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WPHP is Hiring!

Want to work with an outstanding team, helping physicians and other health professionals heal and achieve lives and careers they never thought possible? Check out our 2 Clinical Coordinator job postings! 

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WPHP is Hiring!

We are currently working to fill 2 Clinical Coordinator positions on our team! If you know someone who may be interested in joining our team, please direct them to our Indeed post for more information on the Clinical Coordinator position or have them contact Courtney Strong directly with questions.       

 

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WPHP April Physician Health Focus

WPHP’s April Physician Health Focus is now available!  

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WPHP is Hiring!

We are currently working to fill 2 Clinical Coordinator positions on our team! If you know someone who may be interested in joining our team, please direct them to our Indeed post for more information on the Clinical Coordinator position or have them contact Courtney Strong directly with questions. 

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Dr. Bundy discusses the impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers in the Washington Medical Commission Spring 2021 Update

The Washington Medical Commission Spring 2021 Update features the WPHP Report highlighting a study about frontline workers and COVID-19.  

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Registration for WPHP’s 26th Annual Reunion Now Open!

Please join us for our Annual Reunion on June 4.  This year the Reunion will be 100% virtual. Registration is now open and invitees should have received an email with event details 

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Congrats to Dr. Chris Bundy, the President of FSPHP

Congratulations to our Executive Medical Director, Dr. Chris Bundy, who recently began his two-year term as President of the Federation of State Physician Health Program. 

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WPHP’s Lindsay Shea is featured in WMC Fall edition of Update!

Lindsay explores how mental health disparities create “double vulnerability” for those in minority communities.

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International Podiatry Day

Today is International Podiatry Day and we would like to recognize and give thanks to Podiatric Physicians. #Feetmatter

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WPHP is Hiring!

Washington Physicians Health Program (WPHP) has an outstanding employment opportunity for a full-time Clinical Coordinator. Remote work options are available for this position. The Clinical Coordinator is an exempt employee who engages in a variety of clinical activities, manages assigned cases, assists as needed with special projects, and ensures that efficient, effective operations and procedures are in place. This person will be licensed at the master’s level in a relevant mental health field and have extensive experience with co-occurring disorders.

Founded in 1986, WPHP is a small, independent, physician-lead, non-profit organization that advances patient safety by supporting the recovery of doctoral level health care providers in the State of Washington. WPHP is recognized as one of the strongest physician health programs in the United States. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional team working in service to an important social mission. With a generous pay structure, an excellent benefits package, flexible work arrangements and a wonderful team of coworkers, this position offers the complete package. Please send us your cover letter and resume to sscheuler@wphp.org.

 

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Dr. Bundy weighs in on the future of health care post COVID-19

In the Washington Medical Commission Summer 2020 Update, Dr. Bundy speaks on how COVID-19 has sparked challenges for the health care workforce, and simultaneously created the opportunity to reshape the industry moving forward.

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Staff Spotlight: Sheldon Cooper


Mr. Cooper was appointed Executive Director by the WPHP Board of Directors in March 2015. He is responsible for WPHP’s administrative and financial policy and operations and, in collaboration with the Executive Medical Director, ensuring the overall fulfillment of WPHP’s Mission. From 1999 to 2014 Mr. Cooper led Homestead Community Land Trust’s efforts to provide permanently affordable homes in King County. During that time he grew the organization to become the largest of its kind in Washington State. He brings over two decades of experience advancing social causes as a founder, executive director, board chair, and a board member of a variety of organizations.

“I have spent my professional career helping small nonprofit organizations do their best work. I have the good fortune to work closely with the WPHP volunteer Board of Directors as well as the staff, and am inspired each day by their collective knowledge, talent, and wisdom dedicated to advancing our mission. It is a great honor and immensely gratifying to be a part of the WPHP team.”

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Staff Spolight: Shea Scheuler

 

Shea joined WPHP in 2018 as Director of Program Development.  She is responsible for strategic initiatives and performance improvement activities that promote accountability, consistency and excellence across WPHP services. Shea’s combination of clinical, business development, and public-relations experience is uniquely suited to her role at WPHP. Through meaningful stakeholder engagement, Shea is able to develop innovative yet practical strategies to solve complex organizational challenges and improve service delivery. Shea was born and raised in Olympia, Washington and was recruited to swim at Southern Methodist University where, in addition to three Division 1 All-American honors, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, political science and women’s studies. She later earned a master’s degree in psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Chemical Dependency Professional. As a clinician, Shea has managed a juvenile drug court and worked in private practice and addiction treatment settings. Prior to joining WPHP, Shea was Business Development Manager for Edgewood Health Network and created Hive Consulting Group, working as a health care consultant.

