Licensed Master Social Worker
Under the direct supervision of the Discharge Planning Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing psychosocial assessment, discharge planning, coordination, community referrals, and support/counseling on various assigned units. This position provides services for patients and families in assigned areas with a specific focus on substance abuse interventions and psychiatric service coordination. Assists patients and families in adjusting to episodes of acute and chronic illness; coping with lifestyle changes precipitated by illness or disability; participating in restorative health programs; carrying out discharge recommendations; and addressing issues of death and dying. Using a variety of treatment modalities, assists patients and families in the alleviation or resolution of social, financial, cultural and emotional problems and barriers related to the patients' successful management of issues related to illness, health care and rehabilitation.
Requires a Master's Degree in Social Work. Requires recent experience providing case management services (eg psychosocial assessment, discharge planning, coordination, community referrals, and support/counseling) that demonstrates a strong understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities, in acute and/or ambulatory care settings. Must be and maintain licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Must be able to demonstrate clinical knowledge and skill in case management, hospital, complex psychosocial interventions, and be well versed in community resource management. The position requires excellent communication and clinical skills and ability to maintain professional rapport with team members, physicians, and internal and external partners. Requires excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work with professionals, and maintain confidentiality standards. Requires the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have excellent organizational skills. Must possess solid analytical and problem-solving skills. Requires basic computer word processing skills (e.g. formatting, editing, printing, composing email, internet searches, etc.) to be able to successfully navigate through an electronic medical record using a computer. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English. Bilingual and bicultural a plus.
Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.
- Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
- The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
- A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
- The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
- The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
- The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
- 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
- Competitive wages
- Medical, dental and vision coverage
- Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
- Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year