Social Worker LMSW

  • Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
  • Council Bluffs, IA, USA
  • Sep 16, 2020

Job Description

Department: Behavioral Health Psych IP
Facility: Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Schedule: Casual
Hours: 8:30a-5:00p
Req_Number: 19266

  • 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.


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