Medical Social Worker (LLMSW or LMSW)

Metro Health | Wyoming, MI

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Posted Date 2/12/2024

Medical Social Worker (LLMSW or LMSW) - Social Work * Nights - 36hrs/wk

Shift: Nights

General Summary:

The Limited License Medical Social Worker is an active member in the multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive social work services; including assessment, treatment planning, intervention and referral in order to positively impact patient and family outcomes.


  1. Graduate of an accredited social work school with current State of Michigan Limited Licensure (LLMSW) and good standing required with capability of being fully licensed within 3 years.
  2. Minimum of two years work experience in a medical and/or mental health setting preferred with knowledge of managed care/insurance desirable.
  3. Knowledge of and skill in the use of computers and related systems and software preferred.
  4. Knowledge of community resources is desirable.
  5. Knowledge and expertise in working with people who have complex medical problems and psychosocial stressors.
  6. Must possess critical thinking skills, demonstrated by effective decision making, and use of appropriate problem solving methods. A high degree of professionalism is essential for all contact with patients, family members, staff, referral sources, and co-workers.
  7. Excellent communication skills to include interpersonal, oral, written and text while facilitating with families, patients, and community agencies.
  8. Ability to work independently and professionally, set priorities and take initiative while working efficiently and using sound judgment required
  9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged patient and department information required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Assessment of patient’s biopsychosocial needs to include: counseling of patients and family members in need of support and intervention during their emergency visit or acute hospitalization. Intervention as part of multidisciplinary approach.
  2. Provide educational information to patients and families regarding coping with their health care concerns, psychological issues, and social situations while promoting health and wellness.
  3. Consults and collaborates with the members of the health care team to facilitate appropriate planning regarding psycho/social, care team evaluations, and discharge planning needs.
  4. Facilitates referrals and transfers to other facilities and resource needs as appropriate.
  5. Provide short term crisis intervention and make appropriate follow-up arrangements; including those placements requiring involuntary/voluntary psychiatric care.
  6. Coordinate psychiatric services and follow-up counseling.
  7. Comprehensive assessment and coordination of mandatory reporting process in areas of CPS/APS.
  8. Act as liaison between patient, family, multidisciplinary team and community resources for the purpose of education and discharge planning.
  9. Assist patient with understanding advanced directives, power of attorney and financial concerns.
  10. Identify risk management issues and coordinate with risk management department.
  11. Participates in peer review. Assists in the collection and reporting of resource and financial indicators including case mix index, LOS, avoidable days, readmission rates, denials and appeals as necessary.
  12. Participates in continuing education to enhance professional growth and development; meeting all requirements to keep licensure current.
  13. Supervises student interns when opportunity presents.
  14. Other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary.
  15. Predictable and reliable attendance.

Category: Nonprofit - Social Services

Requisition #: req7534

FTE status: 0.9

On-call: No

Weekends: Yes

Job Type
Full time

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