Social Worker (Ba/Bsw)

Universal Health Services Spokane , WA 99201

Posted 2 months ago

Responsibilities

SUMMARY STATEMENT & PURPOSE

The Social Worker provides the following social services functions to assist patients in meeting their psychosocial needs while enabling them, through therapeutic skills, to achieve an optimal level of emotional health: treatment planning facilitator, psycho-social assessment, psycho-education, short term supportive family and individual therapy, group therapy and discharge planning, including liaison with community resources. The Social Worker utilizes evidence-based practice in assisting clients achieve their optimal level of mental and emotional health.

All employees are expected to be pleasant, respectful, and courteous in all interactions with patients, families, staff, and visitors of the Hospital, as well as being a positive representative of INBH at all times.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work preferred; mental health field required.

  • Agency Affiliate minimum licensure required.

  • Mental Health Professional designation

  • Current BLS, First Aid, Handle with Care, and Verbal De-Escalation certification.

  • Direct experience in individual and family group therapies, crisis intervention, and treatment planning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in social work preferred; mental health field required.

  • Preferred three (3) years, post-degree experience in a psychiatric health care setting.

  • Current Washington State Associate Social Work or Associate Mental Health Counselor license

Qualifications

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

All functions are essential functions unless otherwise noted.

The job functions of this position are not limited to the duties listed below.

  • Assess and identify psychosocial, educational, developmental and behavioral functioning.

  • Facilitate 1:1 sessions with all patients assigned.

  • Assess and identify services needed by the client/family.

  • Document assessment update when there are significant changes in client's condition.

  • Consult with families on emotional, social and financial aspects of care.

  • Participate in development and implementation of a system that ensures that individual patients and their families are involved in the development of individualized treatment plans.

  • Ensure interdisciplinary treatment planning is organized with participation of all appropriate clinical disciplines.

  • Make certain that the treatment plan has specific measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs in social work areas.

  • Ensure that revisions and updates occur on the treatment plan when goals/objectives are met.

  • Ensuring all Releases of Information (ROI) are complete.

  • Facilitate family meeting for all patients assigned

  • Evaluate and document effectiveness of interventions and client responses.

  • Formulate and conduct educational, therapeutic and /or support groups.

  • Involves family and support persons in the treatment planning process as applicable.

PHYSICAL & SENSORY REQUIREMENTS, WORK ENVIRONMENT & CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to stand, or walk up to six hours, sit for up to two hours.

  • Ability to spend the workday indoors in temperatures varying from 60-85o

  • Ability to occasionally push/pull wheeled carts up to 200 lbs. (i.e. crash carts, patients on stretchers or in wheel chairs).

  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 10 lbs. (charts, records).

  • Ability to see well enough to read written material.

  • Ability to handle hazardous/infectious waste on an occasional basis.

  • Ability to work in an environment where the noise level is frequently high, where chemicals are frequently used for cleaning; where mechanical and electrical hazards may occasionally be present; and where dust, mist, and steam are frequently generated in housekeeping tasks.

  • Ability and knowledge of how to respond when exposed to blood and bodily fluids.

  • Ability to participate in the management of acutely agitated patients consistent with Handle with Care and hospital procedures.

All employees of Inland Northwest Behavioral Health who have direct or indirect access to patient health information must treat that information with the strictest confidentiality. Any unauthorized access, modification, disclosure, or casual discussion of such information shall be considered a violation of the policy and may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


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