Careers with Chaplaincy Health Care

Chaplaincy Health Care focuses on the entire person – their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Through all our services we guide, comfort, and care for people experiencing serious illness, end-of-life, behavioral health issues, and grief.

The types of people who thrive here are highly committed and place value on service to others and strive for improvement. We are caregivers in service to our clients, patients, families and each other.

If the values and attributes above resonate with you, we invite you to explore our job listings and the possibility of joining our team. We employ ARNPs, RNs, CNAs, Chaplains, Social Workers, and various administrative staff. To apply for employment, please complete our formal application and background check authorization form.

Current Openings 

For more information, please feel free to call us (509) 783-7416 or email us.

Hospice House CNA

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Part Time | Non-Exempt | Not Benefit Eligible

 

Policy:

  • The NAC is responsible for personal care services to patients in the Hospice house
  • The NAC helps provide and maintain bodily and emotional comfort and assist patients to achieve maximum quality of life in the Hospice House. 
  • The NAC functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide patient care and supportive services according to a written plan of care
  • The NAC receives general supervision from the Clinical Nursing Supervisor and direct supervision from the Hospice House Nurse (RN and/or LPN).

Knowledge/Ability/Skills Required

  1.  Ability to accept a wide variety of assignments, and to adjust to changing situations.
  2. Ability to read and to write clearly, concisely, and legibly.
  3. Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to patients and families.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team.
  6. Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance.
  7. Ability to perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

 Qualifications

  1.  High School Diploma or General Education Degree
  2. Minimum 18 years of age
  3. Current valid Washington State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  4. Experience working as a nursing or therapy assistant preferred.

Regular Duties

Provides or assists with personal patient care in accordance with the total written plan of care and written/verbal instructions for patient care prepared by a RN or LPN.  Specific duties may include the following:

  1.  Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, and toileting.
  2. Meal preparation, including specified diet and diet reinforcement.
  3. Assist with medications under supervision of the RN limited to:
  4. Communication of appropriate information to the patient regarding the medication.
  5. Application or installation of skin, nose, eye, and ear preparations only under specific direction of the supervisor. (Reference:  WAC 248-31-155 (5)
  6. Assist with specific nursing procedures as determined appropriate by the nurse supervising the patient’s care program utilizing principles of clean technique and skills of observation to note the patient’s response to treatment.
  7. Participate in therapy activity and ambulation programs as outlined by the physical, speech or occupational therapist and according to individual patient’s tolerance level.
  8. Assist with other prescribed ambulation and exercises.
  9. With physician’s orders and under supervision of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor, or Hospice House Nurse, give enemas; and perform irrigations, including urinary catheter and colostomy care.
  10. Employ preventive measures and treatments of skin breakdown per written/verbal instructions.
  11. Change dressing: dry, non-sterile, with specific instructions, supplies, and necessary equipment.   Dispose properly of used dressings.
  12. Assist patient with transfer between bed, chair, wheelchair, or walker.
  13. Assist patient on/off bedpan, urinal.  Record color and amounts of urine, color and consistency of stool when ordered.
  14. Give perineal care, clean and diaper incontinent patient.
  15. Turn patient per physician’s orders.  Position patient in proper alignment.
  16. Take temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure when ordered.
  17. Massage back when appropriate.
  18. Perform household services to maintain a safe and sanitary environment
  19. Do laundry essential to the comfort of the patient.
  20. Perform light cleaning of patient’s room, and other rooms, as specified.
  21. Change bed linens.
    1. Empty trash.
    2. Clean equipment and appliances
  22. Restock supplies
  23. Teach family members how to care for sick family member.
  24. Employ and teach sound infection control practices.
  25. Write a progress note visit and record other pertinent information as instructed by supervisors in accordance with Hospice House record keeping procedures.
  26. Observe and recognize changes in the patient’s and/or family’s conditions and needs and promptly report changes to Hospice House RN.
  27. Maintain open communication with supervisory personnel regarding any independent observations or actions taken in patient’s case management.
  28. Initiate emergency procedures in accordance with agency policy.
  29. Attend Hospice House staff meetings, care conferences, in-service education presentations, and other meetings pertinent to job function.
  30. Consult with Clinical Nursing Supervisor for clarification of organizational policy, to receive evaluation of practice and develop general skills
  31. Perform related duties as required.
  32. All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information”.

