Mental Health Social Worker

Job Description:
Description Role Purpose: Provides consultation to Care Management Team to ensure that services are provided in a professional, ethical and responsible fashion.
Responsibilities: Assures relevant departmental regulatory requirements are met.
Promotes the social work profession both within and outside the organization by participating in relevant committees and task forces.
Functions as a staff social worker who applies clinical knowledge and experience to the identification of patients with psychosocial and/or discharge planning needs in order to ease the patient's transition into the next level of care or return to home.
Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment to identify social and practical environmental problems which are interfering with the patient's health and well-being.
Provides social work intervention to assure that services and counseling are provided as indicated by the assessment.
Relates to physicians, nurses, other hospital staff, home health agencies, extended care facilities and other community resources to insure that the after care needs of the patient are met.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Completion of Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited university.
Must be thoroughly versed in family assessment of ecological and etiological assessment; must be highly trained to deliver caring, professional counseling services to patients and families.
Must be skilled in developing support systems for patients using family, community agencies, and treatment resources.
Must be skilled in emergency room evaluations and triage procedures.
Adheres to code of ethics of National Association of Social Workers.
Preferred Qualifications: Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Missouri.
About SSM Health St.
Mary's Hospital - Audrain SSM Health St.
Mary's Hospital - Audrain opened in 1918 as Audrain Medical Center.
Today, the 89-bed community hospital offers a range of services including emergency care, cardiology services, medical imaging, men's health services, women and child services, and diabetes education.
The hospital features the J.
& Greta B.
Arthur Cancer Center, the Jordan-Waters Heart Center and Healthworks Rehabilitation services.

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