+ Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA

  • 620 John Paul Jones Cir, Portsmouth, VA 23708, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Godwin Corporation provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry.  EEO M/F/Disability/Veterans www.godwincorp.com

Job Description

Outstanding Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Opportunity at Naval Medical Center (NMC) Portsmouth, VA.

Come Join Our Team of exceptional health care providers at NMC Portsmouth and experience the immense pride others have discovered in caring for Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!

* Elevate your career by applying for our LCSW BHOP Opportunity in support of NMC Portsmouth!

* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits!

* Full Time Position Days, Monday – Friday! 

* NO Weekends! NO Call!

* 26 Days PTO! 10 Paid Federal Holidays! 

* STD, LTD, & Life Insurance!

* Annual CME Stipend!

* Malpractice Insurance Provided!

CORE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED (LCSW) DUTIES:  The duties include but are not limited to the following:

* Practice as an interdependent member of the health team and provide important components of primary health care through direct social work services, consultation, collaboration, referral, teaching, and advocacy.

* Provide direct and indirect services to both inpatients and outpatients in accordance with social work standards of practice.

* Assess and treat outpatients in individual, group, couples, and family modalities exercising professional judgment and using a wide range of social work skills to include individual and family counseling to assist patients and their families in dealing with chronic and acute diseases/injuries.

* Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine patient needs and resources (both family and community support). Provide counseling to patient and family in matters directly related to patient limitations, adjustment to medical condition, and ongoing treatment. Develop and implement discharge plans, follow-up care, and transfers to other health care facilities (e.g., nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities).

* Plan and maintain referral and coordination services with civilian health and social service agencies to provide optimal patient care.

* Provide consultation services to medical, nursing, and ancillary hospital staff regarding psychosocial issues, discharge plans, and follow-up care for patients and families.

* Provide crisis intervention services.

* Respond independently, and with various media, to appropriate military and community requests for lectures and presentations. Take the initiative in seeking out opportunities to present programs to meet the needs of service members and their families.

* Develop and maintain working relationships with community resources. Coordinate with teachers, lawyers, physicians, and representatives of their service disciplines for the benefit of the service member and families. Take initiative in identifying and assessing the needs of the military community, and organize responses to address those needs.

5. SPECIFIC NMCP LCSW CLINICAL DUTIES: In addition to the applicable duties provided in Section C of the basic contract, the LCSW shall:

* Assist in the development and implementation of education programs. Take initiative in seeking out opportunities to present programs to meet the needs of service members and their families.

* Provide training and/or technical direction as applicable to supporting Government employees (i.e. hospital corpsmen, mental health technicians, aides, students) assigned to the HCWs during the performance of clinical social work services. The HCW shall perform limited administrative duties that include maintaining statistical records of the HCW’s clinical workload, participating in education programs, and participating in clinical staff Performance Improvement Functions and Process Action Teams, as prescribed by the Commander.

* Participate in monthly meetings to review and evaluate the care provided to patients, identify opportunities to improve the care delivered, and recommend corrective action when problems exist.

* Conduct comprehensive developmental, behavioral, educational/vocational, medical, and psychosocial assessments to determine patient/family needs and resources (both family support and community support). Provide counseling to patient and/or family in matters directly related to adjustment to medical diagnosis or illness. Develop and implement plan of treatment based upon clinical assessment of patient diagnosis, current level of functioning, stated goals and necessity of support services.

* Possess a working knowledge of and experience working with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th edition (DSM-5), the International Classification of Diseases – 10th edition (ICD-10) & Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manuals in correctly documenting mental health care, diagnosis and procedures performed.


* Education: Possess a master’s degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

* Experience1) Have at least three (3) years post graduate supervised experience as a licensed clinical social worker within the last three (3) years.  2) The three (3) qualifying years must have consisted of no less than eighty percent (80%) of the clinician’s time being spent in the provision of psychosocial assessments, care coordination, working on a multidisciplinary team, patient and family counseling, information and referral to assist in coping with the psychosocial impact of illness, adjustment/acceptance of chronic illness, traumatic injury and loss, utilizing a systems based theory approach for informal and formal support networks to maximize patient outcomes, utilizing all relevant psychotherapy approaches to include individual, couples, family and group modalities for optimal patient centered care.

* Licensure: Possess a current, unrestricted license to practice independently as a Clinical Social Worker in any one (1) of the fifty (50) States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Life Support Certifications: Possess the following Life Support Certification from the American Heart Associations: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS).

* Additional Requirement: Provide two (2) letters of recommendation written within the last two (2) years attesting to the HCW’s clinical skills. Letters of recommendation must be from practicing physicians, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurses, or licensed clinical social work (LCSW) supervisors who have personally observed and evaluated the HCW and who can attest to the HCW’s clinical and professional knowledge, skills, competencies, patient rapport, training and abilities. Reference letters must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing reference. 

* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.

Additional Information


* Duty Hours: 1) Services shall be required between the hours of 0630 and 2100, Monday through Friday. The Health Care Worker (HCW) shall normally provide services for an eight and a half (8.5) or nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated half hour (0.5) or one (1) hour meal break depending on shift length2) In no instance will an individual HCW exceed 80 hours (on-site service plus approved leave and holidays) in a normal (2) week period.  3) At the mutual agreement of the HCW and the Government, alternative schedules, such as a compressed work schedule, may be implemented.  4) Specific hours and days shall be scheduled one (1) month in advance by the workplace supervisor.  Any changes in the schedule shall be coordinated between the HCW and the Government.  The Government reserves the right to change shift hours with 72 hours’ to accommodate patient care needs and mission requirements.

* Place of Performance:  1) The primary site of service will be in the Directorate of Medical Services, NMC Portsmouth..  2) The LCSW shall provide personnel for services in support of the NMC Portsmouth core facility including, Complicated OB and GYN Surgery, Infectious Disease Clinic (Wednesday-Plus Clinic), Labor and Delivery, Observation Unit, Women’s Health Clinic (OB Clinic), Adult Cystic Fibrosis, Emergency Medicine, General Specialty Surgery, ICU/SDU, Internal Medicine, Nephrology (Dialysis), Orthopedics, Progressive Care Unit, Adult Oncology, Oncology (All cancer including Breast), NICU, PICU, Craniofacial Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatrics, Inpatient, Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatrics Diabetes, Pediatrics, In-Patient, Pediatrics, Out-Patient, Mother/Baby, Family Practice.