Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.
Beverly Hospital 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 Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.
About the Job
The Inpatient psychiatric social worker performs discharge planning for a caseload on the Leland unit. This role consists of making referrals and appointments, family and network meetings, providing support and education. Social worker is part of a multidisciplinary team and performs utilization review. In collaboration with the treatment team, plans appropriate individual treatment/discharge plans to meet the ongoing needs of assigned patients.
20 hours per week, day shift
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.
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. Utilize and provide 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. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
Masters Degree in social work preferred with a current Massachusetts license, LICSW preferred. CANS certified desirable. Prior experience preferred. Will consider LCSW with experience.
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
Work cooperatively and effectively with others and ability to adapt to changes in the workplace.
Must be fluent in English (verbal and written).