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Psychiatry Licensed Clinical Social Worker Job with Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale, IL

Exciting Opportunity for a LCSW at Southern Illinois Healthcare!

Southern Illinois Healthcare Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:Negotiable
  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 08/06/2021
  • 709245

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) is seeking a LCSW to join their  established & collaborative behavioral health team. Our LCSWs are responsible for the overall operation of social service activities within the emergency department.

  • Multiple work locations and departments  available
  • Preferably already living  in/near southern Illinois
  • Should have knowledge of southern Illinois' area resources
  • Required: Masters degree in Social Work

Responsibilities include:

  • Safety
    • Manages processes effectively in regard to employee/patient safety.
  • Record Keeping
    • Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, logs, files, and other documents as required.
  • Process Improvement
    • Promotes a culture of process improvement by participating in unit/department-based programs that support  the system’s process improvement goals.
    • Actively participates on system-wide or hospital-based teams as needed.
  • Role Specific Responsibilities
    • Completes initial and ongoing psychiatric assessments for identified patients who present with mental health issues.
    • Through the use of high risk screens and communication with providers, determines and refers appropriate cases for admission, transfers to psychiatric hospital, or community crisis support as it relates to discharges.
    • Identifies  indicators of abuse or neglect and intervenes per regulatory requirements.
    • Coordinates discharge plan in conjunction with case manager, patient, family/significant others.
    • Presents options to patient, family/significant others to address their needs and assisst them with decision-making process.
    • Coordinates information and referrals for financial and community resources in conjunction with case manager.
    • Coordinates patient care with inpatient/referral placement and communicates issues assessed and possible interventions.
    • Maintains confidentiality, is  courteous to all patients, families and all other hospital staff-addresses and follows-up on departmental patient concerns.
    • Provides excellent customer services. Knows and practices hospital identified customer service behaviors. Identifies  responsiveness to customer needs as a personal priority.
    • Supports the importance of continuous quality improvement. Participates in department quality improvement projects. Participates in hospital-wide quality improvement projects, as needed.
    • Supports Service Excellence initiatives contributing to the organization, becoming a top performer in quality care, patient safety and patient satisfaction strategies.  Understands and applies  techniques to support the provision of population based appropriate care utilizing Joint Commission standards, CMS Core Measure requirements, and other best practices.
    • Is a self-learner and fosters learning in others. Pursues continuing education in area of expertise/leadership. Achieves and maintains hospital-wide and department-identified competencies.
    • Participates in educational offerings provided by the hospital; attends all mandatory training programs and actively participates in departmental staff meetings.
    • Complies  with hospital and department policies and procedures.
    • Complies  with all quality and regulatory standards.
    • Recognizes, values, and builds on differences and commonalities in people. Recognizes, acknowledges, and supports the contributions of all co-workers.
    • Provides scheduled coverage for weekends. Participates in hospital-wide orientation process, specific to departmental role.
    • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.
    • Exhibits an approachable, interactive style in relationships.  Uses team process and consensus building for decision-making.
    • Acts with integrity and honesty,  is  willing to trust others, and is able to engender trust.
    • Participates in identifying new department opportunities that contribute to the strategic plan and departmental goals. Participates in the department process for accomplishing and measuring outcomes.
    • Effectively manages work hours to stay within budgeted FTE hours.
    • Psychiatric assessment, risk factor analysis, and discharge planning.
    • Crisis, conflict, and stress management.
    • Problem-solving, root-cause analysis, and principles of clinical performance improvement/understanding family dynamics.