Providence Health & Services Behaviorist Clinical Social Worker in Lynnwood, Washington
Providence is calling a Behaviorist Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (0.8 FTE, Days) to work in Pmg Behavioral Health at Providence Medical Group Northwest Washington in Lynnwood, WA.
The purpose of the Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) department is to help provide the highest quality primary care by addressing the biological, psychological and social factors influencing patients' health and health behaviors. The Behaviorists primary functions within the Patient-Centered Medical Home are providing brief, evidence-based interventions to patients and consultation and trainings to the care team. This individual works within the Patient Centered Medical Home Model in coordination with multiple PCPs and serves as a link to an identified population of patients. Through skilled assessment, education, collaboration and coordination of healthcare and community resources, the Behaviorist assists patients to gain self-efficacy/management skills, achieve optimum functional health status, and quality of life. The Behaviorist assists patients/families, providers and staff to achieve high quality, evidence based, cost-effective, and patient focused outcomes. This person works under minimal supervision and performs all duties in a manner that promotes team concepts and maintains the principles and ethics of their discipline.
In this position you will:
Evaluation, diagnosis and intervention of psychiatric and substance use disorders and related physical health and medical conditions:
Completed chart notes of assessments, mental health evaluations, and treatment plans completed within 24 hours of every encounter and effectively communicates to PCP regarding findings and recommendations.
Experience with integrated care models and experience with brief interventions and team-based care preferred:
Schedules 30 minute visits for follow up visits, utilizes telephone encounters and MyChart secured messaging as adjunct follow-up to maximize the number of patients followed within BH.
Provide documentation consistent with Health and Behavior coding in the electronic medical record for billable mental health visits:
Approximately 70% of provider's appointments are for billable counseling services and the denial rate will be <5%.
Ability to identify and administer appropriate, brief screening measures to assist with diagnostic understanding and treatment planning:
PHQ9 and GAD measures completed at assessment and monthly throughout brief therapy, as defined by counseling for 3 to 6 months.
General knowledge of psychopharmacology and monitoring for adherence and side effects:
Documentation in the EMR includes review of psychotropic medications and consultation with the PCP or psychiatrist when patients are not improving or experiencing clinically significant side effects.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree (MSW) or LMHC or LMFT
2 years of providing social work services
(LICSW) (LMFT) (LMHC) or LICSW within 6 Months of full licensure
WA State Licensure
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Addiction and chemical dependency
Clinical experience with broad and diverse population base
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of an electronic medical records system will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.
The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Behavioral Health
Req ID: 292757