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Social Worker

Company: Dignity Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewDignity 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 areas largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the communitys 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.ResponsibilitiesThe 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.QualificationsExperience:+ 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.Licensure:+ MSW requiredSpecial Skills:+ Strong mental health background is preferred. + ED experience is preferred. + 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.Connect With Us!Not ready to apply, or can't find a relevant opportunity? Join one of our Talent Communities (/connect?back=intro&in/_iframe=1&hashed=-435626305) to learn more about a career at Dignity Health and experience #humankindness.Job ID_2021-166087_Employment Type_Part Time_Department_Social Work Services_Hours / Pay Period_60_Facility_Mercy San Juan Medical Center_Shift_Day_Standard Hours_Varied, every other weekend is required._Work Schedule_10 Hour_Location_CA-CARMICHAEL_ Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Carmichael , Social Worker, Other , CARMICHAEL, California

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