DSHS Community Hospital Bed Administrator
Be part of a dynamic motivated team with a strong reputation of success. In this role, be a key leader in the development and implementation of this new program that would allow long-term Mental Health hospitalization to be provided in community settings instead of in state hospitals.
Fast forward, your first 6 12 months, you have:
Identified facilities who are interested in contracting with the state to provide psychiatric hospital services in a community settings for individuals on long-term (90+ days) court orders.
Developed and monitored the implementation of policies and procedures to provide involuntary treatment services for individuals on civil court orders of 90+ days outside of the state hospital.
Some of what you'll do
Update leadership on progress and compliance regarding the use of community based long term inpatient psychiatric services.
Work with stakeholders to identify policy issues and potential solutions
Coordinate project with other initiatives
Implement strategies to reallocate state hospital beds to local community beds, to include:
Following up with interested facilities
Coordinating workgroups for development of an implementation plan
Coordination with courts and legal systems for involuntary treatment procedure changes
What we're looking for
Professionals who possess a Master's degree in behavioral health related field or a minimum of a bachelor's degree with 10 years' experience working in a public behavioral health system
Experience of community based behavioral health care, including recovery supports, national and local trends, and practice models of care
Working knowledge of federal and state behavioral health statutes, rules and regulations including Medicaid regulations
Your success in this role will be assisted by your knowledge of Washington State's community behavioral health system, including outpatient and inpatient care systems and coordination of treatment, understanding of crisis and commitment services, community psychiatric hospitalization and pertinent RCW and WAC as related to behavioral health services
Experience with writing, executing and monitoring state contracts and agreements
Completed application will include the following:
Questions? Contact Ben Lloyd. Supplemental Information
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.