Kaiser Permanente Social Worker *LICSW Required* (Olympia, FTE .8) in Olympia, Washington

Provides a wide range of clinical social work services in a primary care or home health setting, including support and consultation to care team in managing patients. Evaluate psychosocial assets and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence. Coordinates with others to establish a plan of care. Provides short term counseling, teaching and brokering with other resources for care giving needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate social work interventions to all age patients and their families including but not limited to psychosocial assessment, brief individual or family, advocacy, linkage, referral, group work, case coordination, and long-term care planning and placement.

  • Consultation and coordination with multidisciplinary team of care professionals and primary care site medical/nursery staff, to include family conferences, care conferences, team meetings and etc.

  • Assesses patient and family needs for care and communicates with other health care providers appropriately. Collects data relevant to visit with ongoing assessment throughout the duration of care. Evaluate psychosocial asses and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence.

  • Evaluates patients/family needs through timely assessment, communication and observation. Modifies plan of care through assessement based upon patient/care systems response.

THIS POSTING IS FOR A LICENSED INDEPENDENT CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (LICSW) TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AS A CORE MEMBER OF THE PRIMARY, SPECIALTY AND URGENT CARECLINIC AT THE OLYMPIA MEDICAL CENTER.

LICSWS AT KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON HAVE A KEY ROLE IN SUPPORTING MEDICAL TEAMS IN DELIVERING EVIDENCED-BASED WELLNESS AND LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT INTERVENTIONS TO POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. THE LICSW IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENTS, DIAGNOSIS OF MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS, BRIEF INTERVENTIONS AND SHORT TERM COUNSELING AROUND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONCERNS. THE LICSW COLLABORATES AND CONSULTS WITH THE TEAM AND PATIENT TO ESTABLISH PATIENT CENTERED PLAN OF CARE. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BRING A STRONG BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIOECOLOGICAL LENS TO PATIENT CARE, AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS AS PART OF A HIGHLY ADAPTABLE, INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE TEAM.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of previous social work experience.

Education

  • Master's degree in social work (MSW).

License, Certification, Registration

  • Washington State Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

  • Licensed Social Work Associate (LSWAA or LSWAIC) OR Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW)

Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated success as part of a multi-disciplinary team and commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of post-master's experience.

  • Care coordination experience in managed care system, in-/outpatient setting, skilled nursing or long-term care facility.

  • Knowledge of social case management, conflict resolution and team building practices.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

  • Familiarity with electronic charting.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Social Worker LICSW Required (Olympia, FTE .8)

LOCATION: Olympia, Washington

REQNUMBER: 730953

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.