Lead Social Worker for Psychiatric Nursing

  • Ascension
  • Southfield, MI, USA
  • Apr 01, 2019
Full time Healthcare & Medical Clinical Social Worker

Job Description

We Are Hiring

Lead-Behavioral Health - Psychiatric Nursing Unit 001 - Full-Time,Day - Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

7-3:30 daily

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Michigan is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.
Our Mission, Vision and Values: Ascension Michigan, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus, you will have the opportunity to lead assigned staff in performing activities or tasks in behavioral health services.


  • Leads or coordinates shift operations of assigned activities, resources, and/or associates.
  • Serves as a technical or functional resource and performs similar duties with staff.
  • Assigns, monitors and reviews progress of work. Monitors and reports compliance with policies and/or procedures.
  • Oversees and evaluates orientation and training of assigned associates. May provide input in the review and evaluation of staff performance.
  • Participates in quality outcome improvement processes. Implements appropriate improvement initiatives as needed.
  • Prepares and submits monthly work schedules for approval. Assists clinical manager with chart audits, data collection, quality reports and policy revisions. Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Collaborates with case managers and community liaisons in implementing and documentation of discharge planning responsibilities.
  • Assists with hiring process; coaching and counseling associates as needed.

What You Will Need

  • Required Credential(s):
    • One or more of the following:
      • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required. American Red Cross (ARC) CPR for Professional Rescuers card will be accepted upon hire but renewal must be a BLS Provider card from AHA.
      • Licensed through the State of Michigan as a Social Worker, Psychologist, or Advanced Practice Nurse required.
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • CADC or CAADC preferred. MCBAP certification required for substance abuse services.
  • Master's Level Degree
    • Master's Level Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or Licensed Professional Counseling from an accredited program required
Work Experience:
  • Two years of experience as a Master's prepared clinician working in a Behavioral inpatient psychiatric unit preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster: M/F/Disabled/Vet EEO is the Law Poster Supplement Reasonable Accommodation
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