Seeking LICSW for a new .8 position with the Addiction Consult Team at MHealth University of MN Medical Center. This team is comprised of a medical provider (psych/internal medicine), LICSW, LADC and a Peer Support Specialist (PSS). This is a two year grant funded position with the goal of permanency after the end of the grant.
The goals of the grant and the Addiction Consult Team is to improve patient experience by incorporating the following mechanisms of care:
SUD treatments/medications while in the hospital, harm reduction, patient-centeredness, trauma-informed care, culturally-grounded care, implicit bias awareness.
Address health inequities with the use of LICSW, LADC, and the PSS to focus on housing insecurity, lack of transportation, criminal justice, child welfare and other barriers that could prevent outpatient engagement and follow up.
Increase SUD awareness for trainees, staff, and faculty.
Build clinical and community partners for longitudinal SUD care with outpatient buprenorphine providers, organizations serving homelessness, and culturally grounded community centers.
Improve the following clinical outcomes for patients hospitalized with SUD compared to a matched population pre and post implementation of the ChAT consult team with respect to demographics:
Length of Stay
30 day Mortality Rates
30 day Readmissions Rates
Episodes of leaving Against Medical Advice
Number of preventable infections (hep C, HIV, bacteremia/sepsis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis)
Number of Hospital Acquired Infection Rates (line infections)
Successful Referrals to SUD Treatment
Opportunity to help build the Addiction Consult Team and ongoing research/evaluation of outcome metrics
Preferred day off each week would be Tuesday or Wednesday. There would also be opportunity for additional shifts through the Care Management department or if the Addiction Consult Team census was high.
This position is housed within the Care Management department and is comprised primarily of medical nurse care coordinators and medical social workers. The role of the Addiction Consult Team social worker will be to build rapport, relationships and provide ongoing care management and support to our SUD patients. The Addiction Consult Team will meet twice daily (am/pm) for case consultation, education, etc. The social worker will complete a bio-psychosocial assessment and treatment plan tailored to individual patient needs. Clinical interventions may include crisis stabilization; motivational interviewing, brief treatment interventions or utilizing behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention planning, and harm reduction strategies. The social worker will initiate referrals for post-hospital discharge needs (eg, Chemical Dependency treatment, housing, primary care). The SW may also need to help develop a patient safety care plan in close collaboration with nurses, primary team physicians, and patients to address planning for patients who are at risk of leaving the hospital against medical advice. For patients needing long-term intravenous antibiotics (IV) or a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), SWs complete a PICC Community Safety Assessment and can assist in the development of treatment options and support timely, safe discharge.
Provides a range of clinical social work interventions that include advocacy, casework, counseling, crisis intervention, and care transitions management in assisting patients and families to reach their goals.
Plans and implements interventions and transition planning based upon psychosocial and risk assessments that are integrated into the patients plan of care.
Initiates/implements transition functions and activities for patients, communicating with patients, families and the health care team to ensure seamless transitions. Determine if caregiver training is needed.
Arranges and coordinates a comprehensive range of community resources; maintains up-to-date knowledge regarding resources and current financial information.
Takes a leadership role in facilitation of interdisciplinary communication, guiding interdisciplinary team member interactions with patient/families experiencing complex psychosocial issues.
Identifies and initiates appropriate system change to enhance patient and family satisfaction.
Effectively communicate transition plans across the continuum of care.
Partners with inpatient/outpatient care team on patient care issues.
Takes leadership in revising or restructuring program or service standards as needs change..
Acts as social work consultant to various levels of consultees to problem-solve complex patient care situation.Mentors internal members of the health care team on care transitions concepts. Facilitates integration of concepts into daily practice.
Understands and focuses on key performance indicators. Actively tracks outcome and participates in quality planning
Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited social work program.
3+ years experience in a health care setting, demonstrated ability and competency to analyze, apply, intervene, and evaluate a specialized range of psychosocial theory and practice models with clients. Also, demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of community and economic resources in the area of specialization.
Knowledge of SUD referral and treatment process/resources
Experience in community mental health.
Ability to skillfully interact, assess, diagnose and intervene with patients of all ages and degrees of disability, families, physicians, other health providers, and the community.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to synthesize, diagnose and apply a specialized range of psychosocial knowledge and practice interventions with patients in a specialty, clinical service, or ambulatory care.
Current Minnesota Social Work License at the LICSW level.
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