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Social Worker

Company: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Location: Federal Way
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Job Description:

Job Number: 192111 Department: VM Federal Way - Psychiatry Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p In this position, located in Federal Way, you will provide psychosocial assessment and short-term counseling using evidence-based practices. Modalities include individual, and group counseling on a variety of mental health issues. You will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of primary care and behavioral health providers.

  • Assess psychological status, develop and implement realistic treatment plans for all assigned cases. Demonstrate awareness of sensitivity to client's cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Periodically review and update client's treatment goals. Document all patient encounters, clinically and for billing purposes.
  • Provide crisis intervention as required, including risk assessment, referrals to local agencies, and mandated reporting.
  • Work with high risk groups like the homeless, trauma survivors, prenatal patients and victims of domestic violence. Understand the harm reduction model when working with addictions.
  • Attend staff and clinical consultation meetings.
  • Participate in local community outreach activities and presentations. Meet monthly performance standards. Participate in department's long range planning process. With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
    As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matter - your patients.
    Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in short-term counseling utilizing evidence-based practices, including skills-based therapies such as CBT and DBT, as well as the ability to provide behavioral health assessments and crisis intervention. We are also looking for a clinician who has a good knowledge of community resources and works well in a multidisciplinary team of primary care, behavioral health providers and staff. This position requires a flexible, upbeat clinician who is comfortable working at a fast pace and quickly changing gears to assist with patient needs. Master's in Social Work from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Worker Education of Doctorate in Social Work required. Must also have an active Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in the state of Washington and have completed four hours training in HIV/AIDS. Familiarity with EPIC/Cerner or other electronic charting system required along with exceptional communication and listening skills.
    Prefer at least 3 years experience in a clinical setting, certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional, and/or previous experience in an acute medical or mental healthcare in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
    Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing. There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the country's most livable cities, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Keywords: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle , Social Worker, Healthcare , Federal Way, Washington

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