Clinical Social Worker - IPC (class4511-vm)
Lic. Clinical Social Worker | Altus, OK | Full Time and Contract
Clinical Social Worker - IPC
Work Location: Altus OK
Clinical Social Worker is required to function in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) location as a full-time equivalent provider as an internal behavioral health consultant (IBHC) and/or Behavioral Health Care Facilitator (BHCF) as outlined.
Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions(including but not limited to)
Participates in and successfully completes two phases of Air Force IBHC training. Demonstrates core competency skills to IBHC independent practice within 90 days of starting. The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e., per the Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program Practice Manual). Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15- to 30-minute appointments).
May provide classes in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., stress management class, sleep enhancement class, chronic pain class).
Works independently in the absence of direct oversight and adheres to Air Force values. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing and resolving professional issues.
Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues and specific patients.
Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
Delivers brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and IBHC services.
Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
Provide concise documentation of care and recommendations in the patient’s electronic medical record within the allowable time frame defined by the MTF standard after the patient is seen.
Effectively manage a full daily patient load, as defined by the Mental Health Business Practice Standards and BHOP Manual of completing approximately 8-14 patient encounters per day.
Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as required.
Participates in military-specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide for Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc).
Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
IBHCs who are assigned to MTFs that have between 3,000 and 7,500 adult enrollees in the Family Health Clinic will provide both IBHC and CF services per the BHOP Manual.
Care facilitator training is an interactive computer-based training that is approximately three days in length. The candidate must complete all CF training requirements before engaging in CF patient care services.
Contact referred patients to assess medication treatment adherence for depression, anxiety, and PTSD disorders.
Use validated brief symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity.
Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers.
Provide patients with education regarding their behavioral health condition and treatment regimen.
Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician.
Performs case management functions.
Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor. NOTE: Supervision, as used in this PD, means clinically-related supervision only and does not include inherently governmental supervisory duties, including, but not limited to, personnel and employment related activities, i.e., time cards or leave approval.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must hold a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from a graduate school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Maintain a current, unrestricted clinical license to independently practice social work in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Must have one-year experience in the last three years in the evaluation and treatment of patients who have pain, psychological factors affecting their physical condition, or difficulty coping with medical problems.
Must have at least 12 months of direct hands-on experience in the last 24 months with computer operations, basic word processing, data entry, and use of an automated medical record system.
Must be skillful and tactful in communicating with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful, emotionally distraught, and occasionally dangerous.
Must possess organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills to articulate medical requirements to patients, families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.