Prepare and maintain records and makes written and oral reports to document case activity concerning patient care, counseling and therapeutic activities in accordance with department, hospital, medical center and/or health system policies.
Provide supportive counseling, grief counseling, crisis intervention and other appropriate therapeutic services to assist patients and families in coping with presenting symptoms and problems such as, for example, coping with illness, accepting medical recommendations, and loss of function.
The Social Worker II serves as an expert resource to the Care Management Team, Brown and Toland Physicians, providers, patients' and patients' families in a collaborative process evidenced by assessing, planning, and facilitation of options and services to meet individuals' complex biomedical and psychosocial needs.
Responsible for developing & implementing individual Plan of Treatment which assist patients & families to cope and/or restore social, emotional, financial & environmental factors which affect and/or affected by illness.
The incumbent is the primary contact for involving and educating patients, families, and significant others in the process of treatment and mental health recovery. Serves as a liaison to community programs and develop strategic partnerships to enhance aftercare plans of patients and their families.
Provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention as needed to members who present themselves for psychiatric evaluation. Collaborates with treating physician, psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual member's treatment program.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, assesses patients' psychosocial status, strengths and areas of need that may affect rehabilitation and optimal treatment outcomes as part of the comprehensive patient assessment.
Provides ongoing education to Medical Services Department and Physicians on locally available community resources and develops and maintains effective relationships with staff in key community resource agencies.
Assesses, develops and coordinates a clinical treatment program for Health Plan members with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders. Consults with staff regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits of member, as needed or appropriate.