Date Posted
April 5, 2021
Full Time
Human Resources
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Job Details

This position will serve as the inpatient Social Worker responsible for assisting with the assessment of the psychosocial and discharge planning needs of patients admitted to Van Diest Medical Center. In addition, this position will support the Emergency Room, OB and other areas of the hospital as needed.  

Wage commensurate with experience.



A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psychology and/or three or more years of experience in a healthcare setting. 

License in Social Work preferred

Assess patient needs, situations, and support networks to assist with achieving their healthcare goals

Participates in multidisciplinary rounds on the inpatient and skilled units

Coordinates and plans programs and activities to meet patient/family social and emotional needs

Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle

Assists and coordinates discharge planning for patients

Refers consumers to appropriate resources and community agencies as indicated and completes follow up to ensure they are effective

Assures maintenance of patient records in strict compliance with policy, regulation and procedure

Assist providers and other healthcare professionals with understanding the effects that diseases and illnesses have on patients’ mental and

emotional health

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the hospital setting

Represents Van Diest Medical Center on community committees as applicable

Adheres to standard precautions, exposure control plan, hospital safety and infection control policies

Participates in developing, revises and reviewing policies as applicable

Contact Information

Apply online at under "Careers" link at bottom of page.

Questions contact Human Resources at (515) 832-7711.

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