Social Worker

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL (30+ days ago)3.7

Social Worker(Job Number: 02525-11938)

Work Location: United States-Florida-Jacksonville-Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem
Job Type: Case Management


Memorial Hospital is located in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida. For over 45 years, Memorial Hospital has been a leader in providing quality healthcare to Northeast Florida. Memorial Hospital is a 418-bed acute care hospital located less than 20 miles from the beaches of Jacksonville and offering a full line of services, including 24-hour emergency care at three different locations. We feature an accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Stroke Center, dedicated Heart Center, Bone and Joint Center, and Memorial’s maternity center, Special Beginnings.

The Social Worker evaluates the psychosocial needs of patients and family support systems and coordinates appropriate discharge plans for identified patient populations. The Social Worker acts as a liaison between the facility and resources external to the organization. The Social Worker facilitates the implementation of timely discharge plans and facilitates follow-up to anticipated post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care and provides crisis intervention and support. The Social Worker assists the Case Manager in facilitating patient movement across the continuum of care. The Social Worker identifies and tracks barriers to patient throughput.

Essential Duties:
Performs a comprehensive assessment of psychosocial needs of assigned patients.
Involves patient, family/responsible/significant others, develops, implements, monitors and revises plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Assesses patients discharge needs and facilitates the provision of services necessary to meet identified needs.
Performs home health referrals, intermediate care and skilled nursing facility referrals.
Assists patients with medication acquisition, facilitates follow up appointments, arranges public transportation, etc.
Evaluates suspected abuse and neglect referrals; makes official reports to state and regulatory or legal agencies as required by statue or facility policy
Develops an individual plan of care for recurring patients to include education related to accessing healthcare services at the appropriate level of care; preventative education, and community based resources.
Provides education to the under-resourced patient/family of potential and available resources.
In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, develops, implements, evaluates, revises as needed, a discharge plan to include identified psychosocial and discharge needs
Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions, and case management activities to effectively communicate to all members of the health care team
Participates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure psychosocial and discharge needs are addressed; plan, interventions and patient/family/MD concurrence will be documented
Acts as a liaison through effective and professional communications between and with physicians, patient / family, hospital staff, and outside agencies
Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements, HCA Ethics and Compliance policies, and quality initiatives.
Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality outcomes and an efficient transition between levels of care. Tracks and trends barriers to care.
Makes recommendations and develops action plans to improve processes and systems
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families through crises intervention
Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered
Acts as an advocate for identified needs and makes appropriate referrals; abuse and neglect, substance abuse/overdose, homelessness, post-partum patients < 17 years of age, fetal demise, mother-baby bonding, adoptions, guardianship, etc.
Acts as a liaison between the facility and community resources to enhance community outreach coordination.
Establishes and maintains resource database, educates peers and patients on resources, performs community outreach as directed.
Tracks and trends variances barriers related to access to care; makes recommendations and develops action plans to improve processes and systems.
Adheres to established policy and procedure and standard of care; escalates issues through the Chain of Command.
As a Social Worker with HCA, you’ll enjoy flexible scheduling, excellent compensation and outstanding benefits to include:
Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage
Tuition reimbursement
Employee Stock Options
PTO … and much more!
… along with a tremendous opportunity for growth as you’ll be joining one of the largest and most successful hospital organizations – ranked 63 on the Fortune 500 with 165 hospitals, 250,000 employees and 87,000 Nurses across the country!


A Master's Degree in Social Work is required

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) is strongly preferred

3 years of Social Work experience is required
5 years experience in an acute care setting strongly preferred

This is a true PRN opening - no shifts are guaranteed - looks for coverage when Full Time employee take PTO and weekend coverage
Typically 8 hour shifts