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Social Worker I

Social Worker I

Requisition ID 
2017-759840
Category 
Other Allied Health
Position Type 
Part Time
Shift(s) 
Days
Department 
Inpatient Care Management
Location 
US-AR-Rogers

More information about this job

Overview

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We’re a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

 

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

 

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The Care Management model provides effective transition planning and length of stay oversight while encompassing quality patient care, patient safety, and financial components; promotes integration of a seamless care model; coordinates patient throughput; encourages healthcare team collaboration and coordination as evidenced by metrics; and optimizes performance and adoption of best practice.

The Social Worker, as part of the Care Management team, intervenes with patients who have complex or high-risk psychosocial needs. In addition, the Social Worker offers crisis intervention to patients and families and coordinates and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care.  This role receives referrals for individuals from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Care Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team).  The Social Worker performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the Mercy mission, values, and Service Standards.

 

Qualifications: 

Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

 

 

 

Education

 

  1. Masters in Social Work, Required, or has satisfactorily completed all requirements for the MSW but awaiting conferment by the educational facility, for all Social Workers hired after 12/25/2011.
  2. (Social Workers hired before December 2011 met previous job description education requirements.)

Experience

 

0-2 years experience in acute care hospital setting, Minimum Preferred

 

Certification/Registration

BLS (CPR) at hire date, required, or within 90 days of hire

 

Other Skills & Knowledge

  1. Strong verbal and written communication and facilitation skills.
  2. Strong assessment skills, time management skills, critical thinking skills.
  3. Advanced computer skills.
  4. The assessment, care and treatment provided by Social Worker will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. Is competent to care for patient age groups including neonatal/infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult patients.
  5. Skills and knowledge of human behavior and clinical aspects of medical Social Work.
  6. Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people and situations at all levels of the organization.

 

 

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

 

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

 

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

 

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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