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CO Social Worker

Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department seeks a Social W o r ker who will provide services and continuity of care to clients/patients seen in the Howard County General Hospital Emergency Department. Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and Substance Abuse Evaluations. The Social Worker will work with multi-disciplinary team in the Emergency Department to provide quality psychiatric service, obtain all insurance authorizations necessary to treat patients and will be knowledgeable of Mental Health Resources in Maryland and proficient in formulating and implementing treatment and disposition plans. This role documents all clinical activity in accordance with Johns Hopkins, and State of Maryland regulations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Responds in timely manner to request from Emergency Department Physician for psychiatric Consultation.

Performs psychiatric assessment, formulates diagnosis and in consultation with referring physician recommends and completes appropriate disposition.

Discusses case with Attending Physician to determine if the patient has been cleared medically and to determine why a consult is requested.

Provides requesting physician with results of assessment and disposition plan.

Reviews chart, obtains all insurance authorizations necessary before providing service to patient.

Contacts necessary insurance providers and obtains authorizations needed to complete disposition and documents in chart.

Interview patient and performs psychosocial assessment, mental status examination and past psychiatric history.

Contacts family or any collateral informants necessary to provide information necessary to complete an assessment.

Formulates an appropriate treatment/disposition plan for patient.

Develops knowledge base of Mental Health Service System necessary to make the most appropriate clinical disposition.

Effectively troubleshoots all systems when problems arise in effecting a clinically necessary disposition.

Assures that all appropriate documentation is complete according to standards to carry out treatment/disposition plan.

Completes all contacts necessary to arrange for appropriate disposition of case and independently resolves problems with complicated dispositions.

Is aware of time constraints of patient flow in the emergency department and paces wore accordingly; and consistently evaluates all patients during shift.

Provides appropriate sign out either verbally or written on clinical and disposition status of patients to next shift staff member.

Works as a Team Member with all members of the Evening/Weekend Emergency Consultation team.

Attends all Staff meetings and administrative meetings as assigned.

Develops and maintains collegial working relationship with all ED Staff.

Provides documentation of all clinical and nonclinical activities.

Maintains client files in appropriate manner and complies with Johns Hopkins accepted record keeping practices.

Charts are above 85% complete at chart reviews.

Knows and can implement all State of Maryland /Insurance/ and Federal mandated documentation.

Documents clinical assessment of all clients evaluated on the JHH Standard PES.

Evaluation form. Assessment information on PES has 95% completion rate.

Documents all activities according to standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or an equivalent organization approved by the Council on Social Work Education. Two (2) years emergency room or pediatrics social work experience.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Licensure as a LMSW required and must maintain license throughout duration of employment. Must complete sufficient continuing medical education (CME) credits to satisfy Maryland license/license renewal requirements.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Masters degree in Social Work.

Work requires the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.

Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.

Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Work requires occasionally using a keyboard to interact with computer system.

Work requires proofreading and/or reviewing documents.

Working Conditions:
This is a clinical operations, required attendance onsite position. Evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends are required.

Work is generally performed in the Emergency Department where the conditions can be unpleasant and/or hazardous.

Classified Title: Social Worker
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $39,310.00 - $54,060.00 annually; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time
Schedule: Various, including evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: JH at Howard County Hospital
Department Name: Psychiatry Community Hospitals
Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit .
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore , CO Social Worker, Healthcare , Columbia, Maryland

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