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Do you work well in a large team environment patients where critical thinking is essential?
The Clinical Social Worker LCSW in Psychiatry provides a full range of social work services in collaboration with other Cedars-Sinai Medical Center staff to meet the psychosocial, and discharge planning needs of patients/families/significant others. The social worker has training in biopsychosocial assessment, diagnosis, case management, and evidenced based interventions. They are familiar with collaborative care models and effective at leading team-based care. They are well-trained with an aptitude for continuous learning and adoption of evidenced-based practice. They are an effective communicator and facilitator of team-based care. They have a person-oriented approach to patient care. They develop and maintains productive relationships with community health, welfare, and social agencies.
You will have active participation in Department's continuing education/staff development programs. You will also be involved in program planning and assigned services areas along with the organization of social work activities. You will assist in providing clinical social work services to patients and their families with personal and environmental difficulties. Patients would receive benefit from medical and/or psychiatric care and post-hospital planning. To be available to non-licensed staff as a clinical resource/mentor to assist with complex cases.
You as a Clinical Social Worker will participate in departmental studies of collaborative care interventions in medical settings, and on the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service. Patient facing duties include:
You will establish rapport with patients in the hospital setting
Employ a motivational interviewing orientation to engage the patient
You will conduct a bio-psycho-social assessment, incorporating collateral information and systems perspective.
Develop case formulations and diagnoses as appropriate
Conduct an ASAM Criteria Level of Care Assessment
Conduct behavioral risk assessments
Employ targeted therapeutic interventions, such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, behavioral activation, supportive therapy, education, and harm reduction.
Facilitate family meetings as appropriate
You will employ strategies to manage behavioral risks at varying levels of severity
Aptitude with crisis management.
(4) Care Coordination
Provide team-based care, collaborating closely with unit staff (SW; CM; RN; Pharmacy; MDs) across multiple disciplines.
Serve as liaison between the patient, consulting teams, primary teams, and outside providers as indicated.
Develop and maintain active lists community resources and partners to facilitate effective follow-up
Document and communicate as indicated
Follow cases as appropriate during their hospitalization; prioritizing/triage level of services based on clinical appropriateness
Determine barriers to follow up and develop mitigation plans
Develop focused discharge plan including active linkage to follow-up care and post-discharge monitoring
Contact patients after discharge to track linkage and provide brief supportive interventions addressing barriers to follow-up
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.