Forefront TeleCare is seeking a Clinical Social Worker of exemplary acumen and poise to join our clinical team. Our focus is on quality care with compassion, and on reducing access barriers and health care disparities. You will perform front-end evaluation and triage services. You will see patients using our secure, state-of-the-art technology platform. Clinical activity will include patient evaluation, recommendations for follow-on treatment, facilitation of appointment scheduling with our psychiatrists or psychiatric nurse practitioners or other BH services in patients’ local communities, as well as documentation of your services in our electronic health record (EHR).
The primary purposes of this position include:
1) evaluation of BH treatment needs,
2) BH diagnosis,
3) directing patients to appropriate treatment resources – either within or outside of Forefront TeleCare, and
4) documentation of services that is sufficiently clear and efficient to allow other Forefront clinicians to pick up a patient from your hand-off and to commence treatment and also allow primary care teams to understand how BH services will fit into their overall patient management.
Opportunities for you to provide treatment services from our Telehealth platform might also exist. Please note that this is not a crisis intervention position. Patients who are in need of crisis intervention will be referred elsewhere by their primary care team in most instances. Rather, these patients will be relatively stable from a BH perspective and the applicant for this position will play a key role in determining and facilitating timely access to appropriate follow-on services.
REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES
Master's degree in Clinical Social Work or a related BH specialty
Minimum of three years post-degree clinical experience
Fluency with DSM-V diagnosis and nomenclature
Excellent patient engagement skills
Excellent diagnostic and evaluation skills
Competence in both mental health and substance abuse evaluation
Experience with a community mental health population is helpful but not required
Washington state professional license
3 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Rate is per-evaluation and for patient contact time only. Clinician may schedule evaluations for 45 or 60 minutes, provided that quality service and documentation can be demonstrated within the shorter time frame.
Forefront TeleCare is a leading national provider of tele-behavioral health services to hospitals, clinics and other facilities. We are both a practitioner group and a technology company. Using our state of the art and secure suite of telehealth technologies, our clinicians evaluate and treat patients who have mental health and/or substance abuse treatment needs, and coordinate their BH services with those of patients' primary care teams.