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Social Worker - Social Services PRN

Company: MERCY HEALTH
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

Social Worker - Social Services PRN Position Type: PRNScheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL SUMMARY : Responsible for the provision of basic evaluative, preventive, therapeutic, restorative and personal care services to assist in meeting the psychosocial needs of Mercy patients and their families, thus enabling them to better utilize medical care resources in order to achieve their optimal level of health. Applies fundamental psychosocial theory and methods to individuals, couples, families and groups with appropriate regard for the complexity of given problems. As assigned, provides social work services to patients at any and all points on the continuum of care, from pre-admission to post-discharge follow-up. May interact directly with persons of diverse ages. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Obtains social history information and identifies patient needs by interviewing the patient/family, reviewing the medical record, conferring with physicians and appropriate medical center staff and contacting other information sources as necessary and appropriate. Analysis and evaluation of patient situation is based on a thorough consideration of the patient's psychosocial situation. Develops individualized psychosocial case plans based on assessment and in conjunction with other members of the health care delivery team. Implements plan and monitors patient 's progress. Arranges for and/or coordinates a broad spectrum of discharge planning services. Consults with physicians, medical center staff, patient/family to determine patient's post-hospital needs and plans. Provides patient/family with information on options/resources available and strategies for utilizing these resources. Assists with all necessary referrals. Demonstrates ability to differentiate between emergency and non-emergency tasks and responds accordingly. Provides immediate supportive counseling and necessary assistance to patients/families dealing with a crisis or emergency situation. Assists with referrals to community resources when appropriate. Provides psychosocial counseling/treatment services to restore patients and families to optimum social and physical health adjustment within their capacity. Provides factual information and materials to patients/families and others. Possesses knowledge of public and private welfare and health agencies available to serve the community. Make referrals promptly to appropriate agencies for services suitable to meet patient needs. Screens patients for financial assistance and helps clarify insurance benefits. Supports patients and families in their efforts to address and cope with the economic stresses brought on by their illness/injury. Provides clinical social work consultation to physicians and professional staff through patient evaluations, case conferences, in-service programs and educational presentations. Maintains liaison with community health and social service agencies, establishes effective professional relationships by personal/telephone contact and correspondence. Documents social work activity in patient 's medical record. Prepares and maintains records/reports in a timely and qualitative fashion. Recognizes the role of a social worker in the department and how it relates to the overall function of the hospital regarding patient care. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS : Attends and participates in department and interdisciplinary team meetings as scheduled. Participates in relevant hospital and community in-service training programs as required. Participates in planning and development of social work programs. Make suggestions for improving the department's services. Participates in the education and training of social work students, in coordination and interaction with supervisor. Provides education and orientation to new staff members of the Care Coordination Department, as requested by supervisor. Serves as a consultant to other social workers in areas of specialized experience. Provides consultation services to other medical centers and long-term care facilities as requested. Works on special projects and social work related tasks as assigned. Participates on committees as appropriate. Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED : Bachelor's degree in social work, required. Understands medical terminology Knowledgeable regarding clinical interviewing techniques. Knowledgeable regarding social work principles, standards and ethics. Basic understanding of Medicare and Medicaid regulations and child/dependent adult laws and regulations are desired. Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2019-R Schedule: Part-time Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

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