Kaniksu Community Health is a non-profit, award winning Community Health Center that provides integrated, team-based healthcare in north Idaho. Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable and affordable for everyone.

We don’t just say it. We prove it.

• In one year we decreased the rate of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 20%.

• We rank in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country for clinical quality.

• We report the highest level of control in the state for our hypertensive population.

The benefits of working for KCH include:

• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.

• Flexible schedule, with the option of 4x10s, or 5x8s.

• Vacation and sick leave.

• Tuition reimbursement.

• 4% 401K employer match.

• In-house medical, dental, or behavioral health services.

• Year round, affordable on-site childcare at KCH Kid’s Club.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a typical day might include:

• Maintain active and current licensure, and participate in continuing educational activities sufficient to maintain required breadth of knowledge regarding current standard of practice for Behavioral Health Services, and specifically for the populations served by Kaniksu Community Health.

• A comprehensive knowledge of basic principles of health, illness, and wellness including current best practice in effective delivery of preventive and primary behavioral health care in outpatient settings and health education to the target populations.

• Provisions of primary behavioral health diagnostic, treatment, referral and preventive services and information that is professionally and culturally competent, and centered on the whole person within the context of their life circumstances.

• Prescribes and carries out, or directs others in carrying out, appropriate treatment, or refers individuals for specialty consultation or treatment in conformance with approved clinical protocols and guidelines.

• Knowledge of common medications used with the understanding of indications for, administration of, action of and adverse effects of medications. A working knowledge of printed and electronic resources available for information regarding illness and medications.

• Educates individuals in the nature of behavioral health related conditions and in the general promotion of primary health care related disease prevention.

• Designs and implements effective individualized health care plans and strategies to engage KCH patients in sustained attention to their own and families’ improved health and well-being.

• Records patient-provider transactions as they occur in the patient’s medical record so that the medical record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.

• The BH Provider must be cognizant of the prevalent stressors and their impact on KCH patient populations, professional providers and other community partners.

Qualifications needed:

• Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school

• Current License in the State of Idaho as a BH Provider

• Ability to receive clearance through the National Practitioner Database

• Working knowledge of the basic principles of health, illness, and wellness including current best Practice in effective delivery of preventive and primary behavioral health care and health education to low-income and special needs populations.

• Proven clinical competence and outcome-effective experience providing primary and preventive health services.

• Skill in behavioral health services primary care delivery and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff.

• Experience with rural community health care, public health principles and practices desired.

• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, creative thinker and pa proven collaborator.

Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required:

• A high level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards

• Excellent judgment, flexibility, good humor, high energy level and graciousness

• FTCA coverage obtainable

• Unrestricted license to practice in the State of Idaho

• Current CPR (BLS) certification, ACLS preferred

• Ability to be designated a Medicare and Medicaid provider in Idaho

• Computer literacy and willingness to utilize electronic health records