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Social Worker

Company: Northwest Kidney Centers
Location: Seattle
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Northwest Kidney Centers seeks a Social Worker to support multiple units in a full-time, variable position. This role offers a flexible schedule with an opportunity to work some hours remotely.Shift: Benefit eligible; hours and shifts variable. PurposeThe Social Worker is responsible to the Social Services Manager for social work intake and patient advocacy services; and for coordinating social services with physicians, NKC employees, patients, families, and other organizations. The social worker supports the patient voice and promotes communication through interpreter services for the non-English fluent, and educates the patient on rights and the NKC grievance process. This position provides patient education and counseling, serves as a resource to NKC employees, and performs relief and/or project duties, when required. The Social Worker is part of the interdisciplinary team (IDT), and is responsible for providing each patient with an individualized comprehensive assessment of his or her social service needs, and developing a plan of care in accordance with the ESRD Conditions of Coverage. The Social Worker evaluates the patient's status, and uses the comprehensive assessment, depression screening, and KDQOL-36 tool to develop and implement the patient's treatment plan and appropriate quality care. The Social Worker is a part of the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Team, (QA/PI), and participates in evaluating trends, making recommendations and action plans as well as following through to achieve improved patient care. Required qualifications

  • MSW degree
  • Current WA Social Worker License
  • Valid Washington Drivers license, reliable transportation and car insurancePreferred qualifications
    • Previous medical social work experienceBenefit offerings for eligible employees (.6-1.0 FTE)
      • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans through Kaiser Permanente (PPO, HMO & HDHP)
      • Delta Dental
      • Vision Services Plan
      • 401 Retirement match and discretionary match
      • Disability benefits such as Short-term & Long-term Plans
      • Life & AD&D Plans
      • Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement of up to $4,000 annually
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Flexible Spending Account
      • Health Savings Account
      • Transit Subsidy
      • Paid Time Off includes personal time off and 8 Holidays. PTO will accrue bi-weekly and will be pro-rated based on the FTE. The accrual rate will be 7.39 hours per pay period. About Northwest Kidney Centers: Founded in 1962 as the world's first outpatient dialysis provider, Northwest Kidney Centers operates 20 dialysis clinics across the Puget Sound region in addition to hospital-based services and a large home-based dialysis program. We are a not-for-profit, community-based organization and consistently rank among the top dialysis providers in the United States in quality of care, patient outcomes and transplant rates. At Northwest Kidney Centers, teamwork, integrity, respect, excellence and stewardship guide our approach to how we work. We differentiate ourselves by our patient centered approach and active commitment to advancing kidney research and dialysis innovation. Key to our success is the compassion and expertise of our dedicated team of staff that care for those we serve. Northwest Kidney Centers is an equal opportunity employer. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetics or veteran status. Learn more about us, Please note: To protect our vulnerable patient population and our workforce, NKC strongly encourages all staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. PIf473f17d5f89-31181-33919514

Keywords: Northwest Kidney Centers, Seattle , Social Worker, Other , Seattle, Washington

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