Reporting to the Social Work Manager the Social Worker LSW
evaluates diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychosocial
problems applying individual clinical social work skills in order
to assist patients and their families in the resolution of personal
and environmental problems attributable to mental or physical
illness which prevents them from achieving their highest level of
psychosocial functioning. The Social Worker assigned to the
impatient units will be an active participant in the co management
model along with the unit leadership in supporting the patient flow
initiative. Adheres to social Work professional standards of
practice based on NASW Code of Ethics.
Consistently applies the corporate values of respect honesty and
fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the
health status of the people of the region through the provision of
customer-friendly geographically accessible and high-value services
within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic
health system. Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance
with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program
and Code of Conduct.
Completes bio-psychosocial evaluations to eliminate barriers to
treatment discharge and enhance the patient?s health status and
improve utilization of resources.
Provides consultation regarding patient?s background physosocial
functioning and needs to medical and support staff in order to
assist in planning a comprehensive care program for the patient in
order to increase treatment compliance and care coordination with
the aim at providing excellent patient experience and increased
satisfaction in care.
Develops treatment plans and initiates clinical intervention
utilizing individual and group treatment modalities and analyzes
course and result of treatment to maximize health status and
increase health care decision making. In accordance with
departmental standards regarding frequency and content documents
social work activity in patients? medical records.
Participates as a team member in conferences (collaborative care
rounds) concerning patients with other care personnel and community
agencies to improve care coordination and moving patients safely
into their communities and less restrictive settings.
Provide education to assist patients and families in
understanding accepting and following medical and social work
recommendations designed to restore the patient to optimum
functioning within their capacity.
Assesses patient and family advocacy needs and coordinates
appropriate advocacy activities within the hospital and in the
community with an emphasis on self-determination for the client
system with the aim at improving social supports and community
Provides field placement supervision and evaluation for BSW
and/or MSW degree candidates as part of the Department of Clinical
Social Work Student program (must have LICSW or at least 5 years of
demonstrated experience and knowledge in service area).
Completes case related statistics and other reports according to
Participates in hospital wide departmental and community studies
projects and trainings with the aim at educating the community and
hospital staff on the psychosocial issues related to illness and
identifying barriers in service delivery systems.
As relevant to clinical assignment remains current on available
community resources and accesses them as needed.
Maintains and enhances professional expertise through
appropriate educational activities. May attend training for
specific areas of clinical responsibility.
Participates in quality assurance activities in accordance to
department hospital and The Joint Commission standards.
Adheres to Lifespan Hospital and department policies and
procedures to maintain a safe environment of care and be in
compliance with all laws regulations and standards.
Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school
of Social Work and a current license from State of RI Board of
Social Work Licensure.
Minimum requirement for licensure is Licensed Clinical Social
Work level (LCSW).
When Social Worker is eligible (two years or 2000 hours of post
masters supervised practice) it is mandatory that they obtain
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW.) status.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
patients with consideration of aging processes human development
stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
Between six months and one year of clinical experience
preferably in a health or mental health setting with an emphasis on
populations to be served in the assigned area.
Training and experience necessary to address the specific needs
of the patients served in assigned areas of responsibility; this
includes issues relating to age and stage of development and the
particular special needs and cultural patterns of the patient
populations being served.
Analytical and therapy skills necessary to evaluate patients
develop treatment plans initiate therapy and evaluate results.
Ability to effectively interact with patients families medical
staff and outside agencies in providing services.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in a normal office environment with exposure to patient
Provides functional guidance to Social Work Interns with
recommendation to pursue LICSW level of licensure.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race color religion sex national origin age
ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or
expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan
is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport
Work Type: Per Diem
Shift: Shift 1