- Location: Duluth, MN
- Posted: Jun 19, 2019
The LICSW-Case Management, is accountable for providing assessment of patient and family social/emotional needs, assists in coordinating discharge planning; serves as an advocate as well as a liaison between Hospital staff, patient and community while also working to research and develop programs to meet the social/emotional needs of patients and families.
Education: Master of Social Work Degree obtained from an accredited institution.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years professional experience in the field of mental health with counseling focus.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: LICSW. Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.
Experience: Prior experience and/or practiced in a health care setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to integrate social work concepts and functions into the medical setting unique to an acute Hospital unit toward the end of meeting the needs of patients, their families and the community served. Knowledge of policies, regulations and procedures of the Hospital. Expertise in interviewing techniques with individuals, families and other groups. Knowledge of medical terminology; of area health care facilities and social service agencies. Ability to make and implement professional judgments, establish and maintain good working relationships with patients, families, public and co-workers, establish goals and work toward their completion, maintain confidentiality, respond positively to supervision, express ideas clearly in written and verbal forms, and ability to perform duties accurately and efficiently while under stress.
Normal and abnormal behavior; psychiatric/mental health, chemical dependency and other addiction disorders; current therapeutic treatment modalities; family systems theory; group dynamics theory; developmental stages and life tasks; legal and ethical standards related to professional mental health practice; Hospital and community resources, and limits of own professional competencies. Ability to complete an assessment process; facilitate development of an appropriate treatment plan with the client, establish a therapeutic environment for clients; conduct individual, couples and family therapy employing a variety of theoretical styles and strategies; facilitate therapeutic and educational group therapy; maintain ethical standards and client confidentiality; work therapeutically with difficult clients; maintain accurate medical records utilizing the treatment plan as a basis for documentation; exercise professional judgement, personal responsibility and accountability; express self clearly and professionally with physicians and other healthcare professionals; provide educational workshops and in-services, as requested; identify and establish liaison with community resources and facilitate referrals as appropriate, and seek consultation and guidance, as appropriate.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Stoop, squat, kneel, orcrouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Handles emergency or crisis situations