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Medical Social Worker - Casual

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

This is a casual position. Casual employees work on an ‘as needed’ basis to meet the needs of the business. Work days/hours will often vary from week to week.

Work Schedule: 8am to 4:30pm as needed.

The social worker supports the physician and the interdisciplinary team in facilitating patient care with the underlying objective of enhancing the quality of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. This position will be accountable for identifying and implementing the discharge plan for patients from complex and at-risk populations. Intervenes on patients who have complex psychosocial needs that require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is appropriate to the patient as it relates to their growth, development and life cycle.


Essential Job Functions

Identifies, initiates, and follows through with complex patient discharge plans that will accommodate the needs of the patient. Makes referrals to post-acute agencies as directed by patient preference, insurance/coverage limitations and agency abilities. Assists the patient and/or family with advance directives and living wills. 

Collaborates effectively with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to develop and implement the discharge plan for complex patients. Attends daily multi-disciplinary rounds and effectively contributes to the discharge planning of the patients. 

Works with a diverse population of patients including those in acute care, mother/baby, palliative care, hospice, the Emergency Department, and those with behavioral health diagnoses.  

Works with people of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Identifies socially complex/high-risk patients, performs interviews and intervenes on their behalf.  

Strong interview, assessment, organizational and problem solving skills. Provides counseling to patients, families, and caregivers to ensure that optimum health benefits are met.

Documents in the medical record to not only provide record of accountability, but to inform and update the physician and other members of the health care team. 

Participates in activities and other roles within the hospital and/or community that help to improve the quality and/or quantity of services available.  

Performs job duties in a manner consistent with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures. Effectively and consistently utilizes the principles of A.I.D.E.T when communicating.


This is a casual position. 8am to 4:30pm as needed

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Social Work required.


  • Experience as a social worker preferred.
  • Experience working with Home Healthcare and Hospice preferred.


  • Master Social Worker (MSW) or Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW) required.
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) or Provisional Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP.P) preferred.
  • Driver's License required.

Physical Requirements


  • Character and scope of essential functions require constant sitting, seeing, hearing, repetitive motion, and occasional lifting of general office materials typically weighing ten (10) pounds or less.  


  • Essential functions are routinely performed in a general office environment and, as necessary, at various medical facilities/locations.  


  • Employee must comply with safety and security requirements, and wear personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as requested or required.

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted May 9, 2023
Date Closes June 30, 2023
Requisition JR30671
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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