Medical Social Worker

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
May 14, 2018
Closes
Jun 13, 2018
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is hiring a full time Medical Social Worker.

Position Overview

  • Responsible for the provision of medical social work services to patients receiving care in the hospital setting.
  • Assesses the social, psychological, cultural, environmental, and financial situations, as well as, disposition needs, for each referred patient.
  • Collaborates with patients, families, healthcare team members, and community agencies to develop and implement plans to address identified needs.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of plans and initiates change as needed.
  • Uses crisis intervention, problem solving model, community organization, and advocacy skills in identifying needs and resources in the hospital and community.

Facility Highlights

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is the region's first Magnet® Hospital. It is a 525-bed medical center, and home to the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Trauma Unit and Nationally Ranked Heart Program. In addition to a first-rate heart program, the hospital is home to Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance and several dedicated facilities and specialized services.

Sentara Benefits

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, please visit: https://www.sentaracareers.com/employment-benefits/

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, and growth!

Responsible for the provision of medical social work services to patients receiving care in the hospital setting. Assesses the social, psychological, cultural, environmental, and financial situations, as well as, disposition needs, for each referred patient. Collaborates with patients, families, healthcare team members, and community agencies to develop and implement plans to address identified needs. Evaluates effectiveness of plans and initiates change as needed. Uses crisis intervention, problem solving model, community organization, and advocacy skills in identifying needs and resources in the hospital and community.

Education Level
Master's Level Degree - SOCIAL WORK

Experience
Required: Related - 1 year

Preferred: Acute Care - 1 year

License
Required: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Preferred: Basic Life Support

Skills
Required: Communication, Critical Thinking, Service Orientation

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
Certification in Case Management (CCM, ACM RN-C) required within one year of eligibility. BLS required within 90 days of hire.

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