Licensed Social Worker Behav Health - HCA (Fredericksburg, VA)
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 9:13 PM
Title: Licensed Social Worker Behav Health Location: United States-Virginia-Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center Other Locations: null SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The full time Clinical Social Worker will exhibit excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers as well as shows courtesy, compassion and respect to all individuals.Responsible for providing social work services to patients and their families, as a member of a multidisciplinary team.Social work interventions are focused on assessment, crisis stabilization, psycho-therapy, and disposition planning.At times, the social worker may provide service to different patient age groups, based on training and knowledge.Screen admissions for discharge needs within one-two (1-2) business days.Track and monitor avoidable (alternative care) days, and provide your supervisor with this information daily.Performs continuous assessments and evaluations, to ensure patient is progressing towards desired outcomes.Assesses and responds to patient/family needs by coordinating efforts of other team members.Identifies and resolves barriers that hinder effective patient care.Collaborates and consults with physicians on patient''s progress and discharge planning needs.Communicates effective and professionally with peers, supervisors, ancillary departments and all other external/internal customers. Coordinates the discharge planning process ensuring involvement of all members of the healthcare team.Counsels with patients and family members in decision making and in meeting psychosocial needs of the patient.Maintains knowledge of resources and facilities available to patients and family members. Collaborates with personnel at other facilities to coordinate smooth and effective patient transfers and transitions.Compiles, evaluates, and reports statistics to members of the team and utilizes the information to facilitate process improvement activities.Analyzes pertinent data, communicates findings, documents information accurately.Provides age and culturally appropriate care.Orients and mentors new staff members.Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Collaborates with RN Case Manager to coordinate smooth and effective patient transfers and transitions. Takes an active role in detention order hearings on the behavioral health unit. EDUCATION Education:Master's Degree from an accredited social work program or Masters Degree in a related field, which provided appropriate background and experience.Education should be clinically focused with study in human life span development and psychopathology. LICENSURE: Certifications: Crisis Prevention Institute within 90 days of hire License (required):Candidate to possess LCSW or LPC Experience: At least the equivalent of 2 years of experience, which can include a graduate level practicum (20 hours per week for 2 semesters or 40 hours per week for 3 months). Experience must be focused in the area of inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, crisis prevention, or outpatient practice.
• Location: Fredericksburg
• Post ID: 9407315 fredericksburg