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Social Worker - LICSW
Category: Health Care Industry
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Social Worker - LICSW
Job Number: 181445

Department: University Village - Psychiatry

Hours: 08:00 am-05:00 pm

With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.

As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matter - your patients.

This position will provide psychosocial assessment and psychotherapy (Evidence Based Practices) to patients of all ages. Modalities include individual, couple, family and group counseling on a variety of mental health issues. Team member will work alongside the providers as part of the multi-disciplinary team as well. Team member may supervise graduate students and will work independently with consultation as needed.

Assess psychological status, develop and implement realistic treatment plans for all assigned cases. Demonstrate awareness of sensitivity to client's cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Periodically review and update client's treatment goals. Document, both clinically and for billing purposes, and in a timely basis, all patient encounters.

Have on-going group(s) concurrent with individual, couples and family work. Provide crisis intervention as required, including referrals to local agencies, case management services and reporting of child abuse and neglect.

Work with high risk groups like the homeless, trauma survivors, prenatal patients and victims of domestic violence. Understand the harm reduction model when working with addictions.

Oversee case assignment process for assigned interns. Provide weekly supervision to assigned interns. Be part of orientation to students to agency. Evaluate intern's performance on on-going basis through supervision and formally in writing. Attend staff and clinical consultation meetings.

Participate in local community outreach activities and presentations. Meet monthly performance standards. Participate in department's long range planning process. Interface with volunteer clinicians as needed.

Assure responsible and timely billing practices. Seek and be available for clinical consultation as needed for challenging situations.

Participate in continuing education activities to strengthen clinical skills. Consult with medical services providers as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned within Virginia Mason hospital and clinics.


Master's in Social Work from a graduate program accredited by the Council on Social Worker Education of Doctorate in Social Work required. Must also have an active Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in the state of Washington and have completed four hours training in HIV/AIDS. Familiarity with EPIC/Cerner or other electronic charting system required along with exceptional communication and listening skills.

Prefer at least 3 years experience in a clinical setting, certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional, and/or previous experience in an acute medical or mental healthcare in an inpatient or outpatient setting.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the country's most livable cities, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Virginia Mason provides healthcare without regard to race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry) or disability. Disability Accommodation: To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruiting Offices at 866-422-2275 (voice) or 206-515-5891 (fax). Virginia Mason makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible.

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