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LICSW-Mental Health Inpatient

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

The Licensed Independent Social Worker conducts professional psychosocial assessments on inpatient units. Provides diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in individuals, families, and groups within the realm of professional practice. Participates as an active member of the professional mental health therapy team.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Master of Social Work Degree obtained from an accredited institution.
Experience: Minimum two (2) years professional experience in the field of mental health with a counseling focus.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: LICSW. Wisconsin Background Study upon hire and renewed per Wisconsin state law.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: N/A
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Normal and abnormal behavior; psychiatric/mental health, chemical dependency and other addiction disorders; current therapeutic treatment modalities; family systems theory; group dynamics theory; developmental stages and life tasks; legal and ethical standards related to professional mental health practice; Hospital and community resources, and limits of own professional competencies. Ability to complete an assessment process; facilitate development of an appropriate treatment plan with the client, establish a therapeutic environment for clients; conduct individual, couples and family therapy employing a variety of theoretical styles and strategies; facilitate therapeutic and educational group therapy; maintain ethical standards and client confidentiality; work therapeutically with difficult clients; maintain accurate medical records utilizing the treatment plan as a basis for documentation; exercise professional judgement, personal responsibility and accountability; express self clearly and professionally with physicians and other healthcare professionals; provide educational workshops and in-services, as requested; identify and establish liaison with community resources and facilitate referrals as appropriate, and seek consultation and guidance, as appropriate.

READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Stoop, squat, kneel, orcrouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 8 hours)

LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 5.5 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

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