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Social Worker

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Blacksburg
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team. We are seeking a full-time Social Worker for our facility to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now! We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. The medical social worker is responsible for promoting patient-centered care by evaluating psychosocial needs, providing community service coordination for identified patient populations, and providing support and crisis intervention where indicated. The social worker acts as a liaison between the patient and community resources/post-acute care providers. The social worker creates and facilitates timely implementation of discharge plans and arranges post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. The social worker facilitates patient movement across the continuum of care and identifies, addresses, and tracks barriers to patient throughput. SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS ROLE INCLUDE: In partnership with RN Case Manager, the social worker is responsible for ensuring the post-acute medical needs and level of care are appropriate The social worker will respond timely to referrals from RN Case Manager or other staff when risk factors for social determinants of health are identified Perform thorough assessments and develop appropriate plans of care for high risk patients with discharge planning or psychosocial needs Perform proactive discharge planning Provide expertise in post-acute services and community resources Identify and address barriers to discharge and recovery, including financial, emotional, psychosocial, medical, spiritual Provide psychosocial support and resources Provide education to patients and caregivers regarding community resources and post-acute level of care criteria, benefits, and coverage Assist in coordinating and facilitating family conferences Engage in community outreach and program development to support patient and caregiver needs Participate in interdisciplinary care planning process Maintain effective communication between members of the care team Provide expertise in ethics cases Assist patients and caregivers with end of life issues, from advance directives to grief support Provide psychosocial support to patients and caregivers for adjustment to patients’ chronic and/ or terminal illness/death Qualifications EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work (required) Master of Social Work Degree from an accredited school of social work (preferred) EXPERIENCE: Basic social worker skills including but not limited to empathy, sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity, advocacy, communication and crisis intervention (required) Knowledgeable about internal, community and post-acute care resources (required) Acute care social work experience (preferred) HOURS: Full-Time Day Shift ( 8 hour shifts; M-F) Holiday rotation coverage LewisGale Hospital Montgomery (LGHM) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia, in the backyard of the  Virginia Tech University   campus.  LGHM is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) hospital and is a 146-bed acute care facility. Most importantly, we hold a distinction for being a Magnet Facility and are recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer. Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Blacksburg , Social Worker, Other , Blacksburg, Virginia

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