HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker LCSW PRN in Salem VA, Virginia

Starting in 1909 as a 26-bed facility in the Roanoke Valley, LewisGale has been dedicated to caring for and preserving life for more than a century. Today, our health system has grown to include four hospitals, two cancer centers, six outpatient centers, and 700 affiliated physicians. Our expansive network stretches from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, giving us the privilege to serve more than 250,000 patients each year.

Our Mission and Vision at LewisGale above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. The vision of LewisGale is to be recognized as the healthcare provider and the employer of choice in Southwest Virginia.

*If you are looking to work for a high-quality healthcare organization delivering services in the Southwest Virginia and New River Valley area, apply online and learn more. *

Provides initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments for patients/families having complex psychosocial needs, mental health illness and or substance abuse needs.

Collaborates with the interdisciplinary treatment team and develops treatment goals and plans interventions that assist the patient and family to resolve psychosocial concerns that may arise as a result of illnesses, engagement in high-risk social behaviors (i.e. substance abuse), limited finances and/or physical disabilities.

In consultation with the Clinical Case Manager, applies the rules of Severity of Illness, Intensity of Service, and Discharge Indicators consistently in evaluating medical necessity.

Educates patients and families to the patient’s needs post discharge and informs them of the alternatives available to meet those needs.

Refers patients who require extended care post discharge to post acute care facilities. Once an appropriate bed is located, arranges for the patient’s transfer.

Collaborates with community agencies that provide services to assist with housing, financial, transportation, psychosocial, and educational needs of patients/families post discharge.

Provides interdisciplinary and collaborative care, treatment and services; initiates patient/family meeting and communicates results with the health care team to achieve positive outcomes as indicated.

Documents clinical / social work assessments, treatment goals, interventions, outcomes, and discharge plans in the patient’s medical record congruent with departmental policies.

Provides crisis and supportive counseling to enhance the patient’s and family’s problem solving and coping skills. Counsels patient/families regarding advance medical directives.

Takes a proactive role in discharge planning. Documents aftercare appointments and instructions on the discharge Information Form in a timely manner.

Communicates with aftercare providers to ensure continuity and coordination of care.

_QUALIFICATIONS_


EXPERIENCE

Required -One Year paid employment or a field placement in a health care setting.**

Preferred- Two years paid employment or a field placement in a health care setting.


EDUCATION**

Required– Valid Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Preferred-BLS Certification. TOVA/CPI

Job: *Behavioral & Social Work

Title: Social Worker LCSW PRN

Location: Virginia-Salem VA-Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00005-19642