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Behavioral Health Social Worker

Louisburg, North Carolina

Req ID 7460-8644 Post Date Feb. 05, 2024 CategoryProfessional - Clinical FacilityMaria Parham Health

Maria Parham Health

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. With 205 licensed beds, Maria Parham Health is equipped for every health care need one can encounter. We are fully licensed by Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, and Rated Highest in Patient Safety from Leapfrog.

Where We Are:

Henderson offers a great outdoors, including the region’s largest lake, providing endless hours of fun boating, fishing, skiing and camping. Throw in great golfing, hunting and two fantastic recreational organizations and you may find yourself having a hard time deciding what to do next!

Why Choose Us:

· Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees

· Competitive Paid Time Off, PTO cash out, and PTO donation programs

· Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance

· Loan Repayment and Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants

· Robust employee recognition and awards programs

· And much more…

Position Summary:

The Social Worker is responsible for providing high quality patient care, displaying good skills in assessment, psychodiagnosis, psychotherapy, treatment planning, group treatment, individual treatment, family treatment, and discharge planning.  Additionally, he/she is expected to function well as a member of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the unit community relations program.  

Reports to: Behavioral Health Program Director

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Interviews and assesses patients and/or patient's family, caregivers, and/or legal representatives.
  • Determines, prioritizes, provides and/or arranges for needed internal and external services/interventions.
  • Participates in case reviews to evaluate case management and progress. Consults with healthcare team members to promote, monitor, and evaluate compliance with patient's treatment plan.
  • Assists with discharge planning and processes. Identifies appropriate resources, including transportation, housing, healthcare, and social/spiritual services, and provides referrals as part of the discharge plan.
  • Engages in timely, efficient discharge planning. Works in close conjunction with patient, family, nursing staff, and attending physician. Shows good knowledge of referral/placement process and available community resources.
  • Assists patients with Safety Net applications when needed.
  • Coordinates/Develops appropriate safety plan/measures if patient’s plan is to be discharged to the community.
  • Provides brief, solution-focused interventions to patients with the goal of assisting in stabilizing crisis.
  • Provides information to hospital staff related to community resources and behavioral health processes. Coordinates with outpatient Behavioral Health service providers to create continuity of care including securing outpatient appointments as necessary.
  • Completes behavioral health consultations with patients that present for medical services throughout the hospital system either in person or by use of telemedicine equipment.
  • Monitors compliance with standards of care for patients with behavioral health needs in the Emergency Department. This includes making recommendations related to maintaining a safe environment of care and level of observation needs of the patient.
  • Completes psychosocial evaluations on assigned patients in a timely fashion. Displays good interviewing, diagnostic, and report-writing skills.
  • Provides ongoing education to patient and family as needed.
  • Other duties as requested within the scope of practice.

Minimum Education
Masters Degree in Social Work, or related field, is required within 6 months of hire.
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate within 12 months of hire.
State Boards: 1st Evaluation credentialed or obtain within 6 months of accepting position.
Certification: Must complete BLS upon 90 days of hire and Handle with Care within 6 months of employment.
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum 3 years experience providing care in mental health and/or substance abuse field is preferred.

Preferred Work Experience
1. Experience providing crisis services
2. Experience working on an inpatient Behavioral Health Unit
3. Experience using Telemedicine equipment for assessment
4. Knowledge of Recovery and Wellness Philosophy

EEOC Statement:

Maria Parham Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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