Medical Social Worker - LMSW

City
Laveen and Chandler
State
AZ
Position Id
1784

Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW)

Overview:

Provide diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic mental health services to assigned caseload of hospitalized and satellite clinic patients to ensure coordination of services in accordance with established treatment plan

Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of screening and assessment functions including, but not limited to: social history, personal and/or family resources and substance abuse
  • Provide instruction and/or referral to patients in obtaining and utilizing medical, socio-economic, mental health and related resources
  • Review charts of assigned patients to determine appropriate referral services, based on recommended treatment plan
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling and education to patients within context of cultural beliefs and norms
  • Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team meetings to foster collaboration and communication with all treatment plan members
  • Update progress notes in patient chart of all contacts, within established time-frame
  • Collaborate with patient, family members and other involved parties to assess barriers to attainment of goals and/or resources
  • Utilize and disseminate information regarding availability of alternative resources including, but not limited to: VA, BIA, HIS, state, county, Tribal. Social Security and private resources
  • Initiate case finding procedures, by regularly reviewing inpatient records for diagnosis and recurrent admission or physician notes
  • Work closely with medical and nursing staff to facilitate discharge plan, enhance patient’s understanding of treatment and obtain third party assistance
  • Provide consultation and information services to medical and nursing staff on program and/or patient matters related to community resource utilization, inter-agency relationships and social/emotional adjustment of patient and family
  • Respond to emergency and/or crisis situations; perform intervention and actions as appropriate to optimize patient safety; refer difficult and/or high risk cases to Clinical Manager
  • Work closely and cooperatively with other agencies and organizations, acting as point of contact for communication/coordination of care between providers
  • Manage and oversee care coordination of assigned case load to ensure delivery of all covered services identified for continuity of care across all levels of care and involved providers
  • Perform screening and assessment of patient, develop treatment/service plan to meet determined care needs; revise care plan as appropriate
  • Receive referrals and initiate follow-up contact to determine needs, and explore appropriate resources
  • Prepare summary of findings and provide interpretation to providers to assist in overall treatment plan
  • Participate in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
  • Participate in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identify and discuss performance or training needs with Supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field; equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Current State of Arizona certification as a Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW); CPR certificate within 30 days of hire
  • Must have at least 2 years previous Case Management experience
  • Current valid State of Arizona driver’s license; fingerprint clearance to work with children upon hire
Benefits:
  • Some of the best benefits in the industry
For more information, contact Ren'e Pelayo at 602 788-5890 x116 and send your resume to Rene@apnusa.com.
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
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