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HCA Holdings, Inc

Social Worker

HCA Holdings, Inc - Caldwell, ID

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Unit Director and the Charge Nurse cares for the behavioral health needs of the Behavioral Health Unit patients. Performs related assessments, procedures and treatments, evaluations and updates of patient plan of care that assures and maintains high quality care for all assigned patients.

Specific Job duties:

*Completes psychosocial assessment for each patient.

*Conducts and documents individualized assessment of the patient’s needs, including current mental status for all client files.

*Provides individual therapy, case management services, psychotherapy groups, crisis intervention, psychiatric admission screening and discharge, psychosocial histories, family therapy, and community liaison.

*Provides back-up utilization review to case management/care coordination on an as-needed basis.

*Effectively applies social work theory, knowledge, methods and ethics, and the professional use of self to restore of enhance social, psychosocial, or biopsychosocial functioning of individuals, couples, families, and


*Performs the duties of a qualitifed mental health professional by completing screening assessments in the ER, ICU or other areas of the hospital. Interviews patient, gathers data and provides information to the psychiatrist to determine admission/referral status.

*Assists in arranging for patient admission or discharge with appropriate outpatient referrals.

*Documents correctly all care and outcomes of care provided to the assigned patients in the medical record, including family and individual sessions, psychosocial histories, interdisciplinary education, and discharge planning and outcome.

*Manages the aggressive patient, manages unit milieu, monitors for signs of increased anxiety, reports medication side-effects to nurse (e.g, EPS, nausea, allergic reaction).

*Leads group activities, and performs telephone screenings for inpatient/outpatient referrals.

*Ensures and/or implements patient safety measures, reports medical/healthcare errors appropriately, ensures interdisciplinary collaborative team approach to patient care planning, and ensures medications are administered safely.

*Serves as an advocate for patient safety and patient rights. Demonstrates

competence in unit specific patient safety knowledge and skills, including non-violent crisis intervention course, suicide assessment, seclusion and restraints, recognizing and managing contraband, managing psychotic behavior, recognizing and assessing escalation of anxiety or behavior.

*Graduate of a social work program.

*Master of Social Work (MSW, MSSW) from a CSWE program. Certified Social Worker (CSW) required.

*BLS required

*Minimum 2 years experience in a mental health setting preferred.


*Behavioral & Social Work


Social Worker


Idaho-Caldwell-West Valley Medical Center-Idaho

Requisition ID:


23 days 14 hours ago

HCA Holdings, Inc


Social Worker HCA Holdings, Inc - Caldwell, ID, United States


Location: Caldwell, ID

Company Profile:
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. Investing in our communities is important to us. HCA typically invests about $1.5 billion annually to keep our facilities modern and up-to-date technologically and to expand and add services where needed. Focusing primarily on communities where the company is a leading healthcare provider, HCA selectively adds new facilities in order to better serve our communities. And because two HCA founders were physicians, we value highly the strong relationships we've created with local physicians. We endeavor to provide them with a wide array of services and modern facilities in order to help them deliver the best possible care.