Exceptional Compensation Package
REPORTS TO: Director of Behavioral Health
WORK WEEK: 40 hours per week, or as needed to complete the duties
WAGE CLASSIFICATION: Exempt – Professional
OSHA RISK CLASSIFICATION: Medium
SUMMARY POSITION STATEMENT
The LCSW, as part of the primary care treatment team, identifies, triages and manages patients with medical and psychiatric problems within the primary care setting. In addition, the LCSW will provide skill training through psycho-education and patient education strategies and will develop specific behavioral change plans for patients and protocols for target populations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
· Formulate behavioral health interventions appropriate to a primary care setting and assist with implementation and monitoring of treatment plans.
· Assist primary health care providers in recognizing and treating mental disorders and psychosocial problems.
· Work as team with providers to coordinate care for patients.
· Assess the clinical status of patients referred by primary care providers through brief consultative contacts.
· Work with primary care team to triage patients and provide referrals to specialty care behavioral health as appropriate.
· Assist in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further psychological or physical deterioration.
· Assist in preventing relapse or morbidity in conditions that tend to recur over time.
· Teach patients, families, and staff care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.
· Provide targeted assessments and evaluations, including diagnostic impressions and the utilization of screening tools.
· Provide timely and succinct feedback regarding consultation findings and recommendations.
· Consistent attendance and punctuality is required and expected to work the hours set by PCHS and/or the schedule set by supervisor.
· Expected to complete required trainings such as CPR, Mandt, Mental Health First Aid and any others deemed necessary for this position.
- POSITION REQUIREMENTS
- Education: Masters of Social Work from an accredited graduate school of social work.
License: Maintain a current, active license with the State of Alaska as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Experience: Must possess specialized experience which involves using psychological assessments, formulating diagnosis or treatment recommendations and providing counseling services to patients.