“It has been such a gift to join the WPHP team and have so many unique ways to support the recovery of our amazing health care professionals in Washington state. My job allows me to work directly with the participants by way of facilitating one of the monitoring groups and to support the clinical work by managing projects that help improve our processes and operations. I have never worked with a more passionate and talented team and am constantly amazed by the strength and heart of our participants.”

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Dr. Chris Bundy speaks on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) does not equal treatment with buprenorphine. Dr. Chris Bundy, WPHP Executive Medical Director and FSPHP President, is interviewed on this complex topic:

Doctors’ Exemplary Treatment Success Occurs Absent High Use of Buprenorphine Alcohol and Drug Abuse Weekly – May 11, 2020 article by Gary Enos in the May issue of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Weekly.

“Physicians experience some of the most noteworthy recovery success rates among professional groups, largely because of the presence of physician health programs (PHPs) that offer a treatment-focused alternative to discipline while still protecting public safety.”

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Staff Spotlight: Sachi Sugimoto

Sachi joined WPHP in September 2017. She is the Senior Accountant and is responsible for managing the organization’s day to day accounting operations, and preparing and analyzing financial reports. Sachi received her BA in Accounting at Seattle University and later her Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Bothell. She is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

“I started out as Staff Accountant at WPHP in 2017.  I was able to advance my career which was important to my professional development, and the team supported me throughout the journey. I began my Masters in Accounting in 2018 and completed my degree in 2019. I then transitioned over to a new role at WPHP as the Senior Accountant, where I am responsible for financial reporting, managing billing and budgeting, and maintaining financial records.
The team here at WPHP has been one of the best parts of working for the organization. I really appreciate the collaborative culture, and the team’s energy really brightens my work life!”

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Setting the Record Straight

Check out Dr. Bundy’s three part series in the Washington Medical Commission’s Update! In this series Dr. Bundy is “Setting the Record Straight” and answering common questions about Physician Health Programs.

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WPHP 2020 Annual Reunion Cancellation

Due to COVID-19, WPHP will be unable to hold the Annual Reunion on May 15-17, 2020.  We came to this decision with heavy hearts, understanding how much this event means to our attendees and staff.  We are also acutely aware of how much fellowship and recovery support are needed during these uncertain times.

We apologize for those who were looking forward to this event and the inconvenience this may cause with travel and work plans.  If you have any questions, concerns, or require follow-up please contact us.

2021 Reunion Information

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Covid-19 Support Group Recommendations

Our Executive Medical Director, Dr. Bundy, is on the ASAM Covid-19 Taskforce and led the team that developed these recommendations for promoting support group attendance.

https://www.asam.org/Quality-Science/covid-19-coronavirus/support-group

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Introducing: Courtney Strong, LMHC, SUDP

We are excited to introduce our newest team member, Courtney Strong. Mrs. Strong joined WPHP in 2020. As Clinical Director, Mrs. Strong is responsible for direct supervision and professional development of the clinical staff.  In addition, Mrs. Strong manages quality, performance and operational activities that promote WPHP’s commitment to accountability, consistency, and excellence. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Substance Use Disorder Professional who has been working in the behavioral health field for over ten years. Most recently, Mrs. Strong served as Director of Edgewood Health Network Seattle. Mrs. Strong applies principles of system redesign, organizational health and relationship building to promote the shared goals of our staff, participants and community stakeholders. Welcome Courtney!

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WPHP is Hiring!

We’re Hiring:  We are currently working to fill 3 positions!

  • Two Clinical Coordinator positions on our team.
  • One facilitator for the Mt. Vernon Substance Use Disorder group. This group meets for 1.5 hours once a week.

If you know someone who may be interested in joining our team, please direct them to our Indeed post for more information on the Clinical Coordinator position or have them contact Shea Scheuler directly with questions.

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