Wheeler Clinic Senior Hospital Clinician in Stafford Springs, Connecticut

Job Details

Master's Degree LCSW at least two years of relevant experience required


The Senior Hospital Clinician for the Inpatient and Emergency Department Services program provides group therapy, crisis assessment, intervention, and clinical and case management services. The inpatient unit provides behavioral health services, including biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, group therapy and discharge planning for adults with substance use and/or behavioral health challenges. The emergency department provides crisis assessment, stabilization and case management services for people of all ages. The Senior Hospital Clinician position is split between the two settings. Interventions are designed to enhance functioning, identify and improve psychosocial problems that interfere with recovery from illness as well as provide targeted interventions to promote healthy lifestyle choices.


Master's or Doctoral degree in Social Work. Previous hospital based service provision including crisis assessment and/or inpatient based treatment preferred. Minimum of 2 years post-master's experience in a healthcare setting is required.

Credential(s) Required: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Connecticut


Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.


Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

For Good Health

  • Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of $500 per year

  • Wellness Programs

  • Free annual flu shots

For a Secure Future

  • Company paid Life and AD&D; insurance

  • Company paid long-term disability insurance

For Retirement

  • 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

For Career Advancement

  • Education Reimbursement Program

  • Training and development opportunities

For Work Life Balance

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

  • Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services


Provides clinical, case management and crisis services in inpatient and emergency department settings, and demonstrates ability to function in a fast paced environment with an ever changing patient population.

Conducts program specific screening and evaluation, and formulates diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Develops and documents, clear clinical formulations, biopsychosocial assessments, treatment and crisis plans that are individualized and measurable, developed in collaboration with the client/family, health care providers, hospital staff, and others as relevant.

Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology, crisis theory and other behavioral health concerns and primary modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention.

Provides group therapy on inpatient unit. May assist in developing and implementing groups on inpatient unit.

May require de-escalation and physical interventions as necessary to maintain safety on inpatient unit.

Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes best practices and evidenced based practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.

Demonstrates flexibility in schedule which may require weekend, evening, on-call and holiday coverage on a rotating basis as required by to meet contractor coverage expectations.

Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner. Obtains pre-certifications through insurance companies as necessary to obtain care for patient.

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with patients, family members, providers, hospital staff and other key stakeholders. Attends any required meetings.

Meets standards of care and outcome measures as defined by contractors. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/facility/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.

Documents all client related information in compliance with agency and/or facility policy and contractor requirements.

Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer.




Category: Clinical

Facility: Stafford Springs

Department: Inpatient and Emergency Department Services

Schedule: Full Time