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Medical Social Worker (24hrs, Evenings) OR

Company: Kaiser
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Social Worker provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments to members. Social work services are designed to support and maximize the members ability to better direct their own health care experience through the use of assessment and intervention, educational programs, and linkage to health plan and community resources. The Social Worker encourages respect for individuality, independence and patient choice and collaborates on policies and systems that respect the cultural, religions, and ethnic differences among patients and families. Social work contributes to the medical teams understanding of patient beliefs, behaviors, and barriers regarding the members illness.Essential Responsibilities:

Uses age appropriate assessment and intervention skills. Able to use a range of interventions, depending upon the needs of the patient/family.

Assists members in developing cost effective, appropriate health care plans through optimizing the members personal resources as well as community and Kaiser Permanente resources and programs.

Promotes multi-disciplinary care that is patient-centered and considers all aspects of members personal, psychological, economic, and cultural needs.

Maintains thorough knowledge of Kaiser Permanente services/benefits, public/private community resources, as well as federal/state laws which effect health care planning.

Completes required documentation of services and Social Work plan of care per department policy.

Participates in program development, orientation, and educational activities which further members capacity to better direct their own health care experience.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum one (1) year of Social Work experience in a hospital, medical outpatient clinic, home health/hospice, or long-term care setting -OR- successful completion of the Kaiser Permanente NW Social Worker Internship program.

Minimum three (3) years of additional experience in a related environment.


Masters degree in social work from an accredited university.

License, Certification, Registration

This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire. required at hire

Masters Social Worker License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire OR Clinical Social Work Associate Certificate (Oregon) within 6 months of hire OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Oregon) within 6 months of hire

Licensed Social Worker Associate-Independent Clinical (Washington) within 6 months of hire OR Certified Social Worker Associate License (Washington) within 6 months of hire OR Licensed Advanced Social Worker License (Washington) within 6 months of hire OR Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (Washington) within 6 months of hire

Basic Life Support within 3 months of hire from American Heart Association

National Provider Identifier required at hire

Additional Requirements:

Ability to work effectively on a multi-disciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum three (3) years of professional Social Work experience in a hospital, medical outpatient clinic, home health/hospice, or long-term care setting.


Working knowledge of KPNW services and benefits

Expertise with short term counseling interventions.

Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.

Advanced knowledge of local and national resources related to health care.


Variable, including holidays and weekends
PrimaryLocation : Oregon,Hillsboro,Westside Hospital
HoursPerWeek : 24
Shift : Evening
Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 PM
WorkingHoursEnd : 04:30 AM
Job Schedule : Part-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : W05-AFT-Local 5017
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Behavioral Health, Social Services & Spiritual Care
Department : Westside Medical Cntr - UR-Discharge Planning - 1001
Travel : No
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.By applying, you consent to your information being processed by SonicJobs and transmitted to the Employer.
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Keywords: Kaiser, Hillsboro , Medical Social Worker (24hrs, Evenings) OR, Healthcare , Hillsboro, Oregon

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