There is one (1) opening for a full-time permanent Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4) within the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA), Office of Health Professions, Washington Recovery and Monitoring Program (WRAMP). This recruitment may be used to fill other HSC 4 positions within the section. To learn more about HSQA, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/HealthSystemsQualityAssurance Agency Profile The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. DOH recognizes that employees are our most valuable resource. We trust them to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce. To learn more about DOH, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov. Primary Duties This position functions as a designated agency expert on chemical dependency supporting the department's mission to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State. On behalf of the disciplinary authorities identified in the Uniform Disciplinary Act, the incumbent specializes in the process of monitoring health care professionals who may be impaired by substance abuse. S/he provides professional expertise through development and oversight of monitoring contracts, this includes, but not limited to, identifying, assessing and monitoring health professionals; referrals to appropriate community resources for treatment and other needs; education and outreach services to the health care community and other stakeholders on chemical dependency, appropriate interventions, and facilitation of early entry into treatment and monitoring. This position is focused on: •Protecting the public from impaired practice by using clinical skills and judgment to intervene in the event of non-compliance or relapse to include but not limited to: ?Removing the professional from practice. ?Adjusting the health professionals contract to add time, increase testing, etc. ?Refer the health professional to their licensing body for further action.
•Assisting the health professional to achieve and remain in recovery. •Monitoring the health professional's program participation. •Consultation and support of Boards/Commissions and other stakeholders on chemical dependency issues.
Required Qualifications NOTE: Experience may have been gained concurrently. •Current Washington State licensure as a Chemical Dependency Professional, Mental Health Professional, Social Worker, or related field. •A Bachelor's degree or higher in an allied health; AND three (3) or more years (full-time equivalency) of professional or consultative experience within a health services program. •Intermediate-level experience using case management type software systems (e.g. AOS) to enter, navigate, maintain, monitor, update, and research information.
The Department of Health protects and improves the health of people in Washington State.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
Our programs and ser...vices help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
•Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
•Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
•Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
•Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
•Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies