Position supports the MCHS-Mankato Emergency Department as well as the SWMN/SEMN Emergency Department Social Work Tele-Health Program. Under the supervision of a social worker who meets state required standards, provides psychotherapy, counseling, and other services in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. The social worker may also coordinate patient discharge planning, complies with required standards for medical/legal responsibilities, and serves as a resource to other allied and administrative staff within the Section of Social Work.
An MSW degree is required from an accredited Masters of Social Work Program.
Must have an advanced knowledge of categories in mental illness, personality development, knowledge of the types of psychiatric treatment, and skills in conducting individual, group, and family therapy. Must have knowledge in adjustment to medical diagnosis and chronic disease. Strong human relation skills are needed to interact with patients, patient’s family members, consultants, residents, hospital personnel, community agencies, and other resources. Must also have psychosocial diagnostic skills and the ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
License or certification
Licensure by applicable state requirements. Minnesota: Licensure at the Licensed Graduate Social Work (LGSW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work (LICSW) level from the Minnesota Board of Social Work (MNBOSW) is required. LGSW/LICSW personnel, following 4000 hours of clinically supervised practice are eligible to apply for licensure at the LICSW level, and must do so by 8000 hours. A condition of employment at the LGSW level shall be the ability to practice clinically through a MNBOSW approved Clinical Supervision Plan leading to LICSW attainment.
Valid driver’s license required for specific areas.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Rotating schedule including holidays and weekends.
Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.
Nursing, Other Patient Care
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