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Social Worker - MSW
Job ID 110271
Location US-AZ-Sun City
Posted Date 1/9/2013
Category Support Services - Positions
Facility Banner Health (Corporate)
Department 13950 W. Meeker Blvd
Position Type Full-Time-FA
Shift Hours 40
Hours Per Week 40 hr/wk: (1.00)
Internal Code A COREHTF
New Grad No
Internal Code B ..
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This position develops, coordinates and provides social work services to patients and families who are faced with social, emotional and situational stressors precipitated by illness, injury, and/or disability. The goal is to aid in adaptation and empower the patient and the family to participate to the fullest of their abilities in the discharge planning process. This position provides developmentally appropriate care for the population that it serves which includes planning for the safe discharge and continuity of care, the ability to recognize and plan for the unique needs of all ages as well as the physically disabled, mentally ill, chronically ill and terminally ill patient.
Assesses the functional and psychological needs of the patient within the framework of his/her developmental stage, functional abilities, cultural milieu, and support network.
Formulates a plan of intervention acceptable to the patient, family and medical team; proactively facilitates adjustment in the care plan or services when necessary to promote enhanced outcomes.
Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the discharge plan.
Provides advocacy, assistance, support, counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families. In the case of suspected abuse/neglect/exploitation, the Social Worker documents and reports where required. Assists with hospital-sponsored support groups.
Functions in a liaison role between the hospital and community in making community resources available to the patient and family.
Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to develop, manage and communicate discharge plans. Maintains current working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits and criteria, particularly as they pertain to long-term care and low-income patients.
Provides professional education to staff and community.
Requires a Master’s in Social Work, Counseling or related field. Behavioral Health Licensure required as mandated by state board Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years acute care hospital experience. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Social Worker MSW in the specialty area. Must have knowledge of government/community resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care or any other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, human relations skills and time management skills. In acute care, must be able to work flexible hours and take rotating call after hours.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.