Generous Sign-On Bonus for external new hire. As a social worker/case manager, this position is responsible for coordinating discharge plans, organizing outpatient follow-up services, and providing psychosocial community resources for patients discharging from inpatient psychiatric care. This position will work within an interdisciplinary behavioral health team, as well as with community stakeholders to provide appropriate clinical recommendations and continuity of care. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong understanding of available community resources, and an ability to apply clinical knowledge to practical recommendations.
Provide, oversee, and/or administer a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a high-intensity clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration. Lead and train lower level counselors/social workers, students, and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position
PATIENT CARE - Prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow up care programs
CONSULTATION - Consult with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required
INTERVENTION - Provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions to include but not limited to emergency services and crisis intervention for individuals with serious emotional or behavioral disturbances
REFERRAL - Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services; may visit patients and families in their homes to provide counseling and outreach services
DOCUMENTATION - Follow up to determine reliability of treatment used; change method and degree of therapy when appropriate
CONSULTATION - Consult with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities
CASE MANAGEMENT - Prepare related timely documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings
ADMINISTRATION - Perform various administrative functions such as monitoring expenditures and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans; may propose changes to program policies and procedures
TRAINING - Provide clinical supervision to lower level therapists and/or graduate social work students/interns, as appropriate, and/or consulting services to other patient care professionals
TRAINING - May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters
QUALITY - Promote and use best practices in treatment; may include specialized training
QUALITY - Meet published departmental expectations for client access and productivity
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
Master's Degree in related discipline
Documented experience in age appropriate environment
3 years directly related experience
One of the following:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in State of New Mexico
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in State of New Mexico
Marriage and Family Therapist License State of New Mexico
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
May be credentialed by UNMH Credentialing Committee
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
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