Social Worker MSW
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ

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Post by Jobing - Location: US–AZ–Phoenix Posted Date: 9/27/2011 Shift: Night Category: Support Services – Positions Department: Case Management Services Facility: Position Type: Part–Time–PA Shift Hours: .. Hours Per Week: .. Internal Code A: .. New Grad: No Internal Code B: ..

Overview: Part–Time (24hrs per week). Varied Shift social worker position available at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Specific days include 1 Wednesday night shift from 8p–8a and 1 Sunday day shift from 8a–8p. 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. Responsibilities: 1. Assesses the functional and psychological needs of the patient within the framework of his/her developmental stage, functional abilities, cultural milieu, and support network.

2. Formulates a plan of intervention acceptable to the patient, family and medical team; proactively facilitates adjustment in the care plan or services when necessary to promote enhanced outcomes. 3. Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the discharge plan.

4. Provides advocacy, assistance, support, counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families. In the case of suspected abuse/neglect/exploitation, the Social Worker documents and reports where required. Assists with hospital–sponsored support groups.

5. Functions in a liaison role between the hospital and community in making community resources available to the patient and family. 6. Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to develop, manage and communicate discharge plans.

Maintains current working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits and criteria, particularly as they pertain to long–term care and low–income patients. 7. Provides professional education to staff and community. Job Summary: This position requires a Master's of Social Work degree with 3 years experience in the acute care hospital setting or three years post–Master's experience in related medical settings.

Knowledge of community resources, including AHCCCS and long term care is essential. Must have excellent communication and human relations skills and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other healthcare professionals. State certification and Academy of Social Workers certification preferred. Must be able to work flexible schedule and take call.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred.

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