CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER - Inpatient Pediatrics Cardiology
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5028 CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Occ SummaryLevel ILevel IIProvide psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, and treatment,as well as discharge planning to and consultation about patients andfamilies to assist them andthe health care team in coping with patient's hospitalization, illness,diagnosis, treatment, and/orlife situation, including emotional, mental, and substanceabusedisorders.Function in a supervisory role as a teamleader in addition to the duties and responsibilities of Level I.Work PerformedLevel Imeetings.efforts.Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and familiesto identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problemsrelated to their diagnosis,illness, treatment, and/or lifesituation.Formulate, develop, and implement a comprehensivepsychosocial treatment plan utilizing appropriate clinical social worktreatments and interventions.Interventions may include crisis intervention, brief and long-termindividual, marital, family and/orgroup therapies as well as grief and bereavement work.Screen,identify, diagnose using DSM nomenclature, treat and manage mentalhealth and/or substanceabuse problems in patients and family members. Provide training toother health careprofessionals in same. May perform these functions independently or aspart of a team.Assist with screening, identification, diagnosis, managementand treatment of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, rape,etc. Provide training to otherhealth care professionals insame.May participate in on-call or after hourscoverage.Provide consultative services to healthcare teammembers within scope of care definitions as needed.Maintain aworking knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact onpatient care, e.g., advancedirectives, child and elderabuse.Provide education to patients and families around issuesrelated to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatmentand/or life situation.Participate in multi-disciplinary healthcare teams and provide leadership in representing clinical social workperspective/liaison withpatient and family.Provide teachingand training for students, staff, and faculty from social work andother disciplines.Contribute to the academic mission of themedical center and health system by participating in academicactivities such as committees,conferences, publications, teaching andresearch.Maintain working knowledge of and liaison withcommunity agencies and resources.Arrange, procure, andcoordinate patient/family pre and post hospital needs.Knowledgeof hospital, medical center and/or health system resources to accessand provide for patient careneeds.Document assessment, plan,interactions, and interventions according to departmental, hospitaland/or health system guidelinesand standards.Maintain recordsand statistics in accordance with department, hospital, medical centerand/or health systempolicies.Attend and participate in staff,committee, department, and other administrativeParticipate in department, hospital, medical center,and/or health system continuous quality improvementParticipate in regular supervisory conferences; keepcurrent with social work and health care developments and seek toincrease further enhancementof job related knowledge.LevelIIPerform all of the duties and responsibilities of LevelI.workers and clinical social workers on the team.Provide clinical and administrative supervision for socialLead teammeetings and manage coverage.Participate in hiring andperformance management processes.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesLevel ILevel IIAdherence to the practice standards andethical guidelines of NASW and the NC Certification Board for SocialWork.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Asolid knowledge of clinical social work practice.Excellentassessment, interviewing, and counseling skills with expertise inmental health and substanceabuse areas; familiar with psychopathology and with range oftherapeutic interventions includingpsychopharmocotherapy; and if working independently, must know when torefer for furthermedical assessment.Ability to work effectivelyand autonomously in a self directed role.Highly collaborative withstrong interpersonal and team building skills.Ability toprioritize multiple work assignments and manage time efficiently.Flexibility in accepting diversework assignments and managing stress related to change.Basic computer skillsSameas Level I plus strong supervisory and leadership skills.Abilityto resolve/manage conflict.Ability to help implement departmental,hospital and/or DUHS initiatives.Level CharacteristicsN/A
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER - Inpatient Pediatrics Cardiology
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EducationLevel I and Level IIMaster's degree in social work from an accredited school ofsocial work .
ExperienceLevel IThree or more years of social work experience in a healthcare setting or social service agency with one of three years may besocial work internship. Two years recent post master's experience in aclinical setting preferred.Level II Same as Level I plus fiveyears post master's experience in a health care or social serviceagency. Experience in leadership and supervising.
Degrees, Licensures, CertificationsLevel I and Level IICurrent licensure as a licensed clinical social worker by the NC SocialWork Certification and Licensure Board.