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Swedish Health Services Court Evaluator - Case Management - Ballard in Seattle, Washington


Swedish is calling a Court Evaluator (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) in the Case Management department at Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.


The Swedish Court Evaluator is responsible for providing forensic services to Swedish 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 King County and ITA Court representatives and engaging with Swedish Medical Center treatment team members for care planning, court preparation and alternative treatment measures.

In this position you will:

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

  • Communicate timely, relevant and accurate information to all parties Required qualifications for this position include: Preferred qualifications for this position include: involved with a patient’s care.

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

  • Integrate the patient’s treatment plan and the mission of Swedish Medical Center through internal and external relationships pertaining to ITA detentions and related matters.

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


Required qualifications for this position include:

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

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

  • 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 is required

  • For LMHCs, compliance with the AMHCA Code of Ethics is required.

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

About the Ballard Campus

Swedish's Ballard campus maintains its strong ties to the Ballard community and fosters a team-oriented work environment. The Ballard campus has an active obstetrics program and a full-service Emergency Department. It is the site of Swedish’s Addiction Recovery Services — one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.

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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Community Service

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Ballard Main Bldg (WA148) 5300 Tallman Ave Nw Seattle, 98107

Req ID: 330902