Job Details

  • Title

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW – Outpatient Behavioral Health

  • Category

    Specialists (Clinical and Non-Clinical)

  • Department

    Behavioral Health (Rancho Mirage)

  • Schedule

    Full Time

  • Shift

    Day

  • Location

    Eisenhower Medical Center
    Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • The Licensed Clinical Social Worker monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of social services furnished in accordance with accepted standards of practice and established policies and procedures.
  • Reports to
    • Behavioral Health
  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Minimal/ No Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: Master’s degree in Social Work
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: LCSW, BLS, Work Place Violence and 5150 Designation.
        • Licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
        • Workplace Violence and Response Training Class will be completed during program orientation.
        • 5150 Certification Training may be completed within 3 months of employment
    • Experience
      • Required: Minimum 2 years of mental health clinical social work experience; Individual Psychotherapy and Group Therapy experience required.
      • Preferred: Experience in Crisis Intervention.
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Assumes responsibility for development and modification of the social services program in accordance with the multidisciplinary treatment plan and daily priorities of patients and needs of the unit.
    • Serves in an advocacy role for patients in securing adequate community support systems.
    • Provides Psychosocial Assessments related to the patient’s functioning needs, problems and strengths at the time of admission. Obtains information on family dynamics, background history, current situation, and precipitating crises from the patient, family members and/or other sources.
    • Serves as a liaison between the patient, family, or significant other.
    • Serves as a liaison between different levels of care: hospital staff, physicians, Emergency dept. and community.
    • Provides educational services to patients, family members, and/or significant others.
    • Plans and conducts daily therapy group sessions and milieu activities/programs and individual sessions, in accordance with the multidisciplinary treatment plan.
    • Completes routine paperwork within the prescribed time frames and efficiently documents all pertinent and meaningful observations.
    • Participates as multidisciplinary team member to address, implement and document the individualized treatment needs of the patient.
    • Participates in discharge/aftercare planning by working with the multidisciplinary team identify and meet patient and/or family discharge/aftercare planning needs as documented in the multidisciplinary treatment plan.
    • Prepares the patient/family for discharge by providing the necessary discharge teaching to the patient and family and documenting patient/family’s response and understanding of teaching.
    • Evaluates the patient’s progress regularly and revises the plan of care as indicated.
    • Documents the patient’s response to treatment provided in the medical record and communicates this information to members of the multidisciplinary treatment team.
    • Prioritizes decisions concerning patient care to ensure safety and to meet the multi-level needs for a group of patients as well as the individual patient.
    • Shows awareness for patients’ safety and takes steps to reduce the risk of injury.
    • Demonstrates familiarity with impending signs of physical distress, agitation, assaultive behavior, and potential for self-harm and adverse reactions to medications.
    • Observes and reports changes in the patient’s moods, thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and responses to planned treatment interventions as well as changes in physical condition; provides timely feedback to the RN, Clinical Director/Psychiatrist regarding any changes in the patient’s condition.
    • Utilizes therapeutic communication skills including offering support, encouragement, positive reinforcement, clarification, reality orientation, de-escalation, redirection , teaching and problem solving
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Serves as a role model for patients by demonstrating appropriate social skills and self-respect through language attire and behaviors.
    • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by attending and participating in community meetings and groups.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of equipment and supplies
    • Maintains patient confidentiality with regard to all verbal, written and computerized information.
    • Establishes and maintains effective communications and working relationships with physicians, co-workers, patients, patients’ families, visitors and the public.
    • Maintains and protects individual rights of all patients according to local, State and Federal statues.
    • Reports actual/suspected patient abuse/neglect through appropriate channels.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of program performance improvement initiatives and national patient safety goals.
    • Complies with departmental plan to meet budget goals
    • Completes age specific competency annually.

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