Social Worker LCSW

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

SCL Health Grand Junction, CO

Company
SCL Health
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
16006388
AJE Ref #
576198434
Location
Grand Junction, CO
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health and hope to our patients.

FAST FACTS ABOUT ST. MARY\'S AND GRAND JUNCTION

* Grand Junction , Colo. (estab. 1896) Population: 146,000

* Awe-inspring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument

* 300 days of sunshine

* Exhilarating outdoor adventures including hiking, camping, biking or skiing on the Grand Mesa

* Incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River

* Hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails

* A charming downtown full of great shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more

* The heart of Colorado's wine country

* Close to world-famous destinations such as Moab, Utah, Telluride, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs

* Regional Medical Center serving western Colo. & eastern Utah

* 2,020 associates, 434 physicians

* 346 beds (310 are staffed)

SERVICES & EXPERTISE

* Cardiac & Vascular Services

* CareFlight

* Center for Brain & Spine Surgery

* Emergency Services

* Family Medicine Residency

* Level II Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment

* Neonatal Intensive Care

* Orthopedics & Spine Center

* Primary Stroke Center

* Regional Blood Center

* Regional Cancer Center

* Surgical Specialties incl. minimally invasive & robotics

* Women's Health & Childbirth Services

For hospital information, Visit: www.stmarygj.org

For information on our community, Visit: www.visitgrandjunction.com The Social Worker provides services to respond to the emotional needs of patients and their families. This employee also assists with patient admissions and the referral process.

* As part of the admission process, meet with the patient and family to review policies on advanced directives, patient rights and non-discrimination.

* Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of patient problems/ needs. Meet with appropriate facility staff concerning patient issues. Provide social work consultation to patients, families and staff, as requested.

* Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by patient/family needs.

* Assist patients, as needed, with financial planning.

* Maintain communications with caseworkers.

* Keep the patients family informed of patient problems, personal needs, transfers and changes of level assignment.

* Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals. Act as a liaison between the facility and the community.

* Assure all documentation complies with applicable regulations. Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards.

* Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility. Attend and participate in facility meetings, as required. Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.

* Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.

* Perform other duties, as assigned.

The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.

* Bachelors degree in Social Work, required

* Current license/certification in the state of practice, required

* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, required

* Demonstrated ability to assess patient needs, develop and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process, required

* Masters degree in Social Work, preferred

* Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements, preferred

* One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred