Under the director of the Social Work Manager for the Psychiatry Department, is responsible for responding to inquiry calls from patients, family members, referral sources and facilitating an appropriate disposition which may include admission to the inpatient psychiatric program at MIHS or referral to other programs and services. The position works closely with nursing, physicians, patient registration, legal services and payor representatives.
Requires a Master's Degree in Social Work. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience as a social worker in an inpatient behavioral health facility that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Prefer LMSW or LCSW licensure through the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English. Must be familiar with inpatient behavioral health admission criteria, the court ordered process for mental health treatment in the State of Arizona. Strong knowledge of community behavioral health resources is needed.