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Providence Health & Services Social Worker MSW - Utilization Review in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Social Worker MSW (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Utilization Review Department at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.

The Medical Social Worker provides professional psychosocial assessments, counseling and discharge planning for Acute Care and the Emergency Department. The Social Worker serves as a staff and community resource and participates as a member of the healthcare team. The Medical Social Worker provides crisis intervention counseling, patient and family resource information and psychosocial support.

In this position you will:

  • Identify patient and/or families requiring social work and/or discharge planning intervention through established case finding mechanisms. Standards

  • Maintain contact with nursing, medical and other professional staff to facilitate referrals

  • Use appropriate rounds and team meetings to identify patient and families in need of services

  • Prepare social worker assessment with patient and/or family's involvement. Evaluate social, emotional and discharge planning needs

  • Develop specific plan to address problem and/or concerns identified in assessment, patient/family concerns, age-specific problems and clinical impressions

  • Provide direct one-on-one social work intervention to include but not limited to provide counseling, discharge planning, grief-loss issues, crisis intervention and behavioral issue


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work / Arts.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social work or related behavioral science.

  • 2 years experience in Social service experience (with BA), OR1 year experience Social service experience (with MSW/MA).

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 259682