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Clinician - State Hospital South

This position will remain open until filled. To ensure you are considered, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Would you like to make a difference in both the lives of people as well as the community in which you work? State Hospital South located in Blackfoot, Idaho is seeking Clinicians to join our amazing Treatment Team. SHS has a 110-bed Adult Psychiatric Treatment Hospital and this position will be working on a 30 bed unit within that facility. This position is Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with holidays off.

SHS is in beautiful Southeast Idaho, an area best known for Oregon Trail and Native American history, amazing fly fishing, towering mountain peaks with abundant wildlife and awe inspiring geological sites.

State Hospital South provides psychiatric inpatient treatment and skilled nursing care for Idaho’s adult citizens with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. The hospital works in partnership with families and communities to enable clients to return to community living.

Clinicians are part of the hospital Treatment Team providing evidence-based patient centered care for adult patients who are committed to the Department of Health and Welfare for care and treatment.. You will be working as part of a treatment team that includes a prescriber, other clinicians, nursing, pharmacy, medical, recreational therapy and others. 
Benefit Information:

Our generous benefits package increases the total compensation of a full-time (benefits eligible) Clinician making $26.00/hour to an estimated $37.20/hour.

We offer a competitive benefits package to eligible employees which includes:

  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance-employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • participation in PERSI - one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (the state currently contributes 11.94% of gross wages to an employee’s PERSI account)
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • employee covered at one times annual salary
  • spouse covered at $10,000
  • child covered at $5,000
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness  
  • and more!

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test in addition to completing a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 
If you have previously applied for Clinician and wish to be considered for this position, you must reapply under this announcement.

This is an on-going announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening. Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be place on the eligibility list. When a position becomes available, a hiring/referred list will be created from the qualified applicants on the eligibility list. A hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview.

Applications for this position are good for 90 days. If you are still interested in this position after 90 days, you must reapply.

Example of Duties
  • Perform assessments, evaluations, observations, and interviews to identify strengths and needs.
  • Develop treatment plans, recommend services and interventions to the Treatment Team.
  • Ongoing case management consultation with members of the Treatment Team, Regional staff, and Families involved with the patient to gather data relevant to assessment, treatment, and discharge planning.
  • Perform assessments for patients at risk due to suicidal, homicidal, assaultive, or elopement behaviors and develop a structured intervention immediately to implement in the Treatment Plan.
  • Document clinical observations and assessment data in the electronic medical records per hospital policy and procedure.
Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • A Master's Degree (or higher) in a direct clinical practice Human Services field is required for this position. (Master's degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation counseling, psychiatric nursing, or very closely related field of study.)
  • This position requires licensure in one of following: Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Pastoral Counselors (LPAS), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC), and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT). For licensure information please contact the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses at or (208)334-3233.

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Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.