Providence Health & Services Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist - Telehealth in California
Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist - Telehealth to our location in Seattle, WA. This position can be remote from any of our 7 state locations ( WA, CA, OR, MT, NM, TX , AK) however a California Clinical Social Worker license is required. This is a night shift position , 12 hour shift, one shift per week (0.3 FTE).
We are seeking a Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist to be an integral part of a behavioral health consult team serving acute patients remotely through an innovative Telehealth platform. This position requires independent clinical decision making, flexibility and an ability to provide a variety of assessment and interventions to a wide range of patient populations in multiple geographic regions. The Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist will assess and triage patients via telehealth without restrictions in gender, age, or medical comorbidity. The Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist will conduct psychosocial assessments of patients in both emergency department and inpatient settings. The Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist is responsible for providing a full range of clinical social work consult services including psychosocial assessment, treatment recommendations, risk assessment, therapeutic interventions, discharge planning recommendations, mental health diagnosis, crisis intervention and may provide a warm handoff to the Psychiatrist on the Enterprise Telehealth team.
The Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist must be able to collaborate and build rapport with patients, staff at the distant site as well as other members of the Telehealth team. The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently, have strong documentation skills and an ability to triage and manage multiple cases concurrently. Compliance with the Social Work Code of Ethics and relevant state specific mental health laws required. The successful candidate will foster collaborative relationships with patients, families, physicians, and other health care professionals. Must be comfortable with use of videoconferencing for assessments. The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes Providence mission, values, and philosophy. In all aspects, he/she serves as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Triage and assess patients via telehealth without restrictions in gender, age, or medical comorbidity.
Responsible for providing a full range of clinical social work consult services including psychosocial assessment, treatment recommendations, risk assessment, therapeutic interventions, discharge planning recommendations, mental health diagnosis, crisis intervention.
Collaborate and build rapport with patients, staff at the distant site as well as other members of the Telehealth team.
Document a complete assessment in the Epic medical record including risk assessment, rationale, recommendations and plan.
Understand and utilize a bio psychosocial approach to assessment and utilizes it with interventions.
Provides patient, family and staff education as needed.
This is a 100% remote position. Candidates must have access to high speed internet and a private and professional space for conducting Telehealth patient assessments.
Compliance with the Social Work Code of Ethics and relevant state specific mental health laws required.
Knowledge of state specific and federal laws related to mental health, abuse, privacy, duty to warn and other relevant regulations.
Willingness to engage in constant quality evaluation efforts and ongoing development and improvement of the program.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in MSW from a CSWE Accredited University.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the ability to be licensed in CA. License must be in good standing with no action against them.
5 years post graduate experience working in an Emergency Department, Inpatient or Outpatient Behavioral Health setting.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
1 year experience working with children or adolescents.
Experience documenting in an Electronic Health Record (EPIC preferred).
About the department you will serve.
Providence Shared Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for our Providence family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.
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Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Social Work
Other Location(s): Montana, California, Oregon, Alaska
Req ID: 267889