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Social Worker II -Behavioral Health- FT 1.0 (Varied)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:


Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER





GENERAL SUMMARY:

The
Social Worker provides psychosocial assessment, diagnosis of mental health
disorders and participates in treatment planning within a multi-disciplinary
team in partnership with the client or patient.--
Provides individual, group and family therapy for assigned clients.-- Maintains age-specific competencies for
assigned patient/client population.--

--

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Completes psychosocial
    assessments and diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders as per
    licensure and/or credentials within prescribed time frames.--
  • Provides
    patients/clients access to patients/client for appropriate community resources
    to meet needs identified in the assessment process.
  • Facilitates individual,
    group and family therapy in the outpatient setting and as part of the active
    treatment schedule for the inpatient programs.--
    Modifies treatment plan as needed to meet changes in patient need.
  • Facilitates individual,
    group and family therapy for substance use disorders in the outpatient setting
    and as part of the active treatment schedule for the inpatient programs.
    Modifies treatment plan as needed to meet changes in patient need per licensure and/or credentials.
  • Provides additional
    substance use disorder assessment and intervention based on client needs per licensure and/or credentials. --
  • Leads the multi-disciplinary team to develop individualized
    treatment plans based on assessed needs of the patient/client.-- The treatment plans are developed in partnership with the client/patient and family
    to reflect their preferences, strengths and weaknesses.--
  • Demonstrates
    appropriate and effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication with
    patients and their families, medical staff, colleagues and the public.
  • Documents
    patient/client's progress per policy.
  • Leads discharge planning.--
    Utilizes family and community resources to assist transition of
    care.
  • Stays current with evidence based practice and implements in treatment.--
  • Consults
    with multi-disciplinary team to manage a patient/client crisis or emergency
    situation.
  • Documents clinical information
    consistent with Mercy Behavioral Health standards.
  • Maintains positive working
    relationships with peers.
  • Accesses clinical supervision for
    continued learning and skill development.
  • Maintains high standards of
    professional accountability regarding safety, efficiency, efficacy, ethics and
    legal issues.-- Maintains patient
    confidentiality in all aspects of treatment.











    MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,
    SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:


    • Masters degree in
      social work or related field and/or CADC is required.
    • Must be license
      eligible (i.e., social work, mental health counseling, marriage and family
      therapy).
    • Two
      years experience in mental health facility is preferred.
    • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse
      training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire
    • Understands
      medical terminology, Medicare criteria and child/dependent adult laws and
      regulations.
    • Demonstrates
      competence in providing advanced social work/therapy services including
      psychosocial counseling with individuals and families.
    • Knowledge
      regarding the principles, ethics, theories and methods of therapy.
    • Demonstrates
      skills in conducting clinical interviews and communicates effectively with
      persons of diverse backgrounds and diverse ages.
    • Knowledge
      regarding the principles, ethics, theories and methods of therapy.
    • Demonstrates
      skill in conducting clinical interviews.
    • Valid
      Iowa driver's license preferred.
    • CDAC or CDAC eligible
      preferred.


















      Additional Information


































































      • Requisition ID: 2019-R0255167

























































































































































      • Schedule: Full-time




























































































































































































































































      • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Social Worker II -Behavioral Health- FT 1.0 (Varied), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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