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STG International Inc. Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW (Tacoma, WA) in Tacoma, Washington

Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW (Tacoma, WA) 

Detention Healthcare

Tacoma, WA

ID: 11712

Full-Time/Regular

STG International is seeking qualified candidates for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker position to work full-time providing health care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.

INTRODUCTION:The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the UnitedStates Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United StatesPublic Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractorscomprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.

MISSION:IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody ofICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognizedcorrectional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed toproviding healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and providemedical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement andremoval of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed toensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigoroussurveillance and monitoring activities.

ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:1. Strong oral and written communication skills.2. Excellent interpersonal skills.3. Critical thinking skills4. Cultural competency.5. Integrity and honesty.6. Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).7. Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, notrequired).

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of Education1. Master’s Degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social WorkEducation (CSWE).2. Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, at theindependent level as recognized in the state licensed, whereby clinical supervision is notrequired.REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:1. A current, permanent, full and unrestricted license to practice social work in the state wherethe duty station is located.2. This position requires the candidate to practice independently according to the state in whichthey are licensed.3. This position does not require privileging by IHSC.4. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American HeartAssociation.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:1. Knowledge of the case management process commensurate with training and education at themaster’s level.2. Knowledge of and experience in the indications and contraindications, complications andtechniques in the various social work treatment and diagnostic modalities.3. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatmentprocedures.4. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.5. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if notfluent in a language the patient understands.6. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.7. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to developpositive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.8. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinaryenvironment.9. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records,web based training and communications.10. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs,specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.11. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patientmedical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions inaccordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or grantedprivileges.2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline andfacility setting.3. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.4. Assesses and evaluates the mental health of residents according to DSM V diagnosis andrefer to outside treatment facilities if necessary.5. Works in conjunction with ICE/OPLA legal counsel providing written evaluation reports onthe mental health status of individuals placed on SMI (Seriously Mental Illness) List.6. Provides weekly reports/updates on individuals on SMI list to HQ mental health department.7. Provides weekly reports/updates on individuals housed in segregation and report to HQBehavioral Health Unit.8. Provides brief counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral analysis, and substance abuseeducation, as required by ICE Residential Standards.9. Provides mental health treatment to individuals that are present with signs/symptoms ofsexual or physical assault, abuse, and/or neglect using the multidisciplinary approach.10. Provides mental health treatment to individuals that present with signs/symptoms of suicidal,dangerous, or psychotic behaviors.11. Provides post-discharge follow up for individuals returning from inpatient mental healthtreatment.12. Serves as the suicide prevention program coordinator.13. Possesses a high level of skill in assessing, recognizing, and treating behavioral or othermental health conditions that interfere with successful treatment.14. Serves as a mental health consultant to other health professionals at the facility.15. Provides education and training to medical, ICE, and contract staff.16. Responsible for all case management which may involve community treatment placement,hospital placement, or other after care situations.17. Coordinates and monitors program functions including Post Order Custody Reviews(POCR), and Availability of Health Care Programs.18. Obtains information to assist IHSC in responding to external inquiries regarding ICE CaseManagement Unit related issues.19. Develops training/education materials as required.20. Coordinate with HQ Behavioral Health Unit for continuity of care for placement in, ortreatment of, residents in appropriate settings as required by the conditions of release outlined byICE.21. Utilizes EHR system for completing treatment authorization request, case entry and exitreports.22. Assists the case manager in the development of detail oriented research into availability of20. Assists the local performance improvement coordinator in completion of clinicalperformance improvement activities/risk identification and management directly related tomental health healthcare in countries worldwide.21. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.22. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records asrequired by, and appropriate to, position.23. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.24. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.25. Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance withthe Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.26. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, OperationalMemoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.27. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, QualityImprovement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate toposition.28. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.29. Other duties as assigned.DUTY HOURS/ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS:1. This full time position requires availability to work days, evenings, as well as weekends andholidays Night shifts may be, but are generally not required.2. This full time position is required to provide rotational on-call coverage and may need toreturn to the facility to provide care during the coverage period.3. IHSC operates 24/7/365; this position is required to respond during an emergency activation.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:1. The Department of Homeland Security’s Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render aPreliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.2. A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion ofinitial and subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:1. Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.2. Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jogmay be necessary to provide assistance.3. Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.4. Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the buildingduring an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighssignificantly more than self).5. Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary(exceptions on a case by case basis).6. Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.7. Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.8. Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physicallimitations.9. Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.

STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission. STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.

STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Required Skills

ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:1. Strong oral and written communication skills.2. Excellent interpersonal skills.3. Critical thinking skills4. Cultural competency.5. Integrity and honesty.6. Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).7. Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, notrequired).REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of Education1. Graduate from an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner program located in a State, theDistrict of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.2. A minimum of one year of clinical provider experience in direct patient care as a certifiedfamily nurse practitioner, or the approval of IHSC’s Medical Director based on the receivingsites ability to mentor and teach the newly licensed provider.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:1. Current certification as Family Nurse Practitioner by ANCC or AANP.2. Must have an unrestricted, current RN and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license in thestate in which the duty station is located. Any changes to license must be reported to employerimmediately3. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American HeartAssociation.4. This position does not require privileging by IHSC.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:1. Knowledge of and ability to apply professional nursing principles, procedures, andtechniques to patient care.2. Knowledge of drugs and therapeutics when prescribing and dispensing medication.3. Practical knowledge of laboratory procedures and guideline; skill in collecting a variety ofsamples.4. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatmentprocedures.5. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.6. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if notfluent in a language the patient understands.7. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.8. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to developpositive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.9. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinaryenvironment.10. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records,web based training and communications.11. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs,specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.12. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patientmedical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.2. Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jogmay be necessary to provide assistance.3. Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.4. Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the buildingduring an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighssignificantly more than self).5. Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary(exceptions on a case by case basis).6. Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.7. Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.8. Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physicallimitations.9. Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:This is a contract position and supervisory controls will be set forth by the contract vendor.Technical oversight will be provided by the Government Technical Monitor (GTM).

STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission. STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.

STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

This position is located at 1623 East J Street, Tacoma, WA. View the Google Map in full screen (https://www.google.com/maps/place?key=AIzaSyCEypYjfzCxthn0HPrdksPtIPl0o18Gknw&q=1623%20East%20J%20Street%2C%20%0D%0ATacoma%2C%20WA%2C%20US) .

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