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Social Worker

Company: Mass General Brigham
Location: middleboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

McLean Hospital will be opening a 68-bed facility in Middleborough Massachusetts during the summer of 2021. This will give candidates an opportunity to advance their careers at a comprehensive psychiatric hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and the Mass General Brigham health system.

McLean is committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

For the Child Adolescent Inpatient unit:

  • We value highly people who enjoy kids and are passionate about working with kids.
  • We value people who believe strongly in working as part of a team.
  • We value people who are open to learning about our field, particularly through the process of giving and receiving feedback.
  • We value people who are aware of their own challenges, but who are always able to put the needs of our patients first.
  • We value people who have a sense of direction in their professional lives and goals of gaining experience that could lead to further study and work as a professional.

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

The Clinical Social Worker, LICSW works on an INPATIENT UNIT and is accountable/responsible for the day to day treatment, management, disposition, and aftercare plan for his/her assigned patients with particular attention to taking responsibility for the prudent use of clinical resources. The Clinical Social Worker position requires flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills both with internal and external customers.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide ongoing assessment and formulation of the patient's needs in order to update the patient's plan of care including responsibility for the timely completion of a Treatment Plan that will satisfy clinical and regulatory requirements. Provide clinical services to patients as appropriate, according to the age of the patient. Provide clinical services to family members, as indicated. 2. Coordinate the delivery of services by the patient's multidisciplinary treatment team. 3. Act as primary liaison with family and significant others, referrers and community agencies and professionals to develop a timely and comprehensive discharge plan that includes access to services for patients and, where appropriate, family members. ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS 4. Collaborate with the Utilization Manager to manage the patient's care in a manner that is both clinically and fiscally sound; where appropriate, be the designated contact with managed care organizations. 5. Ensure the timely completion of all documentation and other required paperwork needed to facilitate patient evaluation, transition and billing (e.g., treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries, psychosocial assessment, signed releases, patient care referral forms, etc.). OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES 6. Demonstrate a commitment to his/her professional growth and competency in order to enhance patient care and job performance. 7. Contribute to the efficient operation of the program, the hospital and, where appropriate,his/her clinical department through team work, cooperation and participation in problem solving activities.

Education: Social Work - MSW License: LICSW in the state of MA (or equivalent independent Social Work licensure in state where services are being provided) Broad range of clinical skills including psychiatric assessment, capacity to formulate a case and develop a therapeutic alliance, and plan treatment and aftercare. Crisis stabilization Family support and intervention Clinical privileges or eligibility for privileges in his/her discipline in individual, family and couples treamtne Familiarity with the discharge planning process as well as community resources, public service delivery systems and consumer entitlement programs Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work collaboratively within a rapidly changing system of care Familiarity with computerized clinical databases Experience A minimum of two years post degree experience or equivalent in an inpatient, partial, or outpatient setting Experience in providing a range of clinical services including: assessment, treatment and discharge planning Experience in a managed care environment and the capacity to work collaboratively with managed care organizations Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff both within the Hospital and the community at large All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.

Required to complete electronic medical records training, and demonstrate 80% accuracy on competency test within 30 days of hire.

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Keywords: Mass General Brigham, Brockton , Social Worker, Other , middleboro, Massachusetts

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