This position is for a social worker to assist on clinical research projects. Conducts clinical assessments of psychiatric and substance use disorders for patients with chronic pain on long-term opioid therapy participating in several clinical trials of mindfulness and other behavioral therapies funded by agencies like National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense. Provides mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and social support groups for patients participating in randomized controlled trials. Conducts crisis evaluation and intervention as needed. Assists with participant assessment and recruitment as needed. May be responsible for supervising the work of Social Workers, Interns or other
1. Conducts clinical research-based assessments of mental health and substance use.
2. Provides mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and social support groups to research participants.
3. Provides crisis evaluation and intervention for research participants.
4. Assists with participant assessment and recruitment as needed.
5. Identifies appropriate outside resources, such as community agencies, to assist patients with resuming life in their own community and how to live with the patient’s limitations.
6. Oversees and supervises Social Workers, Interns and caseworkers within area of assignment.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice and two years directly related experience; demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team; ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing; and experience with conflict resolution when counseling individuals, couples and groups required. Experience working with community resources, instructing and supervising Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers preferred. Five years of experience may be required in some areas.
An L.C.S.W. is earned after completing 4000 hours of Social Work experience and a passing score on the L.C.S.W. exam.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Clinical or research experience with patients with chronic pain or substance use disorders is preferred.
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