Clinical Social Worker-MSW

Location: Eielson AFB, AK
Date Posted: 11-05-2012
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER – INTEGRATED PRIMARY CARE– EIELSON  AIR FORCE BASE,  ALASKA
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in Medical and Allied Health Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of clinical professionals for both premier private sector and military clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs.  At Fidelity Partners considers our employees to be our most valuable asset and offer a rewarding place to work which fosters both individual and professional growth.
 
We are currently accepting applications for a qualified Clinical Social Worker- Integrated Primary Care) to support one of our military clients at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
OUALIFICATIONS:
·         Must hold a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from a graduate school of social work fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).
·         Maintain a current, unrestricted clinical license to independently practice social work in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U. S. Virgin Islands.
·         Have a minimum of two (2) years within the past five (5) years in the independent practice of clinical social work in a mental health setting working with an adult population, or with children and teens if specifically working with that population.  Experience working in a Government setting such as a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF is preferable.
·         Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical social work services.
·         Must have experience in brief behavioral intervention.
TYPE OF WORK:
Clinical social work may be required to function in a specialty mental health clinic or in a patient centered medical home (PCMH) location as a behavioral health consultant (BHC) and/or Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF).
·         Provider in the Specialty Mental Health Clinic.  The type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:
·         Attend and participate in meetings during normal duty hours, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to commander’s staff meetings, mental health flight meetings, and other meetings required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the mental health flight Commander or his/her designated representative.
·         Clinical /Counseling Services.  Responsible for an applies psychological procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, and evidenced-based therapies, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders using the following skills:
o    Individual, family and group psychotheraphy, and couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations.
·         Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders and school districts, as required.
·         Maintains accurate and current notes in the Mental Health records, inpatient records and electronic medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.
·         Participates in military specific training (e.g., training to perform security clearances, use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed by the mental health flight commander or AF policy.
·         May include supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees.
·         Behavioral Health Consultant in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The type of work may include, but not limited to, the following:
·         Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHC training.  Demonstrates core competency skills to an expert trainer within 90 days of starting to see patients in primacy care.  The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
·         Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i. e., per the Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program Practice Manual).  Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15-30-minute appointments).
·         May provide classes and/or groups in format appropriate form primary care (e.g., drop-in stress management class, group medical visit for chronic conditions).
·         Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues or specific referred.
·         Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
·         Delivers brief presentations/training to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and BHC services.
·         Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
·         Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training or not fully licensed.
·         Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients seen.
·         Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
·         Participates in military specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, T\PTSD, and combat stress, etc.)
·         Attends and participates in meeting during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following:  quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander’s staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, High Interest Log case staffing, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
·         Behavioral health Care Facilitator (BHCF) in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following:
·         Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHCF training.
·         Contact referred patients to assess treatment adherence.
·         Use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity.
·         Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers.
·         Provide patients with education regarding their mental health condition and treatment regimen.
·         Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
·         Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician.
·         Routinely staffs difficult cases with the referring provider, behavior health consultation and/or psychiatric consultant.
·         Performs case management functions.
·         Participates in military specific training (e.g., pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc.).
·         Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, commander’s staff meeting, professional staff meetings, commander’s staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, high Interest Log case staffing, and other required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
APPLICATION
EOE. Government clearance/background check required, reference check and drug screen are required.
Interested candidates may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org or fax resumes to 210-568-4518
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
https://www.fidelitypartners.org
or
this job portal is powered by CATS