Company: Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Posted on: May 3, 2021
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a
difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first
approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare
industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the
opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter
where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At
Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive
benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k)
matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees.
Ready to join our quest for better?
The Licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) reflects the mission,
vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organizations Code of
Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program and complies with all
relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory
and accreditation standards.
Collaborates and participates in the coordination of screening,
assessment, and planning activities for assigned patient and their
families with complex psycho-social and economic needs. Utilize
expertise and problem- solving skills to achieve optimal clinical
outcomes within effective resources and time-frames. Promotes a
seamless and safe discharge throughout the continuum of care.
- Collaborates with the care team for planning and community
linkage for patients and families with complex social, economic,
and emotional needs.
- Participates in huddles and keeps all members of the care team
apprised of the current state and plan of care.
- Develops positive relationships with members of the care team,
and community resources.
- Collaborates with the care team members to identify at risk
populations and opportunities to improve care delivery and on-going
support, thus increasing efficiencies and effectiveness.
- Makes timely and appropriate referrals to ancillary support
staff in order to facilitate progress toward a better quality of
- Identifies, assesses and responds to patient and family needs,
incorporating age specific developmental, psychological, cultural,
and spiritual needs. Emphasis is placed on addressing the social
and emotional needs of the patient and family that may impact on
the patients response to medical treatment. These needs may
include, but are not limited to adjustment to illness, poor or
limited coping abilities, functional impairment, mental illness,
guardianship issues, compliance, need for additional resources dues
to limited funds available, substance abuse, cultural differences,
death, dying, bereavement, and family welfare, including abuse,
neglect, and domestic violence.
- Provides timely and effective interventions for patients and
families in emergency and crisis, including referrals to
appropriate support resources.
- Educates team members regarding the socio-economic, emotional
and cultural issues that impact care delivery, coping skills, and
response to treatment.
- Serves as an advocate for the patient and family. Serves as a
lead resource and assists with referrals in coordinating charity
and financial resources, guardianship issues, family problems or
conflicts, and competency issues.
- Administers and interprets tests and measures of psycho-social
functioning for the purpose of:
Diagnosing mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive, and
development disorders and disabilities.
- Develops and implements appropriate assessment based treatment
plan. Consults with team physician, statutory and voluntary
agencies and patients relatives to ensure compliance with treatment
- Provides crisis-oriented Psychotherapy and connects patient and
family with appropriate resources.
- Applies specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical
skills in the area of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of
mental, and behavioral, addictions disorders or conditions and
makes appropriate referrals or transfers to correct level of
- Potential job sharing among other departments in the primary
- Provide education and consultation to health coaches and
providers on the basic principles of brief behavioral interventions
and reinforcing their use in office visits.
- One full year experience and/or internship in a medical social
work role in hospital or outpatient setting or agency.
- Licensed Social Worker (LCSW)
- Self-motivated, flexible and has strong communication
- Two years experience in hospital setting or outpatient
- Experience working in an integrated behavioral health model of
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- ACSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers) preferred
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the
basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender
identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any
other protected status.
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