Classified Title: Sr. Clinical Social Worker Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $50,956-$70,095; commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 Exempt Status: Salaried Exmpt Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 60005007-PSYCHIATRY COMMUNITY HOSPITALS Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Bridge Team Sr. Clinical Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of short term, patient centered mental health, substance use, and health behavior care to assigned Bridge Team patients in designated community, acute or primary care site(s), working under the oversight of the Bridge Team Clinical Social Worker Lead and Bridge Team psychiatrist, and in the context of a team. The Bridge Team Sr. Clinical Social Worker is the primary interface for patients to access services such as peer/family counseling and support, screening, assessment, brief treatment, consultative services, education and engagement, linkages, outreach and advocacy. Additionally, this position will work with mental health and general medical providers including: psychiatrists, physicians, case managers, behavioral health community health workers, peer recovery coaches, primary care providers, social workers, or inpatient medical teams to promote qualitative and efficient use of health care services through changing the patient's behavior and modifying the care delivery system.
Responds to all requests for new patient evaluations in a timely manner.
Evaluates all new patients using established clinical evaluations developed.
Establishes initial and on-going therapeutic relationships with OBHI/JMAP/Regional Partnership patients.
Communicates results of assessment(s) to staff involved in patients' care.
Participates in development of an initial plan of care to address prioritized needs of the patient.
Delivers ongoing care as defined in the plan of care, using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist practice standards including best practice interventions and in accordance with policy time lines.
Makes referrals for additional services as needed.
Assists patients in securing resources.
Engages with community resources to ensure the patient is receiving necessary services.
Provides mental health, substance use, and health behavior services using established best practices treatment interventions.
Coordinates care with other OBHI/JMAP/Regional Partnership team members.
Re-evaluates plan of care with patient and other OBHI/JMAP/Regional Partnership treatment providers.
Provides outreach to patients if he/she disengages from treatment.
Provides crisis intervention as needed.
Performs other clinical duties as assigned.
Completes initial evaluations using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy time lines.
Completes plan of care using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy time lines.
Writes progress notes according to established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy time lines.
Updates plan of care using established procedures according to Health Behavioral Specialist policy time lines.
Submits reports, data, and statistics as required.
Assists OBHI/JMAP/Regional Partnership project in meeting expected performance goals.
Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:
Computers, general office and communication equipment.
Regularly utilizes EPIC and other information systems to perform daily duties and document care.
Education: Master's degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work
Education or an equivalent organization approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
Experience: Two (2) or more years clinical social work experience, preferably working in a community, acute or primary care site with populations with primary substance use or mental health disorders.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Current Social Work Licensure in State of Maryland- LCSW-C, required and must maintain license throughout duration of employment. Valid Maryland driver's license with less than 2 points
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of mental illness, substance use, health behaviors, and community resources.
Candidate needs to be competent in multiple treatment modalities including: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral activation and must either have skills or willingness to learn office based substance use disorder interventions and Health Behavior interventions.
Identifies and acts upon impending changes in the patient's condition.
Develops, recommends and initiates corrective action through participation in team rounds and contributions to the patient's care plan.
High level of interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a multidisciplinary treatment staff.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
Must be able to work well in a team environment.
Must be open to ongoing supervision in specific therapeutic modalities.
Must be organized and detail oriented.
Able to enter data into electronic information systems.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Work is primarily conducted in the community of Baltimore City (or surrounding counties) and the Bridge Team office space- work requires flexibility and adaptability.
Work requires visits to patient homes, provider offices, and inpatient facilities.
Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, some standing, stooping, and bending are required.
Work requires concentration and constant attention to accuracy and detail for extended periods of time.
Work requires daily use of a computer.
Work requires regularly handling multiple patient cases involving a variety of providers, situations, deadlines and multiple priorities.
Work requires cross-training and coverage of colleagues.
Work requires attendance at company office and off-site meetings.
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