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LCSW - Clinical Social Worker - Integrated Primary Care
Ref No.: 15-00589
Category: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: Fairfield, California
Start Date: 07/30/2015
CSW - Clinical Social Worker
Integrated Primary Care
THE Gateway to the Pacific and West coast living

The Community - Fairfield, CA
Fairfield is a vibrant and diverse community with respect for its heritage and a vision for the future. Fairfield combines a prime commercial real estate location, room for growing businesses, and a large and talented work force. Affordable housing, good schools and close proximity to many of the San Francisco Bay Area's world-famous destinations make Fairfield attractive for employers and workers. It is generally considered the midpoint between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, approximately 36 miles from the city center of both cities, approximately 31 miles from the city center of Oakland, less than 19 miles from Napa Valley, 16 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 14 miles from the Benicia Bridge. It is located in the North-eastern part of the Bay Area. Fairfield was founded in 1856 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut. It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the headquarters of Jelly Belly. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo.

Travis Air Force Base
Situated in the San Francisco Bay Area and known as the "Gateway to the Pacific ", Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger traffic through its airport than any other military air terminal in the United States. Today, Travis AFB includes approximately 7,260 active USAF military personnel, 4,250 Air Force Reserve personnel and 3,770 civilians. Travis AFB has a major impact on the community as a number of military families and retirees have chosen to make Fairfield their permanent home. Travis AFB is the largest employer in the City and Solano County as well, and the massive Travis workforce has a local economic impact of more than $1 billion annually. The Base also contributes a large number of highly skilled people to the local labor pool. The base is also host to David Grant USAF Medical Center, a 265-bed, $200 million Air Force teaching hospital, which serves both in-service and retired military personnel.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Attend and participate in meetings during normal duty hours, professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, mental health flight meetings, and other meetings required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by the mental health flight Commander or his/her designated representative.
  • Clinical/Counseling services. Responsible for and applies psychological procedures and techniques, including interviewing, behavioral assessment, and evidenced-based therapies, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and neuropsychological disorders using the following skills: Individual, family and group psychotherapy, and couples therapy, alcohol and drug treatment evaluations.
  • Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, military commanders and school districts, as required.
  • Maintains accurate and current notes in the Mental Health records, inpatient medical records and electronic medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required.
  • Participates in military specific training (e.g., training to perform security clearances, use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress) and others as directed by the mental health flight Commander or AF policy.
  • May include supervision of unlicensed providers or trainees.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHC training. Demonstrates core competency skills to an expert trainer within 90 days of starting to see patients in primary care. The 90-day threshold for demonstration of core competency skills will be extended if the Air Force is unable to provide training opportunities within 90 days.
  • Provides brief (typically no more than four appointments) cognitive/behavioral interventions in primary care under the Air Force consultation model (i.e., per the Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program Practice Manual). Services will mimic the pace of primary care (i.e., patients seen for 15- to 30-minute appointments).
  • May provide classes and/or groups in format appropriate for primary care (e.g., drop-in stress management class, group medical visit for a chronic condition).
  • Successfully consults with PCMs on-demand about general issues or specific patients.
  • Ensures PCMs receive same-day verbal and/or written feedback on patients referred.
  • Delivers brief presentations/trainings to primary care team members regarding behavioral health issues and BHC services.
  • Participates in team efforts to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise clinical pathway programs needed in the clinic.
  • Duties may include supervision of providers who are in training or not fully licensed.
  • Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients seen.
  • Consults with medical personnel, legal authorities, and military commanders as Required.
  • Participates in military specific training (e.g., use of the Air Force Guide to Managing Suicidal Behavior, pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc).
  • Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meetings, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, High Interest Log case staffing, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Air Force BHCF training.
  • Contact referred patients to assess treatment adherence.
  • Use validated symptom inventories to assess current symptom severity.
  • Assess barriers to treatment adherence and help patient problem-solve solutions to barriers.
  • Provide patients with education regarding their mental health condition and treatment regimen.
  • Maintain patient information in a patient registry.
  • Maintain accurate and current notes in the electronic medical records of all patients contacted for review by the managing physician.
  • Routinely staffs difficult cases with the referring provider, behavioral health consultant and/or psychiatry consultant.
  • Performs case management functions.
  • Participates in military specific training (e.g., pre-post deployment screening, PTSD, and combat stress, etc).
  • Attends and participates in meetings during normal duty hours and professional staff conferences and other appropriate professional activities such as, but not limited to the following: quality improvement meeting, professional staff meetings, commander's staff meetings, primary care staff meetings, appropriate meetings of the mental health flight, High Interest Log case staffing, and others required by applicable regulations, MTF guidance, or as directed by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must hold a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from a graduate school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Maintain a current, unrestricted clinical license to independently practice social work in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years within the past five (5) years in the independent practice of clinical social work in a mental health setting working with an adult population, or with children and teens if specifically working with that population. Experience working in a Government setting such a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF is preferable.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of professional standards and ethics regarding the delivery of clinical social work services.
  • Must have experience in brief behavioral interventions.
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