LINK-Social Worker MSW-Full Time-Days:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Durango Colorado

Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) offers providers a true opportunity to live their calling to care while experiencing the support of a built-in comprehensive network, vast resources, professional growth, trusted leadership, generous benefits and an amazing quality of life with locations that span Colorado and into Western Kansas. CHPG is proud to connect providers and consumers through state-of-the-art technology, clinical resources and professional expertise to help people live healthier. Our coordinated services represent a full continuum of care – from preventive and early diagnoses to leading-edge treatment and life-saving critical care. CHPG’s ability to deliver better health care value is the direct result of combining the best clinical tools, shared resources and medical expertise with a patient-centered approach that emphasizes Centura Health’s mission and commitment to quality, compassion and service.



RECRUITER: Alison Williams    [email protected]

CLINIC: Mercy Regional Medical Center

DETAILS:  Full Time


Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.

Position Summary

Assesses the patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs. Assists in the coordination of

appropriate services, resources and referrals. Advocates and provides support to patients and families who are having difficulty coping effectively with changing medical conditions.


Minimum Education Requirements

Graduate of Accredited Master’s in Social Work Program


Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 2 years Social Work experience in a clinical setting desired

  • Experience in Social Work with emphasis on discharge planning, referral to community services and/or case management or other

  • related experience.

  •  Knowledge of community resources used for discharge planning, hospital operations, excellent communication/presentation skills,

  • knowledge of third party payment systems, Medicare/Medicaid programs desired.



  • N/A

Position Duties

  • Demonstrate special sensitivity toward different age groups, ethnic, cultural and disabling human diversity

  • and human development.

  • Uses supportive crisis intervention including illness, grief loss and decision making process.

  • Conforms to standards of patient and family confidentiality according to hospital and NASW standards.

  • Identify medical, patient, family, and psychosocial issues that may effect discharge.

  • Identifying and respecting patient and family needs.

  • Implement plan and communicates possible options for discharge with regard to financial need, insurance

  • benefits and contracted providers.

  • Make appropriate outside agency referrals.

  • Follows through with all aspects of coordination including discharge planning for the transitions of care.

  • Assesses and coordinates resources needs for specific patient populations.

  • Demonstrates & understands the needs of the following age specific categories; neonatal, pediatric,

  • adolescent, geriatric and implements a discharge plan tailored to the age specific needs of the patient.

  • Confirms plan of care goals and anticipated plan of care through discussions with interdisciplinary

  • team/review of documentation.

  • Communicates plan of care goals or best practices to interdisciplinary team including the physician.

  • Uses ALLSCRIPTS to facilitate electronic referrals for discharge planning.

  • Consults and communicates, as appropriate, with designated Case Manager leader regarding difficult

  • practice issues.

  • Adheres to state and federal regulations pertaining to discharge.

  • Implements discharge plan in accordance with physician direction and patient/caregiver agreement.

  • Assesses patient/family learning style and appropriately teaches and documents understanding.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care.

  • Social Worker MSW

  • Works in collaboration with Case Managers, Home Service Coordinators and Utilization Reviewers to

  • ensure seamless and timely delivery of services.

  • Maintains updated referral resources.

  • Assess, coordinates and proactively evaluates discharge readiness with CM and use of resources and

  • discusses variances on an as needed basis with treatment team.

  • Participates in Family Conferences and Interdisciplinary Team Meetings in coordination with Case

  • Manager.

  • Reviews variance in


Physical Requirements

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications