Abuse / Domestic Violence Specialist - PRN

Employer
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Location
Annapolis, MD
Posted
Jul 17, 2017
Closes
Jul 17, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: In accordance with established department and professional guidelines, provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments for patients. In counseling role creates a therapeutic framework for effective problem solving with patient and family. Responds to patient/family needs related to abuse, domestic violence, trauma, illness, addictions and mental health issues. Collaborates with clinical nursing staff and patients to create patient plan of care and provides information to patients in regard to safety, legal options, and community referrals. Collects data and statistics needed for data collection and grant funding. Conducts educational training sessions in the medical community and in-house utilizing multiple teaching modalities. Carries out other functions for the position as required to meet the changing needs of the Abuse/DV program, including but not limited to seeking additional grant funding, serving on community boards or conducting outreach to high risk members of the community. Provides discharge planning in complex situations such as substance abuse, psychiatric or dual diagnosis services, homelessness and abuse/violence. Identifies community services and resources available to patients and families and facilitates linkage with those services. Documents interventions and assessments in patient's medical record following department standards. Ensures timely and appropriate assessment and completion of mandatory reporting requirements. Demonstrates commitment to working as a team and helping each other to reach mutual goals and to learn from each other. Demonstrates actions and behaviors that consistently promote trust, respect and a positive attitude and promotes positive team morale. Required: BS/BA degree in social work, psychology, nursing, or related field, or 4 years experience in Abuse/Domestic Violence counseling with a minimum of two years college completed. Working knowledge of computer systems and data collection procedures. Working knowledge and experience working with victims of abuse is required. Background in trauma (DV, sexual assault, child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse) is a must. Local candidates strongly preferred