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LCSW - Lifestyle and Wellness - Baton Rouge - The Grove

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job engages in advanced clinical social work practice in the medical setting based on the application of social work theory, knowledge, ethics and methods to restore or enhance, social, psychosocial or bio-psychosocial functioning of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and communities. Applies specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas of prevention, assessment and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral and addictive disorders; engages in multi-disciplinary treatment planning and clinical social work duties and coordinates and implements complex discharge plans through the use of the company and community-based services.

Education

Required -

Master's degree in social work (MSW).

Work Experience

Required -

5 years of related experience.

Preferred -

Experience in a medical social work field.

Certifications

Required -

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as verified by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners (LABSWE) and able to engage in independent practice.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Good knowledge of common disease entities and disorders and medical terminology in order to understand acute and ongoing needs of patients and families.
  • Excellent psychotherapeutic skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively and courteously with patients, families, multi-disciplinary team members, departmental peers and community agency personnel.
  • Advanced knowledge of an acute and chronic care medical setting, medical terminology and the psychosocial and economic effects of illness and/or trauma upon the patient and their support system.
  • Advanced knowledge of managed care and public programs such as those funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial insurance plans.
  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process. Job Duties
    • Interviews and assesses patients and assists throughout patient care plan.
    • Identifies and provides helpful resources to patients and families.
    • Maintains patient records and documents and communicates critical information to the medical team.
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

      The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

      This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

      The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

      Physical and Environmental Demands

      The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.

      The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

      Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

      Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

      Ochsner Health does not consider an individual an applicant until they have formally applied to the open position on this careers website.

      Individuals who reside in and will work from the following areas are not eligible for remote work position: Colorado, California, Washington, and New York.

      Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

      We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and providing a workplace that is free from discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, pregnancy status, pregnancy-related conditions, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, citizenship status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, unemployment status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. These protections extend to applicants and all employment related decisions. View the EEO is the Law poster and its supplement, as well as the pay transparency policy for more information.

      Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Baton Rouge , LCSW - Lifestyle and Wellness - Baton Rouge - The Grove, Other , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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