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Social Worker or Counselor - Behavioral Health

Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Pocatello
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are

Patient focused, community oriented, conveniently located and equipped with technology that rivals the nation's most prestigious healthcare systems, Portneuf Medical Center offers a comprehensive and growing array of services delivered by caring and highly skilled medical professionals.

Our mission statement "World Class Care, every patient, every time" helps us focus on what truly matters: You. And our commitment is to make sure our patients receive amazing care every time they have contact with Portneuf Medical Center. The physicians, nurses and volunteers who are a part of the Portneuf family are your friends and neighbors. We're your community, your hospital and team, working hard for you.

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate Behavioral Health Assessment Team (BHAT) Social Worker/Counselor to join our team!

What You'll Do

The Behavioral Health Assessment Team (BHAT) Social Worker/Counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health assessment services to patients and families who present themselves to Portneuf Medical Center. The BHAT Social Worker/Counselor primarily works in the Emergency Department providing initial mental health assessments, contributing information and interventions to the treatment team for admission, discharge planning or disposition to another facility. The BHAT Social Worker/Counslor will also provide these services in other departments in the medical center as needed. The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Provide and utilize assessment and intervention strategies that promote improvement of mental health, psychosocial problems, efficient use of psychiatric and medical resources, and facilitate safe and appropriate discharge planning.
  • Communicates effectively with the Treatment Team in determining the disposition of patients who present themselves in the Emergency Department or other departments within the Medical Center.

  • Engages in timely, efficient patient disposition. Works closely with patient, patient's family, nursing staff, and attending physician. Shows good knowledge of referral/placement process and available community resources

  • Communicates effectively with patients, families and agencies, conveying a positive and professional image

  • Provide expertise consultation and support for the Protective Custody legal process throughout the Medical Center.

What We Offer

Competitive pay and benefits package including Health/Dental/Vision/401(k) match. Generous paid time off, holidays, extended illness bank, paid basic life insurance and long term disability.

Portneuf Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

What You'll Bring

  • Must posses a Bachelors Degree in Social Work or Master Degree in Social Work from an accredited program, or similar degree in a Behavioral Science such as Masters in Counseling or Masters in Psychology.
  • Must have current licensure (LSW, LMSW, LPC, and LMFT) in the state of Idaho as applicable to degree of education. To have thorough knowledge of community resources for behavioral health

  • Strong interpersonal skills are required, with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and through documentation in the medical record.

  • Must have at least three years of direct patient assessment and intervention experience with behavioral health services

Keywords: Ardent Health Services, Pocatello , Social Worker or Counselor - Behavioral Health, Other , Pocatello, Idaho

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