Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $26.88
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
JOB SUMMARY SEIU 73
The Medical Social Worker III (Inpatient) has a scope of responsibility that includes support of the patient and the plan of care. Working collaboratively with a nurse case manager, unit nursing staff and physicians; the social worker utilizes their skills to align patient needs and patient preferences, assisting families faced with catastrophic illness or injury, identifying goals of care and assist with unmet needs through linkages to community resources.
SHIFT : 8:00am - 4:00 pm M-F; 7:00am - 3:00pm Weekend Rotation approximately every six weeks (Set Shift)
Must possess a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university (official transcripts due at time of interview)
Must be licensed in the State of Illinois as an LSW (Licensed Social Worker)
Must possess one (1) year of hospital social work experience
Must possess one (1) year of working with culturally diverse populations
Licensed as an LCSW
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABIILTIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Independently organizes/prioritizes work to accommodate areas of need and time sensitivity
Provides evidence of collaboration with other disciplines to support optimal patient outcomes
Ability to resolve conflict
Assist patient in setting achievable goals
Working knowledge of Outlook, Word
Broad knowledge of community resources
Ability to assist patients with understanding requirements for insurance
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.