HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker LMSW - Full Time in San Antonio, Texas

Full Time

Downtown San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served by Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Part of the Methodist Health System, Metropolitan is recognized for providing Center of Excellence level of care for cardiac, neuro, and bariatric patients. The Women’s Pavilion delivers over 4,000 babies a year. The urbanization of San Antonio has resulted in significant growth in our emergency services and intensive care. Our facility is large enough to provide a wide range of services but we are able to support individualized development in a personalized setting. We apply evidence based practice to every patient encounter. By focusing on continuous quality improvement, we seek to deliver world class care with a personal touch. The community and our family environment are at the heart of all we do and sustain our values driven organization.

General Statement of Duties:

The Social Worker is a member of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with the medical staff, other hospital departments, community agencies and others to provide continuity in care to the patient and their families. The social worker assesses strengths and/or stressors that impact patient functioning in order to identify available resources.

*Essential Job Functions: *

  1. Evaluates patient’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being by interviewing patient, family and significant others when performing psychosocial assessments. Makes recommendations to the health care team regarding psychosocial diagnosis and treatment options when appropriate.

  2. Ensures that documentation of assessments and interventions are filed in the patient’s medical record, and reflects the collaboration with other staff, patient/family, community agencies and others as appropriate.

  3. Collaborates with the health care team to facilitate discharge planning. Makes referrals to appropriate community agencies, maintains up-to-date information on community resources.

  4. Provides short-term crisis intervention counseling and emotional support to patients and their families, with focus on alleviating anxieties/fears relative to their life altering conditions and uncertainties of recovery. Assists patients/families to adjust to hospital routines; understand, accept, and comply with medical recommendations related to their selected interventions. Recognizes the need for long-term intensive counseling services and makes appropriate referrals.

  5. Makes appropriate referrals for financial assistance.

  6. Participates in patient care conferences and shares patient information with the team.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Requires a Masters Degree in Social work from an accredited college or university. Two years experience in the service area hired into preferred.

Bilingual preferred, but not required

Minimum License and Certificates Required:

Must have a current Social Work License in the State of Texas

Title: Social Worker LMSW - Full Time

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-73617