AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

ID
2017-4141
Richmond Hill
Type
Full Time
Richmond Hill
Union / Non-Union
Non-Union
US-NY-Richmond Hill
Daily Schedule
TBD
Dept/Spec
Clinical Care_Quality [71017]

Overview

Having the best Licensed Social Worker at AdvantageCare Physicians enables us to achieve our vision to be the preferred care destination for our patients and the communities we serve. At AdvantageCare Physicians, our mission is to focus care on the needs of our patients and partner with them in the pursuit of better health.

 

AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is one of the largest physician-led multi-specialty practice in the New York metropolitan area, serving half a million patients across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. At ACPNY, patients receive individualized coordinated care from a compassionate team focused on helping them live their healthiest lives.

 

Our 30+ professionally managed, multi-specialty physician practices are designed to deliver convenient, comprehensive and community-based care. At AdvantageCare Physicians primary and specialty care is coordinated through an integrated network of full-service medical offices, regional specialty referral hubs, urgent care centers and strategic hospital affiliations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.\

 

Responsible for providing social work services which include crisis intervention, individual, family and group counseling to patients and families.

Responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in patient evaluation and treatment, to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient’s health problems.
  • Links patient/family to appropriate community resources including information/referral to sources of financial assistance, transportation, food, housing, support groups.
  • Provides short-term counseling to identify problems and facilitate needed referrals. Provides referrals for long-term counseling and for other necessary services (e.g. substance abuse treatment, legal services, housing assistance).
  • Serves as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families and community to ensure continuity of care.
  • Documents patient/family status and history, diagnosis, treatment plan, evaluation results, observations and progress in medical record.
  • Serves as a resource to other staff on community resources and in area of specialty.
  • Assures social services compliance with legal, regulatory and professional standards, including Article 28 and JCAHO (where applicable) and OMH.
  • Coordinates child abuse reporting for the Center.
  • Participates in development and implementation of the department’s performance improvement activities.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • New York State LCSW License
  • Five years experience in social work with broad background with diverse patient populations (i.e., HIV, homeless, mentally ill, elderly, children adolescents, etc).
  • Technical knowledge of medical social work and relevant community resources, and the ability to develop linkage with community organizations
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic condition
  • Skill in proper use of tools such as the DSM V-R for identifying clinical symptoms
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team and have strong communication and human relation skills
  • Knowledge of the development and maintenance of information/referral systems
  • Healthcare and mental health experience

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