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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Social Worker - Palliative Care Counseling in Orange, California

Our team is looking for an experienced Social Worker to join our Palliative Care Counseling department at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange. This is a full-time, 8-hour day shift position with 80 hours in a biweekly pay period.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Advocate for and assist patients’ in the achievement of optimal health, access to care, and to appropriately utilize resources.

  • Utilize the following processes to meet the patient's individual healthcare needs: assessment, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the plan of care.

  • Manage resources and coordinate the continuum of care in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and core values of St. Joseph Hospital.

  • Establish and maintain a good rapport with physicians and interact well with all internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with third party payers to obtain authorization for the appropriate treatment setting for patients requiring medical, psych and chemical dependency treatment.

Qualifications and Skills needed for this role:

Required qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.

  • At least 6 months of recent, relevant acute care experience.

  • Ability to access and evaluate community resources to meet patient's needs.

  • Knowledge of physical and psychological characteristics of disease processes, ability to recognize potential clinical problems, and recommend intervention in a preventative, pro-active way.

  • Knowledge of age-related developmental stages and needs.

  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure due to changing priorities, interruptions, high and low census, payer demands, and discharge planning demands.

  • Computer knowledge.

  • Ability to support and encourage positive working relationships within the department and across departments.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license

  • Experience in psychiatric chemical dependency treatment case management, discharge planning in the acute, sub-acute, or home health setting managed care experience.

About the department you will serve:

Our Palliative Care unit is a very specialized area looking for a compassionate, positive team member who displays excellent communication skills and prioritizes patient care. Our case management process is a collaborative practice model including the patients, nurses, social workers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers, and the community. It encompasses excellent communication, both verbal and written, and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination.

Ministry Marketing Statement:

Dignity. Service. Excellence. Justice. These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting. As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community. The most important result: employee engagement. We are proud of our dedicated employees practicing our core values. Because of them, the St. Joseph Health System was awarded the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award for three consecutive years. Only 12 organizations in the world received this distinguished accolade, which recognizes fully engaged workplaces.

Clinical Excellence: When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteemed recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care. A haven that feels like home. St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings. Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital! St. Joseph Hospital 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, St. Joseph Hospital 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: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Social Work

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