Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155828-1A
Date Posted: Jul 8, 2019
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Provides counseling, support, crisis intervention and other social work services to patients and their families. Provides clinical intervention for individual, family and groups. Assists patients through advocacy procedures. Adheres to and promotes the Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
1) Conducts psychosocial assessments:
-Adheres to regulations and department policy
-Confers with caregivers and family members
-Communicates all relevant information to other health care providers
-Identifies situations requiring high risk screen review
2) Works collaboratively with care providers:
-Responds to consults for assessment from any health care professional
-Works with other members of the healthcare team regarding patient and family issues related to complicated discharges
-Addresses issues from both the inpatient and outpatient clinics
3) Provides individual family and group support
-Identifies informational and support needs of patients and families
-Initiates family and community meetings as needed
-Develops and adheres to treatment plans
-Provides disease specific counseling and rehabilitation sessions
-Responds to requests for intervention and/or counseling from patient or family
4) Initiates Clinical Intervention:
-Recommends and conducts short term counseling to patients and families
-Develops treatment plan and goals according to patient?s age, circumstances and clinical issues
Education: MSW from an accredited school of social work with a concentration in health care
Licensure, Certification, Registration: LCSW
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, ability to negotiate in health care systems. Basic knowledge of Quality Improvement techniques.
-Experience in providing social work services preferably in an acute care setting or other health care environment
-Experience providing short term counseling and crisis intervention
The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.
Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.