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Methodist Hospital

Social Worker Transplant MSW

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Case Management • Job ID: 1623646

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Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Social Worker Transplant MSW today with Methodist Hospital.


Methodist Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as a Social Worker Transplant MSW. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Social Worker (MSW) is responsible for non-clinical, biopsychosocial assessments and interventions as needed for both the inpatient floors and the outpatient emergency department. The MSW performs crisis intervention, patient/family interventions, high risk screening, focused emotional supports, and referrals for financial assistance or other identified resource needs. The MSW will also assist in post-acute care placement on all discharges, primarily with those patients identified with post-discharge behavioral health and patient assistance/resource needs, and arranges and facilitates Family Care Conferences to support patient, family, and discharge planning goals. The MSW is dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, prioritization, and engaging in creative, compassionate problem-solving. The MSW maintains a thorough working knowledge of the rules of Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer regulations and processes, and possesses a thorough understanding of managed-care concepts and length-of-stay management relating to patient and organizational fiscal responsibility.
The scope of this role includes intensive care units, Trauma, Oncolgy, NICU, Transplant, ED, and responds to physician, non-discharge planning social work consults throughout the facility.


  • Works collaboratively with RN case managers, acute care nurses, physicians, insurance companies, and other staff members to proactively identify and address patient needs. Maintains effective communication between members of the care team.

  • Identifies and addresses barriers to discharge and recovery, including financial, emotional, psychosocial, medical, and spiritual.

  • Performs thorough assessments and develops appropriate discharge plans for high-risk patients with discharge planning or psychosocial needs.

  • Obtains input from the RN case manager to ensure the discharge plan is appropriate and aligns with the patient care plan. Reassesses and modifies patient discharge plan as needed, in conjunction with the clinical team.

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary care planning process and performs proactive discharge planning.

  • Provides education to patients and caregivers regarding community resources and post-acute level of care criteria, benefits, and coverage.

  • Coordinates and facilitates meetings between the care team and patients/families/caregivers. Assists patients and families in making difficult decisions while honoring their preferences and values.

  • Engages in community outreach and program development to support patients/families/caregivers.

  • Provides expertise in post-acute services and community resources.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of patient rights, advance directives, ethical issues, and confidentiality requirements.

  • Provides expertise in ethics cases.

  • Responds promptly to referrals from RN CM or other staff who identify risk factors for social determinants of health, emotional support, and coping.

  • Intervenes with patients/families/caregivers for psychosocial needs, assistance, and support in coping with chronic acute terminal illness. Engages in consultation, discharge planning, education, counseling, advocacy, and information referrals to meet the emotional, social, and financial aspects of care.

  • Provides emotional support to patients and family members during complex and/or emotionally charged issues, such as end of life, terminal illness notifications, death notification (with physician), and crisis interventions.

  • Complies with all facility and regulatory policies and standards related to ethical practices and discharge planning.

What qualifications you will need:
  • Currently licensed as a Registered Master of Social Work according to law and regulation. LCSW is preferred. 
  • Masters Degree in Social Work is required
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in the role of a LMSW is required

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 900 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Social Worker Transplant MSW opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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