St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 316 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.
The Social Worker will evaluate the psychosocial needs of patients and family support systems and will coordinate appropriate discharge plans for identified patient populations. The Social Worker acts as a liaison between the facility and resources external to the organization. He/she will facilitate implementing timely discharge plans and facilitate follow-up to anticipated post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. The Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and support. The Social Worker will assist the Case Manager in facilitating patient movement across the continuum of care and will identify and track barriers to patient throughput.
Master or Bachelor’s of Social Work with current state licensure; CMSW, LCSW or LCP preferred
Minimum requirements for accrediting bodies, JCAHO, state and regulatory requirements related to service delivery in the facility
Three years Social Work experience; acute care case management experience preferred
Certification in Social Work or Case Management, preferred
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships
Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and electronic formats
Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with pro-active decision-making and negotiation skills
Demonstrates an ability to perform specific competencies as identified