Emergency Department Social Worker (ED SW)
Singing River Health System - Pascagoula, MS

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3 years or more
Position Overview
The Emergency Department Social Worker (ED SW) is responsible for providing psychosocial support to patient populations of different ages and families within the Singing River Health System; most specifically to the patient population seeking care primarily in the Emergency Departments. The ED SW will focus on the Emergency Department uninsured population for care management issues, crisis intervention, coping, and community agencies - resulting in defined clinical satisfaction and financial outcomes.

The Emergency Department Social Worker must be able to work effectively under pressure and be self-directed. He/She must have strong written and oral communication skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, conflict management and team building skills, and strong organizational skills. The ED SW must have the ability to perform numerous tasks simultaneously with minimal errors while maintaining focus on the three part aim of better care, better health, and reduced costs.

Commitment to SRHS Mission
This individual must be forthcoming, honest and cooperative in departmental matters involving self or others, and must promote the SRHS mission of "world class healthcare and wellness." He/She must understand that the SRHS Corporate Compliance Program places the burden of proof on the provider to show that there was no intent to commit fraud.

Education
Graduate of an accredited School of Social Work, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Certification
Must be currently licensed to practice in the State of Mississippi.

Experience
Minimum of three years of clinical experience, Home Health experience preferred.

Reports to
Director of Patient Resource Management

Supervises
Personnel as assigned.

Physical Demands
Work is moderately active: involves sitting, regular requirements to move about the office, move about the facility, and to travel to another facility and to patient homes within the SRHS service area. Work involves exerting a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work involves using repetitive motions: substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers while operating standard office equipment such as computer keyboard and copier.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sound at normal speaking levels with or without correction; the ability to make fine discriminations in sound. Work requires close visual acuity and the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms/printed material that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Mental Demands
Must demonstrate keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making abilities. Must demonstrate communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must possess emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels. Must demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Special Demands
Job requires traveling throughout the SRHS service area – with the employee providing his/her own transportation. Must have a valid driver license.

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