Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA
    Full-time

    Job Description

    The Massachusetts General Hospital seeks a dynamic and experienced Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) to provide and oversee the provision of clinical and case management services for patients of Home Base, a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Home Base provides clinical care for service members and veterans suffering from service-related injuries, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, co-occurring substance use disorders, and mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and offers support to their family members. Home Base's Outpatient Clinic includes individual, couples and group therapy, medication management, TBI assessment and referrals and a dual diagnosis IOP for local/regional veterans and services members, and an intensive four-day PTSD treatment program that is held one weekend a month and recruits patients from all over the country. Home Base seeks an LICSW who will be dedicated to supporting these services, and who will provide coverage as needed for the two-week Intensive Clinical Program, which also treats veterans with PTSD from across the US.

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Working under the supervision of the Social Work Director, the Home Base Program LICSW is responsible for coordinating care for veterans and military-connected family members seeking care at the Home Base Outpatient Clinic with the appropriate internal or external clinicians in a multi-disciplinary team;
    • Serve as central contact point for accepting and triaging referrals from internal clinicians, outside clinicians and self-referred patients to both the general outpatient clinic and to our new four-day weekend-based PTSD treatment program
    • Serve as primary case manager for patients from point of referral to discharge including, but not limited to, the following responsibilities: conduct pre-screening to assess treatment and evaluation needs for all patients referred; assist with coordinating the signing of Release of Information forms; serve as point of contact/referral and support in coordination with the care team; and responsible for discharge planning to ensure the availability of needed services upon patient's return to home community.
    • Conduct Psychosocial Assessments of new veteran and family patients in the Outpatient Clinic to ensure patient access to veteran-specific and other benefits related to housing, financial, employment, transportation, legal, social, health and mental health needs, connecting them with appropriate resources, and communicating patient needs to the team
    • Provide individual and group evidence-based psychotherapy to patients, both in the general Outpatient Clinic and within the co-occurring disorders IOP. IOP groups are currently scheduled in the late afternoon/early evening, and opportunities will be available to flex schedules to accommodate staying later in the day.
    • Provide supervision to LC-level social workers or MSW interns as needed.
    • Provide case management coverage for approximately 4 weekend programs per year (exact number may vary slightly), which currently consists of approximately 12 hours of time onsite per weekend. Opportunities will be available for overtime pay or flexing schedules to accommodate weekend work.
    • Provide coverage in the development of treatment plans consistent with patient need and readiness and responsible to identify clinical support services for the patients upon discharge back to their local community;
    • Consult with team to facilitate mandated assessments when abuse is suspected (child, disabled adult, elder), and safety assessment when violence is reported. Collaborates with MGH resources (HAVEN and Child Protection Team);
    • Responsible for crisis intervention and management;
    • Documents timely and relevant information in patient electronic medical record and case management database;
    • Meet with community and professional resources as requested by Home Base leadership to both represent Home Base and keep up-to-date on available community resources;

    Qualifications :

    SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
    • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively and complete tasks; Able to juggle daily tasks with needed crisis intervention;
    • Highly motivated, independent and capable of performing in a complex environment; Strong sense of initiative and perseverance to carry through to completion of tasks;
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication;
    • Exceptional computer skills (including operating systems, word processing, database, electronic mail, Internet;
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly and to ensure confidentiality guidelines are maintained by staff;
    • Knowledge in aspects of safety applicable to position; Knowledge of and compliance with institutional, JCAHO, HIPAA, and other regulatory bodies' standards.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum 2-3 years clinical experience
    • Experience with EPIC a plus
    • Experience with veteran and military family population and knowledge of military culture a plus
    Posting ID: 552624204Posted: 2020-05-27