Social Worker

Community Life Wichita, Kansas


Description

Position at St. Anthony's Senior Care Hospital - Wichita

Job Description

As the Licensed Social Worker, you will perform duties and implement programs which meet physical, mental, and psychosocial needs of the patients. You will participate in admissions, assessments, programming, and discharge planning. This is a full-time position requiring the employee to work 40 or more hours each week. The Social Worker reports to the Hospital CEO.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the admissions and assessment process
  • Conduct ongoing cognitive, mental health, and psychosocial assessments
  • Help patients improve their coping abilities
  • Plan and coordinate discharges, utilizing community resources and accrediting organization standards

General Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead weekly interdisciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Participate in the development of a multidisciplinary, individualized plan of care, with patients and their families
  • Organize programs, policies, and procedures that are developed to assess, evaluate, and meet the needs of patients
  • Observe and report behavioral changes
  • Ensure patient’s rights and privacy are maintained
  • Prepare education and training opportunities for staff; attend staff meetings and in-services as required
  • Communicate with and educate family members regarding the progress of patients and help them understand their family member’s mental illness
  • Coordinate patient grievances and act as the patient’s advocate
  • Maintain regulatory compliance to all federal, state, local regulations and accrediting organization standards

Qualifications:

  • Current state Social Worker license is required
  • Master’s degree in Social Work is required
  • 2+ years of experience in an inpatient healthcare or behavioral health environment is preferred

Working Conditions:

  • General office environment in a behavioral health hospital
  • May require standing up or walking for up to 75% of the time
  • Required to use assistance when attempting to assist, lift or carry objects over 25 lbs.