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Swedish Health Services Court Evaluator - Psychiatry in Edmonds, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Court Evaluator (Per diem FTE, Day shift) to work in Psychiatry at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

The Court Evaluator is responsible for providing forensic services to patients who are going through the involuntary treatment act (ITA) process. Such services shall include, but are not limited to, evaluation of identified patients, preparing the proper declarations and petitions, attending all necessary court hearings related to the patients, entering in relevant necessary notes into the patients' medical records and processing court orders and other related paperwork. Duties also include educating and guiding staff along ITA laws and regulations, liaising with Snohomish/King Counties and ITA Court representatives and engaging with treatment team members for care planning, court preparation and alternative treatment measures.

In this position you will:

  • Collaboration: Works collaboratively with patients, families, court officials, county representatives, nurses, case managers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and community resources and agencies.

  • Communication: Communicates timely, relevant and accurate information to all parties involved with a patient’s care.

  • Facilitation: Facilitates the progression of ITA process per the patient’s treatment plan in order to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Coordination: Integrates the patient’s treatment plan and the mission of Swedish and affiliates through internal and external relationships pertaining to ITA detentions and related matters.

  • Advocacy: Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access or creation, and for the protection of the patient’s health, safety and rights.

  • Resource Management; Assures prudent utilization of all resources (fiscal, human, environmental, equipment and services) by evaluating the options available and balancing cost and quality to assure the optimal clinical and financial outcomes.


Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited school OR Ph.D. from an accredited school

  • 2 years of experience in the areas of acute mental healthcare in an inpatient, outpatient or legal setting

  • Ph.D. From an accredited school

  • One of the following is required: Licensed Social Work Independent Clinical (LSWIC), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Licensed Psychologist

  • For LICSWs, compliance with the NASW Code of Ethics

  • For LMHCs, compliance with the AMHCA Code of Ethics

  • For Psychologists, compliance with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct

About the Edmonds Campus.

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

217 licensed beds.

450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff.

1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.

Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Community Service

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 305265