AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in New York City. With more than 35 medical offices and over half a million patients across all five boroughs* and Long Island, ACPNY aspires to be a home for health for the communities we serve. This vision is accomplished through a “whole you” care approach that recognizes the physical, mental, and lifestyle factors that impact a patient’s health. When our teams of providers, nurses, and specialists work together, we can get patients in sooner, answer their questions in real time, and give them the support they need to achieve their health goals. ACPNY is also driven by a commitment to diversity, an unyielding desire to deliver high-quality care, and community-focused collaboration. By integrating these behaviors into our day-to-day operations, ACPNY strives to always create healthier futures for our patients.
* BronxDocs medical offices are affiliates of AdvantageCare Physicians.
The Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a behavioral health provider who provides care to patient with psychological or social issues affecting their mental health, by assessing patients and providing treatment.
Works in collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in patient evaluation and treatment, to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient’s health problems.
Provides short-term counseling to identify problems and facilitate needed referrals. Provides referrals for long-term counseling and for other necessary services. (e.g. substance abuse treatment, eating disorders, suicidal intent, and PTSD)
Serves as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families and community to ensure continuity of care.
Documents patient/family status and history, diagnosis, treatment plan, evaluation results, observations and progress in medical record.
Serves as a resource to other staff on community resources and in area of specialty.
Assures social services compliance with legal, regulatory and professional standards, including Article 28 and JCAHO (where applicable) and OMH.
Participates in development and implementation of the department’s performance improvement activities.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree required
Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work required
New York State LCSW License required
Minimum three years’ experience in social work with background in behavioral health with diverse patient populations (i.e., HIV, homeless, mentally ill, elderly, children adolescents, etc) required
Technical knowledge of medical social work and relevant community resources, and the ability to develop linkage with community organizations required
Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions required
Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic mental conditions required
Skill in proper use of tools such as the DSM V-R for identifying clinical symptoms required
Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team and have strong communication and human relation skills required
Knowledge of the development and maintenance of information/referral systems required