LICSW - Behavioral Health - Fargo, ND (South University)

Essentia Health - Fargo, ND

Building Location:
South University Clinic

11232 Behavioral Health Ref Ctr

Job Description:
Plans, coordinates, and implements Social Services for patients of all ages, patients’ families, and other person significant to patients at the Medical Center. Anticipates and attends to patient’s specific psychosocial needs, financial needs/concerns, equipment needs, educational needs, and community resources from admission through transfer to the next appropriate level of care. Assists with discharge planning, grief counsel, financial application, and access to community resources as needed. Enhances patient care, thus contributing to the goals and mission of the Medical Center.

Work Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of experience as a social worker.

Education Qualifications:West Market:
Masters degree in social work from and accredited social work program.

Licensure/Certification Qualifications:
LICSW – Behavioral Health

Fargo, ND

Seeking a full-time 1.0 FTE Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) for our Behavioral Health Department at our South University Campus in Fargo, ND. Our continually growing Behavioral Health team utilizes best practice methods to provide an environment that is engaged, innovative, value-driven and proactive in the care of our patients in collaboration with our primary and specialty care teams. All providers will work closely together and have the same goal of assisting patients with a variety of services related to mental health.

1.0 FTE, full-time position; Monday-Friday from 8a-5p
Based at South University Campus in Fargo, ND
6-10 outpatients per day (no inpatient responsibilities)
Mental Health Training, MSW required; experience preferred!
Management of psychosocial aspects of chronic and acute diseases.
Application of behavioral principles to address lifestyle and health risk issues.
Consultation and co-management in the treatment of mental disorders and psychosocial issues
Must have current or are in process of securing LICSW license; we are unable to provide supervisory hours for this position!

Job Functions:
Assists the primary care provider in recognizing, treating and managing mental health and psychosocial issues and acts as a contributing member to the primary care team;
Conducts client intakes, focusing on diagnostic and functional evaluations, then makes recommendations to the primary care provider concerning the clients’ treatment goals and plan;
Provides consultation and training to the primary care providers to enhance their skill and effectiveness in treating mental health problems;
Gives primary care providers timely feedback regarding client’s care, treatment recommendations and progress via documentation in the client’s record and verbal feedback;
Assists, to the extent feasible, in the clients’ community functioning by helping with public benefits, vocational rehabilitation, social support, housing, etc.
Appropriately documents the clients’ progress and diagnostic information in the treatment chart to sync with EMR interface and billing

Candidate Qualifications:
Has excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
Has ability to work through brief client contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
Is comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team, and has strong communication skills.
Has good knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.
Has the ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions.

Graduate of an accredited LICSW program and licensed/ability to obtain license in state of ND.
Successful completion of Essentia Health credentialing process prior to practice.

For more information, contact:
Tori Benders | 701.364.3320 |


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Day Rotation (United States of America)

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