Samaritan Health Services Medical Social Worker in Albany, Oregon

Samaritan Albany General Hospital * AGH Hospice Outpatient

Albany, OR

Administrative/ Professional

.8 (64 hrs/pp), Day,

  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

  • Provides social work services including psychosocial assessments, brief patient/family counseling, support, resources and education intervention to meet the standards of the patient/family and ensure continuity of care.

  • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

  • The Hospice teams at Samaritan Health Services support patients and family members through the final stages of their illness. Evergreen Hospice serves patients in Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon and the surrounding areas. These services are offered in the home setting which may include the patient’s own residence, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and adult foster homes. Services offered include intermittent skilled nursing visits (24-hour on-call nursing services available), pain and symptom management, medical social services, counseling, spiritual support, hospice aides, trained hospice volunteers and bereavement support. Medications and equipment are included as appropriate.

  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Oregon LMSW (Masters-level Social Worker) or CSWA (Clinical Social Work Associate) licensure required.

  • Healthcare Provider Level BLS required.

  • Must be able to pass Criminal Records Check upon hire and every three (3) years thereafter.

  • This position requires the use of the employee's personal automobile. Employee must have a valid driver's license and auto liability/property damage insurance as required by law and must maintain their vehicle in good working order.

  • Oregon LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) preferred.

  • Experience as a social worker in a hospital or medical setting preferred.

  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Community relations: Ability to communicate to people internal and external to the organization and to represent the organization to customers, the public, government agencies, and other external sources.

  • Compliance: Ability to evaluate information to determine compliance with laws, regulations, or standards. Use knowledge and judgment skills to determine whether events or processes comply.

  • Medical Terminology: Knowledge of medical records, procedures and terminology. Ability to read, interpret, and apply policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

  • Psychology: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders in collaboration with the MD.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to identify complex problems, review related information, employ creativity and alternative thinking to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions in collaboration with the health care team and the patient/family group.

  • Social Perceptiveness: Ability to work with a diverse population from pediatrics to geriatrics. Basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and communicating with patients and caregivers. Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles, and ages.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Rarely (1 - 10% of the time)

Occasionally (11 - 33% of the time)

Frequently (34 - 66% of the time)

Continually (67 – 100% of the time)

WALK - INCLINE

CLIMB – STAIRS

CLIMB - LADDER

LIFT(Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 40 - 60 Lbs

LIFT(Waist to Eye: up to 54") 40 - 60 Lbs

LIFT(Overhead: 54" and above) 20 - 40 Lbs

CARRY1-handed, 40 - 60 pounds

CARRY2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

CRAWL(hands & knees)

PUSH(20 - 40 pounds force)

PULL(20 - 40 pounds force)

PULL(40 - 60 pounds force)

SIT

LIFT(Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

LIFT(Knee to chest: 24"-54") 40 - 60 Lbs

LIFT(Waist to Eye: up to 54") 20 - 40 Lbs

CARRY1-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

SQUATStatic (hold >30 sec)

SQUATRepetitive

KNEEL(on knees)

ROTATE TRUNKStanding

REACH- Upward

PINCHFingers

GRASPHand/Fist

PUSH(0-20 pounds force)

PULL(0-20 pounds force)

STAND

WALK - LEVEL SURFACE

LIFT(Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT(Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT(Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs

LIFT(Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT(Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs

BEND FORWARDat waist

ROTATE TRUNKSitting

ENTER & EXIT VEHICLE/MACHINERY

REACH -Forward

MANUAL DEXTERITYHands/wrists

FINGER DEXTERITY

CARRY1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

CARRY2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

Posted: 10/12/2018

Req #: 42576

Start Time: 0800 (8:00 am)

Weekend Required: None

Overtime Rule: 40

End Time: 1630 (4:30 pm)

Salary Range: $27.03 - $39.69