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This position with the AIMS Center (http://aims.ue.edu) involves managing implementation projects and delivering training and technical assistance to organizations integrating behavioral health services into medical care settings. This includes establishing and maintaining relationships with partners including funders, healthcare organization leaders, clinical providers, and other key stakeholders. This position will participate in reviewing applications to participate in an implementation initiative, conducting selection site visits with applicant organizations, working with clinical organizations to plan implementation (e.g. develop workflows and financing strategies), training clinic leadership to facilitate practice change, training behavioral health providers serving in the care manager role, conducting ongoing practice faciliation/coaching with implementation leaders at selected healthcare organizations, and facilitating development and implementation of sustainability plans.
Employee will be expected to use independent judgment in working with external organizations and key stakeholders, including funders. Employee will rely on previous experience in program and project management to independently create project work plans and timelines, make independent decisions to implement project work plans and address challenges. Employee will participate in development and deployment of new methods to disseminate evidence-based integrated mental health treatment programs.
The AIMS Center is internationally recognized as the pre-eminent leader in development and research testing of models of care that integrate behavioral health services into medical care and other community-based settings. Any individual representing the AIMS Center reflects on the University of Washington. This high-profile position is responsible for managing and delivering training and practice coaching to diverse healthcare organizations and the leadership of those organizations. The position will interact directly with funders, including those that fund other units within the University of Washington and UW Medicine. This position will also interact directly with policy-makers, researchers, and healthcare providers throughout the United States and abroad. Additionally, this position is responsible for implementing programs that encourage healthcare organizations and providers to use evidence based methods in their practice. His/her success will determine future funding in this area.
Provide project management services for assigned integrated care implementation initiatives. This includes: 1) developing project work plans, timelines, deliverables, and communication tools for assigned clinics; 2) monitoring progress toward accomplishing project goals for assigned clinics; 3) reporting progress, both informally and formally, to internal and external stakeholders.
Develop and deliver training and implementation coaching to healthcare organizations implementing behavioral health services into medical care settings. This includes: 1) participate with other members of the training and implementation teams to develop or revise training materials to meet the unique needs of participating organizations; 2) provide in-person training to teams from participating healthcare organizations; 3) deliver clinically focused training to behavioral health care managers via webinars and conference calls; 4) coach healthcare leaders in organizational practice change and the use of metrics to monitor progress toward integration goals and patient clinical outcomes; 5) train healthcare leaders how to prepare for organizational change, including developing clinical workflows and financing plans; 6) teach healthcare leaders how to develop and implement an effective sustainability plan.
Participate in reviewing applications from healthcare organizations to participate in training/coaching activities; conduct in-person, onsite selection site visits with potential healthcare clinics; and evaluate clinic progress toward goals to determine level of funding received from initiative sponsor.
Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Public Health or similar.
Minimum four years' experience delivering integrated behavioral health services and/or leading healthcare quality improvement related to integrated behavioral health.
Minimum 2 years' experience with project/program management.
Minimum 2 years' experience developing and delivering training for integrated behavioral health.
Strong organizational skills; effective verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
Proficient with Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PubMed and Internet.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision, represent the University in a variety of settings and travel as needed, including to rural/remote locations.
Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple deadlines.
Experience with substance abuse service delivery and/or program management.
Externally imposed deadlines over which the incumbent has no control are a continuing and regular part of the position’s working conditions.
The employee will be required to respond immediately to questions posed by funders, collaborating organizations and other interested parties. This is a daily occurrence.
Employee is required to work evenings and weekends as necessary to accommodate training meetings and other job-related meetings.
Employee will be required to travel for onsite selection site visits. Travel will be concentrated such that a high volume of travel will be needed within a 1-2 month period.
Much of this travel will be to rural/remote locations. Employee will be required to be resourceful and independent in managing the logistical challenges associated with this kind of travel.
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