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Medical Social Worker - LCSW PT; 20 hrs/wk 8:00-4:30 (7672)

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

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Medical Social Worker for the new Suvivorship clinic and Hemotology/Oncology clinic to provide professional social work services for patients and families. Enhance the psychosocial functioning of patients/families and continuity of care. Establish and maintain professional working relationships with hospital staff, CP staff, SPC staff, Home Care and other community agencies

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Independently conducts psychosocial assessments:
    • 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 patient and family 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. Independently 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. Independently 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 as a licensed, clinical Social Worker.
  • Assists with all Trauma Cases in the Emergency Department as a crucial team member.
  • 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.
  • Consults with Compliance Officer/Legal Counsel as necessary
  • Is a resource for others when the patient is a state ward


  1. Assists with mentoring of provisionally licensed Medical Social Workers and Social Work students.


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 three years’ experience of supervised experience as a Social Worker in a clinical setting required
  • Experience in medical social work preferred



  • Current and Valid Masters Social Worker and Mental Health Practitioner licensure in the state of Nebraska required


Job Details

Date Posted February 13, 2019
Date Closes May 14, 2019
Requisition 1262-4010
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
Hours 20 hours per week
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
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • 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
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • 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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