CO Clinical Social Worker
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Posted in Education and Training

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CO Clinical Social Worker
We are seeking a Clinical Social Worker who will provide services and continuity of care to clients/patients seen in the Howard County General Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Works with multi-disciplinary team in the Psychiatry Department to provide quality psychiatric service. Is knowledgeable of Mental Health Resources in Maryland and proficient in formulating and implementing treatment and disposition plans. Documents all clinical activity in accordance with Johns Hopkins, and State of Maryland regulations.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Outpatient Practice

  • Performs psychiatric assessment, formulates diagnosis and in consultation with referring physician recommends and completes appropriate disposition.
  • Provide psychotherapy to outpatients with a variety of psychiatric conditions.
  • Generate bills for services provided in accordance with Johns Hopkins Clinical Practice Association Guidelines.
  • Reviews chart, obtains all insurance authorizations necessary before providing service to patient.
  • Contacts necessary insurance providers' and obtains authorizations needed to complete disposition and documents on chart.
  • Interview patient and performs psychosocial assessment, mental status examination and past psychiatric history.
  • Contacts family or any collateral informants necessary to provide information necessary to complete an assessment.
  • Formulates an appropriate treatment/disposition plan for patient.
  • Develops knowledge base of Mental Health Service System necessary to makes the most appropriate clinical disposition.
  • Effectively troubleshoots all systems when problems arise in effecting a clinically necessary disposition.
  • Assures that all appropriate documentation is complete according to standards to carry out treatment/disposition plan.

Emergency Department (Periodic Rotation to ED May Be Required)
  • Performs psychiatric assessment, formulates diagnosis and in consultation with referring physician recommends and completes appropriate disposition.
  • Discusses case with Attending Physician to determine if the patient has been cleared medically and to determine why a consult is requested.
  • Responds in timely manner to request from Emergency Department Physician for psychiatric consultation.
  • Provides requesting physician with results of assessment and disposition plan.
  • Is aware of time constraints of patient flow in the emergency department and paces work accordingly; and consistently evaluates all patients during shift.
  • Provides appropriate sign out, either verbally or in writing, on clinical and disposition status of patients to next shift staff member.
  • Works as a Team Member with all members of the Evening/ Weekend Emergency consultation team.
  • Develops and maintains collegial working relationship with all ED Staff.

  • Provides documentation of all clinical and nonclinical activities.
  • Maintains client files in appropriate manner and complies with Johns Hopkins accepted record keeping practices.
  • Charts are above 85% complete at chart reviews.
  • Knows and can implement all State of Maryland /Insurance/ and Federal mandated documentation.
  • Documents clinical assessment of all clients evaluated on the JHH Standard PES
  • Evaluation form. Assessment information on PES has 95% completion rate.
  • Documents all activities according to standards.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master's Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work
  • Education or an equivalent organization approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

  • LCSW-C license in the State of Maryland required.
  • Must maintain licensure throughout duration of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 or more years experience.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts typically acquired through completion of a Master's degree in Social Work.
  • Work requires the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
  • Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Work requires occasionally using a keyboard to interact with computer system.
  • Work requires proofreading and/or reviewing documents.

Classified Title: Clinical Social Worker
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Starting Salary Range: $45,650 - $62,850 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday through Friday, Day shift
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: JH at Howard County Hospital
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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