Social Worker Behavioral Health Full Time Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/3/2019

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  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
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    1 - Day
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    1-Shared Services
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    AdventHealth Central Texas

Job Description


Behavioral Health Social Worker - AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time / Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

•    Utilizes evidence based interventions to assist patients, families, and significant others in coping with the psychosocial aspects of illness and its treatment.

•   Develops discharge plans in collaboration with physicians, nurses, physical therapists, nutritionists, administrators, educators, community agencies and others. Develops discharge plans that provide continuity of care based on the individual patient’s needs within 24-48 hours after admission.

•   Consults with physicians, patient, hospital staff, family members or significant others in a timely manner to facilitate resolution of identified barriers to treatment progress to ensure the continuity of care.

•    Maintains pertinent records of social work intervention, assessment, diagnostic impression and treatment for use in compiling accurate statistics.

•    Documents social work intervention in the medical record that reflects the current findings and status of the intervention at the time of the intervention.

•   Makes referrals to Federal, state, county and community agencies in a timely manner. Develops working relationship with agencies to ensure appropriate service delivery to patients.

•    Assist patient by providing information on, and completing when necessary, advance directive. Possess the ability to discuss end of life and geriatric assistance needs with patients.

•  Maintains current Texas social work license and completes continuing education unit accordingly.

•     Attend conferences/workshops pertaining to departmental activities. Communicate effectively with team members of the Behavioral Health Center.

•      Compile timely resources and literature pertaining to departmental activities.

•      Maintain knowledge of current federal and state regulations and JCAHO standards.

•    Participate in hospital and community based activities as the representative of the BHC of Metroplex Hospital.

•   Initiates projects to improve the performance of the department and the care provided to patients.

•    Works independently by using critical thinking and creativity to incorporate evidence based social work frameworks.

•    Collaborates with other community agencies and organizations to improve knowledge and awareness of resources and services.


What You Will Need:

•    Requires graduation from an accredited master’s degree program in social work, counseling, psychology or a related field, and appropriate licensure as required by state law. 

•    Requires knowledge of the principles, laws, and practices of social work in a psychiatric hospital setting.

•    LMSW, LCSW, or LPC and the ability to complete and maintain certification in Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) behavioral patient management course required.

•     BLS required from the AHA.

•     At least two (2) years of experience as a clinical social worker in a psychiatric hospital setting is preferred. Experience should include individual, group, and family therapy and discharge planning in an acute care psychiatric setting preferred.

•     Advanced clinical practice skills preferred.

•     2 years post graduate experience in a psychiatric hospital setting preferred.


Job Summary:

The Metroplex Behavioral Health Center (MBHC) Clinical Social Worker position is a clinical position functioning within a multidisciplinary treatment team. The clinical social worker provides clinical mental health services for child, adolescent and adult patients and their families. Clinical responsibilities include conducting individual, family and group therapies; completing comprehensive psychosocial assessments; executing clinical case management tasks; and ensuring patients and family members receive quality care. This position reports to the Clinical Coordinator.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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