Luke & Associates, Inc.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 29 Palms CA

Full Time


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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Site of Service: Naval Hospital 29 Palms- Deployment Health Center and/or associated Area Branch Health Clinics- Post-Deployment Health Reassessment (PDHRA)
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Position Qualification/Requitrements:
Degree: Master's degree in Social Work (MSW).

Education:
The HCW’s must have graduated from an MSW program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE).

Experience: (may be obtained at the same time)
Possess a minimum of 2 years post masters experience as a clinical social worker within the preceding 3 years.
Possess a minimum of 1 year of full-time post masters experience within the last 3 years working with patient population with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Additional Certificate: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be hands on

U.S. Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S. citizens.

English Language Requirement: The Contractor shall ensure that all HCWs providing services under this contract are able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.

HCW Physical Capability: HCWs shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required.

Specific Duties:
Complete on-line training or attend Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Deployment Health related classes to meet Deployment Health program guidelines ([LOGIN BELOW TO APPLY]
Provide care for eligible patients resulting from the deployment related screening in accordance with the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHCC) guidelines located at [LOGIN BELOW TO APPLY] Emphasis will be on the treatment of mental health to include post-traumatic stress disorders and other combat related psychological symptoms. Family member care, related to deployment, may be included in the active duty member’s scheduled sessions.
Support deployment related healthcare services, such as but not inclusive of the Periodic Health Assessment, Pre or Post Deployment Health Assessments, Deployment Health Screenings, and assess the results, treat and refer patients for further treatment as appropriate. Provide deployment health screening services to all service members either individually or in groups, at the DHC or at the Operational Unit as determined necessary.
Ensure that all service members that require follow-on appointments or referrals will have them before leaving the DHC.
Communicate with family members and significant others in order to further the effectiveness of patient treatment and progress.
Participate in outreach and marketing of the Deployment Health program and services provided. As such, the HCWs shall Liaison with the Line Units, screen patients, provide treatment when appropriate, educate returning units on the availability of the service and coordinate follow-on care.
Participate in providing educational sessions/briefings for returning Units on deployment related illnesses/conditions and the realities of readjusting to life following deployment.
The HCWs assigned to the DHC may be utilized in support of other MTF clinics only when all other deployment health commitments have been fulfilled.

General Duties: 
Maintain a level of productivity comparable with that of other individuals performing similar services.
Participate in peer review and performance improvement activities.
Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Comply with infection control guidelines to include the proper handling, storage, and disposal of infectious wastes, and the use of universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
Function with an awareness and application of safety procedures.
Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. Anticipate potential problems/emergencies and make appropriate interventions. Notify supervisor, director, or other designated person regarding problems that the HCW is unable to manage.
Apply an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
Participate in the implementation of the Family Advocacy Program as directed. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate medical examination, documentation, and reporting.
Exercise awareness and sensitivity to patient/significant others' rights, as identified within the MTF.
Maintain an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Participate in continuing education to meet own professional growth.
Attend and/or comply with all annual training classes required by the Command, to include but not limited to online annual training provided by the MTF: disaster training, infection control, Sexual Harassment, Bloodborne Pathogens, Fire and Safety, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE), and all other required training.
Actively participate in the command’s Performance Improvement Program. Participate in meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.
Participate in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Provide training and/or clinical direction as applicable to supporting government employees (e.g., hospital corpsmen, students, etc.).
Attend and participate in various meetings as directed.
Perform timely, accurate, and concise documentation of patient care.
Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, MHS Genesis and Clinical Information System (CIS), participate in clinical staff Performance Improvement (PI) and Risk Management (RM) functions, as prescribed by the Commander. Maintain DOD email account as directed. The HCW shall be responsive to all email and voicemail communications.
Exercise appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the clinical direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care, and clinic activities.
Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with clinic directives, and prepare such records and reports as may be required. All records and reports must be legible. Abbreviations must be only those listed in local instructions.

Hours:
Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0700 and 1800 for an 8.5 hour shift which includes an uncompensated 30 minute meal break.
The HCWs may be required to occasionally work a Saturday shift to accommodate the deployment training schedule. The requirement for working on a Saturday will not exceed 12 Saturdays per annum.
In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of 80 hours per two-week period.
Services will not be required on Federal Holidays.

Special Requirments/Skills
Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects.  Flexible and able to work with various personalities.  Team work skills required. Time management skills required. The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential. High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

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Luke & Associates Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration from employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 29 Palms CA

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