Social Worker (IHSC)
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Eloy, AZ 85131
Social Worker (IHSC)
STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the Social Worker position to work full-time providing medical care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.
The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the United
States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations
(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States
Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.
IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.
IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of
ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
+ Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
+ Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
+ May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
+ Assesses and evaluates the mental health of residents according to DSM V diagnosis and refer to outside treatment facilities if necessary.
+ Works in conjunction with ICE/OPLA legal counsel providing written evaluation reports on the mental health status of individuals placed on SMI (Seriously Mental Illness) List.
+ Provides weekly reports/updates on individuals on SMI list to HQ mental health department.
+ Provides weekly reports/updates on individuals housed in segregation and report to HQ Behavioral Health Unit.
+ Provides brief counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral analysis, and substance abuse education, as required by ICE Residential Standards.
+ Provides mental health treatment to individuals that are present with signs/symptoms of sexual or physical assault, abuse, and/or neglect using the multidisciplinary approach.
+ Provides mental health treatment to individuals that present with signs/symptoms of suicidal, dangerous, or psychotic behaviors.
+ Provides post-discharge follow up for individuals returning from inpatient mental health treatment.
+ Serves as the suicide prevention program coordinator.
+ Possesses a high level of skill in assessing, recognizing, and treating behavioral or other mental health conditions that interfere with successful treatment.
+ Serves as a mental health consultant to other health professionals at the facility.
+ Provides education and training to medical, ICE, and contract staff.
+ Responsible for all case management which may involve community treatment placement, hospital placement, or other after care situations.
+ Coordinates and monitors program functions including Post Order Custody Reviews (POCR), and Availability of Health Care Programs.
+ Obtains information to assist IHSC in responding to external inquiries regarding ICE Case Management Unit related issues.
+ Develops training/education materials as required.
+ Coordinate with HQ Behavioral Health Unit for continuity of care for placement in, or treatment of, residents in appropriate settings as required by the conditions of release outlined by ICE.
+ Utilizes EHR system for completing treatment authorization request, case entry and exit reports.
+ Assists the case manager in the development of detail oriented.
+ Assists the local performance improvement coordinator in completion of clinical performance improvement activities/risk identification and management directly related to mental health healthcare in countries worldwide.
+ Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
+ Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
+ Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
+ Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
+ Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
+ Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
+ Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
+ Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
+ Other duties as assigned.
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:
+ Strong oral and written communication skills.
+ Excellent interpersonal skills.
+ Critical thinking skills
+ Cultural competency.
+ Integrity and honesty.
+ Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).
+ Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of Education
+ Master’s Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
+ Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, at the independent level as recognized in the state licensed, whereby clinical supervision is not required.REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
+ A current, permanent, full and unrestricted license to practice social work in the state where the duty station is located.
+ This position requires the candidate to practice independently according to the state in which they are licensed.
+ This position does not require privileging by IHSC.
+ Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
+ Knowledge of the case management process commensurate with training and education at the m