The primary role of the Primary Care Behavioral Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is to assist patients and families/caregivers to cope with the social/emotional issues and practical arrangements related to the patient's illness, as well as promoting the delivery of effective, cost-efficient, quality patient care. The LCSW delivers age-appropriate social work care to patients and their caregivers in accordance with agency policy and procedure and state and federal regulations. The LCSW serves as an integral member of the healthcare team providing assessments, coordination, treatment planning, information and referral to community resources and other social work services to meet the complex needs of patients and families in the hospital and clinic settings. This LCSW role works in an environment with a substance use disorder program.REQUIRED - Graduation from an accredited school of social work (MSW/LCSW) with a minimum of 3 years experience.- Extensive, broad-based clinical experience and psychosocial assessment skills. Knowledge of biopsychosocial and behavioral health treatment plans.- Knowledge/experience in assessing patients in a clinic setting and/or telephonically to recognize changes in health/mental/social status.- Experience in identifying and analyzing care/service needs for patients.- Knowledge of care/services provided in differing levels of care, i.e., ambulatory and institutional settings.- Knowledge of chronic and acute disease and how it influences patient and family functioning.- Knowledge of legal requirements and guidelines for providing psychiatric services, including mental status exams and 5150. - Ability to master detailed and complex information regarding benefits and coordination of care.- Skills to comprehend and assess patients' grievances to quickly locate appropriate resource for assistance. - Skills to perform in-depth chart analysis to provide accurate information in a concise, informative manner.- High level of clinical judgment, problem-solving skills, creativity, organizational and priority setting abilities, with excellent communication skills.PREFERRED - Behavioral health experience.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT - THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT- Occasional overtime and/or flexible hours may be necessary as determined by the department. Variable work locations across the Primary Care Clinics, depending on patient/clinic needs. Must have valid driver's license and use personal vehicle in work related activities (mileage reimbursed at University rates).
About University of California Davis Medical Center
At the end of 2015, we launched a comprehensive and inclusive process to tap into the broad, diverse knowledge of our entire UC Davis Health community to stimulate new and unique ideas for our next strategic plan.Throughout 2016, hundreds of members of our UC Davis Health family, as well as external friends and partners, took part in conversations and provided valuable input into charting a long-t...erm course for our future that will continue the momentum underway to solidify our position as a top-tier health care organization.With your valuable input and talents, I am excited to launch our six new strategic plan goals. Over the next few years, together we will:Lead Person-Centered Care in the best way, at the best time, in the best place, and with the best teamReimagine Education by cultivating diverse, transdisciplinary, life-long learners who will lead transformation in health care to advance well-being and equity for allAccelerate Innovative Research to improve lives and reduce the burden of disease through the discovery, implementation and dissemination of new knowledgeImprove Population Health through the use of big data and precision healthTransform Our Culture by engaging everyone with compassion and inclusion, by inspiring innovative ideas, and by empowering each otherPromote Sustainability through shared goals, balanced priorities and investments in our workforce and in our communityAt a time when our industry is experiencing some of the most formidable changes ever, these are bold aspirations that will anchor us and provide us with clarity of purpose and a path forward. I am fully confident that we will achieve great success knowing we have a solid plan and areas of focus to guide us.I thank everyone who participated in the planning process for their great input and their dedication to our future success.