At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.
GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:
Provides advocacy, education, assessments and interventions to patients and families in the inpatient hospital setting to achieve an optimal level of care. Coordinates with medical staff and outside organizations to establish specific treatment plans and facilitate transition planning to achieve quality clinical outcomes.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required as defined by their primary work state (Idaho or Oregon), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
- Those colleagues hired before January 1, 2020 must provide licensure or proof of application in process in their secondary state by August 28, 2020. Individuals hired in this role after January 1, 2020, must provide licensure or proof of application in their secondary state by August 28, 2020 or within six months of hire, whichever date is later.
- Master's Degree in Social Work required
- Two years of experience in hospital setting or medical social work setting preferred.
- Experience in case management, addiction services, mental health, or population health management desired.
- Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
- Provides interventions for patients, families, and caregivers as appropriate. Interventions may include but are not limited to brief counseling, supportive therapy, crisis intervention, grief counseling, psychiatric placement/referral, alcohol/drug assessment and referral, and referral to alternative community resources.
- Participates in care coordination activities for those patients identified as needing social work and/or complex case management interventions.
- Works collaboratively with healthcare team members to efficiently allocate resources.
- Accurately documents assessments, plans, and interventions in the EMR.
- Responsible for coordination of care to mental health and/or substance abuse facilities.
- Responsible for following established patient choice policy.
- Responsible for coordinating with physicians and other legal entities relating to, but not limited to, guardianships, involuntary psychiatric holds, power of attorney, and advanced directives.
- Collaborates with physicians and hospital staff through formal and/or informal multidisciplinary case conferences to meet the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs of patients and/or their families/caregivers
- Responsible for weekend and holiday social work coverage.
- Actively participates in department staff meetings and other teams or committees as required
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric as applicable).
- Adheres to the National association of Social Work (NASW) code of ethics and the State Licensure Board of ethics.
Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health!
Visit www.saintalphonsus.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture, and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System.
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Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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