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Billings Clinic LCSW and LCPC Licensure Candidates in Billings, Montana

LCSW and LCPC Licensure Candidates

I/P PSYCH YOUTH

Non-Exempt
req891

Shift: Day

Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)

Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours

Starting Wage DOE: $24.10 - $29.30/hr

We are currently hiring LCSW and LCPC licensure candidates working toward clinical licensure. Once licensure is obtained, you will transition into a Therapist/Social Worker III position with Billings Clinic! Once licensed, you may be eligible for a sign-on incentive of $3000.00!

PURPOSE/DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Under the direction of department leadership, social work staff provides services consisting of comprehensive case management, care coordination, continuing care services, and clinical social work services including crisis intervention. In addition, the Social Worker is responsible for providing education addressing physical, psychosocial, financial, environmental and other needs of patients and families and/or significant others. The Social Worker is part of an interdisciplinary team who promotes health and addresses medical and non-medical barriers. Case management is not a profession in itself, but an area of practice within the social work profession. Licensed Social Worker duties may include the provision of therapy in designated areas.

1. Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business condu ct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
2. Supports patients to ensure they can function to the best of their ability and maintain optimal health related to their medical condition. Provide education and information to patient’s identified support systems.
3. Utilizes interviews and patient record reviews to identify actual or potential barriers and care needs.
4. Interacts with patients, support systems, healthcare professionals, community and state agencies. Serves as a liaison between hospital, clinic and community agencies to facilitate the exchange of clinical and referral information.
5. ; Identifies high-risk patients from a medical/psychosocial/financial perspective, assesses the needs of patients and support systems.
6. Discusses evaluations, goals and treatments with patients and support systems in order to enhance patient and support system engagement.
7. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to identify needs of patients and their support systems.
8. Helps navigate patient through the healthcare system.
9. Provides timely referral and coordinates with agencies/facilities to ensure services are in place to meet the patient’s and organizational needs to achieve continuity and quality of care.
10. Demonstrates and utilizes knowledge of services/resources related to the needs of specific patient populations. Demons trates resourcefulness when collaborating with the interdisciplinary team.
11. Provides information about available resources to patients and their support systems.
12. Maintains current knowledge regarding insurance benefit reimbursement, community resource and ancillary clinical services to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
13. Monitors the need for revisions in the plan of care and makes recommendations to multidisciplinary team when indicated. Modifies treatment plans to reflect changes in patients or their support system status and needs.
14. Monitors, evaluates and documents patient progress related to the plan of care.
15. Documents interventions in medical record including patient and support system communication. Documentation is timely, reflects professional practice and is consistent with departmental/organizational policy.
16. Identifies service gaps and participates in hospital and department programs to address and improve quality of care.
17. Participates in continuing education, department planning, work teams and process improvement activities.
18. Adheres to department and organizational policies addressing confidentiality, infection control, patient rights, medical ethics, advance directives, disaster protocols and safety.
19. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, open minded and adaptable to change
20. Maintain competency in organizational and departmental policies/processes relevant to job performance.
21. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

KNOWLEDGE OF:< br>• Billings Clinic policy and procedures, both organizational and departmental
• Personal computers, hardware and software
• Billings Clinic Code of Business Conduct
• Billings Clinic Corporate Compliance Program
• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
• Patient’s rights
• Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE) skills
• Fiscal management
• Health care reimbursement
• Utilization review
& #x2022; Care coordination planning
• Human services theories, principles and practices
• Community agencies and resources
• Process improvement principles
• Change management principles
• Group dynamics

SKILL IN:
• Advanced professional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Conflict resolution
• Critical thinking and analytic skills necessary to perform essential job functions
• Identifying problems and researching and recommending solutions
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff and public
• Leadership skills to facilitate teams and to bring about desired change

ABILITY TO:
• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric
• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written
• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships
• Adequate manual and finger dexterity required to perform appropriate procedures, write legibly, and utilize current technolo gical devices
• Adequate visual acuity required to read and interpret information to perform essential job functions
• Adequate hearing and verbal communication skills to perform essential job functions and interact with patients, support systems and other health care providers
• Work independently
• Understand and apply clinical, financial and reimbursement information
• Interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
• Works with a variety of diverse and complex patients and support systems
• Interacts with internal and external health care providers, agencies and facilities
• Perform tasks or duties with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
• Lift, bend, stretch and reach to accomplish duties

COMPLEXITY & DIFFICULTY:
• Position requires ability to define and implement an evolving role of patient centered care delivered in a complex integrated health care system which includes setting common goals, merging resources, providing education, and cross training of roles.
• Must be able to work with a variety of diverse and complex patients, support systems, internal and external health care providers, agencies and facilities.
• Must be able to function autonomously and with a high degree of flexibility

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Social Worker I
• Bachelors degree in social work, preferred or equivalent human services field may be considered
• Prior experience in a hospital or community health agency preferred
• Prior experience with assigned patient population may be required

Social Worker II
• Masters degree in social work preferred; Masters degree in a related field may be considered
• Three (3) years of clinical experience preferred

Social Worker III (May be obtained after hire)
• &nb sp; Masters degree in Social Work, preferred; other comparable clinical Masters program may be considered
• Current Montana license as Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), or if entering from a different state, must be licensed in practicing state
• Three (3) years experience in a clinical setting with the same or similar duties and expectations of this position, preferred

Therapist/Social Worker III (Psychiatric Center Inpatient/YPHP) (May be obtained after hire)
• Masters degree in Social Work, preferred; other comparable clinical Masters program may be considered
• Current Montana license as Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC), or if entering from a differe nt state, must be licensed in practicing state

Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more atwww.billingsclinic.com/aboutus

Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.

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