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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Per Diem)

Overview

Looking for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Per Diem) to Administers the VNSNY contract program between HMOs and other third party payers to engage psychiatric patients while they are on the psychiatric inpatient unit and also once discharged to the community.


Responsibilities
  • Serves as a liaison between third party insurance company and psychiatric patient to assess the well being of the psychiatric patient
  • Responsible for providing social work services to psychiatric patients that is consistent with VNSNY Home Care policies
  • Assists VNSNY develop and refine the Behavioral Health Transition Model and assists with program expansion
  • Conducts discharge and post discharge assessments of patients for insurance provider and makes appropriate reports (with release) to the insurance carrier
  • Works with the VNSNY Program Director to identify target patients and to coordinate activities
  • Coordinates with Hospital Social Workers, Psychiatric RNs, Psychiatrists, or other Clinicians or Hospital staff to schedule visits to the inpatient unit and to meet all HIPAA documentation standards

Qualifications
  • Current registration to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-R (LCSW-R) in New York State required
  • Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs
  • Education:Master's degree in Social Work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept. and who is certified or licensed by the Education Dept to practice independently as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State required -or- PhD/PsyD in Psychology required
  • Minimum of four years social work experience that includes experience in a psychiatric inpatient unit or psychiatric emergency room as a direct clinical service provider and/or discharge planner required
  • Demonstrated ability to use appropriate VNSNY technology (Computer, Pen tablet, Cell phone/Beeper etc), including Microsoft Office is required
  • Exceptional clinical skills for engaging patients in a case management context required
  • Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs   
  • Prior experience working with HMOs and insurance companies preferred but not required
  • Ability to travel across regions as business needs dictate, may require owning a car, as determined by operational / regional needs   CA2019

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ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.