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Caseworker- Adult and Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry
Date Posted: 06/01/2023
Requisition Number: 3495
Location: CHA Everett Hospital
Work Days: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Category: Professional and Management
Department: Psych EH Inpatient Administration
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day
Union Name: Non Union
Job Summary: Responsible for working as part of a multidisciplinary team on adult and geriatric inpatient psychiatric units coordinating discharges by scheduling aftercare appointments, meetings with support systems and providing resources while under the supervision of a social worker. Develops awareness of community resources to meet the needs of patients based on treatment factors and population health.
Responsibilities: • Provides psychosocial casework and referrals for adult clients with medical issues and illness, substance abuse, and psychiatric illness, on inpatient psychiatric units. • Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team on the inpatient psychiatric units, and specifically with the social worker to provide concrete services, psycho education, appointment scheduling and referrals. Demonstrates a capacity to work collaboratively in a team setting, with an ability to listen to others, participate actively, and take appropriate responsibilities. • Collaborates with other caregivers, community agencies, and benefits/ entitlements offices as necessary to provide inpatient psychiatric treatment. • Completes forms, referrals, documentation, statistics, and other paperwork tasks thoroughly and on time. Examples include DMH applications, referrals to assisted living and paperwork related to obtaining health insurance. • Provides all necessary documentation in clients’ medical charts in a timely fashion. Ex. Health care proxy, release of information. • Participates in activities of the Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Social Work. • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, who is a Social Worker, which may also include arranging discharge transportation as needed and requesting medical records from other facilities.
Qualifications: Both prior experience working in a hospital setting and bilingual skills is a plus. Experience using electronic medical records is necessary. Education/Training: College degree or equivalent plus four years of experience in a relevant human service field. Although licensure is not required, training in social work to include a BSW degree and/or a LSW license is desirable. Work Experience: Experience working with relevant community populations, such as, people with chronic mental illness, cognitive disorders, substance abuse disorders and medical issues. Demonstrated experience working in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings required. All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility exam
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