||The LCSW - Behavioral Health Integration is independently licensed with 2 or more years of experience in clinical practice which preferably includes supervisory experience. He or she works collaboratively with clinical, administrative, nursing and physician leadership. This clinician applies evidence-based knowledge and acquired skills to assess, diagnose and treat patients with behavioral or substance abuse problems in an outpatient medical setting, either on-site or via telemedicine. He or she understands or is willing to learn about the collaborative model of care applied in a patient-centered medical home. He or she adapts interventions to the work flow and pace to that of primary care, including rapid assessment, brief treatment, and a high daily volume of patient contacts. He or she is a clinical leader, consultant and a resource at the medical practice in program development, in guiding group decision-making, in implementing plans, and improving quality of care. He or she is proficient in ensuring that ongoing liaison occurs with patients, medical providers, and families. He or she is an enthusiastic learner who actively seeks research and knowledge to ensure current, evidence based practice while adhering to key components of collaborative care. This clinician performs any duties and/or responsibilities within his or her scope of practice as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor Behavioral Health Integration or Director of Behavioral Health Integration.This position will be located at Eastern Maine Medical Center Practices. JOB REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION REQUIRED: Qualified individual must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Maine State Board of Social Work. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two (2) or more years of experience in clinical practice which preferably includes supervisory experience. Experience in hospital-based clinical treatment services preferred. REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community. Maintains regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, Federal, and State. Complies with all organizational policies regarding the EMHS Code of Conduct and ethical business practices. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly basis. Attends all mandatory safety-related education programs. Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals. OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED: Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language. Ability to be flexible and exercise independent judgment. Demonstrates collegial and multi-disciplinary relationships along the treatment continuum. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Psychiatric and substance abuse treatment hospital.
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