Job Posting: Oct 9, 2021, 4:04:18 PM Closing Date: Oct 24, 2021, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $32.474
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: ROBBINS HEALTH CENTER
13450 S. KEDZIE AVE
ROBBINS, IL 60472
Under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, the Psychiatric Social Worker will provide behavioral health assessment, determine safety (for psychiatric hospitalization), provide supportive psychotherapy, and recommend outpatient treatment under the guidance of the back-up psychiatrist or ambulatory physician. Specifically, the incumbent will provide initial psychiatric consultations, crisis management, therapeutic support and psychotherapy for patients on all inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings for the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS).
Supports and closely coordinates mental health care with the patients' primary care provider and, when appropriate, other treating mental health providers.
Screens and assesses patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Monitors patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by Primary Care Physicians (PCPs), focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment.
Provides brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as Behavioral Activation, Problem-Solving Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, or other treatments appropriate for primary care settings.
Participates in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation with the Psychiatric Consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient's PCP. Consultations will focus on patients new to treatment or who are not improving as expected.
Facilitates treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the PCP and the Psychiatric Consultant; may include changes in medications or psychosocial treatments or appropriate referrals for additional services.
Assesses information, apply critical thinking to determine course of action, and relay this information to patients, families, and clinical staff in a professional and compassionate manner.
Identifies professional goals and enhances job-related skills through staff development activities. Remains current on trends in clinical theory and evidence-based practice. Stays abreast of policies and procedures, pertaining to crisis/behavioral health acts accordingly.
Actively participates in team activities, in the larger hospital and in the community in ways that make a positive contribution to team operations. Maintains appropriate professional boundaries with all staff, trainees, and patients at all times.
Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university focusing on clinical social work with a concentration on mental health is required(transcripts due at the time of interview)
License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in the State of Illinois isrequired(Must provide proof at time of interview)
Two (2) years of prior experience as a Social Worker performing individual therapy to individuals who have mental illness in a mental health setting (NOT a substance abuse setting) experience gained during training not included is required
Experience using evidence-based counseling techniques (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Problem Solving Therapy (PST) is required
Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred
Certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counselor or Board Registered as a Mental Illness-Substance Abuse Counselor (MISA I, MISA II) is preferred
Experience working with patients who have co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders
Skill in directing and evaluating the professional and administrative aspects of case management services
Skill in conducting bio-psychosocial interviews
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the professional and administrative aspects of social work services
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a wide variety of lay and professional individuals and mentally ill patients
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements
Willingness and ability to provide psychiatric consultations and care to all Cook County Health and Hospitals System sites
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents bust be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER