Social Worker MSW

Requisition ID
2021-150933
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Care Management
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
0600-1830
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Franciscan
Location
WA-BREMERTON

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary:


As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for assessing and providing support and intervention for the social and emotional needs of patients and their families to promote continuity of care and services. Work involves professional activities such as psycho-social assessment, mental health screening and referral, crisis intervention, environmental assistance, patient advocacy, after-care planning and others of similar scope and complexity, depending on the assigned work unit.

 

Note:


1) If assigned to Behavioral Health or Emergency Services, duties also include mental health assessment and evaluation.
2) Employees assigned to the Emergency Department must meet special requirements as outlined in the Minimum Job Qualifications section.

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Performs assessments, evaluation, mental health screening and/or mental health assessment and evaluation, and referrals, focusing on the psychosocial needs of the patient and family; facilitates family conferences as appropriate; identifies and communicates social, emotional and patient/family stressors to members of the care team as it relates to patient’s problems and plan of care.
  • Plans and coordinates interventions, provides counseling services and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for identified patients and families based on specific department standards.
  • Identifies and facilitates safe discharge planning along the continuum. Communicates and documents plan to interdisciplinary patient care team.
  • Promotes safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization. Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access and for safety and rights (e.g. victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, disability access or community-based services).
  • Ensures compliance with state reporting requirements and appropriate documentation as identified by department policy and regulatory requirements/agencies. Provides consultation to staff and physicians regarding reporting requirements.
  • Provides consultation and guidance to staff and physicians about patient psychosocial issues and needs.

Qualifications

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.

 

Licensure/Certification:


• 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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