 Agency Requirements

  • Must pass criminal background and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must satisfy state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing.
  • Must have reliable personal transportation, and current and valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Must demonstrate support and adherence to the mission, vision and values as set forth by the agency.
  • Is responsible for knowledge and compliance with agency policies and practices (e.g., fire, safety, disaster, infection prevention, etc.).
  • Must maintain and protect patient, client, and agency business sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Must practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a need to know basis only and using the minimum necessary standard regarding protected health information.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions).
  • Must complete agency and departmental orientation and training programs.
  • Must complete all ongoing and mandatory education and training

RN, Hospice House, Days

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Accountable to: Clinical Nursing Supervisor

Policy:

  • The registered nurse (RN) is a member of the interdisciplinary team under the supervision of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor.
  • The RN is to identify patient/family needs
  • The RN coordinates services to provide preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill and their families in accordance with approved Care Plans and Hospice policies and procedures.
  • The RN directs the work of the LPN, NAC, and volunteers working in the Hospice House.
  • The RN demonstrates commitment to the philosophy, goals and objectives of the hospice concept by utilizing teaching, assessment, and intervention skills to maximize the quality of life of patients and families in the Hospice House setting.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills Required:

  • Ability to accept a wide variety of assignments and adjust to changing situations.
  • Ability to read and write clearly, concisely, and legibly.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to patients and families in both routine and crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance in accordance with dress policy.
  • Ability to perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

Qualifications:

  • Current Washington State license as a professional registered nurse.
  • At least two years nursing experience, preferably with one year oncology, home health or hospice nursing.

Agency Requirements:

  • Reliable car for daily transportation.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing and criminal background screening.
  • Physical Demands: be able to transfer, lift, and position patients.
  • Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of having received the series, or declination.
  • Complete the Hospice House orientation and training program.

Essential Functions

  • Accept responsibility of care for patients admitted to or transferred into the Hospice House setting.
  • Conduct an initial assessment of patient and family needs, including physical, emotional, social, and spiritual factors.
  • Initiate and update the individualized plan of care in collaboration with the IDT.
  • Accomplish nursing assessments of all the unit’s patients during the shift according to policy.
  • Administer medications and treatments to patients.
  • Request additional assessments and services from other disciplines on the team as needed.
  • Assess patient/family knowledge of disease and care and determine deficiencies in that knowledge.
  • Evaluate the patient/family’s ability to learn and follow instructions.
  • Provide education, instruction and information as needed.
  • Provide direct nursing care to patients to achieve the highest level of comfort, continuity of care and quality of life.
  • Observe signs and symptoms, reactions to treatments, including drugs, and report changes in the patient’s physical or emotional condition to the physician.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families in a nonjudgmental atmosphere.
  • Affirm patient/family life-style and involve them in decision making regarding care.
  • Coordinate care with other interdisciplinary team members and community resources. Provide continuity of care when patient is transferred back into the home setting.
  • Maintain complete, accurate, current patient records in accordance with Hospice record keeping procedures and requirement.
  • Participate in shift to shift report, monitor and report changes in patients’ condition or family situation, and participate in assessing the need for changes in the plan of care.
  • Inform other IDT members involved in the patient’s care of changes and needs as they occur during their Hospice House stay.
  • Supervise and direct care of Hospice House LPNs, NACs and volunteers scheduled on your shift.
  • Assess the LPNs and NACs knowledge of disease and care needs of individual patients and provide education, instruction, and information as needed.
  • Assist the Clinical Nursing Supervisor in the evaluation of the NACs skills and care provided to patients, as requested.
  • Communicate with the Clinical Nursing Supervisor any problems, changes, or issues that may arise in providing appropriate quality care to any patient in the Hospice House.
  • Communicate any changes or problems in patients’ condition, or family situation, with physician on a regular basis through telephone reports or during the physicians visit.
  • Follow the Hospice House Bereavement Policy in collaboration with the Bereavement Coordinator.
  • All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.

