This position is responsible for assisting in meeting the patientâ€™s needs throughout the continuum of care. Guides patients, families, physicians, and to the appropriate community and adjunct resources that foster quality of life. Interviews patients and families/support systems to obtain an age-specific psychosocial assessment. Assists patients and families in adjustments to illness, disabilities, and resolving difficulties which interfere with the care management process. Provides psychosocial assessments and develops an interdisciplinary plan of care with the patient and stakeholders to best meet the needs of patients and families. Implements/assist with discharge planning services related to the complex patient.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited college or university is required. Ability to adapt quickly in an ever changing environment of care. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Word processing/Excel skills. Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Good attention to detail and accuracy. Knowledgeable of social resources available to both inpatient and outpatient. Analytical decision making and judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters relating to patient/family. Two (2) years acute patient care is preferred. Must have a good knowledge of the principles and practices of social work. Will be expected to utilize a variety of highly developed skills in individual and /or group methods. Must have a good working knowledge of the impact of illness on the patient and family as well as an understanding of the age specific needs and cultural differences. Must possess a high level of analytical abilities necessary to identify and plan for resolution of difficult psychosocial illness related problems. Must possess and demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills, and have the ability to prioritize and achieve results in a fast-paced environment. Must possess a valid LMSW to practice social work in the state of Texas CPR preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.