Responsible for performing psychosocial assessments, diagnosing, and treatment including implementing the psychosocial plan of care for patients. MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS Education - Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work.
Certification/Registration/Licensure - Must be licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Skills or Special Abilities - Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients, medical and nursing staff and community agencies both orally and in writing. - Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of community agencies and services available for the special needs of assigned patients. - Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and counseling skills. - Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.
Responsibilities 1. Complete clinical assessment to determine diagnosis and properly identify patient¿s needs. Evaluates patient¿s level of understanding, coping skills, social support, and psychosocial status through interviews with patient, family, and healthcare team members. Integrates assessments in a treatment plan, which includes interventions that are appropriate to the patients age, sensory, development and mental functional level, cultural values and beliefs. Revises treatment plan as necessary. 2. Provides short term therapy to address behavioral health issues identified through the assessment process. Counsels and refers patients to resources/services to address psychosocial issues such as transportation, durable medical equipment needs, financial, housing and legal. 3. Develops and implements a plan of care that is consistent with the intensity of the problem, risks, and available support for each patient. 4. Identifies, interviews, and resolves immediate crises with patient/families as needed. Promotes patient and family empowerment. 5. Develops and facilitates health education classes that promote prevention, early intervention, and wellness topics to ensure information is available. 6. Receives and manages referrals from a wide variety of sources, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, business staff, and community agencies. Develops and maintains knowledge regarding eligibility guidelines, referral and intake processes in order to successfully link patients to needed resources. Develops and maintains relationships with resource and community agencies to ensure effective communication among and between patient/family, community agency and medical provider. Coordinates with all parties involved to ensure service delivery and effective use of resources. 7. Participates in social work meetings, social work peer reviews, observational peer reviews and other activities that promote clinical and professional development, quality and patient satisfaction. Seeks guidance as needed and uses supervisory feedback to improve work methods. 8. Provides a thorough written record of all counseling sessions including a comprehensive report addressing patient¿s presenting problems and current needs, and documentation of all relevant information/contacts pertaining to patient while observing confidentiality laws and carrying out the goals and objectives as established. 9. Compiles and submits accurate statistical information into needed reports in a timely manner. 10. Behavioral Health: Serve as the Licensed Practitioner of Healing Arts (LPHA) as defined by the Texas Administrative Code. The Psychiatric Extended Observation Unit (EOU) requires that specific documentation and services be completed by LPHAs.
Job Accountabilities 1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland. 2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. 3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
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