The Medical Social Worker for Fidalgo Medical Associates is a behavioral health care manager and is an integral member of a collaborative care team that integrates primary care with behavioral health care. The MSW is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical healthcare of patients on an assigned patient case load with the patient's medical provider and with the clinical personnel from Island Hospital's Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Clinic, or other providers as appropriate.
The MSW also screens and assesses patients for continuing care needs, refers patient to community resources and works collaboratively with other Care Management staff, physicians and interdisciplinary team members. The MSW maintains knowledge of local and regional community resources and works to develop strong collaborative relations with local agencies, resources and programs. This position participates as a member of the Clinic’s healthcare team to improve patient care and promote professional excellence through involvement in quality improvement efforts.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a team setting with the ability to maintain effective and professional relations with patients and other members of the care team.
Completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work required.
Active Social Worker Independent Clinical License (LICSW) issued by the WA Department of Health.
BLS Certification required.
Previous experience in an outpatient setting required.
Internal Number: 2636
About Island Hospital
About Island HospitalRecognized as one of the most innovative small hospitals in the U.S., ranked as a 4-Star hospital by Medicare (one of only 10 in the state) and recognized for the lowest readmission rates in the state of Washington in 2015, Island Hospital is an integral part of the great quality of life on Fidalgo Island. We have been trusted to provide care to our community since 1962 and are honored to be their provider of choice. Island Hospital provides an innovative and growing environment for our employees to further their careers, and as a 43-bed hospital we provide a range of services and exceptional quality care typically found in a larger facility including cancer care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, wound care, sleep wellness, psychiatry and behavioral services, family practice and specialty clinics, and much more.Fidalgo IslandLocated in Anacortes, WA, Island Hospital is the center for health and wellness in west Skagit County, also serving north Whidbey Island and the San Juan Islands. Island Hospital is accessible by car over the Twin Bridges, and is conveniently situated halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC. It is the destination point for the Sa...n Juan Islands and International ferry runs for Washington State. With a temperate climate year round and being surrounded by oceanic straits, emerald forests and abundant wetlands, it’s a perfect setting to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year round.