As a member of this team, you will have clinical responsibility to conduct new patient evaluations including suicide risk assessment and safety planning for adult and children in an acute care setting. This includes assessment, DSM-V diagnoses, treatment planning, crisis intervention and discharge planning. Additionally, you will provide brief individual and family crisis psychotherapy, patient education using best practice models which are applicable to PES practice settings.
The Department of Social Work strives to foster an environment of respect, diversity and inclusion; a place where every person feels valued and can thrive.
What Perks and Benefits Can You Look Forward to? (standard section, do not edit)
2:1 match on retirement savings
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage starting on day one of employment
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
Financial support for continuing education and certifications
You will be responsible for:
Providing crisis care management services and completing bio-psychosocial psychological evaluation for adult and children populations including telephone crisis intervention and brief stabilizing care.
Patient management and treatment include coordination of care both internal and external to University of Michigan Health System and assisting patients with appropriate levels of care.
Participating in the education and training of students, and staff from social work and other disciplines.
Facilitating and addressing patient, family and visitor concerns and care management as needed.
Coordinating admissions, outpatient care, verifying insurance, completing petitions and coordinating with PES treatment team, law enforcement probate court and other key personnel.
A Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
A current licensure to practice social work in the State of Michigan.
Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in health care required.
Experience and training with managing patients and visitors who have behavioral dyscontrol and the ability to de-escalate escalating behavior per UMHS/PES practices and knowledge of the Michigan Mental Health Code are critical to this position.
Prefer candidate with psychiatric social work experience working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
The ideal candidate will have strong assessment skills, knowledge of community resources, comfort with fast-paced care environment, and a proven ability to work well with patients and families as well as staff in community agencies.
Able to relate well with diverse client populations while managing a large caseload with multiple competing demands.
Efficient, accurate assessment of patient needs and effective case dispositions.
Independent, sound decision-making is necessary for success in this position.
Skills in electronic charting, data entry using multiple data bases, and phone systems.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner while collaborating with the Psychiatric Emergency Services treatment team and other providers.
This position will work 24 hours a week during 'midnight' shifts on the weekends.
This position may be under filled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Advancement through the career ladder at the Expert or Clinical Scholar Level is required for placement in the MSW Senior Classification.
Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.
The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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