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Medical Social Worker

Norton Sound Health Corporation • Coeur d'Alene, ID

Posted 28 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 2 years
Degree - Graduate Degree
Social Services
Health Care

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Job Description

What if you could have your dream job in a picturesque setting beside the Bering Sea?   Relocate to Nome, Alaska!

NSHC is recruiting for a Medical Social Worker. Work in our 18-bed, state-of-the-art, critical access hospital in the uniquely rustic town setting of Nome, Alaska! Immerse in the Alaska Native culture and share your passion for wellness with the people of the Bering Strait region. Visit our website at 

  • $5000 Hiring bonus

  • Rewarding challenge

  • Competitive salaries

  • Generous hiring bonus

  • Supportive team environment

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums

Essential Functions:

  • Provide medical social work services to patients of all ages, including the patients located in the Acute Care Unit, Primary Care Clinic and village clinics via telephone, walk-in patients and to staff.

  • Provide child and adult protective services assistance and consultation to staff and patients.

  • Respond to requests for medical social work services, including case management, discharge planning, nursing home/assisted living placements, risk management, crisis intervention, care coordination, resource identification and response to referrals made by physicians, nurses or administration.

  • Coordinate nursing home and assisted living placements for patients.

  • Provide medical social work services, including assessments, participation in care conferences, case management, discharge planning, etc. to the residents of QCC in the absence of the Social Services Director.

  • Assist in locating community resources for patients.

  • Advocate for patient or resident rights issues and actively support the Corporation’s philosophy by participating in patient/customer focused care activities and quality assessment/improvement team activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Specific knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the psycho-social diagnostic processes of assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation.

  • Knowledge of legal aspects of protective services, legal representation options for patients, confidentiality and patient/resident rights. 

Job specific skills and abilities:

  • Ability to use and implement the psycho-social diagnostic process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation.

  • Ability to effectively document patient interventions in the medical record. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Alaska Social Worker License (LSW).  Master's degree in Social Work or related field. Plus 2 years’ experience performing medical social work, child protection or adult protection services or related field.



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