Psychiatric Case Manager

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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

St. Joseph Medical Center Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Department Director, coordinates patient s psycho-social care from pre-admission, through hospitalization, to post-discharge follow-up with emphasis on collaborative relationships with patients and families, clinical nurses, physicians, and other health team members to best meet the patient s physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs. Assists patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe or long-term illness, and with difficulties in recovery and rehabilitation. Works in tandem with Attending Physicians, Consulting Psychiatrist, peer case managers to properly support the psychosocial care of patients and their families. In doing so, interviews patients and families to obtain psycho-social history, assists patients in resolving environmental difficulties interfering with attainment of maximum benefits from medical/psychiatric care and conducts routine discharge planning. Prepares and updates social work case records including nature of social problems, patient and family progress, and treatment administered. Directs patients to designated community agencies or resources, as necessary. Specifically, the Psychiatric Case Manager uses a problem solving process that includes assessment, problem identification, goal definition, plan development, evaluation and revision of the plan to achieve optimum patient outcomes.


Approximately six to twelve months on the job experience necessary in order to gain full knowledge of federal, state and local regulations related to discharge planning and knowledge of health and welfare resources and facilities.


Current state license as a Social Worker or Professional Counselor required.

Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.


Knowledge of social work/licensed professional counselor theories, therapies and techniques of casework processes, and principles of public welfare at a level normally acquired through completion of a Licensed Professional Counselor or Master s degree in Social Work with course work in Medical Social Work preferred from an accredited Graduate School of Social Work (Bachelor s degree in Social Work or licensed BSW through the grandfathering process and/or work experience can be counted in lieu of a Master s degree).
Job: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Organization: St. Joseph Medical Center
Education Level: Master's Degree
Employee Status: Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk
Work Schedule: Days

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