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Medical Social Worker

Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.
Responsibilities
The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the Social Worker includes crisis intervention, patient /family intervention, high risk screening, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position requires at least 2 years clinical and/or medical social work experience.
  • Master's Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • Candidates must have a License, Clinical Social Worker.The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.
    We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
    • Retirement Programs
    • Wellness Programs
      Qualifications
      Experience:
      • 1 year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required.Education:
        • Master's Degree from a School of Social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.License/ Certifications:
          • MSW
          • LCSW is preferred.Special Skills/ Training:
            • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
            • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
            • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.
            • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
            • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.

Keywords: Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Carmichael, California

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