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Social Worker - Eastside Health Network (EHN)

Job Title Social Worker - Eastside Health Network (EHN) Req 30325 Department Eastside Health Network Date posted 05/24/2019 City Kirkland State WA Country US Shift Day Hours 40
Job Description

EvergreenHealth is seeking an experienced Social Worker to join the Eastside Health Network team.

 This Social Worker works collaboratively with physicians, staff and other health care professionals within his/her clinically integrated network to provide care coordination across the health care continuum for consumers and functions as an integral member of the health care team as well as the Care Management team who works to ensure consumers are able to navigate through the health care continuum while improving the coordination of care and member/family experience.  The EHN Social Worker coordinates a wide range of community-based and healthcare support services for consumers and works with physicians, staff and other resources, including external providers and resources, in various settings to address specific quality improvement/performance improvement initiatives. In addition, the position collaborates with the Population Health Care Management team on system wide quality improvement/performance improvement initiatives.


Primary Duties

1. In collaboration with other health care professionals and care managers, proactively identifies high risk patients in need of social work services, care coordination, and anticipated community resource needs.

2. Verbally assesses the patient through standard assessments and interviews with the patient, and/or patient’s family, caregivers and/or legal representatives, along with a medical record review to gather necessary data about the patient’s situation, care needs, stresses, functional status, financial resources and support systems.

3.  Proactively identifies necessary resources and provides choice in accordance with the needs, preferences, and resources available for the patient. Plans interventions to help patients cope with social, emotional, economic and environmental concerns.

4. Self manages while working independently yet cooperatively with the entire multidisciplinary team within the hospital and the community to support network level success goals, including improvements in quality, cost of care and member experience for the network populations.

5. Enters documentation in the patient’s chart, whether in flowsheets or progress notes, appropriately and on the day of service provided.

6. Maintains knowledge of community resources, state and federal guidelines, and payer requirements surrounding social work services and transition planning.

7. Provides psychosocial and behavioral health support for complex patient and family needs: crisis intervention, drug and alcohol assessment, bereavement services, and support to individuals or groups as referred or identified.

8. Provides supportive, short term counseling to patients and families in regard to emotional adjustment to illness and/or hospitalization while on-going counseling needs are referred to community resources; supports and encourages follow-up counseling as needed by the patient / family.

9. Works with families and members on needs that may or will affect the member’s health, including transportation issues, financial concerns, end of life planning, etc. in clinics, hospitals, care facilities and homes as necessary.

10. Identifies potential barriers related to patient’s home setting and self-care/management needs and works with patient (and caregiver) to resolve issues. 

11. Assesses, refers and/or coordinates reporting of suspected child or dependent adult abuse, or domestic violence.

12. Participates in case reviews to evaluate care management and progress toward goals.  Consults with healthcare team members to promote, monitor and evaluate compliance with patient’s treatment plan. 

13. Identifies opportunities for improvement (at individual, clinic, and network levels) and actively works with healthcare and network team to correct or improve results.

14. Maintains an active case load of “at risk” members using approved identification and stratification tools, direct referrals from the patient’s healthcare team (physician, care manager, population health coordinator, hospital case manager, etc.) and other knowledge.

15. Performs other duties as assigned



Accountabilities/Competencies

1. Proficiency in reading, writing, comprehending and speaking English as required for business necessity.

2. Accountability for HIPAA privacy and security standards within the department or assigned nursing unit.

3. Must possess basic skills to use Microsoft Office, specialized software and electronic office equipment.

4. Adheres to organizational patient safety standards relevant to the department or assigned nursing unit.

5. Follows the policies, procedures, and practices outlined in the Code of Conduct and Organizational Ethics policy.  Reports any business practice/compliance concerns according to organization policy.

6. **Must comply with Human Resources policy “Motor Vehicle Driver Safety” (#HR-P&C403)

7. Engages in professional and ethical conduct as defined by state licensure, organization and professional organizational standards.

8. Ability to effectively collaborate, communicate and coordinate among all responsible parties of an individual member’s multidisciplinary health care team striving to eliminate fragmentation, duplication or gaps in health care.

9. Attends departmental meetings and in-services as required.

Minimum Qualifications


REQUIRED for the position:

• Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW)

• 3 years of Social Work experience in a healthcare or managed care environment

• One of the following licenses from the state of Washington is required:  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW), or eligible to transfer credentials within six months of hire

• Effective verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate with a diverse population

• Must have strong organizational (time management) skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities

• Current CPR Healthcare Provider certification is required by date of hire

• Current Washington State Driver’s license and proof of insurability

DESIRED for the position:

• N/A



 Physical and Environmental Demands

Daily Job Requirements and Environmental Demands

Occasionally (1-33% of the time)

• Kneeling, Bending, Stooping

• Pushing, Pulling

• Crawling, Climbing, Twisting

• Reaching above shoulders

• Patient Transfers, Lifts

• Exposure to radiation

• Exposure to fumes, dust

• Possible exposure to infectious/hazardous materials

• Possible exposure to OSHA Blood/Body Fluids (BBF)

Frequently (34-65% of the time)

• Carrying/Lifting: 11-20 lbs.

• Operating a motor vehicle

Continuously (66-100% of the time)

• Standing, Walking

• Sitting

• Keyboarding, Grasping, Handling

• Repetitive Motion/Wrist

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