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Fri May 25, 2018 - 7 weeks ago

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Social Worker PRN

Northeast Methodist Hospital has played a major role in the phenomenal economic growth experienced in northeast Bexar County. It is licensed for 116 beds and has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade A. We offer a full array of services including 24/7 emergency care, open heart surgery, cardiac catheterizations, inpatient rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cancer care, intensive care and inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures.
Northeast Methodist Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center and is a Certified Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. We are recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium and as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. Our hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. For more information, please visit our website atwww.sahealth.comand select Northeast Methodist Hospital under Locations.
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*General Statement of Duties*:
The Social Worker is a member of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with the medical staff, other hospital departments, community agencies and others to provide continuity in care to the patient and their families. The social worker assesses strengths and/or stressors that impact patient functioning in order to identify available resources.

*Essential Job Functions: *
1. Evaluates patient's physical, mental, and emotional well-being by interviewing patient, family and significant others when performing psychosocial assessments. Makes recommendations to the health care team regarding psychosocial diagnosis and treatment options when appropriate.
2. Ensures that documentation of assessments and interventions are filed in the patient's medical record, and reflects the collaboration with other staff, patient/family, community agencies and others as appropriate.
3. Collaborates with the health care team to facilitate discharge planning. Makes referrals to appropriate community agencies, maintains up-to-date information on community resources.
4. Provides short-term crisis intervention counseling and emotional support to patients and their families, with focus on alleviating anxieties/fears relative to their life altering conditions and uncertainties of recovery. Assists patients/families to adjust to hospital routines; understand, accept, and comply with medical recommendations related to their selected interventions. Recognizes the need for long-term intensive counseling services and makes appropriate referrals.
5. Makes appropriate referrals for financial assistance.
6. Participates in patient care conferences and shares patient information with the team.



*Minimum Education and Experience:*
Requires a Masters Degree in Social work from an accredited college or university. Two years experience in the service area hired into preferred.
Bilingual preferred, but not required

*Minimum License and Certificates Required:*
Must have a current Social Work License in the State of Texas


**Job:** **Case Management*


**Title:** *Social Worker PRN*

**Location:** *Texas-San Antonio Live Oak-Northeast Methodist Hospital*

**Requisition ID:** *01574-85580*

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