Department of Public Health & Human Services Medical Social Worker in Warm Springs, Montana

To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. Job Overview: Psychiatric Social Workers provide assessment, treatment planning, and counseling of persons who are seriously mentally ill and are hospitalized. Provides case coordination/management of treatment plans. Develops and implements discharge plans. Acts to ensure functional communication of needs between the patient, the hospital, the family/guardian, and community providers/resources. Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): 1. Patient Social Assessment: Obtains relevant information to provide for patient social assessments per CMS (Center for Medicaid/Medicare Reimbursement), MSH Policy and Procedure, and Statutory and Administrative Requirements. Acquires through research and investigation all relevant background information, including psychiatric, medical, substance abuse, and incarceration history. Includes awareness of disabilities that may need special consideration or accommodation. Assure patient Social Assessments completed within seven (7) calendar days of patient admission. Review and address patient assessments with an interdisciplinary treatment team and to develop individualized patient treatment plans. Update patient assessments as needed to aid the team in evaluating and identifying patient strengths and limitations, determining recovery-oriented treatment options and discharge planning needs. 0. Treatment Planning: Acts as part of interdisciplinary treatment team to formulate long-term goals, short-term goals, and modalities designed to address the problems identified by patient assessments for treatment planning. Participates in clinical review and update of treatment plans within legally mandated timelines per Montana State Hospital policy and state and federal guidelines. Documents in the medical record contacts made regarding discharge planning, contacts with family/guardian, progress made towards treatment goals, progress towards discharge. Provides treatment, education, and counseling to patients on an individual and group basis, using accepted therapeutic techniques and educational materials, focusing on evidence-based, recovery-oriented practice. Serves as liaison between the patient and family/guardian relative to treatment concerns. Identify, evaluate, and provide for Special Education Services for patients admitted to MSH who meet OPI criteria for such services. C. Case Coordination/Management Completes written aftercare and discharge plan to include: diagnoses, patient presenting problems, patient goals, scheduled appointments, transportation, and family and community support needs. Communicates with community providers’ patient conditional release, coordinating conditions between patient and community mental health provider to include necessary provisions. Informs newly admitted patients of rights and grievance procedure. Acts as ap