Social Worker II
Posted on: August 3, 2022
We're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life
a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional
service. At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique
gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most
of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and
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Overview: The Care Management model provides effective transition
planning and length of stay oversight while encompassing quality
patient care, patient safety, and financial components; promotes
integration of a seamless care model; coordinates patient
throughput; encourages healthcare team collaboration and
coordination as evidenced by metrics; and optimizes performance and
adoption of best practice. The Social Worker II, as part of the
Care Management team, intervenes with patients who have complex or
high-risk psychosocial needs. In addition, the Social Worker II
offers crisis intervention to patients and families and coordinates
and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care. This
role receives referrals for individuals from at-risk populations
from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Care
Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team). The
Social Worker II performs duties and responsibilities in a manner
consistent with the Mercy mission, values, and Service Standards.
Provide the professional Social Work component of the inpatient
Care Management model to ensure that department services support
quality patient care and safety, communication, education and
financial components while coordinating patient throughput.
Complete psychosocial assessments and interventions with high-risk,
complex patient populations.
Intervene with patients and families regarding emotional, social,
and financial consequences of illness/disability and mobilize
resources to meet needs.
Provide case intervention for child abuse/neglect, adult
abuse/neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, guardianship, and
Provide resources and education while advocating for patient
empowerment to make autonomous healthcare decisions and access
needed services within the healthcare system.
Participate in discharge planning activities for complex patients
to ensure timely discharge and linkage with appropriate post-acute
Support Care Management plans and processes to measure, assess and
improve quality patient outcomes and Care Management metrics.
Exhibit behavior and adopt practices to ensure optimal risk
management and financial stability.
Demonstrate ethical behavior and provide confidentiality in all
Care Management interactions.
Maintain timely documentation of all patient interactions including
assessment and interventions, as per Care Management protocols.
Portray a positive professional public image at all times.
Promote individual growth and accountability by meeting
requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills
Serve as preceptor, mentor, and social work resource to other
co-workers at Mercy.
Demonstrate Mercy mission, values and charism.
Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
Master's in Social Work, Required, or has satisfactorily completed
all requirements for the MSW but awaiting conferment by the
educational facility, for all Social Worker IIs hired after
12/25/2011. (Social Worker IIs hired before December 2011 met
previous job description education requirements.)
- Licensure Current license in Social Work in the state of
employment (LMSW, LCSW), Minimum
- Experience 0-2 years experience in acute care hospital setting,
- Certification/Registration BLS (CPR) at hire date, required, or
within 90 days of hire Other Skills & Knowledge
- Strong verbal and written communication and facilitation
- Strong assessment skills, time management skills, critical
- Advanced computer skills.
- The assessment, care and treatment provided by Social Worker II
will be consistent with the specific age-related needs of the
patient. Is competent to care for patient age groups including
neonatal/infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric adult
- Skills and knowledge of human behavior and clinical aspects of
medical Social Work.
- Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people and
situations at all levels of the organization. We Offer Great
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO,
tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are
just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers,
including those working 48 hours or more per pay period! We're
bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of
your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to
pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience
through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're
expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a
positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step
with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid
to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part
of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we
encourage you to apply. Social Work, Social Worker Mercy has
determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work
in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an
essential function of this job.
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