Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician (LTC/MHT/CNA) Auburn, WA On-Call

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posted on March 22, 2019

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On Call  (Auburn). The Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician for ALF/DOH participates in a multi-disciplinary team to provide intensive rehabilitation services for mental health and personal care in the residential treatment facility for consumers who have a mental/medical illness. Through the provision of a full range of residential care services and service coordination (including assistance with daily living skills, personal care, accessing community resources, psychiatric treatment and medication management, housing, transportation, financial management, socialization and employment), the Long-Term Care and Mental Health Technician assists consumers in setting and attaining short and long term goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide residential care services including:
  • assist consumers in acquiring independent living skills and addressing personal care needs, to include assisting consumers with maintaining environmental and personal hygiene (assist with bathing, pericare and changing clothes);
  • teach problem-solving, goal-setting, social skills and communication skills;
  • provide discharge planning services, matching the consumer with community resources;
  • provide crisis intervention services, as necessary, utilizing skills in verbal de-escalation and management of assaultive behavior;
  • Advocate for consumers with community agencies and professionals, including heath care providers, case managers and the criminal justice system.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals, family members of consumers and significant others.
  • Complete all documentation as required by WACs and company guidelines in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • AA/AS in Behavioral Sciences preferred. No experience required if educational level is AA or above.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in human services or with special needs population required, if educational level is high school or GED.
  • Must possess current Nursing Assistant Certification or current Home Care Aide Certification credential with Washington State.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.
  • Must be willing to complete First Aid/CPR training.
  • Must obtain a Washington State Food Worker’s Card/Permit within 14 days of hire.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-002, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188 or fax to (206) 901-2006, or e-mail to

Primary Care Provider Auburn,WA

Medical Services

posted on March 7, 2019

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We are seeking a Medical Doctor to work full time with full time benefits in the following areas (Auburn). These positions are a professional level position intended to provide primary care medical services at Sound.  Sound offers an opportunity to serve a broad population base across the life spectrum; diagnosing and treating illness, injuries and providing wellness exams. This is primarily a clinical position and incumbents will spend the majority of their time seeing patients, with the same productivity standards and same scheduling guidelines as physicians.  Although knowledge of biopsychosocial issues and holistic care in the treatment of all patients is desirable, the emphasis in this position is in the biomedical and medicolegal areas. This provider will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team addressing whole person, person centered care.

This position requires a substantial level of independence and clinical leadership. The MD will do initial medical evaluations as well as follow up on cases that have been seen by other staff providers.  The position is supervised by the Chief Medical Officer.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance

Essential Functions:

  • Independently evaluate patients for the purpose of determining a differential, medical diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.
  • Assess patients for acute care needs and general wellness.
  • Prescribe medications, which are within his/her licensing purview.
  • Coordinate with clients’ care team(s) to facilitate integration of medical issues with overall treatment planning
  • Screen patients for concurrent non-psychiatric medical conditions and provide appropriate care and, or referral(s).
  • Order all appropriate laboratory tests to determine a differential diagnosis and assure safe prescription of medications.
  • Assess for medication side effects and treat when appropriate, following guidelines set by accepted professional standards and any other applicable standards of care.
  • Consult with the treatment teams or other agency and non-agency providers on issues related to an individual patient’s treatment and overall treatment planning. Liaison with behavioral health providers and care team members.
  • Attend and participate in medical staff meetings, as required.
  • Obtain supervision, consultation or guidance by an agency psychiatrist or the medical director in cases as needed.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform other functions, e.g. teaching, supervision of nursing staff and students, inter- and interagency committee responsibilities, as assigned. These responsibilities may include provision of group staff consultations without the presence of a staff psychiatrist.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to clinical work at Sound.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in clinical work at Sound.

Skills:

  • Previous experience independently diagnosing, treating and prescribing for medical conditions is desirable, especially across the lifespan.
  • This individual should be comfortable being supervised by physicians and functioning collaboratively with other team members.
  • The ability to work as an integrated member of an interdisciplinary team addressing holistic care across domains.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • At least 2 years previous experience as an ARNP, preferably in acute care, or behavioral health setting.
  • Current license as a Medical Doctor in Washington State and applicable DEA for WA State
  • Understanding of all federal and state regulations including HIPAA and OSHA.
  • Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner preferred.
  • Buprenorphine waiver preferred or willingness to complete within 90 days of hire.
  • The ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid is required. Certified in CPR/BLS.
  • TB and Hep B titers required.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

 

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

Residential Nurse (RN or LPN) Auburn, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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On Call (Auburn). The nurse participates in a multi-disciplinary team and will have primary responsibility for assessment and delivery of quality nursing care, in residential and/or outpatient setting.  Evaluate clients’ health care needs, monitor and/or administer medications, coordinate and track medical issues for clients, refer/accompany clients to appropriate medical resources within and outside the agency.  May provide active outreach to client’s place of resident.  The position reports primarily to the Nursing Coordinator and may have additional reporting to clinical program manager of the program nurse is serving.

