Social Worker (Part-time, Benefit eligible), Waconia
This position is responsible for serving as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing in-patient and out-patient social work services to patients and their families who present with losses related to illness, injury, or hospitalization...


Posted 06-02-21

Purpose of Job 
This position is responsible for serving as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing in-patient and out-patient social work services to patients and their families who present with losses related to illness, injury, or hospitalization. Interventions with patients include biopsychosocial assessments, group work and care conference facilitation, crisis/brief work counseling, and discharge planning through coordination of community resources.

Job Functions 

  1. Provides biopsychosocial assessments of patient/family situations including physical, psychological, emotional, financial, functions, and other related factors.
  2. Documents assessment and interventions in the patient’s medical record to ensure continuity of care. Develops written care plans and evaluates outcomes for home health and hospice patients.
  3. Assists the health care team in understanding the significance of cultural diversity, economic, emotional, and family factors in relation to the patient’s illness, treatment, recovery, or dying process.
  4. Performs supportive counseling to assist patients/families in adjusting to disabilities, illness, loss, and bereavement.
  5. Assists patient/family ion utilizing relevant community resources based on identified needs.
  6. Maintains service excellence by building customer relations with patients, clients, visitors, physicians, co-workers, and community referral sources through positive relationship and consultation.
  7. Responsible for personal and professional development to ensure current knowledge and performance in the profession/position.
  8. Manages and performs assigned duties and departmental responsibilities in an efficient, effective, and professional manner.
  9. Employees with a master’s degree are also required to apply clinical social work interventions to in-patient and out-patient areas.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Clinical, organizational, assessment, and communication skills
  • Ability to meet and maintain the necessary background checks as aligned with position functions
  • Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care (based on physical, psychosocial, and emotional needs) appropriate to the age of the patient(s) services in the assigned service area
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to provide effective individual, departmental, organizational, verbal, and written communications
  • Ability to communicate in the English language for effective written and verbal correspondence in order to complete job functions as mentioned above

License/Certifications

  • Licensed by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as an LSW, LGSW, LISW or LICSW

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work
  • Practical experience in a health care setting

To apply for this position, go to www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

Ridgeview is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer