HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker HCAT (PRN) in Houston, Texas


The HCAT Social Worker serves as a behavioral health consultant to physicians by providing specialized care to patients experiencing psychiatric distress. The HCAT Social Worker conducts behavioral health assessments to determine a provisional diagnosis and recommend a safe discharge plan of care for patients. Patients are predominantly in the emergency department or admitted to the medical units of HCA hospitals. The HCAT Social Worker interacts with patient, family and medical staff via tele-video and telephone technology.


Assess patients experiencing psychiatric distress and provide provisional psychiatric diagnosis utilizing DSM V. Conduct thorough suicidal risk assessment. Effectively communicate plan of care recommendations to physician, nurse, case manager, and other essential personnel. Collaborate with professionals in all levels of the healthcare team to solve challenging issues that affect patient care. Transitional treatment modalities most used are psycho-education, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and supportive counseling. Other duties include reviewing clinical packets for inpatient psychiatric admission; and managing community and crisis calls.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: License / Certifications: Requires LMSW, LPC or LMFT in the state of Texas. Education: Requires Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling.

Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience conducting crisis assessments, preferably within an emergency medical model.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to thrive in autonomous environment. Ability to work in fast paced, high energy and stressful environment. Inquisitive and proactive characteristics are preferred. Ability to provide crisis intervention and engage multiple systems in diagnostic formulation and disposition.
Cognizant of dynamic relationship between patient experience and customer service. Regular practice of self-care.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Social Worker HCAT (PRN)

Location: Texas-Houston-Gulf Coast Division Office

Requisition ID: 02660-74784