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St. David's Medical Center

Medical Social Worker

Austin, TX, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Behavioral and Social Work   Job ID: 2543
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Introduction

Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Medical Social Worker today with St. David's Medical Center.

Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At St. David's Medical Center, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

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Come join our team as a(an) Medical Social Worker. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Medical Social Worker, you will be responsible for promoting patient-centered care by evaluating psychosocial needs, providing community service coordination for identified patient populations, and providing support and crisis intervention where indicated. You will act as a liaison between the patient and community resources/post-acute care providers. You will create and facilitate timely implementation of discharge plans and arrange post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. You will facilitate patient movement across the continuum of care and identify, address, and track barriers to patient throughput.

  • You will ensure the post-acute medical needs and level of care are appropriate
  • You will respond timely to referrals from the Registered Nurse Case Manager or other staff when risk factors for social determinants of health are identified
  • You will perform thorough assessments and develop appropriate plans of care for high risk patients with discharge planning or psychosocial needs
  • You will perform proactive discharge planning
  • You will provide expertise in post-acute services and community resources
  • You will identify and address barriers to discharge and recovery, including financial, emotional, psychosocial, medical, spiritual
  • You will provide psychosocial support and resources

Job Qualifications

Experience

  • Knowledgeable about internal, community and post-acute care resources
  • Basic social worker skills including but not limited to empathy, sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity, advocacy, communication and crisis intervention
  • Acute care social work experience – preferred

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) 

Licenses and Certifications

  • State licensure through the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
  • Certification in Social Work or Case Management – preferred

St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Medical Social Worker opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Behavioral and Social Work
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by February 28, 2022, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption.

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