Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 25-Aug-2022 to 30-Sep-2022 (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • DOE, negotiable
  • Salary
  • Full Time or Part Time

Excellent health care coverage (for employee) including dental and vision; 401k contribution from the tribe, even if you don't contribute; 15+ paid holidays a year; Life insurance for employee, spouse, and children provided by the tribe (employees have the option to purchase more); EAP and more!

Full-Time or Part -Time

Starting pay: Negotiable DoE.

Company benefits include but are not limited to: Employer paid M/D/V premiums for employee! Employer paid Life insurance premiums for employee, spouse, and children! Employer 401k contribution even if you don't contribute! 15+ paid holidays a year! Company paid Long Term Disability, and more!


The Behavioral Health Provider is a core member of the primary care team. The Behavioral Health Provider is responsible for supporting and coordinating the emotional, social, spiritual and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload working closely with the patient's medical team and when appropriate, other mental health, behavioral health providers and traditional healers.


Primary responsibilities are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform. This list of responsibilities is intended to be representative of the duties performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed if such duties relate to the position.

  • Support the emotional, spiritual and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload. Closely coordinate care with the patient's medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers, behavioral health providers, psychiatry consultant and traditional healers.
  • Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders.
  • Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care.
  • Provide patient education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and the available treatment options.
  • Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  • Support medication management of mental health and substance abuse conditions as prescribed by medical provider or psychiatry consultant, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
  • Provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, or other treatments as appropriate.
  • Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g. problem-solving treatment or behavioral activation) as clinically indicated.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's primary care provider.
  • Track patient follow up and clinical outcomes using a registry.
  • Maintain updated registry with in-person and telephone encounters in the registry and use the system to identify and re-engage patients.
  • Document all patient contacts in EHR. Note progress and treatment recommendations In EHR and other required systems to be shared with medical providers, psychiatric consultant, and other treating providers.
  • Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the primary care provider and the psychiatric consultant and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.
  • Facilitate referrals to traditional healers and other Tribal services as part of treatment plan.
  • Facilitate referrals for clinically indicated services outside of the organization (e.g., social services such as housing assistance, vocational rehabilitation, mental health specialty care, substance abuse treatment).
  • Develop-and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with patients who have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the caseload.
  • Accurately bill for services provided.


Education and Experience

  • WA State License to practice with no restriction for one of the following areas:
    • Licensed Registered Nurse (BSN preferred)
    • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Licensed Social Worker
    • Licensed Psychologist
  • 2 or more years' experience working in an integrated care setting and/or providing brief interventions in a medical setting.
  • Experience in medical office, alternative care or related healing program operations.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable under the Tribe's insurance policy.


This position does supervise.


Possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of the position.

Knowledge of:

· Tribal customs, traditions, and culture.

· Current evidence based approaches to behavioral health diagnoses, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders.

· HIPAA rules practical application in a health care clinic setting.

Skill in:

· The operation of the personal computer and common software such as MS Office Suite.

· Electronic health record to document progress notes.

· Electronic health record and/or registry to track patients for population based care.

Ability to:

· Interact professionally with traditional healers, medical providers, nurses, chemical dependency professionals, patients, and other providers both within the organization and from outside the organization.

· Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.

· Demonstrate strong organizational skills.

· Act calmly and rationally in an emergency situation.

· Make independent as well as collaborative clinical decisions regarding patient care.

· Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

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