LCSW – Clinical Lead – Integrated Behavioral Health

LCSW – Clinical Lead – Integrated Behavioral Health

Clinical Supervision:




Supervises clinicians, mentoring, guiding through demonstration of best practices

Supports intern training placement, including ensuring appropriate clinical supervision

Supports onboarding and training of new hires

Review and assignment of clinical referrals

Ensures appropriate standards of care for patients in crisis and assists clinical team in response to crisis situations

Maintains competency in areas of responsibility to ensure quality care

Maintains a complete understanding of emergency procedures


Direct Patient Care:


Provides evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment and/or psychosocial support to patient reduce the impact of identified problems.

Provides same day assessments through the warm hand off services

Assesses patient and family to ascertain those emotional and social problems. Utilizes the department’s psychosocial assessment tool as a guideline.

Identifies issues that must be addressed during the patient’s care, and formulates plan.

Reports any and all suspected cases of abuse and neglect and follows up to ensure patient receives timely comprehensive consultations and compliance with legal mandates.

Identifies need to involve patient’s family through the initial assessment process and attempts contact on same day, if indicated.

Consults and collaborates with healthcare team members to insure that patient’s behavioral health and substance use needs are addressed..

Utilizes evidenced based Clinical Social Work technique and theory to assist patient and family in coping with illness or social problem to achieve improved functioning and emotional state.

Maintains patient confidentiality according to hospital policy. Practices professional discretion when determining the inclusion of any patient information into medical record or department clinical record notes.

Notes in medical record the exclusion of critical patient information and its availability.

Documents each patient encounter in the medical record or the Department clinical record concurrently according to Department policies. Specifically, documents ongoing treatment work in the Department clinic records. Each recording shall include date, time, title and signature.


Responsibilities/Duties:


Previous experience in Integrated Behavioral Health or Medical Setting preferred.

Requires level of knowledge of Social Work process and community resources and agencies in relation to health, illness, and disability, and social determinants of health

Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals, to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families

Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Cultural competence is very important. Bicultural/Bilingual competency a plus.

Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.

Computer literacy with ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet programs and e-mail (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and web browsers.

Must be comfortable in a fast paced and dynamic work environment (sense of humor is valued).


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