Social Worker, 40 hours

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Location: Lynn, MA
Job ID: 159909-1A
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2020
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

About the Job

Position Summary:

The Social Worker is part of a multidisciplinary team. The Inpatient psychiatric social worker's role consists of making referrals and appointments, family and network meetings, utilization review, providing support and education. In collaboration with the treatment team, plans appropriate individual treatment/discharge 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 outside providers.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Maintain yearly/biyearly requirements including Aggression Management training.

16. Utilization Review  

17. Perform other duties as assigned

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week, Monday-Friday (day shift)

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.


MSW with a current Massachusetts license or license eligible, will consider LMHC.

Exhibits ability to be competent in the following areas:

1) Be part of a multidisciplinary team

2) Strong ability to assess and evaluate patient needs and develop
treatment plans to address the identified needs.

3) Strong organizational skills

4) Ability to work with patients with diverse diagnoses

5) Work cooperatively and effectively with others and ability to adapt to changes in a fast paced work environment .

Must be fluent in English (verbal and written).