The primary role of the Primary Care Behavioral Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is to assist patients and families/caregivers to cope with the social/emotional issues and practical arrangements related to the patient's illness, as well as promoting the delivery of effective, cost-efficient, quality patient care. The LCSW delivers age-appropriate social work care to patients and their caregivers in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and federal regulations. The LCSW serves as an integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments, psychotherapy, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services to meet the complex needs of patients and families in the hospital and clinic settings.REQUIRED - Graduation from an accredited school of social work (MSW/LCSW) with a minimum of 3 years experience. - Clinical experience in a behavioral health setting, with extensive knowledge of biopsychosocial and behavioral health treatment plans. - Knowledge/experience in assessing patients in an outpatient behavioral health setting and/or telephonically to recognize changes in health/mental/social status. - Experience in identifying and analyzing care/service needs for patients. - Knowledge of care/services provided in different levels of care, including ambulatory and institutional settings. - Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it influences patient and family functioning. - Knowledge of legal requirements and guidelines for providing psychiatric services, including mental status exams and 5150. - Ability to master detailed and complex information regarding benefits and coordination of care. - Skills to comprehend and assess patients' grievances to quickly locate appropriate resource for assistance. - Skills to perform in-depth chart analysis to provide accurate information in a concise, informative manner. - High level of clinical judgment, problem-solving skills, creativity, organizational and priority setting abilities, with excellent communication skills.
PREFERRED - Experience with collaborative care models and problem-solving therapy.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT. - Occasional overtime and/or flexible hours may be required. - Must be able to work in variable work locations across the Primary Care Clinics. - Must have valid driver's license and use personal vehicle in work related activities (mileage reimbursed at University rates).