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Certified Social Worker

The Certified Social Worker (CSW) utilizes clinical expertise to perform psychosocial assessment and develop/ implement a plan of care/treatment plan that provides extraordinary care for the patient while being sensitive to costs and resources. This position works collaboratively with patients, patients' family/significant other, healthcare providers, insurers, community resources, and other involved parties to identify patients' needs, broker services, coordinate care and transition plans, and advocate for patients. The CSW performs these duties under the direct supervision of an LCSW.

Job Description


Provides care appropriate to assigned patient population as established with the plan of care/treatment plan and in accordance with professional licensure. This care may take place at a hospital, facility, clinic, inpatient, outpatient or home care setting.

Job Essentials

Organizes and prioritizes daily work by assessing new, current, and discharging patient needs in area(s) of responsibility. Completes documentation as required.
Performs social work consultation for patients and caregivers. Conducts psychosocial assessments. Under supervision of a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), provides supportive, crisis, bereavement and other social work interventions as necessary.
Educates, communicates, and coordinates with multiple patient care teams and outside agencies as necessary to ensure the patient receives quality care, a timely discharge, and to identify and resolve delays and issues.
Acts as an advocate on behalf of patients and families, where appropriate, to ensure effective communication with multidisciplinary care team, outside agencies and other resources as necessary.
May provide psychotherapeutic modalities appropriate to the level of care under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker.
Completes timely and accurate documentation in the medical record using knowledge of documentation standards for the department to facilitate communication with team members. Documentation is done in compliance with all clinical guidelines and billing/reimbursement standards.
May ensure that productivity standards and expectations are met.
Credentialing through medical staff office and peer review requirements may apply if working in the behavioral health setting.
Credentialing through medical staff office and peer review requirements may apply if working in the behavioral health setting.
May provide support and debriefing under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, in conjunction with the Employee Assistance Program, for staff members following adverse events.
May identify patients at risk for potential avoidable delays, extended stay, readmission, financial or complex discharge needs. Coordinate with care providers and leaders to reach optimal solutions.
Provides support and education to patients, families and staff members on Advance Directives.
May maintain an active role in denial prevention. Proactively intervenes with payers to prevent inpatient denials. Communicates any necessary information to payers to help appeal existing denials.
May coordinate the discharge planning process from patient admission to departure. Screens for and assess patient needs, develop a discharge plan, and coordinate with internal and external services for care during and after the hospital stay.
Works under identified LCSW and actively participates in required supervision through scheduled meetings, consultations, and chart reviews as indicated.

Note: The Certified Social Worker Intern License can be utilized for up to 24 weeks (6 months) while employees are working toward preparing, testing, and passing the State Boards examination (obtaining an CSW license). After that 24 week period, or if the CSW Graduate fails the State Board exam a second time, the employee can no longer remain in the CSW-I License. These employees can apply for any open jobs they qualify for, including jobs requiring a certification the employee currently holds (i.e. SSW, psych tec, etc.). Failure to either pass boards or to be hired into another job will result in termination.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Social Work. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
Current State Licensure as a Certified Social Worker or Certified Social Worker Intern
Computer skills (email, word processing, and spreadsheets).
Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with in a healthcare setting.

Additional Job Description

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.
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Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.
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Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.
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Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).
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May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

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Last Updated: 4/14/21