Social Services Associate (Relief, Days) job vacancy in St. Charles Health (Bend, OR 97701)

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Company name : St. Charles Health
Location : Bend, OR 97701
Position : Social Services Associate (Relief, Days)

Description :
Typical pay range: $25. 67 – $35. 44
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Social Services Associate
REPORTS TO POSITION: Manager/Director of Social Services, Home Health, Behavioral Health, Hospice, Rehabilitation or Cancer Services
DEPARTMENT: Social Services, Home Health, Behavioral Health, Hospice, Rehabilitation or Cancer Services
DATE LAST REVIEWED: August 2022
OUR VISION: Creating America’s healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: St. Charles Health System’s Social Services positions may support anyone, or a combination, of the following departments: Social Services, Home Health, Behavioral Health, Hospice, Rehabilitation or Cancer Services. These departments provide system-wide support including, but not limited to: working with a multi-disciplinary team to assess needs of patients and families, provide appropriate resource referrals, provide supportive counseling as needed, coordinate discharge and resource planning and provide other identified services as needed to support those affected by chronic or acute illness. These departments may also provide the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of patient and family from admission/diagnosis through bereavement utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to care that includes physicians, registered nurses, chaplains, aide’s social workers, volunteers and counselors.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Social Services Associate assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients and their families, help patients utilize services to achieve optimum level of function, and to coordinate care throughout the continuum of care.
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team to assure care is accomplished effectively and efficiently in a cost effective manner and to establish, review and revise the plan of care for each patient.
Provides psychosocial counseling, support, information and referral to patients and families regarding illness and related issues. Reinforces patients continued health care through teaching and/or referrals to community agencies.
Performs patient assessment of social, economic, emotional and family situations. Provides substance abuse assessment and brief interventions (SBIRT) and refer to OP follow-up for patients scoring positively on the Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment.
Assesses the potential threat of harm to self and/or others and/or inability to care for oneself.
Coordinates care with outpatient providers including therapeutic appointments, medication management, follow up medical appointments and local/state agencies.
Identifies possible victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Makes appropriate referrals and notifies the Department of Human Services (DHS) and/or law enforcement when applicable.
Identifies and communicates appropriate community resources pertinent to patient, family and/or caregiver needs. Acts as a resource to staff in identification of needed community resources for patients and families.
Provides appropriate patient family and/or caregiver education in order to facilitate successful and ongoing management of patient health and safety.
Provides thorough documentation of all patient interactions in accordance with hospital, state, federal and regulatory requirements.
Respects the privacy and protects the confidentiality of patients and family members while maintaining the boundaries of the professional discipline.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient, and accurate.
Gathers data and accurately documents information in a timely manner demonstrating compliance with department standards.
Participates with team members in facilitating patient’s and family’s learning throughout the continuum of care. Reinforces the patient’s continued health care through teaching and/or referral to community agency follow-up.
Supports the vision, mission, and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Lean principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients, and guests.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
EDUCATION:
Required: Bachelor level social work degree or related Behavioral Science; enrollment in an MSW program or equivalent Master’s program. Enrollment in an MSW or equivalent program preferred but not required for positions in Cancer Services.
Preferred: N/A
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:
Required: Valid current Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements for Home Health, Hospice and Behavioral Health departments.
Preferred: N/A
EXPERIENCE:
Required: One (1) year experience in a healthcare or behavioral health setting.
Preferred: Two (2) years of related experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Standing, walking, bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing, operation of a motor vehicle, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-50 pounds.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Occasionally (25%): Chemical solution for Laboratory Caregivers.
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
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Schedule Weekly Hours: 0
Caregiver Type: Relief
Shift: First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position? No
Job Family: ASSOCIATE SOCIAL SERVICES
Scheduled Days of the Week: As Scheduled (may include weekends and holidays)
Shift Start & End Time: Variable

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