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CommonSpirit Health Behavioral Health Coordinator in BREMERTON, Washington


Virginia Mason 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 has a dual focus, with responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating the curriculum, education and related academically-oriented work associated with the CHI-Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) Family Medicine Residency Program, and for providing direct care to patients with behavioral health care needs in conjunction with a collaborative care team. Work is performed consistent with scope of licensure and professional standards and in accordance with applicable accreditation/regulatory requirements.

Work includes: 1) planning/implementing a compliant educational curriculum and resident evaluation process for the Family Medicine Residency Program; 2) participating in the selection process for resident positions; 3) providing didactic resident training in behavioral medicine; 4) assessing behavioral health patients, and developing/implementing/updating psychosocial plans of care/treatment as a member of interdisciplinary care team; and 5) serving as liaison between providers and community outpatient mental health resources.

Work requires significant knowledge of the American Board of Family Medicine and Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and related accreditation/certification and academic/professional standards to ensure that the residency program meets all certification and academic standards. Also requires knowledge of regulations as they relate to behavioral science, milestones and core competency assessments, and the principles, standards, protocols and practices relating to behavioral health patient care and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Plans and implements an overall 12-month cycle educational curriculum for the Family Medicine Residency Program in compliance with the American Board of Family Medicine and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) guidelines and related accreditation/certification and academic/professional standards; incorporates the integration of the milestones and entrustable professional activities into the curriculum as dictated by specific family/behavioral health requirements.

  • Interviews all applicants (approximately 80 annually) for family medicine residency training positions and develops/provides an applicant assessment to the Program Director.

  • Provides didactic resident training in behavioral medicine, including, but not limited to: counseling, stress reduction, biofeedback, family advocacy and domestic abuse, communication and organization development; provides behavioral science orientations and other education as requested by the Residency Program Director.

  • Implements 360-degree evaluation system to identify, track and evaluate the development of resident skills in accordance with ACGME goals; ensures the inclusion of dependable measures for assessing residents’ competence.

  • Performs patient assessment/data collection, interprets findings and formulates treatment plans; completes all required documentation in accordance with CHI-FH standards and accreditation/regulatory requirements.

  • Implements and updates psychosocial plan of care and treatment based on patient needs throughout patient’s course of care; serves as liaison between providers and community outpatient mental health resources.

  • Identifies and implements strategies to meet the educational needs of the patient/family/significant others as relates to psychological health and/or substance use; consults with treatment team to provide and manage treatment.


Education/Work Experience Requirements

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

  • Experience in an ACGME-accredited program is preferred.


Current Washington State licensure as either Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Advanced Social Worker (LASW).

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Requisition ID 2021-156370

Employment Type Full Time

Department Family Practice Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Franciscan St. Michael Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.