Mercy Regional Health Center Inc - Manhattan, KS

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Schedule: On Call: 6-8 weeknights/month and 2 24hr weekend shifts/month

Position Summary:
Responsible for discharge planning, resource procurement, provision of crisis intervention, psychosocial needs assessment and support, and information and referral services.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
  • Coordinates discharge planning services, including the identification and procurement of needed resources.
  • Provides crisis intervention services.
  • Assesses psychosocial needs and provides emotional support.
  • Provides information and referral services.
  • Promotes and supports all standards of quality customer service.
  • Promotes continuous quality improvement in operations and in job performance.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested.



Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (upon date of hire) required.
  • 1 year prior social work experience in a health care environment preferred

Behavioral Skills
  • A personal presence which is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during emotionally stressful situations.
  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and to consult/collaborate successfully with others in the department and with hospital staff at large.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.

Technical Skills
  • Basic computer skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Current, valid LBSW license in Kansas (upon date of hire)

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds for short distances.
  • Frequently required to stand or walk.
  • Frequently required to sit in a stationary position.
  • Occasionally performs activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.
  • Constantly able to communicate verbally and in written form.
  • Constantly able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as phone calls and customer questions.
  • Constantly able to use hands and fingers to type, write, and file.
  • Constantly able to use near vision for viewing computer monitor and written materials.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate environmental issues.
Working Conditions:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to blood, body fluids, fumes, or airborne particles, and sharp objects potentially contaminated with blood borne pathogens or other infectious agents.

Position Scope/Patient Population:
  • This position has direct patient contact that provides care to neonate, newborn, children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.