Clinical Interviewer (Temporary)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 5, 2020
Req #: 179477
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 06/04/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Pay Rate is Competitive. Pay Rate is Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for Temporary Clinical Interviewers to conduct clinical interviews for the Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Prevalence Study (MDPS).


•       Most clinical interviews will be conducted virtually with respondents via computer screen.
• ·    Additional interviews will be conducted in-person in households, prisons, hospitals, and homeless shelters.
•      Complete 1-3 practice interviews with psychiatric patients to obtain certification for administration of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5
•      Conduct 2-3 mental health assessments per week, including preparation, data entry, and submission of materials to RTI International
•      Attend monthly quality review meetings by phone/video
•      Participate in 1-on-1 feedback calls with Clinical Supervisor approximately once every 2 weeks

Minimum Qualifications:

• ·       Master's Degree in related fields
•         1-2 years work related experience
• ·       Have experience assessing highly impaired individuals;
• ·       Be available an average of 10-12 hours per week for scheduling and conducting interviews with eligible respondents and completing administrative tasks between November 2020 and October 2021; and
• · Be able to attend a 2 week virtual training (4 hours a day) October 22-November 6, 2020.

Desired Qualifications:

        Doctoral degree, or currently enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical or counseling    psychology, social work, or a similar field, or a medical degree with a specialty in psychiatry;
·       Prior experience administering the SCID clinical interview in clinical or research settings.
·       Prior experience conducting clinical interviews using virtual technology
·       Prior experience assessing and/or treating serious mental illness in adults, including psychotic disorders
·       Prior experience conducting clinical interviews in non-household populations such as prisons, hospitals, and shelters.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or