Therapist (LCSW)

Long Island City, NY 11101

Department: Social Work Job Number: 5952 Pay Rate: $75000-80000

Job Description

Salary: 75,000-80,000
TITLE:                 Licensed Clinical Social Worker

REPORTS TO:    Director of Behavioral Health


Patient Care:
  • Performs Mental Health Assessments for patients to ascertain their diagnoses and establish treatment plans
  • Provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy
  • Provides crisis intervention and/or counseling to diffuse conflicts among patients
  • Completes medical forms and documentation related to patient care including any necessary to facilitate transfer, and if indicated, referrals to outside programs or psychiatric clinics
  • Makes and/or tracks all referrals to other mental health agencies and providers
  • Works collaboratively with specialists for consultation and referral purposes
  • Works with others on the intake team to help determine whether or not a patient would be best helped by this organization or another agency
  • Meets with other clinical staff to review cases
  • Maintains confidential case files, including documenting requests for confidential information
  • Follows the clinical chart review policies and procedures
  • Works in a team environment
  • Provides workshops for families on communication and other family-related issues
  • Coordinates emergency responses, including a team to minimize patient's danger to self and others, direct discussion with EMS/FDNY regarding patient's condition, referral to psychiatric or medical emergency departments and follow-up while patient is in the emergency department or upon release
  • Maintains ultimate responsibility for directing the course of the patient's mental health care and treatment plan within the scope of his/her expertise
  • Encourages health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance
  • Provides patient advocacy, as appropriate for the site
  • Participates in case-conference and case management activities

Administrative Duties:
  • Collaborates with the Registration and Scheduling Departments to ensure appropriate patient scheduling and flow
  • Collaborates with the Medical Records Department to ensure appropriate documentation procedures; discuss such issues with organizations clinical staff
  • Observes, implements, and promotes the federal regulations as defined by HIPAA and Policies and Procedures as defined by the organization

Background and Education:
Unrestricted New York State Clinical Social Worker license; minimum of two years’ clinical experience preferable; familiarity with word processing and other computer applications; ability to speak Spanish and/or other languages preferable

EMR Access includes the following actions/areas:
Demographic, Registration, Appointment/Scheduling, Scanning, Triage, PMH/Vitals, Orders, Immunizations/PPD, Progress Note, Reporting, Labs, Medical Summary, Telephone Encounters

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