Inpatient Social Worker-MSW-Relief at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/20/2021


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Case Management
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Inpatient Social Worker MSW Relief AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Mission, KS 66204

Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

  • Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962 
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses

Work Hours/Shift

  • Relief-Varied
  • Needing someone who can work 2 shifts per pay period.
  • Coverage needed 7 days/week

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Incorporate and maintain a professional practice pattern that includes psychosocial functioning, adaptation to illness, post hospital planning, and psychosocial assessment/evaluation and facilitates services to refer to community agencies, financial planning and provision of information and resource knowledge.
  • Display a high level of flexibility, adaptability and organization skills in response to the caseload and to effectively prioritize cases. 
  • Identify and advocate of client needs lacking in community systems.
  • Function as a treatment team member, interpreting social, psychological, emotional and family system problems and strengths to other members of the treatment team.
  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of the electronic medical record and programs specific to the role 
  • Demonstrate ability to provide social work services to patient, family members and significant others in five areas: 1) psychological functioning, 2) adaptation to illness, injury, disability, 3)complex  post hospital planning, 4) psychosocial assessment/evaluation and 5) facilitation services such as referral community agencies financial planning, and provision of information and resource knowledge. 
  • Identify and intervene for suspected abuse, including sensitivity to age specific concerns: physical/emotional/sexual abuse of children and adolescents: domestic abuse for adults; caretaker/institutional abuse for senior adults. 
  • Prioritize clinical problems, formulate treatment goals and construct treatment plan, revising as needed, based on continuous evaluation and assessment of progress.
  • Provide an in-depth comprehensive psychosocial assessment of the patient and their support system. Identify and intervene regarding specific age and developmental issues for: infants, toddlers, adolescents, early/middle age adults and older adults.
  • Document direct service on patient's medical record after each significant encounter and at closure of case, according to Shawnee Mission Health, JTC, CMS and HCFA standards.
  • Formulate discharge plan, in collaboration with the case manager, multidisciplinary treatment team, the patient and the family. The discharge plan will include age specific community resources: adolescents may include school or alcohol/drug treatment/support groups; adults may include domestic violence shelters, self-help support groups and community mental health providers; senior adults may include Department of Aging resources, and home health agencies. 
  • Evaluate practice upon completion of case intervention, determining whether intervention was adherent to contract and whether client achieved expected outcome.
  • Manage crisis situations as needed, demonstrating ability to quickly appraise crisis situation and select appropriate intervention.  Organize clinical staff to intervene and/or directly provide crisis intervention.
  • Mediate complex situations and develop treatment plans with minimal supervision.
  • Works collaboratively with Case Manager and Case Management Assistant to move patient efficiently through hospital continuum of care.
  • Rotate holiday on-site coverage to take care of any complex referrals as assigned. 
  • Rotate evening on-call coverage for discharge planning, discharge or consultation (Monday- Sunday, 4:30pm-8:00am)
  • Participate in community outreach and marketing through: public speaking, inservices, workshops, conferences and community presentations.
  • Participate in various hospital and department committees.
  • Function as a field practicum instructor for University students as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with Case Manager to identify appropriate cases for complex social work intervention.
  • Produce expected quantity of services as determined by worker time/caseload allocation plans. 
  • Accept special projects as assigned.
  • Participate in peer review process with other Social Workers in accordance with criteria for social work competencies.
  • Attend and participate constructively in department staff meeting. 
  • Participate in PI activities.
  • Assists in tracking and documentation of avoidable days.
  • Identifies cases with exceptional discharge delays for review by team, Physician Advisor and/or Director.
  • Cooperate with changes in staffing schedules and workload in order to achieve department productivity standard.
  • Prioritize and organize time and functions.
  • Demonstrate discretion with accessing limited resources within the hospital system.
  • Communicates effectively with management on any matters of concern or risk.
  • Coordinates discharge planning functions for patient care to meet established level of care, length of stay goals and patient needs, complying with all associated regulations and policies.
  • Assumes financial accountability to ensure that care of the patient is appropriately coordinated to meet clinical and transitional needs at time of discharge.
  • Provides conscientious commitment to assigned work, work schedule, honesty, teamwork, assisting others to bring about positive outcomes.
  • Recognizes and manages risks, resolves issues and problems as soon as they arise, reports and documents adverse events and reportable conditions,
  • Verbally and behaviorally supports Shawnee Mission Health's mission and values. Develop a helpful attitude and purpose towards customers.

What You Will Need:

  • Kansas Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) OR Kansas Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW)
  • Master's Degree
  • Up to 1 Year of Position-Related Experience
  • 1 to 2 Years of Hospital Based Experience

Job Summary:

Social work practice consists of professionally responsible intervention to 1) enhance the development, problem-solving, and coping capacities of people, 2) promote the effective and humane operation of systems that provide resources and services to people, 3) link people with systems that provide them with resources, services, and opportunities, and 4) contribute to the development and improvement of social policy, generally and specifically health and welfare policy in the hospital and community. The focus of the social work assignment and intervention is on cases that meet established criteria for complex case status.  The Social Worker-MSW serves as the subject matter expert for discharge planning and social work practice for Shawnee 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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