Participate in a collaborative leadership role with the multi-disciplinary Treatment Team.  Act as advocate for the psychiatric and social needs of the client.  Provide consultation to the physician/ARNP in the development of treatment plans and court testimony.  Be available to YIU/AIU staff as a source for clinical practice and mental health resources.
  • Provide short-term individual, group and family therapeutic services to expedite discharge planning and decrease need for readmission.
  • Maintain and submit records and documentation to meet the regulatory, agency and funding source requirements.
  • Complete crisis stabilization training within 6 months of hire and annually thereafter.Participate in the management of assaultive clients on the Adult and Youth Inpatient Unit as needed.
  • Routinely assess client and staff safety including potential for harm of self, others or to unit property.  Take effective corrective action.
  • Regularly observe effect of current policies and inform supervisor of deficiencies in the program, suggest special projects that may benefit unit and agency.
  • Disclose limited client information as necessary to the position as trained by the Records Dept. Supervisor. Disclosures must adhere to HIPAA privacy and security standards and be logged in detail according to agency policy and procedures. Complete all required training and annual refreshers.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree in related field with two years appropriate clinical experience in providing services to individuals and families; experience in therapeutic residential treatment setting highly preferred.  Experience with the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and co-occurring substance use disorders is also preferred.  Proficiency with computer keyboarding and MS Word is required.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand, sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, talk or listen and lift up to 50 pounds.  Peripheral vision is also required for this position.  A fair degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of one’s body in the temporary physical restraint of some clients.

 
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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