Clinical Psych Social Worker

Mar 13, 2021
Apr 17, 2021
Full Time
Responsible for social work practice under the supervision of a licensed independent clinical social worker, providing psychiatric and/or psychosocial assessments to children and adolescents who present in the Emergency Room and/or Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Provides, under supervision, evaluation and assessment using DSM V criteria to determine risk and need for hospitalization and/or case disposition. Provides collaborative consultation to meet diagnostic and treatment needs. Obtains medical consultation from the psychiatrist on call to determine case disposition.


Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Social Work (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to relate to diverse patient populations.
Time and attendance are vital for this position.

Required Licenses and Certifications
A minimum Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)


Functional Accountabilities

Diagnostic Assessment
1. Able to evaluate patient status including assessing for suicidality/homicidality in conjunction with attending physician
2. Completes social histories and psychosocial assessments for the medical record, on an ongoing basis.
3. Able to appropriately triage patient to correct services
4. Able to display competency when interviewing family members for the purpose of assessment and developing an intervention plan.

Multidisciplinary Interventions
1. Educates staff about psychosocial issues impacting patient.
2. Participates in daily rounds for the purposes of treatment planning and discharge.
3. Is a liaison with CFSA social worker to determine additional needs of the children and families and plan for discharge.
4. Plans with the treatment team and utilization management staff the most appropriate discharge plan.

Family Therapy
1. Utilizes a theoretical framework for the focus of the family intervention.
2. Able to encourage positive communication among family members
3. Recognizes progress and obstacles towards treatment goals and appropriately intervenes.

1. Completes required documents of the assessment in a clear, concise, and timely manner .

Linkage Services /Case Management
1. Knowledgeable about community resources/ placements for children and families to assist in the attainment of treatment goals.
2. Communicate with outside agencies on the behalf of the patient to ensure continuity of care and treatment progress.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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