Social Worker MSW (Nonexempt)

Mercy Health

Job Overview

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Knowledgeable about disease, treatment and psychosocial implications for individual patients and families as it pertains to their age and stage of psychosocial development; provides appropriate interventions and discharge planning services to patients and families; facilitates a smooth transition for the patient

throughout the continuum of care by accessing hospital, community and governmental resources; pragmatic in approaching End of Life and ethical issues and performs other duties as assigned. Provides clinical supervision to peers, Bachelor Degree staff, and students.

Essential Functions

  • ASSESSMENT: Assesses constantly for best resource allocation with patient management activities both in hospital and community systems to advocate for cost containment without jeopardizing patient quality efforts; Completes initial and ongoing assessment of the patient and family’s response to the diagnosis, living environment and discharge planning needs; Identifies and reports appropriate discharge barriers and avoidable days in order to promote the resolution process within the hospital or community systems; Provides assessment for the source and significance of social, psychological, environmental, emotional, and economic factors that may contribute to the health and response to treatment of both inpatients and outpatients of all ages and documents appropriately in the medical record.
  • PLANNING: Actively coordinates patient and family interventions with the attending physician, patient, family, case managers, and other staff; Develops treatment plan based on the assessment and mutually agreed upon goals with the patient, family and physician; Develops a plan of intervention, which is integrated with the interdisciplinary treatment team to establish continuum of care in congruence with ethical and legal considerations; Advocates, mediates, and negotiates a cohesive plan for maintaining or improving social supports and patient safety.
  • IMPLEMENTATION: Provide supportive counseling, education, and crisis management to patient/ family; Facilitate healthcare decision making and resolution of discharge planning issues; Provide psychosocial intervention for: neglect/abuse, adjustment to illness, bereavement, non-compliance and other psychosocial barriers to diagnosis and treatment; Maximize health status and minimize length of stay and utilization of hospital resources; Provide referral and linkage to health care and community resources.
  • EVALUATION: Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and actions in relation to the intended goals of the discharge plan; Revises intervention strategies and discharge plan as necessary; Identifies barriers in service delivery systems and advocate for change; Evaluates patient outcomes and participates in process improvement.
  • COLLABORATION/CONSULTATION: Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to enhance quality of care efficiency; Maintains a positive working relationsh ip with healthcare team and community agencies and services; Assists interdisciplinary team in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to illness; Functions as a liaison for the patient and the facility both internally and externally.
  • Maintains networks for professional growth and awareness; Works collaboratively with the health care team to facilitate the plan of care for inpatients and outpatients, as appropriate; Provides clinical supervision to peers, Bachelor Degree staff, and students.

Employment Qualifications

REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION: Graduate Degree in Social Work

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION PREFERRED: Licensed Social Worker, (LCSW) (LSW) in the State of

Ohio and Case Management certification (ACM, CCM, C-SWCM, C-ASWCM)


Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll Also Reward Your Hard Work With

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Work Shift



SS Quality – Care Management

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Seniority Level

Entry level


  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Hospital & Health Care

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