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Social Worker

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CHI Franciscan Health

University Place, WA

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CHI Franciscan Health 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 \u2014 physical, emotional, and spiritual \u2014 is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! Job Summary: 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 evaluation and referral, crisis intervention, environmental assistance, patient advocacy, after-care planning and others of similar scope and complexity, depending on the assigned work unit. This job exists in multiple locations, assignments may include coverage at multiple locations and settings, and while there may be minor differences in job content, they are not significant for classification purposes. Overall, the nature of the work and job requirements are consistent between locations. Essential Duties: Performs assessment, 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\u2019s problems and plan of care. Plans and coordinates interventions, provides counseling services based on specific department standards, identifies and facilitates safe discharge planning along the continuum, communicates plan to interdisciplinary patient care team and evaluates effectiveness of interventions for identified patients and families. Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access, and for safety and rights including victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Promotes safety, quality and appropriate resource utilization. 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. Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health\u2019s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. Performs related duties as required. Qualifications Education\/Work Experience Requirements: Master\u2019s degree in social work in an education program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and one year of related work experience that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities, preferably in an end-of-life environment. Licensure\/Certification Must possess a valid Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LiCSW). Eligible to be credentialed and enrolled in Medicare and private payers for reimbursement. Member of the National Association of Social Workers is preferred.

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CHI Franciscan Health, based in Tacoma, Washington, includes eight full-service hospitals (St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; Highline Medical Center, Burien), Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and Silverdale, Regional Hospital; Franciscan Medical Group, a regional network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics, physicians and other professional providers; in-home and inpatient hospice and palliative services; same-day surgery centers; dialysis centers; occupational health and physical therapy clinics; and centers for advanced medicine in women’s care and heart and vascular services. Franciscan is a non-profit 501-c 3 organization and is affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives. Historically, seeds for CHI Franciscan Health were planted in 1891 when the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia established St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma (now called St. Joseph Medical Center). The organization’s health care ministry has grown with the enduring goal of fulfilling the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of those we serve as emphasized in our Mission and Values.

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