Allina Health Social Worker-MSW in New Ulm, Minnesota

Social Worker-MSW

Requisition #

42375BR

Physical Location

New Ulm, Minnesota

Posted Date

23-Feb-2018

Dept. Name

New Ulm Intermittent Home Care

Hours Per Week

40

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Home Care Services provides skilled medical care for patients and families needing rehabilitation, advanced-illness or end-of-life care. With headquarters located in St. Paul, Minn., services are provided in 30 Minnesota counties, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 42375

  • Provides the expertise in areas relating to social service

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge to meet the physical, psychological aspect of all age groups

  • Evaluates patient and family information, selects appropriate social work methods, and develops, implements and evaluates a plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary efforts of the care team

  • Actively participates and provides pertinent information in discharge planning meetings

  • Provides support and counseling to patients/families experiencing and/or anticipating issues to adjusting to illness, catastrophic diagnoses, changes in living situations and bereavement

  • Consults, assesses, refers, coordinates interventions in cases of suspected or actual situations of abuse, neglect or domestic violence

  • Serves as the lead in obtaining legal guardianship and competency determinations

  • Completes and disseminates all necessary legal and clinical documentation as required

  • Serves as the lead in managing adoption related situations

  • Works with patients and family members to listen to concerns and diffuse difficult situations

  • Works with department managers to resolve patient concerns

  • Works with physicians to resolve patient concerns

  • Appropriately documents and communicates all patient concerns and compliments

  • Utilize tools and resources within Allina in order to efficiently document and organize patient and family concerns

  • Involves appropriate managers/staff/physicians in resolving concerns

  • Discharge planning

  • Professional accountability

  • Communication

Education

  • Masters degree required

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • Minimum of one year experience in acute care preferred

  • Additional training in acute, long term care and home health

  • Previous experience in staff and community education preferred

Skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles

  • Basic computer skills preferred

Work Schedule

Unique position with New Ulm branch of Allina Home Health and Hospice. Fulltime hours divided between Hospice program (including work as a bereavement coordinator) and Home Health programs.

Location/Community Information

New Ulm is nestled just 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, in the heart of the Minnesota River Valley. The town is famous for its authentic German heritage, celebrated in festivals, historic monuments, attractions, shopping and many cultural events. Three school systems, complemented by numerous parks, safe neighborhoods and abundant recreational opportunities, make New Ulm an outstanding place both to live and work.

New Ulm:

  • Located 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities

  • Population = 13,210

  • Service Area = 40,000

Community Resource Links:

Allina Health-New Ulm

Community Information

New Ulm Journal

Explore Minnesota

Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

42375BR

Mental Health / Social Svcs