Henry Ford Health System Psychiatric Social Worker - Fulkl Time Days - Psych - Kingswood in Ferndale, Michigan


The Social Worker works with the psychiatrist and interdisciplinary team in developing and managing treatment plans. Serves as liaison in relation to patient care and needs, between the hospital, community, and insurers to facilitate assess to clinical treatment for individuals. Provides social services to both adult and child/adolescent patients. Services include, but are not limited to: bio-psychosocial assessments, discharge planning, individual and family education, group therapy and utilization review. Social workers also serve on designated committees and as qualified, may serve as field instructors for social work interns. Social Workers act as patient advocates to ensure that the quality of care is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.



Provides evidence-based care in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in the inpatient setting.

Maintains regular contact with referral sources, courts and family members to plan for treatment goals and aftercare.


Anticipates and exceeds patients and customers’ expectations that meet all elements of the Henry Ford Experience.

Identifies services and care improvement ideas based on areas identified by less that top box Press Ganey scores and act on them to create excellent customer experiences.

Demonstrates, supports and assumes personal accountability for consistently upholding team members to the standards across the System and adhering to HFHS policies and procedures.

Recognizes the unique contribution all health care team members contribute to the patient experience.

Quality and Safety

Independently uses and documents the therapeutic process to plan, delivery, and evaluate goal focused, individualized, safe, age specific care for all patients including those with complex bio-psychosocial needs.

Compliance with all accreditation and regulators.

Participate in quality improvement/ patient safety initiatives and programs.

Ensures quality care and safety through compliance with the principles and values contained in the NASW Code of Ethics.


Participates in professional development and continuous learning.

Contributes to establishing, maintaining and improving the work-place environment that encourages respectful interactions with colleagues, support of peers, and identification of issues that need to be addressed.

Maintains knowledge and skills in appropriate technology.

Research and Education

Provides education for staff, colleagues, patients, and/or families.

Precepts new staff and students as requested.

Provides and documents individualized patient and family education.

Maintains and demonstrates current clinical knowledge in social work by attending mandatory in-services and compliance with continuing education requirement set forth by state licensure.

Integrates research findings into practice.


Participate in community activities and/or professional organizations.

Represents HFHS by promoting an atmosphere of care, concern, pride and respect to internal and external customers

Maintains awareness of personal actions and activities and the impact on the image of nursing.


Aware of financial implications of actions and decisions based on factors related to safety and effectiveness.

Partners with department leadership to maintain the financial health of the department of BHS including control of expenses by eliminating waste and by optimizing the revenue cycle. Key factors include discharge planning at the time of admission.


Graduation from an accredited school of social work with a Masters Degree.

Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective social work care plans.

Ability to perform a wide variety of professional social work services.

Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and hospital personnel.


Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Social Work with at least the Limited License Master Social Worker.

Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.