• Social Worker (Contract)

    Job Location US-NV-Las Vegas
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/26/2018 11:00 AM)
    Las Vegas Regional Office
    Shift Type
  • About Us

    Emerus is a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of inpatient, surgical, and diagnostic medical health care. Specializing in the identification, development and management of improved-access community medical facilities, Emerus provides cost effective, scalable growth opportunities to large-scale, national health care systems throughout the United States. 


    By providing operationally efficient facilities and focused alignment with current health care trends, Emerus’ community-based hospitals prioritize limited inpatient stays, efficient emergency rooms and cost effective pricing in a smaller campus setting. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Emerus has more than 1,000 employees, with expert concentrations in over 20 different fields throughout the medical industry.

    Position Overview

    The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, emergency department patients. As a member of multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resources issues that impact individual patients, families and at-risk populations.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Assist in post-acute placement on complex discharges.
    • Engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified.
    • Coordinate discharge planning when consulted.
    • Monitor and update discharge planning resources.
    • Establish and maintains professional relationships with physicians, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families.
    • As part of Care team, facilitate decisions and communications regarding post-acute care.
    • Maintain regulatory compliance with CMS Conditions of Participation.
    • Professional responsibility for knowledge of community resources related to social work scope of service.
    • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems relevant to health care; neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations.
    • Maintaining appropriate up to date resource lists.
    • Maintain patient health information privacy at all time.
    • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
    • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
    • Willingness to be a valued member on a team with an inspiring mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Other Job Functions

    • The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships.
    • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in oral, written and electronic formats.
    • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking abilities with proactive decision-making and negotiating skills.
    • Demonstrate professional organizational skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree required
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
    • One (1) year clinical and/or medical social work experience required
    • Position requires fluency in English; written and oral communication.


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