Essential Functions:

  • Observe, assess, record and communicate clients’ behavior.
  • Perform and document physical assessments as needed, per nursing protocols.
  • Perform and document physical assessments as directed during emergency situations.
  • Development of consumer assessment and treatment plans as related to medical needs or as indicated.
  • Monitor and/or administer all prescribed medical treatment, including medications.
  • Promptly identify medication side effects and initiate appropriate corrective actions.
  • Provide training for clients and staff regarding the use and effects of psychotropic medications.
  • Participate in collection, processing and documentation of laboratory specimens as needed.
  • Communicate with pharmacies to obtain prescribed medications.
  • Maintain clean and well-stocked nursing area.
  • Schedule and participate in ongoing consumer medication reviews.
  • Prepare and incorporate necessary reports, summaries and progress notes into client charts as part of clinical record.
  • Participate in ongoing program development and assessment as needed for program stability, including weekly meetings.
  • Perform liaison duties with other agencies and secures resources on behalf of clients.
  • Participate in staff meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Make necessary arrangements with counselors/case managers for hospitalization of clients when indicated.
  • Advocate for culturally relevant services from other service providers.
  • Advocate for clients with community agencies and professionals, including health care providers and the criminal justice system.
  • Develop knowledge base in physical disability, chronic illness and rehabilitation.
  • Represent nursing services on Quality Assurance and related committees as requested.
  • Provide training to newly hired nurses.
  • In certain clinical programs, nurse may be required to transport clients or deliver medications using own vehicle or agency vehicle.
  • Maintain working relationships with community and government agencies, other professionals and family members/significant others of clients.
  • Complete all documentation as required.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of services.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations and SMH policies and procedures.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with OSHA and agency-designated safety regulations.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to my work at SMH
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in my work at SMH.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of nurse practice laws.
  • Ability to make independent medical decisions; to initiate emergency medical treatment; to communicate clearly and concisely (orally and in writing) issues related to the department, and to organize one’s supervisory and consultant support when needed.
  • Capacity to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds; good diagnostic skills and capacity to work with students and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications.
  • Motivated to develop expertise in serving persons with mental illness.
  • Previous experience working with mentally ill individuals preferred.
  • A valid Washington State license as Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse,
  • Valid WA state driver’s license, be insurable and have access to a motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Agency Affiliated Counselor credential within the first 30 days of hire.

 

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Medical Assistant Bellevue, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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Full time position, with full time benefits (Bellevue). Provides various administrative and clinical duties in support of the medical team members.  Works directly with psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  Tasks include taking vitals, handling pharmacy calls, preparing consumers for meetings with medical team members, and offering ongoing support to the medical team members as needed.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide assistance in preparing consumers for consultations with medical team members.
  • Take vitals of consumers.
  • Provide instructions on the use of medications, home care and general health information as directed by medical team members.
  • Handle pharmacy/prescription calls, following up as required to ensure accurate and ongoing care.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle equipment appropriately, cleanly and safely.
  • Be responsible for collection and maintenance of data, providing clear and timely documentation.
  • Provide liaison between main desk and medical team members to ensure timely and orderly flow of consumers.
  • Adhere to consumer processes and procedures based on best practices.
  • Maintain worksite areas, ensuring they are clean and well supplied.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboratively working with medical team members on meeting clinical goals and measures.
  • Comply with HIPAA/Confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Sound, including the ability to integrate values of respect, compassion, excellence and stewardship.
  • Attend and participate in medical team member meetings, as required.
  • Maintain all clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform all other functions as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Understand, apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • Strong commitment to working with individuals with a mental illness/personal care need.
  • Ability to interview clients and take vital signs.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work as a team member.
  • Ability to learn new tasks and skills quickly.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.
  • Ability to manage crises with professionalism.
  • Compliance with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, Sound policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Performance of job duties in accordance with OSHA and company-designated safety regulations.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • AA/AS in Behavioral Sciences preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in human services or with special needs population required, if educational level is high school or GED. No experience required if educational level is AA or above.
  • Must be able to obtain a WA State Medical Assistant-Registered credential within the first 60 days of hire.
  • Individuals currently possessing a WA State Nursing Assistant-Certified, Nursing Assistant-Registered or Medical Assistant-Certified credential are preferred and will meet the requirement for a WA credential.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.  Must have WA state driver’s license and insurable driving record as well as reliable transportation

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-330, 6400 Southcenter Blvd Tukwila, WA 98188 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

 

