DSHS ESH Civil Court Order Supervisor

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

DSHS ESH Civil Court Order Supervisor
The Department of Social and Health Services is seeking an experienced and motivated Civil Court Order Supervisor to join our team at Eastern State Hospital (ESH). Apply today and put your organizational skills to work as you to start a rewarding career in helping to Transform Lives.
 You’ll be responsible for supervising assigned staff who support the court ordered civil preadmission screening program. You’ll make sure that patients are committed under appropriate legal authority per RCW 71.05 and 10.77.  
 Some of what you’ll do:

  • Coordinate with the admission team, admission nurse, Civil/Forensic Administrative Directors, clinical staff, treatment teams, and court personnel,
  • Primary contact, hospital liaison and subject matter expert regarding civil admissions, discharges, transports, scheduling, legal authority, and case status,
  • Consult with supervisor and Civil Administrative Director regarding potential admission/discharge issues or changes/irregularities,
  • Oversee and monitor Eastern State Hospital’s civil inpatient waitlists,
  • Track and monitor all civil legal court documents received from various court jurisdictions,
  • Coordinate with medical staff to ensure professional completion of dictated petitions,
  • Track time frames to ensure documentation is filed with the Superior Court timely,
  • Ensure all legal documents conform with state laws and statutes and make appropriate contact for clarification and/or corrections.

We’re looking for professionals with:
 High School graduation or equivalent
 At least 3 years of applicable experience in the program specialty
 Equivalent education/experience.

  • Three years of experience with Microsoft Office software products including Word, Excel, and Access
  • Knowledge of and ability to: read, understand, and interpret applicable RCWs, WACs, court orders, WATCH reports, policies and procedures
  • Experience using psychiatric medical terminology
  • Ability to produce and/or revise a wide variety of complex legal, medical, and clinical documents and reports from tape, digital, and voice recordings
  • Ability to produce accurate work in a fast paced and open office with frequent interruptions to daily work assignments, competing priorities and ever-changing work processes
  • Ability to work with difficult or angry patients in a therapeutic, non-threatening manner

 Please include the following with your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references with current contact information

 Want to know more about Eastern State Hospital? Click on the images below to meet staff, take a tour, and explore your career.

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.
Questions about 05737?   Contact Joshua.Shawhan@dshs.wa.gov.
Employees of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of your vaccine status. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available once an offer of employment is made.

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