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Social Worker PRN (Nights/Weekends)

Kansas City, Kansas

Job ID: R-3936

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-3936 Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Social Work Case Manager, under the direction of the Social Work Manager and Nurse Manager in Case Management, has responsibility to provide care/service safely and efficiently for a full range of services to patients of all ages and their families. Primary role is to collaborate, communicate and facilitate coordination of services post-hospitalization as established by the healthcare team and executed by the case manager. Responsible for the psychosocial assessment of patients, for post hospital discharge needs including home care, nursing home placement, durable medical equipment, financial assistance, counseling, and other community resources. Ensure appropriate decision makers are informed of and involved in treatment planning. The Social Work Case Manager identifies, monitors, and reports opportunities for quality and performance improvement to the appropriate department. The Social Work Case Manager takes an active role in performance improvement activities as it relates to their area of assignment.

Responsibilities:

  • Takes personal responsibility for completing assigned activities and seeks new opportunities to provide high-quality work/service; looks for ways to improve individual performance
  • Is clear about daily tasks and shows a flexible, proactive approach to accomplishing responsibilities in the face of changing situations (e.g. patient emergencies)
  • Shows respect in every interaction and builds trust; demonstrates adherence to code of conduct
  • Shows willingness to learn new technologies, tools or systems, and is eager to gain new skills
  • Understands personal and practical needs of all customers and takes appropriate action to meet expectations for quality care and/or service  
  • Has self awareness of own behaviors; makes changes in behavior to improve the service experience; is aware of how personal actions affect the customer experience; adjusts personal behaviors as needed to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively within and across work units to deliver the best customer experience
  • Plans daily routine to properly organize tasks and demonstrates the flexibility to meet immediate customer needs effectively and efficiently
  • Proactively asks open-ended questions to clarify and resolve underlying issues; escalates issues promptly and responsibly as necessary
  • Allocates time appropriately to effectively handle multiple priorities and varying workload
  • Demonstrates stewardship through the identification and appropriate use of available resources (time, equipment and supplies)

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note:  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.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Certified LMSW or LSCSW
  • Kansas Social Work license
  • Master's Degree in Social Work
  • Basic typing and word processing ability

Preferred:

  • Experience in a health care setting preferred

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.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more.

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Quote

The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(k)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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