Adult Psychiatrist or ARNP Auburn, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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We are seeking an Adult Psychiatrist or ARNP to work full time (40 hours/week) with part time benefits (Auburn). The incumbent will receive administrative supervision from the manager of each program to which the incumbent is assigned.  The position will be supervised by the Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and/or the Chief Medical Officer.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 100% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation, 11 Paid Holidays, and Life Insurance.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform comprehensive evaluations of assigned patients for the purpose of determining a differential, psychiatric diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.
  • Direction and/or participation in the treatment process for all patients under his/her care.
  • Assess patients for psychiatric/psychotropic medication necessity.
  • Prescribe psychotropic medication related to psychiatric concerns.
  • Order all appropriate laboratory tests to assist in determining a differential diagnosis and to monitor the safety of prescribed medications.
  • Consult with other internal and external providers on a shared patient’s treatment and treatment plan.
  • Review for appropriateness and sign or assist in determining alternatives to all internal agency and external documents that require physician signature and pertain to patient treatment and welfare.
  • Attend and participate in medical staff meetings, as required.
  • Maintain all clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform all other functions as assigned by the Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and/or Chief Medical Officer.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.

Skills:

  • Psychiatrists should be well versed and updated in psychopharmacology
  • An understanding of a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic models would be advantageous, particularly those associated with short-term, or solution focused approaches.
  • Skill in working with multidisciplinary teams is also desirable.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree.
  • Completion of accredited psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.
  • Submit and maintain a current Medical Practice License for Washington State and applicable DEA for WA State
  • The ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid is required.
  • WDL, insurable driving record and reliable transportation necessary

Salary = DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-205, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to 

Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist Bellevue, WA

Medical Services

posted on February 21, 2019

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Part time position with part time benefits (Bellevue). This position is a professional level position intended to provide psychiatric services in our agency through the prescribing and monitoring of medications, evaluation of psychiatric status, and consultation to non-medical staff. This is primarily a clinical position and incumbents will spend the majority of their time seeing patients, with the same productivity standards and same scheduling guidelines as physicians.  Although knowledge of psychosocial issues in the treatment of all patients is desirable, the emphasis in this position is in the biomedical and medicolegal areas.

This position requires a substantial level of independence and clinical leadership.   The NP will do initial psychiatric evaluations as well as follow up on cases that have been seen by a staff physician.  The position is supervised by the Chief Medical Officer.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all Part-time team members including Medical & Dental Insurance: Premium 75%-88% paid by Sound for team-member coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday, 401K, 3 weeks of Vacation (pro-rated for part – time), 11 Paid Holidays (pro-rated for part – time), and Life Insurance

Essential functions:

  • Independently evaluate patients for the purpose of determining a differential, psychiatric diagnosis and biopsychosocial case formulation.
  • Assess patients for psychiatric/psychotropic medication necessity.
  • Prescribe the psychiatric or psychotropic medications, which are within his/her licensing purview.
  • Coordinate with program manager in assigned programs to facilitate integration of medical issues with overall treatment planning
  • Screen patients for concurrent non-psychiatric medical conditions and refer for appropriate care.
  • Order all appropriate laboratory tests to determine a differential diagnosis and assure safe prescription of medications.
  • Assess for medication side effects and treat when appropriate, following guidelines set by accepted professional standards and any other applicable standards of care.
  • Consult with the treatment teams or other agency and non-agency providers on issues related to an individual patient’s treatment and overall treatment planning. Liaison with primary care physicians and their staff.
  • Attend and participate in medical staff meetings, as required.
  • Obtain supervision, consultation or guidance by an agency psychiatrist or the medical director in cases as needed.
  • Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency policy.
  • Perform other functions, e.g. teaching, supervision of nursing staff and students, inter- and interagency committee responsibilities, as assigned. These responsibilities may include provision of group staff consultations without the presence of a staff psychiatrist.
  • Understand recovery concepts in behavioral health.
  • Apply recovery concepts, as appropriate to clinical work at Sound.
  • Synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in clinical work at Sound.

Skills:

  • Previous experience prescribing psychotropic medications is desirable, especially within a community mental health setting.
  • If the position is to work with children, then child ARNP certification is necessary or adult certification with child prescribing experience and intent to be certified in child.
  • If the position is mainly to work with adults or older adults, then adult ARNP certification is required, with corresponding experience desirable.
  • This individual should be comfortable being supervised by physicians and functioning collaboratively with other team members.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Requires a current nursing license in the State of Washington, a current license to prescribe medicine in the State of Washington,
  • Current license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Washington State and applicable DEA for WA State.
  • The ability to be reimbursed for services by Medicare and Medicaid is required.
  • At least 2 years previous experience prescribing psychotropic medications desired, preferably in community mental health setting.

Salary:  DOQ

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound, Attn: Alexis Owens, Job #18-129 6400 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila WA 98188, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to