Unit Social Worker/Behavioral Health Therapist – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – Inpatient Psychiatry

Requisition Number: 2022-3898

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 (MWHC) and has a Full-time Day Shift Unit Social Worker/Behavioral Health Therapist.  This person is responsible for providing direct clinical social work services to patients and their families as a part of the multidisciplinary team with most emphasis on completing Psychosocial Assessments, conducting groups, facilitating marital and/or family therapies, assisting in program development and developing, implementing and reviewing Treatment Plans.

  • 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 patients.
  • Provides ongoing communications with referral sources concerning the status of patients referred into the program.
  • Participates in agency-wide training programs and in-services.
  • Provides quality and timely clinical documentation, per Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies’ requirements.
  • Proficiency in interpersonal communication and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Experience and skill in treating patients with various types and presentations of psychiatric/behavioral health disorders.
  • Proficiency in conducting psychosocial assessments.
  • Proficiency in developing interdisciplinary treatment plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements/Qualifications

    Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience in an adult Inpatient psychiatric unit and/or substance use facility and experience facilitating patients' access to community resources and conducting therapeutic groups. 

    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.   Strong preference given to candidates with LICSW, LPC or be eligible for endorsement, but will consider LGSW.

    EOE