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Social Worker (MSW) - Care Coordination

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 by Virginia Mason Memorial

Yakima, WA 98901
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

In collaboration with the patient /family, physicians, interdisciplinary team and external agencies, the Social Worker ensures the patient's progress along the continuum in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The Social Worker is responsible for identifying and initiating the most efficient discharge plan to expedite the patient transition to the next appropriate level of care and to reduce length of stay. This position is the organization's expert in assessing and managing the patient's psycho-social needs

Coordination with Utilization Management nurses and/or Case Managers for post discharge arrangements and advocacy for the patient in obtaining and negotiating resources to meet patient needs, as necessary. Interviewing patients/families to complete a thorough and timely psycho-social assessment and to evaluate current support systems available to the patient and family. Identifying patient goals. Preparing for and participating in multi-disciplinary rounds on assigned nursing unit for the purpose of updating the team on the discharge plan/needs and to identify potential social work referrals. Completing assessments, per department standards, based upon information from multiple sources including the patient, family, nursing staff, physician, as well as, information discussed in multi-disciplinary rounds.Providing patient/family education, adjustment to illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention.

Education: Master's degree in Social Work required.
Experience: Licensed Certified Social Work (LCSW) preferred. Minimum of two years' experience in acute care, discharge planning experience with knowledge of community resources preferred.
Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Case Management certification (ACM, CCM) preferred.
1. Current LICSW-Washington State, Licensed Advanced SW-Washington State or Current Counselor Agency Affiliated Registrations within 60days of hire-Washington State required, BLS for healthcare if applicable to location. Required for: outpatient environments (Compass Care, Early Intervention, Transitions, Cleft Lip & Palate, North Star Lodge/Oncology Care, Signal Health & Spiritual Care)
2. Current Washington State driver's license and proof of insurance if applicable to location
3. Cell phone for use during working hours, car for travel to and from home visits during shift, if applicable.

About Us:
Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a three-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

"Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."

Reference: 569309543