This position provides operational, financial, managerial and/or clinical support within the department. Supervises and participates in the selection, orientation, counseling, and evaluation of staff. May provide direct patient care, as necessary, by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocol. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population. This position meets all of the requirements and performs all essential functions of the Licensed Social Services Professional.
Participates in hiring, training, conducting performance evaluations, provides counseling, corrective action and directs the workflow for the staff. This position participates in the development and implementation of department goals and objectives. Ensures all goals and objectives are met timely and effectively. Mentors and acts as a resource to staff pursuing licensure.
Provides or facilitates patient care for patient populations and serves as a resource to staff for clinical and managerial support. Assumes responsibility for direct patient care when necessary. Promotes interdisciplinary patient care planning and patient education.
Demonstrates effective communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution in the supervision of the department, keeping the appropriate people informed. Demonstrates leadership qualities in support of department needs and Collaborates with various outside agencies and other departments to assure adequate resources and the proper coordination of safe, efficient patient care management.
Supports change and participates in the development, interpretation, implementation and evaluation of the goals/objectives and process improvement activities within the department.
Manages patient care activities within the budgetary and productivity guidelines of the department/facility. Monitors staff usage and ensures staffing meets patient needs in a fiscally responsible manner.
Maintains clinical competencies and certifications as required and assures compliance with regulatory agencies and laws. Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to radiology practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information. Adheres to safety policies.
Requires a Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field. A Masters degree in Social Work may be required in some areas based on business need and compliance.
Requires a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) (equivalent*) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). An equivalent license applies to states that do not recognize an LMSW; therefore, the employee must possess a Masters Degree and be a Licensed Social Worker. For assignments in an acute care setting, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is also required.
Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years acute care medical Social Work experience. Experience must include working in an acute care setting as a medical Social Worker. Must have knowledge of government/community resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care or any other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, human relations skills and time management skills. In acute care, must be able to work flexible hours and take rotating call after hours.
Must have the ability to use commonly used software.
Previous leadership and training experience and basic knowledge of adult learning principles is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 259010
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