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Medical Social Worker-Pain Clinic

Company: Kaiser
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Pain Management Clinic social worker provides biopsychosocial assessments and evidence-based health behavior interventions to engage members in a chronic pain management plan that incorporates active coping and skills. Pain Clinic social worker services assist members to develop pain self-efficacy and effectively utilize health plan and community resources. In addition to providing individual and group services to members and their support persons, social workers collaborate across disciplines and roles within the Pain Clinic, with other departments, and/or outside agencies to coordinate care to support members optimal pain management and to contribute to resource stewardship. The Pain Clinic social worker provides direct and indirect patient care services in response to internal referrals, message management or other sources as appropriate. - -Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual biopsychosocial assessment and health behavior interventions to support member engagement in a chronic pain management plan that incorporates active coping skills.
  • Health behavior approaches incorporated into these individual appointments include: Pain Neuroscience Education, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Biofeedback, Clinical Hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Assess depression and suicide risk.
  • Assist member to understand role of medication as chronic pain management tool and assist member to understand safety practices related to pain management medications.
  • Guide member through Pain Clinic second opinion process.
  • Facilitate Chronic Pain Management Group series appointments.
  • Provide psychoeducation and skills practice to groups of adults who have health condition of Chronic Pain.
  • Incorporate Pain Neuroscience Education, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Approaches to Relaxation Response.
  • Participate in joint medical appointments with member, support persons, physician and/or physician assistant.
  • Cultivate member readiness to engage in multi-modal approach to pain management.
  • Address co-occurring mental health conditions in context of chronic pain.
  • Coordinate care to support members effective utilization of healthcare system.
  • Support trauma informed approach to pain management.
  • Contribute to de-escalation and clinic safety practices.
  • Assist healthcare team to understand members beliefs, behaviors, and challenges impacting pain management.
  • Collaborate across disciplines and roles within Pain Clinic and with other departments and/or outside agencies to generate superior clinical and business performance
  • Coordinate and facilitate care conferences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Basic Qualifications: Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of social work experience working in an inpatient or outpatient medical, mental health, or addiction medicine setting Education
  • Masters degree in Social Work required. License, Certification, Registration
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Oregon)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington) within 18 months of hire
  • Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire
  • National Provider Identifier required at hire Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of chronic health conditions and related issues.
  • Consistently complete timely, accurate documentation using EMR and according to organizational standards
  • Ability to drive to a variety of locations and work variable times of day
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and experience leading member group treatment sessions
  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate highly charged and emotional situations and use threat management practices
  • Demonstrated ability to use trauma informed approaches to care delivery
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of medication management and safety
  • Demonstrated ability to use Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support member health decisions and behaviors
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across interdisciplinary team: team includes physicians, physician assistant, psychologist, nurses, medical assistants, schedulers, administrators, primary care, rehabilitation services, mental health, and other specialties
  • Demonstrated ability to provide biopsychosocial assessment, health behavior intervention, and care coordination to adult members who have Chronic Pain and co-occurring medical and/or mental health conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to assess or identify substance abuse, mental health condition, and/or cognitive dysfunction that may impact members chronic pain management
  • Demonstrated ability to assess suicide risk Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience facilitating group appointment model of care
  • One (1) year of recent experience in pain management or directly related experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the health condition of chronic pain and multi-modal approach to chronic pain management.
  • Training and experience providing ACT, Biofeedback, Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, DBT, and/or Trauma Informed CareJob Schedule: Job Category: Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care

Keywords: Kaiser, Salem , Medical Social Worker-Pain Clinic, Other , Salem, Oregon

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