MSC is currently searching for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Bethesda, MD.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently provides social work services to Clinical Center patients, families, and staff throughout the entire organization, utilizing a full range of screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment, consultative, and educational services.
Performs psychosocial assessments of patients and families in order to identify those factors which have a bearing on his/her illness and recovery and his/her ability to cope with stress and the requirements of the research protocols.
Assesses and makes recommendations to the physician about patients in preadmission or admitted status as to their ability to tolerate research protocols and separation from the home environment.
Develops a treatment plan based on assessment of psychological social and medical realities designed (1) to enhance the validity of the research and (2) to assist patients in making optimal hospital adjustment for requisite time of the study and arrange adequate discharge planning. Treatment modalities include crisis intervention, individual, family or group psychotherapy, emotional/environmental supports and resource planning. Such treatment requires advanced casework skills to deal with complex, psychosocial/medical problems.
Must possess qualifications for self-regulated practice in the form of appropriate state licensing in any U.S. state or territory at an independent clinical social work practice level (LCSW or equivalent).
Must qualify for and maintain privileges in the Clinical Center as an independent social work provider (Social Worker).
Must have some experience in a medical setting.
Acute care medical setting experience (hospital social work, specifically, Emergency Room or Intensive Care Unit).
Internal Number: 2018-2832
About Medical Science & Computing
Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.