Under indirect supervision the incumbent is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. The incumbent is dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. The incumbent is responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient â€“centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community.
The functions of the incumbent includes crisis intervention, patient/family intervention, high risk screenings, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post-acute placement on complex discharges and engagement as appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The incumbent establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff. The position reports to the Manager of Care Coordination
Master's in Social Work degree from school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education required
Current California MSW license required
One (1) year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required
Excellent customer service skills and presentation skills required
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills required
Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills required
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively required
Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation required
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities required
Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to healthcare, end-of-life dynamics and interventions, supporting victims of abuse, neglect or violence and community or financial resources for under-served or vulnerable populations required
Knowledge of SSDI, SDI and other government/county requirements and programs required
Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 required
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite required
Mercy Medical Center Redding offers comprehensive health care to nearly 300,000 residents in a six-county region. Mercy Medical Center Redding is an award-winning 267-bed regional medical center providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as specialized cardiovascular care, stroke care, orthopedics, neurological surgery, comprehensive cancer care, maternity care, and da Vinci robotic surg...ery. It is one of only two Level II trauma centers north of Sacramento and houses the only Community Level III neonatal ICU in Shasta County. In addition, the hospital’s network of care includes Mercy Home Health and Hospice, Golden Umbrella Adult Day Health Care, and Shasta Senior Nutrition Program. Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of the Dignity Health system of health care providers and are a sister facility to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/north-state/locations/mercy-redding to learn more.