Social Worker - Georgetown
Dover Behavioral Health System - Dover, DE

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries of acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. the UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our sucess comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

Dover Behavioral Health System is a private psychiatric facility providing behavioral health care services to adults and adolescents. DBHS is located in a beautiful campus setting east of Dover, DE offering inpatient and partial hospitalization for adolescents and adults. Treatment includes comprehensive individual assessment; psychiatric evaluations and medication stablization; physical exam and follow up; dual diagnosis programming and many other services which guide the patient to a healthy lifestyle.

Dover Behavioral Health System currently has an opening for a PRN (as needed) Social Worker. The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

1. &a mp;n bsp; Conduct psychosocial assessments to document patient history and identify preliminary issues for treatment focus by interviewing the patient and their family members.

2. &a mp;n bsp; Participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans, ensuring that concise, realistic care plans are carried out.

3. &a mp;n bsp; Provide individual, group and family process-oriented therapies as well as conduct other didactic groups using various professional treatment modalities.

4. &a mp;n bsp; Document treatment provided to patient in medical record legibly and in a timely manner.

5. &a mp;n bsp; Develop and coordinate an individualized discharge plan for the patient by utilizing the treatment team and chart information to determine aftercare needs. Identify and assess family or community resources such as group homes, or mental health practitioners to meet patient’s aftercare needs.

6. &a mp;n bsp; Conduct and attend regular treatment team meetings to provide social work perspective to total case management of the patient with the interdisciplinary team by presenting patient’s case and progress towards treatment plan goals, making treatment recommendations, and actively coordinating each case with all members of the treatment team.

7. &a mp;n bsp; Report any incidents or suspected incidences of sexual/physical abuse or other issues to community/state agencies, and represent the facility in any legal proceedings.

8. &a mp;n bsp; Provide backup services for incoming assessment and referral calls.

9. &a mp;n bsp; Assess patient’s stage and extent of chemical use when appropriate.

10. &a mp;n bsp; Communicate with referral sources and other appropriate parties regarding patients’ progress.

11. &a mp;n bsp; Participate in department and other program or clinical and administrative meetings and support maintenance and development of clinical program services.

12. &a mp;n bsp; Will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practice.

13. &a mp;n bsp; Will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures.

14. &a mp;n bsp; Perform other duties as assigned.

15. &a mp;n bsp; Support facility internal and external customer service standards.

16. &a mp;n bsp; Follow Dover Behavioral Health System’s Time and Attendance policy.


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MSW or Masters Degree in a recognized mental health field. LPC, LMSW or LCSW preferred