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Social Worker - LCSW or LPC - Mobile Crisis Unit - PRN

Company: Denver Health
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a motivated Social Worker - LCSW or LPC - Mobile Crisis Unit - PRN to join our team!

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Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:

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Adult Psychiatrists

With over 700 employees, Behavioral Health Services (BHS) at Denver Health is a large and rapidly expanding department that provides psychiatric care for patients in community, emergency, inpatient, justice, medical, mobile, and outpatient settings. As a non-profit committed to meeting community needs and promoting health equity, Denver Health offers psychiatrists a practice full of meaning and purpose. All physicians at Denver Health have an academic appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As such, Denver Health is an excellent place to work for physicians with an interest in clinical education.

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, plans, organizes and implements social work treatment for clients and families. In addition develops and implements community services. Assesses the psychological needs of patients and families. Provides intervention to meet those needs utilizing personal, family and community resources. Provides crisis intervention, brief therapy, case consultation and collaboration services.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments that are thorough, individualized, objective and complete. Provides services appropriate to the presenting problem. Evaluates emotional components, impact of health issues and assists client to identify strengths, dysfunctional factors and to establish detailed and coordinated treatment plans. Applies knowledge of individual, group and family functioning to ensure appropriateness of treatment methods to assist client in achieving treatment goals. Is aware of and able to articulate the professional use of self in the relationship to maximize client's adjustment, enhance strengths and promote resolution of identified problems. Demonstrates ability to develop effective therapeutic interventions that are socio-culturally sensitive. (25%)
  • Routinely consults, negotiates, coordinates with internal and external resources to assure collaborative efforts to maximize patient outcomes. Demonstrates leadership in facilitating multidisciplinary communications and patient care meetings (i.e. care conference & rounds) and utilizes information to assess and reassess care needs. Demonstrates and educates staff as to the scope and function of the social work role in the health care team. Ensures patient involvement in goal setting with informed consent documented. Complies with applicable laws and educates other staff as to legal issues related to social work practice and/or issues specific to the unit/service. Prepares written documentation, as required. Applies written guidelines to assure work is accurate and complete. Prepares and submits data and information to CSW in a timely manner. Charting is legible, thorough, timely, and content reflects established qualitative standards. Activity codes and time allotments are supported by the content of patient record charting. Reports are filed in a timely manner to assure inclusion in statistical reports. (25%)
  • Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided. Demonstrates knowledge of major concepts, principles and theories of normal and abnormal human development, its application to specific age groups and establishes a working differential diagnosis. Utilizes knowledge of patient populations' cultural, religious, ethnic, and social systems in interactions, care planning and education. Utilizes working knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis and demonstrates this knowledge verbally and in writing. Demonstrates comprehensive effectiveness knowledge of programs, eligibility and skill in obtaining appropriate resource/services; is able to educate others, to identify gaps and suggest alternatives. Educates patients and their systems regarding risk factors for psychosocial functioning, including but not limited to wellness and health promotion. (25%)
  • Demonstrates willingness to enter into learning in the utilization of supervision. Recognizes growth needs and seeks opportunities to enhance learning/skills. Demonstrates ability to manage time and achieve established goals. Advocates, as appropriate, in a professional manner. (10%)
  • Participates in learning of self and others through active participation in peer review process. Participates in staff meetings, group supervision (staff development) and assigned task groups and applies knowledge of groups and their tasks through appropriate participation. (5%)
  • Provides orientation, reviews new employee manual and educates as to rules, and standards effecting performance, prior to intern providing care. Monitors, reviews and cosigns all documentation to assure compliance with CSW qualitative and timeliness standards. Utilizes supervision to address learning needs, concerns and practice issues. Establish plan to address issues. (10%)
  • Promotes positive interpersonal (customer) relationships with fellow employees, physicians, patients and visitors. Treats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and non-verbal communications. (0%)
  • Adheres to, complies with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health. Supports and adheres to the Denver Health Dozen. (0%)
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care. (0%) Education:
    • Master's Degree Required Work Experience:
      • Typically, two years of full time post Masters Degree social work practice under the supervision of a licensed or equivalently qualified social worker or other DORA approved professional practitioner. Licenses:
        • LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW State Licensing Board Required OR
        • LPC-Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC State Licensing Board Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Knowledge of crisis intervention and brief and long term therapy processes.
          • Knowledge of patient populations' cultural, religious, ethnic, and social systems in interactions, care planning and education.
          • Knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis and demonstrates this knowledge verbally and in writing.
          • Skill in providing care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the unit.
          • Skill in establishing a treatment alliance and engaging the client system in goal setting and prioritizing.
          • Ability to manage the professional relationship including termination.
          • Ability to respond to trauma or psychiatric emergency. Shift
            Varies (United States of America)

            Work Type

            $31.34 - $47.01 / hr

            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
              Our Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • Transparency

                All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

                Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

                As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

                Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

                We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

                Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

                Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

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