The University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center
August 7, 2018
$24.99 Low - $32.77 Mid - $40.
Full Time - Experienced
Mental Health/Social Services
Under the general supervision of the Care Management Program Manager, the Social Worker is responsible for the provision of social services to patients on the Central Vermont Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Unit. With emphasis on discharge planning, the Social Worker provides direct casework services to patients on the unit and their families.
PERFORMANCE CODE OR
DUTIES COMPETENCY CODE LETTER
A. Coordinate discharge planning, evaluate patient’s needs through interviews with patient, family, hospital staff, and community agencies. Identifies potential discharge problems, develops appropriate plans and works with all parties to implement these plans.
B. Provide psychotherapy and skills, teaching directly to Behavioral Health Unit patients via daily group therapy. When necessary, provide short-term individual psychotherapy to individuals who cannot make use of group modality, and who require individual skills to be able to then join the group.
C. Provide psycho educational and supportive counseling to families of patients via telephone contact and family meetings to help patient and family make necessary lifestyle adjustments to continue and maintain post-discharge recovery.
D. Provide information about, and make referrals to, community agencies and private sector providers, as appropriate to patient’s needs and resources. Enlist involvement of case manager and staff from community agencies as needed and appropriate to help obtain entitlements and other financial assistance. Acts as a resource to the Behavioral Health Unit regarding discharge considerations and community resources.
E. Participate in daily multidisplicinary Treatment Team meetings to formulate and document individual treatment plans. Administer clinical outcomes, inventories, and questionnaires as assigned. Work collaboratively with hospital staff to carry out plans for post-hospital care; take the initiative in communicating plans as they are formulated.
F. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with community agencies. Functions as a member of the Care Management Team. Initiates admission authorization for designated populations.
G. Other duties include: providing input into admission decisions when psychosocial factors may impinge on the decision to admit, participating in unit policy discussions, as appropriate, pertaining to admission, treatment, philosophy of care, programs, and community relations.
H. Employees will perform his/her job in a safe manner as defined in any and all applicable
CVMC policies specific to the job including but not limited to policies addressing:
Universal precautions, Use of PPE, Safe lifting/ergonomics, Handling of hazardous
J. Notifies direct supervisor of infractions of policy, procedure, laws, and regulations as they are identified. Notifies supervisor’s director of same if supervisor does not correct or resolve issue within a reasonable time frame. Notifies Corporate Compliance Officer of any issues that continue to be unresolved.
K. Performs other duties as assigned. **
** Marginal Function
Master’s Degree in Social Work or actively working towards obtaining an MSW with a projected completion date within 1 year of hire.
1 – 3 years experience on an inpatient psychiatric unit is preferred. Familiarity with community resources. LICSW preferred. Must obtain Vermont licensure within two years of hiring if not licensed.
Functions independently within broad scope of social service department policies and practices; refers specific problems to Program Director where clarification of departmental policies and procedures is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined by years of relevant work experience.
Internal Number: 6153
About The University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center
Central Vermont Medical Center is the primary health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in the 26 communities of central Vermont. We provide 24-hour emergency care, with a full spectrum of inpatient (licensed for 122 beds) and outpatient services. Our professional staff includes over 200 physicians and 70 advanced practice providers representing 25 medical specialties.
Care is not only provided at the hospital, but also at CVMC’s 23 community-based medical group clinics and local physician practices, including two ExpressCare facilities that are open 7 days a week, and at CVMC's Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, a 153-bed long-term and short-term facility.
We employ over 1,700 full and part-time employees (employment opportunities may be checked here). We also depend on hundreds of volunteers and financial contributors who help carry out our mission. Click here to see how you can help.
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Vision: Working together, we improve people's lives
CVMC’s Senior Management Team is responsible for the day to day management of staff and services to meet the health care needs of the central Vermont community.
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Central Vermont Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
We have also been the recipeint of numerous awards, recognition and accreditations by other organizations over the years.
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Central Vermont Medical Center was formed in 1963 when Montpelier's Heaton Hospital, founded in 1895, and Barre City Hospital, founded in 1907, merged.