HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Worker (MSW) - Cancer Support Services - FT Days in Kansas City, Missouri

_Research Medical Center__–__Kansas City, MO_ _Social Worker (MSW) - Cancer Support Services _ __ Founded more than 125 years ago by German physicians,Research Medical Centeris a 490-bed facility and has become one of the crown jewels in the HCA Midwest Health System. Located in the heart of Kansas City, Research Medical Center is among the only tertiary care centers serving Kansas City proper. Over the past century, this institution has built a tradition of serving residents in Kansas City and a 150-mile surrounding region with exceptional patient care and leading technology. Research Medical Center has completed more than $120 million in capital improvements, including new lobby and admitting areas, renovated and expanded Cancer Center and Women’s Care Unit, construction of all private patient rooms and doubling the Emergency Department.

Research Medical Centeris currently looking for aSocial Worker.

_Responsibilities:_ * The Social Worker at Research Medical Center utilizes professional social work knowledge, relationship skills and interdisciplinary collaboration to assess and intervene in psychosocial issues significant to patient/families and health care team's management of illness, injury and disability. * Coordinates discharge planning; provides information and referral to appropriate community agencies * Addresses questions about financial and other issues; completes appropriate paperwork for post-hospitalization transfer and makes appropriate entries into the medical record. _Duties:_ * Assist patient when needed in relation to finances and other community resources * Work with interdisciplinary team to assure continuity of care is incorporated in patient care plans * Collaborate with department director and other team leaders to identify system issues * Utilize proper assessments and screenings to identify high risk patients (Distress, nutrition, etc) * Document in the medical record appropriately; record social work interventions implemented in compliance with state and federal regulations * Initiate a discharge plan for patients and make periodic updates * Act as an advocate on behalf of patients and families * Assist patients with referrals to outside community agencies * Educate patients and families to community resources * Nursing home placements (Nursing home search, form completion, etc) * Crisis Intervention (Abuse, rape, domestic violence) * Rehabilitation/Home Health/Hospice/LTAC Referrals * Home IV Antibiotic and Home Enteral feeding set up * Durable Medical Equipment * Home Oxygen Setup * Transportation Arrangements * Advance Directives * Substance Abuse Referrals * Provides resources for emergency assistance for utilities, rent, housing, and medications

_Qualifications:_ * Bachelor's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. * State license-eligible. License is not required in Missouri. * Minimum of one (1) year of hospital Social Work experience is preferred
* Excellent communications, organizational and documentation skills required. Must be able to work independently and with a variety of health care disciplines. Able to remove barriers for patient care and coordinate transition of patient into community care. * Flexibility and ability to multitask. __

Title: Social Worker (MSW) - Cancer Support Services - FT Days

Location: Missouri-Kansas City-Research Medical Center

Requisition ID: 09727-44042