Medical Social Worker (BSW) Job
HealthPartners - Saint Paul, MN

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Medical Social Worker (BSW)

Job ID: : 25746
Department: : HSC Infectious Disease
City: : St. Paul, MN
Location: : HP - St Paul Specialty Center 401
Position Type: : Part-Time
Anticipated Work Schedule: : Monday - Friday, 6.5 hours/day 10;00am-4:30pm
Hrs/Pay Period: : 60

Job Description: :
The culture at HealthPartners is one of ownership, pride, service, and most importantly, partnership. That spirit of partnership among employees, and with patients and the community is just one of the many reasons we were recently named one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine. Join us for a career that offers respect, support and encouragement. You’ll stay for the power of partnership.

Our continued growth has created an opportunity for a Medical Social Worker (BSW) at our St Paul Specialty Center 401. The purpose of this position is for service excellence to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. This position provides social work services for moderately complex adult cases.

SCHEDULE: (.80 FTE / benefit eligible position)
Monday through Friday, 10:00am-4:30pm

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program and State of Minnesota Licensure or license eligible.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with adults with chronic disease, seniors and/or home care.
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, family systems theory, individual and family counseling, and group process.
  • Knowledge of Community Resources including Medicare / Medicaid, financial aid, county, state, and private social service agencies.
  • Clinical Social Work experience with individuals and families.
  • Ability to work well with interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and think creatively.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Current MN Drivers License and car.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MN licensure at the LISW or LICSW level.
  • Five or more years of relevant professional Social Work experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to make frequent home visits and mobility to all GHI clinic and hospital sites.
  • Ability to communicate with patients and families.
MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Social Work assessments.

2. Information and referral for community resources to patients and families.

3. Social Work consults with GHI providers.

4. Case management.

5. Short-term counseling and/or pre-therapy.

6. Provide social work services to patients in line with department policies and procedures.

7. Duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Social Work assessments.

A. Assess patient’s situation in regard to social history, social resources, financial resources, environment, self-care capacity, mental/emotional status, strengths and weaknesses of psychosocial adjustment.

B. Facilitate establishment of plan to meet client’s needs with family, GHI and available community resources. Make appropriate referrals.

C. Assist family in accessing available resources.

D. Documentation and daily logs as indicated in Policy and Procedure Manual.

2. Information and referral for community resources to patients and families.

A. Establish and maintain resource file by county.

B. Establish contacts at county and community agencies to maintain updated information on programs.

C. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of financial resources in the community.

D. Assess patient / family needs and facilitate connection with appropriate community resources.

E. Documentation and daily logs as indicated in Policy and Procedure Manual.

3. Social service consults with GHI providers.

A. As appropriate for each individual patient:
1) Provide appropriate information to provider; or

2) Provide telephone assessment and referral to patient or family; or

3) Schedule home or clinic visits with patient for further assessment and referral or case management.

B. Documentation and daily logs as indicated in Policy and Procedure Manual.

4. Case management.

A. Assist primary MD in case management as needed.

B. Maintain knowledge of GHI contract benefits.

C. Maintain knowledge of eligibility requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, SSI / SSDI, and other county, state and federal program requirements and services.

D. Maintain knowledge of and working relationships with GHI providers, departmental resources and referral procedures (behavioral health, discharge planning, member services, etc.).

E. Attend case conferences as requested and appropriate.

F. Documentation and Daily Logs as indicated in Policy and Procedure Manual.

5. Short-term counseling or pre-therapy.

A. Assist patient and family members in identifying psychosocial issues/impacts of their situation, facilitate expression and communication of emotional reactions, initiate problem-solving process.

B. If patient/family situation dictates ongoing therapy needs (more than 1-3 visits) refer to GHI behavioral health or appropriate community resource.

C. Documentation and Daily Logs as indicated in Policy and Procedure Manual.

6. Provide social work services to patients in line with department policies and procedures.

A. Provide social work services listed above as part of the departmental team.

B. Documentation and daily logs as indicated in Policy and Procedure manuals.

7. Assist Supervisor in development of Social Work Program for GHI.

A. Assist in outreach to aid education of GHI providers about available social work services.

B. Assist in developing recommendations for the GHI system.

C. Other projects as appropriate.

8. Assist Supervisor in other areas of the Social Work Program as assigned.

A. May include Info. /Referral, Social Work Assessment visits and case coordination.

HealthPartners, nationally acclaimed for providing outstanding patient care, offers a comprehensive benefits package. To see a complete job description and/or to apply for this position, please visit www.healthpartners.jobs, click on job opportunities and search for Job ID # 25746.

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