Under general supervision, the LCSW provides integrated behavioral health as a key member of the multidisciplinary care team. The LCSW reports to the managing Psychologist of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders abiding by guidelines and expectations specific to the clinic in which he/she provides patient care. Services will be provided in the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders unit, as well as the Rehabilitation unit with a focus on consultation and patient disposition planning. Services include assessing psychosocial factors in patients with chronic medical conditions. The LCSW strives to create a positive customer service experience by committing to the highest standards set forth by Denver Health. The LCSW provides as needed: case management, consultation and case coordination to facilitate referrals to specialty care or other discharge planning as appropriate. The LCSW provides supervision to Masters of Social Work trainees.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has
Education: Master’s of Social Work or doctorate from an accredited social work program by the Council of Social Work Education.
Experience: Two years of full time post-Master’s Degree social work practice under the supervision of a licensed or equivalently qualified social worker or other DORA approved professional practitioner. Practical experience in a medical or behavioral setting preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Advanced knowledge and skills in effective psychological practice in inpatient medical settings.
Excellent interpersonal skills and motivation to work as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to respond to feedback and incorporate it into practice. Knowledge of evidence-based, brief therapy modalities for effective practice in inpatient medical settings as well as knowledge of crisis intervention and risk assessment. Knowledge of patient populations’ cultural, religious, ethnic, and social systems in interactions, care planning, and education. Knowledge of medical terms, abbreviations, diagnoses, treatment, and prognosis with ability to demonstrate this knowledge verbally and in writing. Skill in providing care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the inpatient setting. Skill in establishing a therapeutic alliance and engaging the patient in collaborative goal setting and prioritizing patient needs as part of the care team. Knowledge of specialty treatment and community resources available to patients. Understands Eating Disorder Treatment options following ACUTE care and facilitates discharge planning. Ability to teach other professionals. Has knowledge and experience needed to conduct supervision with Masters of Social Work trainees..
Certificate/License/Registration: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.”