Social Worker (MSW) - Weekends
St. David's Medical Center - Austin, TX

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Position description:
Assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of hospital patients by providing counseling, crisis intervention and complex discharge planning services to patients/families.

Hours: Fridays: 8a - 4:30p, Saturdays and Sundays: 8a - 8p



: Master`s level Social Work degree. 3 years of experience in a clinical/hospital setting as a LMSW. Previous background experience with Pyschiatric/Medical patient populations. Previous experience working in a medium to large hospital setting.

A thorough working knowledge of social services in a direct health care setting is needed, including crisis intervention, support counseling and discharge planning. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in face to face personal contact with patients, families and visitors. Must have knowledge of community information and resources for referrals. Ability to learn simple computer entry and retrieval skills. Exhibits excellent guest relations behavior by telephone and in person. Discretion in handling high confidential information from patient charges and verbal reports, and ability to work with highly diverse patient populations.

Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.


: Licensure through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners at a Master's level or above.