Psychiatric Social Worker - Contingent Rotating Shift and Weekend Coverage - Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

Behavioral Health
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Under general supervision, helps patients and families adjust to personal and
environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with their obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Provides guidance and advice to medical and para-medical personnel regarding the impact of psychosocial factors on the treatment and progress of patients.To plan and coordinate services for patients/families in the discharge planning process, as well as to participate in Continuous Process Improvement activities, Customer Satisfaction measures and to support all departmental activities. 

  • Initiates and completes psychosocial assessments, interviewing patients, families and others as necessary in order to evaluate the effects of the illness or injury and to identify current or potential adjustment difficulties.
  • Based on assessments, develops a viable plan of intervention in collaboration with patients, patients' families and other parties as appropriate. 
  • Confers with supervisors and/or senior staff members on unusually difficult and/or complex cases.
  • Provides advice and counsel to patients and family members as appropriate. 
  • Refers patients needing individual or group therapy to senior departmental personnel, psychologists, psychiatrists or others.
  • Provides consultation to medical and para-medical staff regarding the impact of psychosocial factors on patients' adjustment to illness or injury.
  • Collaborating with patients, families and others, develops appropriate discharge plans for patients, ensuring that patients are aware of and referred to appropriate community resources.
  • As appropriate, serves as an advocate for patients, both within and outside of HFH.
  • Prepares other records and reports
  • Engages in case-finding activities as appropriate and when staffing levels permit.
  • Acquires and maintains a high level of professional competence in duties assigned.
  • Works with supervisor(s) in order to identify annual performance/development goals and the means by which these are to be achieved.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Masters degree in Social Work 
  • 3 to 4 years of medical social work experience 
  • ACSW certificate 
  • Behavioral Health experience, preferred


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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