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BHG Bronson Healthcare Group 6901 Portage Road
Ambulatory Medical Social Worker- Family Medicine Blue Star
Practice Medical Social Worker:
Responsible for the delivery of social work services in the ambulatory medical practice setting to a variety of patients including pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Coordinates care to ensure patient/family access to an array of community services. Administers behavioral health screenings and conducts and arranges for more detailed assessments when indicated. Delivers brief interventions to support necessary lifestyle and behavioral changes. Responds to crisis situations in the ambulatory setting. Identifies high-risk psychosocial needs of patients/families. Collaborates with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary team to ensure understanding of the impact the disease or illness has on the patient's mental and emotional health. Offers a range of brief, focused prevention, treatment and recovery services for patients with mild to moderate risk factors. Works effectively as part of the interdisciplinary health care teams. Provides culturally competent clinical services which are relevant to patients/families. Emphasis of duties may vary depending upon the area of assignment.
Practice Medical Social Worker:
- Masters of Social Work degree with one-year recent medical or mental health experience.
- Licensed Social Work in good standing with the state of Michigan (Limited License not accepted).
- Work which produces high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g., interactive and repetitive or small detailed work requiring alertness and concentration for sustained periods of time, the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT between 40 and 70 percent of the time.
Involves regularly lifting of bulky or moderately heavy weights (i.e., up to 50 pounds), and occasionally assisting with heavier tasks or expending the equivalent effort in pushing, pulling, or otherwise handling material, equipment, and other objects.
- Regularly communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, as a demonstration of the function of effective process and relationships with the patient/family and members of the interdisciplinary team. Communicates with internal customers such as, physicians, multi-disciplinary team, finance, and management. Demonstrates effective interviewing, problem-solving and critical thinking in providing services to patients. Communicates effectively with external customers such as patients, third party payers, community agencies on a daily basis and often simultaneously. Regularly utilizes effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills as needed.
- Assesses the nature of the crisis and the immediate social/emotional needs and strengths of the patient and family in order to provide appropriate intervention.
- Performs appropriate screenings based on patient population and need.
- Identifies problems surrounding the crisis situation and may act as patient advocate to ameliorate such problems.
- Collaborates with other members of the patient care team to understand each situation from different perspectives and recommends or provides immediate treatment and solution focused interventions.
- Works effectively as part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, collaborating and communicating regularly with the team and other members on cases and as issues arise.
- Identifies the need for, develops plan of care and makes referrals to community agencies and other healthcare specialist and plans to ensure the appropriate follow-up treatment and support is available and provided for after leaving the department.
- Thoroughly documents each case and enters appropriate information into the patient's medical record.
- Participates in the development of departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
- Identifies and provides for learning needs of patients, families, and healthcare coworkers.
- Assumes responsibility for professional development.
- Develops and supports a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department.
- Mentors and supervises students.
Driving your own vehicle on a regularly scheduled basis to perform business on behalf of Bronson is required for this position and will require successfully pass of MVR check after an offer of employment has been made but prior to the employee's start date. Proof of valid auto insurance on that vehicle that will be driven while on duty for Bronson is required. It is the employee's responsibility to submit auto insurance renewals before current coverage expires to their supervisor. It is also the employee's responsibility to update their auto insurance coverage with Bronson if a different vehicle will be driven to perform business on behalf of Bronson.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
7796 Bronson Family Medicine - Blue Star Highway (BSH)
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