Social Worker-Inpatient Psych

Bridgeport, CT
Sep 11, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Provides Social Work services to the hospital's patients and their families; services are designed to address psycho-social and environmental factors which impact on the healthy functioning and/or recovery of the patients and families. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Provides clinical social work services which may include crisis intervention, advocacy, bereavement counseling, information and referral, discharge planning, behavior therapy to patients/families/significant others.
    • 1.1 Interviews patients, families, or significant others within (48) hours of admission as evidenced by documentation in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR).
  • 2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of the health care team and other hospital staff.
    • 2.1 Functions as an active, contributing member of an inter-disciplinary team as measured by attendance at treatment team meetings, admission and discharge family meetings, and by supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies.
    • 3.1 Documents psycho-social evaluation and treatment plan in the patient's EMR within (48) hours of admission as evidenced by random monthly EMR audits and supervisory observation.
  • 4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies /facilities and service providers to enhance the availability of resources and to facilitate patient access.
    • 4.1 Maintains current information about resources as measured by supervisory observation.
  • 5. Participates in professional staff development and hospital /community activities to maintain professional competency, contribute to training of others, and to enhance professional visibility.
    • 5.1 Attends and participates in departmental meetings and staff development programs as measured by review of meeting minutes and by supervisory observation.
  • 6. Participates in programs, policies and procedures development and implementation.
    • 6.1 Identifies problem areas or gaps in services in hospital and department in accordance with professional standards measured by supervisory observation.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Master's Degree in Social Work

 

EXPERIENCE

 

LCSW required. inpatient adult psych experience preferred.

 

LICENSURE

 

LCSW required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

o While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and/or hear. The employee is also required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbents as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodations as determined on a case by case basis.

 

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Job Info

Job: 11983

Department: Psychiatry WT9
Category: BEHAV HLT/SOC WORK
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D
Hours: 40

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