Social Worker- Behavioral Health

Professional Clinical/Allied Health
2018-R0183614 Requisition #
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Job Type: Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 80

Daily Schedule: 8a-5p

Weekends Required: None

Location: Federal Way, WA.  


Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full time Behavioral Health Specialist for our Franciscan Medical Clinic in Federal Way, WA!  


CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.


Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!


Job Summary:


This job is responsible for coordinating and supporting mental health care with the assigned clinic(s) and for coordinating referrals to clinically-indicated services outside the clinic.  An incumbent functions as a core member of a Collaborative Care team that is made up of the patient’s primary care provider, a psychiatric consultant and, when available, other providers in the primary care clinic.  An incumbent may provide evidence-based treatments or consult with other mental health providers when such treatment is indicated. 


Essential Duties:

Performs patient assessment/data collection, interprets findings and formulates treatment plans.

Implements and updates psychosocial plan of care and treatment based on patient needs throughout patient’s course of care.

Works with treatment team to provide and manage treatment.

Provides effective psychotherapy and brief interventions within scope of practice

Identifies and implements strategies to meet the educational needs of the patient/family/significant others as relates to psychological health and/or substance use. 

Designs effective curricula for education to address psychosocial/behavioral health issues in primary care and leads effective classes for staff/medical practitioners and other behavioral health providers.

Completes all required documentation, in an accurate and thorough manner, in accordance with CHI-FH and/or grant documentation standards.

Monitors the site’s behavioral health capabilities, identifying issues related to patient services and makes recommendations for improvement.


Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.


Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.    


Master’s degree in Social Work and two years of related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities. 

One (1) year of work experience as a member of an interdisciplinary team is preferred.



Must possess a valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LiCSW). 

Eligible to be credentialed and enrolled in Medicare and private payers for reimbursement.



About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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