Description

Unity Care NW
Salary: $23.98 - $33.88 hourly
Job Description: Help us increase the years of healthy life in the communities & patients we serve! Join our growing, dynamic team as a Counselor or Social Worker in our medical clinic.

This part-time, benefited position will work 28 or more hours per week, including Saturdays, as a co-located, collaborative member of the primary care clinic’s health care team assisting the primary care provider (PCP) in managing the overall health of their enrolled population. This position’s goals are to help improve recognition, treatment, and management of psychosocial/behavioral problems and conditions. This includes:
• providing consultation services to all patients referred by the primary care team;
• delivering brief, consultation-based services in the primary care clinic to patients and PCP’s using an integrated care model;
• responding to urgent and emergent BH issues that arise in the clinic;
• working with patients to identify health goals and to achieve behavior change which will help achieve health goals; &
• working to identify and reduce challenges in life domains which impede the achievement of health goals.

The ideal candidate will be an independently-licensed Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & have at least two years’ direct clinical experience, preferably in an integrated behavioral health setting. Other candidates with similar experience are welcome to apply.
Highlights of this opportunity include:
• Part-time employment without the overhead work and costs of running a private practice
• Fully implemented EMR system (GE Centricity) with one-on-one training provided
• Outpatient work only with no off-duty call
• Competitive compensation package
• Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
• Continuing education benefit and reimbursement of WA State license fees
• Generous paid time off benefit
• Medical, dental, & vision insurance
• 401(k) retirement plan
• May be eligible to apply for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) which may pay you tax free funds to put towards eligible student loans for a 2-year commitment, if approved (details can be found at http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/)
• May be eligible to apply for loan repayment through the Washington Student Achievement Council which may pay you funds for a 2-year or 3-year commitment to pay towards eligible student loans if approved (details can be found at http://www.wsac.wa.gov/health-professionals)
We are a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center (FQHC) that has been proudly and successfully serving the greater Bellingham area since 1982. Located in the northwest corner of Washington State, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care, along with pharmacy services at 3 locations in Whatcom County serving a diverse and mostly underserved population of all ages. Employing almost 230 caring and compassionate employees, we assure access to high quality, affordable health care for all.

Live in a community consistently rated as one of the most desirable in the USA! Nestled on Bellingham Bay at the foot of the Cascade Mountains just a short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the San Juan Islands, Bellingham is home to 80,000 people and surrounded by several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

• Recreational & Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)
• Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School, & Outstanding K-12 Educational System)
• Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)
• Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums, Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants)
Location: Bellingham

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How to Apply: To apply for this rewarding opportunity and truly make a difference in the lives of your patients, please visit our web site at www.ucnw.org to view the job description and application instructions or contact Vicki Curtis at or 360-788-2661.
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