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Social Worker MSW

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary General Summary The MSW plays a pivotal role in carrying out the mission of the organization providing high quality care to patients who are experiencing crisis in the Emergency Department. The MSW must have a high level of expertise and skill to create highly effective strategies for short term crisis management and suicide prevention, along with helping patients with longer term goals to prevent high utilization of the Emergency Department or inpatient admission by providing tools for the patient to use in everyday life handling environmental and social situations. MSW must be proficient in planning, executing and monitoring the effectiveness of care provided to ensure timely transition through the continuum of care. The social worker must also have skill in educating and consulting with the treatment team to ensure accuracy of medical necessity criteria and to ensure timely and appropriate intervention using a patient centered approach. This requires effective skills in training, mentoring, decision making and team building. The social worker is responsible for assessing patients' psychosocial, spiritual, educational and counseling needs, and assisting patients who are experiencing behavioral health crisis to move through the crisis to a path of recovery.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

(60%)* Provide social work intervention in the emergency setting as it relates to possible inpatient hospitalization, crisis management, decision making, illness adjustment, ethical and legal concerns, discharge and transitional care needs, domestic violence and abuse, competency, financial problems, compliance issues, substance abuse and other psychosocial barriers to maximizing health status. (20%)* Work with the health care team, patient, family and/or significant others, community resources to support the patient in transition through the crisis situation and assuring appropriate level and place of care. Advocate, mediate and negotiate with an emphasis on self-determination for the patient. Play an integral role in development of a cohesive plan to maintain the patient's health status, prevent suicide, and improve social supports while in the least restrictive environment and being fiscally responsible. (20%)* The MSW collaborates with the members of the interdisciplinary team on an ongoing basis in the planning, assessment, implementation and evaluation of the crisis plan, with the goal of formulating a solid plan for aftercare and follow up services.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Complete and document patient crisis assessment, provide safety planning, and follow the patient to determine if means reduction took place and follow up care is received. Identify the need for and participate in family meetings as appropriate in order to ensure understanding, comfort and decision- making for patient's safety plan. Integrate relevant theories of family dynamics, crisis intervention, strengths-based, solution-focused and meaning of illness into every day work with patients. Participates in care coordination efforts to identify any ongoing high-risk factors and respond appropriately so that key information is captured and documented. Participates in team meetings as appropriate. Performs accurate documentation of interventions and patient progress according to established standards and hospital policy. Coordinates care with outside agencies to ensure appropriate follow up care after crisis. Builds professional relationships with patients, families and the Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit team to address conflict resolution with positive outcomes. Communicates teamwork, caring and compassion. Provides excellent customer service in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the health system. Assume responsibility for continuing professional development and maintains licensure. Provides for the age specific needs of the population served according to evidence based standards and organizational policies/procedures for the adult and older adult populations. Other duties as assigned Membership in at least one professional organization (i.e. NASW, SSWLHC-MI Chapter, national SSWLHC, etc.) preferred. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
Mandatory Recipient Rights training within 30 days of hire and annually is required. Training and experience, and/or demonstrated competency in casework principles, including diagnosis, assessment, crisis intervention, treatment and transition planning; techniques in motivational interviewing and short-term, solution-focused therapy; awareness of community resources, public assistance and entitlement programs, ensuring transition to appropriate levels of care; and issues relating to age and stage of development, special needs and cultural patterns of patient population served. Knowledge of social work practices and processes related to the care of the behavioral health patients. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Must adhere to the National Associate of Social Workers' Code of Ethics. Must follow MidMichigan Health policies and procedures and The Michigan Mental Health Code. Must meet mandatory educational competency requirements. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Social Worker MSW, Healthcare , Midland, Michigan

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