Case Manager – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – Inpatient Psychiatry

Requisition Number: 2021-3805

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Signet Health manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has an opening for a Full-time Case Manager

This person will provide direct clinical care to patients admitted to Medstar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) medical units who are in need of psychiatric services.  This individual must be proficient and knowledgeable with medical terminology/issues and demonstrate an understanding of mental health treatment issues.  He/She will be expected to attend and actively participate in daily medical rounds with the Consult and Liaison (C&L) Psychiatry team and discuss new consults and present updates on current cases.     

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provides Case Management services to psychiatric patients.
  • Provides Psychotherapeutic counseling to patients and family members, when appropriate.
  • Assists with discharge planning, contacting and linking patients to outpatient providers, coordinating family meetings and transitioning patients from the medical units to the inpatient psychiatry units at MWHC.
  • Coordinates the psychiatric assessment process with the attending psychiatrists.
  • Identifies age appropriate developmental tasks and needs as evidenced in the development of care and the treatment planning sessions.  Completes Psychosocial Assessments, reviews treatment plans and conducts groups on the units, as needed and if licensed.
  • Maintains contact with nursing homes, medical-surgical units and other facilities and agencies to promote the program and to provide education regarding services available for their clients/residents.
  • Provides ongoing communications with referral sources concerning the status of patients referred into the program.
  • Provides direct clinical social work services to patients and their families.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements/Qualifications

    Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience in an adult Inpatient behavioral health and substance use facility.  Experience facilitating patients' access to community resources and conducting therapeutic groups is strongly preferred.  Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills and display proficient oral/written communication skills.   Candidates with an active DC LICSW, LGSW or RN license is strongly preferred. 

    EOE