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Social Worker job. Job in West Columbia Care Jobs

West Columbia, South Carolina
Job Type
Full Time
23 Nov 2022

Lexington Surgery
Full Time - 40 Hours
Day Shift
Mon- Thurs 8-5, Fri 8-1

Voted one of South Carolina s Best Places to Work for 2019, the Lexington Medical Center Physician Network includes more than 450 physicians and advanced practice providers at 75 locations across the Midlands.

From general medicine and orthopedics to oncology and neurosurgery, these dedicated physicians, specialists and surgeons combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Using interviewing, organizational and networking skills, gathers clinically relevant information and provides psychosocial assessment to assist the healthcare team in pre-surgical clearances and developing a treatment plan for the bariatric patient. Actively collaborates with healthcare team to meet patient care outcome management and system improvement goals. Uses planning, prioritizing and organizational skills to achieve utilization and quality goals.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Master s Degree in Social Work from accredited programs from an Accredited Program
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Licensure as an Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice in the state of South Carolina
Required Training: Experience with psychological assessments (i.e., personality assessments, depression assessments) and evaluation

Essential Functions
  • The Licensed Independent Social Worker works in a cooperative manner, which fosters favorable relationships between employees and patients, patient s families, visitors, fellow employees, the medical staff and outside facilities. Accepts chain of command, supervision and constructive criticism.
  • Exhibits commitment and pride through personal example.
  • Contributes to teamwork and creates harmonious, effective and positive working relationships with others.
  • Respects, understands and responds with sensitivity to employees and guests by treating others as one would wish to be treated.
  • Resolves conflicts and problem solves.
  • Exhibits telephone courtesy.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Professionalism/Competence: Demonstrates competence in providing duties within role.
  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate assessments and interventions for the bariatric patient population.
  • Serves as a role model for other healthcare team members.
  • Respects patient confidentiality and uses discretion in all interactions regarding patient s needs.
  • Demonstrates receptiveness to change and flexibility in meeting department needs.
  • Abides by the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Bariatric Assessment/Program: Perform a variety of duties to support and in support of Bariatric Services.
  • Conduct preoperative psychological evaluations and provide recommendations to the clinical team on the appropriateness of surgery from a mental health perspective for surgical candidates.
  • Coordinate, lead and facilitate monthly pre-operative behavioral workshops.
  • Counsel, coach and educate patients and family on lifestyle changes and setting goals pre-operatively and post-operatively.
  • Provide support to patients and education to team members and staff.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead evening post-operative support groups with other bariatric team members.
  • Contribute to research, quality initiatives and the development of curriculum and services for the behavioral aspects of surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs.
  • Documents assessment information in the patient s medical record (EMR).
  • Conveys and receives information efficiently to and from patients, families, other members of the health care team and outside facilities and agencies.
  • Provides education/consultation to the patient/family and healthcare team.
  • Determines comprehension and need for repetition and revision of methods of teaching.
  • Uses appropriate channels for reporting progress and/or concerns.
  • Consults with attending physician to coordinate care plans for the patient.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and coordinates/participates in the development and implementation of action plans to make improvements.
  • Contributes to patient outcome measurement.
  • Participates in Bariatric Team meetings while acting as a patient advocate.
  • Bariatric program development to assist with maintaining program accreditations.
  • Participates on teams designed to improve systems based on analysis of data and evaluates outcomes.
  • Participates in bariatric activities and in interdisciplinary patient care conferences
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency (e.g., fire or disaster).

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:
Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits

  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one. LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee s desires and abilities and the hospital s needs.

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  • Job Reference: 795113077-2
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2022
  • Employer: Lexington Medical Center
  • Location: West Columbia, South Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other, Social Worker
  • Job Type: Full Time