Job purposePlans and coordinates therapeutic program services on the behavioral health unit.Facilitates individual and group therapy sessions with patients to establish/review goals and document progress toward goals.Participates in discharge planning, arranges for follow up care and develops mechanisms for exchange of appropriate information with sources outside the hospital.Completes psychosocial assessments on all new admissions within CMS guidelines.Develops the master treatment plan in a timely manner according to program policies and documents patient status and response to treatment throughout hospitalization.Leads the scheduled treatment team meetings.Acts as the unit liaison including coordination with the assigned individual evaluator for involuntary commitments.Acts as the unit representative during any court proceedings related to involuntary commitments.Serves as a resource person to healthcare professionals concerning psycho-social problems and community resources.Educates patient and families on signs and symptoms of illness to prevent re-hospitalization and improve disease management skills.Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
This position is responsible for assessment, counseling and social services for patients within the behavioral healthcare setting.
- Provides assessments, treatments and case management to patients and families.
Master’s degree in social work (MSW) required.Current licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, preferredTwo or more years of previous experience in all aspects of social service with an emphasis in psychiatric work.Current certification/training in the management of disruptive and assaultive behavior.BLSCPI training will be providedBasic computer knowledgeStrong interpersonal skills
In clinical duties, will be exposed to communicable disease, blood, and body fluids. Exposure to injury from patients or equipment. Realizing there are unavoidable environmental hazards, the employee must assume responsibility for knowledge of protocols and policies relevant to these hazards. Utilized appropriate protective attire that will be provided in each area.
Ability to handle heavy materials or patients. Physical demands greater than moderate may require knowledge of use of appropriate equipment. Frequent bending, lifting and pulling require proper use of good body mechanics. Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, staff physicians and visitors displaying a smile and maintaining a pleasant attitude. This job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Also, the ability to communicate by phone is important.
This position has no direct reports.