Social Worker (LCSW) - Psychiatry, Full-time, Days

  • 446 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
  • Full-time
  • Job Shift: Day Job (1st)

Company Description

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Job Description

The Social Worker Psych reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Performs comprehensive/timely biopsychosocial assessments.
  • Renders an evidence-based opinion regarding the patient's mental status, competency, prospective dangerousness, diagnosis, and need for psychiatric treatment.
  • Matches appropriate disposition and level of care determination to the diagnosis, formulation, risk factors and patient needs as assessed.
  • Formulates and implements evidence-based treatment plans.
  • Works collaboratively with all staff on the treatment team to ensure seamless psychiatric care.
  • Performs evidence-based psychotherapy as therapist or co-therapist.
  • Provides individual patients, groups, families, and married couples, psychotherapy based on a framework of scientifically acceptable medical-psychological theory.
  • Creates specific and timely discharge/aftercare plans and utilizes community resources when indicated.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.



  • Master's degree.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (IL).
  • Zero (0) to two (2) years experience in a relevant role.

Additional Information

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.