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Clinical Supervisor--Bridge Clinic

Company: Boston Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Clinical Supervisor will oversee and supervise Master Level clinicians who are responsible for evaluating, treating, and providing support for patients in need of psychiatric services through the Boston Medical Center Bridge Clinic. The Clinical Supervisor will manage all aspects of program administration and operations for the Bridge Clinic, in collaboration with the Director of Emergency Services, and Medical Director, Clinical Director and Operations Manager of Outpatient Psychiatry. Administrative responsibilities include: coordinating day-to-day operational activities of Bridge Clinic; creating and maintaining documentation of the program's operational protocols and guidelines; responsible for operational oversight of staffing schedules, coverage and templates in coordination with Operations Manager of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry; coordinating comprehensive onboarding and training to new staff members in Bridge Clinic; review cases and documentation to ensure staff are compliant with approved protocols and procedures; ensure clear, bidirectional referral pathways in and out of Bridge Clinic; ensures the consistent and accurate preparation of key programmatic metrics and presents/interprets these data with program leadership to inform strategic decision making; collaborates with ESP and Outpatient Psychiatry leadership on strategic planning, implementation planning and execution of growth/improvement initiatives in Bridge; assist in promoting the program across the hospital and health system. The Clinical Supervisor is accountable for scheduling clinical staff, and in collaboration with the Director of Emergency Services will participate in hiring, supervising and performance management, as well as mentoring, and providing clinical back-up and support. They will utilize evidence-based clinical techniques and theory to consult on, assess, and intervene with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. In addition the Clinical Supervisor will provide direct clinical care in the Bridge Clinic setting through individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions. Candidates should have previous supervisory experience, and experience in emergency services and/or urgent care models is strongly preferred.

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. Its a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Clinical Supervisor

Department: Grayken Bridge Clinic

Schedule: Full time

The Clinical Supervisor will oversee and supervise Master Level clinicians who are responsible for evaluating, treating, and providing support for patients in need of psychiatric services through the Boston Medical Center Bridge Clinic. The Clinical Supervisor will manage all aspects of program administration and operations for the Bridge Clinic, in collaboration with the Director of Emergency Services, and Medical Director, Clinical Director and Operations Manager of Outpatient Psychiatry. Administrative responsibilities include: coordinating day-to-day operational activities of Bridge Clinic; creating and maintaining documentation of the program's operational protocols and guidelines; responsible for operational oversight of staffing schedules, coverage and templates in coordination with Operations Manager of Adult Outpatient Psychiatry; coordinating comprehensive onboarding and training to new staff members in Bridge Clinic; review cases and documentation to ensure staff are compliant with approved protocols and procedures; ensure clear, bidirectional referral pathways in and out of Bridge Clinic; ensures the consistent and accurate preparation of key programmatic metrics and presents/interprets these data with program leadership to inform strategic decision making; collaborates with ESP and Outpatient Psychiatry leadership on strategic planning, implementation planning and execution of growth/improvement initiatives in Bridge; assist in promoting the program across the hospital and health system. The Clinical Supervisor is accountable for scheduling clinical staff, and in collaboration with the Director of Emergency Services will participate in hiring, supervising and performance management, as well as mentoring, and providing clinical back-up and support. They will utilize evidence-based clinical techniques and theory to consult on, assess, and intervene with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. In addition the Clinical Supervisor will provide direct clinical care in the Bridge Clinic setting through individual, couples, family, and group therapy sessions. Candidates should have previous supervisory experience, and experience in emergency services and/or urgent care models is strongly preferred.

