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Clinical Social Worker- Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

Date Posted: 12/01/2022

Requisition Number: 1538

Location: CHA Everett Hospital 

Work Days: 8:30am to 5:00pm  

Category: Social Work  

Department: Psych Inpatient Everett  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day 

Hours/Week: 40.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: MNA Health Care Professionals EH

Clinical Social Workers are vital members of the inpatient psychiatry service. They provide evaluation and treatment to adults ranging in age from 18 to 80+ years who can derive maximum benefit from inpatient care. The diversity of the adult patient population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration. 

Job Duties: Demonstrates an ability to be a problem solver and patient advocate to develop safe and appropriate discharge plans. Demonstrates a capacity to work collaboratively in a team setting, with an ability to listen to others, participate actively, and take appropriate responsibilities. Offers treatment recommendations for specific diagnosis while educating the geriatric patient about illness and treatment options. Contributes as a member of team in discussions of diagnosis and treatment. Shares problems and considers issues of acuity and risk. Participates in the assignment of mental health and addictions care options based on clinical practice criteria. Participates in the educational therapeutic groups relating to substance abuse, trauma, affective disorders, social skills enhancement, and medical illness. Shares and participates in the knowledge acquisition process of new initiatives, policies and practice. Maintains awareness of medical issues and/or problems of patients to ensure patients have preventative and secondary care. Collaborates on cases through the sharing of assessments and framework of treatment empowering PCP group to improve interventions. Collaborates with other caregivers, community agencies and family members as necessary to provide systemically informed, community-based treatment. Such collaboration may require participation in case review conferences and other meetings as needed. Completes timely psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and other required documentation in clients' medical record. Provides group therapy treatment as needed. Participates in teaching and training activities including continuing education activities needed to maintain licensing requirements. Demonstrates an understanding of aging and the needs of older adults facing mental health challenges.


 Qualifications:

Masters degree, Social Work

Licensure: Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) or LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) considered with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within two years of LCSW.

Certifications: Same as above. When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas.

Previous Experience: Minimum of two years post-Masters degree for LICSW preferably working in an inpatient psychiatry setting with a relevant population. Minimum of one year internship experience for LCSW working in an inpatient psychiatry setting with relevant population

 
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