Licensed Social Services Professional- LMSW $5K sign on bonus!

Job Number
207806
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
Shift
Day
Department
Banner Casa Grande Medical Ctr - Case Mgmt-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
1800 E. Florence Blvd.
City & State
US-AZ-Casa Grande
Posting Category
Social Services

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Licensed Social Service Professiona (LMSW) $5K sign on bonus!

Case Management Services provides nurse case managers and master's prepared Social Work services to patients and families to provide comprehensive evaluation of medical and psychosocial issues in order to create safe and effective transition care plans. The Case Management department provides Licensed Masters prepared Social Work coverage to Banner for both inpatient units and the emergency room.  Provision of Licensed Social Work service 7 days each week requires coverage by core associates. Social service provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments for adults, women and children in all areas of the WIS/PEDS service line.

 

Required: Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)

 

Shift = 7:00am-5:30pm, four 10-hour shifts, every other weekend, 1 major and 1 minor holiday

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About Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center is a 150+ bed acute-care hospital located midway between Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz. The communities around Banner Casa Grande are experiencing significant growth and our hospital is growing with it. In the past five years, a $25 million expansion was completed. Departmental renovations and updates are ongoing, the newest addition being our Interventional Cardiology program. As the newest addition to Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, you'll have access to a vast network of colleagues and expanded access to career opportunities. Begin your Banner journey with Banner Casa Grande Medical Center.

 

Learn more about the City of Casa Grande, A city that has it all.

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position develops, coordinates and provides social work services to patients and families who are faced with social, emotional and situational stressors precipitated by illness, injury, and/or disability. The goal is to aid in adaptation and empower the patient and the family to participate to the fullest of their abilities in the discharge planning process. This position provides developmentally appropriate care for the population that it serves which includes planning for the safe discharge and continuity of care, the ability to recognize and plan for the unique needs of all ages as well as the physically disabled, mentally ill, chronically ill and terminally ill patient.


Essential Functions

  • Processes and facilitates the assessment with analysis of functional and psychological needs of the patient within the framework of his/her developmental stage, functional abilities, cultural milieu, and support network. Assessment of the relationship of the patient's medical needs to the patient's home situation, financial resources, and availability of community resources. Assessment of the social and emotional factors related to the patient's illness, need for care, response to treatment, and adjustment to care. Assessment includes: initial assessments, behavioral observations, test (MMSE, depression screening, substance abuse screening), resource identification - strength based, collection and analysis of information to determine an individuals treatment needs.

  • Formulates a plan of intervention acceptable to the patient, family, and health care team. Facilitate adjustments to the plan of care when necessary to promote enhanced outcomes. Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to develop, manage, and communicate patient needs and discharge plans.

  • Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the transitional care plan to include the discharge plan.

  • Provides advocacy, assistance, support, counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families. Facilitates hospital-sponsored support groups.

  • Functions in a liaison role between the hospital and community in making community resources available to the patient and family.

  • Maintains knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits to assist patients with discharge planning and choices. Knowledge of contemporary behavioral health and system theories relevant to health care, end of life dynamics, and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling, substance abuse identification and interventions, support of victims of abuse, neglect, or violence. Provides professional education to staff and community.

  • Gather / assessing information, apply counseling and developmental theories, utilizing diagnostic frameworks, and engage in collaborative treatment planning.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Requires a Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field. A Masters Degree in Social Work may be required in some areas based on business need and compliance.

    Requires a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) (equivalent*) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). An equivalent license applies to states that do not recognize an LMSW; therefore, the employee must possess a Masters Degree and be a Licensed Social Worker. For assignments in an acute care setting, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is also required.

    Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years acute care hospital experience. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Social Worker MSW in the specialty area.

    Must have knowledge of government/community resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care or any other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, human relations skills and time management skills. In acute care, must be able to work flexible hours and take rotating call after hours.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.