Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Psychiatric Social Worker - LCSW - Full Time - Day Shift

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Hours (Work Schedule)
9am-5pm Monday – Friday


The Social Worker is responsible for providing high quality patient care, displaying good skills in assessment, psychodiagnosis, treatment planning, group treatment, individual treatment, family treatment, and discharge planning. Additionally, he/she is expected to function well as a member of the multidisciplinary team.


-Consistently ensures patient dignity and respects patient values and operates within ethical standards.
-Demonstrates ability to assess and reassess the needs of the patient.
-Accurately assesses the needs of patients within the parameters of discharge criteria.
-Works cohesively and in collaboration with treatment team members.
-Completes psychosocial evaluations on patients in a timely fashion and displays good interviewing, diagnostic, and report-writing skills.
-Provides efficient discharge planning beginning upon admission and throughout treatment process.
-Provides crisis intervention counseling as needed.
-Conducts individual, family, and group psychotherapy sessions, displaying good theoretical knowledge of psychopathology and good treatment technique and provides ongoing education to patient and family as needed and in the community as needed.
-Engages in timely, efficient discharge planning. Works in close conjunction with patient, family, and attending physician. Shows good knowledge of referral/placement process and available community resources.
-Attends patient review conferences as necessary to exchange patient information with other agencies and/or within the Behavioral Health Services department.
-Communicates effectively with families and other agencies, conveying a positive, professional image, and documents all contacts according to Policy and Procedure.

-Effectively communicates with other Behavioral Health staff members to ensure continuity of care of each patient.

-Completes clinical/psychosocial assessments according to Department standards.
-Completes progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge plans in a timely and high-quality fashion and according to department standards.
-Adequately documents all patient encounters at the time of occurrence in chart on a consistent basis and takes responsibility for chart organization for easy access to information.
-Completes individualized treatment plan as per policy and procedure.


    -Master’s degree in Social Work.
    -Current New York State license to practice social work - LCSW
    -Knowledgeable in federal, state and local regulations.
    -Knowledge of outside health-related and community resources for Behavioral Health patients.
    -Able to work effectively in a chaotic crisis environment.
    -Two years experience working with psychiatric patients preferred.
    -Knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention technique or ability to learn mandatory Secure Training.



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