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Primary Care Social Worker FT Days

Req #: 17000005
Location: Shawnee Mission, KS
Job Category: Care Management
Organization: Shawnee Mission Medical Center

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Shawnee Mission Health
SMH has provided faith-based, whole person care to the Kansas City community since 1962. SMH is more than just a hospital campus. We’re a network of health care facilities working to exceed expectations by delivering quality care with compassion and supporting an exceptional staff of more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties.
Our mission of Improving Health Through Christian Service is achieved each and every day through the dedication and commitment of our associates, physicians and volunteers. We strive to be a regional beacon of wellness, hope and healing attracting customers seeking unsurpassed clinical quality and compassionate care for the whole person, following the example of Christ's healing ministry.
The largest health care provider in Johnson County, Kansas, the SMH network includes SMMC and SMH - Prairie Star and will soon include SMH - Blue Valley, a third major health care facility. Our 54-acre campus at SMMC is comprised of the main hospital, a community health education building, six physician office buildings and an associate child care center. The Emergency Department at SMMC is the busiest in Johnson County. We deliver more babies each year at the Shawnee Mission Birth Center than any other hospital in the metropolitan area and our Center for Women’s Health is nationally recognized. We have seven Shawnee Mission Primary Care locations with more than 30 Board-certified doctors who specialize in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics as well as Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care locations.
  • Function as a treatment team member, interpreting social, psychological, emotional and family system problems and strengths to other members of the treatment team
  • Prioritize clinical problems, formulate treatment goals and construct treatment plan, revising as needed, based on continuous evaluation and assessment of progress
  • Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making
  • Demonstrate ability to provide social work services to patient, family members and significant others in four areas: 1) psychological functioning, 2) adaptation to illness, injury, disability or life event, 3) psychosocial assessment/evaluation and 4) facilitation services such as referral community agencies financial planning, and provision of information and resource knowledge
  • Identify and intervene for suspected abuse, including sensitivity to age specific concerns: physical/emotional/sexual abuse of children and adolescents: domestic abuse for adults; caretaker/institutional abuse for senior adults
  • Manage crisis situations as needed, demonstrating ability to quickly appraise crisis situation and select appropriate intervention 
  • Document direct service in patient’s medical record after each significant encounter
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of the electronic medical record
  • Adhere to principles and requirements of PCMH and CPC+ programs
  • Display a high level of flexibility, adaptability and organization skills
  • Participate in performance improvement projects and quality outcome activities
  • Accept special projects as assigned
  • Attend and participate constructively in staff meetings
  • Assists in tracking and documentation of avoidable days
  • Prioritize and organize time and functions
  • Communicates effectively and respectfully with patients, vendors, and all levels of staff and management
  • Provides conscientious commitment to assigned work, work schedule, honesty, teamwork, assisting others to bring about positive outcomes
  • Recognizes and manages risks, resolves issues and problems as soon as they arise, reports and documents adverse events and reportable conditions,
  • Verbally and behaviorally supports Shawnee Mission Health’s mission and values
  • Master’s Degree
  • Up to 1 Year of Position-Related Experience
    • 1 to 3 Years of Position-Related Experience
  • Kansas Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) OR
  • Kansas Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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