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In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Level IProvide psychosocial assessments, diag nosis, and treatment,as well as discharge planning to and consultation a bout patients andfamilies to assist them and the health care team in cop ingwithpatient's hospitalization, illness, diagnosis, treatment, and/or lifesituation, including emotional, mental, and substance abusedisorders .Level IIFunction in a supervisory role as a teamleader in addition to t heduties and responsibilities of Level I.
Level IProvide psychosocial assessments of patients and familiesto identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problemsrela ted to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or lifesituation.Formula te, develop, and implement a comprehensivepsychosocial treatment plan ut ilizing appropriate clinical social worktreatments and interventions. In terventions may include crisisintervention, brief and long-term individu al, marital, family and/orgroup therapies as well as grief and bereaveme nt work.Screen,identify, diagnose using DSM nomenclature, treat and mana ge mentalhealth and/or substance abuse problems in patients and family m embers.Provide training to other health careprofessionals in same. Maype rform these functions independently or as part of a team.Assist with scr eening, identification, diagnosis, managementand treatment of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, rape,etc. Provide training to otherhe alth care professionals insame.May participate in on-call or after hours coverage.Provide consultative services to health care teammembers within scope of care definitions as needed.Maintain aworking knowledge of rele vant medical/legal issues that impact onpatient care, e.g., advance dire ctives, child and elderabuse.Provide education to patients and families around issuesrelated to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatmentand/or life situation.Participate in multi-disciplinary healthc are teams and provide leadership in representing clinical social workperspective/liaison with patient and family.Provideteachingand trainingfor students, staff, and faculty from social work andother disciplines.Contr ibute to the academic mission of themedical center and health systemby p articipating in academicactivities such as committees, conferences,publi cations, teaching andresearch.Maintain working knowledge of and liaison withcommunity agencies and resources.Arrange, procure, andcoordinate pat ient/family pre and post hospital needs.Knowledgeof hospital, medical ce nter and/or health system resources to accessand provide for patient car e needs.Document assessment, plan,interactions, and interventionsaccordi ng to departmental, hospitaland/or health system guidelines and standard s.Maintain recordsand statistics in accordance with department, hospital , medical centerand/or health system policies.Attend and participate in staff,committee, department, and other administrativemeetings.Participat e in department, hospital, medical center,and/or health system continuou s quality improvementefforts.Participate in regular supervisory conferen ces; keepcurrent with social work and health care developments and seek toincrease further enhancement of job related knowledge.LevelII Perform all of the duties and responsibilitiesof LevelI.Provide clinicaland adm inistrative supervision for socialworkers and clinical social workers on the team.Lead teammeetings and manage coverage.Participate in hiring an dperformance management processes.
Knowledge, Skillsand Abil ities
Level I Adherence to the practice standards andethical guid elines of NASW and the NC Certification Board for SocialWork. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Asolid knowledge of clinical so cial work practice. Excellentassessment, interviewing, and counselingski lls with expertise inmental health and substance abuse areas;familiar wi th psychopathologyand with range of therapeutic interventionsincludingps ychopharmocotherapy; and if working independently, must knowwhen torefer for further medical assessment. Ability to work effectivelyand autonomo usly in a self directed role. Highly collaborative withstrong interperso nal and team building skills. Ability toprioritize multiplework assignme nts and manage time efficiently.Flexibility in accepting diverse work as signments and managing stressrelated to change. Basic computer skillsLev el II Sameas Level I plus strong supervisory and leadership skills. Abil ityto resolve/manage conflict. Ability to help implement departmental,ho spital and/or DUHS initiatives.
Level I and Level II Master's degree in social work from an accredited school of social work .
Level I Level II Two year of post internship social work experience in a health care setting or social service agency. Two years recent post master's experience in a clinical setting preferred. Same as Level I plusfive years post master's experience in a health care or social service agency. Experience in leadership and supervising.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I and Level II Current licensure as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) by the NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.
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