Charlotte, NC

Position Desired

Social Worker
Charlotte, NC


Administrative Assistant, Temporary Transitional
*Carolinas Healthcare System, 5/19/2014 to 8/18/2014
Administrative Assistant, Temporary Transitional
Performs secretarial and general office work to support the Vice President or Chief Nurse Executive levels. Enhances the effectiveness of the administrator(s) by providing clerical and administrative support and representing the administrator to others.
- Supervisor: Susan Green: 704-512-6510

Social Worker, Survivorship
* Levine Cancer Institute, 7/01/2013 to 5/16/2014
Responsible for social work needs assessment & resource identification and referral & individual counseling for Sarcoma, Head, Neck, & Thoracic cancers; Responsible for social work needs assessment & resource identification and referral & individual counseling for Infusion & Medical Oncology. Involvement in the interdisciplinary teams, including specialists, nursing, RN Navigators, etc. Responsible for understanding pt insurance for DME, home health, & sub-acute rehabilitation facilities. Involved in patient& provider education, including - but not limited to - teaching about the benefits and in-network & out of network options available. Responsible for support group for head and neck cancer patients.
- Supervisor: Patrick Meadors, PhD: 980-442-2511

Clinical Care Manager, Emergency Department and Maternity Services
*Duke University Medical System, Durham Regional Hospital; Durham, NC, 1/30/2006 to 11/1/2012
Responsible for follow-up & coordination of resources for Emergency Department
& Maternity patients & their families. Responsible for diverting social
admissions, successfully collaborating with utilization review, & expediting discharge planning of pts in the Emergency Department. Provided consultation services to ED, Maternity, & Special Care Nursery staff re: the psychosocial needs of patients & the impact of psychosocial problems on patients' health care /compliance with treatment. Oversaw patients in the ED. Responsible for inpatient admissions screenings, & intervening with potential admissions; Responsible for transferring patients to observation status for crisis stabilization; Responsible for providing community resource referrals to patients in the Emergency Department, Mother-Baby, & Special Care Nursery.
- Human Resources: 919-470-7263

Adult Psychiatric Social Worker
*State of North Carolina, Dorothea Dix Hospital; Raleigh, NC, 12/01/2005 to 1/27/2006
With an advanced knowledge of categories in mental illness, personality development, knowledge of the types of psychiatric treatment, and skills, oversaw inpatient admissions including screening, crisis intervention with potential admission, and continuity of care - including patient referrals and follow-up - throughout the entire intake and admission process for actual admissions. Independently assessed patients' psychosocial functioning & needs, implemented treatment plans which identified patients' problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills, & assistance, if needed - in collaboration with the patients, patients' families, & the interdisciplinary teams involved.
advanced knowledge of categories in mental illness, personality development, knowledge of the types of psychiatric treatment, and skills in conducting individual, group, and family therapy. Dealt with adjustment to medical diagnosis and chronic disease, using strong human relation skills for patients & patient’s family members. Garnered information from consultants, residents, hospital personnel, community agencies, and other resources. Utilized advanced psychosocial diagnostic skills and was able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.
-Human Resources: 919-733-5540

Faculty Research Associate, Schizophrenia Related Disorders Program
*Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland Medical System,
Department of Psychiatry; Baltimore, MD, 4/2004 to 5/2005
Responsible for individual problem identification, assessment, stabilization, psycho-education about mental illnesses, action planning, follow-up, & advocacy. Responsible for counseling, couple, family, & group counseling; intake & assessment; research & case development via targeted research protocols; & handling of crisis situations; Responsible for referring patients to appropriate agencies including, but not limited to, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) for the state of Maryland, contact with State & Federal E.E.O.C.s to insure appropriate accommodations were provided for patients with psychiatric disabilities; Liaison between patient & company Employee Assistance Programs, the Disability Law Center (Baltimore, Maryland), & other social agencies in Baltimore, MD Independently evaluated my performance through participation in research studies.
-Human Resources: 919-470-7263
Social Worker, Emergency Department

*Good Samaritan Hospital; Baltimore, MD, 11/2001 to 5/2005
Responsible for providing emergency psychiatric services, crisis intervention, & case management services to adults & children with medical, psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses, as well as psycho-education about illnesses & outpatient support & follow up for medical/psychiatric issues - including appropriate referrals to support groups; Provided consultation services to ED staff about the psychosocial needs of pts and the impact of psychosocial problems on patients' health care /compliance with treatment
-Supervisor: Steve Blau, MSW, LCSW-C: 410-532-3821

Outpatient Social Worker, Adult Day, Dual Diagnosis, & Trauma Disorders Day Treatment Hospital
*Sheppard Pratt Health System's Adult Day & Dual Diagnosis Hospitals/ Consolidated Day Hospitals, Baltimore, MD, 5/2000-10/2003
Responsible for providing direct clinical services and recovery-oriented care during assessment and individual problem identification – including, but not limited to, psychosocial assessments, independently implementing treatment modalities with individuals, couples, and families, and who were experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical, & social problems to achieve treatment goals. Formulated treatment goals based on patient's financial, vocational, medical, and psychiatric needs, using psychosocial diagnostic skills and an ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Responsible for individual, couple, family, & group counseling - including illness education, grief / loss issues due to medical conditions - i.e., cancer, & bereavement support. Participated in consistent and ongoing interaction with the patient's multidisciplinary treatment team. Assisted with the discharge and disposition planning activities for the Intensive Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program. Involved directly with the stabilization, psycho-education, action planning and handling of crisis situations, follow-up, and advocacy for outpatients 18-65 years old with psychiatric and co-occurring substance abuse diagnoses. Knowledgeable about medical & mental health diagnoses, disabilities, & treatment procedures - including but not limited to acute, chronic, & traumatic illnesses/injuries & medical terminology. This position included work on a regular basis with the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) in M...

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