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Medical Social Worker

Company: St. David's Surgical Hospital
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Description

St. Davids HealthCare is implementing a new pay range for full-time and part-time unit-based bedside nurses, non-exempt frontline nurse leaders and to a host of non-Nursing roles. Apply today to learn more!

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $10,000!

Introduction

Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Medical Social Worker? At St. David's Surgical Hospital, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.

Benefits

At St. David's Surgical Hospital, we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Medical Social Worker like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Medical Social Worker, you will be responsible for promoting patient-centered care by evaluating psychosocial needs, providing community service coordination for identified patient populations, and providing support and crisis intervention where indicated. You will work as a liasion between the patient and the community resources/post-acute care providers. You will create and facilitate timely implementation of discharge plans and arrange post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. You will facilitate patient movement across the continuum of care and identify, address, and track barriers to patient throughput.

  • You will respond timely to referrals from the Registered Nurse Case Manager or other staff when risk factors for social determinants of health are identified
  • You will perform thorough assessments and develop appropriate plans of care for high risk patients with discharge planning or psychosocial needs
  • You will identify and address barriers to discharge and recover, including financial, emotional, psychosocial, medical, and spiritual
  • You will provide education to patients and caregivers regarding community resources and post-acute level of care criteria, benefits, and coverage
  • You will engage in community outreach and program development to support patient and caregiver needs

Experience

  • Knowledgeable about internal, community and post-acute care resources
  • Basic social worker skills including, but not limited to, empathy, sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity, advocacy, communication and crisis intervention
  • Acute care social work experience – preferred

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) – preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • State licensure through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners as Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW), Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  • Certification in Social Work or Case Management – preferred

St. David’s Surgical Hospital is a destination surgical facility located in north Austin, Texas. A campus of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, this hospital features 40 inpatient rooms, several operating suites, pre-op and PACU bays, and an intensive care unit (ICU).  The campus specializes in orthopedic, neurological, bariatric, gynecological, and urological surgeries, but includes services such as imaging and pharmacy.

St. David’s Surgical Hospital is part of St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local nonprofits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Medical Social Worker opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: St. David's Surgical Hospital, Austin , Medical Social Worker, Other , Austin, Texas

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