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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 168294-1A
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Provides counseling, critical care support, crisis intervention and other social work services to patients and their families. Facilitates end of life discussions, while working collaboratively with medical, palliative care, nursing, CM and spiritual care.
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
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.