Clinical Supervision

  • Supervises staff including training, delegating tasks, overseeing daily activities, mentoring, guiding through demonstration of best practices, and offering opportunities for professional development
  • Coordinates and maintains the daily schedule for coverage across clinical areas and reviews with Director as needed
  • Ensures appropriate clinical supervision for staff by clinical licensure
  • Manages clinical training placements in clinical areas, including ensuring appropriate clinical supervision
  • Ensures appropriate standards of care for patients in crisis and assists clinical team in response to crisis situations
  • Maintains competency in areas of responsibility to ensure quality care
  • Maintains a complete understanding of emergency procedures

Administrative Management

  • Responsible for day-to-day administrative management of staff, including payroll, scheduling, etc
  • Assists with hiring and responsible for new hire set up, orienting staff to clinical area and campus, and coordinating training
  • Addresses performance management issues with the Director as needed
  • Assists with quality improvement initiatives to improve the delivery of high quality, patient-centered, accessible clinical care, as appropriate
  • Collaborates with clinical and administrative leadership regarding standards for professional practice, patient care, and innovative programs designed to facilitate high quality patient care, including working directly with department Administrative and Operational staff around adherence to hospital policies and procedures
  • Submits department statistics and other records and reports within required time frames
  • Attends scheduled staff meetings and in-service education program offerings with punctuality and consistency
  • Manages the development and implementation of Bridge Clinic operational procedures, guidelines and policies
  • Ensure that there is written, up-to-date documentation of all aspects of Bridge Clinic operations
  • Ensure program is in compliance with all government regulations, as well as maintaining alignment with the organization's mission.
  • Drives development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives to improve the delivery of high quality, patient-centered, accessible clinical care, as appropriate. Makes recommendations to improve program model and workflows.
  • Collaborates with clinical and administrative leadership regarding standards for professional practice, patient care, and innovative programs designed to facilitate high quality patient care, including working directly with department Administrative and Operational staff around adherence to hospital policies and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring the routine and accurate completion and delivery of operational program metrics.
  • Leverages these metrics, in collaboration with ESP and Outpatient Psychiatry leadership teams, to ensure operational efficiency, to inform strategic development of new programmatic activities and expansion, and to report on programmatic activities to departmental and hospital leadership.

Direct Patient Care

  • Provides for evidenced based psychotherapeutic treatment and/or psychosocial support to patient and family to reduce the impact of identified problems.
  • Assesses patient and family to ascertain those emotional and social problems. Utilizes the department's psychosocial assessment tool as a guideline.
  • Identifies those issues which must be addressed during the patient's care, and formulates plan.
  • Reports any and all suspected cases of abuse and neglect and follows up to ensure patient receives timely comprehensive consultations and compliance with legal mandates.
  • Identifies need to involve patient's family through the initial assessment process and attempts contact on same day, if indicated.
  • Consults and collaborates with healthcare team members to insure that patient's emotional and social needs are addressed.
  • Ensures that patient and family remain apprised, involved, supported and treated through prescribed clinical relationship through at least weekly contacts and whenever a change in care or plan requires more contact.
  • Utilizes evidenced based Clinical Social Work technique and theory to assist patient and family in coping with illness or social problem to achieve improved functioning and emotional state.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality according to hospital policy. Practices professional discretion when determining the inclusion of any patient information into medical record or department clinical record notes.
  • Notes in medical record the exclusion of critical patient information and its availability.
  • Documents each patient encounter in the medical record or the Department clinical record concurrently according to Department policies. Specifically, documents ongoing treatment work in the Department clinic records. Each recording shall include date, time, title and signature.

Other Duties

  • Complies with departmental, regulatory, and professional requirements for documentation and data collection
  • Performs other duties as needed

Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.

EDUCATION:

Master's Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or related field

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

Requires a current Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensure, or licensure eligible with receipt of license within 6 months.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum three years of full-time work experience. Experience providing behavioral health care in medical setting preferred. Previous supervisory experience required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ability to mentor, guide, and motivate direct reports through demonstration of best practices and leading by example
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals, develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families, and supervise and manage team
  • Demonstrated broad theoretical knowledge and excellent clinical skills that include models of case management and psychosocial service
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of racial and ethnic populations
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) is a plus.
  • Ability to interpret data and use data to guide decision-making
  • Proficient with basic computer programs, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), web browsers, and electronic medical records systems

Keywords: Boston Medical Center, Boston , Clinical Supervisor--Bridge Clinic, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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