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Social Worker - Inpatient Psychiatry

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Job Description

The Clinical Social Worker utilizes clinical expertise to perform psychosocial assessments, develop and implement plans of care appropriate care team, assess crisis situations to appropriately provide needed resources and or referrals for the patient, and to provide family and individual treatment as indicated. This position works collaboratively with patients, patient's significant other, families, healthcare providers, insurers, community resources, and all other involved parties.

Essential Job Duties

  • Assesses the patient's medical history, mental health history, and current presentation to understand the patient's needs from treatment.
  • Diagnoses and treats various mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
  • Develops a plan of care either individually or with input from the patient, patient family and significant others, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Modifies care plans to reflect changes in patient status.
  • Refers patients to other services to improve their well-being. These referrals may include community services, treatment programs, support groups, psychiatrists, or other mental health providers.
  • Properly documents pertinent information in regard to the patient's plan of care.
  • Works with the multi-disciplinary team to develop a discharge plan in order to provide further care, services, and referrals in order to ensure continuity of care.
  • Complies with federal, state, local, and clinical program/facility standards.
  • Acts within the scope of the Mental Health Practice Act.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: Commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits Eligible: No
  • Shift Details: PRN, on-call, 0-40 hours/week. Zero hours guaranteed.
  • Department: Inpatient Psychiatry, LDS Hospital.

Minimum Requirements

    • Master's Degree in Social Work. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
    • Current State Licensure as LCSW.
    • Computer Skills, i.e., email, word processing.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements

    • Hearing/Listening, Manual Dexterity, Seeing, Sitting, Speaking, Walking, Standing.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with patients, families, and treatment teams.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice. Intermountain Healthcare prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, disability and/or genetic information.

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Last Updated: 8/15/19