Choose Parkland, and discover what a meaningful career feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’re part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. At Parkland, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your field. Explore the following position and join us.
Responsible for performing psychosocial screenings and assessments and implementing the psychosocial plan of care for patients to ensure the patient has sufficient resources and support services.
• Performs psychosocial screenings and/or assessments to ensure that patient needs are properly identified and appropriate interventions are integrated into the plan of care. Assesses patient’s and family’s psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope, understanding of present circumstances and patient/family priorities/needs. Collaborates with the patient, family and multidisciplinary team to assure psychosocial needs are addressed. Utilizes review of medical record, interview of patient/family and consultation with the interdisciplinary health care team to complete screenings/assessments/plan of care.
• Counsels patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability and other psychosocial issues identified. Provides crisis intervention and counseling for patients and families. Promotes patient and family empowerment and independence.
• Participates in discharge planning activities. Implements psychosocial portion of plan to facilitate timely patient discharge and promote optimal utilization of patient and community resources. Provides planning for post-hospital placements including Home, Nursing Home, Rehabilitation, Shelters, Home Care, Hospice and DME requirements for safe discharge. Accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs. Intervenes with families with complex psychosocial needs and family dynamics. Educates patient/family and physician about post-acute options and addresses issues of choice.
• Communicates daily with interdisciplinary team regarding status of discharge planning activities. Validates discharge criteria/plans for patients and families and notifies the interdisciplinary team of newly identified resources or changes in previously identified plans/resources.
• Provides intervention in cases involving child or adult abuse/neglect (serves as liaison between Parkland and CPS/APS), domestic violence, guardianship (temporary/ permanent), foster care, adoption, mental health level II placement, and sexual assault. Documents screening, assessment, interventions and outcomes to ensue effective communication per established documentation procedures.
Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Must be licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners or have a valid license from another state. If license is from another state, employee will have two months to apply for Texas licensure. Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients, medical and nursing staff and community agencies both orally and in writing. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of community agencies and services available for the special needs of assigned patients. Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and counseling skills. Must demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.
Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you.
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