Providence Health & Services Lead Mental Health Therapist in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling an Lead Mental Health Therapist (Mental Health 4w, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Employs Behavioral Health Professional Practice: Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patients’ care. Develops, updates and coordinates the patient’s plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Performs and maintains currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served.
Advocates: Effectively advocates for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.
Facilitates Learning: Fosters a learning environment for patient/families, caregivers, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, caregivers, other members of the healthcare team, and community. Serves as a clinical and educational resource to the staff in the assigned area. Is a preceptor and mentor for all members of the team and assumes responsibilities of orienting staff.
Aligns Practice with Safety and Quality: Accountable for safety, identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence, and best practice into all care; uses data and evidence to improve patient outcomes, processes and the practice setting. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
Engages in Professional Development: Engages in and models ongoing professional development; practices within the legal parameters of their license and Code of Ethics for their licensed specialty, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.
Leads in the Practice Setting & Community: In a leadership role, leads and coordinates teams, appropriately delegates, coordinates care and collaborates with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a representative of the behavioral health profession.
Serves as the primary coordinator for an assigned area to 1. Manage utilization of resources, 2. Coordinate with team members as needed, ensuring necessary tools need to do work are available, and 3. Assesses needs and obtains equipment or supplies, making recommendations for purchase and implementation for that assigned area.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Behavioral Health, social work or counseling, or related field
Ability to obtain unencumbered Alaska LCSW, LPC, or LMFT license by date of hire
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (BLS Provider) upon hire
2 years experience with like population of hiring unit
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Counseling
Req ID: 303149