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Psychiatric Liaison

Company: SCL Health
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:


You. You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Psychiatric Liaison / Clinical Social Worker. Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support. Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible. Us. St. Marys Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. We. Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity. Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. Your day. As a Psychiatric Liaison / Clinical Social Worker you need to know how to:

  • Provide acute emergency services and clinical evaluation of psychiatric and other ED patients in order to expedite timely throughput or discharge from the ED.
  • Provide pro-active initial and ongoing clinical assessments of patients psychiatric, medical, financial, and functional needs to assist in development of a care plan to ensure safe and timely discharge.
  • Coordinate with both internal and external care team members to ensure a safe transition to the next level of care through planning and implementation of both skilled services and community resources.
  • Serve as the clinical resource for the Emergency Department staff and provide guidance to the physicians regarding the laws and requirements of mental health holds.
  • Serve as the liaison between the organization and outside resources with the ultimate goal of quality psychiatric patient care within the community.
  • Educate patients/family/caregivers and organizational staff on medical necessity, appropriate level of care and alternatives for care. Your experience. We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
    • Completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited program
    • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a comparable setting
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) / Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) within two (2) years of hire Preferred:
      • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) / Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Your next move. Now that you know more about being a Psychiatric Liaison / Clinical Social Worker on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place. Responsibilities and Requirements: Comments:

Keywords: SCL Health, Grand Junction , Psychiatric Liaison, Healthcare , Grand Junction, Colorado

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