Utilizing advanced digital technology and an accomplished medical staff, Southern Hills Hospital provides the communities of southwest Las Vegas with emergency and pediatric emergency services, behavioral health inpatient and outpatient programs for ages 55 and older, an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, OB-GYN and diagnostic imaging and surgical services. Southern Hills Hospital’s advanced care and superior service make for better outcomes and an exceptional patient experience.
Position: Social Worker, MSW
A licensed social worker is a member of the Case Management department. The social worker screens, responds to referrals, and attends patient interdisciplinary team meetings to provide social work interventions and assessments with patients and their family/DPOA for health care. The Social Worker will receive requests for interventions from many sources including; physicians, nurses, other health care personnel, patient, patient’s family or any concerned person or agency. The social worker’s intervention is based on self psychology and the ecological/holistic approach. The social worker views the patient holistically to assess the patient’s psychosocial needs. Aspects of patient psychosocial needs may consist of the following: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, financial, and cultural. A patient’s psychosocial needs may become stressed due to illness or injury. The goal is to assist patients, families and significant others to cope with the changes and stresses associated with illness or injury and hospitalization. The social worker provides social work services to inpatients and is available for social work services to outpatients by referral. The social worker will assess patients for their psychosocial needs, counsel, and provide appropriate resources to meet the patient’s