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MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, FULL TIME

POSITION SUMMARY
This position provides Social Service interventions and assists with discharge planning for patients in the medical units utilizing established standards and practice, ensuring safe and effective intervention. Intervention is based on the ages of the population served; Newborn through Geriatric - 65 years or older. Assesses, plans, intervenes and evaluates intervention in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and meet the individualized needs of all patients served in the medical units. Interfaces with public and community agencies identified as potential resources for patients upon discharge.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Education
Current LCSW
Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date
Masters in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Minimum Experience
Previous experience as a clinical social worker
Previous computer experience and data base management preferred.
In compliance with patient safety standards, must be able to effectively communicate in English; Bilingual abilities preferred

Physical Demands
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position without compromising services.
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting\
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs
Routine Hospital/Healthcare & Office/Administrative conditions
Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
Exposure to infections and contagious disease
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations
Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands

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