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What will I be doing in this role?
A Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW) collaborates with an interdisciplinary team in providing care to the psychiatric patient and is a resource for all caregivers, the patient and the patient's family. In conjunction with the licensed independent provider, provides education and information on available options, the informed decision making process, and realistic goal setting in order to empower the patient/caregiver to actively participate in their plan of care. Establishes and coordinates a supportive care plan with goals and interventions based upon treatment and individual patient/caregiver needs, preferences, beliefs and values. Keeps patient/caregiver involved in plan and moving toward self-directed care. Reviews, evaluates and revises the plan of care for appropriateness on an ongoing and timely basis. The PSW is an advocate for the patient/caregiver. The PSW assesses the ability of the patients to follow instructions and give consent. He/she identifies safety concerns and institutes safety measures. Facilitates multidisciplinary conferences when indicated by complexity of patient's psychiatric condition or other barriers to care:
Assists in the assessment of "holdable" status and in decision making related to restraint use. Writes and removes 5150 hold.
Coordinate all transfers to psychiatric facilities, both voluntary and involuntary, including attainment of insurance authorization, where applicable.
Complete Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS) as indicated and provides appropriate referrals
Develop collaborative plans for high-utilizers with psychiatric comorbidities.
Proficiency navigates community systems of care. Provides appropriate resources and referrals based on individual need.
Provides Continuing Your Care (CYC) referrals to Saban Clinic.
Observes, evaluates and expeditiously alters plan of care based on signs and symptoms of psychiatric distress.
Identifies psychiatric level of care for appropriate, safe, and complete transition of care. Plans and implements individualized patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams based on observations. Implements appropriate reporting, referrals, and care in accordance with standardized procedures. Initiates emergency procedures when indicated. Assists in discharge planning and act as a liaison between ED team, PET team, and Transfer Center.
Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Provides crisis support and therapeutic counseling
Identifies and make special adjustments as required to the specific populations needs, including cultural, spiritual, age, psychosocial, communication, gender, sexual orientation, economic, education, family and condition needs. Provides education for patient to navigate community support.
Identifies and assesses patient safety concerns with respect to age and developmental considerations. Intervenes to provide a safe environment and evaluates effectiveness of intervention for patient.
Provides assistance to co-workers, new staff, temporary staff and students. A resource to staff for psychiatric related clinical questions/concerns.
Works collaboratively with all ED staff, Social Workers, Case Managers, Community Resource Coordinators (CRC's). Consults with Psychiatry
Consults with DMH for referrals to outpatient clinics.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.