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Social Worker - Emergency Dept.

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Social Worker (MSW) for the Case Management Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Location: Santa Rosa, CA Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours Shift: 8-hour, Nights Job Summary: The Social Worker provides comprehensive services to include psycho-social assessments, community resource information and referrals to patients, their families and loved ones, ranging in age from infants through geriatrics, as it supports the continuum of care. Provides coordination of complex discharge planning needs, and facilitates multidisciplinary care team involvement to expedite plan of care for patients. Essential Functions:

  • Provides comprehensive social services to patients, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric, their family members and significant others. The social worker operates with minimal supervision in an intense environment with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills: verbal, written, listening. Ability to convey instructions, directions, and information appropriately and accurately. Ability to work with diplomacy and tact with persons of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ability to work as a team member.
  • Meets patient and family psychosocial needs regarding hospitalization with emphasis on problematic situations and post acute transition from acute care setting.
  • Responsible for complex discharge planning with the assistance of case manager.
  • Manages the multidisciplinary team meetings of complex patients, and participates in community networking.
  • Supports care management through securing and mobilizing community resources for the complex patient.
  • Screens and assists in all Adult Protective and Child Protective Service referrals, and also assists with conservatorship issues.
  • Delivers patient care competently according to social work performance standards for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient populations. Skills:
    • Ability to perform age appropriate psychosocial assessments, develops treatment plans, interprets findings to patients and families, and establish any needed treatment plan.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to provide crisis intervention, conflict resolution, problem solving techniques, brief supportive grief therapy and make appropriate referrals to community services for long-term support.
    • Ability to assess the degree of danger to self or others as well as grave disability and assist in referral to psychiatric services.
    • Clinical expertise in assessment of suspected domestic violence, child or adult/dependent abuse, and ability to provide appropriate intervention based on hospital policy.
    • Ability to successfully manage conflict.
    • Ability to efficiently and effectively organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals and objectives, plan ahead, and meet deadlines while working independently with a minimum of direction.
    • Ability to work with others effectively in order to accomplish tasks and functions.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of stages of human development, human behavior and cultural influences.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources.
    • Ability to document and orally communicate accurately, clearly and concisely.
    • Ability to use clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and examine clinical work.
    • Computer software skills in a Windows environment.
    • Ability to use problem-solving techniques to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Knowledge of and ability to perform mental status exam.
    • Skills, knowledge and ability to support the policies and procedures of the Case Management Department.
    • Coordinate and participate in Patient Care Conferences.
    • Serve on hospital and department committees, i.e. Bioethics Forum.
    • Support performance improvement programs and activities. Minimum Position Requirements: Education:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) from an accredited school of Social Work.
      • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of Social Work or Master's level degree in related field with equivalent experience. Experience:
        • BSW:
        • 2 years' experience in an acute care or skilled nursing setting, AND
        • Wide variety of experience in provision of social services/discharge planning, OR
        • Master's / MSW:
        • 1 year experience, preferably in an acute care hospital setting, AND
        • Wide variety of experience in provision of Social Work services. Preferred Position Qualifications: Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or license eligible. Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area. Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies. Company: Sonoma County Entities Category: Social Work Req ID: R356448

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Santa Rosa , Social Worker - Emergency Dept., Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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