UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST 2
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8706 (WFSE HMC)
Provide prescribed advanced in-patient mental health treatment.
Under general supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge, provide direction in crisis situations, clinical expertise in initiating care plans and in group or individual therapy; interpret the Involuntary Treatment Act and participate in the training of staff and students on the unit.
Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of employees;
Provide direction to Mental Health Specialist I;
Initiate care plans and participate in discharge planning with the inter-disciplinary team;
Obtain psycho-social history from patients, family, referral sources and community agencies;
Interpret the Involuntary Treatment Act for the patient and family, community agencies;
Provide liaison with authorities for initiating commitment procedures;
Lead group therapy and family conferences;
Provide intervention to eliminate safety hazards;
Provide direction in managing the behavior of violent patients;
Participate in the training and orientation of new staff and professional students; act as a member of committee to improve patient care standards;
May participate in research projects;
Perform the duties of Mental Health Specialist I;
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
Bachelor's Degree; AND one year as a Mental Health Specialist I, or equivalent; experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
New Class: 1-21-83
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05