Social Worker (part-time) 20 hours/weekGrant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, WI
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Grant Regional Health Center is a critical access hospital and clinic located in Lancaster Wisconsin. We are a progressive and growing facility! Our newly opened 47,800 square foot expansion showcases a new med/surg department, new space for our growing multi-specialty clinic, state-of-the art radiology department with in-house MRI, expanded emergency department with enclosed ambulance garage and a rooftop heliport.
Our expanded surgery department features two updated, modern operating rooms, pre- and post-surgical areas, teaching consultation room, as well as dedicated entrance and waiting area. Our Physicians, anesthesia and surgery staff are committed to providing our patients an exceptional surgical experience. They strive to promote a culture-driven environment of excellence, quality, compassion and dignity.
Please join us to experience the difference. Other enhancements include a new main entrance with amenities such as our gift shop, Perfect Blend coffee shop, healing garden, history and donor recognition wall and additional parking for staff and patients. An additional 39,000 square feet of renovated space wraps up the construction project and symbolizes our commitment to the patient-centered model of care.
We are honored to have achieved 5 Star Rating in Patient Experience for 2 years in a row! That designation puts us in the top 6% of hospitals in the nation! We have also recently achieved Overall 5 Star Rating
We are located in BEAUTIFUL, scenic, and peaceful Southwest Wisconsin. The rolling hills offer lots of opportunity for the sports enthusiast (biking, hiking, ATV/UTV trails, running/walking). The Mississippi is literally 15 minutes from our hospital and offers fantastic boating, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing and amazing fishing too! Ski resorts within 30 minutes of our facility. Madison WI is 1.5 hours, Dubuque IA is 30 minutes, Chicago IL is 3.5 hours.....we're in the heart of the Tri-States!
JOB SUMMARY: The role of the hospital social worker is to evaluate patients, determine their needs, and put together action plans to make sure those needs are being met efficiently during emergency room, inpatient, observation, OB and swing bed stays. This includes ensuring that the patients’ welfare is protected along with assisting to plan appropriate discharge. The social worker provides support services to patients while they are in the hospital and works in collaboration with the care team to arrange for continued help and care when the patient is discharged.
Social Worker Responsibilities:
- Perform psychosocial assessments on Medicare, Medicaid, and high-risk patients to determine social service and discharge planning needs, and document these assessments
- Collaborate with Utilization Review Case Manager and other members of the health care team to provide for psychosocial assistance or optimum post-discharge services
- Communicate with physicians and medical providers regarding social service and discharge planning needs of patient. Assist the physician to facilitate post-hospital care
- Maintain current knowledge of resources available within the community; and maintain supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed. Obtain other resources as needed
- Communicate with family members and caretakers regarding the needs of the patient and anticipated plans
- Attend daily care conference
- Assist patient/family with the grieving process making referral to pastoral care, as appropriate
- Demonstrate advocacy toward patient and family related to: advance directives; DNR/resuscitation plan; discharge plan; liaison between physician, patient/family, staff; participates in achieving department goals
- Consult with emergency department patients and OB patients as requested
- Consult with patients regarding financial concerns as requested
- Assist patients with completion of advance directives
- Coordinate patient disposition
- Conduct referral assessments
- Report child abuse and elder abuse/neglect
- Lead the Ethics Committee
- Work in collaboration with Compliance to coordinate efforts across language and cultural barriers for effective communication, including staff education
- Address and support cultural practices as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy
- Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to details to optimize the cost effective delivery of care
- Assist quality resources department with projects as needed
- Bachelor’s Degree in social work or human services field included but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation, counseling, and psychology
- Minimum of 1 year supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals
- Current Wisconsin licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker a plus
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply on-line at www.grantregional.com. Please attach a current resume to the online application. Interviews will begin as qualified candidates are received.
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Paid Sick Leave
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