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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Social Worker - BSW/MSW in Lubbock, Texas

We are looking for a full time, day shift Social Worker with Social Worker Services at Covenant Health Partners.

Job Summary:

Evaluation and assessment of patient needs for discharge planning assistance, planning and coordination of patient programs, and acting as a liaison between the patient, hospital, physician and community in the post acute venue with appropriate linkage of community services/resources. Demonstrates behavior, autonomy and decision making consistent with the values and ethical guidelines of the hospital as well as the professional code of ethics. Performs under minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactive evaluation and assessment of admissions for identified needs and discharge planning assistance.

  • Acceptance and response to referrals from multi disciplinary heath care team and community regarding clients who may require social services assistance.

  • Maintains current knowledge of the social welfare system, its programs, and applicability to patient and family needs.

  • Demonstrates self-motivation and initiative by developing and maintaining current information on community resources through attendance of continuing education and professional associations.

  • Documentation in the medical record concise and relevant to the patient's program, plan of care, and discharge planning information.

  • Displays non-judgmental acceptance, maintains confidentiality, and establishes a positive rapport and working relationship with patients/family/visitors/staff/peers/community.

  • Assists with the development and maintenance of student affiliation programs.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from an accredited undergraduate program of Social Work.

  • Coursework/Training - Training within the medical social venue ascertaining human resource and social services areas of responsibility.

Experience :

  • Completion of 400 hour practicum in undergraduate program within a medical social venue.

License/Certification :

  • Current Texas Social Work License with current certification to practice in the state of Texas. May operate under interim licensure while completing examination.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience :

  • Experience in a hospital or health care setting.

Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.

Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Social Work

Req ID: R337503