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Adolescent Inpatient Social Worker, MSW

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Adolescent Inpatient Social Worker, MSW to join our team!We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.DepartmentAdult PsychiatristsAdult Inpatient Psychiatric serves acute and chronically mentally ill patients by providing high quality psychiatric clinical and therapeutic care. The unit specializes in administering care to adult patients who display challenging behaviors and/or who may have comorbid medical diagnoses that cannot be accommodated by other mental health facilities in Colorado. The adult unit comprises 57 beds over a span of 3 units. The multiple units allow for the development of a diverse set of nursing and therapeutic skills including de-escalation techniques, therapeutic awareness and communication. Staffing ratios include a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:5 and behavioral health tech ration of 1:7. These ratios create safe, dignified, individualized patient care. Denver Health is supportive in the professional development and engagement of its employees and offers many opportunities for growth, mentorship, and enrichment.Job Summary

Under general professional supervision, preforms behavioral health social work services including planning, organizing, treatment and inpatient psychiatry discharge/disposition. Delivers social services in accordance with the approved plan of treatment and plan of care. Assists the physician and other behavioral healthcare members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's behavioral health problems.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies method of providing services which involves identifying client's behavioral health needs, planning for implementation or coordinating care plans through resources acquisition, monitoring, advocacy and evaluation. (10%)
  • Coordinates follow-up treatment referrals to various levels of care including outpatient therapy and psychiatry, intensive outpatient programing, long term care and other services as indicated. (10%)
  • Evaluates emotional components, impact of health issues and assists client to identify disruptive factors to establish treatment goals. Adheres to and complies with rules and regulations of the City, Agency, Department and Service. Practices in accordance with ethical principles established in NASW code of ethics and by Denver Health. (10%)
  • Assists clients to maximize adjustment to behavioral health diagnosis/illness/disability/trauma by addressing biopsychosocial issues and enhancing problem solving and coping skills. (10%)
  • Documented activity reflects patient involvement in goal setting with written information consent documented. Completes documentation of social work activities and interventions per established standards and guidelines. Prepares and submits data and information to behavioral health supervisor in a timely manner. (10%)
  • Develops knowledge base of risk factors for psychosocial functioning, wellness and health promotion and provides basic education to patient. (10%)
  • Utilizes methods, techniques and approaches to the delivery of care that are consistent with the patient population and in conformance with the specific care plan developed for each patient. (10%)
  • Consults, negotiates, and coordinates with internal and external resources to assure collaborative efforts and to maximize patient outcomes. (10%)
  • Applies basic knowledge of individual, group and family dynamics and treatment methods to assist client in achieving treatment goals. (5%)
  • Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of services to consumers and modifies interventions plan as indicated. (5%)
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments that are individualized, objective and complete. (5%)
  • Utilizes clinical skills to provide appropriate treatment recommendations and services to clients and families. (5%)
    • Master's Degree Social Work Required
      Work Experience:
      • 1-3 years years of experience Required

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

        • Knowledge of emotional and social factors that affect patient's health.
        • Knowledge of discharge and in-service education programs.
        • Excellent interpersonal skills.
        • Skilled in identifying problems/opportunities to improve care.
        • Ability to help the patient and family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations.
        • Ability to utilize resources, such as family and community agencies to assist the patient to resume life in the community.
        • Ability to collect key information from the patient, family and the community as part of the social worker assessment.
        • Ability to communicate to the appropriate staff information about the patient's discharge plan.
        • Ability to manage time sufficiently to achieve established goals.
        • Skill in obtaining appropriate health care resources/services and educating others.
        • Ability to articulate the professional use of self in the relationship to maximize client's adjustment, enhance strengths and promote resolution of identified problems.
        • Ability to develop effective therapeutic interventions that are socio-culturally sensitive.
        • Proficiency with software applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
        • Proficiency in operating Electronic Medical Records, including EPIC.
          ShiftDays (United States of America)Work TypeRegularSalary$58,900.00 - $85,500.00 / yrBenefits
          • Competitive pay
          • Outstanding benefits
          • Education opportunities
          • Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
          • State-of-the-art facilities
          • Immediate retirement plan matching
          • Professional clinical advancement program
          • Participation in evidence-based projects
          • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
          • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employerOur Values
            • Respect
            • Belonging
            • Accountability
            • TransparencyAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For read more about our commitment to diversity visit:

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Adolescent Inpatient Social Worker, MSW, Other , Denver, Colorado

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