Social Worker MSW

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Care Management
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
6:00pm - 4:30am; Every Other Weekend Required
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan
Optional Work Location
Optional Work Location


CHI Franciscan has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.


Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!


Job Summary:

This Social Worker MSW position works closely with the multidisciplinary teams at the emergency departments to provide comprehensive care to meet the psychological and social needs of our patients. The role will have the opportunity to float between our three King County emergency departments. The incumbent will assist the primary Social Workers at St. Francis Hospital and St. Anne Medical Center, along with acting as the primary night shift Social Worker for St. Elizabeth Hospital. The position requires use of own vehicle to travel between emergency departments as needed while on shift.  


The position is on a full-time/1.0 FTE non-exempt status and is eligible for our competitive benefits package to include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, an employee illness bank as well as a strong retirement plan. The schedule for this role also allows for every other weekend off.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Performs a wide range of clinical assessments for patients at any stage of life including children, adults and older adults.
  • Perform full mental health evaluations for patients in behavioral health crisis and make recommendations for treatment and dispositions. Establish safety plans prior to discharge.
  • Perform screenings and/or assessments for patients presenting with abuse and neglect, sexual assault, domestic violence.
  • Assist patients with safety planning and/or connecting with resources for their health and safety.
  • Perform substance use disorder screenings including utilizing the principles of SBIRT and motivational interviewing. Make appropriate treatment referrals and recommendations.
  • Understanding of post-acute care options including skilled nursing facility placement, home health care and in-home services. Be comfortable explaining available resources to patients and families to make the best choice for their ongoing health care.
  • Knowledge of local resources and referral sources related to behavioral health care, homelessness, basic needs, transportation and general resources relevant to the target population.
  • Ensures compliance with documentation standards
  • Provides consultation to staff and physicians about patients’ behavioral health and psychosocial needs, and provide thorough assessment, treatment recommendations, referral and contribute to safe discharge planning.
  • Utilizes technology to video teleconference with patients, as appropriate.


Education/Work Experience:

Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field (e.g. sociology, psychology, counseling, etc.) required; MSW is preferred.  MSW required for the following departments:

  • Rehab
  • Oncology
  • Mother/Baby

Two years recent related work experience in a healthcare setting preferred.  Depending on the assigned work unit/service line, work experience in a specialized field may be required (i.e. Nephrology).


NOTE:  If assigned to the Emergency Department, an applicant must meet the minimum requirements of WAC 388-865-0238 (Definition of a Mental Health Professional) in order to meet the requirements of RCW 71.05 as relates to the provision of Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Department.



  • Current Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or
  • Current Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or
  • Current Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), or
  • Current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or
  • Current licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LSWAIC), or
  • Current Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHCA), or
  • Current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFTA), or
  • Eligible for Agency Affiliated Counselor; and the state must receive the application within seven (7) days of employment; and the credential must be obtained within 60 days of hire. Licensure must be obtained within 42 months.


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