The Psychiatric Social Worker will be primarily responsible for providing psychosocial assessment and support to inpatients on the Behavioral Health Units contributing to treatment planning. This individual will work in conjunction with psychiatry and the nursing staff in the therapeutic milieu. He/she will further assist in supervising students and in-servicing staff as required by unit needs. This individual will also be responsible for overseeing the discharge planning activities of the staff and will review the appropriateness of the discharge plan for all patients on the Behavioral Health Unit. He/she will participate in program planning and staff development as well as function as the community liaison for agencies referrals. The MSW will be required to float to between the Adult Mental Health Unit, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit, and Behavioral Decision Unit during times of low census.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.