Social Services Associate (Full-Time, Days)
Company: St. Charles Health System
Posted on: May 3, 2021
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Social Services Associate
REPORTS TO POSITION: Manager or Director of Social Services, Home
Health, Behavioral Health, or Hospice
DEPARTMENT: Social Services, Home Health, Behavioral Health, or
DATE LAST REVIEWED: January 21, 2019
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health,
better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Health System's Social Services
positions may support any one, or a combination, of the following
departments: Social Services, Home Health, Behavioral Health, or
Hospice. These departments provide system-wide support including,
but not limited to: working with a multi-disciplinary team to
assess needs of patients and families, provide appropriate resource
referrals, provide supportive counseling as needed, coordinate
discharge planning and provide other identified services as needed
to support those affected by chronic or acute illness. These
departments may also provide the physical, emotional, mental and
spiritual needs of patient and family from admission through
bereavement utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to care that
includes physicians, registered nurses, chaplains, aide's social
workers, volunteers and counselors.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Social Services Associate assists in meeting
the psychosocial needs of patients and their families, help
patients utilize services to achieve optimum level of function, and
to coordinate care throughout the continuum of care.
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Function as a member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team to assure
care is accomplished effectively and efficiently in a cost
effective manner and to establish, review and revise the plan of
care for each patient.
Provide psychosocial counseling, support, information and referral
to patients and families regarding illness and related issues.
Reinforce patients continued health care through teaching and/or
referrals to community agencies.
Perform patient assessment of social, economic, emotional and
family situations. Provide substance abuse assessment and brief
interventions (SBIRT), and refer to OP follow-up for patients
scoring positively on the Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment
Assess the potential threat of harm to self and/or others and/or
inability to care for one self
Coordinate care with outpatient providers including therapeutic
appointments, medication management, follow up medical appointments
and local/state agencies.
Identify possible victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and
elder abuse. Make appropriate referrals, and notify the Department
of Human Services (DHS) and/or law enforcement when applicable.
Identify and communicate appropriate community resources pertinent
to patient, family and/or caregiver needs. Acts as a resource to
staff in identification of needed community resources for patients
Provide appropriate patient family and/or caregiver education in
order to facilitate successful and ongoing management of patient
health and safety.
Provide thorough documentation of all patient interactions in
accordance with hospital, state, federal and regulatory
Respect the privacy and protect the confidentiality of patients and
family members while maintaining the boundaries of the professional
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health
system's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and
appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Gather data and accurately document information in a timely manner
demonstrating compliance with department standards.
Participate with team members in facilitating patient's and
family's learning throughout the continuum of care. Reinforce
patient's continued health care through teaching and/or referral to
community agency follow-up.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Bachelor level social work degree or related Behavioral
Science; Enrollment in an MSW program or equivalent Master's
Required: Valid current Oregon driver's license and ability to meet
SCHS driving requirements for Home Health, Hospice and Behavioral
Required: Minimum one year experience in a healthcare or behavioral
Preferred: Two years of experience
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION: N/A
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice
and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Standing, walking, bending,
stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, operation of a motor vehicle, ability to hear
whispered speech level.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or
pulling 11-50 pounds.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Occasionally (25%): Chemical solution for Laboratory
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution,
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
ASSOCIATE SOCIAL SERVICES
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Shift Start & End Time:
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