POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides direct and indirect clinical services to all patients requiring behavioral health services presenting to the Rockville General Hospital Inpatient Behavioral Health Eating Disorder Unit.# Responsible for overseeing clinical scheduling and staff assignments, and providing age appropriate assessment and treatment to a diverse population with multiple needs. Responsible for monitoring/auditing clinical work of Social workers, case consultation, training, and disposition planning to enhance case flow management. Inform Inpatient Director of issues pertinent to the overall functioning of the unit.# Core skills include crisis triage and assessment, individual and family intervention, case management, community collaboration, patient/family education, risk assessment, insurance verification/insurance pre-certifications, collaboration and treatment planning, and placement to appropriate level of care. Facilitates and models ongoing communication between BHU, Director, EDU and Behavioral Health Charge Nurses. #As skill sets permit, may provide flexible coverage to another service within Behavioral Health on a short term basis. This position reports to the Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health Services. # EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: Master#s Degree and licensure in a Behavioral Health field is required as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed APRN or PhD or equivalent. # EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years relatable experience. # COMPETENCIES: This position requires strong clinical skills including a demonstrated strong team orientation. Strong written as well as verbal communication using the English language is absolutely essential. Computer competency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook is essential. Strong knowledge of psychiatric and risk assessment are essential.# Knowledge of abuse and neglect reporting mandates, duty to warn mandates, knowledge of community based resources and experience with Managed Care Organizations are all desirable. Flexibility in approach so that service specific as well as overall system needs can be met is critical. Must be able to function effectively and independently in a work environment where multitasking is necessary. Level of care age specific competencies are required. # # # # # ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.# They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.# These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time. # Job-Specific Competency Actively participates in individual clinical supervision as evidenced by presenting cases for discussion, identifying clinical skills areas needing improvement, and openly accepting feedback from supervisor and peers Is aware of the impact of his/her behavior on peer#s and patient#s behaviors as evidenced by their ability self asses in individual and/or group supervision. Applies a variety of interventions and resources to effectively treat a population diverse in age and diagnosis as evidenced by chart reviews. Demonstrates knowledge and respect for cultural differences in respect to the treatment approach as evidenced through documentation and case reviews. Exhibits up to date knowledge of community resources and has ability to access resources as appropriate to meet patient needs, as evidenced by case reviews and chart reviews. Conveys warmth, genuineness#andempathy. Respects the patient as a whole person with strengths and needs as evidenced through direct observation and patient feedback. Interviews patients in a timely manner while reviewing all pertinent clinical information#,contacting appropriate clinical providers and family to obtain a clear clinical picture as evidenced by case and chart reviews Functions as a behavioral health resource to Inpatient unit, staff, patients, families and community resources as evidenced by direct observation Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to meeting the departments needs for scheduling and coverage for the BHU. Exhibits the ability to multi-task while continuing to move patients through the system effectively and appropriately meeting their clinical needs as evidenced through direct observation Is conscientious, productive and fulfills responsibilities without reminders as evidenced by direct observation, and chart audit. Exercises good judgment in seeking help##and /orwhileacting independently as evidenced by direct observation and individual and group supervision. Contacts Managed Care Organizations negotiating authorization for appropriate level of care and documents efforts as evidenced by chart reviews Completes all requested/required forms, letters and documentation requirements with accuracy and thoroughness in a timely manner and in accordance with JCAHO, Managed Care and other standards with which the Program must comply as evidenced by chart audit.