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Behavioral Health Specialist LCSWC

Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Location: BALTIMORE
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

  • Job Summary
    • Provides assessment, screening, evaluation, and disposition services for patients presenting with psychiatric concerns or illness. Sees patients at various locations across the system, including emergency rooms and counseling centers.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Master's degree in Social Work.
    • Experience
      • 2 years experience in the assessment and disposition of behavioral health disorders.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • LCSW-C (Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical) license in the State of Maryland.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to provide therapeutic interventions. Ability to make independent clinical decisions. Organizational skills. Interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Collaborates with and completes referrals to appropriate community agencies for assistance based on patient need. Initiates referrals in a timely manner. Uses responses to help patient resume life in the community and/or adjust to lifestyle changes.
    • Completes documentation relevant to activities. Complies with and ensures adherence to documentation standards. Complies with data collection, entry, and reporting requirements.
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Coordinates admission to programs and services within Behavioral Health Services and associated programs. Provides and coordinates referrals to internal or external resources as appropriate.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
    • Participates in the management of aggressive patients as needed to ensure the safety of patient, self, and others. Recognizes early warning signs of escalating behaviors and intervenes as appropriate.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Provides clinical assessment, evaluation, and disposition of persons presenting with behavioral health concerns or illness.
    • Provides crisis intervention and management. Provides therapeutic intervention with patients and family, including sentinel event situation as requested.
    • Provides support to Emergency Department staff for behavioral health issues.
    • Serves as liaison to referral sources, outside agencies, third-party payors, and other interested parties as appropriate and within limits of confidentiality.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Baltimore , Behavioral Health Specialist LCSWC, Other , BALTIMORE, Maryland

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