Social Worker MSW
Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Posted on: June 12, 2021
CHI Franciscan has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team!
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for
assessing and providing support and intervention for the social and
emotional needs of patients and their families to promote
continuity of care and services. Work involves professional
activities such as psycho-social assessment, mental health
screening and referral, crisis intervention, environmental
assistance, patient advocacy, after-care planning and others of
similar scope and complexity, depending on the assigned work
1) If assigned to Behavioral Health or Emergency Services,
duties also include mental health assessment and evaluation.2)
Employees assigned to the Emergency Department must meet special
requirements as outlined in the Minimum Job Qualifications
Essential Job Duties:
- Performs assessments, evaluation, mental health screening
and/or mental health assessment and evaluation, and referrals,
focusing on the psychosocial needs of the patient and family;
facilitates family conferences as appropriate; identifies and
communicates social, emotional and patient/family stressors to
members of the care team as it relates to patient's problems and
plan of care.
- Plans and coordinates interventions, provides counseling
services and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for
identified patients and families based on specific department
- Identifies and facilitates safe discharge planning along the
continuum. Communicates and documents plan to interdisciplinary
patient care team.
- Promotes safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization.
Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access
and for safety and rights (e.g. victims of domestic violence,
sexual assault, disability access or community-based
- Ensures compliance with state reporting requirements and
appropriate documentation as identified by department policy and
regulatory requirements/agencies. Provides consultation to staff
and physicians regarding reporting requirements.
- Provides consultation and guidance to staff and physicians
about patient psychosocial issues and needs.
Master's Degree in a behavioral health field (e.g. sociology,
psychology, counseling, etc.) required; MSW is preferred. MSW
required for the following departments:
- Rehab Oncology Mother/Baby
Two years recent related work experience in a healthcare setting
preferred. Depending on the assigned work unit/service line, work
experience in a specialized field may be required (i.e.
NOTE: If assigned to the Emergency Department, an applicant must
meet the minimum requirements of WAC 388-865-0238 (Definition of a
Mental Health Professional) in order to meet the requirements of
RCW 71.05 as relates to the provision of Mental Health Evaluations
in the Emergency Department.
- Current Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Current
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Current
Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), or Current Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Current licensed
Independent Clinical Social Workers (LSWAIC), or Current Licensed
Mental Health Counselor (LMHCA), or Current Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (LMFTA), or Eligible for Agency Affiliated
Counselor; and the state must receive the application within seven
(7) days of employment; and the credential must be obtained within
60 days of hire. Licensure must be obtained within 42 months.
Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Lakewood , Social Worker MSW, Other , Lakewood, Washington
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