Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a SOCIAL WORKER 3, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Part-Time, 90%, Day-Shift).
This position both a clinical and supervisory role, responsible for providing and supervising Behavioral Health Social Work services for the UWMC Social Work and Care Coordination department. This role monitors existing programming and identifies efficiencies that may allow for expanded volumes. In addition, the role is responsible for identifying opportunities for program expansion in new clinic areas as appropriate, and implementing the services. This involves collaborating with clinic managers and staff, creating workflows for screening and authorizing services, ensuring that Social Work staff are educated and compliant with provider billing requirements, and working with IT Services to create EMR templates for documenting services. This position is also responsible for supervising billable Social Work staff, which includes hiring, training, evaluating performance and providing personnel guidance when necessary. This position is also responsible for creating metrics to evaluate the clinical and financial impact of Behavioral Health services. This position reports to the Director of UWMC Social Work and Care Coordination.
Providing billable therapeutic Behavioral Health counseling to outpatients;
Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Social Work staff who provide billable Behavioral Health services;
Serving as the department point of contact for issues relating to billable Social Work services, including providing consultation relating to initiating a new program in a variety of outpatient clinics, the regulations pertaining to billable services, and the infrastructure needed to establish and maintain a Behavioral Health program;
Collaborating with clinic managers and support staff relating to Behavioral Health service workflows within the clinics;
Creating and ongoing monitoring of metrics evaluating the clinical and financial impact of Behavioral Health services;
Collaborating with IT Services to ensure that EMR templates allow for necessary documentation that is efficient for providers, helps in the generation of reports, and meets regulatory requirements;
Collaborating with Finance and financial analysts on creation of financial reports pertaining to Behavioral Health services;
Ensuring ongoing training of Social Work students in Behavioral Health practices;
Representing the department as appropriate in internal and external meetings relating to Behavioral Health;
Ensuring departmental policies and procedures are followed, and that supervisees are meeting all regulatory and Medical Center requirements.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND four years of full-time professional social work experience Two years of this experience must have been in a health care setting. OR Equivalent education/experience. LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Licensed in Washington State as an LICSW.
A minimum of three years serving as a billable Behavioral Health provider;
Experience supervising staff and/or students in a health care setting;
Experience creating and analyzing program evaluation metrics;
Demonstrated understanding of Behavioral Health billing practices and regulations;
Experience creating and presenting program reports.
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