Medical Social Worker:
PeaceHealth

157850-en_US
PeaceHealth
Vancouver Washington
Healthcare
Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Social Worker for a 0.9 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 157850

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the provision of direct social work service in Home Health and/or Hospice utilizing the professional healthcare process of assessment, problem identification/planning, action/intervention and clinical goal/outcome evaluation.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Providing direct casework services to clients related to their medical/psychiatric diagnosis, including biopsychosocial assessment, assisting with long-term planning and decision making, crisis intervention and short-term therapy.

2. Performing holistic evaluation of patient/home, developing an appropriate plan of care, initiating discharge planning, evaluating progress towards goals and monitoring achievement of desired outcomes.

3. Providing skilled social work services to patients and education/instruction to patients and caregivers according to the home care/hospice plan of treatment.

4. Performing holistic assessment and, as clinical indicated, coordinating and modifying the plan of care with the patient, caregiver, case manager, primary physician and other members of the inter/multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

5. Evaluating patient/home environment as related to holistic healthcare/social needs and making appropriate referrals to other services, agencies and community resources as clinically indicated in collaboration with the case manager and primary physician.

6. Coordinating social work services, collaborating and communicating with other members of the inter/multi-disciplinary team to assure an appropriate and smooth flow of care/services for the patient through the care continuum.

7. Evaluating, reviewing, and revising the patient’s social work plan of care on a regular basis and, as clinically indicated, taking prompt action in response to changes in the patient’s health condition in collaboration with the case manager.

8. As part of on-going discharge planning and care coordination, evaluating interventions and outcomes of social work services by reviewing goals set in plan of care utilizing plan of care and physician’s orders.

9. Providing services to a generally adult patient/caregiver population and given area of clinical specialty and skill.  May also provide services to pediatric population.

10. Providing services to all patients utilizing appropriate universal infection control precautions and practices (standard and transmission based precautions), including individuals with communicable diseases.

11. For incorporation into the home care/hospice record, provide skilled and timely clinical documentation in compliance with regulatory, quality and Agency guidelines.

12. Performing quality/outcome oriented home visits and other job duties according to Agency productivity standards.

13. Proactively initiating and participating in patient care inter/multi-disciplinary case conferences and meetings, as well as education and in-service programs.

14. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work required.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Minimum of two year experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community health, welfare, and social agencies is required.
  • Commensurate with educational preparation, demonstrates the ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs for nursing care.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • License as required by State to practice as a Social Worker, LCSW preferred.
  • BLS required.
  • A valid applicable state driver’s license and auto insurance is required.

 

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Collaborative/cooperative working and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of patients and caregivers.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexible and able to function independently.

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

 

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.9
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $29.38, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Drivers License; Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker-Washington

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Behavioral Health/Social Work || Part Time || CARE CONTINUUM SVCS

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