HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker in Anchorage, Alaska
Medical Social Worker * *(LBSW, LMSW or LCSW)
Work to Live, Don't Live to Work Join our team in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska at Alaska Regional Hospital
Alaska Regional’s 1,000 employees and medical staff of more than 550 independent practitioners are known for their expertise, compassion and skills – proving that bigger is not always better. As the only non-medical hospital in the state with its own landing strip, patients and families from throughout our state look to Alaska Regional for critical care. The 250-bed hospital is also recognized for outstanding quality performance, patient-centered culture, excellent clinical outcomes and cutting-edge technology.
Alaska Regional is part of HCA’s network of more than 300 affiliate hospitals, outpatient centers and business offices across the country – offering employees the opportunity for travel and relocation. HCA and Alaska Regional are all about caring for people, and that care extends to patients, families and employees.
Alaska boasts incredible scenic beauty, drawing visitors year-round who come for a vacation and end up making Alaska home. Alaskans enjoy all the amenities of an urban lifestyle – including performing arts, museums, cultural activities, shopping and fine dining – while living minutes from outdoor adventures in The Last Frontier.
*POSITION SUMMARY: *
*Assists patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care.
*Collaboration with physician, case managers and other health care team members in patient evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient’s health problem.
*Helps patient and family through individual or group conferences to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations.
*Provides service planned to restore patient to his/her optimum social and health capacity.
*Utilizes community resources to assist patient to resume life in community or to learn to live within limits of disability.
*Participates in planning for improving health services by interpreting social factors pertinent to development of program.
*Completes psychosocial assessment and assists with discharge planning for patients.
*Must follow and adhere to all federal and state laws and regulations, as well as the HCA Code of Conduct and SBMC Performance Standards.
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: * Bachelors Degree Required * *LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * LBSW Required EXPERIENCE: * Prefer at least one year of Clinical Social Work
Job: *Behavioral & Social Work
Title: Social Worker
Location: Alaska-Anchorage-Alaska Regional Hospital
Requisition ID: 01406-5991