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UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) is a network of community-based clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. The clinics offer a wide spectrum of primary care services, as well as secondary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Urgent care services are offered seven days a week at select locations. The clinics are consistently recognized for high quality standards by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care and the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.
UWNC - Facotria Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week), day shift, SOCIAL WORKER. The ideal candidate will have experience in a fast paced hospital or clinic setting, preferably in a primary care/medical environment, be very organized, able to handle and triage multiple, competing demands on any given day, and a current license to practice within the State of Washington.
As a Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) Social Worker, you will provide specific, evidence based MH interventions to a caseload of 40-50 patients over 18 years of age. Some interventions include: CBT for anxiety/depression, behavioral activation, distress tolerance training.
As a Generalist Social Worker, you will also provide direct social work services to patients ranging from infancy to adulthood in areas including mandatory reporting, crisis intervention and brief psychosocial assessment.
All UWNC Social Workers are expected to closely coordinate all the above with the patient's primary care provider and primary care team. Priority patients include:
Patients in need of psychiatric evaluation or experiencing a psychiatric emergency
Victims of sexual assault
Victims of domestic violence
Vulnerable populations including elderly, disabled and under 18 years of age
Patients with co-occurring disorders (behavioral health and substance abuse)
Patients needing other services as requested by provider.
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND a minimum of six months of experience in a health care delivery system.
Health care experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Actively licensed and in good standing as a social worker in the state of Washington possessing one of the following credentials:
LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)
LSWAIC (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate)
Eligible to be a social work practicum instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work.
Current professional social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent.
Eligible for credentialing through the Harborview Medical Center Administrative Credentialing Committee for Allied Health Practitioners.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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