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License Medical Social Worker - Hospital-based

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Boise
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Full time



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.


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 required.


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 program.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric as applicable).

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 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 solutions.

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.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Boise , License Medical Social Worker - Hospital-based, Other , Boise, Idaho

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