Lahey Health Clinical Social Worker in Peabody, Massachusetts

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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environmentfor all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Administrative Director and supervising psychiatrists, provides professional psychiatric social work services to acute and chronically ill patients that require mental health and addiction treatment services in an ambulatory setting.


  • Comply with NASW code of Ethics and Standards (on file in the department).

  • Provides sound clinical interventions (individual, couple, family and group therapies) as indicated.

    -Conducts thorough assessments.

    -Provides appropriate clinical interventions.

    -Involves patients and families in the treatment process as indicated.

    -Provides comprehensive documentation of interventions.

    -Communicates pertinent Clinical data to other providers as indicated.

  • Devises and implements treatment plans which include interventions to meet the psychosocial needs of the patient/family.

    -Designs an appropriate treatment plan that meets the needs of the patient/family based on a thorough assessment of the patient/family and in compliance with NASW standards.

  • Makes appropriate referrals within Psychiatry.

    -Identifies specific patient needs, and refers patient/family to appropriate available resources.

  • Collaborates with other clinical staff.

    -Works cooperatively with all levels of personnel in the department.

    -Consults with other clinical staff on case management issues.

  • Conduct thorough and accurate diagnostic assessments in compliance with NASW standards.

    --Ensures that assessments are accurate and complete:

    identify psychosocial needs of the patient, include the patient’s chief complaint

    medical and psychiatric /substance abuse history,

    mental status

    medication history and social/vocational history

  • Participate in clinical training and administrative functions as needed

    --Actively participate in departmental case conferences

    --Present cases as requested.

    --Assist with new clinician orientation.

    --Participate in administrative functions as defined by the department administration.

  • Maintain confidentiality and manage patient information in strict conformance with clinic policy.

  • Provide emergency psychiatric interventions for all clinical sites of care.

    --Respond to requests for emergency evaluations in a timely way.

    --Provide thorough assessments for emergency consultations.

    --Make sound clinical decisions about disposition of cases.

    Appropriately use back-up system for consultation and to develop treatment plans.



Education: Graduate of an accredited Master’s of Social Work.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Currently licensed as an LICSW by the Massachusetts Board of Licensure for Social Work.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Skilled in the areas of psychiatric assessment, treatment and coordination of care. Able to provide a variety of treatment modalities; including individual,couples,group and family therapy. Utilizes a thoeretical base of knowledge to assess, diagnose, formulate interventions and evaluate clinical outcomes.

Experience: Minimum of 4 years of clinical experience in an inpatient or ambulatory psychiatric and/or addiction treatment setting.

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