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Psychiatric Social Worker (MSW, LCSW)
Hartford Healthcare Corporation • Norwich, CT
Posted 1 month ago
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!
For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
Provides psychiatric evaluations for adult and geriatric patients. Develops individualized treatment plans and provides individual, family and group psychotherapy. Responsible for providing social service functions in the behavioral health care setting. Provides case management/ discharge planning to patients and families as appropriate. Is a resource person to healthcare professionals concerning psychosocial problems, community resources.
Master’s degree in mental health discipline (social work, psychology counseling, marriage & family Therapy) required.
Two (2) years experience in a psychiatric setting required.
License and Certification:
Eligible for CT License in behavioral health. Must obtain license within one (1) year of license eligibility. BLS within 6 months of hire. Management of Aggressive Behavior training.
Two (2) – Five (5) years experience in a psychiatric setting
License and Certification:
CT License in behavioral health
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Displays strong theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and appropriate treatment techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with departments, employees, physicians and managers. Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately. Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Considerable decision making authority concerning the daily activities of the work unit, including providing recommendation for department policy change. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.