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Social Worker Clinical

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: allentown
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care. Provides counseling within an outpatient program. Performs assessment, individual, family and group counseling. Coordinates and implements the treatment plan. Provides crisis intervention as necessary. Services are provided to adults, adolescents, children, families and couples using knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients. In concert with psychiatrists, maintains a team approach in treating patients. Adheres to professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by mental health care organizations and associations.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Performs intake assessments, evaluations and referrals of assigned clients, obtaining sufficient information during the evaluation process for clinical assessment and planning. Presents treatment and service plan to clients following evaluation process. Provides care necessary as described in department policies and procedures.
  • Performs appropriate treatment services to assigned clients. Uses interventions with assigned clients which meet accepted standards of mental health care and reflect consideration of treatment plan. Provides crisis management for assigned cases and is able to provide back up for the program.
  • Maintains amount of weekly scheduled client hours as required by departmental needs and standards.
  • Participates as a treatment team member and maintains a current level of psychotherapy theory and practice. Attends clinical supervision meetings and staff meetings s scheduled and comes to meetings prepared. Keeps current with professional literature and trends in mental health. Attends continuing education trainings, workshops, seminars or conferences in order to keep current with evidenced based standards of practice and maintain licensure.
  • Maintains active communication with identified staff and agencies that share case involvement when appropriate releases are signed.
  • Maintains appropriate records of service rendered to or on behalf of the client populations served. Maintains clinical records of all client contacts according to QA &I, State and Joint Commission guidelines. Produces an evaluation report which effectively addresses the reason for referral and reflects the sound organization and synthesis of fact, impressions and clinical recommendations. Completes progress notes, reports and correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Exercises appropriate self-management in the performance of all duties.
  • Completes client satisfaction tools as required by departmental standards.
  • Performs thorough Risk Assessment at intake session and as needed thereafter.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Able to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing). Positive interpersonal skills required. Sits stands and walks for extended periods of time. Requires some light lifting. Potential for participation in therapeutic recreational activities.

EDUCATION:

Masters degree in Social Work/ Human Service fields or Clinical Nurse Specialist required

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 2 years experience in Behavioral Health with LCSW required. Mindfulness certification and DBT certification preferred. K nowledge of and willingness to provide video/E psychotherapy as part of platform offered to consumers.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown , Social Worker Clinical, Other , allentown, Pennsylvania

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