Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: Ambulatory Care Management

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

Under the direction of the Manager or Director Care Management, the Social Worker, in partnership with the care managers, assists patients and families in adjusting to episodes of acute and chronic illness; coping with lifestyle changes precipitated by illness or disability; participating in restorative health programs; carrying out discharge recommendations; and addressing issues of death and dying.  Using a variety of treatment modalities, assists patients and families in the alleviation or resolution of social, financial, cultural and emotional problems and barriers related to the patients' successful management of issues related to illness, health care and rehabilitation.  The Social Worker provides psychosocial assessment, discharge planning, coordination, community referrals, and support/counseling.  While working in a multidisciplinary team, the Social Worker coordinates services and provides comprehensive support for patient populations from neonate through geriatric.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Requires a Master's degree in Social Work.

Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years social work experience in a healthcare setting or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work.

Specialized Training:

  • None

Certification/Licensure:

  • A current, unrestricted LMSW or LCSW is required within one (1) year from date in position.
  • Requires a BLS issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Ambulatory Clinics: Must have a valid fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety OR submit a completed Affidavit at the time of hire. Must complete a fingerprint clearance card application within seven (7) days of hire date. Must present actual card within 90 days of applying for the fingerprint clearance card. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have a working knowledge of case management, hospital, complex psychosocial interventions, and well versed in community resource management.
  • The position requires excellent communication and clinical skills and ability to maintain professional rapport with physicians.
  • Requires excellent organizational skills, the ability to work with professionals, and maintain confidentiality standards.
  • Critical thinking ability essential.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and excellent organizational skills is required.
  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.  Bilingual a plus.

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