Medical Social Worker
Sentara Obici Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility located in Suffolk, Virginia. This 172 bed, full service hospital continues a legacy of providing residents of Western Tidewater with high quality, patient-centered care. In June 210, Sentara Obici opened a new three story, 63,480 square foot wing, which includes all private beds serving orthopedics, medical and surgical patients, and increased the hospital's bed capacity.
Recently named a Top 15 Health System for 2018 by IBM Watson Health, Sentara is one of the most progressive and integrated healthcare organizations in the country. We are dedicated to providing leading medical experts, outstanding support teams, advanced technology and continuous innovation to meet our mission of improving health every day of the patients we serve.
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:
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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.
Master's Level Degree - SOCIAL WORK
Required: Related - 1 year
Preferred: Acute Care - 1 year
Required: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below
Preferred: Basic Life Support
Required: Communication, Critical Thinking, Service Orientation
Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below
Certification in Case Management (CCM, ACM RN-C) required within one year of eligibility. BLS required within 90 days of hire.