Mercy Health

  • Social Worker II | FT Days

    Requisition ID
    2019-798132
    Category
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days
    Department
    Cancer Support Services
    Location
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • 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

    Provides social work services for patients and families to enhance their psychosocial functioning.  Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

    Qualifications:

    We’re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

     

    Required:

     

    • Education: Master's degree in Social Work
    • Licensure: Current license in Social Work, Master’s level or above, in the state of employment required (includes LMSW and LCSW)
    • Experience: 2-3 years’ experience in IP or OP hospital or clinic setting.  Experience using clinical aspects of medical Social Work.
    • Certifications:
      Other: Co-worker must be able to communicate orally and in writing. Co-worker must be able to listen and to understand and explain complex situations.

    Minimum Preferred

    • Strong assessment skills, time management skills, critical thinking skills.
    • The assessment, care and treatment provided by Social Worker II will be consistent with the specific age-related needs of the patient. Is competent to care for patient age groups of adult and geriatric patients.
    • Skills and knowledge of human behavior and clinical aspects of medical Social Work.
    • Acute care setting preferred

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Works closely with the Oncology Nurse Navigation Team as well as other interdisciplinary team members.
    • Serves as advocate for the patient/family to the interdisciplinary team and encourages patient/family participation in the plan of treatment and follow care.
    • Is knowledgeable of community resources and utilizes resources wisely for practical and complex needs of the patient and families.
    • Assures that the related emotional and social needs of the patient are met and maintained on an individual basis.
    • Completes initial assessments on each patient to include demographic and psychosocial information. Assures information is documented in medical record for each discipline to use.
    • Assists patients and family members with identifying and referring follow-up needs for ongoing mental health, medical, and other services.
    • Ongoing knowledge and understanding of insurance related issues and processes.
    • Completes required documentation on clinical record.
    • Facilitates and participates in patient support groups and programs.
    • Keeps abreast of regulatory changes. Participates in annual review and revision of policies.
    • Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments, and change. 
    • Communicates with patients and families in a timely manner regarding patients' needs.
    • Develops and maintains relationships with community agencies.
    • Communicates patient goals and changes in status to other interdisciplinary team members and utilizes input to revise intervention for optimum patient benefit.
    • Makes independent decisions in routine and complex situations and informs appropriate persons of actions and results.
    • Gives thorough information to Clinical Manager or other covering clinicians as needed. 
    • Maintains knowledge base of technology available through continuing education and applies knowledge to current social work practice.
    • Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products 
    • Complies with Mercy Safety/Risk Management policies.

     

     

    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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

     

    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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