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Behavioral Health Specialist - LCSW or LCPC

Company: Northern Light Health
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionNorthern Light Mercy HospitalDepartment:Behavioral Health ClinicPosition is located:Mercy State StreetWork Type:PRNFTE:0.000100Work Schedule:Variable - 8 hour shifts (day/evening)Summary:Under the clinical supervision of the Director of the Behavioral Health Psychiatric Consult Service and the administrative supervision of the VP of Mission Effectiveness, the Behavioral Health Social Worker Inpatient and Emergency Dept. is available for requests from the Emergency Department and the medical/surgical units of Mercy Hospital to assess the emotional, social and environmental needs of adolescent through geriatric patients and families The incumbent provides psychiatric and/or chemical dependency assessments, counseling, information, community resource referrals, and arrangements for continuing care and/or coordinated discharge planning. The social worker is responsible for negotiating / advocating for the most appropriate / least restrictive services for the patient. Serves as an expert about, and as a liaison to, community resource programs and coordinates services between area providers. The Social Worker models a multidisciplinary approach to providing quality patient care and routinely involves Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners, Mercy Psychiatrists, Acadia psychiatrists and all pertinent internal and external providers in developing treatment and discharge plans. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position. In addition, the incumbent conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.Credentials:Licensed Clinical Social Wkr (LCSW) or LCPCExperience:A minimum of two (2) years experience is required in a healthcare related field with a demonstrated knowledge of community resources and skill in assisting people to make major decisions while acutely or chronically ill. Institutional experience is desired. Hospital experience is preferred.Education:Essential:Master's DegreeWorking conditions:Essential:Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.Potential exposure to diseases or infections.Potential exposure to hazardous materials.Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.Potential exposure to noxious odors.Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.Continuous sitting.PositionBehavioral Health Specialist - LCSW or LCPCLocationUS:ME:PortlandReq ID691

Keywords: Northern Light Health, Portland , Behavioral Health Specialist - LCSW or LCPC, Other , Portland, Maine

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