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Social Worker LCSW - Injury Prevention Program

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 18909
Job Family: Behavioral Health Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 25321017230011-Emergency Medicine
Location: AH CMC Main - 1000 Blythe Blvd


Job Summary

Seeking a social worker/counselor to provide screening, counseling, and assistance in direct referral entry for treatment for substance use disorders within a subset of trauma patients.  The right candidate will be a self starter who can work independently and as part of a team to develop a new program to success. The candidate will identify through a variety of sources trauma road victims who are under inpatient care to provide screening, 15-30 minutes of motivational interviewing, and assistance with determining next best steps for treatment any substance use including proper site location and access to immediate entry with medical paperwork completion.  Additional duties include potential follow up for patients not medical cleared for immediate referral, entering data into a redcap database on the visits for quality improvement, meeting with treatment sites to facilitate patient care entry and working with providers to support any medical needs for the SUD treatment entry such as MAT initiation prior to transport.

The position is funded by a Grant.

Essential Functions

  • Provides biopsychosocial assessments, clinical behavioral health diagnoses, treatment planning, evidence-based clinical interventions, information and referrals to the community.
  • Interviews patient/patient’s social support system to complete initial psychosocial evaluation and/or completes psychosocial assessment for the patient.
  • Provides brief psychotherapy, supportive counseling, and education to patient/patient’s social support system. Assists in coping with stress related to hospitalization, disability, chronic/terminal illness.
  • Identifies, plans, and coordinates aspects of care for the patient/family.
  • Develops, monitors and revises a plan of care based on assessment of patient/family needs, in collaboration with multidisciplinary team.
  • Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient/family education.
  • Advocates for the patient and family throughout care continuum.
  • Maintains availability to the patient/family as a resource to facilitate communication among providers and to monitor services rendered.
  • Provides clinical supervision to provisionally licensed social worker and/or mentors new social workers in the department.
  • Serves as a resource to team members and physicians regarding emotional, social and psychosocial components of the patient’s illness and its effects on their social support system.
  • Intervenes in crisis situations, appropriately and effectively applying crisis intervention theory and skills.
  • Participates in the initiation, development, and maintenance of clinical pathways/protocols and other population-based programs, facilitating collaboration of multidisciplinary teams in the process.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the effect of social work involvement on quality outcomes, fiscal parameters, customer satisfaction, and system operations and implements strategies to resolve the system, performance, and patient variances.
  • Refers patients/family to external agencies/resources for treatment when appropriate.
  • Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
  • Documents accurately, timely and according to departmental policy.
  • Participates, as appropriate, in clinical research and may provide local, national, and/or international presentations within specified field.


Physical Requirements


Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication with patients, team members, family, visitors, etc. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and normal language/cognitive skills. Must be able to push patients in a wheelchair or stretchers. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to laterally transfer patients 100 pounds rarely. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Sometimes requires climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Works is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE approved graduate school required. 1 year experience within current department or 2 years healthcare experience required for external candidates. License in Clinical Social Work in state of NC and/or SC required; additional Certification preferred. Proof of membership in a professional organization required. Must have the ability to mentor/supervise new social workers as needed by department.  Addiction specialist or experiences in a hospital and addiction setting.