Clinical Social Worker-Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic (LCSW Required)Hybrid Work Schedule
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 229628
Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Provide psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as discharge planning to and consultation about patients and families to assist them and the health care team in coping with patient's hospitalization, illness, diagnosis, treatment, and/or life situation, including emotional, mental, and substance abuse disorders. Function in a supervisory role as a team leader in addition to the duties and responsibilities of Level I.
Work Performed Level I
Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.
Formulate, develop, and implement a comprehensive psychosocial treatment plan utilizing appropriate clinical social work treatments and interventions.
Interventions may include crisis intervention, brief and long-term individual, marital, family and/or group therapies as well as grief and bereavement work.
Screen, identify, diagnose using DSM nomenclature, treat and manage mental health and/or substance abuse problems in patients and family members.
May perform these functions independently or as part of a team.
Assist with screening, identification, diagnosis, management and treatment of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, rape, etc.
May participate in on-call or after hours coverage.
Maintain a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact on patient care, e.g., advance directives, child and elder abuse.
Provide education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient 's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation.
Participate in multi-disciplinary healthcare teams and provide leadership in representing clinical social work perspective/liaison with patient and family.
Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources
Knowledge of hospital, medical center and/or health system resources to access and provide for patient care needs.
Document assessment, plan, interactions, and interventions according to departmental, hospital and/or health system guidelines and standards.
Maintain records and statistics in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies.
Attend and participate in staff, committee, department, and other administrative
Participate in department, hospital, medical center, and/or health system continuous quality improvement
Participate in regular supervisory conferences; keep current with social work and health care developments and seek to increase further enhancement of job related knowledge.
Perform all of the duties and responsibilities of Level. workers and clinical social workers on the team.
Provide clinical and administrative supervision for social
Lead team meetings and manage coverage.
Participate in hiring and performance management processes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Level I Level II Adherence to the practice standards and ethical guidelines of NASW and the NC Certification Board for Social Work.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A solid knowledge of clinic al social work practice.
Excellent assessment, interviewing, and counseling skills with expertise in mental health and substance abuse areas;
Familiar with psychopathology and with range of therapeutic interventions including psycho pharmocotherapy; and if working independently,
Must know when to refer for further medical assessment.
Ability to work effectively and autonomously in a self-directed role.
Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and team building skills.
Ability to prioritize multiple work assignments and manage time efficiently.
Flexibility in accepting diverse work assignments and managing stress related to change.
Basic computer skills Same as Level I plus strong supervisory and leadership skills.
Ability to resolve/manage conflict.
Ability to help implement departmental, hospital and/or DUHS initiatives.
Education Level I and Level II Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work .
Level I Level II Two year of post internship social work experience in a health care setting or social service agency. Two years recent post master's experience in a clinical setting preferred. Same as Level I plus five years post master's experience in a health care or social service agency. Experience in leadership and supervising.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I and Level II Current licensure as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) by the NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.
Job Code: 00005028 CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER Job Level: F2
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