Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/9/2020

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

*MSW-LCSW, 40 Hrs/Week, Day/Evening Shifts (8:00AM to 4:30PM/12PM to 8:30PM), Weekends As Needed

Position Summary:

The Social Worker will function as a member of the interdisciplinary renal team in providing social work services to chronic renal patients in various stages of diagnosis and treatment. Social work service is responsible for the out-patient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis units. The social worker is a member of the interdisciplinary team caring for the out patients at the medical center when they are admitted to the inpatient units.

If you want to make a difference in your community apply today!

Benefits to help you live well and be well!

  • Medical/Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k via Fidelity
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Worldwide Travel Assistance
  • Short- and long-term disability Insurance
  • Auto and Home Insurance discounts
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with all staff on the unit and in the medical center whenever needed for patient care, performance improvement, committees, focus groups, etc.
  • The social worker provides intake to the outpatient dialysis unit. They are responsible for tracking patients through continuum. They complete CMS documentation and collect other regulatory data. The social worker sees all patients entering the chronic phase of renal failure for initial psycho-social assessment and planning. Referrals generally are made by nephrologists.
  • Serve in a consultative role to staff on the unit and in the medical center whenever needed for patient care.
  • Provide social work services on unit(s), assisting patients and families to cope with plans and decisions that need to be made before, during, and after hospitalization or outpatient care.
  • The social worker follows each patient in and out-patient program and may assume either a case management function, provide crisis-intervention and/or ongoing-counseling services to the patient and family.
  • The social worker helps to ensure continuity of care for dialysis out-patients when they are hospitalized by provide crisis-intervention, performing liaison functions and by informing Continuing Care RN of pertinent extended care needs and on-going home care services.
  • The social worker is responsible for facilitating transportation arrangements to dialysis treatments, monitoring the appropriateness of transportation plan (i.e., continued medical necessity of ambulance) and where indicated, facilitating a change in transportation plan.
  • When treatment alternatives such as transplant, home-dialysis CAPD etc. are being considered the social worker attends family meeting and contributed to evaluation and decision making by sharing knowledge of the psycho/social by dynamics and counseling the patient as this is indicated.
  • The social worker provides in-service education to new staff regarding psycho-social implications of renal disease and provides consultation an liaison services to staff in such areas a patient management, understanding of case dynamics, eligibility for services/benefits etc.
  • The social worker plays a vital role in patient education by keeping abreast of all patient-oriented literature; coordinating and sponsoring patient education seminars with other key staff; co-leading support group for home dialysis patients.

LCSW Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in social work
  • Health Care Experience

Required Certification/Licensure:

  • LCSW, LICSW
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker must continue his/her professional education through readings, seminars, workshops, etc.

Additional Special Qualifications:

  • Must work with patients and families who are in crisis.
  • Be exposed to patients with major trauma, infectious disease, and/or emotional upset.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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