Social Worker or Counselor

Shift: Variable
Schedule: Part Time - Limited
The Behavioral Health Assessment Team (BHAT) Social Worker is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health assessment services to patients and families who present themselves to Portneuf Medical Center. Utilize assessment and intervention strategies that promote improvement of mental health, psychosocial problems, efficient use of psychiatric and medical resources, and facilitate safe and appropriate discharge planning. The BHAT Social Worker primarily works in the Emergency Department providing initial mental health assessments, contributing information and interventions to the treatment team for admission or discharge planning. The BHAT Social Work will also provide these services in other departments in the medical center as needed. Case Manager- To assure clinical appropriateness of services and efficient use of resources by monitoring clinical services and financial outcomes of an assigned caseload. Collaborates closely with members of the health care team: physicians, social services and hospital staff to evaluate cases including: criteria/medical necessity and appropriate level of care. To achieve quality clinical and cost effective outcomes, the BHS Case Manager coordinates specific treatment, cost, and transition targets, identifies barriers to effective treatment and plays leading role in the interface of treatment and resource allocation. Partners with BHS Social Workers in discharge planning, continuum placement, access control and advocate for the patient while protecting the best interest of the organization. Serves as a leader/resource to staff on best practices related to assigned patient care groups including treatment, clinical documentation, discharge planning, social services issues, community resources, referrals and financial information related to outcomes.

Must possess a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited program, or similar degree in a Behavioral Science such as Masters in Counseling or Masters in Psychology. Must have current licensure (LSW, LMSW, LPC, and LMFT) in the state of Idaho if applicable to degree of education. Must have thorough knowledge of community resources for behavioral health. Must have at least three years of direct patient assessment and intervention experience with behavioral health services.

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