South Peninsula Hospital
SOCIAL SERVICES BSW / MSW (PCN 235)
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Member of the LTC Facility interdisciplinary health team as primary advocate for LTC residents. Assists each resident to retain or improve everyday physical, mental, and psychosocial needs and maintain the highest possible quality of life. The LTC Social Services works under the direction of the Director of LTC, and collaborates with the nursing staff to provide psychosocial support and comfort to the resident and their family.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must be licensed through the Alaska Department of Professional Licensing as a Social Worker and follow and maintain the Alaska State criteria for professional licensing.
- Must have a minimum of two (2) years supervised social work experience in a healthcare setting working directly with individuals.
- Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience as a social worker working with the geriatric population or in a Long Term Care setting.
- Must be a member in good standing with state or national licensing and accrediting bodies.
- Maintains current Basic Life Support certification.
- Basic knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare D and other payer sources required.
- Knowledge of local and State agencies and services provided.
- Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to LTC is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of Resident Rights and Abuse Prevention required, Resident Centered Care.
- Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills required to effectively communicate with others and to document care provided.
- Ability to complete computer documentation as required.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
- Must complete general and LTC Social Service orientations for Long Term Care.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed critical assess hospital and 28-bed skilled LTC Facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods, stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift large loads without injury to self or others. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases, falls, needle stick injuries, and muscle strains. Mechanical lifts are available for lifting residents as needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the work and scheduling needs.