Adult Intensive Outpatient Social Worker / REACH Program

Bridgeport, CT
May 21, 2020

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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 modification, psychotherapy, to patients/families/significant others.
    • 1.1 Interviews patients, families, or significant others as per policy as evidenced by documentation of patients' charts.
  • 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 teammeetings, supervisory observation and feedback.
  • 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies.
    • 3.1 Submits statistical reports by established deadline 100% of the time as indicated by monthly log reports.
  • 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 90-95% of 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.
  • 7. Is knowledgeable in the policy and procedures of seclusions/restraints for the Child Program. Is certified in CPI and maintains credentialing as required
    • 7.1 Meets yearly competencies for application of restraint and seclusion protocol.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Master's Degree in Social Work.  

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum of two years experience in health care setting.

 

LICENSURE

 

For staff hired before May 15, 2014, must be license eligible within 2 years of hire/transfer into this position and have received license within 3 years of hire/transfer into this position. For staff hired after May 15,2014, LMSW is required upon hire. LMSW hires must be license eligible within 2 years of hire/transfer into this position and have received license within 3 years of hire/transfer into this position. For staff hired after May 15, 2014, LMSW is required upon hire. LMSW hires must be license eligible within 2 years of hire/transfer into this position and have received license within 3 years of hire/transfer into this position.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

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.

 

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Job Info

Job: 17844

Department: REACH Program
Category: BEHAV HLT/SOC WORK
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D/E
Hours: 28

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