The Columbia University Irving Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks a Licensed Psychiatric Social Worker (LCSW) to play a key role in shaping our new integrated, insurance-based, mental health program via the provision of care coordination and evidenced-based psychotherapies for patients in the department. Our ideal candidate will have a keen interest in women's mental health across the life course and/or experience with a perinatal population; have significant psychotherapy experience as well as an investment in the practice of it; be a team player yet also confident in their ability to make independent clinical judgements; be well organized and enthusiastic about a role as 'the face of the program' in terms of point of contact for patients and referring providers.
Providing overall program coordination alongside other administrative support and Division Senior Leadership as well as input into the direction of this emerging program.
Assuming the role of first point of contact for patients with the program and thus shaping their experience of it; it will be essential to provide compassionate and efficient care in all interactions that will include initial phone screening and triaging primarily to oneself or a colleague for a first consultation; these duties constitute care coordination.
Providing short-term psychotherapeutic treatments (up to one year postpartum when needed) for patients across the life course with a wide range of mental health issues.
Providing psychotherapy and care coordination as two equal components of the position while having the flexibility for greater emphasis on care coordination in the first months of the job.
Collaborating with the Division Senior Leadership to implement new initiatives and build the program.
Collaborating with other team members including administrative staff, medical students, residents, fellows, psychology and social work trainees and research staff.
Participating in peer psychotherapy supervision.
Providing supervision to trainees.
Documenting in the medical record and entering, as appropriate, charges for encounters.
Complying with all HIPAA Regulations, as well as compliance & safety guidelines
Significant opportunities for engagement in related research activities
Financial support offered for yearly CME activities.
This position includes Columbia University benefits.
Private practice clinical work is not possible with this position.
Bachelor's degree in related field, plus 3 years of experience
Licensure in Social Work (LCSW) required
Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to direct work, drive change and effectively collaborate
OBGYN/women's health experience preferred
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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