Clinical Social Worker

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 Bethesda, MD

Concentric Methods is seeking a Clinical Social Workerto join our team in Bethesda, MD in support of the NIH.

Core Duties:

  • Assists in coordinating and planning programs to meet the social and emotional needs of patients and patient's families
  • Develop a treatment plan based on assessment of psychological social and medical realities designed 1 to enhance the validity of the research and 2 to assist patients in making optimal hospital adjustment for requisite time of the study and arrange adequate discharge planning
  • Collaborate with staff on treatment modalities, including crisis intervention, individual, family or group psychotherapy, emotional and environmental support and resource planning
  • Develop and implement discharge plans for patients with complex medical and psychiatric illness
  • Identify, make recommendations and provide referral to a wide variety of community resources in order to facilitate continuity of patient care and enhance ability to cope with illness and research participation
  • Obtain selected information about research participants household, living situation, employment, financial situation and other pertinent information to make initial and continuing eligibility determinations for financial assistance
  • Develop recommendations and plans for the use of agency resources and community resources and services as appropriate to the needs identified
  • Communicate with insurance companies and health care facilities to identify possible resources for continuity of care
  • Provide family supportive and crisis management services as needed functional responsibility Screens patients for protocol and clinical trail participation
  • Utilize a full range of screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment, consultative and educational services
  • Perform psychosocial assessments of patients and families in order to identify those factors which have a bearing on patient illness and recovery and hisher ability to cope with stress and the requirements of the research protocols
  • Assess and make recommendations to the physician about patients in pre-admission or admitted status as to their ability to tolerate research protocols and separation from the home environment
  • Perform patient and parent diagnosis
  • Assists in administering and scoring of clinical interviews and assessments.
  • Conduct psychosocial risk screening and assessment of patients undergoing evaluation or participation in clinical research at the NIH Clinical Center
  • Determine additional concrete needs for assistance and services in addition to those from which the research participant family was referred, including housing, food, transportation, vocational support, financial assistance and healthcare resources Perform individual and family supportive educational counseling about the patients psychiatric illness and effective ways to manage
  • Perform psychosocial assessments of patients and families in order to identify those factors which have a bearing on hisher illness and recovery and hisher ability to cope with stress and the requirements of the research protocols functional responsibility Documents assessments in medical records
  • Document all patient contacts and interventions in accordance with Social Work Department Policies and Procedures
  • Comply with agency and departmental standards for documentation of patient work and data collection for performance improvement and workload tracking functional responsibility Conducts interviews with subjects and their families
  • Provide education regarding adjustment to illness and managing protocol related logistics
  • Gather selected information through in-person and phone-based interviews, medical record review and consultation with interdisciplinary team members
  • Develop a recommendation and plan to address areas of identified need and provide ongoing care to help participants and families access needed services
  • Identify possible resources and services for which research participants families may be eligible
  • Discuss resource options with research participants and families and refer as appropriate, based on agreement and understanding by the participant family
  • Explain eligibility criteria and discuss needs, educate resource participants about agency and community resources and services for which they are eligible
  • Develop a treatment plan based on assessment of psychological social and medical realities designed 1 to enhance the validity of the research and 2 to assist patients in making optimal hospital adjustment for requisite time of the study and arrange adequate discharge planning
  • Coordinates patient and family care with clinical center staff
  • Independently provide social work services to Clinical Center patients, families and staff throughout the entire organization
  • Provide short term counseling related to adjustment to illness and protocol participation
  • Address and follow up on problems requiring clinical social work services, including behavioral health needs and coping difficulties impacting the ability to access services; refer case to supervisor as necessary
  • Provide clinical support to patients and families throughout the time they are participating in research protocols
  • Make recommendations for appropriate discharge plans, including psychotherapy, community services involvement, special education and activity programs
  • Coordinate patient and family care with Inpatient staff
  • Coordinate with medical, nursing, teaching and occupational staff on social, community and economic issues functional responsibility Participates in research group meetings and makes recommendations in the decision making process regarding inclusion in studies and diagnosis
  • Attend and participate in rounds and interdisciplinary team meetings in order to enhance team understanding of the psychosocial factors impacting research participants, their health care and ability to comply with protocol participation
  • Attend and participate in team and department meetings
  • Consult with members of the multidisciplinary team to obtain background information about research participants referred for assistance
  • Report back findings, eligibility determinations and suggested plans
  • Participate in research group meetings and in the decision-making process regarding patient inclusion in the studies, patient and parent diagnosis, and patient and family management throughout participation in the research protocol
  • Collaborate with inpatient clinical staff during daily report and twice weekly clinical rounds to give patient and family information pertinent to clinical care and discharge planning
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