Catholic Health Initiatives Social Services Specialist, MSW for Psychiatric Assessment Full-time Days St. Joseph Medical Center in TACOMA, Washington
Social Services Specialist, MSW for Psychiatric Assessment Full-time Days St. Joseph Medical Center
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for assessing and providing support and intervention for the social and emotional needs of patients and their families to promote continuity of care and services. Work involves professional activities such as psycho-social assessment, mental health screening and referral, crisis intervention, environmental assistance, patient advocacy, after-care planning and others of similar scope and complexity, depending on the assigned work unit.
Note: If assigned to the following areas, behavioral health or emergency services, duties include mental health assessment and evaluation.
This job exists in multiple locations, assignments may include coverage at multiple locations and settings, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements are consistent between locations.
Essential Job Duties:
Performs assessments, evaluation, mental health screening and/or mental health assessment and evaluation, and referrals, focusing on the psychosocial needs of the patient and family; facilitates family conferences as appropriate. Identifies and communicates social, emotional and patient/family stressors to members of the care team as it relates to patient’s problems and plan of care.
Plans and coordinates interventions, provides counseling services and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for identified patients and families based on specific department standards.
Identifies and facilitates safe discharge planning along the continuum. Communicates and documents plan to interdisciplinary patient care team.
Promotes safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization. Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access and for safety and rights. Examples could include victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, disability access or community based services.
Ensures compliance with state reporting requirements and appropriate documentation as identified by department policy and regulatory requirements/agencies. Provides consultation to staff and physicians regarding reporting requirements.
Provides consultation and guidance to staff and physicians about patient psychosocial issues and needs.
Exhibits and adheres to CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Performs related duties as required.
Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field (e.g. sociology, psychology, counseling, etc.) required; MSW is preferred.
MSW required for the following departments:
Two years recent related work experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
Depending on the assigned work unit/service line, work experience in a specialized field may be required (i.e. Nephrology).
Current Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Current Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Current Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)
Current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Eligible for Agency Affiliated Counselor; and the state must receive the application within seven (7) days of employment; and the credential must be obtained within 60 days of hire.
Job Social Services
Primary Location WASHINGTON-TACOMA-ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0116382