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Clinical Social Worker - Social Work - Emergency - PT; 24 hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2:30-11:00 (5559)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description


GENERAL SUMMARY:  Provides professional social work services for patients and families in the Emergency Department, and on an as needed basis in other areas of the hospital/clinics.  Enhances the psychosocial functioning of patients/families and continuity of care.  Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with hospital staff, CP staff, SPC staff, Home Care and other community agencies.


Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Conducts psychosocial assessments related to the type of illness/needs present:
    • Screens patients in assigned areas daily.
    • Performs psychosocial assessments, and treatment planning, including risk of self-harm, harm to others, and other mental health issues.
    • Collaborates with multidisciplinary team and Behavioral Health to understand the medical and mental health needs of the patients/families.
    • Appropriately documents assessment in chart.
    • Coordinates follow-up care, including recommendations for inpatient psychiatric care or out-patient counseling.
    • Provides appropriate patient education and documents appropriately.
    • Communicates psychosocial assessment and plan of care with patient care team.


  1. Provides referrals for financial and supportive needs.
    • Gathers information from patients/families.
    • Shares appropriate resource materials and information with patients/families.
    • Refers underinsured or uninsured patients to financial counselors. Provides assistance for medication prescriptions as deemed appropriate.
    • Researches resources specific to patient’s medical condition.
    • Assess for patients with frequent visits, readmissions, and non-compliance. Collaborate with healthcare team and make appropriate referrals.
    • Obtains necessary release of information authorization.
    • Provides follow-up as deemed appropriate.
    • Documents interventions appropriately in chart.


  1. Provides crisis/supportive counseling to patients/families
    • Assists families with problem-solving, adjustment to illness, bereavement counseling and management of long-term illness, utilizing their positive coping strategies.
    • Provides interventions which reflect knowledge of crisis/counseling technique and is enhanced by disease specific knowledge.
    • Documents interventions appropriately in chart. Provides recommendations and hand-offs to health care team members.
    • Facilitates support groups as needed.


  1. Provides assessment and coordination of child abuse/neglect cases. 
  • Assesses psychosocial dynamics.
  • Communicates with medical and nursing personnel regarding assessment and plan.
  • Facilitates referral and provides ongoing communication with CPS, law enforcement, and county attorney’s office.
  • Documents pertinent information and completes all reports in a timely fashion.
  • Prepares and presents cases to the Children’s Advocacy Team. Attends team meetings on an as needed basis.


  1. Provides on-call services for Social Work Department.
  • Responds to calls in a timely manner.
  • Performs on-call duties in a professional manner.


  1. Covers for Social Work colleagues in their absence, and arranges for coverage of social work responsibilities when absent.
  • Communicates with co-workers regarding coverage needs.


  1. Provides consultation/interventions regarding legal issues such as determining guardianship. And assisting with adoption cases.
  • Consults with Compliance Officer/Legal Counsel as necessary


Based on departmental/organizational need may be required to participate in Transplant program functions


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.




  1. Performs other duties as assigned




  • Requires knowledge of human behavior, social problems, counseling modalities, and community resources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form, relaying case information to patients/families, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, attorneys and law enforcement as needed. 
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work required.
  • Minimum one year experience of supervised experience as a Social Worker in a clinical setting preferred.



  •  Current LCSW in the State of Nebraska is required.

Job Details

Date Posted September 28, 2017
Date Closes December 27, 2017
Requisition 949607-13712
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Social Work
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2:30-11:00
Hours 24 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 21-1022.00 Medical and Public Health Social Workers
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Social Worker

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