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Medical Social Worker - Home Health

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Job ID: 1060
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.60
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Social Worker - Home Health for a Part Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $30.57, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the provision of direct social work service in Home Health and/or Hospice utilizing the professional healthcare process of assessment, problem identification/planning, action/intervention and clinical goal/outcome evaluation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Providing direct casework services to clients related to their medical/psychiatric diagnosis, including biopsychosocial assessment, assisting with long-term planning and decision making, crisis intervention and short-term therapy.
  • Performing holistic evaluation of patient/home, developing an appropriate plan of care, initiating discharge planning, evaluating progress towards goals and monitoring achievement of desired outcomes.
  • Providing skilled social work services to patients and education/instruction to patients and caregivers according to the home care/hospice plan of treatment.
  • Performing holistic assessment and, as clinical indicated, coordinating and modifying the plan of care with the patient, caregiver, case manager, primary physician and other members of the inter/multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
  • Evaluating patient/home environment as related to holistic healthcare/social needs and making appropriate referrals to other services, agencies and community resources as clinically indicated in collaboration with the case manager and primary physician.
  • Coordinating social work services, collaborating and communicating with other members of the inter/multi-disciplinary team to assure an appropriate and smooth flow of care/services for the patient through the care continuum.
  • Evaluating, reviewing, and revising the patient’s social work plan of care on a regular basis and, as clinically indicated, taking prompt action in response to changes in the patient’s health condition in collaboration with the case manager.
  • As part of on-going discharge planning and care coordination, evaluating interventions and outcomes of social work services by reviewing goals set in plan of care utilizing plan of care and physician’s orders.
  • Providing services to a generally adult patient/caregiver population and given area of clinical specialty and skill.May also provide services to pediatric population.
  • Providing services to all patients utilizing appropriate universal infection control precautions and practices (standard and transmission based precautions), including individuals with communicable diseases.
  • For incorporation into the home care/hospice record, provide skilled and timely clinical documentation in compliance with regulatory, quality and Agency guidelines.
  • Performing quality/outcome oriented home visits and other job duties according to Agency productivity standards.
  • Proactively initiating and participating in patient care inter/multi-disciplinary case conferences and meetings, as well as education and in-service programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of Social Work required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of two year experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community health, welfare, and social agencies is required.
  • Commensurate with educational preparation, demonstrates the ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs for nursing care.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • BLS required.
  • A valid applicable state driver’s license and auto insurance is required.
  • WA:License as required by state to practice as a Social Worker:
    • Minimum requirement is LASW (Licensed Advanced Social Worker), LSWAA (Licenses Social Worker Associate Advanced), LCWAIC (Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical).
    • LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) also meets licensure requirement but exceeds minimum requirement.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Collaborative/cooperative working and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of patients and caregivers.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Flexible and able to function independently.

OSHA:

This is a category II job classification per OSHA standards.Normal work involves no exposure to bloodborne pathogens, but exposure may be occasionally required.

PHSW – PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE 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.
  • Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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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