Medical Social Worker

Location
Harrisonburg, VA
Posted
Jul 16, 2018
Closes
Aug 24, 2018
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: Sentara RMH Medical Center, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is hiring a Medical Social Worker.

Position Overview
  • One year of experience beyond internship is required.
  • Provides 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 RMH Medical Center, a Magnet® designated hospital located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, serves a seven-county area with a population of 218,000 residents. The 238-bed community hospital partnered with the Sentara Healthcare system in May of 2011. Sentara RMH features the RMH Hahn Cancer Center, a state of the art center equipped with the latest cancer fighting technologies available in the nation.

Sentara Benefits
As the third largest employer in Virginia, Sentara Healthcare was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America's best large employers. We offer a variety of amenities to our employees, including, but not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement funds with matching contribution
  • Supplemental insurance policies, including legal, Life Insurance and AD&D among others
  • Work Perks program including discounted movie and theme park tickets among other great deals
  • Opportunities for further advancement within our organization

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 information about our employee benefits, please visit:
https://www.sentaracareers.com/employment-benefits

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.