Medical Social Worker LMSW

Professional Clinical/Allied Health
2019-R0217736 Requisition #
Share this Job

Social Worker MSW - Full Time - M-F - Day


Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center


A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.


Education and Licensure Required:

*Master's Degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited graduate school of social work
*LMSW or eligible for LCSW

Minimum Experience:

*Three (3) years clinical social work or allied health practice, with hospital or medical background or experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*Creative problem resolution skills, excellent interpersonal and team work skills, a positive professional and personal image, and a highly independent and organized individual, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Computer skills required; must be able to document in electronic medical records
*Exercises knowledgeable, independent judgment on routine and non-routine matters


1. Conduct and document psychosocial assessment of patients
2. Share responsibility in identifying appropriate decision makers if patient is without capacity, educating all in patients’ rights and encouraging participation in decision-making and care
3. Provide liaison services and referrals to hospital resources and community agencies, including medication assistance programs
4. Identifies mental health needs of patients and Provides counseling and referral as indicated
5. Collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare team members to ensure continuity and coordination of patient care throughout the continuum and into the community by coordinating placement with home health agencies, long term acute hospitals (LTACs), skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and assisted living facilities, nursing home placement, acute rehab, psych placement, and custodial care facilitation
6. Serves as a resource to the patient, family, and healthcare tem regarding emotional and behavioral issues and refers to community services available to adolescent, adults and elders
7. Remains current of Medicare and Medicaid laws and guidelines, Medicare Conditions of Participation, managed care contracts, and other legal and regulatory requirements as they relate to health care social work services. Assures patients are informed of rights and responsibilities as participants in these programs

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

<img src="{CandidateNumber}&jid={RequisitionContestNumber}" style="display: none;" width="1px" height="1px" />

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings


📁 Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Requisition #: 2019-R0223337


📁 Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Requisition #: 2019-R0219886


📁 Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Requisition #: 2019-R0213753