Truman Medical Centers Kansas City , MO 64126
Truman Medical Centers, a two-hospital, 600-bed, not-for-profit healthcare system, is the largest and most comprehensive safety net healthcare provider in Jackson County and Kansas City, Mo. TMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Our Hospital Hill campus is located in the UMKC Health Sciences District: a premier academic health district engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. Recognized as a critical area resource for advanced specialized healthcare, TMC is constantly working to deliver the best possible medical care for our patients. Quality, innovation, teamwork and attention to detail are at the heart of all we do. TMC's tagline is: "Better. For Everyone." It is a simple statement, but it has profound significance. It is what we stand for, it is the focus of our work, and it is our promise to our patients.
Provide social work services in acute, ambulatory, rehabilitative, and long term care settings. Provide services for patients/residents with acute, chronic or terminal illnesses and their families. Address psychosocial problems of a more complex nature with multiple causative factors requiring an advanced level of professional practice skills. Services include identification of psychosocial needs, psychosocial assessment, pre-admission screening and admitting services for long term care patients, discharge planning, counseling, information and referral, protective services, and patient/resident education. Function as a member of an interdisciplinary team for patient/resident care. Duties may also include program development, evaluation, professional education, or supervision of students. Work under the regular supervision of the Director of Social Work Services or designee.
Master's degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
MO LMSW or MO LMSW eligible (LMSW eligible Social Workers must obtain license by completion of the introductory period of employment or within 90 days)
Knowledge of theory and practice of social work at the MSW level and have basic research skills
Must have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and with patients of various ages and cultural backgrounds
Must have excellent written/verbal communication skills
Previous health care experience
2 years medical social work experience preferred
Hospital experience preferred
Experience in psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, individual/family counseling, response to abuse-neglect-domestic violence, advance care planning, long-term planning, linkage with community resources, placement, access to durable medical equipment, case management, reduction in psychosocial risk factors
Experience working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary medical team