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Psychiatric Services Specialist - Richmond State Hospital

Date Posted:  Sep 30, 2019
Requisition ID:  24760

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


The Psychiatric Services Specialist provides advanced psychiatric social work to patients at a state operated facility providing administrative and consultative functions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Serves as social worker and/or case manager as assigned;
  • Completes social services assessments with patients;
  • Maintains a caseload of patients providing pre-admission evaluations, progress notes, consultations with families, and daily patient consultations.
  • Completes release of information forms (advanced directives, human rights, and HIPAA release forms) with the patient or other patient guardian/representative;
  • Presents patient cases at treatment team meetings or patient staffing identifying problems and treatment approaches and leading meetings to the successful development of treatment plans;
  • Prepares discharge plans in collaboration with mental health centers, family or representative;
  • Assists patients in developing community living skills;
  • Promotes continuing care in communities through comprehensive discharge planning;
  • Consults with and visits various other social service agencies to assist in individual care and to develop and maintain ongoing working relationships;
  • May provide administrative support in absence of Social Services Director;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

Preferred Experience:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.  (Major in Counseling and Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Criminology, Social Work, or a related area required); PLUS two (2) years of full-time experience in a psychiatric, group, medical, children, family or correctional setting;
  • Completion of necessary continuing education training, certifications and/or licensure requirements;
  • AVATAR software system and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification required;
  • Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of social work and recovery;
  • Specialized knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and guidelines for the care, treatment and rights of those with mental illness and developmental delay;
  • Specialized knowledge of case management, assessment and continuum of care;
  • Practical knowledge of community social services agencies and the ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with them;
  • Working knowledge of other treatment disciplines such as: rehabilitation therapy, psychology, dietetics and nursing and the ability to integrate these while discharge planning;
  • Working knowledge of causes, symptoms and limitations of various mental disabilities;
  • Ability to evaluate patient needs, document progress and record/update treatment plans;
  • Ability to resolve conflict and work as an integral part of a treatment team;
  • Current knowledge of service line policies and procedures, hospital Bridge Building and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

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