Serves as a licensed clinical level professional social worker (LCSW). Performs clinical aftercare and planning for patients with a variety of complex behavioral health service’s needs; diagnoses and treats psychosocial issues that present with healthcare and impacts the wellness of the individual as necessary. Provides social services plan to restore patient to optimum overall health within patient’s capacity and safe discharge. Collaborates with physicians and other health care personnel in patient evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors affecting patient’s health problem. Facilitates appropriate use of acute care resources.
Assists patient and family through individual or group conferences to understand medical and behavioral health recommendations and options to facilitate patients and families engaging in treatment planning and decision making. Develops aftercare options and assists with follow up services. Utilizes community resources and support to assist patient in resuming life in community or to learn to live within limits of disability. Provides general direction to healthcare professionals engaged in patient program activities.
Participates in planning for improving health services by interpreting social and behavioral health factors pertinent to development of program. Ensures qualitative, complete and accurate patient documentation. Records, analyzes and interprets statistical data. Effectively solves practical problems and presents information and responds to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Assesses quality improvement needs and recommends and participates in program development. Participates in workgroups, interdisciplinary rounds and hospital-wide committees.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION A Master’s degree in Social Work.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit Tribal health organization designed to meet the unique health needs of Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Alaska. In partnership with the more than 158,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people that we serve and the Tribal health organizations of the Alaska Tribal Health System, ANTHC provides world-class health services..., which include comprehensive medical services at the Alaska Native Medical Center, wellness programs, disease research and prevention, rural provider training and rural water and sanitation systems construction.
ANTHC is the largest, most comprehensive Tribal health organization in the United States, and Alaska’s second-largest health employer with more than 2,800 employees offering an array of health services to people around the nation’s largest state.