Employment

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic strives to ensure a positive work environment in which every employee is considered a valuable member of the health care team. Competitive wages, benefits for full-time staff, and opportunities for professional growth are only a part of what it means to work at SMC. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out an employment application.

Employment applications, along with a resume, can be returned to SMC Human Resources via email at recruiting@sawtoothmountainclinic.org or via mail at:

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic Attn: Human Resources
513 5th Ave West
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Current Positions Available


Behavioral Health Manager


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is actively searching for an LICSW, LMFT, or LPCC to lead our team of Behavioral Health Consultants.

 

At Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC), you will deliver excellent patient-centered care as part of a dedicated team of providers on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior in Cook County, MN. The area is also known for its recreational resources, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior Hiking Trail. The SMC Behavioral Health team provides outpatient clinical therapy with a supportive working collaboration between 3 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, 5 Family Medicine Physicians with 3 Nurse Practitioners, and visiting specialties including a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) and not-for-profit organization, we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our patients and the health of our vibrant rural community. In addition to providing services on our main campus in Grand Marais, our providers also serve on the Grand Portage Reservation through a partnership with Grand Portage Health Services and Grand Portage Human Services. SMC has a Health Practitioner Shortage Area score of 16, and as an FQHC, our providers our eligible to apply for the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program.

We offer a generous benefit package including: Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Insurance, Health Savings Account, 6 weeks of PTO, Additional Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Employer-matched 401k after 6 months, Annual Fitness Benefit

Job Summary:

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC) is looking for someone who is passionate about community mental health and who is experienced and interested in programmatic development and team leadership to be our next Behavioral Health Manager. The Behavioral Health Manager is responsible for overall direction and supervision of Behavioral Health (BH) services for Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. In addition to BH Manager duties, this role performs a designated number of hours of direct patient care per week, providing diagnostic assessments and non-pharmacological treatment to patients of all ages with a wide range of mental health conditions in an integrated primary care setting. The BH Manager works with the Chief Medical Officer and a health care team including MDs, DOs, NPs, RNs, and MAs. This role includes professional collaboration as well as independent responsibility and accountability in decision-making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: BH Manager

  • Responsible for leadership, management, and continuous improvement of SMC’s Behavioral Health program
  • Advises Senior Leadership regarding the development, growth, and overall vision of SMC Behavioral Health Department
  • Effectively manages BH team
  • Regularly provides supervision of and constructive feedback to direct reports
  • Identifies and addresses training and development needs of direct reports
  • Aligns BH employees with organizational priorities and maintains a strong focus on their engagement and accountability
  • Provides day to day supervision of staff including scheduling, payroll approval, staff productivity measures and staff periodic evaluation
  • Leads SMC BH QI/QA efforts and BH Peer Review process, facilitates BH Team Meetings, and ensures BH Policies and Procedures are up to date and reflective of current standards of practice
  • Routinely collaborates with SMC CMO and clinical staff to ensure appropriate consultation and integration
  • Actively contributes to SMC strategic planning and guides futuristic planning for BH program
  • Manages external relationships to enhance and expand BH services at SMC, e.g. MNACHC BH Roundtable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Behavioral Health Consultant

  • Assesses and diagnoses patients utilizing specialized knowledge, skills and assessment tools
  • Develops patient care/treatment plans based on defined area of clinical expertise, risk and overall patient care complexity
  • Provides outpatient therapy services as appropriate
  • Completes diagnostic assessments in accordance with standards of care
  • Identifies desired patient outcomes, evaluates and monitors patient outcomes and response to care
  • Plans, implements, and conducts patient/family education, as appropriate
  • Documents patient care in the clinical record according to clinical guidelines and professional standards, communicating significant changes in patient status and treatment goals
  • Assists providers/patients with acute mental health needs outside of scheduled appointments, when needed, consistent with current integrated behavioral health models
  • Consults with supervisory, care team and consultants, as needed and required
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness by participating as an active member of the patient care team
  • Complies with organizational policies, procedures, standards of care and related laws and regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA regulations

Core Requirements:

  • Works collaboratively and respectfully with staff and others—individually and as part of a team—to achieve optimal efficiency, outcomes, and morale
  • Actively engages in team and clinical consultations regarding patient care
  • Demonstrates cultural competency, including but not limited to: race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, nationality, and religion
  • Maintains excellent and punctual attendance
  • Attends and actively participates in staff and departmental meetings
  • Attends and actively participates in other meetings as relevant or required
  • Works at any or all SMC sites, as needed
  • Uses computer daily including e-mail, word documents, spreadsheets, electronic health record, and patient portal as needed to carry out essential job functions
  • Maintains any required licensure/certification
  • Demonstrates commitment to SMC mission and goals
  • Abides by corporate compliance program, HIPAA regulations, and other SMC policies and procedures
  • Utilizes Patient Portal to access patient information and communicate with patients, as relevant
  • Plans, organizes, and multitasks
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

  • Current Minnesota license as an LICSW, LMFT, or LPCC
  • Master’s degree or higher in psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy
  • Minimum of two years’ experience with programmatic development or team management
  • Minimum of two years’ direct patient care; experience in a primary care setting preferred
  • Team care model experience, patient-centered care philosophy
  • Proficient in use of computer software to document clinical care, and in use of Microsoft office applications
  • Knowledge of:
    • assessment, planning, implementation, and care coordination in mental health
    • standards for care/treatment plan development
    • patient rights principles
  • Skill in:
    • diagnosing patient conditions
    • interpreting findings from clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests
    • risk assessment and intervention

Salary: Commensurate with educational background and experience

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Behavioral Health Consultant


Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is actively searching for an LICSW, LMFT, or LPCC to join our team to meet the rising need of mental health care in our community.

At Sawtooth Mountain Clinic (SMC), you will deliver excellent patient-centered care as part of a dedicated team of providers on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior in Cook County, MN. The area is also known for its recreational resources, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior Hiking Trail. The SMC Behavioral Health team provides outpatient clinical therapy with a supportive working collaboration between 3 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, 5 Family Medicine Physicians with 3 Nurse Practitioners, and visiting specialties including a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) and not-for-profit organization, we are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our patients and the health of our vibrant rural community. In addition to providing services on our main campus in Grand Marais, our providers also serve on the Grand Portage Reservation through a partnership with Grand Portage Health Services and Grand Portage Human Services. SMC has a Health Practitioner Shortage Area score of 16, and as an FQHC, our providers our eligible to apply for the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program.

We offer a generous benefit package including: Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Insurance, Health Savings Account, 6 weeks of PTO, Additional Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Employer-matched 401k after 6 months, Annual Fitness Benefit

Job Summary:

The Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) provides psychological assessment, diagnosis and non-pharmacological treatment to patients of all ages with a wide range of mental health conditions in an integrated primary care setting. Works with the Chief Medical Officer and a health care team including MDs, NPs, RNs, and MAs. This role includes professional collaboration as well as independent responsibility and accountability in decision-making.

Job Qualifications:

  • Current Minnesota license as an LICSW, LMFT, LPCC
  • Master’s degree or higher in psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy
  • Minimum of two years’ direct patient care; experience in a primary care setting preferred
  • Team care model experience, patient-centered care philosophy
  • Proficient in use of computer software to document clinical care, and in use of Microsoft office applications
  • Knowledge of:
    • assessment, planning, implementation, and care coordination in mental health
    • standards for care/treatment plan development
    • patient rights principles
  • Skill in:
    • diagnosing patient conditions
    • interpreting findings from clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests
    • risk assessment and intervention

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.