PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER-ACHN MORTON EAST HEALTH CLINIC Job Number: 00122898
Job Posting : Apr 12, 2019, 7:24:20 PM Closing Date : Apr 27, 2019, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $31.21
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Position Summary SEIU 73
Shift: 8:30 am-4:30 pm MWF/ 9:00 am-5:00 pm T, TH
Department: ACHN MORTON EAST HEALTH CLINIC
Under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, the Psychiatric Social Worker will provide behavioral health assessment, determine safety (for psychiatric hospitalization), provide supportive psychotherapy, and recommend outpatient treatment under the guidance of the back-up psychiatrist or ambulatory physician. Specifically, the incumbent will provide initial psychiatric consultations, crisis management, therapeutic support and psychotherapy for patients on all inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS).
· Supports and closely coordinates mental health care with the patients' primary care provider and, when appropriate, other treating mental health providers.
· Screens and assesses patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders.
· Monitors patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
· Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by Primary Care Physicians (PCPs), focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
· Provides brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as Behavioral Activation, Problem-Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, or other treatments appropriate for primary care settings.
· Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university focusing on clinical social work with a concentration on mental health, (Official transcripts due at time of interview)
· License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in the State of Illinois, required
· Two (2) years of prior experience as a Social Worker performing individual therapy to individuals who have mental illness in a mental health setting (NOT a substance abuse setting, and experience gained during training not included)
· Experience using evidence-based counseling techniques (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Problem Solving Therapy (PST)
· Bilingual (Spanish/English)
· Certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) or Board Registered as a Mental Illness-Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA I, MISA II)
· Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
· Knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders
· Skill in directing and evaluating the professional and administrative aspects of case management services
· Skill in conducting bio-psychosocial interviews
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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