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Mental Health Therapist (Counselor/Social Worker/Psychologist/LMHC/LICSW)

Washington Physicians Health Program
Seattle, WA 98101
Temporarily remote
$65,000 - $70,900 a year - Full-time


Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent health insurance coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance

Full job description

Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP) has an outstanding employment opportunity for a full-time Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional. This position is an exempt position at an office that uses a hybrid remote/in office work model. The Clinical Coordinator engages in a variety of clinical activities, manages assigned cases, assists as needed with special projects, and ensures that efficient, effective operations and procedures are in place. This person will be licensed at the Masters level in a relevant mental health field and have extensive experience with co-occurring disorders.

Founded in 1986, WPHP is a small, independent, physician-lead, non-profit organization that advances patient safety by supporting the recovery of doctoral level health care providers in the State of Washington. WPHP provides confidential assistance to health care professionals with medical conditions that may affect their ability to practice medicine safely. WPHP is recognized as one of the strongest physician health programs in the United States.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional team working in service to an important social mission. See for more information. With a generous pay structure, an excellent benefits package, flexible work arrangements and a wonderful team of coworkers, this position offers the complete package.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

I. Referrals

a. Accepts referrals to and inquiries about the program, from individuals, places of employment, or other concerned parties.

b. Gathers information, communicates with referral sources, and completes participant records.

c. Completes the internal processes related to new inquiries.

II. Cases in Development

a. Compiles all necessary documents prior to scheduling initial interview.

b. Conducts initial interviews with cognitive screening and processes information.

c. Facilitates completion of toxicology testing.

d. Documents developments and changes in status in a timely manner.

e. Communicates updates to key stakeholders in a timely manner.

III. Participant Sign Ups

a. Schedules and assists with all aspects of participant sign ups.

b. Clarifies locations of all state licenses, clinical privileges and work-place monitor(s).

c. Ensures all relevant consents are signed and forms are complete.

d. Completes entry into electronic records system.

IV. Participant Case Management

a. Provides case management for assigned participants to facilitate ongoing recovery and successful completion of their monitoring agreement.

b. Assists with management of participants in crisis, involving WPHP supervisor and participants’ care providers, where indicated.

c. Tracks participant agreement compliance, to include treatment(s), medication(s) and/or toxicology testing.

d. Makes appropriate and timely chart entries for clinical encounters with participants.

e. Completes all forms and documentation in a timely manner.

f. Manages the correspondence regarding their assigned participants.

i. Ensures that regular correspondence is sent out to the parties listed below:

1. Work-place Monitors

2. Care providers, if applicable

3. Malpractice Insurance

4. All Credentialing Entities

5. Disciplinary Boards, if applicable

6. Chemical Monitors, if applicable

ii. Reviews quarterly correspondence for accuracy.

iii. Notifies administration of any changes in status, employment, billing, or contact information.

V. Quality Assurance

a. Participant Charts

i. Oversees assigned participant charts and assures their maintenance.

ii. Ensures relevant data is entered in charts in a timely manner and meets WPHP expectations for charting.

b. Ensures that policies and procedures are implemented as written.

VI. Chemical Monitoring

a. Assists with review of check-ins, toxicology testing and follow-up with participants.

b. Communicates with participants regarding issues with the collection process and/or toxicology results.

c. Assists with scheduling make-up toxicology testing as needed.

VII. General Clinical Duties

a. Maintains participant communications, both verbal and written.

b. Participates in and assists with the Annual Reunion.

c. Shares evening and week-end call with other clinical staff.

d. Understands and follows applicable state and federal laws, as well as WPHP policies, regarding confidentiality and protected health care information.

e. Carries out responsibilities in a manner consistent with WPHP policies and procedures.

f. Engages in special projects as needed.

g. Assists in setting up contracts for assigned participants to ensure smooth transition.

h. Participates in WPHP Staff Retreats and Facilitator workshops.


· Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Clinical Psychologist (willing to pursue licensure in Washington)

· Substance Use Disorder Professional Certification preferred

· Minimum of three years of clinical experience

· Expertise with co-occurring disorders

· Knowledgeable in Quality Assurance procedures

· Thorough knowledge of Federal and State statutes regarding confidentiality

· Knowledge about family systems and impact on recovery

· Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a clinical team

· Must be of the conviction that substance use disorders are treatable primary disease, and be amenable to working in an abstinence-based program philosophy

· If applicant has a substance use disorder, must possess minimum of three years continuous sobriety and a current, strong recovery program

· Knowledge of 12-Step Programs

· Excellent written and oral communication skills


Excellent benefits at 40 hours per week including 100% employer paid health, dental, vision and disability insurance; 50% dependent benefit coverage; commuter stipend; and generous employer paid retirement plan contributions.

WPHP may provide opportunities to facilitate groups for additional financial compensation if candidate has interest in doing so.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $70,900.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Beginning July 1 our office will begin a hybrid model where we are in the office 2 days a week and work remotely the remainder of the work week.


  • clinical: 3 years (Required)


  • Substance Use Disorder Professional (Preferred)
  • Mental Health/Family Therapist/Social Worker (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

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Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

Work Location: Multiple Locations