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Medical Social Worker

Req #:  125309
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Behavioral Health/Social Work
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Rotate All Shifts
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

 

Medical Social Work - REGISTRY

  • Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge,  IL
  • Adult Psych – with flexibility to assist in other Behavioral Health areas
  • Rotation to all shifts

 

Position Requirements:
MSW Has demonstrated time management, organization and documentation skills
Ability to understand and lead group process
Demonstrated understanding of medical terminology, developmental stages and psychosocial treatment
Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
Therapeutic communication skills
LSW
Licensure in social work requires 30 contact hours of continuing education every 2 years

Ability to handle crisis situations, and effectively
Weekend, holiday and evening coverage
Resiliency and flexibility to effectively work within a constantly changing health~care environment
Demonstrated problem~solving ability
Fast paced work environment with established time constraints
Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work within short timeframes
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases
Knowledge of universal precautions
Works within and supports a shared governance model
Is customer and service focused
Ability to flex hours and days in order to meet patient care and family needs


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
Assists patients and families in understanding and accepting traumatic injury, illness or disability. Integrates an understanding of human psychosocial development with the social, economic and emotional problems that arise from hospitalization, chronic illness and ongoing medical needs. Provides resources and choices to families to effectively link them to the needed level of emotional, medical and spiritual care. Participates as an active member of multi~disciplinary team.

Accountabilities:
Coordination of discharge planning, based on assessment of patient and family needs, preferences and available resources
Provision of counseling and supportive services for patients and families in crisis and/or suffering from acute emotional distress.
Completion of an assessment/history on all referred patients within appropriate time frames.
Participation in the interdisciplinary team, sharing expertise to assist in the diagnostic and treatment planning process.
Maintenance of professional standards and responsibilities for his/her own professional practice according to accreditation, hospital, system, state and NASW Standards and Code of Ethics.
Cultivation and maintenance of relationships with community resources and the community at large.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago