Clinical Social Worker
Company: Legacy Health
Posted on: January 6, 2021
Clinical Social Worker
Job ID: 20-15165Type: Part Time - BenefittedSalmon Creek Medical
Are you committed to holistic patient-centered care? Do you thrive
providing adult and pediatric care in a variety of settings? If you
want to grow as an empathetic advocate for the needs of vulnerable
populations, you may be perfect for our Legacy team.
With compassion and commitment, Clinical Social Workers embody the
Legacy mission of making life better for others. They do this by
evaluating the psychosocial and mental health issues of patients to
ensure transition planning, crisis management, and
planning/coordination of both internal and external services. They
assess intervention strategies to address behavioral and addiction
issues, as well as end-of-life care and informed decision making
about therapeutic options. Our Clinical Social Workers are
advocates not just for our patients, but also for their surrogates,
family members, caregivers and health care providers.
Provides social work services in a variety of adult and pediatric
settings across the health care continuum with a focus on holistic
patient-centered care and attention to the needs of vulnerable
populations. Works both independently and collaboratively as part
of a multi-disciplinary team. Key services include (but are not
limited to) comprehensive evaluation of psychosocial and mental
health status, legal and safety considerations, brief counseling,
transition planning, crisis management and planning and
coordination of both internal and external services. Services may
also include assessment and intervention strategies to address
behavioral health and addiction issues, as well as end-of-life care
and informed decision making about therapeutic options and
communication with surrogates, family members, caregivers and
health care providers. May also provide education and facilitate
and/or lead support or treatment groups. Throughout the care
continuum, social workers will aim to enhance the capacity of
people to address their own needs.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited School of Social
This position requires a minimum of one-year relevant experience.
Experience in one or more of the following areas strongly
Broad knowledge of the principles of social work and the ability to
apply them, integrating knowledge of normal development and the
aging process, changes related to illness, and the needs of
patients with acute, chronic and terminal illness.
Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and
treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic
illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side
effects; and medical terminology.
Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and
provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals
from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and
other diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including an ability to
effectively triage patient and family needs.
Ability to address the psychosocial functioning and needs of
patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a
treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths,
weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration
with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team.
Ability to engage in patient/family discussions of health care
goals and decisions with attention to cultural and health literacy
Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to deal
effectively with complex situations.
Ability to consider the differential influences of the environment,
society and culture and develop cultural competence in practice
that promotes inclusiveness in the work environment.
Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication for
effective and appropriate interactions with patients, families,
physicians and staff.
Ability to effectively engage in care coordination and transition
Demonstrated ability to locate, utilize and advocate for
patient/family access to health care and community resources.
Demonstrated ability to organize and lead clinical groups.
Ability to navigate electronic medical record and effectively
utilize basic computer programs.
Knowledge of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and an
ability to be a resource to all team members regarding such issues
and knowledge of current health care environment.
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems
applicable to job functions.
LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
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