Social Worker - LICSW
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state – CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.
In this position, located in our Kirkland Clinic, you will provide behavioral health consultation to patients, within a primary care setting, in order to improve psychosocial function. You will play a key role in a collaborative care model that involves a team of physicians, psychiatric consultants and behavioral health consultants (Social Workers).
- Provide assessment and diagnosis of behavioral health clients.
- Provide effective treatment planning and assisting clients in successfully achieving goals.
- Provide problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, and behavioral activation techniques in short- term solution focused model.
- Be immediately available to evaluate crisis situations and apply appropriate interventions.
- Actively participate in meetings that support Virginia Mason’s collaborative care model to provide comprehensive care for clients.
- Consult with PCPs to enhance understanding of the patient, provide decision support for treatment planning and assist in the implementation and monitoring of biopsychosocial treatment plans.
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matter - your patients.
The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in short-term counseling utilizing evidence-based practices, including skills-based therapies such as CBT and DBT, as well as the ability to provide behavioral health assessments and crisis intervention. We are also looking for a clinician who has a good knowledge of community resources and works well in a multidisciplinary team of primary care, behavioral health providers and staff.
This position requires a flexible, upbeat clinician who is comfortable working at a fast pace and quickly changing gears to assist with patient needs.
- Master's in Social Work from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Worker Education of Doctorate in Social Work required.
- Must also have an active Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in the state of Washington and have completed four hours training in HIV/AIDS.
- Familiarity with EPIC/Cerner or other electronic charting system required along with exceptional communication and listening skills.
- Prefer at least 3 years experience in a clinical setting, and/or previous experience in an acute medical or mental healthcare in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Pediatric experience a plus.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the country's most livable cities, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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