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Inpatient Social Worker - 40 hours, day shift

Lynn, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Bay Ridge Hospital Category: Social Services Job ID: JR19542 Date posted: 04/24/2023
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Day (United States of America)

Inpatient Social Worker(LICSW-LCSW) - Full time, day shift

Job Description:

$3000 sign on bonus eligible

BayRidge Hospital, a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, provides substance abuse and mental health treatment, along with inpatient and outpatient services.
This is a Department of Mental Health (DMH) licensed hospital with 62 adult psychiatric beds.

Inpatient services are provided in a hospital setting and offer evaluation and treatment of acute mental health and/or substance use conditions. Care is provided in a 24-hour, secure and protected, treatment environment. The goal of inpatient services is stabilize people who display acute psychiatric conditions associated with either a sudden onset and a short, severe course, or a marked worsening of symptoms associated with a more persistent, recurring condition.

The Inpatient Social Worker 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.


-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.
-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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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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