This position is responsible for assisting in meeting the patient's needs throughout the continuum of care. Guides patients, families, physicians, and to the appropriate community and adjunct resources that foster quality of life. Interviews patients and families/support systems to obtain an age-specific psychosocial assessment. Assists patients and families in adjustments to illness, disabilities, and resolving difficulties which interfere with the care management process. Provides psychosocial assessments and develops an interdisciplinary plan of care with the patient and stakeholders to best meet the needs of patients and families. Implements/assist with discharge planning services related to the complex patient.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited college or university is required
Ability to adapt quickly in an ever changing environment of care
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Word processing/Excel skills
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Good attention to detail and accuracy
Knowledgeable of social resources available to both inpatient and outpatient
Analytical decision making and judgment
Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters relating to patient/family
Two (2) years acute patient care is preferred.
Must have a good knowledge of the principles and practices of social work. Will be expected to utilize a variety of highly developed skills in individual and /or group methods
Must have a good working knowledge of the impact of illness on the patient and family as well as an understanding of the age specific needs and cultural differences
Must possess a high level of analytical abilities necessary to identify and plan for resolution of difficult psychosocial illness related problems
Must possess and demonstrate higher level critical thinking skills, and have the ability to prioritize and achieve results in a fast-paced environment
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
Must possess a valid LMSW to practice social work in the state of Texas
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.