HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker LMSW - PRN in San Antonio, Texas

Center City San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Our 354 bed hospital offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion, the only stand-alone facility in downtown San Antonio dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, has earned an excellent reputation, one baby at a time.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare and for the second consecutive year as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are pleased to announce it is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We have also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for our focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score. For more information, please visit our website atwww.sahealth.comand select Metropolitan Methodist Hospital under Locations.



General Statement of Duties:

The Social Worker is a member of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with the medical staff, other hospital departments, community agencies and others to provide continuity in care to the patient and their families. The social worker assesses strengths and/or stressors that impact patient functioning in order to identify available resources.

*Essential Job Functions: *

  1. Evaluates patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being by interviewing patient, family and significant others when performing psychosocial assessments. Makes recommendations to the health care team regarding psychosocial diagnosis and treatment options when appropriate.

  2. Ensures that documentation of assessments and interventions are filed in the patient’s medical record, and reflects the collaboration with other staff, patient/family, community agencies and others as appropriate.

  3. Collaborates with the health care team to facilitate discharge planning. Makes referrals to appropriate community agencies, maintains up-to-date information on community resources.

  4. Provides short-term crisis intervention counseling and emotional support to patients and their families, with focus on alleviating anxieties/fears relative to their life altering conditions and uncertainties of recovery. Assists patients/families to adjust to hospital routines; understand, accept, and comply with medical recommendations related to their selected interventions. Recognizes the need for long-term intensive counseling services and makes appropriate referrals.

  5. Makes appropriate referrals for financial assistance.

  6. Participates in patient care conferences and shares patient information with the team.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Requires a Masters Degree in Social work from an accredited college or university. Two years experience in the service area hired into preferred.

Bilingual preferred, but not required

Minimum License and Certificates Required:

Must have a current Social Work License in the State of Texas

Job: *Case Management

Title: Social Worker LMSW - PRN

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-83723