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Mental Health Access Center Clinician (LICSW, LMFT or LMHC) - Spokane

Location: Renton, WA Additional Locations:

Job Number: 852979 Date posted: 01/08/2020
Ensure that consumers obtain appropriate mental health and/or chemical dependency treatment by providing clinical screening and triage, clinical consultation, and/or authorization of behavioral health services to appropriate Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington staff and contracted community providers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assuring consumers obtain the appropriate mental health and/or chemical dependency treatment.

  • Provides clinical screening and triage, clinical consultation, and/or authorization of behavioral health services to appropriate KFHPW staff and contracted community providers.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent, continuous post-masters experience treating or coordinating care of patients with behavioral health problems.
  • Education
  • Master's degree in behavioral sciences.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Unencumbered license to practice in the mental health field in the state of Washington either as a Certified Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist or Social Worker required by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of DSM IV.
  • Knowledge of ASAM criteria.
  • Knowledge of managed care treatment philosophy and treatment modalities.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of diagnosis and age groups.
  • Familiarity with mental health and chemical dependency levels of intensity.
  • Treatment Planning and utilization management skills.
  • Crisis management skills.
  • Computer skills in a Windows environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Utilization management experience is preferred. #MH
  • Primary Location: Washington,Renton,Renton Administration - Glacier 1200 SW 27th St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU Therapist Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Behavioral / Mental Health Department: Mental Health Resource Sch Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

    About Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care Careers

    Backed by a committed interdisciplinary team of health care professionals, you'll provide high-quality treatment for patients with behavioral health and/or bio-psychological concerns, including those in psychological crisis.

    With the strength of our network at your fingertips, you'll be sure your patients receive prompt, appropriate referrals across our organization with no barriers to the continuity of care. Opportunities and specialty settings range from substance abuse to social work and autism to eating disorders.


    • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors
    • Case Managers
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Clinical Social Workers
    • Health Educators
    • Marriage and Family Therapists
    • Medical Social Workers
    • Psychiatric Social Workers

    Specialty Settings:

    • Addiction Medicine/Chemical Dependency
    • Autism
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Eating Disorders
    • Employee Assistance
    • Geriatrics
    • Help Line/Psychiatric Call Center
    • Home Health
    • Hospice
    • Medical Social Work
    • Neuropsychology
    • OB/GYN
    • Palliative Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET)
    • Psychiatry (Adult, Adolescent & Child)
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