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Social Worker MSW

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Redding
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


For more than 70 years, Mercy Medical Center Redding has offered comprehensive health care in the North State, providing acute care and a full range of medical services. The 267-bed hospital offers major medical services including a Level II Trauma Center as well as specialized Cardiovascular Care, Stroke Care, Orthopedics, Neurological Surgery, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Maternity Care, and da Vinci Robotic Surgery. It is the sole provider of obstetrical services, along with the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Shasta County. In addition, the hospital's network of care includes Mercy Home Health and Hospice and Dignity Health Connected Living. Mercy Medical Center Redding is a member of the Dignity Health system and is a sister facility to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta. As one of the area's largest non-profit employers, we are proud to give back to the community by providing many programs and services to benefit overall health.

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Position Summary: Under indirect supervision the incumbent is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. The incumbent is dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. The incumbent is responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient -centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community. The functions of the incumbent includes crisis intervention, patient/family intervention, high risk screenings, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post-acute placement on complex discharges and engagement as appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified. The incumbent establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families. The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff. The position reports to the Manager of Care Coordination


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of clinical and/or medical social work experienceThe employer may consider candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education in lieu of the one (1) year of clinical and/or medical social work experience if operational conditions exist.
  • Master's Degree (MSW) from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
  • Excellent customer service skills and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.
  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care
  • Thorough comprehension of COBRA and Title 22
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an acute care hospital

Keywords: Dignity Health, Redding , Social Worker MSW, Other , Redding, California

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