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Kaiser Permanente Social Worker (Medical Social Worker) in Gig Harbor, Washington

4 days per week, some telephonic on call and 1 Saturday per month

Provides a wide range of clinical social work services in a primary care or home health setting, including support and consultation to care team in managing patients. Evaluate psychosocial assets and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence. Coordinates with others to establish a plan of care. Provides short term counseling, teaching and brokering with other resources for care giving needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate social work interventions to all age patients and their families including but not limited to psychosocial assessment, brief individual or family, advocacy, linkage, referral, group work, case coordination, and long-term care planning and placement.

  • Consultation and coordination with multidisciplinary team of care professionals and primary care site medical/nursery staff, to include family conferences, care conferences, team meetings and etc.

  • Assesses patient and family needs for care and communicates with other health care providers appropriately. Collects data relevant to visit with ongoing assessment throughout the duration of care. Evaluate psychosocial assets and deficits for the purpose of enabling the pt to maintain the greatest level of independence.

  • Evaluates patients/family needs through timely assessment, communication and observation. Modifies plan of care through assessement based upon patient/care systems response.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of previous social work experience.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.

    Education

  • Masters degree in social work (MSW).

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical (Washington) OR Licensed Advanced Social Worker License (Washington) OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington)

    Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated success as part of a multi-disciplinary team and commitment to diversity.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of post-masters experience.

  • Care coordination experience in managed care system, in-/outpatient setting, skilled nursing or long-term care facility.

  • Knowledge of social case management, conflict resolution and team building practices.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office.

  • Familiarity with electronic charting.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Social Worker (Medical Social Worker)

LOCATION: Gig Harbor, Washington

REQNUMBER: 1018887

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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