Medical Social Worker - LMSW

Laveen and Chandler
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Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW)


Provide diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic mental health services to assigned caseload of hospitalized and satellite clinic patients to ensure coordination of services in accordance with established treatment plan


  • Perform a variety of screening and assessment functions including, but not limited to: social history, personal and/or family resources and substance abuse
  • Provide instruction and/or referral to patients in obtaining and utilizing medical, socio-economic, mental health and related resources
  • Review charts of assigned patients to determine appropriate referral services, based on recommended treatment plan
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling and education to patients within context of cultural beliefs and norms
  • Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team meetings to foster collaboration and communication with all treatment plan members
  • Update progress notes in patient chart of all contacts, within established time-frame
  • Collaborate with patient, family members and other involved parties to assess barriers to attainment of goals and/or resources
  • Utilize and disseminate information regarding availability of alternative resources including, but not limited to: VA, BIA, HIS, state, county, Tribal. Social Security and private resources
  • Initiate case finding procedures, by regularly reviewing inpatient records for diagnosis and recurrent admission or physician notes
  • Work closely with medical and nursing staff to facilitate discharge plan, enhance patient’s understanding of treatment and obtain third party assistance
  • Provide consultation and information services to medical and nursing staff on program and/or patient matters related to community resource utilization, inter-agency relationships and social/emotional adjustment of patient and family
  • Respond to emergency and/or crisis situations; perform intervention and actions as appropriate to optimize patient safety; refer difficult and/or high risk cases to Clinical Manager
  • Work closely and cooperatively with other agencies and organizations, acting as point of contact for communication/coordination of care between providers
  • Manage and oversee care coordination of assigned case load to ensure delivery of all covered services identified for continuity of care across all levels of care and involved providers
  • Perform screening and assessment of patient, develop treatment/service plan to meet determined care needs; revise care plan as appropriate
  • Receive referrals and initiate follow-up contact to determine needs, and explore appropriate resources
  • Prepare summary of findings and provide interpretation to providers to assist in overall treatment plan
  • Participate in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
  • Participate in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identify and discuss performance or training needs with Supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field; equivalent combination of education and experience; Master’s degree preferred
  • Current State of Arizona certification as a Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW); CPR certificate within 30 days of hire
  • Must have at least 2 years previous Case Management experience
  • Current valid State of Arizona driver’s license; fingerprint clearance to work with children upon hire
  • Some of the best benefits in the industry
For more information, contact Ren'e Pelayo at 602 788-5890 x116 and send your resume to
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
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