Social Worker- Pecar FQHC in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/3/2021

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: FQHC  

Req ID:  9030 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $23.19 - $31.32 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

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Job Role Summary

The Social Worker is responsible for providing comprehensive social work services which assist providers, patients and their families to find practical ways of overcoming social, emotional, and environmental barriers to optimum functioning and attainment of health.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health values.
  • Responsible for providing comprehensive social work services which assist providers, patients and their families to find practical ways of overcoming social, emotional, and environmental barriers to optimum functioning and attainment of health.
  • Initiates social service plans for patients/clients through professional collaboration with medical, nursing and health care personnel utilizing screening questionnaires, diagnostic assessment and individualized therapeutic care plans.
  • Provides direction in the selection, analysis, summarization and presentation of patient/client and related information for service delivery planning, case conferences and professional consultation.
  • Provides therapeutic social work intervention to individuals, families and groups ranging from diagnostic assessment, short term counseling, crisis intervention, community resource referrals, patient advocacy, support, outreach, follow-up, and intr-/inter-agency consultation.
  • Provides education, training, and coaching to introduce or improve coping skills of individuals and families.
  • Documents services rendered in clinical records.
  • Conducts social service orientation for physician, nurses, other MCHD personnel and students as appropriate.
  • Utilizes communication and problem-solving skills to identify and facilitate resolution of problems in team functioning.
  • Participates in staff meetings and education programs for staff and community agencies.
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect and ensure adequate care and services appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e. neonatal, infant, pediatric, pre-school, school age, adolescent, adult, geriatric).
  • Assumes responsibility for continuous professional self-development.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members to facilitate the coordination and delivery of services which will assure appropriate treatment plans and continuity of care. Supports Social Work students in collaboration with Team Leader
  • Initiates advocacy/liaison role for patients in referrals to and from community agencies; collaborates with agency and hospital personnel in referral activities; cultivates referral network of needed resources.
  • Interprets impact on client functioning of environmental conditions and family interactions through home visits and outpatient encounters.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation with MSW from an accredited school of social work.
  • Social work experience in a health care setting dealing with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide social work services appropriate to the age of patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Possesses the ability to assess data and interpret information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs.
  • Analytical, psycho-social assessment, and counseling skills.
  • Knowledge of pertinent State/Federal laws and regulations, community systems and resources.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with multi-discipline teams in situations requiring a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative.
  • Ability to apply social work techniques/principles including evaluation, intervention, and counseling.
  • Ability to perform duties independently.
  • Ability to recognize own limitations and seek assistance/guidance from appropriate resources as needed.

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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