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ACT Behavioral Health Clinician Masters-Outpatient Clinic-Relocation Assistance Included & Retention Bonus

at Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 10773

Job Description




Outpatient Clinics

Employment Duration:
Full time

Temporary Status:
Not Applicable

Hours p/Week:

Your passion is in what you do, the care you provide, and the dedication with which you serve. It is the same commitment with which our people live their lives, and in turn, share their culture.

With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you’ll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You’ll grow your skills and expertise in a clinically challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.

Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging. 

Position Summary:

ACT, “Access to Collaborative Care”, is an evidence based model of care that coordinates Behavioral Health treatment with Primary Care. ACT is an evidenced-based model of care that helps primary care physicians, psychiatrists and mental health providers collaborate effectively to assist patients becoming and remaining HEALTHY. The ACT clinician facilitates screening, provider and psychiatric consultation, short term evidence based treatment and referral services in YKHC’s Outpatient Primary Care Clinics. Formerly “IMPACT”, the ACT program has expanded services to include assisting patients in locating outside resources, Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery, and Wellness Programming. The ACT Clinician works closely with primary care and other hospital departments to ensure that patients with behavioral health needs are identified, referred and treated according to the patient’s wants and needs. Candidate must have excellent communication skills, some experience with electronic record keeping, and professional work ethic. LMSW or LPC preferred. Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in behavioral health related field.


Position Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services related field. If in recovery prefer three (3) years sobriety.
  • Have completed clinical practicum as part of master level degree.
  • Alaska Drivers License and provide a copy of current driving record. Must provide a criminal record background. Appropriate State of Alaska independent clinical licensure preferred and must be able to obtain it within 2 years of hire.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge, and standard office equipment usage skills.
  • LPC or LCSW preferred 
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in clinical assessment skills. Ability to communicate effectively with, evaluate competencies, and develop training plans for staff with various levels of education

Benefits Include:

  • Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Student loan repayment eligibility for SHARP program
  • Tort Claims coverage
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences.  Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health

For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: ykhc_recruitment@ykhc.org