Social Worker LMHC

Summary:
To provide counseling in a group and individual setting to promote stability and improvement for individuals struggling with mental health/substance use illnesses.

 

Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding of Hospital�s Mission Vision and Values.

Demonstrates understanding of job description performance expectations and competency assessment plan.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.

Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures.

Completes mandatory education.

Participates in or leads departmental and / or interdepartmental committees or quality improvement teams.

Maintains confidentiality of records relating to patient care according to HIPPA and Lifespan policies

Facilitates group and individual counseling sessions designed to promote improved stability functioning and recovery from mental health/addiction challenges

Participates in group development and interventions designed to meet the treatment needs of patients

Guides clients in the development of coping skills and strategies to deal with stressors and life issues

Provides encouragement to patients to allow for disclosure insightand understanding of life stressors and issues

Acts as an advocate to help coordinate services and information that might impact patient well being or emotional stability

Collects information about patients through therapeutic involvement and observation that may be relevant for treatment

Prepares and maintain all required notes treatment records and reports

Participates with the multidisciplinary treatment team to develop a treatment plan for each individual patient

Attends team rounds treatment team meetings and other relevant meetings around program planning

Demonstrates knowledge of computer skills and uses these skills as appropriate.

Collaborates with medical staff Hospital and Department

staff and community agencies to provide a seamless continuum of care for the patient.

Documents on the medical record in accordance with Department policy.

Enhances professional skills through continuing education and participation in clinical supervision as needed.

Demonstrates knowledge of all applicable community state and federal programs.

Participates in Utilization Review functions as it pertains to psychiatric authorizations

Ensures all departmental forms/statistics are completed

on time.

Supervises as assigned graduate and undergraduate field placement students.

As appropriate in-services community groups and staff on health / mental health related topics.

Performs other duties as assigned by the BHU Nurse Manager

 

Other information:
Qualifications: Master�s Degree in a mental health related field. LMHC license required. Minimum 2 years post-Masters experience in mental health setting preferred. Excellent interpersonal communication skills.



Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit for 3-7 hours a day and stand or walk for 1-3 hours a day. Must be able to use both hands including right/left/either and perform work with slight deviation from neutral wrist position. Must have accurate near vision far vision is minimally required. Must be able to hear a whisper at 3 ft.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union

Work Schedule:  8 AM to 4:30 PM