SOCIAL WORKER MSW Job Listing at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, CA
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The Medical Social Worker, MSW is expected to perform duties in alignment with the mission and policies of the organization. Performs duties in support of and in compliance with the performance improvement plan, Joint Commission, and other licensing, accrediting and regulatory agencies. Functions under the general/minimal supervision of the Supervisor of Social Services. Through screening mechanisms, identifies patients who are at high risk for need of social service intervention. Provides psychosocial assessments, identifies problems/issues such as social, emotional, maturational (newborn through geriatric, depending on assignment) cultural, financial and/or legal followed by implementation of suitable interventions. Provides appropriate assistance to enable patients/families to utilize medical care in order to achieve the optimum levels of health. Assists Social Services Supervisor in planning programs, developing, and updating departmental policies and procedures. Previous hospital social work experience preferred. Master"s Degree in Social Work. Must be knowledgible regarding interview, assessment, consultation, and documentation techniques. Should have knowledge, understanding, and ability to access community resources, governmental and social agencies which may be required to meet patient needs. Awareness and abilty to work with cultural diversity. Knowledge of and adherence to National Association of Social Workers Code Of Ethics. Must be able to: function independently; prioritize and organize workload; assess information in order to make appropriate decisions; build trust and respect; participate as a team player, relate to and work with the elderly, ill, disabled and/or emotionally impaired individual in the hospital environment. Current BLS Certification required.
Founded in 1956, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital was created to meet the needs of our community, and has grown from a small local facility to a large regional hospital serving all of Kern County. Today, we have more than 400 general acute beds, nearly 50 intensive care and cardiovascular recovery units, 13 state-of-the-art surgical suites, a full-service ER with nationally certified Stroke Center and the Central CA Heart Institute. In addition, we offer newly expanded birthing suites, a family care center, a 31 bed NICU, a 20 bed Pediatric unit, a full complement of diagnostic laboratory and imaging services and an outpatient surgery center. Other programs of note include our Women"s Services and a Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics. We are proud to say that we are an “Equal Opportunity Employer”.
“Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is now a tobacco-free campus.”
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