Behavioral Health Psych IPFacility:
Jennie Edmundson Memorial HospLocation:
Council Bluffs, IASchedule:
- Purpose of Job
- Provides intensive social work services.
- Job Requirements
degree from an accredited school of social work.
- Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex casework, group work and community problems.
- Considerable knowledge of a wide range of behavior and psychosocial problems and their diagnosis and treatment.
- Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics, a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, resources in the community, laws, regulations and policies which govern the program, methods and principles of casework supervision and training.
- Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification preferred.
- Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) preferred.
- Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to learn, retain and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
- Physical Activity
- Not neccessary for the position (0%):
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Distinguish colors
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Job Hazards
- Not Related:
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Rare (1-33%):
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
- Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
- Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
- Introduces self by name.
- Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
- Addresses patient and others by surname.
- Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
- Provides intensive social work services in serious and complicated cases.
- Effectively diffuses crisis and refers to appropriate counseling services as needed.
- Complete in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs, assessment and treatment of patients and/or families with acute or sever emotional disorders, developmental disabilities and mental illnesses; or advanced social work intervention.
- Services provided are consistent with the patient's identified needs and communicated timely to the interdisciplinary team.
- Supervise and train lower level social workers, students or medical interns.
- Ensure appropriate hospital and department training is reviewed as appropriate.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social and religious organizations.
- Expresses ideas clearly and concisely and plans and executive work effectively.
- Promotes interdisciplinary communication and problem solving.
- Attends standard staff meetings as needed.
- Essential Functions II
- Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
- Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.