Provides advocacy, education, timely bio-psycho-social and environmental interventions for patients, and families as appropriate to achieve an optimal level of care.
The MSW strives to promote wellness, improved care outcomes, and efficient utilization of health services through developing a relationship with patients. To help achieve quality clinical and cost outcomes, the social worker incorporates real-time contacts with medical staff, hospital personnel, and outside organizations to establish specific treatment, cost and transition targets and facilitate transition planning.
Skills, Knowledge, Education And Experience
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) required as defined by their primary work state (Idaho or Oregon).
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) preferred.
Those colleagues hired before January 1, 2020 must provide licensure or proof of application in process in their secondary state by August 28, 2020. Individuals hired in this role after January 1, 2020, must provide licensure or proof of application in their secondary state by August 28, 2020 or within six months of hire, whichever date is later. Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling required Two years of experience in hospital setting or medical social work setting preferred. Experience in addiction services, mental health, or population health management desired. Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers certification from either AHA, ARC or the Military Training Network is required at hire in all units, unless currently certified in ACLS and/or PALS as defined in the SAHS Certification Crosswalk.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organizational Mission, Core Values, and Vision in behaviors, practices, policies and decisions. Completes bio-psycho-social and environmental assessments on identified and/or referred patients. As appropriate, provides bio-psycho-social and environmental interventions for patients and families/caregivers. Interventions may include brief counseling, supportive therapy, alcohol/drug assessment and referral, referral to internal and external community resources as needed, crisis intervention and grief counseling.
Provides consultations to physicians and hospital staff regarding patient and family bio-psycho-social issues through formal and/or informal multidisciplinary case conferences. Collaborates with health care team members to meet the emotional, mental, environmental, bio-psycho-social and spiritual needs of patients and/or their family caregivers. Participates in care coordination activities for those patients identified as needing social work and/or complex case management interventions. Works collaboratively with healthcare team members to efficiently allocate resources.
Documents assessments/reassessments and interventions provided to patients and families/caregivers in the EMR. Documents a primary and backup plan as appropriate in the EMR Documents and accurately completes data elements in the electronic database.
Responsible for coordination of care to mental health and/or substance abuse facilities. Follows established patient choice attestation guidelines. Responsible to coordinate with physicians and other legal entities relating to but limited to guardianships, holds, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Directives.
Conducts interventions that develop positive, longitudinal relationships and set appropriate boundaries with patients and families. Responsible for weekend and holiday social work coverage. Actively participates in department staff meetings and department sub teams.
This position is Monday-Friday, 8a – 5p.
Adheres to the National association of Social Work (NASW) code of ethics or the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics, and the State Licensure Board of ethics.
Trinity Health’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health’s dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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