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Inpatient Addiction Clinical Social Worker LCSW

The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for assessment and treatment of selected patients and their families on the Inpatient Addiction Recovery Service to ensure provision of appropriate, timely, and effective addiction recovery treatment. Conducts evaluations, provides intervention and treatment as indicated. Identifies high-risk psychosocial factors of patients/families that impact health status and helps hospital staff understand the influence of those factors upon the course of medical care. Assumes clinical evaluation, intervention and planning for patients with complex psychosocial risk (homelessness, protective services, frail elderly, disabled, psychiatric and substance abuse, etc.). Works effectively as part of interdisciplinary health care teams. Provides clinical services and psychoeducation to patients/families that address psychosocial, environmental, age specific and cultural issues in order to maximize emotional, social and physical well being and the effective use of health care and community resources. Collaborates with and provides social work consultation to other disciplines within the setting. Participates on Departmental, Hospital, Satellite, community task forces and committees. Other duties as assigned. 

Responsibilities: 

Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation. 
• Provides psychosocial assessment of patients to evaluate addiction/behavioral health history/emotional issues/coping style, understanding of illness/adjustment/compliance, barriers to care, cultural issues, abuse/neglect and domestic violence. 
• Provides psychosocial assessment of families to determine: family relationships/systems as they relate to care of the patient. Identifies family decision makers and caregivers; family understanding of illness and trajectory of care. Identifies family coping style, family resources and cultural issues. 
• Employs a range of clinical interventions such as individual, group or family treatment. Provides psychoeducation and caregiver/family counseling/support to promote family cohesiveness to provide care to patient coping with mental illness. Advocates on behalf of patients and families to gain access to services and resources. Refers patients to other providers as necessary. 
• Provides mandated assessments when abuse is suspected (child, disabled adult, elder) and safety assessment when domestic violence is reported. Files reports as indicated. 
• Identifies patients' psychosocial, financial, legal, psychiatric or substance use that effect patient care management and collaborates with the team to facilitate patient care process. 
• Works effectively as part of the interdisciplinary health care team, communicating regularly with the team and other members on cases and as issues arise. Documents timely and relevant information. 
• Coordinates family/team meetings, as needed and when appropriate. Provides psychosocial consultation on patient care planning and patient/family management and community resources. Implements psychosocial programs based on patient/family identified needs. 
• Facilitates the appropriate and efficient use of hospital and community resources. 
• Participates in formal and informal clinical case reviews, clinical supervision, and educational seminars. 
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 162 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we've been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home. 

Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited program.

• Current professional licensure in Massachusetts. 

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EEO Statement Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.