PeaceHealth is seeking a Care Management/Behavioral Health Social Work Lead for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.
Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area. Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met and service excellence provided in all aspects of work. Subject matter expert.
Coordinates the development and implementation of a patient care/treatment plan through use of diagnosis and clinical assessment of psychiatric, chemical dependency and psychosocial needs as they relate to medical and behavioral care needs. Provides disposition and discharge planning, risk assessment, case management, mental health assessments and coordination of services to provide continuity of care.
Assigns work; plans and manages priorities; provides technical assistance; oversees staff schedules; monitors quality of work; monitors team projects; mentors staff; provides constructive feedback; oversees staff training; ensures quality improvement; provides leadership feedback on staff performance; and assists with goal setting for team, which includes Care Manager/Medical Social Worker..
Completes appropriate intake documentation, provides ongoing assessment, develops treatment plan in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Manages multiple complicated cases, maintains current knowledge of ever-changing community resources, monitors patient needs and progress, and develops aftercare plans. Maintains documentation on patient throughout hospitalization.
Provides risk assesments (danger to self, others and/or grave disability) to all patients seen and determines need for continued hospitalization or disposition to community services. Works in collaboration with the attending provider and the medical care team.
Assists in determining patient level of need and makes recommendations to the care team regarding need for psychiatric consultation, including possible need for medication management.
Integrates the overlapping roles of, consultant, quality improvement facilitator, and clinical educator.
Conducts community staffings in coordination with the physician and treatment team.
Ensures compliance with current regulatory standands and privacy and confidentiality laws. Interfaces regularly with legal entities to address treatment needs.
Maintains current understanding of issues related to culture, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion and utilizes appropriate communication skills.
Provides information, education and direction in response to community requests.
Regularly accesses pharmaceutical and community resources to provide patients with needed psychiatric medications.
Provides instruction, training and supervision for graduate level social work students. Also provides clinical supervision toward licensure for CSWA's. Must maintain current licensure through continuing education.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)
Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school of social work.
Two or more years of clinical experience with designated population; hospital, emergency room, chemical dependency, or community agency experience preferred.
Must attend PROACT (crisis management) training provided by hospital.
Knowledge of community resources, knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and insurance requirements as these relate to continuing care
Previous leadership experience preferred.
Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker (LICSW).
CCM or working towards, preferred.
Demonstrated medical and mental health clinical skills to provide clinical supervision and to function as a LIP
Demonstrated commitment to promotion of social work values, clinical excellence, and customer satisfaction
Familiarity with medical terminology and conditions as these impact discharge needs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must possess superior ability to work collaboratively within a team.
Must possess excellent organizational skills.
Ability to document on electronic record
ST. JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.
Location: Bellingham, WA, St. Joseph Medical Center (216) Job Category: Professionals - Other Shift: Day Shift Length: 8 Hours FTE: 1.0 Work Type: Full Time Hourly compensation starts at: $35.55, more depending on experience Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker-Washington
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.
The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || Professionals - Other || Full Time || CLINICAL SUPP SVCS
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout th...e Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth is an EEO/AA Employer.
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