Medical Social Worker

Location
Suffolk, VA
Posted
Sep 27, 2018
Closes
Oct 18, 2018
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description: 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.

Sentara Obici Hospital is hiring a full time Medical Social Worker.

Position Overview
  • One year of related experience beyond internship is required.
  • 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 assigned 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.

Sentara Overview

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.

Facility Highlights
Sentara Obici Hospital is a start 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 2010, Sentara Obici opened a new three story, 63480 square foot wing, which includes all private beds serving orthopedic, medical and surgical patients and increased the hospital's bed capacity.

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/

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