POSITION PURPOSE: Two to three sentences describing the overall purpose of the position.
Provide clinical social work for patients, families, and staff to help them cope with psychosocial issues that require specific training or education. Responsible for psychosocial assessments, counseling, support, and referrals. Coordinate with outside agencies to place patients with mental illness and/or substance and alcohol dependency.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maximum of ten functions in order of percentage of time spent on functions from longest to shortest; do not list anything that does not represent at least 10% of the jobâ™s time. Please include supervisory responsibilities.
Provides support and counseling; assist patient and family to develop coping skills related to dealing with diagnosis, medical needs and treatment.
Assesses and reassesses social and emotional factors in order to help patients and families cope with problems in daily living, and to help them follow medical recommendations to maximize the patientâ™s health condition.
Collaborates with county and community agencies to promote continuity of care and continued services. Recommend and assist with referrals and introductions to appropriate financial resources, hospitals, clinics and community agencies for continuity of care.
As a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, contributes to patient plans of care, and documents psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and interventions in the EMR with documentation meeting regulatory requirements.
Provides support and counseling to assist staff with dealing with patient situations that can result in vicarious trauma or with the day to day stress of working in a healthcare environment
Collaborates with the SBIRT program in counseling those who meet substance and alcohol criteria.
Participate in the development of patient and staff support programs, as needed.
Role models the principals of a Just Culture.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
1 year of previous related experience required; healthcare experience preferred.
In lieu of a Masterâ™s Degree in Social Work, the person in this position may be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Staff with a provisional license will be supervised by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc. Must be familiar with MS Office and using printers, fax machines, and pagers.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
Internal Number: 7822
About Vail Health
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.