The Social Worker is responsible for the identification of and planning for psychosocial needs of patients, families and significant others to include the coordination of acute / post-acute services, discharge planning, and appropriate resource utilization within the hospital and the community.
The Social Worker facilitates the interdisciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate an individualized plan of care based on identified needs and available resources.
The Social Worker implements patient safety activities to include:
Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered
Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system:
uses system to document and report potential patient safety issues
Adheres to established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm
Attends in-service presentations and completes mandatory education requirements including, but not limited to, infection control, patient safety, quality improvement, MSDS, and OSHA standards
The Social Worker advocates for patients within the guidelines of patient rights and policy and procedures of Valley Regional Medical Center.
He/she supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service and participating in performance improvement efforts. The Social Worker demonstrates a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
The Social Worker will apply the mission, vision, and value statements of Valley Regional Medical Center in the fulfillment of social service functions and comply with hospital policies and procedures.
Master’s Degree in Social Work with current Texas license
Two years experience in Social Work, preferred
Knowledgeable of community resources
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form
Demonstrated evidence of critical thinking, analytical and decision-making skills, and negotiation
Demonstrated ability to collect, interpret and report data as requested
Demonstrated ability to perform basic word processing and spreadsheet functions
Ability to take call evening, nights and weekends
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