Social Worker, Kidney Transplant, Evenings

HCA El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 5 months ago

About Las Palmas Medical Center

Las Palmas Medical Center offers comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women's Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region. Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with compassionate, quality healthcare.


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Las Palmas Medical Center has a free-standing 40-bed, inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital, which treats patients with orthopedic conditions, strokes and other neurological diagnoses, multiple trauma, brain and spinal cord injury, arthritis and amputation.

Las Palmas Medical Center is the region's only Kidney Transplant Center. In addition to our medical services, Las Palmas Medical Center provides the Las Palmas LifeCare Center wellness facility.


  • Performs comprehensive psychosocial assessment for transplant candidates and post-transplant patients in order to identify potential risks to successful transplant. Performs psychosocial assessment for Living Donor patients in order to identify potential risks to successful donation.

  • Conducts annual assessments of transplanted patient functioning, compliance, and needs. Provides PRN interventions as necessary to ameliorate problems which interfere with post-transplant plan of care.

  • Develops a social work plan of care based on identified needs and risk factors.

  • Identifies psychosocial barriers to cooperation and participation in the transplant process, with special attention to cultural practices

  • Makes appropriate referrals to a wide range of community services for patients and/or families including providers of health care coverage, medications, vocational rehabilitation, mental health, living arrangements, substance abuse, and counseling.

  • Participates in multidisciplinary team care planning and collaboration including selection committee

  • Provides inpatient discharge planning for transplanted and living donor patients, as necessary

  • Provides bereavement education and counseling when needed.

  • Advocates on patient's behalf within the renal setting and with appropriate local, state, and federal agencies and programs, and for the development of services.

  • Provides information, education, support, and counseling to patients, families, and support networks concerning transplantation through individual counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and written communication.

  • Assists in developing and/or improving clinic relationships with community resources to include area dialysis clinics.

  • Initiates and/or participates in staff education such as the development of educational materials, team building, and in-service programs.

  • Keeps abreast of research/literature/developments in nephrology social work and attends appropriate continuing education institutes and conferences.

  • Participates in organ donation awareness initiatives and community advocacy groups. Maintains working knowledge of regulatory agency policies and state and federal programs to include CMS Conditions of Participation, UNOS Bylaws, Medicare, and Texas Kidney Health Care.

  • Provides Social Worker summary to Transplant Selection Committee for patient review and potential listing to UNOS Database.

  • Participates in the Transplant Kidney College Program.


  • Individual Leadership: Demonstrates confidence in own skills, knowledge and ability and opportunities for personal growth and ability to accept and adapt change.

  • Customer Service: Demonstrates customer service skills with both internal and external customers.

  • Transcultural Sensitivity: Treats patients/customers as individuals with unique values, beliefs, and practices.

  • Risk Management/Patient/Customer Safety: Demonstrates patient/customer safety according to policies and procedures.

  • Educator: Identifies, implements, and/or evaluates opportunities for patient/family education.

  • Infection Control: Demonstrates infection control practices congruent with policies and procedures.

  • Performance Improvement: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates performance improvement activities at the department level.

  • Financial Accountability: Identifies opportunities for waste reduction and department efficiency.

  • Information Management: Demonstrates adherence to information management polices and procedures, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

  • Communication: Works as a team member through interaction, assistance and demonstration of appropriate communication skills and reporting/activation of the chain of command appropriately.

  • Practices Professionalism: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates personal performance.

  • Ethics/Compliance: Performs all duties ethically, complying with all policies and procedures, federal, state, and local laws.

  • Environment of care: Demonstrates accountability in role and responsibilities of the 7 Environment of Care plans.


  • Current licensure in Texas as a Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW)


  • Health care experience preferred

  • Reads and writes English with the basic skills necessary to understand and transfer physician's orders.

  • Ability to move in excess of 50 pounds, with assistance from other staff.

  • Effective communication skills; both orally and written.

  • Computer skills needed.

  • Ability to work with others in a team

  • Strong customer service skills relating to patients, physicians, and staff.


  • Completion of a graduate (Master) level degree in social work from a program approved by the Council of Social Work Education; two years' experience in medical social work.

  • Experience in financial case management in health care preferred;

  • Experience in ESRD health care settings preferred.

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