HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker III in Thornton, Colorado

Position Summary:

Social Worker III

Full Time

The Medical Social Worker IIIis responsible and accountable for assessing the psychological, social, emotional, cultural and/or financial needs that impact patients’ health and recovery. The MSW III shall: • Utilize social service, supportive counseling, and clinical knowledge in the assessment of these needs • Address assessed needs in a timely manner • Develop a Discharge plan in collaboration with patient/family and interdisciplinary team • Utilize knowledge of payer source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options to maximize patients’ successful disposition • Perform delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care at NSMC • Serve as a resource for issues of financial assistance and/or resources that promote continued independence for patients • Assist patients and families in matters related to advance directives and guardianship and proxy decision making • Perform psychiatric evaluations for patients on mental health, drug and/or alcohol holds as necessary

Position Requirements:

A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: State of Colorado Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). BLS certification required.

B. Education: MSW

C. Experience: 3-5 years recent clinical social work experience, preferably in an acute care setting .

D. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have the ability to assess information, apply critical thinking processes to determine course of action, and relay this information to the interdisciplinary team. Requires: excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; solid knowledge base in psychosocial assessment; knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid criteria for benefits and accessing resources. Must be able to prioritize workload, and develop efficient methods of managing time.

Degree of Supervision Required: Minimal; expected to be self directed.

Orientation Period: Minimum of 2 weeks training/orientation contingent upon experience. Extensive orientation may be required and will be determined by Department Director/Designee.

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Social Worker III

Location: Colorado-Thornton-North Suburban Medical Center

Requisition ID: 03192-70440