Clinical Social Worker- Inpatient Psychiatry
Department: Psych Inpatient EH
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Class: Union
Union Name: WH MNA - WH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Date Posted: 04/19/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-101940
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.
This per diem Clinical Social Worker II position will provide coverage for full-time weekday staff during vacations and other absences. The ideal candidate would also be available for some weekend hours. Job-Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Provides assessment, evaluation, treatment and/or referral of adult patients to outpatient services. Takes the lead in developing comprehensive and patient centered 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 adult 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.
Master's degree, Social Work
Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) preferred. LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) is strongly considered with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within two years of LCSW.
When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas.
Previous Experience: Minimum of two years post-Master's 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.
All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.