At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.
SOCIAL WORKER V - PALLIATIVE CARE
Natividad is seeking to fill one permanent, full-time Social Worker V - Palliative Care position within the Social Services/Utilization Management Department to perform Palliative casework of an advanced nature in the most difficult social services areas, requiring the application of highly developed social services expertise and techniques. The Medical Social Work Department at Natividad assists patients and their families who are experiencing difficulties due to a health problem.
Example of Duties:
Develops psychosocial assessments utilizing all available data in accordance with department policy and procedure regarding psychosocial assessments and patient care plans
Develops psychosocial intervention plans within 24 hours of referral
Provides individual, family and group counseling services in accordance with department policy and procedures in regard to psychosocial assessments and scope of social services
Collaborates and consults with patients' family, physician, nursing ancillary departments, discharge planners and community resources in planning a patient's discharge
Provides a full range of clinic skills, including care plans, referrals, advocacy and support services and interdisciplinary and inter-agency collaboration
Refers patients and hospital personnel to all available community service resources
Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university AND at least one year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker; OR possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited two-year counseling program AND at least one year of full-time experience performing social work case management as a Social Worker; OR possession of a Master's degree in social or behavioral science, psychology, anthropology, sociology and counseling education AND two years of full-time experience performing advanced journey (equivalent to a MSS SW III) level social work case management as a Social Worker.
The successful candidate will have working knowledge of principles of individual and group behavior; principles and techniques of interviewing and recording social casework; methods of psychosocial individual counseling; available social and health services through federal, state and local agencies; principles of group facilitation; current issues and socioeconomic conditions and trends related to public assistance; laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of social services agencies; community organization and the social problems calling for the use of public and private community resources; physical and mental health and the impact on age specific personality.
Desirable Qualifications: Working knowledge of: General principles of Palliative assistance policies and programs; principles involved in the nature, growth and development of personality; understanding of relationship between mind, body, spirit and appropriate intervention to promote optimum health. Principles of Palliative Care and bilingual English/Spanish are highly desirable.
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.