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Swedish Health Services Supervisor Chemical Dependency Professional and Utilization Review - Addiction Recovery Services in Seattle, Washington


Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Supervisor Chemical Dependency Professional and Utilization Review (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in the Addiction Recovery Services at Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.

Responsible for coordinating the provision of counseling services as required to meet patient needs. In this role, the supervisor is expected to provide patient care. Additionally, the supervisor will review the work of other Chemical Dependency Professionals (CDPs) for quality and acceptability. This position is also responsible for utilization review functions and staff within ARS. Responsible for operational activities necessary to maintain the Utilization Review and CDP work groups. Such work will include scheduling, timekeeping and providing input to manager regarding CDP and UR staff performance. The work will include recommendations to the manager regarding design and delivery of counseling support to the patients. This role collaborates with caregivers from other disciplines to ensure patient care is integrated. The supervisor reports directly to the department manager. These services are provided in accordance with Swedish's Mission, Vision and Values.

In this position you will:

  • Gather and assess information regarding substance use/psychosocial history and develops an appropriate treatment plan.

  • Monitor patient transitions from one level of care to another, and recognize the patient’s age as the relevant factor in the treatment planning and decision making process.

  • Facilitate therapy groups, provide one to one counseling, and present addiction related educational classes.

  • Provide input for hiring and input regarding staff performance as delegated by manager. Clarify and reinforce expectations set by manager – providing coaching and tools as necessary. Conduct level 1 corrective action (verbal warnings).

  • Provide clinical oversight to counseling staff through regularly scheduled individual and group patient care planning meetings.

  • Provide further clinical oversight to counseling staff by performing sample audit of each CDP’s patient records on a quarterly basis.

  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration between Addiction Recovery Services and other departments within Swedish Medical Center. Insure counseling staff coordination with outside agencies regarding continuity of patient care.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors degree in a human services or related field

  • Valid Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certification issued by the Washington State Department of Health/ Health Professionals Quality Assurance Division

  • To supervise Chemical Dependency Professionals, a CDP certification (license)

  • 3 years recent addictions counseling experience in a state approved addiction treatment facility

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science field

  • NCACII (National Certification Addictions Counseling Level II) or ICADC (International Certification Alcohol Drug Counselor)

  • 2 years of clinical oversight experience

About the Ballard Campus

Swedish's Ballard campus maintains its strong ties to the Ballard community and fosters a team-oriented work environment. The Ballard campus has an active obstetrics program and a full-service Emergency Department. It is the site of Swedish’s Addiction Recovery Services — one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Ballard Main Bldg (WA148) 5300 Tallman Ave Nw Seattle, 98107

Req ID: 260876