Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Licensed Social Worker
Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center.
We are committed to the care and improvement of human life; constantly striving to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available.
Corpus Christi Medical Center is a 631-bed Health Care System offering a comprehensive scope of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services, including:
24-hour Emergency Services
Behavioral Health Services
Cancer Diagnostics & Treatment
Cardiovascular Testing & Surgery
Breast Diagnostic Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Level I, II, III
Maternal and Neonatal Transport
Neurosurgical and Neurological Services
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Women's Health Center
Corpus Christi Medical Center is currently looking for a Licensed Social Worker at our campus.
Develops, plans and implements services to patients, families, the community, and staff for the social emotional, psychological, economic, and environmental issues related to the entire continuum of care. Responsible for development and maintaining on-call processes for social services support in the hospital.
1.Formulates a psychosocial assessments in order to share with other multi-disciplinary members to enhance the effectiveness and outcome of plan-of-care
2.Be a resource to patients/families confronting simultaneously illness and/or divorce, custody, and adoption issues
3.Readily provides crisis intervention, counseling , and emotional support where and when needed within the hospital; provide counseling and psycho education around care giving role, end-of-life, grief and bereavement issues; facilitates completion of DNRs, Advanced Directives, and formal Health Care proxy Appointments.
4.Develops professional relationships with, and knowledge of aftercare resources, including their scope and referral process requirements to improve the safety of the discharge planning process and reentry of the patient into the community (i.e. State and regional forms of assistance, housing, and entitlements). Maintain an updated resource list.
5.Participates in treatment and discharge planning develops a thorough and current understanding of criteria established by payer sources to obtain reimbursement.
6.Available to all floor staff when unscheduled consultation is required in person of by telephone, as dictated by level of priority.
7.Identify root-causes of frequent re-admissions (>31 days) and address them whey they fall within the scope of Social Work (i.e. culturally based perceptions of illness and health, ill-understood nature of life-changes secondary to disease, lack of resources). Establish triggers for pre discharge family meeting, including physician, nurse, or educator
10. Develop and offer support groups to the larger community to enhance self-care behaviors, education on prevention and health maintenance, management of care giving role.
Required Minimum Education
BSW or MSW
Required Education qualifications include
BSW or MSW based on license requirements of the state in which the Hospital operates. MSW or LCSW preferred. Certified/Accredited Case Manager (ACM) preferred
LMSW or LBSW