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University of Utah Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) – SMARTER Team in Salt Lake City, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position serves on the University of Utah Student Mobile Assessment Referral Treatment Education & Research (SMARTER) team to provide safe, supportive, and therapeutic care for University of Utah students and assists with the provision of basic patient care needs.

A partnership with University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), the University Counseling Center (UCC), and University Housing and Residential Education (HRE) has been established to provide free crisis response and stabilization treatment and referral programs that aim to keep the University of Utah student community safe. These crisis service programs are designed to provide students with a full range of options to help solve their crisis in the best setting possible. Follow-up services can be provided or coordinated to included additional therapy sessions within the SMARTER program, referrals to the University Counseling Center (UCC) or community-based mental health services, or higher levels of care.

Our team of professionals are highly trained in mental health crisis management and suicide prevention.

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in this position is responsible for responding to crisis cases by providing diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention therapy, mobilization of internal and external resources, establishing appropriate stabilization and disposition of each case and referral for follow-up care. This position has the authority to assess and diagnose psychiatric emergency patients; deem if and when to hospitalize or civilly commit patients; and determine what resources a client and family requires in order to resolve or diminish a crisis.

Challenges encountered by the incumbent include responding to suicidal and homicidal patients, as well as those who are too irrational to remain at liberty in the community.

This position will be required to work four 10 hour days per week from 4 PM to 2 AM.

UNI Crisis Line Website

University Counseling Center Website

University of Utah Housing and Residential Education Website


  • Provides immediate after hours response and crisis treatment to students in crisis and departments requesting assistance.

  • Completes diagnostic patient assessments, outlines and implements therapeutic strategies, mobilizes and convenes support systems, acquires specialized medical consultation as needed and arranges appropriate follow-up or referral for each crisis case.

  • Collaborates with on-call psychiatric residents to arrange voluntary or involuntary admissions to the inpatient unit, ensuring all legal procedures are followed and involuntarily detained patients are informed of their civil rights within 24 hours of their admission.

  • Completes clinical documentation of the patients' assessment and services in the proper hospital record and maintains files on all crisis patients.

  • Educates students and their support system regarding disease or injury processes, hospital and agency routines and legal procedures.

  • May participate in case conferences, patient care planning meetings and with community health agencies to facilitate continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Responds to on-call requests from police, health and service agencies, media, families and patients to provide consultation as needed.

  • Plans and participates in staff development conferences for crisis staff; may assist in training graduate students.

  • Assists with community outreach activities, i.e., professional counseling, lectures, in-service training and preventive education programs.

  • Collects and analyzes utilization data to evaluate program effectiveness, quality assurance, program planning and contracted service.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.


Qualifications Required

  • Two years directly related experience.

  • Experience with conflict resolution when counseling individuals, couples and groups.

Licenses Required

  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice in the State of Utah.

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.


  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

We are University of Utah Health.

Physical Requirements

Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 40874

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Evening

Work Schedule Wednesday-Saturday 1600-0200

Location Name 525 Plaza

Patient Care? Yes

City Salt Lake City

State UT


Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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