Position Summary: The Medical Social Worker III is responsible and accountable for assessing the psychological, social, emotional, cultural and/or financial needs that impact patients’ health and recovery. The MSW III shall: • Utilize social service, supportive counseling, and clinical knowledge in the assessment of these needs • Address assessed needs in a timely manner • Develop a Discharge plan in collaboration with patient/family and interdisciplinary team • Utilize knowledge of payer source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options to maximize patients’ successful disposition • Perform delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care at NSMC • Serve as a resource for issues of financial assistance and/or resources that promote continued independence for patients • Assist patients and families in matters related to advance directives and guardianship and proxy decision making • Perform psychiatric evaluations for patients on mental health, drug and/or alcohol holds as necessary
Benefits We Offer: We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
About North Suburban Medical Center: At North Suburban, our mission is to - above all else, care and improve lives. We are always here. Count on us.
For many years, North Suburban has served the north metro Denver community. At North Suburban, you will find the strongest history of quality of any north Denver hospital, and that dedication to quality continues today. As an award-winning hospital with caring staff members, we are here to partner with you and keep you healthy.
Service For the Community: North Suburban Medical Center has a number of medical services for you. From around the clock ER care to robotic surgery and hospital services, we strive to provide the medical services that our community needs. For the children in our community, we provide kid-friendly emergency room care, and have a dedicated pediatric hospital unit. As an affiliate of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for children, we can connect children with whatever medical needs they have.
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: State of Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). BLS certification required.
B. Education: MSW
C. Experience: 3-5 years recent clinical social work experience, preferably in an acute care setting .
D. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have the ability to assess information, apply critical thinking processes to determine course of action, and relay this information to the interdisciplinary team. Requires: excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; solid knowledge base in psychosocial assessment; knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid criteria for benefits and accessing resources. Must be able to prioritize workload, and develop efficient methods of managing time.
Degree of Supervision Required: Minimal; expected to be self directed.
Orientation Period: Minimum of 2 weeks training/orientation contingent upon experience. Extensive orientation may be required and will be determined by Department Director/Designee.
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