Care Management department assists with transitioning patients to and from OHSU hospital and clinics. Team includes Social Workers, RN Case Managers and Administrative Support Staff.
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: 1.0, Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Salary Range: $62,101.52 - $94,040.18
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)
Functions/Duties of Position
The Pediatric Mental Health Social Worker provides a professional continuum of services to address the psychosocial needs of patients and families affected by mental health emergencies. The social worker partners closely with the Psychiatric Consultation Service to initiate and implement mental health care to patients in the Emergency Department as well as those admitted to inpatient units. This trauma-informed care includes acute mental health assessments, crisis stabilization, treatment planning,counseling, and resource referrals. Further, the social worker establishes plans for discharge to the most appropriate levels of care. The social worker will provide counseling services to patients and families in the DCH outpatient psychiatry clinic and seek empanelment with appropriate insurers. If clinically indicated, the social worker may provide short-term, interim care in a patient's home until community-based mental health services are established. The Pediatric Mental Health Social Worker is an identified expert in pediatric mental health issues and provides both consultation and educational programming to OHSU staff and the community. As part of the position, the social worker will actively participate in program evaluation efforts. Specific programmatic goals include improving the quality of care provided to patients and families, decreasing inpatient length of stay, decreasing sitter hours, decreasing ED boarding hours, increasing the competency of staff in responding to patients with mental health needs, and improving the patient and family experience of care.
Master of Social Work
CSWA or LCSW required
Able to implement assessments, short term counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy
Excellent task prioritization, time management, and communication skills
Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations
For inpatient units accepts accountability and responsibility
May be exposed to body fluids, tissue, possible radiation exposure, and infectious processes
Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed
Able to utilize office equipment within work area
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
1 year of hospital experience
3 years of mental health counseling experience with pediatric patients and families
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