Christiana Care is looking for a Social Worker Lead to enhance and improve the quality of patient care at Christiana Care by providing assessment, treatment, consultation and educational services for individuals with problems related to emotional or mental health. Provides clinical support to the Behavioral Health Outpatient Practice.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team (psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, care management, therapists, community based services and supportive personnel) regarding treatment planning, therapeutic response, and discharge planning to facilitate transition throughout the continuum of care and progress in treatment.
Provides oversight and leadership to behavioral health outpatient therapists, including ensuring outpatient therapist adherence to care model.
Lead case consultation with multidisciplinary team, including outpatient therapists, case management and community health workers.
Work in collaboration with Medical Director of Behavioral Health Outpatient Practice to assign and triage cases as needed.
Participates in Behavioral health performance improvement, quality assurance and other organizational activities.
Participates as a member of a team focused on the addressing and improving the mental health of the assigned patient population. Merging all aspects of health into a longitudinal, sustainable solution for health self-management.
Participates in departmental committees as needed and contributes to performance improvement indicators for the substance abuse population.
Participates in the creation and tracking of patient outcomes.
Provides educational information for patients and family members. Provides formal and informal educational lectures to members of the staff, trainees, and students on the basic principles and treatment strategies of working with individuals with mental health difficulties.
Provides individual, family, and group counseling to patients in the Behavioral Health Outpatient service as assigned.
Available for assessment of mental health issues, consultation and referral assistance throughout Behavioral Health and the system at large as assigned.
Able to effectively communicate and work constructively with the multidisciplinary treatment team and maintain timely and appropriate documentation of the patient's clinical status and progress and treatment.
Able to deal effectively with both medically and psychiatrically ill patients who may exhibit physical and/or behavioral dysfunction.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree in Social Work required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker required.
3+ years of current, or recent experience in a health care setting; Community work preferred
Previous supervisory experience preferred
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.