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Social Worker-BSW (FT Days - Bloomington)

Southern Indiana Physicians
Date Posted
24 February, 2022
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
323039
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Social Worker-BSW (FT Days - Bloomington)

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Job Description

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

The Social Worker cares for patients who have complex psychosocial needs or require assistance from social support programs or community assistance. Interviews patients and relatives to obtain social history relevant to medical problems and planning. Assists patients with environmental difficulties that interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Serves as liaison between medical and nursing staffs, patients, relatives and appropriate outside agencies. Interprets and assists in resolving social problems that relate to medical condition and/or hospitalization.

The Social Worker will be responsible for:

  • Adjustment to illness, safety concerns, living situation, support system, financial needs, transportation issues
  • Assist with nursing facility placement
  • Code status/end-of-life support discussion and support, terminal wean, hospice, crisis/trauma brief support
  • Assist with insurance concerns (medication cost, no insurance)
  • Assist with transportation needs
  • Assess for social determinates of health (social support network, environment, basic needs)
  • Referrals for community resources
  • Assess substance use desire to change, referrals and resources
  • Mental health support: adjustment to illness, provide brief support for mental health needs and facilitate referrals as appropriate

 0-3 years of experience required. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work required.
• Permanent LSW licensure preferred.
• Requires strong clinical assessment, planning and goal development skills.
• Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
• Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
• Requires strong counseling skills to help patients and families understand, accept and follow medical recommendations.
• Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Social Worker-BSW (FT Days - Bloomington) Role

Overview

We are looking for team members who are passionate about challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek excellence every day.

Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we can't wait to hear from you!

The Social Worker cares for patients who have complex psychosocial needs or require assistance from social support programs or community assistance. Interviews patients and relatives to obtain social history relevant to medical problems and planning. Assists patients with environmental difficulties that interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Serves as liaison between medical and nursing staffs, patients, relatives and appropriate outside agencies. Interprets and assists in resolving social problems that relate to medical condition and/or hospitalization.

The Social Worker will be responsible for:

  • Adjustment to illness, safety concerns, living situation, support system, financial needs, transportation issues
  • Assist with nursing facility placement
  • Code status/end-of-life support discussion and support, terminal wean, hospice, crisis/trauma brief support
  • Assist with insurance concerns (medication cost, no insurance)
  • Assist with transportation needs
  • Assess for social determinates of health (social support network, environment, basic needs)
  • Referrals for community resources
  • Assess substance use desire to change, referrals and resources
  • Mental health support: adjustment to illness, provide brief support for mental health needs and facilitate referrals as appropriate

  • qualifications__list
     0-3 years of experience required. Bachelor's Degree in Social Work required.
  •  Permanent LSW licensure preferred.
  •  Requires strong clinical assessment, planning and goal development skills.
  •  Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
  •  Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  •  Requires strong counseling skills to help patients and families understand, accept and follow medical recommendations.
  •  Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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