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LCSW or LPC - Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration- Jeff Hwy (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

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.

1. Provider Type:
a. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
b. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

2. PCBHI Overview:
a. A primary care practice generally serves as the patient's first point of entry into the health care system
b. PCBHI Provider works integrated in the primary care setting as a consulting member of the primary care team.

3. PCBHI Treatment Model:
a. Short-Term and Solution Focused Treatment
b. Treatment Modalities: Evidence-Based Treatments (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, among others)
c. Treatment Duration: 3-6 appointments on average with a maximum duration of 6 months enrolled in PCBHI treatment program
d. Appointment Length: 30-45 minutesLPC or LCSW license is acceptable.Job DescriptionLCSW Education:Required - Master's degree in social work (MSW).LPC Education:Required - 60 semester hour graduate degree, the substance of which is professional mental health counseling from a regionally-accredited university. (May include but not limited to Psychological Counseling, Community Mental Health, etc.)LCSW Work Experience:Required - None.Preferred - Two Years experience in a medical social work field.LPC Work Experience:Required - None.Preferred - Two years related work experience in direct patient counselingLCSW 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.LPC Certifications:Required - Must hold an active, non-restricted license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) License in state of practice or Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) by the Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners or its successor.Basic Life Support (BLS), and Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification to be obtained within 2 weeks of hire*.Must have or obtain within 90 days of hire the LA LPC Board approval to perform Teletherapy in state(s) of practice.***Only applies to inpatient units.**Only applies to outpatient units.Preferred - Certification in Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)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.
  • Ability to travel throughout and between facilities and work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).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.
    • Participates in on-call rotation.
    • 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.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.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 DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.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.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans , LCSW or LPC - Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration- Jeff Hwy (Open), Healthcare , New Orleans, Louisiana

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