- Evaluate patients and their related support systems with a complete psychosocial assessment.
- Establish a therapeutic relationship and treatment goals with the patient or their surrogates.
- Provide a provisional diagnosis based on DSM criteria that is inclusive of any mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive, developmental disorders and disabilities, psychosocial aspects of illness injury disability and impairment within a psychosocial framework.
- Administer and interpret applicable measurements/tests (MSE, Edinburgh Depression Scale,) for the diagnosis.
- Incorporate a plan or intervention that will address mental, social, emotional, behavioral developmental/age, addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities, and/or the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury as experienced by the patient and their family.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge and develops expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, mental capacity and incapacity, mental illness, adult protection, child protection, domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, psychosocial crisis, bereavement, and mental illness.
- Master's degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work
- Knowledge of the biopsychosocial aspects of illness, disability and death and be able to apply this knowledge in a professional and understanding manner in direct social work services to patients and their families and in collaboration with all health care professional staff
- Social Services Clinicians must have the ability to communicate well and interact with multiple health care professionals, including medical and allied staff
- Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) or Temporary LMSW
- Alaska License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) within 4 years of hire
- 2 or more years of acute care Medical Social Work experience
- Knowledge of the Alaska community resources
- Experience with computerized documentation and medical records
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation's best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state's largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!