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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Abstractor

Raleigh, NC (Dept of Health & Human Services, Wake County)

Posted 02/13/2019

NCAPHA is actively seeking candidates for a contract 2 year part-tme position (up to 20 hours per week)

Position Description – Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Abstractor

In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Women’s and Children’s Protection Act.  Section 6. (a) amended Article 1B of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes by adding the establishment of a Maternal Mortality Review Committee (130 A-33.52) for the purposes of conducting multidisciplinary pregnancy-associated death reviews and developing recommendations for the prevention of future pregnancy-related deaths.

The LCSW will work closely with the nurse abstractor to review and abstract information from death certificates, medical and hospitalization records, autopsies and social service records.  Records are retrieved by contacting hospitals or other health facilities.  Records are generally mailed, or access can be arranged to view at facility.   The LCSW will assist in reviewing the medical records with a behavioral health and social determinants of health lens.   The LCSW and nurse abstractor will collectively gather applicable information to complete appropriate abstraction forms or to enter data in the CDC database (MMRIA) and develop a case narrative for presentation to the MMR sub-committee and full committee.    

The ideal candidate will
Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited University and license in clinical social work (LCSW) in good standing in North Carolina, background in public health/medical social work and at least five years’ experience working as a LCSW. 

·       Have demonstrated understanding of substance use and perinatal mood disorders and implications on maternal outcomes;

·       Have demonstrated understanding of social determinants contributing to maternal mortality, substance use, & behavioral health.

·       Have experience in reviewing and/or working within medical and/or behavioral health records. 

·       Have a demonstrated understanding of public health system of care;

·       Demonstrate strong professional communication skills (verbally and written);

·       Computer skills, including data entry experience;

·       Be able to participate fully in maternal mortality review sub-committee and full committee meetings; and

·       Be able to participate in CDC site visits.   

Estimated number of hours per week:
Up to 20 hours per week

Pay rate:

Qualified candidates only please apply at:  http://www.ncapha.org/employment_center