The Social Worker provides services to respond to the emotional needs of patients and their families. This employee also assists with patient admissions and the referral process.
As part of the admission process, meet with the patient and family to review policies on advanced directives, patient rights and non-discrimination.
Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of patient problems/ needs. Meet with appropriate facility staff concerning patient issues. Provide social work consultation to patients, families and staff, as requested.
Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by patient/family needs.
Assist patients, as needed, with financial planning.
Maintain communications with caseworkers.
Keep the patient’s family informed of patient problems, personal needs, transfers and changes of level assignment.
Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals. Act as a liaison between the facility and the community.
Assure all documentation complies with applicable regulations. Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards.
Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility. Attend and participate in facility meetings, as required. Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
·The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, required
Current license/certification in the state of practice, required
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, required
Demonstrated ability to assess patient needs, develop and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process, required
Master’s degree in Social Work, preferred
Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements, preferred
One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.