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Clinical Non-Licensed

Social Worker

Job ID: R-33091 Job Type: Full time Location: Great Bend, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

This dual position is approximately 60% rural health clinic based and 40% home hospice based. In the clinic, the social worker is responsible for providing clinical social work services to patients and families and acting as an advocate to help clients to access resources while confronting their personal issues such as mental illness, addiction and abuse. Provides individual psychotherapy, family therapy and group therapy when appropriate and as needed. In the hospice setting, the social worker collaborates, communicates and facilitates coordination of services. The social worker performs an in-home intake assessment and ongoing in-home visits as directed by the patient’s plan of care and state licensure requirements. Additionally, the social worker facilitates grief support groups for adults and children. This position reports to the Director of Physician Practice Administration & Operations.


Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions
  • Complete psychosocial assessment on patients/family/support situations including social, psychological, emotional, financial, and other relevant factors to facilitate discharge planning.
  • Initiate timely plan for plan of care and modify plan as needs are identified and resources are determined.
  • Participate in daily multidisciplinary health care team meeting, provide relevant information in relationship to patient discharge readiness, options, and services. Identify actual and potential challenges and facilitate interventions to mitigate barriers to successful implementation of discharge plans.
  • Maintain regular contact with patients, families, and caregivers regarding anticipated needs, plans, date, treatment options, resources, and assistance, etc.
  • Advocate on behalf of patients, families and caregivers’ access to services; assist in navigating complex social systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge of available post hospital resources; and maintain adequate supply of resource materials for patients, families, and caregivers.
  • Educate patients, families and caregivers on effective ways to mobilize existing resources.
  • Complete all required choice forms, discharge notices, etc., per regulations.
  • Provide education to patients, families, caregivers on Kansas Advance Directives.
  • Ensure pertinent medical information at time of discharge is provided to receiving providers to affect a smooth transition/continuity of care.
  • Complete reports to Protection Report Center on suspected patient abuse, neglect, and or exploitation.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and teamwork, assist staff in the event of fluctuating census, patient emergencies, etc.
  • Plan daily routine to properly organize tasks and demonstrate willingness to meet immediate patient needs effectively and efficiently.
  • Supports the financial viability of the hospital utilizing established procedure and appropriate resources to expedite safe and timely discharges.
  • These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhausted list of all responsibilities."
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Required Education and Experience
  • Masters Social Work
  • 1 or more years experience in case management/care coordination/discharge planning.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Experience in health care setting

Required Licensure and Certification
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS or BCLS) - American Heart Association (AHA) or much complete BLS certification within the first two weeks of employment.
  • Licensed Social Worker(LBSW) - State Board of Behavioral Sciences

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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