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Master of Social Work

Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

**NO license required for the Hospice MSW position!

This is your opportunity to join one of Montana's most modern and progressive health systems. One of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" 6 years in a row. We also were recognized as one of "America's Best Midsize Employers" by Forbes in 2018.

People who work at Benefis are part of a community. You'll have the support of your organization, - excellent compensation, as well as great benefits -- and the advantage of working at the highest level of your field.

** Great work environment
** Great employee & patient satisfaction scores

Job Summary: -Responsible for consultation and direction of social services in outpatient and residential hospice areas. Provides orientation and education to the social service and nursing staff. Develops, organizes and implements programs, policies and procedures, conducts case work services and counseling and recommends functions necessary to ensure overall operational viability. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities.
Assures that social service/discharge planning activities are integrated and coordinated within the hospital system by effective communication at all levels.
Develops specific, measurable, realistic plans and objectives, which enhance social service delivery.
Ability to perform a psychosocial assessment and reassessment on all patients. This includes pediatric, adolescent, geriatric and the general patient population.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Demonstrates knowledge of clinical social work and discharge planning.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, Nurse Executive and administrative team.
Coordinates and directs social services to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Provides appropriate resources and support to social services designee, both in the acute and skilled facilities.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Maintains performance improvement activities for department.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for staff members. Participates in guidance and educational programs.
Performs consultative activities including recommendations for changes in service delivery.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.

--- Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Social Work
3 or more years of previous experience in all aspects of social services and discharge planning preferred.

Keywords: Benefis Health System, Great Falls , Master of Social Work, Healthcare , Great Falls, Montana

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