Per Diem Behavioral Health Family Support Clinician - LCSW
Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Posted on: May 16, 2020
Per Diem Behavioral Health Family Support Clinician - LCSW
Clinical Social Work-023020
This position is accountable for identifying the psychosocial and
psychiatric needs of patients and families through clinical
assessment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, case
consultation with the health care team and collaboration with other
professionals in the community. This position supports the medical
and behavioral health teams in the hospital. Patients assessed in
the Emergency Department behavioral health area are evaluated to
determine psychiatric or substance abuse care needs. This clinician
assures access, provides assessment and/or direct care, coordinates
resources and partners with receiving programs and clinicians. By
utilizing excellent communication and negotiation skills, this
clinician focuses on providing the appropriate service in the most
cost-effective formula to assure that the patient, provider, payor
and health care organization's goals are met. This clinician may
participate in delivery of therapeutic intervention (i.e.
individual, family and/or group treatment). Reports to the Clinical
Manager of Social Work.
Assesses and plans patient care by conducting timely psychosocial
and psychiatric assessments and evaluations of patients and
families which include social, psychological, cultural and
financial information. Identifies, interprets and documents
problems and strengths utilizing scientific knowledge base and
appropriate psychological/social/cultural concepts; organizing and
prioritizing care and interventions; and obtaining and stewarding
appropriate resources in order to meet individual and family
Develops therapeutic plan based on psychosocial and psychiatric
assessment. Provides advocacy, referral and discharge planning to
meet patient/family needs. Facilitates treatment process by
referring patient/family members to appropriate level of care,
support group and other resources as well as by providing direct
Coordinates and implements patient/family care by collaborating
with the multidisciplinary team, other payors and partnering with
patients/families; establishing a multidisciplinary plan to address
identified issues and goals; documenting and communicating in a
timely manner; and educating patient/family in order to meet
established goals and ensure seamless, coordinated transitions
across levels of care.
Assesses patients' medical insurance(s) or other resources and
initiates appropriate utilization review processes in placement
decisions in order to preserve patients' financial resources and
ensure appropriate hospital payment. Negotiates level of care and
length of stay with third party payors by providing them with clear
and accurate information as to level of care recommendations and
ability of program to provide adequate care for patient.
Assures intake evaluation and referral process for prospective
patients and families is appropriate by interfacing with medical
providers, community resources, public agencies and private
clinicians to network in order to facilitate appropriate continuity
of patient care and for maintenance of ongoing contracts and
Works effectively as a team member both within and across clinical
setting to provide an integrated delivery of health care services
though communication, cooperation and collaboration. Evaluate
progress towards accomplishing desired patient care outcomes and
address termination and transitional process with patients and
Participates in performance improvement opportunities, research,
cost-effective utilization of resources, and coordinating
activities such as meetings to improve patient care.
Assumes responsibility for self-improvement by identifying,
communicating and seeking resources to meet own learning needs.
May provide medical on-call services as part of an on-call
Demonstrate support for the mission, values, and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are
consistent with Connecticut Children's Standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of
patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through
adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural
sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.
Values cultural diversity and other individual differences in the
Performs other related responsibilities as assigned.
Position Specific Role Responsibilities
May supervise students in their professional internship.
May provide supervision for LCSW licensure.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Family centered care principles and practices preferred.
Individual, group and/or family therapy modalities
Twelve step and self-help programs.
Addiction and recovery process
Child protection issues.
Age related differences and needs of patients in specific
populations from neonate through young adult.
Legal and ethical issues related to patient rights.
Strong group counseling and individual assessment skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and
Strong time management skills.
Strong self-care skills to cope with the stressors of this high
intensity and unpredictable work environment
Prioritize and demonstrate flexibility
Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients
Demonstrate basic proficiency in utilization of personal computers
and job related applications.
Demonstrate basic proficiency in medical terminology.
Clinical work environment.
Education and Experience
Master in Social Work required.
Experience in psychiatric assessment, triage and intake
Require a minimum of 2 years related experience serving the needs
of children and families.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the medical conditions and
health care experience of specific patient populations,
Licenses and Certifications
Ability to meet requirements for internal credentialing in
individual and group or family therapy required.
Medical staff appointment and privileging required within 6 months
of hire and maintained per regulatory standard.
Individual programs may require specific additional
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) training certification
required within one year of hire and maintained thereafter.
Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
3p-1:30am (One weekend per month)
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected
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