Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Coordinator-Hospital Social Worker
MultiCare Health System
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 118616
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Position Summary: The Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Coordinator-Hospital Social Worker is responsible for providing forensic services to patients who are going through the involuntary treatment act (ITA) process. Such services shall include, but are not limited to, evaluation of identified patients, preparing the proper declarations and petitions, attending necessary court hearings related to the patients, entering in relevant necessary notes into the patients' medical records and processing court orders and other related paperwork. Duties also include educating and guiding staff along ITA laws and regulations, liaising with Pierce County and ITA Court representatives and engaging with treatment team members for care planning, court preparation and alternative treatment measures. This individual works with providers, peers, community colleagues, and others to achieve collaborative practices that exemplify MultiCare Health Systems commitment to patient centered care and community engagement.
Minimum Requirements: 5 years post-MSW experience, 7 years preferred, in the areas of acute mental healthcare in an inpatient, outpatient, or legal setting Current or former experience as a Designated Crisis Responder preferred
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited school Licensed in the state of Washington Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW); OR Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) with a commitment to obtain LICSW within 6 months Current Washington State Drivers License, proof of a safe driving record (which meets established MHS Standards) obtained by a motor vehicle report from the appropriate state and proof of insurance
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.