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Social Worker LMSW

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provides intensive social work services.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Master's
          degree from an accredited school of social work.
        • Experience
          • Thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices and their application to complex casework, group work and community problems.
          • Considerable knowledge of a wide range of behavior and psychosocial problems and their diagnosis and treatment.
          • Considerable knowledge of family and group dynamics, a range of intervention techniques, governmental and private organizations, resources in the community, laws, regulations and policies which govern the program, methods and principles of casework supervision and training.
          • License/Certifications
            • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification preferred.
            • Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) preferred.
            • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
              • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
              • Ability to learn, retain and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Not neccessary for the position (0%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Grasping
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Standing
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Walking
                        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Keyboarding/typing
                          • Reaching
                          • Repetitive Motions
                          • Sitting
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                            • Hearing
                            • Seeing/Visual
                            • Job Hazards
                              • Not Related:
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                • Electrical Shock/Static
                                • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Rare (1-33%):
                                  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                  • Essential Job Functions
                                    • Essential Functions I
                                      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
                                        • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
                                        • Introduces self by name.
                                        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
                                        • Addresses patient and others by surname.
                                        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
                                        • Provides intensive social work services in serious and complicated cases.
                                          • Effectively diffuses crisis and refers to appropriate counseling services as needed.
                                          • Complete in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs, assessment and treatment of patients and/or families with acute or sever emotional disorders, developmental disabilities and mental illnesses; or advanced social work intervention.
                                            • Services provided are consistent with the patient's identified needs and communicated timely to the interdisciplinary team.
                                            • Supervise and train lower level social workers, students or medical interns.
                                              • Ensure appropriate hospital and department training is reviewed as appropriate.
                                              • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with members of caseload and their families as well as civic, legal, medical, social and religious organizations.
                                              • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely and plans and executive work effectively.
                                                • Promotes interdisciplinary communication and problem solving.
                                                • Attends standard staff meetings as needed.
                                                • Essential Functions II
                                                  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
                                                  • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Social Worker LMSW, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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