Clinical social workers within the inpatient medical units are vital members of the multi-disciplinary treatment teams. They are responsible for the evaluation and treatment of assigned caseload, including assessment of psychological needs and constructs plans for a broad range of psychosocial care. The diversity of the client population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration. The social worker will assess and intervene appropriately on cases concerning abuse/neglect/domestic violence, make appropriate referrals for aftercare, provide supportive Clinical Case Management counseling, provide short term and crisis intervention focusing on problems precipitating admission to medical units and disposition from hospital to community or other facilities. The social worker aids in resolution of care issues and needs, works to improve family functioning and communication, and increase patient satisfaction. They provide referrals for patients and families as part of the comprehensive discharge planning process.
Education/Training: Masters degree, Social Work
Licensure: Current MA licensure as LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within 2 1/2 years of LCSW.
Certifications: Same as above. When required, must be credentialed by the CHA Medical Staff for practice in relevant clinical practice areas.