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Social Worker-LCSW/MSW *$5,000 Sign-on Bonus*

Company: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
Location: Harrison
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:

Provides social case work services to hospital and clinical patients

Plans and participates in programs and interprets social and environmental factors to the patient, medical staff and the patient s family

Helps coordinate health resources in the community

Requires Bachelor s Degree

Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding and complies with the Code of Ethics/Standards for Practice as described in the "Regulations of the Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board".
Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with all hospital and department policies.
Demonstrates an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own actions and assigned responsibilities.
Demonstrates ability to work with minimal supervision.
Demonstrates consistent ability to listen effectively.
Makes constructive use of resources.
Establishes and updates resource files as needed.
Prioritizes cases appropriately and demonstrates ability to prioritize multiple cases appropriately to meet patient needs, emergencies and departmental needs and deadlines.
Able to handle multiple interruptions and distractions due to volume of work, details and deadlines.
Uses time productively.
Demonstrates ability to perform effectively in emergency situations following established protocols, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events as required.
Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to assess patients psychosocial status and needs.
Demonstrates respect for the rights and autonomy of the patient.
Promotes patient and family involvement in all aspects of their care.
Demonstrates ability to provide information as needed to patients regarding Advance Directives.
Demonstrates ability to verify Advance Directives and to ensure that the patient's wishes are recorded in the medical record in the event that the Advance Directive is not immediately available.
Serves as a social work informational resource for other members of the healthcare team.
Assists the healthcare team in developing and maintaining structures to ensure patient and family involvement in care.
Aids the healthcare team, the patient, and the patient s family to understand the social, economic, and emotional factors that affect the patient s illness, treatment, and recovery.
Assists the healthcare team in understanding and meeting the needs of the dying patient and family members.
Communicates pertinent patient information, both in writing and verbally, to appropriate members of the healthcare team in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy).
Medical Record entries include date, time and signature and name, relationship to patient, and telephone number (if applicable) on all contacts.
Maintains accurate, complete, and timely social service records including patient assessment, care, response, planning.
Demonstrates understanding and complies with the Code of Ethics/Standards for Practice as described in the "Regulations of the Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board".
Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with all hospital and department policies.
Demonstrates an awareness of responsibility and accountability for own actions and assigned responsibilities.
Demonstrates ability to work with minimal supervision.
Demonstrates consistent ability to listen effectively.
Makes constructive use of resources.
Establishes and updates resource files as needed.
Prioritizes cases appropriately and demonstrates ability to prioritize multiple cases appropriately to meet patient needs, emergencies and departmental needs and deadlines.
Able to handle multiple interruptions and distractions due to volume of work, details and deadlines.
Uses time productively.
Demonstrates ability to perform effectively in emergency situations following established protocols, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events as required.
Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to assess patients psychosocial status and needs.
Demonstrates respect for the rights and autonomy of the patient.
Promotes patient and family involvement in all aspects of their care.
Demonstrates ability to provide information as needed to patients regarding Advance Directives.
Demonstrates ability to verify Advance Directives and to ensure that the patient's wishes are recorded in the medical record in the event that the Advance Directive is not immediately available.
Serves as a social work informational resource for other members of the healthcare team.
Assists the healthcare team in developing and maintaining structures to ensure patient and family involvement in care.
Aids the healthcare team, the patient, and the patient s family to understand the social, economic, and emotional factors that affect the patient s illness, treatment, and recovery.
Assists the healthcare team in understanding and meeting the needs of the dying patient and family members.
Communicates pertinent patient information, both in writing and verbally, to appropriate members of the healthcare team in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy).
Medical Record entries include date, time and signature and name, relationship to patient, and telephone number (if applicable) on all contacts.
Maintains accurate, complete, and timely social service records including patient assessment, care, response, planning.
Informs other members of the healthcare team the patient plan of action so they can reinforce, support and be a part of the plan as indicated.
Provides assistance to other Social Workers/Case Managers as needed. Assumes the duties of the Social Worker as needed.
Serves on standing hospital committees and ad hoc committees and performance improvement teams as needed. Actively participates by presenting suggestions, problems, and concerns relevant to overall improvement of services.
Participates in hospital-sponsored social service educational activities with the hospital staff and members of the outside community.
Refers possible quality of care, risk management, or utilization management problems promptly and appropriately. Communicates with superiors regarding situations that differ from the usual.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the patient resources program on an ongoing basis, identifies opportunities for improvement and implements processes to improve the program.
Develops systems to ensure timely and efficient identification of hospitalized patients who have social service needs.
Ensures that an assessment and reassessment, as indicated, of psychological, social, environmental, and financial impact of illness on all patient referrals and on those identified as having a potential need is conducted in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy) to determine the patient s and family s capabilities in relation to the patient s anticipated needs.
Consistently looks beyond the identified reason for referral to assess physical or emotional needs that may impact planning.
Contributes to the multidisciplinary plan of care as indicated according to the needs of the patient/family.
Ensures that visits, including problem identification, plan of action and resolution are documented appropriately and in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy).
Documents all patient/family education provided on the Education Record.
Ensures that social service attends care conferences as indicated to provide social information/input to the primary nurse and the health care team.
Demonstrates the ability to effectively assist patients with pharmaceutical subsidies as indicated (chemotherapy and thrombolytics)
Ensures that all regulatory requirements for social services in the hospital are met.
Acts as a resource to members of the healthcare team in meeting the social work needs of ER patients, Clinic Patients, and other Outpatients.
Ensures that the social work needs of dialysis unit patients and their families are met.
Meets all regulatory requirements for social services in the Dialysis Unit.
Ensures that a care plan is developed according to the patient/family needs and contributes to the multidisciplinary plan of care as indicated according to the needs of the patient/family.

Ensures that social service attends care conference to provide social information/input to the primary nurse and the health care team.

Ensures that initial visits with new patients are conducted in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy).

Ensures that follow-up visits are conducted in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy).

Ensures that visits, including problem identification, plan of action and resolution are documented appropriately and in a timely manner (as prescribed by policy).

Documents all patient/family education provided on the Education Record.

Ensures that patients at high risk for suicide are identified and appropriate actions are implemented.

Ensures that patients at risk for being physically or mentally abused and/or neglected are identified and appropriate actions taken.

Ensures that assistance is provided as needed to dialysis support groups.

Ensures that goal-oriented interventions are directed toward management of a terminal illness.

Assists with strengthening the family support system.

Assists with resolution of conflict related to the chronicity of illness.

Ensures that the social work needs of Home Health and Hospice patients and their families are met.

Meets all regulatory requirements for social services in Home Health and Hospice.

Ensures that a care plan is developed according to the patient/family needs and contributes to the multidisciplinary plan of care as indicated according to the needs of the patient/family.
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Keywords: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Springdale , Social Worker-LCSW/MSW *$5,000 Sign-on Bonus*, Healthcare , Harrison, Arkansas

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