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Nebraska Methodist Health System Medical Social Worker in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Provides medical social work services to adult and geriatric patient populations.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • Masters of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited School of Social Work required.

  • Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.

  • Experience

  • Three to six months of on the job training.

  • License/Certifications

  • Certified Social Worker (CSW) required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Not neccessary for the position (0%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Grasping

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Reaching

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Sitting

  • Speaking/talking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Hearing

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Assessment.

  • Assesses patient/family within 24 hr or next business day of referral.

  • Assessments to include identification of pre-hospital level of functioning and current patient/family utilization of community resources (Meals on Wheels (MOW), Home Health Care (HHC), etc.)

  • Assess and identify patients with limited support systems, level of functioning, and financial resources.

  • Assesses impact of illness of injury on social support system, level of functioning and financial situation, assesses psychosocial needs.

  • Utilizes standard form for assessments.

  • Refers patients to HSR ERASE when appropriate.

  • Medical Plan of Care.

  • Aware of the medical plan of care and collaborates with care coordinator regarding post acute patient clinical needs.

  • Communicates patient needs to the post acute care provider.

  • Identifies need for interpreter and communicates to department secretary.

  • Aware of community services and placement options available.

  • Discharge Planning.

  • Communicates with patient/family options for post acute care both private and community based and arranges same.

  • Formulates primary discharge arrangements and secondary plan (back up plan).

  • Collaborates with care coordinator regarding referral to pharmacy for options on medication cost/frequency to assist in discharge planning to SNF's.

  • Communicates with patient/family benefits/limitations for post acute care.

  • Arranges appropriate transportation for patient at dismissal.

  • Notifies patient, family, and care team of final discharge arrangements.

  • Referral as appropriate to Adult Protective Services (APS), Child Protective Services (CPS).

  • Patient/Family Teaching.

  • Communicates with patient/family options for post acute care both private and community based.

  • Communicates with patient/family benefits/limitations of provider for post acute care.

  • Communicates and arranges services for patients with limited financial resources.

  • Provides Medicare/Medicaid information to patient/family.

  • Interdisciplinary Rounds.

  • Communicates assessment findings and recommendations for intervention (i.e.: behavioral health, community services).

  • Participates and/or facilitates interdisciplinary rounds on daily basis.

  • Shares pertinent information with care coordinator and/or other individuals if not in attendance.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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