Summary: Provides triage, assessment, determination of appropriateness for admission or referral, treatment, education, utilization, provision of resource information and disposition planning to patients and families, in particular those patients with mental health, psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses.
Work Schedule: PRN Flex
Responsibilities: Develops individualized treatment plans, provides care/case management and directs appropriate disposition. Supports all activities with appropriate documentation.
Provides group and individual counseling services using accepted psychotherapeutic models and interventions, including integrative healthcare options. Assesses, collaborates and coordinates patient's care and discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge with colleagues in Care Management and Medical Social Work and other members of the care team.
Coordinates psychosocial care as needed with third parties and community agencies. Initiates psychiatric holds and Emergency Commitments as appropriate. Responds to referrals, incidents, or problems, provides coverage as assigned, assists staff with cases as needed.
May verify benefits and supports financial counseling. Orients patients and their families to the requirements, policies, and goals of the proposed treatment program. May provide clinical supervision for LCSW, LCSW candidates, LSW; as well as MSW, MFT, PC, and other students and support staff in relevant disciplines as assigned.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Minimum Required Education: Master's degree in Social Work. Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
The pay range for this position is: $27.61 - $41.41 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.
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Internal Number: 36876
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