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Social Worker - LGSW and LICSW

Job Code:  136449
Facility: Psychiatric Institute of Washington
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive behavioral health care for adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. We are a 130-bed, short-term, acute care hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency. Founded in 1967, PIW combines the rich traditions of its past with the behavioral health options of the present. We are an innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of behavioral healthcare. We currently have a position available for

 Candidates selected will be responsible for the following:

  • Completes psychosocial assessments within 72 hours of patient’s arrival on the unit and records the meeting in the chart
  • Completes a psychosocial assessment, which includes identification of psychosocial factors with high-risk potential, social, financial, and legal considerations, and a conclusion regarding the identified problems.
  • Documents (within 24 hours) progress notes for individual sessions with patients which indicate date and length of session summary of content and degree of resolution, and discussion of treatment and discharge/disposition issues.
  • Develops and conducts groups (in conjunction with other treatment team members) as determined by identified patient population needs.
  • Documents group member participation in chart notes in an accurate and objective manner and completes billing sheets.
  • Assists in coordinating admissions, discharges, and transfers of all assigned patients.
  • Documents discharge planning needs and updated information on the psychosocial assessment, master treatment plan, and each treatment plan update.
  • Monitors insurance requirements and keeps utilization reviewer and other treatment team members current with patient’s progress, family meetings, and other case occurrences.
  • Documents clearly any requests for extensions in length of stay due to lack of proper placement or adequate discharge planning and/or clinical regression.
  • Performs case management functions as needed.
  • Attends and actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings and ensures that conclusions drawn from psychosocial assessment are incorporated into the patient’s treatment plans.
  • Informs other staff members in a timely manner of new developments in a given case.
  • Supervises social work students if assigned by director of Social Work.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of clinical activity with that of other staff to minimize scheduling conflicts.
  • Participates as needed in hospital-wide marketing activities.
  • Assists in guest relations including sharing responsibility for the appearance of the unit.
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude during internal and external communication and interactions with all staff, patients, family members, guests, community, and referral sources.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned and discussed with supervisor.
• Master's degree in social work or counseling; DC LPC or Social Worker license

• One year of experience in a mental health setting.

• Previous inpatient experience preferred.

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