Diamond Healthcare - Corporate Office

  • Social Worker (Consultation and Liaison)

    Job ID
    2018-2681
    # of Openings
    1
    Hospital/Program
    Washington Hospital Center - MedStar
    Position Category
    Social Worker / Therapist
  • Overview

    Diamond Healthcare Corporation

    Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare is the manager of behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has an opening for a Social Worker (Consultation and Liaison).

     

    This person will provide direct clinical care to patients admitted to Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) medical units who are in need of psychiatric services. This individual must be proficient and knowledgeable with medical terminology/issues and demonstrate an understanding of mental health treatment issues.  He/She will be expected to attend and actively participate in daily medical rounds with the Consult and Liaison (C&L) Psychiatry team and discuss new C&L consults and present updates on current cases.  

     

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

     

    1. Provides Case Management services to psychiatric patients.
    2. Provides Psychotherapeutic counseling to patients and family members, when appropriate.
    3. Assists with discharge planning, contacting and linking patients to outpatient providers, coordinating family meetings and transitioning patients from the medical units to the inpatient psychiatry units at MWHC.
    4. Maintains contact with nursing homes, medical-surgical units and other facilities and agencies to promote the program and to provide education regarding services available for their clients/residents.
    5. Provides ongoing communications with referral sources concerning the status of patients referred into the program.

    Requirements/Qualifications

    Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience, must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast paced environment, demonstrate effective problem solving skills, and display proficient oral/written communication skills.   Previous adult behavioral health experience is strongly preferred.  Candidates must have active District of Columbia LICSW or Psychologist license or be eligible for endorsement.

     

     

     

     

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