Clinical Social Worker

Job Ref: 22097
Category: Social Work
Location:
Emerson Hospital, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742

Department: Physician Hospital Organization
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day shift
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Job Summary:
 
The Clinical Social Worker is a key member of the iCMP (Integrated Care Management Program) team providing and overseeing the provision of psychiatric, psychosocial and overall mental health services for high risk, medically complex patients within primary care practices.
 
The Clinical Social Worker is involved in assessment and triage of patients to ensure provision of appropriate, timely, and effective evaluation. This initial clinical evaluation may be conducted by the social worker independently, or in collaboration with other members of the care team. The social worker collaborates with the care team and communicates relevant information.
 
The Clinical Social Worker may provide direct treatment/intervention to patients and/or may work with the treating clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, or other disciplines, within and outside of the system, helping to ensure that treatment is focused and effective.     

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: LCSW required

  • Experience:
    • Experience in field of psych, substance abuse and/or community mental health services preferred.
    • Clinical experience, understanding of, and comfort working with patients of all ages who suffer complex medical and psychiatric problems; ability to work with families/caregivers of such patients, and ability to help patients and families/caregivers understand and access the resources required to support care.
  • Licensure and/or Certification:
    • MSW/LICSW
  • Skills: 
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.
    • Computer skills required.
    • Strong understanding of psychiatric and family system and ability to use this understanding to formulate succinct case summaries.
    • Strong clinical, consultation and care management skills especially in regards to depression management, motivational interviewing and behavioral activation.
    • Good organizational and time management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Strong interpersonal skills enabling effective team collaboration.
    • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to a complex, fast paced medical environment.
    • Knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses, procedures and treatments.
    • Ability to provide rapid clinical psychosocial assessments and brief, short or long term treatment/management with individuals, families, caregivers, couples and/or groups.
    • Advanced crisis intervention/treatment/management skills.
    • Demonstrated competency in age specific behaviors, cultural issues; effect of illness, as well as family member illness, on patient.
    • Knowledge of end of life care issues.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Demonstrated ability to consult/teach.
    • Knowledge of community agencies/resources. Ability to advocate/negotiate systems for/with patients.
    • Documents in medical record according to policies and procedures.
    • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA.