MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
Under the general supervision of the Market Director of Behavioral Medicine, the Chief Social Worker oversees all day to day social work operations for the behavioral health department. The Chief Social Worker also provides patient assessment, functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and provides discharge planning to patients of all ages.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Chief Social Worker is responsible for daily social work operations of the hospital behavioral health units. Duties include but are not limited to;
a. Provides guidance and clinical supervision to department interns, MHC, MSW, LCSW, and LICSW.
b. Responsible for new hire orientation and on-going continuation training of inpatient social worker staff.
c. Provides float coverage to all units requiring social worker services.
d. Assists with the development and implementation of the department clinical and group programing.
e. Assists in the development of department policy and procedures pertaining to social work and other clinical services.
f. Conducts periodic audits and maintains quality assurance of social worker clinical work and documentation.
2. Maintains caseload and provides patient assessment. Identifies and assesses treatment needs and available support network via psychosocial assessments. Assists family specialist in including support network in treatment.
3. Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Identifies patient problem areas, develops treatment plans, and documents patient progress in accordance with established standards.
4. Assesses discharge needs for assigned patients. Identifies aftercare options for individual patients in conjunction with utilization review. Initiates appropriate contacts and follows up with appropriate referral sources. Maintains current knowledge of aftercare services available in the Metro West area.
5. Maintains current in field by attending seminars, continuing education courses, workshops, in-service education sources, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 5 years social work experienced required. 2 years of clinical assessment in inpatient psychiatric setting and group experience preferred. LICSW required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Patient care environment. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the job.
Job: Case Management/Home Health
Primary Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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