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Medical Social Worker

St. David's Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted September 4, 2021.

Description

St. David?s HealthCare is implementing a new pay range for full-time and part-time unit-based bedside nurses, non-exempt frontline nurse leaders and to a host of non-Nursing roles. Apply today to learn more!

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $10,000!
Introduction
Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Medical Social Worker you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David’s Medical Center which is part of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.
Benefits
We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At St. David’s Medical Center, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
* Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
* 401K (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
* Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
* Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
* Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
* Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
* Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage
* Adoption Assistance
* Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Medical Social Worker where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!
Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Medical Social Worker, you will be responsible for promoting patient-centered care by evaluating psychosocial needs, providing community service coordination for identified patient populations, and providing support and crisis intervention where indicated. You will work as a liasion between the patient and the community resources/post-acute care providers. You will create and facilitate timely implementation of discharge plans and arrange post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. You will facilitate patient movement across the continuum of care and identify, address, and track barriers to patient throughput.

* You will respond timely to referrals from the Registered Nurse Case Manager or other staff when risk factors for social determinants of health are identified
* You will perform thorough assessments and develop appropriate plans of care for high risk patients with discharge planning or psychosocial needs
* You will identify and address barriers to discharge and recover, including financial, emotional, psychosocial, medical, and spiritual
* You will provide education to patients and caregivers regarding community resources and post-acute level of care criteria, benefits, and coverage
* You will engage in community outreach and program development to support patient and caregiver needs

Experience

* Knowledgeable about internal, community and post-acute care resources
* Basic social worker skills including, but not limited to, empathy, sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity, advocacy, communication and crisis intervention
* Acute care social work experience ? preferred

Education

* Master of Social Work (MSW)

Licenses and Certifications

* State licensure through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners ? preferred
* Certification in Social Work or Case Management ? preferred

St. David?s Medical Center is a full-service hospital located in central Austin, Texas. This 300+ bed facility features a 24-hour emergency department, the region?s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the internationally-renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David?s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The full scope of services provided at St. David?s Medical Center includes cancer care, heart and vascular care, imaging services, joint replacement and orthopedics, women?s services, complex surgical services, and a Bariatric Surgery Center. The facility is home to a 60+ bed rehabilitation hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient comprehensive care.

St. David?s Medical Center is part of St. David?s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David?s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits ? St. David?s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

“Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do.”- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Medical Social Worker opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.