Providence Health & Services Clinician – Behavioral Health Coordinator in Kodiak, Alaska


Providence is calling a Clinician – Behavioral Health Coordinator (Variable Shift, 1 FTE) at Providence Kodiak Mental Health Center in Kodiak, Alaska.

The Clinician – Behavioral Health Coordinator will provide integrated quality behavioral health and care to children, adolescents and adults in the Kodiak Community Health Center primary care clinic. This position will be integrated into the primary care team on a daily basis.

In this position you will:

  • Provide brief counseling and short-term interventions based on working knowledge of community-based, integrated behavioral health concepts, practices and theory.

  • Provide the necessary assessment, treatment and referral for clients. This will include individuals, groups, couples, families, children, adolescents and adults.

  • Provide and seek clinical, psychiatric and medical consultation.

  • Responsible for accurate and timely documentation of cases, including intake and discharge records, progress notes, treatment planning, correspondence, client assessments, and referral.

  • Complete daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports for federal, state and local reporting requirements and including AKAIMS & EPIC reports.

  • Coordinate treatment planning with KCHC providers and clinical staff and other agencies (ie. schools, juvenile probation, psychologist, community psychiatrist, et al.)

  • Participate in 24-hour on-call crisis intervention for the PKIMC Emergency Department on a rotating basis.

  • Determine need for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations and assumes responsibility for the coordination of associated legal procedures.

  • Act as the Liason between Primary care and community-wide Behavioral Health agencies.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education or other related behavioral health field that will be accepted for licensure listed below

  • 1 year of counseling experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Ability to obtain State of Alaska Professional License within 3 years of hire; State of Alaska license OR license in another state, which will allow for Alaska “licensure by credentialing” in a behavioral health field, ex: LCSW, (Licensed Clinical Social Worker); LMFT, (Licensed Marital and Family Therapist); or LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor); License transfer must be completed within 2 years of hire

  • Substance Abuse Professional Certification (e.g. CDC I or II, National Master Addiction Counselor) within 1 year of hire

  • 1 year in primary care with working knowledge of concepts, practices and theory

  • Proficiency with a variety of computer software applications including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Experience using Electronic Medical Records (EMR) such as EPIC

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Social Work / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 178147