Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) is one of New Jersey's largest community teaching hospitals, where physicians and employees work as a team dedicated to academic and clinical excellence and comprehensive, compassionate patient care. As part of RWJ Barnabas Health, Monmouth Medical Center is a leader in designing unparalleled new ways for delivering health care.
For over 130years, Monmouth Medical Center has been the leader in central New Jersey in providing the best in health care and the latest in medical technology to nearly 1 million residents that comprise its primary service area of Monmouth County, and portions of Ocean and Middlesex counties. Monmouth Medical Center is recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which is widely acknowledged and underscores the highest commitment to patient safety and quality. MMC is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an A Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, the nation's leading experts on patient safety, for six consecutive rating periods. We continue to lead the system in HCAHPS scores, and are looked to as a model for best practice in patient satisfaction.
Summary of Job Function: Assists the primary care provider in recognizing, treating and managing mental health and psychosocial issues and acts as a contributing member to the interdisciplinary team. Conducts outreach visits to the patient as needed to ensure treatment compliance of the integrated treatment plan and making recommendations to the team when needed. Provides brief, focused intervention for clients who are in need of mental health services. Gives primary care providers timely feedback the client's about care, treatment recommendations and progress via documentation in the client's record and verbal feedback. Initiates follow-up to ascertain how clients are doing and to determine if any changes in treatment approaches are indicated. Assist patients in getting to/from appointments in the Integrated Health Home including arranging for transportation and/or transporting the patient via the Integrated Health Home Vehicle. Contributes to the development, where indicated, relapse prevention plans and helps clients maintain stable functioning. Assists in the detection of at risk clients and in the development of plans to prevent worsening of their condition. Monitors and coordinates the delivery of health services for clients as related to behavioral health care, including linking with other treatment providers not only within the primary care setting but, with the clients permission, outside. Assists, to the extent feasible, in the client's community functioning by helping with public benefits, vocational rehabilitation,social support, housing, etc. Documents the client's progress and diagnostic information in the treatment chart. Keeps the primary care providers fully informed of the client's needs and progress and works with providers to formulate treatment plans. Is responsible for reporting identified safety issues such as hazardous environments (i.e. damaged floors/walls/ceiling tiles/unsecured areas) and medical errors, etc.
Job Qualifications: BA/BSW/BS in Psych, Social Work or related field. 2-5 years experience in Behavioral Health preferred. Ability to work effectively in a mobile environment. Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize are key. Valid NJ driver's license. BLS and successful completion of BEST Training within 30 days from hire date.
We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:
Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off
Short & Long Term Disability
Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts