University of Washington School of Public Health
Chemical Dependency Case Manager (DOH4077) - Washington State Department of Health
Closing Date: May 23, 2018
Posted: May 16, 2018
As a designated agency expert on chemical dependency, you’ll support 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 you’ll specialize in the process of monitoring health care professionals who may be impaired by substance abuse.
In this position you’ll be providing professional and thorough development and oversight of monitoring contracts, that includes, but is 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 healthcare community and other stakeholders on chemical dependency, appropriate interventions, and facilitation of early entry into treatment and monitoring.
You’ll also focus on:
• Assisting the health professional to achieve and remain in recovery.
• Monitoring the health professional’s program participation.
• Providing consultation and support of Boards/Commissions and other stakeholders chemical dependency issues.
What will you be doing? – Duties include:
• Providing expertise and consultation in areas related to identification, monitoring and recovery of health professionals whose practice may be impacted due to substance use disorders.
• Developing and managing monitoring contracts using knowledge and clinical skills related to chemical dependency treatment and recovery, related services, and regulation.
• Serving as a consultant to assist in evaluation of health professional’s ability to safely return to practice.
• Using clinical skills and judgment to intervene in the event of non-compliance or relapse to include removing the professional from practice, adjusting the health professionals contract to add time, increase testing, etc., and referring the health professionals to their licensing body for further action.
• Coordinating with department programs, outside agencies and organizations, and other stakeholders in regards to the substance abuse monitoring program and management of program clients.
• A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related field; AND three or more (3) years of professional or consultative experience within a health services program.
• Current Washington state licensure as a chemical dependency professional, mental health professional, social worker, or a related profession.
• Experience using case management software systems such as AOS to enter, navigate, maintain, monitor, update and research information.
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.
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you.