Job Description

Location: Holy Family Hospital
Posted Date: 5/2/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: To be determined by experience
Department: 0301.40600 CARE MGT

Join us at Holy Family Hospital

Not many healthcare professionals have the opportunity to build a career with a great job and robust benefits while also caring for friends, family and neighbors. You can when you work at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill. As part of the Steward Health Care System, our goal is to offer low-cost, high-quality healthcare to the people who live and work near our hospital, so they don’t have to travel far for great care.

Our two campuses in Methuen and Haverhill have a total of 320 beds and we are a full service, acute care hospital offering comprehensive inpatient medical/surgical units, outpatient care, and 24/7 emergency services. We have three behavioral health units, cardiac telemetry, and critical care service lines. Our Haverhill campus offers all private rooms, and our Methuen campus offers a new state-of-the-art catheterization suite and Joint Center of Excellence named as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction+ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.

Position Summary: Social Work Care Coordinator FT Days Sign on Bonus Eligible

Job Description:

  • The Social Worker is a clinician responsible for social work services for patient population at Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
  • This worker will be under the supervision of a supervisory level LICSW, but will function with a great deal of autonomy and with specialized expertise in the area of department services.
  • They will also work as part of the interdisciplinary team caring for patients in various units of the Medical Center.
  • The Social Worker in this position is a Discharge Planner, working autonomously with the collaboration of a nurse case manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual and/or group counseling/therapy to patients and/or their families.
  • Support and advocate for patients.
  • Provide diagnostic evaluations and psycho-social assessments.
  • Place referrals for follow-up services.
  • Collaborate with clinical interdisciplinary teams.
  • Facilitate continuing care plans.
  • Provide crisis prevention.
  • Supervise/train other social workers and graduate students.
  • The social worker will provide counseling for patients, family and friends whenever indicated at time of diagnosis, regarding adjustment to illness, the emotional impact of diagnosis, and changes in lifestyle.
  • The social worker will offer continuity by maintaining a supportive relationship to patient and family throughout course of illness.
  • On occasions, when it is indicated, the social worker will counsel and support patient and other family in bereavement.
  • The social worker will provide case management for patients. This will include resource identification, concrete services as indicated and will often involve referrals to community agencies and assistance in obtaining financial aid.
  • The social worker completes documentation for social work activity in patient’s record on a regular and timely basis.
  • The social worker consults with members of the medical center team in regards to the psycho-social needs of patients.
  • Participates in staff in-service.
  • The social worker leads or co-leads a support group for patients and/or family members when appropriate.
  • The social worker participates where possible in community organizations relevant to the population.
  • The social worker will make a psycho-social assessment of as many high risk clinic patients as time allows. This will necessitate prioritizing problems when time is limited.
  • Patients who will be seen may include those with histories of mental illness, developmental disability, elder/child abuse/neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse. High risk patients will be followed through their pregnancies as well.
  • The clinical social worker will also see patients at time of crisis and will assist when possible in cases of need for concrete services. The social worker will see any patient wishing to place her baby for adoption, referring them to the appropriate agency.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Social Worker at entry level must have a master’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work.
  2. Certification/Licensure: LCSW required, LICSW preferred
  3. Other: Experience in the clinical setting preferred.

Benefits

We have many plans with various deductibles, which can cover individuals or families, so you can customize a plan that will work for you! Steward Health Care works with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to provide affordable health insurance for our employees in benefit eligible positions. Our Health Plans Highlights are:

  • Deductibles will not apply to services provided by a Steward provider (Tier 1).
  • Office visits copays will be $0 when a member uses a Steward Provider (Tier 1).
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse office visits will be $0 for all In-Network providers (Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3).

Other Benefits provided:

  • Dental, Vision, Health Care Savings Account, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Shift Differential, Tuition Reimbursement, and more.

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multi-specialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristics.

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