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Medical Social Worker - Emergency

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Job ID: 38475
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Social Worker for a Full Time position at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington. Join the Care Management team in this .9 FTE Night shift role working 12-hour shifts in the Emergency department.  In this position you will be responsible for identifying and interacting with medically and psychosocially complex Emergency patients and their families who are likely to benefit from care management.

We offer you: 

  • $5000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Hourly compensation starting at $31.18, more depending on experience, additional compensation for WA State social worker license, and evening and night shift differentials.
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes three medical plan options to select from, dental, vision, a retirement plan with employer matching and base contributions, great Paid Time Off Accrual rates, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
  • A community hospital with a caring and collaborative culture
  • Relocation Assistance
  • A non-profit mission driven healthcare system
  • A supportive care management leadership team

About St. John Medical Center:

  • St. John Medical Center is a 150-bed acute care medical center providing services to Cowlitz County and surrounding Oregon communities. T
  • The area’s sole community hospital, along with our multi-specialty Medical Group,  provide dozens of medical specialty services and programs including emergency, trauma, heart, behavioral health, sleep disorders, bone and joint, cancer, birthing and women’s services.
  • 37 bed emergency department with level III trauma center with appx 50,000 visits annually

Moving to the area? Why you'll love Longview and the surrounding communities: 

  • Located just 45 minutes north of Portland and 2 hours South of Seattle
  • A variety of housing opportunities ~ live in town or in the country, all within 15-20 minutes of the St. John
  • No traffic congestion and an easy commute to work
  • Live in a family friendly community with urban amenities of Portland just 45 minutes away
  • St. John sits next to beautiful Lake Sacajawea, the Jewel of Longview, with 4 miles of walking and biking paths, fishing, kayaking, and numerous playgrounds
  • A Community College offering numerous Degree and Training Programs
  • A variety of entertainment from the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Stageworks Northwest, an Art Gallery, college sporting events, an amateur baseball team, breweries, wine tasting rooms, co-ed recreational softball leagues, and year around community events including concerts and movies at the Lake.
  • Endless outdoor recreation from golf, biking, hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting
  • Just 1 hour from the Pacific Ocean and 90 minutes to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

For additional information or questions, please contact Lisa Wishard at [email protected] or 360.414.2186

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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Detail of the position:

  1. Screen and identify Emergency department patients who need care management per high risk criteria. 
  2. Assess, develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive discharge plan of care through an interdisciplinary team process in conjunction with the patient and family. Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team to identify problems or needs that require special planning, intervention, teaching or follow-up.
  3. Identify key problems, strengths and resources to be addressed in the discharge plan of care. Coordinate and facilitate improved ability to comply with plan of treatment; counseling or support needed to cope with situation; improved ability to access appropriate level of care due to lack of financial resources or lack of available service.
  4. Actively support measures that promote effective use of resources.
  5. Identify, plan and arrange for appropriate services applying a knowledge of services available in the community, state, and federal health regulations and admission, discharge and appropriate level of care. Coordinate effective planning and arranging for needed services upon discharge.
  6. Intervene by arranging services, education and providing psychosocial support to prepare the patient and their family to manage their healthcare needs within the acute care setting and post discharge.
  7. Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and community resources when appropriate, regarding the multiple details of transitional care management plan. Consult with physician as indicated.
  8. Conducts evaluation to include appropriate documentation and the effectiveness of the Care Management services. Collaborates with team members to identify cause and adjust plan if patient’s health status is not improving.
  9. May counsel patients and/or families to facilitate and/or participate in community care services, in coordination with the physician and treatment team. Works as an integral member of the treatment team in the coordination of treatment and transition of care planning. Assesses and addresses both mental health and chemical dependency conditions. May perform risk assessments for suicidality and homicidality.

QUALIFICATIONS Required Unless Otherwise Stated

EDUCATION & LICENSURE:

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW).   In lieu of an MSW, the following qualifications and experience may be accepted:
    • Master’s degree in counseling or related field with a minimum of two years’ work experience in a medical or healthcare setting, social service agency, or community organization focusing on health and/or welfare issues.
    • Bachelor’s degree in social work with a minimum of four years’ work experience in a medical or healthcare setting.
  • Must have WA State credential in order to practice, either Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (applied for and received within 90 days of hire) OR one of the other applicable Social Work, Therapist or Counselor licenses at the time of hire.
  • American Heart Associations Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community health, welfare and social agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including sensitivity to other cultures and ethnicities.
  • Excellent skills in conceptual thinking, listening, problem resolution and planning.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and electronic medical records.
  • Knowledgeable about issues related to chronic illness, developmental disabilities, special needs, mental illness, grief and transition, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and senior abuse.
  • Good understanding and adherence to core social work values and ethics.

 LONGVIEW PHYSICAL AND CONGNATIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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