Washington State DSHS Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Director in Lakewood, Washington


Pioneer the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and personally build our program, team, and service.

Starting from scratch, you'll develop the first PICU at Western State Hospital to open in January, 2017. This is a diverse role utilizing administrative and clinical expertise for the overall development and continual improvement. You'll build and oversee all program and unit functioning as the PICU Director.

This is an ideal career move if you're seeking complexity and impact or the ability to tap into a variety of talents.

Your Key Responsibilities:

Utilize clinical knowledge to develop and implement program policies and procedures for the psychiatric intensive care unit at Western State Hospital based upon evidence-based practices.

Hire and manage a multi interdisciplinary team that is consistent in providing quality care.

Act as a working administrator, maintaining clinical standards and best practices that are consistent with direct regulatory expectations.

Collaborate and communicate with all Western State Hospital team members to ensure appropriate clinical and administrative outcomes.

Operationally manage and modify the PICU program and delivery of services.

What our top applicant has:

A Master's in Psychology, Rehabilitation, Nursing, Social Work, or closely related social science/healthcare.

Substantive supervisory and managerial and professional clinical experience.

Experience and knowledge related to caring for persons with severe mental illness and understanding of psychiatric recovery principles.

Strength in coordinating groups and activities in an institution setting, especially on an acute or psychiatric crisis unit.

Knowledge of Federal and state laws and standards relating to psychiatric hospitals – i.e. CMS.

Application Process:

Please attach a chronological resume describing your education and work history and a letter of interest addressing items mentioned in this announcement. You are encouraged to contact the Recruiter, Lindsey Dicus directly either via email Lindsey.dicus@dshs.wa.gov or phone (360) 890-5962 if you have any questions.

Who we are:

To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives, please click the Hyperlink.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 16-171

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/30/2016 12:00 AM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Annually

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA