Job Description

Extended Job Title
Sr Corr Health Soc Worker PAMIO/Behavioral Health

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691502 - Psych PAMIO Inpatient Facility

Position Description
The case manager serves as counselor and resource person for a caseload of patients.
Specific duties include: providing individual and group counseling; participating as a member of a treatment team; corresponding with outside agencies, institutions and families of patients; collecting and writing social histories; monitoring patient/client treatment plan reviews; and compiling staffing notes.
Functions under the immediate supervision of a supervising psychologist, social worker, or physician.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
* Communication: Communicates with team members and supervisor in a timely manner utilizing direct, complete , and adequate information.  Communicates in a respectful manner.  Addresses problems with person directly involved or their supervisor exclusively.  Receives and is open to constructive feedback.  Seeks feedback from others to improve safety and clinical practice.
* Treatment Team: Dependability - on time for treatment team, arranges coverage, notifies team members of absences.  Scheduling - Patient's ITP's are reviewed based on timeframes stipulated in current policies and pertaining to release planning.  Contribution - reports relevant information regarding O/P's functional status and psychiatric status makes appropriate referrals, knowledgeable of group therapy.  Coordination - assists in the interviewing of O/P's and other staff members using professional and assertive verbal/non-verbal communication.  Preparedness - arrives with necessary materials to complete individualized Treatment Plans and special staffing notes.  Reports relevant information.
* Monitoring (Row Round) and Assessment (Psychosocial Evaluation): Staff member monitors each offender patient prior to a tx team review.  Required documentation is noted in the medical record. Meets standards for quality,  quantity, time frames as set by supervisor and team. Staff member conducts a patient interview on or before the
10th work day after the date of admission. The psychosocial evaluation and all corresponding documentation are
completed per policy/supervisory directive. Adheres to clinical and security procedures when conducting row rounds and psychosocial evaluations.
* Case Management Tasks: Responds to I-60's in accordance to existing policies. Responds to family calls per policy and using required forms. Documents family calls in the medical record. Completes release planning tasks including necessary communication and paperwork in a timely manner and according to policy and procedure. Manages treatment team referrals in timely and appropriate manner. Manages referrals to Skyview and specialized programs in a timely and appropriate manner.
* Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic approach and creates and maintains positive therapeutic environment.  Maintains professional, therapeutic boundaries.  Adheres to established guidelines for individual and group demographics.  Adheres to established guidelines for individual and psychosocial educational groups.
* Clinical Documentation and Correspondence: Documents using legible handwriting and/or appropriate forms in the EMR, professional language, supports clinical assessment with objective information/observation, and avoids jargon.  Follows policy and procedure for group therapy documentation, row rounds, clinical notes (i.e. SOAP notes), for care plan, and for I-60's.

* Effective Use of technology Demonstrates knowledge and ability to document, research and communicate effectively using the Electronic Medical Record, Microsoft Office Programs, TDCJ Host on Demand and programs/operations utilized by CMHC and TTUHSC.
Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.
This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
* ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
* KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
* INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking 
* VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
* BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments



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Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in social work.  Licensed Bachelor of Social Work (LMSW) in the state of Texas.  Experience interviewing and working with people who have a mental health illness.  Experience working on a interdisciplinary team. Ability to document succinctly and concisely in the electronic medical record. Experience working in a correctional setting.  Is able to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.  Is capable of working on several tasks simultaneously and does so according to designated time frames and level of importance.

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych PAMIO Inpatient Facility

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Business Professionals

Occasional Duties
* Additional Tasks: Participates in committees or teams in order to enhance or create programs at the PAMIO CMI Unit.  Participation in unit programs for staff security safety and support.  Supervision of BSW students.  Presentation or leadership in statewide or national professional organizations or conferences.  Presentations for classes at local universities.  Serves as certified Spanish speaking interpreter if TDCJ certification is secured.

* Attends/participates/completes training required to meet requirements set forth by TTUHSC, TDCJ and TSBSWE.

Benefits Offered
*  Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
*  100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
*  Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
*  State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
*  State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
*  Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
*  And much more.


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Education/ Experience:
* Master's degree or equivalent from an approved accredited University.

* A minimum of six years related experience and/or training.


* Equivalent combination of education and experience to equal six years.

Credentialed as a Licensed Social Worker.

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