The clinical social worker provides services and continuity of care to clients/patients seen in the Howard County General Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Works with multi-disciplinary team in the Psychiatry Department to provide quality psychiatric service. Is knowledgeable of Mental Health Resources in Maryland and proficient in formulating and implementing treatment and disposition plans. Documents all clinical activity in accordance with Johns Hopkins, and State of Maryland regulations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
· Performs psychiatric assessment, formulates diagnosis and in consultation with referring physician recommends and completes appropriate disposition.
· Provide psychotherapy to outpatients with a variety of psychiatric conditions.
Generate bills for services provided in accordance with Johns Hopkins Clinical Practice Association Guidelines.
· Reviews chart, obtains all insurance authorizations necessary before providing service to patient.
Contacts necessary insurance providers’ andobtains authorizations needed to
complete disposition and documents on chart.
· Interview patient and performs psychosocial assessment, mental status examination and past psychiatric history.
· Contacts family or any collateral informants necessary to provide information necessary to complete an assessment.
Formulates an appropriate treatment/disposition plan for patient.
· Develops knowledge base of Mental Health Service System necessary to makes the most appropriate clinical disposition.
· Effectively troubleshoots all systems when problems arise in effecting a clinically necessary disposition.
· Assures that all appropriate documentation is complete according to standards to carry out treatment/disposition plan.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Emergency Department (Periodic Rotation to ED may be required)
Performs psychiatric assessment, formulates diagnosis and in consultation with referring physician recommends and completes appropriate disposition.
Discusses case with Attending Physician to determine if the patient has been cleared medically and to determine why a consult is requested.
Responds in timely manner to request from Emergency Department Physician for psychiatric consultation.
Provides requesting physician with results of assessment and disposition plan.
Is aware of time constraints of patient flow in the emergency department and paces work accordingly; and consistently evaluates all patients during shift.
Provides appropriate sign out, either verbally or in writing, on clinical and disposition status of patients to next shift staff member.
Works as a Team Member with all members of the Evening/ Weekend Emergency consultation team.
Develops and maintains collegial working relationship with all ED Staff.
· Provides documentation of all clinical and nonclinical activities.
· Maintains client files in appropriate manner and complies with Johns Hopkins accepted record keeping practices.
· Charts are above 85% complete at chart reviews.
· Knows and can implement all State of Maryland /Insurance/ and Federal mandated documentation.
· Documents clinical assessment of all clients evaluated on the JHH Standard PES
· Evaluation form. Assessment information on PES has 95% completion rate.
· Documents all activities according to standards
Education: Master’s degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work
Education or an equivalent organization approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
Licensure: LCSW-C license in the State of Maryland required. Must maintain licensure throughout duration of employment.
Preferred qualifications: 2 or more years experience.
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Master’s degree in Social Work.
Work requires the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Communication skills using the spoken word
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal range
Work requires occasionally using a keyboard to interact with computer system.
Work requires proofreading and/or reviewing documents
Classified Title: Clinical Social Worker Working Title: CO Clinical Social Worker Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $62,225; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 26-MD:JH at Howard County Hospital Department name: 60005007-PSYCHIATRY COMMUNITY HOSPITALS Personnel area: School of Medicine
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