Other Related Duties:

  • May be appointed to act in the absence of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor.
  • Attend regular Hospice House staff meetings and care conference meetings, as able.
  • Maintain knowledge of current applicable regulations and program policies/procedures pertaining to patient care and performance of nursing responsibilities.
  • Maintain and enhance nursing skills and knowledge through formal education, workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
  • Contribute to agency operation and growth by participation in staff meetings, policy/procedure development, planning and evaluating services, and performance improvement activities.
  • Participate in training new staff and volunteers.
  • Participate in education and public relations activities within the community as requested by the Hospice Director or The Chaplaincy Executive Director.
  • Prepare and submit reports of patient services and other daily activities as required.
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned

Patient Financial Services Specialist

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Full Time

Purpose

Responsible to ensure that billing for Hospice services to all insurance payors and individuals is accurate and timely, denials are kept to a minimum, and accounts receivable is regularly worked and kept to a minimum. Patient insurance information is accurate, and authorizations are received for all services. Remote work is not available due to accessibility of confidential information. Work must be conducted and completed at a designated and approved secure worksite location, Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three plus years of hands-on medical billing work experience with a variety of insurance payors (Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial Insurance and self-pay). Hospice billing experience is a plus. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Degree in Accounting (AA or BA/BS) or related field; preferred
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word, and using various web-based insurance billing tools such as eSolutions, Provider One, Noridian Medicare, etc.
  • Experience with creating detailed procedures in a complex payor environment.
  • Coursework or practical training and experience in ICD-10 and CPT coding.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent customer service skills and attention to details skills
  • Experience in the homecare/hospice industry is desired.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This position is responsible for the following processes:

  • Patient Insurance
    • Timely verification of insurance coverage from daily referrals
    • Act as the primary contact for any hospice billing related inquires both internally and externally
    • Work with Clinical Director on validating patient related bills from other providers to ensure proper payment
    • Obtaining authorizations as required by insurance payor
    • Research into benefits and coverage for patients receiving treatments, seeing other providers, medications, etc.
    • Works with patients on insurance coverage questions, room and board charges, charity care applications, and repayment schedules.
    • Process care change request according to procedures. This includes, but not limited to, change in care, deaths, discharges, pass-through billings, etc.
  • Billing Services
    • Works closely and in partnership with third-party billing service ensure that all processes are completed in a professional and timely manner, including issues with claims, including denials, unbilled services, etc.
    • Provides and supports pharmacy imports into EMR
    • Review claims prior to billing
    • Creates and submits ad hoc claims as required
    • Review, monitor and resolve billing errors on a weekly basis
    • Point of contact for Medicare coverage questions and insurance contract coverage, limitations and in/out of network
    • Creates and maintains census reporting and other reporting for management and monthly close purposes.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure that the processing of charges is complete and comprehensive. This includes ensuring that all supporting documents are obtained and filed appropriately, such that the status of any insurance related issue is well documented. Also includes other reporting to Medicare, NGS, etc. as required.
    • Provides and monitors credentialing for Hospice and Behavioral Health.
    • Prepare billing and financial reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis including periodic reporting needs throughout the year.
    • Participation in webinars, meetings and other trainings on regulatory changes that impact billing and finance

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills for both face-to-face and telephone interactions with patients, medical staff, third-party partners, and team members.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of adaptability, productivity, and reliability as well as an ability to work independently in an ambiguous environment.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially excel
  • Excellent organizational skills to ensure that insurance transactions are completed accurately from end to end. Exceptional follow through on all activity.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and identify/correct mistakes timely.
  • Manages time effectively and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to learn new processes, procedures, and software programs quickly, while demonstrating attention to detail and accuracy in their daily work.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise professional manner

AGENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills for both face-to-face and telephone interactions with patients, medical staff, third-party partners, and team members.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of adaptability, productivity, and reliability as well as an ability to work independently in an ambiguous environment.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially excel
  • Excellent organizational skills to ensure that insurance transactions are completed accurately from end to end. Exceptional follow through on all activity.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and identify/correct mistakes timely.
  • Manages time effectively and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to learn new processes, procedures, and software programs quickly, while demonstrating attention to detail and accuracy in their daily work.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) in a clear and concise professional manner

Classification of Employment

The position of Patient Financial Services Specialist is on an at-will basis. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.
If interested, please submit internal application on OneMint and an letter of interest to: Kassandra Randles, Human Resources Administrator via email at: Kassandrar@chaplaincyhealthcare.org

