This position will be at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
We are looking for a Licensed Social Worker to join our team at NWH in our Psychiatric Unit. The Clinical Social Worker (CSW) on the psychiatric inpatient units performs psychosocial evaluations which are incorporated into a multi-interdisciplinary treatment planning process. The patient care is coordinated, and the clinical social worker is responsible to communicate and engage the patient/family and outside team in treatment/discharge planning conferences. Your primary focus will be on assessment, discharge planning crisis intervention, advocacy, information/referral, and outpatient follow up are the base of the clinical social work intervention.
The main focus of this role is in the following key areas:
- Obtains psychosocial data from patient, families and treatment providers in order to contribute to multi-interdisciplinary treatment planning.
- Formulates psychosocial assessments and develops social work treatment goals and plans.
- Identifies family issues and/or barriers to discharge; coordinates family meetings and/or treatment planning conferences with patient/family and treatment team to work on identified issues.
- Collaborates with other team members on family meetings and discharge planning.
- Provides education regarding patient’s illness and coordinates family/treater meetings with attending physician to discuss patient’s diagnosis, prognosis, and discharge planning needs.
- Develops and implements discharge planning with outside agencies.
- Maintains patient records and other documentation in a manner consistent with standards of clinical care, hospital, department, third party and regulating agencies’ policies and procedures, and standards of risk management.
- Attends interdisciplinary rounds to obtain input and report casework activities to other team members.
- Participates in Quality Improvement process, contributes to Department’s mission by serving on task forces and committees and participating in pertinent activities.
- Works collaboratively with the UR manager in managed care reviews.
- Participates in continuing education opportunities to enhance and broaden skills relevant to job performance; maintains documentation of continuing education and in-service activities provided.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and expertise:
- Master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
- Previous experience includes work with adults and families with major mental illness, chemical dependency, and other clinical disorders identified in the DSM
- Licensed in Massachusetts at the licensed independent clinical social work level (LICSW)
Newton-Wellesley Hospital will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran or active military status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.