PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER-ACHN ENDOCRINOLOGY Job Number: 00122574
Job Posting: Jan 16, 2019, 7:50:46 PM Closing Date: Feb 17, 2019, 5:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:00 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $31.21
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Position Summary SEIU 73
Under the direction of the Chair of the Division of Endocrinology, the Psychiatric Social Worker, Outpatient will perform psychosocial assessments and formulates therapeutic plans for patients/families with diabetes and endocrine problems who attend an Ambulatory & Community Health Center for medical care Utilizes resources within the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) as well as community resources appropriated to specific needs of patient/families, collaborates with medical and paramedical staff for provision of comprehensive social work services. Provides behavioral health assessment, and provides supportive psychotherapy as supported.
· Conduct behavioral health assessment interviews with patients and significant others (including community contacts) to determine level of care in the outpatient setting. Formulate and document treatment plan in a timely manner.
· Provide behavioral health assessment, psychotherapy, substance abuse screening and/or assessment, psychosocial support and referral services.
· Certify patients who require involuntary inpatient hospitalization. Facilitate transfer process for patients requiring an in-patient level of psychiatric care.
· Document all encounters with patients in medical record and communicate diagnoses and treatment recommendations to appropriate medical staff. Complete various clinical assessments in accordance with team policies and procedures.
· Assess patient for any suspected abuse or neglect (in accordance with Illinois State Law and CCHHS' Abuse and Neglect policies).
· Participate is special diabetes group activities like weight loss program and insulin pump visit etc.
Shift: 8 am-4 pm
· Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university focusing on clinical social work with a concentration on mental health, (Official transcripts due at time of interview)
· License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in the State of Illinois, required
· Two (2) years of prior experience as a Social Worker performing individual therapy to individuals who have mental illness in a mental health setting (NOT a substance abuse setting, and experience gained during training not included)
· Experience using evidence-based counseling techniques (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Problem Solving Therapy (PST)
· Bilingual (Spanish/English)
· Certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) or Board Registered as a Mental Illness-Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA I, MISA II)
· Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders
· Skill in directing and evaluating the professional and administrative aspects of case management services
· Skill in conducting bio-psychosocial interviews
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER