Social Worker

Social Worker - LCSW
PRN - needed for rotating weekend coverage (4-6 hours/day pm SA/SU)


Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Utah County offers invaluable expertise gained from delivering exceptional patient care since 1998. We may not be bigger, but we strive to be better as our hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare. We meet that standard through changes in upgrading technology and advanced procedures. While these changes may be constant, our tradition of caring and healing will never fade.

Position Type: PRN

PRN Defined: Current need is for assistance on weekends (rotating at this time) but at later date ability to participate in weekend rotation 1-2 times per month.

Responsibilities:


*Responsible for over seeing and providing social service functions for the Hospital and provides resources for inpatients and outpatients.

*The social worker also maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in process improvement activities.

*The Licensed Clinical Social Worker also acts as chairperson of the Bioethics Committee.

* Attends in-service presentations and completes mandatory education week including but not limited to infection control, patient safety, quality improvement, MSDS, and OSHA standards (PPE, First Aide and Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Emergency Procedures and Job Safety).

*Uses process improvement plan to improve patient safety.

*Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

*Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.

*Checks all equipment instruments prior to use to ensure proper functioning.

*Responsible to perform psychosocial assessments on high-risk patients to determine social service and discharge planning needs; always documents assessments.

*Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community. Maintains supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed. Is able to obtain other resources as needed.

*Accurately determines type of assistance/setting/resources necessary for the patient/family and provides appropriate resources/assistance/list of facilities. Makes appropriate arrangements.

*Ability to communicate with physician regarding social service and discharge planning needs of the patient. Assists the physician to facilitate post-hospital care.

*Collaborates with members of the healthcare team in identifying and addressing psychosocial needs of patient and family.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Social Work.
  • Must be Licensed Clinical Social Service Worker with the State of Utah .
  • LCSW preferred

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