Social Worker

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Schedule: Pool Position
Shift: Day Shift

Job Description


Basic Purpose Of The Job

Under the general supervision of the Care Management Manager, acts as a Medical Social Worker for hospital patients. Works in a team environment to collaborate, coordinate, and negotiate, to procure services and resources for acute care patients. It is expected that the ‘team” will be able to decide based on patient’s needs and the skills of each discipline (RNCM, MSW, or Discharge Coordinator), who will be most appropriate to primarily intervene with the patient and family regarding the discharge plan. The RN Case Manager will monitor the clinical care. Communication between team members needs to occur at least daily and more often for the complex patient or plan.

The Social Worker may be assigned primarily to Acute Care or ER. The Social Worker is flexible in assignment and hours so as to meet the needs of the department. The Social Worker is on-site Monday through Friday (variable days in ER) and shares a weekend and holiday rotation.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Master’s in Social Work from an accredited program is required.

Medical Terminology ability to pass exam with 80% accuracy.

Minimum Work Experience

Three to five years of work experience in a health care setting and/or acute hospital experience preferred.

Knowledge of post acute care community resources.

Required Licenses/ Certifications

Licensure as LICSW or LASW desired

Consideration will be given to applicant with LSWAIC licensure with commitment to achieving LICSW or LASW within the time-frame specified by the State of Washington

Accreditation in ACMA desirable

Certification in Clinical Gerontology desired

Must be currently certified in BLS, and recertified bi-annually.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrates flexibility via an ability to adapt to changing priorities and regulations.

Demonstrates tact, diplomacy, negotiation skills, and good customer relations.

Ability to apply creative problem solving skills.

Ability to prioritize assignments and effective time-management skills.

Basic knowledge of clinical and psychosocial aspects of patient care.

Ability to present a professional presence and appearance.

Must be detail oriented, flexible, and committed to patient advocacy.

Ability to work interdependently.

Demonstrates skills in planning, organizing, and managing multiple functions and complex processes.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.

Knowledge of area resources and referrals.

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.