Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 US
Currently recruiting a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide care to active duty military members and their families at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. The Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, schedule can vary. The normal hours of work are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6: 00 am to 7: 00 pm (excluding federal holidays). Duty on weekends and outside normal clinic hours may be required based on mission requirements. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:
- Provides screenings, clinical assessments, treatment case management, consultation, referral and education according to their professional discipline, Army Medical Department standards and the DoD directed Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). Services shall be provided in accordance with established principles, practices and ethics of both (1) the contract service provider s profession (e.G. National Association of Social Workers (NASE) and (2) Department of the Army (DA) regulations. Services shall be provided in accordance with MTF rules, regulations, by laws, privileging and within the contract service provider s scope of practice.
- Provides service as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team to patients who are eligible beneficiaries of the Military Health Care System as authorized by Army Regulation (AR) 40-3, Medical, Dental and Veterinary Care. Contact service providers shall utilize short-term and long-term care models, patient and provider consultation models and education in conjunction with the DoD CPGs to address behavioral health (BH) concerns and medical conditions related to behavioral health needs of Service Members and their families. Clinical social work services provided by the contract service provider shall be at no expense to the military beneficiaries.
- Serves as a behavioral health referral resource and subject matter expert in behavioral health-related program to the MTF staff, medical staff in primary care clinics and other on post medical settings such as Behavioral Health Clinics and Soldier Readiness Processing locations.
- Assesses and resolves complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact the Service Members and their family s medical treatment as outpatients by providing behavioral health direct services, to include screening, assessment, treatment, referral, consultation and education and in conjunction with DoD BH- CPGs.
- Assesses and resolves complex social, economic and psychosocial problems that may impact Service Members and their families medical treatment as inpatients or while the Service Member is being evaluated for medical discharge from the service by providing direct services, to include screening, assessment, referral, case management, consultation and education.
- Conducts psychosocial evaluations and provides therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed to facilitate behavioral health clinical care management and optimize care.
- Evaluates the individual and family system as well as assesses patient s functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing continued support, resources, and treatment in order to assist patients.
- The contract service provider will or arrange for appropriate, timely follow-up for patients care.
- Provides services for high-risk populations (Service Members pending medical discharge due to physical and/or behavioral health injuries/illnesses, Service Members who were wounded as a result of their military duties, and the families of Service Members killed in action, etc.) providing assistance with transitions of care and safety planning as needed.
- Support local and remote Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) events that prepare large numbers of Service Members for mobilization, deployment, demobilization and redeployment in clinical and non- clinical settings. This support shall include provision of behavioral health services, screening, evaluation, management and referrals for Service Members who report deployment-related symptoms on Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (DD form 2795), Post Deployment Health Assessment (DD Form 2796), Post Deployment Health Reassessment (DD Form 2900) or other screening forms, assistance with administrative requirements for transfer from active to reserve status and other administrative requirements. The SRP events may occur as frequently as bi-weekly or as infrequently as semi-annually.
- Develops, implements, and maintains partnership with Service Members, family members, other health care providers and community resources, as applicable. Develops comprehensive treatment care plans in accordance with behavioral health care standards.
- Coordinates services for those Service Members or patients who transition to another level of care locally or move out of the local area to ensure continuity of care. Facilitates transfer of the case and appropriate records to the gaining provider or facility behavioral health care case management resources, as appropriate.
- Serves as an advocate for Service Members and patients as needed, assists with navigating healthcare systems in obtaining appropriate referrals and scheduling follow up appointments Some of these contracts/referrals my include communicating with physicians, nurses, behavioral health professionals, prevention specialists, family members, etc. Other referrals may be acquiring resources and services dealing with financial benefits and housing issues including assisting with completing proper paper work.
- Coordinates and assists installation community agencies and the MTF in the referral process, to provide reintegration training and services for Service Members returned from deployment. Educates patients, their families, Commanders and health care staff on community resources including information and referral for financial, housing, educational, employment and childcare resources as required by patient s needs assessment.
