Providence Social Services Clinician (MSW) in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Social Services Clinician (MSW) (Case Management And Social Svc, Days , 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Evaluate patients and their related support systems with a complete psychosocial assessment.
Establish a therapeutic relationship and treatment goals with the patient or their surrogates.
Provide a provisional diagnosis based on DSM criteria that is inclusive of any mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive, developmental disorders and disabilities, psychosocial aspects of illness injury disability and impairment within a psychosocial framework.
Administer and interpret applicable measurements/tests (MSE, Edinburgh Depression Scale,) for the diagnosis.
Incorporate a plan or intervention that will address mental, social, emotional, behavioral developmental/age, addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities, and/or the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury as experienced by the patient and their family.
Demonstrate basic knowledge and develops expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, mental capacity and incapacity, mental illness, adult protection, child protection, domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, psychosocial crisis, bereavement, and mental illness.
Demonstrate basic knowledge and develops expertise to identify and offer the necessary services, resources and opportunities needed for the patient’s safe discharge to the community in collaboration with the Nurse Case Manager and interdisciplinary team.
Consult and collaborate, when needed, with other social workers, professionals, and agencies to improve the developmental, problem- solving, and coping capacities of the patient or their surrogates.
Required qualification for this position include:
- Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
2 or more years of acute care Medical Social Work experience
Experience with computerized documentation and medical records
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Social Work
Req ID: 278995