Social Worker, Per Diem

Location: Lynn, MA
Job ID: 158608-1A
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2019
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to BayRidge Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. BayRidge Hospital provides psychiatric services to the residents of the North Shore and greater Lynn communities. BayRidge Hospital provides accessible, high-quality substance abuse and mental health treatment. The 62-bed psychiatric hospital in Lynn offers a continuum of psychiatric and chemical dependency services on an inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient basis.

BayRidge Hospital, A member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care.  You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy.

About the Job

Position Summary:

Assumes responsibility for the planning and delivery of safe and therapeutic treatment to all patients. Assures efficient patient utilization of continuum resources through close communication and collaboration with the patient, primary treatment team, insurers, and community and family support systems. In collaboration with the treatment team, plans appropriate individual and group treatment plans to meet the ongoing needs of assigned patients.

Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:

1. Is expected to support the hospital in such a manner that there is a strong and positive commitment to quality patient care.

2. Advocate for patient needs by conducting ongoing psychosocial needs assessments and communicating these needs to the treatment team.

3. Plan and implement appropriate inpatient disposition in collaboration with the treatment team.

4. Effectively identify patient, family, institutional and community barriers to discharge or transitions in treatment. Coordinate referrals and facilitate transitions in treatment while addressing the barriers identified.

5. Maintain appropriate records and consistently complete paperwork requirements.

6. Coordinate the development and formulation of psychosocial and case management needs assessments.

7. Facilitate and/or provide direct clinical therapeutic interventions to prevent relapse and ensure continuity of care.

8. Provide information/education to patients and their families/significant others regarding illness, recovery and treatment options.

9. Work collaboratively and professionally with the treatment team in maintaining a collaborative relationship with the outside providers and the reimbursement team to optimize the provision of high quality patient care.

10. Attend clinical department meetings that will have a positive impact on patient care.

11. Attend all appropriate administrative meetings that support the mission of the hospital.

12. Support and implement administrative decisions.

13. Utilize and provide supervision in a positive and thoughtful manner to enhance professional improvement and development.

14. Maintain a solid understanding of hospital policies and protocols, and practices within those policies and protocols.

15. Participate in ongoing quality improvement studies that will have positive patient care outcomes.

16. Maintain solid understanding of and follow regulatory agencies’ expectations and guidelines (i.e. DMH, DPH, JCAHO, Payers, etc.).

17. Maintain yearly/biyearly requirements of CPR, Risk Management and Aggression Management.

18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Scheduled Hours

Per diem, hours assigned as needed.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


  • Master's of Social Work (MSW) required
  • Must have a Social Work license (LCSW or LICSW) or be license eligible
  • Previous clinical leadership experience or demonstrated clinical leadership skills with theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the clinical area.
  • Exhibits ability to be competent in the following areas:
    1) Individual case management and knowledge of managed care
    2) De-escalation/restraint management techniques
    3) Motivational Interviewing and short-term treatment techniques
    4) Strong ability to assess and evaluate patient needs and develop treatment plans to address the identified needs.
    5) Strong organizational skills
    6) Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced work environment
    7) Brief family interventions as required

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities with adaptive abilities and strong interpersonal relations skills. Possess management skills and the ability to effectively supervise employees. Ability to use sound administrative practices. Work cooperatively and effectively with others and ability to adapt to changes in the workplace.
  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written).