Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.
Reporting to the AVP Women and Children's Services, and in conjunction with hospital-based services, this role is responsible for facilitating care services for women and newborns affected by substance use disorder and mental health concerns in a community based setting. The scope of practice will be primarily in prenatal and postpartum realms. This job works in close collaboration with services provided by the Perinatal RN NAS Coordinator and inpatient WMCH Social Worker.
1. Identify and coordinate community-based services specific to individual patient needs
a. Accurately document information in EMR, meeting time completion requirements
b. Track/trend WMCH metrics based on existing parameters
2. Act as a communication liaison for all care services and providers, from prenatal through postpartum care
3. Identify and troubleshoot barriers to accessing care, including but not limited to: transportation and insurance
4. Facilitates group and/or family sessions
5. Co-lead support groups for postpartum women in recovery
6. Educate and support patients and families on available resources
7. Make/follow-up on treatment referrals to outside facilities
8. Create and maintain a resource bank/tool for internal and patient use
9. Strengthen collaboration with the Doorway to increase patient access to care
10. Initiate and modify the Plan of Safe Care (POSC) throughout the prenatal period
Experience Minimum Required
• Experience with substance use disorder and/or mental health diagnoses (1-2 years minimum)
Education Minimum Required
• Bachelor's degree in social or health services field from an accredited college or university
• Master's preferred.
Special Skills Minimum Required
• Knowledgeable of and sensitive to stigma surrounding substance use disorder and addiction
• Self-motivated; able to work independently
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; Comfortable with 1 on 1 and group facilitation
• Familiar with local agencies and practices related to Obstetrics and substance use disorder supportive services
• Organized; efficient with deadlines and able to multitask
• Flexible; able to adapt to circumstantial or individual needs
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
· The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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