MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 America s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
General Summary/Overview statement:
MetroWest Medical Center has an opening for a 24 hour per week position for a Masters in Social Work or Mental Health Counselor. Candidates will have experience and expertise in the treatments of patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Candidate will have had experience facilitating groups and be knowledgeable in the treatment of dual diagnosis and mental health disorders. Candidate will be able to function independently, have the ability to manage crises and understand levels of psychiatric care. Candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be able to work well on a multidisciplinary team, and comfortable working in a fast-paced setting. Candidate will report directly to the Partial Hospital Program Director.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Will be comfortable carrying a caseload of 8-10 patients depending on census
Will be able to work with a broad range of patients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse
Will provide patient assessments and diagnosis
Will work with patient to identify treatment plan needs
Will be able to lead groups focused on mental health disorders and substance abuse
Will have knowledge of case management procedures and discharge planning
Will have strong treatment planning and documentation skills
Will have knowledge of insurance requirements and be able to perform utilization reviews
Will be capable of crisis assessments and moving patients to higher levels of care when clinically indicated
Will have knowledge of Massachusetts regulations with regard to duty to warn and protect
Will be compliant with maintaining standards in regards to outside credentialing agencies such as The Joint Commission and insurers