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Thank You to the Staff at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center Thank you for your care and kindness while I was there to begin recuperating from a stroke I had on October 11, 2016...Whatever your role, thank you for your patience when I had a bad day...your strength when I didn’t have any, your encouragement when I had doubts, your “pep talks” when I was discouraged and needed them most, your sense of humor to add some laughs to the day (laughter is the best and cheapest medicine). Some of these may seem like little things to you, but they make the patient feel more like a person who matters instead of just the occupant of a specific bed. I miss your unique personalities now that I’m home. Thank you. I know you were looking out for my best interests while I was at Oak Knoll from October 18 through December 28, 2016. Carolyn S. Room 219B


Oak Knoll Healthcare Center

Clinical Social Worker, Inpatient

Location: Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Category: Social Work

Clinical Social Worker, Inpatient - Full Time to float between all units

Primary Responsibilities:
• Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker with flexibility to work on both a Geri-Psych Unit and Adult Psychiatric Unit. Responsible for ensuring that the emotional and social needs of the patient are met by participating in the formation of the treatment plan incorporating medical, behavioral health, psycho-social needs of the patient.
• Participates in the formation of the total care plan for each patient based on medical, behavioral health, nursing and psycho‐social needs of the patient. Patients and family are involved to the extent feasible in formulating the care plan.
• Completes Psychosocial Assessment on newly admitted patients and files in record.
• Liaisons with family members and responsible parties.
• Arranges for and/or provides advocacy services.
• Coordinates with outside agencies and community service providers, i.e., mental health organizations, to meet psycho‐social and emotional needs of patients and families.
• Implements working knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid and other entitlement/benefit programs.
• Attends assigned Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings.
• Writes social worker progress notes.
• Conducts Crisis Intervention with facility personnel and patients.
• In conjunction with Discharge Coordinators, develops and implements discharge plan in coordination with patient, family and outside agencies.
• Provides discharge planning as needed.
• Establishes open lines of communication with other service providers to facilitate intergration and continuity of care.
• Has general working knowledge of the legalities that have an ongoing affect on our patients admission, treatment and discharge.

Prerequisites:
• Must be an LICSW or LCSW licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
• Must have a Masters in Social Work.
• At least two (2) years work experience as a Social Worker required with experience in a Behavioral Health setting preferred.
• Possess working knowledge of state and federal programs and regulations affecting inpatient psychological services. Possess general knowledge of community health and social resources preferred.
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span required.
• Knowledge of various aspects of Behavioral Health.
• Maintains CPR and CPI certifications.
• Upholds and adheres to the Federal Regulations surrounding patient information while providing care (HIPAA).

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