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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 is recruiting for a part-time Continuing Education Specialist.
The Technology Transfer Specialist will be responsible for representing the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) of the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) at workgroups and consortia within states of Oregon and Idaho, and will organize events in these states.
• Meets regularly with representatives of Oregon and Idaho Single State Authorities (SSAs) and other key stakeholders to develop state-specific projects and activities. • Coordinates and provides direct educational and consultative services for behavioral health organizations and the workforce members they employ, in areas of demonstrated subject matter expertise such as Clinical Supervision; Motivational Interviewing; Recovery Oriented Systems of Care; and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment • Represents Northwest ATTC at local, state, and regional meetings and conferences • Helps maintain an interstate, multi-disciplinary network of project collaborators, and establish relationships with other regional training and technical assistance efforts. • Assists in the development of Northwest ATTC-sponsored training and technical assistance programs, and disseminate information about them to the regional workforce.
Familiarity with states and partner institutions in the Northwest ATTC region, particularly in Oregon and Idaho. Skills in implementing complex projects, consultation, strategies for facilitating health service dissemination, provision of technical assistance, both oral and written communication and report preparation. Knowledge of processes for the cultural adaptation of health services. Experience working with individuals from diverse and varied backgrounds.
The SAMHSA funded National Addiction Technology Transfer Network consists of ten regional centers, including the Northwest ATTC, serving the four state region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. The work of the Northwest ATTC seeks to increase awareness and implementation of useful treatment and recovery practices among the regional healthcare workforce. This occurs via information dissemination, training and technical assistance (i.e., consultative coaching), and systems change efforts. The Continuing Education Specialist is an integral part of the team delivering this training and technical assistance.
Coordinate and provide direct educational and consultative services for behavioral health organizations and the workforce members they employ, in area of demonstrated subject matter expertise such as Clinical Supervision; Motivational Interviewing:, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care; and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Educational and consultative services may be provided via virtual or live events, occurring in a variety of formats (i.e., webinar, multi-day workshop, iterative meetings.)
Will develop agreements with contract trainers who provide educational and consultative services at Northwest ATTC events commensurate with an established fee schedule, and will negotiate contracts with community treatment programs.
Help maintain an interstate, multi-disciplinary network of project collaborators, and establish relationships with other regional training and technical assistance efforts.
Assist in the development of Northwest ATTC-sponsored training and technical assistance programs, and disseminate information about them to the regional workforce.
Revise content of programs based on continual Northwest ATTC evaluation of their effectiveness.
Meet regularly with Oregon and Idaho Single State Authorities (SSAs) and other key stakeholders to develop state-specific projects and activities.
Represent the Northwest ATTC at local, state, and regional meetings and conferences.
Assist with development and distribution of marketing materials for Northwest ATTC events and services.
Participates in National ATTC workgroups as needed.
Master's degree in a health service related field (i.e., education, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, social work).
Two years experience in supervision or professional level work in a substance use treatment setting.
Experience should include project development and implementation, short- and long-term goals, program evaluation, and budget preparation.
The position requires familiarity with planning, coordinating and delivering educational training events.
Demonstrated experience providing direct educational and consultative services for behavioral health organizations in one or more useful treatment and recovery practices, particularly for healthcare workforce members who serve persons with substance use disorders.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Travel and Special Conditions Pending university, state, and federal guidelines, there may be frequent travel within the state and region. Operates both independently and within an office environment.
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