Social Worker, PRN, inlcudes weekend coverage in Los Alamos, NM at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 1/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Los Alamos Medical Center

Los Alamos Medical Center is a community Hospital located in the beautiful mountain community of Los Alamos, NM, surrounded by the powerful Jemez Mountains. Los Alamos is a health oriented community that is proud to have its own ski hill, golf course, aquatic center where Olympic swim teams train, the best schools in the state of NM, outstanding hiking trails, is a very safe community and is the home of Los Alamos National Labs. Local historical and beautiful sites (Santa Fe, Taos) are within an hour’s drive of Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Medical Center is committed to its quality initiatives and a culture of safety, is invested in the growth of its staff and thus supports ongoing education, certifications and other ongoing learning, and extends numerous recognition programs to all of its staff, and serves the community well.

Essential Functions

Interviews and assesses patients and/or patient's family, caregivers, and/or legal representatives.

Determines, prioritizes, provides and/or arranges for needed internal and external services/interventions.

Participates in case reviews to evaluate case management and progress. Consults with healthcare team members to promote, monitor, and evaluate compliance with patient's treatment plan.

Assists with discharge planning and processes. Identifies appropriate resources, including transportation, housing, healthcare, and social/spiritual services, and provides referrals as part of the discharge plan

Supervises and/or trains new staff, students, and interns.

Performs Medicaid screenings as indicated for NHP.

Assists patients with Safety Net applications when needed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
Master's degree required    

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

License
Licenses: MSW


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