Occupational Therapist

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Per Diem

Purpose

Responsible for providing occupational therapy consultation and services to the patient in accordance with the Interdisciplinary team plan of care. Develops interventions appropriate to the patient’s age and condition. Provides in-services programs, as requested, to the Hospice staff and volunteers regarding occupational therapy activities.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Licensed registered occupational therapist by the state of Washington
  2. Minimum one-year experience in a health care or home health setting
  3. Current CPR certification

PREFERRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Previous work with terminally ill patients
  2. Bilingual

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of Hospice philosophy and concepts
  2. Knowledge of interdisciplinary team concept
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Ability to work with minimal supervision

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assess and evaluate patient’s need for, and ability to participate in, occupational therapy.
  2. Plan a treatment program to relieve pain, develop or restore functioning and maintain maximum performance as limited by the disability.
  3. Set goals related to needs and age of patient.
  4. Consult with physician and Hospice interdisciplinary team on treatment plan to achieve goals.
  5. Attend the Interdisciplinary Team meeting as requested.
  6. Provide Occupational Therapy treatment as ordered by patient’s physician and in accordance with patient’s plan of care.
  7. Provide patient/family education.
  8. Identify equipment that the patient may need.
  9. Assist in evaluation and plan for pain management
  10. Provide documentation of:
    1. Assessment and evaluation data, treatment, and patient response to therapy.
    2. Communication of information to appropriate Hospice interdisciplinary team members.
  • Patient care conferences and outcomes.
  1. Education and consultation with patients/families/agency staff.
  2. Supervision of therapy assistants/students when appropriate
  1. Perform other duties as assigned

 

RELATED FUNCTIONS

  1. Conduct in-services to Hospice Staff related to ADL’s, IADL’s
  2. Provide evaluation of equipment for Hospice Aids for safe transfer training

AGENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate support and adherence to the agency’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with agency policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting Patient and agency information in a confidential manner. Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only.
  • Reliable personal transportation, and current and valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing.
  • Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of series or sign a declination.
  • Must pass criminal background screening and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions).
  • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
  • Complete all continued learning, education, policy reviews and required training by their respective deadlines
  • Maintain licensure(s) and certification(s) required for the position
  • Work availability: Per Diem, as needed

In-Home RN Case Manager

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Full-time

Purpose

  • Responsible as a member of the interdisciplinary team under the supervision of the Clinical Nursing Supervisor and the patient’s attending physician.
  • Provides skilled nursing assessment, planning, and care to maximize the comfort and health needs identified by the patient/family unit.
  • Coordinates services to provide preventive and supportive care to the terminally ill and their families in accordance with approved care plans and Hospice policies and procedures.
  • Directs the work of the Licensed Professional Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the hospice concept by utilizing teaching, assessment, and intervention skills to maximize the quality of life of patients and families in the patient’s home setting.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Washington State license as a professional registered nurse.
  • At least two years of nursing experience, preferably with one year in oncology, home health, or hospice nursing.
  • Intermediate computer skills.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to accept a wide variety of assignments and adjust to changing situations.
  • Ability to read and write clearly, concisely, and legibly.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and function as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and respond appropriately to patients and families in both routine and crisis situations.
  • Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance in accordance with agency dress policy.
  • Ability to perform personal patient care and maintain a mature, sensitive, and caring attitude toward patients and their families.

AGENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Reliable personal transportation, and current driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing and AIDS training.
  • Criminal background screening and pre-employment drug screening.
  • Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of series, or sign a declination.
  • Certified in American Heart Basic Life Safety.
  • Demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission and Values as set forth by Chaplaincy Health Care.
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with Chaplaincy Health Care fire/safety/ disaster educational requirements and agency policies and practices.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with State and Federal rules and regulations that aid in determining policies.
  • Responsible for maintaining and protecting patient and agency information in a confidential manner.
  • Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions).
  • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
  • Available to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as part of the on-call nursing staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assume primary responsibility for a patient/family caseload that includes the assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating phases of the nursing process.
  • Initiate communication with attending physician(s), other hospice staff members, and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Clinical Nursing Supervisor to review caseload.
  • Maintain regular communication with the attending physician concerning patient/family care needs and response to interventions.
  • Obtain data on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that may influence patient/family health status and incorporate that data into the plan of care.
  • Seek input from other team members regarding the patient’s plan of care to obtain additional knowledge and support.
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
  • Instruct primary caregivers, volunteers, and employed caregivers to provide care as indicated.
  • Meet regularly with the interdisciplinary team members to review problems or unique issues from caseloads, share professional support, and exchange feedback aimed toward enhancing professional growth.
  • Attend patient care conference and facilitate discussion of issues from caseload for full staff discussion, consultation, and evaluation.
  • Supervise and document observance of the Certified Nursing Assistant’s delivery of care every two weeks, and actual on-site observation every two months.
  • Inform the Clinical Nursing Supervisor of unusual, or potentially problematic, patient/family issues.
  • Assist other registered nurses including assuming primary responsibility for patients, when necessary.
  • Share in providing 24-hour, seven days a week, on-call coverage to patients/families when necessary.
  • Provide appropriate support at time of death and perform bereavement assessment if requested.
  • Participate in agency and community programs as requested to promote professional growth and understanding of hospice care.
  • Accept other assignments as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES WHEN WORKING ON-CALL

  • Assume responsibility for evening, weekend, and holiday on-call duty as scheduled and consistent with agency policies and procedures.
  • Assume primary responsibility for Chaplaincy Hospice Care’s total care census including assessing, planning, and implementing and evaluating phases of the nursing process.
  • Maintain up-to-date patient records so that problems, plans, actions, and goals are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur.
  • Respond to medical or emotional crisis and/or death of patient, and make home visit to provide direct care as appropriate.
  • Provide appropriate counsel at time of death.

CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT

The position of In Home Hospice Registered Nurse is on an at-will basis. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice or reason, unless expressly prohibited by law.

Licensed Therapist

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Purpose

The Licensed Therapist is part of Chaplaincy Health Care’s Behavioral Health Team. You provide evidence-based treatment and support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of our clients. In this role, you will work directly with clients to actively listen and improve the client’s quality of life and relationships. This role requires someone who enjoys working closely with people—not just with clients, but also with other members of our team and occasionally outside agencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work; or a related field
  • Current Licensure in WA State Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Credentialed with Medicaid
  • Maintain professional licensure and/or certification throughout employment with the agency
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member and cooperatively
  • Minimum of 500 hours of clinical experience in a mental health setting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enjoys working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a strong advantage
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge, skill, ability, and competence are continuously assessed utilizing processes that include, but are not limited to this evaluation tool. Other duties may be assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Intake/Assessment

    • Completes all required intake/assessments following Chaplaincy Behavioral Health guidelines and polices for content, format and timeliness.
    • Obtains appropriate and essential information during client intake.
    • Establishes rapport with clients and obtains and documents the essential clinical data which is age, culturally and disability sensitive and specific.
    • Interprets clinical data to establish and substantiate medical necessity and diagnosis.
    • Develops treatment recommendations, case conceptualization and goals.

     

    Crisis Evaluation/Intervention

    • Utilizes appropriate crisis intervention techniques for client stabilization.
    • Accurately assesses risk to self, others or property and the presence of a grave disability.
    • Formulates clinical decisions and makes appropriate referrals.
    • Applies QPRT principles in assessing risk and in safety and treatment planning (Question, Persuade, Refer, and Treat).
    • Develops and documents appropriate safety plan.

     

    Behavioral Health Groups

    • Conducts group therapy following Chaplaincy Behavioral Health guidelines and policies.
    • Leads groups using effective group facilitation skills that promote participation and interaction among group members.
    • Utilizes group process to develop insight, practice skills, and motivate client for change.
    • Follows lesson plan or curriculum and connects presented material to individual treatment plan goals.
    • Creates opportunities within the group, or through outside activities/assignments, to learn and practice new skills and/or behaviors related to group and individual goals.

     

    Individual Therapy

    • Conducts individual therapy following Chaplaincy Behavioral Health guidelines and policies.
    • Conducts individual therapy following Chaplaincy Palliative Care guidelines and policies.
    • Integrates an effective theoretical orientation, knowledge (including conceptualization) and clinical skills of treatment/therapy protocols into an effective therapeutic process.
    • Demonstrates appropriate clinical skills and techniques for client population served to engage clients in meeting treatment and recovery goals.
    • Provides specific evidence-based practice treatment consistent with training received.

