Clinic Medical Social Worker

  • Samaritan Health Services
  • 1046 6th Ave SW Albany Oregon 97321 United States
  • Posted: Feb 14, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
    • Provides social work services including psychosocial assessments, brief patient/family counseling, support, resources & education intervention to meet the standards of the patient/family & ensure continuity of care.
  • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
    • Samaritan Supportive Services supports patients with serious illness and those who care for them in living with hope, resilience, and dignity throughout their journey. With attention to education, support, and resource stewardship, we address physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
    • Oregon LMSW (Masters-level Social Worker) or CSWA (Clinical Social Work Associate) licensure required.
    • Oregon LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) preferred.
    • Experience as a social worker in a hospital or medical setting preferred.
    • AGH Samaritan Support Services:
      • This position requires the use of the employee's personal automobile. Employee must have a valid driver's license and auto liability/property damage insurance as required by law and must maintain their vehicle in good working order.
      • Must be able to pass Criminal Records Check upon hire and every three (3) years thereafter.
  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
    • Team Building - Ability to work, function and communicate on a multi-disciplinary team. Possess the knowledge and skills to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time. 
    • Social Perceptiveness - Ability to work with a diverse population from pediatrics to geriatrics. Basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and/or communicating with patients and caregivers. Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles, and ages. 
    • Service Orientation - Successfully apply knowledge of various resources/models of recovery to assist and care for others. 
    • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. 
    • Confidentiality - Knowledge of State and Federal (HIPAA) laws pertaining to confidentiality of protected health information. Ability to comply with laws and maintain confidentiality of patient information.
    • Time Management - Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Rarely
(1 - 10% of the time)

Occasionally
(11 - 33% of the time)

Frequently
(34 - 66% of the time)

Continually
(67 – 100% of the time)

WALK - INCLINE

LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

SQUAT Repetitive

SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)

PUSH (0-20 pounds force)

PULL (0-20 pounds force)

STAND

CLIMB - STAIRS

KNEEL (on knees)

REACH - Upward

SIT

WALK - LEVEL SURFACE

BEND FORWARD at waist

ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

ROTATE TRUNK Standing

REACH - Forward

MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists

FINGER DEXTERITY

PINCH Fingers

GRASP Hand/Fist