Website Unity Care NW
Health Care for everyone
Job Type: Full-time
Sign-On Bonus: $5,000
Compensation: Salary/exempt, $77,600 to $95,000 per year with room to grow based on performance
Who We Are
Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center ( FQHC) that has been proudly and successfully serving the greater Whatcom County area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham & Ferndale, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health and dental care, as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing almost 300 caring and compassionate employees, our mission is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.
Safety is our priority through the Covid-19 pandemic. To learn more about what we’re doing to ensure the safety of patients and staff, please view the following website: https://unitycarenw.org/safe/.
What We Value
We have an inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate our Values in Action in all that we do. We value each individual on our team and aim to onboard a diverse workforce of the very best talent, whose ambitions and values align with ours.
UCNW believes mental & emotional health is an important part of overall health and wellness. We aim to be a medical home to our patients, providing the services necessary for a healthy mind & body within a single health center through our Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) program. In this program, behavioral health services are integrated with medical care to help patients meet their health care goals & access other community resources needed to be healthy such as housing, food & legal assistance.
As the Primary Care Behavioral Health Supervisor, you would oversee the PCBH program at UCNW’s medical clinic. This would include managing, evaluating, & coordinating the program while providing supervision, including clinical supervision, to the PCBH team of clinical social workers, counselors & psychologists. Responsibilities also include ensuring the financial sustainability of the program & providing direct services to patients in the Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) role.
The BH Consultant (BHC) is a unique role that bridges the gap between traditional mental health care and Primary Medical Care. The BHC works within the primary care clinic’s health care team and collaborates with the primary care provider (PCP) in managing the overall health of their enrolled population. The BHC also works with specialty behavioral care, including counselors and psychiatric staff, by managing behavioral needs at the lowest level of care, coordinating between internal levels of care, and supporting patients as they exit specialty care. As the BH Consultant, you would help improve recognition, treatment, and management of psychosocial/behavioral problems and conditions presented by patients. You would provide consultation services to patients referred by the primary care team & deliver brief, solution-focused services to patients and PCPs using the integrated care model. You would also respond to urgent and emergent BH issues that arise in the clinic & work with patients to identify health goals and to achieve behavior change to help achieve those goals. You would additionally identify and reduce challenges in life domains which impede the achievement of health goals.
What We Offer
Full-time employment without the overhead work and costs of running a private practice
Fully implemented EMR system (Athena Practice, formerly Centricity) with one-on-one training provided
Outpatient work only – no call
Competitive compensation package
Ongoing, in-house leadership training
1-on-1 executive coaching with our Organizational Development Specialist
Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
Continuing Education benefit
Reimbursement of state license renewal fees
Generous paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility
Alternative transportation incentive
Wellness reimbursement benefit
Ability to apply for loan repayment via the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-for information see http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/
Ability to apply for loan repayment via the Washington Student Achievement Council-for information see http://www.wsac.wa.gov/health-professionals)
Independent license as a Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist or Psychologist in Washington State or be eligible to obtain one
Qualify as an ?Approved Supervisor under the Washington State Department of Health’s requirements for supervising license candidates per Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-809-234 (https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/670130.pdf)
Mental Health Professional (MHP) acknowledgement from the Washington State Department of Health (https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/611014.pdf) or be eligible to obtain one
At least 5 years’ direct clinical experience, preferably with community health populations in a primary care behavioral health model
At least 2 years’ experience supervising & mentoring employees
Experience &/or training in the principles of integrating BH assessment & treatment in the primary care setting
Knowledge of Washington State Medicaid programs as well as general knowledge of state mental health system functions, requirements, & changes
Experience with Medicaid patients and related clinical insurance knowledge
Demonstrated success working with and relating to individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds & socio-economic levels with co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, & physical health issues, treating them with sensitivity & respect
Strong supervisory & management skills
Candidates with applicable experience or similar qualifications are encouraged to apply!
Live in a community consistently rated as one of the most desirable in the USA! Nestled on Bellingham Bay at the foot of the Cascade Mountains just a short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the San Juan Islands, Bellingham is home to over 80,000 people and surrounded by several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer:
Recreational & Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)
Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School, & Outstanding K-12 Educational System)
Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)
Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums, Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants)
If you are passionate about helping everyone have the opportunity to live their healthiest life, please visit our Careers Page to apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/01ab991b-8943-482a-9a66-9faa7b131dec/Unity-Care-NW or contact Vicki Curtis, Provider Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-788-2661. For news on our organization & future job postings, please follow us on LinkedIn at https://bit.ly/363mfhv!
Unity Care NW has an Employee Health Program for the safety of our patients and staff. The program requires all employees to receive annual flu immunizations. In accordance with Washington State Proclamation 21-14, Unity Care NW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
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