     

    Family Therapy

    • Conducts family therapy following Chaplaincy Behavioral Health guidelines and policies.
    • Conducts family therapy following Chaplaincy Palliative Care guidelines and policies.
    • Applies family systems theoretical orientation, systems knowledge (including conceptualization) and family clinical skills and techniques into a therapeutic process.
    • Demonstrates appropriate clinical skills and techniques for client population served to engage clients in meeting treatment and recovery goals.
    • Provides specific evidence-based practice treatment consistent with training received.

     

    Treatment Planning

    • Completes all required treatment plans following Chaplaincy Behavioral Health guidelines and policies for content, format and timeliness.
    • Completes all required treatment plans following Chaplaincy Palliative Care guidelines and policies for content, format and timeliness.
    • Applies assessment, evaluation and reassessment data to the formulation of treatment plans.
    • Supports recovery principles by incorporating the individual’s and their family’s (when applicable) strengths, barriers and needs into the plan components.
    • Documents problem statements and treatment goals/objectives/discharge plan that are written in clear and understandable language and includes client’s own voice.
    • Formulates measurable, achievable goals and objectives within the scope of treatment provided in collaboration with the client.
    • Describes clinical modalities/interventions that are reasonable and provided according to applicable Chaplaincy Behavioral Health protocols.
    • Reassess treatment effectiveness and adapts treatment plan as needed in collaboration with the individual client.

     

    Progress Notes

    • Completes all required progress notes according to Chaplaincy Behavioral Health guidelines, policies and procedures regarding format, content and timeliness.
    • Language used in progress notes is respectful, clear, descriptive, concise, and client centered.
    • Progress notes accurately depict treatment modalities and interventions provided within the clinician’s scope of practice and according to treatment plan.
    • Progress notes accurately reflect and depict client status and progress per assessment and reassessment data, problems statements, and treatment plan goals and objectives.

     

    Work Sites and Work Team

    • Must be comfortable working in multiple medical settings, Out-Patient medical offices, at patient/client place of residence, school, shelter and counseling center.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with medical and counseling staff.
    • Effective phone skills, establishing initial rapport with potential clients exploring services and referral sources.
    • Provides community consultation and education as requested. provides specialist consultation or evaluations if qualified.

     

    TeleHealth

    • Conduct sessions through agency approved app on an agency approved phone, tablet or computer

     

    Ethical Standards

    • Provides all services within the ethical standards of National Association of Clinical Social Workers, or Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work 2018.

     

    RELATED FUNCTIONS

    Personal vehicle is used for agency business and mileage is reimbursed according to policy. Employee must maintain and provide proof of vehicle insurance.

    Employees are not to transport clients.

    All Chaplaincy Health Care employees will follow the minimum standard regarding PHI when accessing patient information on a need to know basis only. All employees will practice appropriate safeguards when accessing this information.

    Position works with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly.

     

    AGENCY REQUIREMENTS

    • Must maintain 32 billable client sessions/week. Productivity measured weekly.
    • Must be able to work with a mix of clients and various payer sources
    • Participate in individual and group supervision.
    • Demonstrate support and adherence to the Mission and Values as set forth by Chaplaincy Health Care.
    • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with Chaplaincy Health Care fire/safety/ disaster educational requirements and agency policies and practices.
    • Responsible for maintaining and protecting patient and agency information in a confidential manner.
    • Practice appropriate HIPAA confidentiality accessing patient related information on a “need to know” basis only.
    • Perform department specific competencies satisfactorily.
    • Reliable personal transportation, driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
    • Satisfaction of state and agency requirements for Tuberculin testing.
    • Criminal background screening and pre-employment drug screening.
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of position (see attached physical requirements and environmental conditions).
    • If working in a clinical capacity, Hepatitis B immunization series, proof of series, or sign a declination.
    • Complete agency and departmental orientation and training program(s).
    • Work availability.

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We are a diverse group of individuals who share a common set of values: compassion, integrity, humility, passion for the work, and spirituality.

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