At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who
are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about
coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by
these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the
highest quality of care.
GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:
Provides advocacy, education, timely bio-psycho-social and
environmental interventions for patients, and families as
appropriate to achieve an optimal level of care. To help achieve
quality clinical and cost outcomes, the MSW incorporates real-time
contacts with medical staff, hospital personnel, and outside
organizations to establish specific treatment, cost and transition
targets and facilitate transition planning. If assigned to the
Emergency Department, additional essential functions are
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree in Social Work with a current license in Idaho
required. Two years experience in hospital or medical social work
preferred. LMSW required and LCSW preferred. Adheres to the
National association of Social Work (NASW) code of ethics and the
State Licensure Board of ethics.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the
Organizational Mission, Core Values, and Vision in behaviors,
practices, policies and decisions. . Completes bio-psycho-social
and environmental assessments on identified and/or referred
patients. As appropriate, provides bio-psycho-social and
environmental interventions for patients and families/caregivers.
Interventions may include brief counseling, supportive therapy,
alcohol/drug assessment and referral, referral to internal and
external community resources as needed, crisis intervention and
grief counseling. Provides consultations to physicians and hospital
staff regarding patient and family bio-psycho-social issues through
formal and/or informal multidisciplinary case conferences.
Collaborates with health care team members to meet the emotional,
mental, environmental, bio-psycho-social and spiritual needs of
patients and/or their family caregivers. Participates in care
coordination activities for those patients identified as needing
social work and/or complex case management interventions. Works
collaboratively with healthcare team members to efficiently
allocate resources. Documents assessments/reassessments and
interventions provided to patients and families/caregivers in the
EMR. Documents a primary and backup plan as appropriate in the EMR
Documents and accurately completes data elements in the electronic
database. Responsible for coordination of care to mental health
and/or substance abuse facilities. Follows established patient
choice policy. Responsible to coordinate with physicians and other
legal entities relating to but limited to guardianships, holds,
Power of Attorney, and Advanced Directives. Responsible for weekend
and holiday social work coverage. Actively participates in
department staff meetings and department sub teams. Additional
Essential Functions while working in the Emergency Department:
Actively participates in assessment and development of Senior ED
Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all
assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric
Revenue Management: ensures the accuracy of documenting services
and supplies provided to the patients.
Completes a screening/assessment of physician assigned cases to
determine medical necessity/status determinations and transition
needs. Reassesses, monitors, and modifies as appropriate.
Participates in care coordination activities for those patients
identified as requiring case management interventions to decrease
fragmentation, increase communication and ensure effective
implementation of a transition plan.
Documents assessment of primary and back up plans along with
communications to patient, family and care team.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform the competencies / essential functions satisfactorily with
or without reasonable accommodation.
About Saint Alphonsus:
Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive
compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for
growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health.
Visit www.saintalphonsus.org/careers to learn more about the
benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to
you at Saint Alphonsus Health System.
Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting
diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work
environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and
respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff
reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity
Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination
against any individual with regard to race, color, religion,
gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.