Responsibilities This position will primarily work at the Temple Dialysis Center and float to cover the Killeen and Round Rock Dialysis centers as needed.
The LMSW is responsible for integrating counseling service with overall patient care through assessing the patient's psychosocial needs, planning, implementing and coordinating care through the continuum of care (clinic, hospital, and transition to the community). Supervises other LMSW or LBSW case managers. Under supervision of an LCSW, provides clinical work services. Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
DEMONSTRATES ABILITY TO WORK IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM AND KNOWLEDGE OF GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE THAT INCLUDES INTERVIEWING, ASSESSMENT, PLANNING, INTERVENTION, EVALUATION, AND CASE MANAGEMENT.
*Evaluates patients through interviews and comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessments in order to make recommendations to the treatment team and establish treatment goals.
*Establishes and develops treatment plans and goals within the licensed treatment team.
DEMONSTRATES ABILITY TO PROVIDE MEDIATION, COUNSELING, AND SUPPORTIVE COUNSELING.
*Provides counseling, under supervision, involving social work assessments, group and individual counseling, and/or treatment to patients, families and significant others.
*Develops and provides stress management/wellness treatment plans for inpatient and/or outpatient populations.
DEMONSTRATES ABILITY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES AND PROBLEM SOLVING.
*Identifies and provides outreach in the form of information and referrals to community resources to patients and families such as shelter, transportation, and financial assistance.
*Facilitates long-term acute and chronic care placement and other facility transfer arrangements.
*Facilitates availability of durable medical equipment and expendable supplies.
DEMONSTRATES ABILITY TO MENTOR INTERNS, PARTICIPATE IN PREPARED SUPERVISION, CONSULTATION, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, AND THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF POLICIES, PROGRAMS, AND ACTIVITIES.
*Provides supervision of LBSW staff, LMSW staff, other case managers, and field supervision of students from baccalaureate and graduate schools of social work.
*Collaborates with teaching programs with social work degree programs, schools of medicine, and nursing school programs.
*Demonstrates initiative and leadership in developing services which respond to patient care demands.
*Provides social work practice based upon continuous quality improvement.
*Assess patient and family advocacy needs, and coordinates advocacy activities within the hospital and the community with the emphasis on client self-determination.
MAINTAINS ACCURATE, TIMELY AND APPROPRIATE CLINICAL RECORDS AND ADHERS TO THE TEXAS STATE SOCIAL WORK CODE OF ETHICS.
*Gathers information in a thorough manner from all resources in order to fully document current patient status and prognosis.
*Accurately and clearly documents all patient records and electronic data submissions in a timely and professional manner.
*PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
DEMONSTRATES TRAUMA SERVICE DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES.
*Effectively communicates with the trauma patient and their families; acts as a liaison for their social needs.
*Effectively communicates with all members of the trauma team to include physicians, nurses, and trauma department staff.
*Participates in trauma patient morning report and patient rounds both in the STICU and on the floor with the trauma team.
*Assists and facilitates patient discharge planning and education in coordination with the Case Management Department.
*Follows-up on patients and family through hospitalization to discharge ensuring their social needs are met.
*Attends multidisciplinary performance improvement committee meetings (Trauma System PI, Trauma M & M).
*Performs patient discharge phone calls 30 days and 6 months following hospital discharge to address needs or concerns and obtain patient satisfaction.
*Responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of the ETOH/Drug SBIR program.
*Actively participates on at least 1 CTRAC committee.
*Designs, implements, and coordinates trauma patient support groups in conjunction with other support services.
*Participates in local, regional, and statewide activities centered around the social needs of trauma patients.
*Acts as the trauma department liaison with community resources/agencies (MADD, SADD, CPS, etc.) regarding social issues/needs.
*Assists with compiling information/data for verification/designation trauma survey.
*Promotes the benefits of the Trauma Program and Trauma System to professional and community groups.
*Maintains up-to-date informational trauma brochures for trauma patient and/or family use.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
*Two to three years experience preferred.
*Demonstrated oral and written mastery of the English language required.
*Training or experience in bereavement counseling and/or case management preferred.
*Demonstrates recognition of patient's right to privacy and confidentiality as well as understanding the record needs of the organization.
*Takes personal responsibility to understand, complete, and maintain the professional and technical licenses required for the position and furnishes Scott & White with the necessary documentation to substantiate compliance.
Experience: Minimum/No Experience
License/Certificate: Lic. Masters Social Worker
Department: RRkDia Hemodialysis
Standard Hours Per Week: 40