- Maintains complete and accurate records and documents all patient contacts/services provided in accordance with professional standards (AR-40-68) as well as DoD, U.S. Army, installation and facility directed administrative requirements. Enter patient clinical and administrative data as well as utilization data and other data into automated systems and/or paper records and create reports from these data in accordance with local policies and procedures, Army Regulations and directives from the Amy Medical Department, its program administrators, C, Psychology and/or the C, BHS.
- Responsible for the completion of individual workload accountability in accordance with clinic, medical treatment facility and program requirements.
- Maintains inpatient and outpatient medical records IAW AR40-66. Medical records will be subject to review by the Medical Care Evaluation Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, and designated representatives of the Commander, U. S. Army MEDCOM. Only approved medical abbreviations will be used. Charting will be in compliance with Army, MTF, or clinic requirements as directed by the provider s immediate supervisor. The contract service provider is responsible for the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports and shall verify the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing signature and stamp to all copies of the document and validating it contents the same day as documents are provided by the U.S. Government. All evaluations and other records of patients will remain the property of, and subject to the exclusive control of, the U. S. Government. All reports and documents prepared by the Contractor in fulfillment of this contract will become the property of the U. S. Government.
- Abides by all applicable MTF by-laws, JCAHO, DoD, DA and MEDCOM regulations with regard to Utilization Review and Quality Improvement directives including but not limited to, in-service training, peer review, performance improvement, records maintenance, performance evaluations, and release of information.
- Consults with and assists other contract service providers, military commanders and community agencies in the development and implementation of deployment-related health programs at the installation and or clinic level.
- Participates, as appropriate, in department Quality Assurance (QA) programs and adhere to all safety regulations at all times. The contract service provider shall provide technical advice and professional opinions upon request from the MTF Commander, C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC, or other assigned supervisors.
- Attends and participates in patient care reports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and any other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that such attendance is relative to assigned cases and/or performance of contract services as determined by the MTF Commander, C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC or other assigned supervisors.
- Presents patient cases in regularly scheduled case staff meetings to discuss status and updates to cases under the direction of the C, Psychology and/or C, BHS, Clinic OIC, and/or other assigned supervisors.
- Attends meetings, case conferences and training under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health or other appointed Service Chiefs associated with clinic and other assigned supervisors.
- Conducts crisis intervention services and on-call duties which include weekends and evenings, as assigned.
- Participates in and/or conducts clinical investigations in behavioral health or social work.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:
- Degree/Education: Clinical Social Worker shall have a Masters or Doctorate Degree from a Council Social Worker Education (CSWE) Accredited School
- Certification in addition to Basic Life Support: None
- Experience: A minimum of two (2) years within the past five (5) years in the practice of clinical social work, preferably in a government setting such as a DoD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF and providing clinical services to individuals, couples or groups in clinical psychotherapy services. The contractor shall ensure that the contract service provider has sufficient training and experience to effectively provide social worker services for service members and family members. The contractor will be trained in the assessment/evaluation and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder prior to hire. Related experience will not be accepted in lieu of degree or license requirements.
- Board Certification: All contract service providers shall possess and maintain current course completion documentation for basic life support (BLS) through an American Heart Association.
- Licensure/Registration: Must possess a Clinical Social Worker license from U.S. Jurisdiction that allows for the independent practice of Clinical Services. Substitute or related degrees are unacceptable. Examples for acceptable licenses are LCSW in the state of Texas, LCSW in the state of Florida, LCSW in the state of California. The Clinical Social Worker will maintain a professional license, certification and/or registration as required by the profession and appropriate regulatory bodies. This license will be current (not revoked, suspended, or lapsed in registration), valid (the issuing authority accepts and considers Quality Assurance information, i.E., practitioner professional performance and conduct in determining continued licenses), and unrestricted (not subject to restriction pertaining to the scope, location, or type of practice ordinarily granted to other applicants for similar licenses in granting jurisdiction). The license must be one granted by the recognized licensing agency of a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the Virgin Islands.
- US Citizenship required (for access to government computer systems).
- BLS for Healthcare Providers
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER:
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days paid vacation per year!
- 11 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare benefit contributes toward health insurance and short- and long-term disability
- Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
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