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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PACT Trainer.
Position Purpose: This position will play a key role in providing training, consultation, and fidelity reviews to Washington State’s Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) as part of the work of the Center for Evidence-based Practices for Adults (EBPA) at the University of Washington. This trainer and consultant will also provide similar PACT/ACT-related training and support to the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (NW-MHTTC) serving Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho. Both the NW-MHTTC and EBPA primarily focus on implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for adults with serious mental illness and early psychosis.
Further develop and refine PACT/ACT start-up training curriculum and slides and supporting resources and materials. This trainer will eventually take the lead on most PACT start-up training in Washington State. (20%)
Take the lead on conducting several PACT fidelity reviews per year, with co-reviewers from other PACT teams and/or staff from UW EBPA. This role includes leading the consensus rating process with co-reviewers, writing a comprehensive fidelity report focused on quality improvement recommendations and training, and providing feedback to PACT teams about fidelity findings. (15%)
Facilitate or co-facilitate professional consultation to PACT teams through the PACT Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Clinic, as well as in person and by phone. This role will also include consultation to agency administrators to facilitate adoption and sustainment of PACT and other evidence-based practices within PACT. (20%)
Provide didactic mini-training within PACT ECHO Clinics and other webinars to PACT teams based on the trainer’s respective areas of clinical expertise (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis, family education and support). (10%)
Anticipate PACT teams’ training needs and coordinate with other PACT trainers on ongoing training and support to the PACT teams statewide. (10%)
Respond to or triage training inquiries. Collaboratively, with Project Leads, assess feasibility, timeline, and implementation strategy for training efforts. (10%)
Assist administrative staff with developing and finalizing collaborating external trainers’ and consultants’ statements of work and contracts as needed. (5%)
Work with colleagues to formulate and implement strategies to engage diverse groups of evidence-based practice implementation stakeholders. (5%)
Assist with stakeholder report preparation and presentation (e.g., each PACT teams’ Stakeholder Advisory Group, the Washington State Legislature, Health Care Authority). (5%)
Lead Responsibilities: Facilitation of in-person workshops, webinars and e-learning courses; facilitate or co-facilitate professional consultation to clinicians and agency administrators; provide written feedback to learners on model adherence or adherence fidelity. Lead responsibility for PACT fidelity reviews each year including consensus rating process with other PACT teams and/or staff from UW EBPA.
Master's level clinical degree in psychology, social work, or other mental health-counseling specialty.
At least 3 years’ experience as a clinician on a PACT or ACT-like team, providing recovery-oriented services to individuals living with serious mental illness.
Experience providing formal or informal training and/or consultation to mental health clinicians.
Special requirements: Must be able to travel on at least a quarterly basis within Washington State. Both day travel and overnight travel (e.g., for multiday workshops) are required.
Experience in recovery-oriented treatment and shared decision making approaches.
Experience with family education and support interventions
Experience with delivering manualized psychotherapeutic treatment approaches (e.g., Illness Management and Recovery [IMR])
Additional preferred qualifications include background knowledge of 1115 Waiver requirements, and program development. Bilingual applicants and/or applicants with strong training in culturally-informed and trauma-informed care preferred.
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