Social Worker

Requisition ID
2020-144116
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Social Work Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8am-4:30pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health
Location
NE-LINCOLN

Overview

Support can come in many forms. Social Determinants of Health can have a major impact on a patient’s healthcare. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the Outpatient Family Medicine Clinics, the Clinic Social Worker is responsible for assessing and providing support and intervention for the social and emotional needs of patients and their families to promote improved health, continuity of care and services in the outpatient setting. This includes activities such as psycho-social assessment, crisis intervention, environmental assistance, patient advocacy, after-care planning and connecting patients to community resources.  For those Social Workers that have an interest in healthcare without evenings/weekends/holidays, this position may be for you! Start making a difference today!

Responsibilities

What you will do:

  • Assists in the identification of member populations needing care coordination and social work intervention.
  • Acts as a liaison with patients and families to physicians, clinical staff, community resources and others.
  • Conducts a psychosocial assessment and acts as a patient’s advocate, by responding to and working with patients to address needs and resolve their concerns.
  • Provides Health Promotion activities and education for patients.
  • Functions as an active team member by effectively collaborating, communicating and coordinating among all responsible parties of an individual patient’s multidisciplinary health care team striving to eliminate fragmentation, duplication or gaps in health care.
  • Optimizes patient and family independence and self-determination by providing education and health coaching, and assisting with improving problem solving and coping skills as needed. 
  • Works with patients, families, and caregivers in the primary care and specialty clinics to address barriers that may be affecting the patient’s health, including, economic needs, behavioral issues, services in home, disability, out of home placement
  • Identifies and links families to community resources.
  • Other duties as assigned within Population Health Care Management

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW).
  • Active Social Worker license as CSW, CMSW, LSW, or LMSW

 

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