At Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, we recognize the unique needs of each of our patients. It's an extraordinary effort that we continue to improve upon, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world's first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Our hospital provides patient-centered care with a staff of professionals who genuinely care for the well-being of others. As part of Methodist Healthcare's mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God, we strive to offer care in a safe and compassionate environment. Additional hospital specialties include psychiatric services, emergency care, rehabilitation and robotic surgery.
General Statement of Duties:
Provides assessments, diagnosisof mental health issues, counseling and referrals for treatment and/or higher level of care to reipients and donors throughout the transplant process.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Provides mental health screenings in clinics, hospitals, and other settings to patients have been medically referred. Reviews medical and social case histories as needed. 2. Diagnoses mental health related issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, substance abuse concerns. Works closely with consulting psychiatrist and clinical psychologist on challenging cases. 3. Develops an individual plan of care for patients to include treatment of mental health related issues, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-education, education related to accessing healthcare services at the appropriate level of care; preventative education, and community based resources. 4. Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions, and treatment plans timely and acurately to communicate to all members of the health care team. Implements and adheres to policies to ensure patient confidentiality. 5. Facilitates referrals to other mental health professionals within program and other community based
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics: 1. Education: Masters in Social Worker from an accredited school
2. Experience:Two years as an LCSW or 1 year LCSW with transplant experience 3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
4 . Preferred:
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:
1. Required: Must be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker with the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom