Are you committed to holistic patient-centered care? Do you thrive providing adult and pediatric care in a variety of settings? If you want to grow as an empathetic advocate for the needs of vulnerable populations, you may be perfect for our Legacy team.
With compassion and commitment, Clinical Social Workers embody the Legacy mission of making life better for others. They do this by evaluating the psychosocial and mental health issues of patients to ensure transition planning, crisis management, and planning/coordination of both internal and external services. They assess intervention strategies to address behavioral and addiction issues, as well as end-of-life care and informed decision making about therapeutic options. Our Clinical Social Workers are advocates not just for our patients, but also for their surrogates, family members, caregivers and health care providers.
Facilitates, monitors and communicates treatment recommendations, education and transition plan.
Communicates with patients and families concerning their goals of care and ongoing care needs.
Organizes, facilitates and/or participates in patient care conferences.
Develops effective working relationships with patients and families to engage, collaborate, advocate and problem solve with the goal of enhanced patient and family functioning.
Develops and maintains a collaborative working relationship with all team members, promoting communication and collaboration among health care team members.
Performs and documents comprehensive, age-appropriate assessment and intervention for mental health, psychosocial and risk issues with attention to functional, cognitive, behavioral, and vocational and resource components.
Performs assessment of ethical, legal and safety considerations including child welfare, surrogacy and guardianship issues, protective services and risk of suicide or self harm.
Helps patients/families adjust to health care environment across the continuum by addressing possible role changes and exploring emotional/social responses to illness and treatment.
Performs routine interventions to include patient advocacy, end-of-life counseling, occupational/educational counseling, grief/anticipatory grief and bereavement counseling.
Completes mandatory reports in accordance with state and federal requirements.
Develops treatment plans and initiate clinical interventions utilizing individual and/or group modalities and evaluate practice and results of treatment.
Assesses patient and family advocacy needs and coordinate appropriate advocacy activities within the health care continuum and in the community with an emphasis on self-determination for the client system.
Provides crisis intervention support using accepted treatment modalities.
Provides consultation for patients and/or health care providers to assess health beliefs, cultural considerations, health literacy and/or barriers to success and coordinate appropriate interventions.
Follows evidence-based practices and maintains knowledge of professional standards of practice through participation in continuing education, community and professional activities and committee membership.
Utilizes theories and principles of education to support the educational development of patients, families and staff.
Assists health care team to assess the learning needs and styles of patients and families to optimize development, acceptance, adherence and desired outcomes with clinical plan of care.
Assists with patient and family education as appropriate and necessary.
Collaborates with Legacy leadership to identify, develop and/or facilitate educational needs of staff across disciplines.
Provides education to staff related to an individual and/or family’s psychosocial, socio-cultural, or spiritual needs.
Provides mentorship to social work students and support educational opportunities for students, interns, residents from all other disciplines.
Supports system, departmental and clinical specialty goals and objectives through leadership and participation in strategic planning.
Participates in and/or leads committees and task forces.
Participates in identifying needs and developing programs which facilitate attainment of organizational goals.
Represents applicable clinical areas in the review and development of system policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines and standards.
Participates in organizational quality and process improvement efforts.
Collaborates with Legacy management team and staff in developing and utilizing quality indicators to monitor and evaluate care and outcomes.
Actively pursues opportunities for professional growth, self- education and networking.
Maintains knowledge and practice consistent with NASW standards of professional social work practice and Code of Ethics.
Participates as an active member in department meetings and group problem- solving sessions.
Sponsors changes to improve department operations and support others suggestions for change.
Engages in plan of supervision and/or continuing education to obtain and or maintain clinical license.
Independently evaluates his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited School of Social Work required.
This position requires a minimum of one year relevant experience. Experience in one or more of the following areas strongly preferred:
Broad knowledge of the principles of social work and the ability to apply them, integrating knowledge of normal development and the aging process, changes related to illness, and the needs of patients with acute, chronic and terminal illness.
Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology.
Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including an ability to effectively triage patient and family needs.
Ability to address the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient’s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team.
Ability to engage in patient/family discussions of health care goals and decisions with attention to cultural and health literacy implications.
Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to deal effectively with complex situations.
Ability to consider the differential influences of the environment, society and culture and develop cultural competence in practice that promotes inclusiveness in the work environment.
Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication for effective and appropriate interactions with patients, families, physicians and staff.
Ability to effectively engage in care coordination and transition planning.
Demonstrated ability to locate, utilize and advocate for patient/family access to health care and community resources.
Demonstrated ability to organize and lead clinical groups.
Ability to navigate electronic medical record and effectively utilize basic computer programs.
Knowledge of legal, regulatory and compliance requirements and an ability to be a resource to all team members regarding such issues and knowledge of current health care environment.
Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA, working toward LCSW) required for employees who perform this job in the state of Oregon. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Social Work Associate-Independent Clinical (LSWAIC working towards LICSW) in the State of Washington.