The Social Worker MSW 1 provides patients and family members with the education and advice needed to cope with issues which arise from various emotional or physical problems as outlined by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners scope of practice. Coordinates a variety of services including crisis intervention, bereavement, client advocacy, referrals, prevention, education, discharge planning and implementation, and psychosocial assessments. Collaborates in the development and implementation of performance improvement initiatives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Conducts and documents detailed psycho-social assessments to interpret social, environmental, and medical needs of the patient.
Employs advanced practice methods in the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans. Provides patient and family education and serves as a professional resource.
Provides or supervises plan of care interventions to include resource and referral assistance, crisis intervention, prevention, education, patient advocacy, bereavement, therapy, and counseling as appropriate. Collaborates with the healthcare team and involves the patient and family in the development and implementation of plans.
Serves as a liaison with the community resources and their staff to facilitate smooth transition and placement of the patients within the assigned service line.
Collaborates with other healthcare team members to facilitate the interdisciplinary care of patients and achievement of positive outcomes.
Participates in performance improvement initiatives to include data collection and analysis, development, and participation in continuing education programs.
Prepares and writes professional reports, letters, and case summaries. Conducts and documents detailed psycho-social assessments to interpret social, environmental, and medical needs of the patient.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of human behavior, performance, individual differences in ability, personality, interests, psychosocial methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of the principles and methods to restore or enhance social, psychosocial, or bio-psychosocial functioning of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and communities.
Listening and interpersonal skills.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
Ability to gather, record, and analyze data.
Ability to assist individuals in recognizing and solving problems.
Ability to handle grief.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
– CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION –
Lic Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Lic Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Lic Master Social Wrk AdvPrac (LMSW-AP): Must have one of the following through the state of TX:
LCSW, LMSW, LMSW-AP.