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Medical Social Worker - Vancouver, Washington

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Job ID: 18794
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking candidates for Medical Social Worker positions for the Care Management team at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. ***$5000 Sign-On Bonus***

We have a variety of opportunities available from .8 FTE - 1.0 FTE, and on all shifts;  day, evening, and night

Southwest Washington Medical Center is a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital that is part of PeaceHealth, a non-profit mission driven healthcare system in WA, OR, and Alaska. Located just across the river from the Portland [Oregon] metropolitan area. Vancouver is a great location where you can enjoy big city life or the serene countryside, with easy access to an abundance of recreational and cultural activities.

We offer you :

  • $5000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Relocation assistance
  • An excellent benefit package 
  • A non-profit mission driven healthcare system
  • A culture of caring and collaboration
  • Competitive pay based upon experience, with additional compensation for related certifications, and shift differentials

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact Lisa Wishard at  [email protected] or 360-414-2186.  To review our complete list of social worker job openings, visit our career site at careers.peacehealth.org. 

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.


Details of the Position:

  1. Responsible for identifying and interacting with medically and psychosocially complex patients and families who are likely to benefit from care management and meet high risk criteria and for coordination of discharge planning services for these patients in collaboration with RN Care Management and other members of the care team.
  2. Screen and identify patients who need care management per high risk criteria.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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.

What you bring: 

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) or may consider the following in lieu of MSW: 
    • 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 or related field with a minimum of four years’ work experience in a medical or healthcare setting, social service agency, or community organization focusing on health and/or welfare issues.

  • A Washington 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community health, welfare, and social agencies.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

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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