Careers At Midland Community Healthcare Services

Midland Community Healthcare Services, Inc. (MCHS) is an equal opportunity employer. All practices of recruiting, hire, promotion, transfer, wage and salary administration, benefits and terminations are administered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or age. No qualified handicapped individual shall, on the basis of the handicap, be subject to discrimination at MCHS. Further, MCHS is committed to providing a work environment that prohibits, in any form, unlawful harassment.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Department: Mental Health
Location: Midland, TX

                MIDLAND COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.

                                             Midland, Texas

                                        JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB TITLE:                           LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

DEPARTMENT:                      COLEMAN / WOMEN’S SERVICES / PEDIATRICS

REPORTS TO:                       CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER (CMO)

OES CODE:                           21-1021

FLSA EXEMPTIONS STATUS:EXEMPT

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JOB SUMMARY:

Performs the essential duties, responsibilities and the primary functions of a Social Worker in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of assigned patients.  Responsible for meeting the established standards of Social Work Practice as set forth by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners and Chapter 50 of the Human Services Code.  Responsible for promoting teamwork with physicians and personnel of other departments and centers.  Responsible for solving practical problems, dealing with a variety of issues and interpreting a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.  Demonstrates professional knowledge and judgement of social work practice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Ability to assess, project, and plan for patient needs.
  • Maintains knowledge of current local, state and national resources.
  • Conducts child abuse assessments.
  • Coordinates referrals, follow-up and counseling for high risk patients.
  • Maintains current knowledge of medications.
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions exercising independent judgment.
  • Provides patients and their families with education based on the age, condition, development, and psychosocial aspects of the patient.
  • Provides accurate, timely and complete documentation with respect to plan of care, assessment and other patient care documentation.
  • Communicates effectively (hear, listen, speak) with patients, and families.
  • Communicates effectively (hear, listen, speak) with physicians and health team members. 
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions, exercising independent judgement.
  • Provides accurate, timely and complete documentation.
  • Provides a safe environment for patients, families, and co-workers.
  • Respects patients’ rights and confidential information.
  • Demonstrates age specific competence in caring for patients from various age groups.
  • Adheres to Infection Control policies and procedures.
  • Incorporates continuous performance improvement recommendations into clinical practice.
  • Supports and practices in accordance with MCHS policies, procedures and protocol.
  • Appropriate use of sick time.
  • Follows the time and attendance policy.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule in order to meet the needs of the Clinic.
  • Adheres to Department Dress Code.
  • Assumes responsibility for his/her professional development.
  • Contributes to and participates in cost containment activities.
  • Completes AED, other MCHS and clinic education competencies and other required training and/or service.
  • Attends meetings as directed Supervisor
  • Participates in community activities that promote positive relations.
  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor

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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises any and all Outreach workers.

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential job duties.

  • Must pass the employee drug screen with a negative test result.
  • Education and /or experience:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field.
  • Licensure:
    • Current State of Texas License as a Social Worker.
  • Language skills:
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the patient’s medical record and MCHS / Clinic and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in English from medical staff, managers, patients, families and the general public.
  • Mathematical Skills:
    • Ability to calculate statistical data.

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PERSONAL CONTACTS/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS/GUEST RELATIONS:

Contacts are with patients, families, co-workers, visitors, physicians, supervisors, administrative staff and other clinic department personnel.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

BBP Class IIIThis position includes the potential for routine duties that are prone to bloodborne pathogen exposure. These employees will receive personal protective equipment training, bloodborne pathogen standard training, and learn safety precautions. Employees in this class will be offered vaccinations provided by Midland Community Healthcare Services

Physical Demand:  Ability to interact with patients and operate office equipment for patient services.  Employees will need the ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs, or more, independently as necessary.  Vision abilities are required to read and verify patient information, to read information on medical records, and the read information on computer systems.  Ability to pull, push, lift, and manipulate equipment and files. The ability to move freely about the front office and medical record areas in order to perform the job duties is required.  In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, reasonable accommodations will be made for those employees with disabilities in order to assist them in performing the job duties and demands, provided it does not constitute undue hardship upon MCHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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