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Court Evaluator - (110906)

Universal Health Services
Monroe, WA 98272
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Join Fairfax Behavioral Health today and provide help, hope, and healing. We currently have an available opportunity for a Court Evaluator in our Monroe, Washington hospital.


The Court Evaluator represents the Hospitals position on involuntary/civil commitment proceedings as outlined in RCW 71.05.

  • Clinically evaluates patients detained by a DMHP on an initial 72 hour hold and assesses whether additional inpatient hospitalization is needed or whether a less restrictive option is appropriate.
  • Co-authors with attending provider14/90/180 day petitions for involuntary treatment.
  • Provide expert witness testimony in court proceedings through a combination of patient evaluation, medical chart review, discussions with treatment providers and witnesses, and direct examination/cross-examination from Prosecution/Defense attorneys.
Job Requirements


Education:Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or related mental health field. Doctoral (PhD/PsyD) degree in Psychology or related mental health field preferred.


  • Seven (7) years post-Master or three (3) years post-Doctoral experience in a psychiatric health care setting.
  • Strong clinical assessment skills required.
  • Background in forensic or clinical work required.

Additional Requirements:Must be licensed in the state of Washington as a Psychologist, Social Worker, or related mental health field. Employee must obtain CPR, first aid, Handle with Care, and Verbal De-Escalation certification upon hire.

Fairfax Behavioral Health - Kirkland:

The patient population we care for is culturally and clinically diverse, creating a stimulating and rewarding workplace. Our strong team environment and mission allow us to provide friendly services that focus on the highest quality patient care. Fairfax compensation and competitive benefits package will support and enhance a lifelong career.

The Hospital is conveniently located in Kirkland. The Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient support services to communities throughout Western Washington.

Kirkland is located just east of Seattle, the Pacific Northwests largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers magnificent mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.

The Kirkland Hospital is part of the Fairfax expanding network of facilities that support our continuum of care for Behavioral Health to the greater Seattle area.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits

Fairfax Behavioral Health offers an excellent time off plan, medical, dental, vision, employee assistance program, life and long term disability benefits and 401(k) plan for full time and part time employees. Company sponsored fitness membership discount, and no parking fees are among some of the additional benefits also available to our employees.
Take the next step in becoming a part of our growing team. EOE, m/f/d/v.

Our Mission

The mission of Fairfax Behavioral Health is to provide the highest quality of patient care in response to the behavioral health care needs of our community, by focusing on the experience of our patients and families.

About Us

Founded in the 1930s, Fairfaxhas served the behavioral health needs to the Greater Puget Sound area formore than 80 years, continuously building a reputation for providing the best and most compassionate patient centered care.

Fairfax Behavioral Health operates a 157-bed, standalone psychiatric hospital, located in Kirkland, WA; composed of six units providing specialized treatment for mental health and co-occurring disorders (concurrent mental illness and substance abuse issues), as well as detoxification services for both adolescents and adults.

Fairfax also operates a 30-bed adult general psychiatric unit, located in Everett, WA on the seventh floor of the Providence Medical Centers Pacific campus. As well as, a 34-bed unit on the campus of EvergreenHealth Monroe. Fairfax cares for both voluntarily admitted and involuntarily committed patients at all locations.


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-03-28

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Universal Health Services
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