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Inpatient Psych Social Worker ( LICSW , LCSW ) - Per Diem
Lynn, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Bay Ridge Hospital Category: Social Services Job ID: JR933 Date posted: 10/27/2022
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Job Type:Per Diem
Work Shift:Rotating (United States of America)
About the Job
Assumes responsibility for the planning and delivery of safe and therapeutic treatment to all patients. Assures efficient patient utilization of continuum resources through close communication and collaboration with the patient, primary treatment team, insurers, and community and family support systems. In collaboration with the treatment team, plans appropriate individual and group treatment plans to meet the ongoing needs of assigned patients.
Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:
- Is expected to support the hospital in such a manner that there is a strong and positive commitment to quality patient care
- Advocate for patient needs by conducting ongoing psychosocial needs assessments and communicating these needs to the treatment team
- Plan and implement appropriate inpatient disposition in collaboration with the treatment team
- Effectively identify patient, family, institutional and community barriers to discharge or transitions in treatment. Coordinate referrals and facilitate transitions in treatment while addressing the barriers identified
- Maintain appropriate records and consistently complete paperwork requirements
- Coordinate the development and formulation of psychosocial and case management needs assessments
- Facilitate and/or provide direct clinical therapeutic interventions to prevent relapse and ensure continuity of care.
- Provide information/education to patients and their families/significant others regarding illness, recovery and treatment options.
- Work collaboratively and professionally with the treatment team in maintaining a collaborative relationship with the outside providers and the reimbursement team to optimize the provision of high quality patient care.
- Attend clinical department meetings that will have a positive impact on patient care.
- Attend all appropriate administrative meetings that support the mission of the hospital.
- Master’s Degree in social work required with a current valid Massachusetts license, LICSW preferred. Unlicensed individuals may be hired with the expectation that they obtain a valid Massachusetts license.
- Previous clinical leadership experience or demonstrated clinical leadership skills with theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the clinical area.
- Exhibits ability to be competent in the following areas
- Individual case management and knowledge of managed care
- De-escalation/restraint management techniques
- Motivational Interviewing and short-term treatment techniques
- Strong ability to assess and evaluate patient needs and develop treatment plans to address the identified needs.
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced work environment
- Brief family interventions as required
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