Job Summary: Under general professional supervision, preforms social work/case management services including planning, organizing, treatment and inpatient discharge/disposition. Delivers social services in accordance with the approved plan of treatment and plan of care. Assists the physician and other healthcare members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 1. Knowledge of emotional and social factors that affect patient's health. 2. Knowledge of discharge and in-service education programs. 3. Excellent interpersonal skills. 4. Skilled in identifying problems/opportunities to improve care. 5. Ability to help the patient and family to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations. 6. Ability to utilize resources, such as family and community agencies to assist the patient to resume life in the community. 7. Ability to collect key information from the patient, family and the community as part of the social worker assessment. 8. Ability to communicate to the appropriate staff information about the patient's discharge plan. 9. Ability to manage time sufficiently to achieve established goals. 10. Skill in obtaining appropriate health care resources/services and educating others. 11. Ability to articulate the professional use of self in the relationship to maximize client's adjustment, enhance strengths and promote resolution of identified problems. 12. Ability to develop effective therapeutic interventions that are socio-culturally sensitive.
Education: Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited college or university, required.
Experience: One year of experience, required.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration: 1. Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR, required. 2. CPI (Crisis Preventions Institute) Non-Violent Crisis Interventions, preferred.
Location: Main Campus
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 921
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.