Social Worker-MSW Senior (PT Days - Methodist Medical Office)
Company: IU Health Physicians Support Services
Posted on: January 17, 2022
OverviewWe are looking for team members who are passionate about
challenging and significant work for the good of every patient. We
are searching for individuals who are compassionate, serve with a
purpose, are dedicated to supporting their team, and who seek
excellence every day.Sound like a perfect match? Apply now - we
can't wait to hear from you!IU Health Physicians Cardiology is
looking for a Social Worker to work in our growing Adult Congenital
Heart Disease (ACHD) program.In collaboration with Riley Children's
Health, this program provides patients with congenital heart
disease a seamless continuation of care experience to help them
manage their heart conditions. Our program is built on a foundation
of lifelong multidisciplinary care that includes over 50 years of
successful congenital heart surgery. We offer the only
comprehensive statewide program with a group of cardiologists
trained and board- certified in adult congenital heart disease.
Close collaboration between highly skilled adult and pediatric
cardiologists at IU Health and Riley at IU Health gives adults with
congenital heart disease access to a wide range of advanced
treatments and procedures. These options are only available through
a program that combines dedicated experts and resources together in
one system.This team offers focused programs covering:
- maternal fetal medicine and cardio-obstetrics
- advanced cardiac imaging
- cardiovascular genetics
- multi-specialist care following the Fontan procedure
- pulmonary hypertension
- heart rhythm specialists managing complex arrhythmias
- innovative congenital heart surgery and transcatheter
- heart failure, ventricular assist device, and heart
transplantThe Social Worker effectively communicates and
collaborates with all members of the health care team to facilitate
the episode of care so the patient receives services in a safe and
timely manner, and the patient and family are provided all
necessary resources and education. Interprets and communicates
complex patient/family needs and role models caring practices to
other caregivers. Assess patients' and families' psychosocial risk
factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels,
appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to
illness, and ability to cope. Counsels patients and families
regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness
and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community
resources to meet identified needs. Provides mental health
assessments of patients upon physician referral. Provides
therapeutic intervention to facilitate complex discharge planning.
Serves as the point person in child abuse/neglect, adult/elderly
abuse/neglect, institutional abuse, and domestic violence. Serves
as liaison between Indiana University Health and state and county
child and adult protective teams. Provides intervention in
guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care, adoption, and
mental health level II placements. Provides specialized mental
health services including, but not limited to, Crisis Intervention
and Addiction Assessments and recommendations for psychiatric
referral or community resources. Assists with dangerous and
potentially dangerous situations and takes a leadership stance to
provide clinical intervention. Supports those undergoing acute
crisis which often results in the use of de-escalation techniques
necessary to avoid episodes of physical violence. Utilizes
effective principles of interviewing alleged victims, perpetrators,
family members, and significant others. Provides intervention for
end-of-life, guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care,
- Master's Degree in Social Work required.
- CPI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) certification required
within 6 months.
- Permanent LSW licensure required, LCSW licensure
- 3-5 years experience preferred in one of the following areas
(mental health, Department of Child and Family Services, adult
protective services, Veteran's Administration, substance
- Requires experience working with geographically and financially
diverse patient populations.
- Requires knowledge of the impact of the disease process and of
human behavior to provide psychosocial assessments, short-term
therapeutic counseling and crisis intervention to patients,
families and staff.
- Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child
protective legal mandates.
- Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span.
- Maintains principles, practices and techniques of crisis
intervention and de-escalation techniques.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the
community, medical teams, law enforcement, APS/CPS, schools,
probation and other agencies as indicated.
- Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
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