Providence Health & Services Social Worker in Kodiak, relocation provided! in Kodiak, Alaska


Providence is calling a Social Worker for the Social Work Services Department at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, AK.

The Social Worker will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directly supervising the activities of the Social Work Department in accordance with Providence philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and standards. Time will be split between the hospital and the long term care facility.

In this position you will:

  • Administer the activities of the Social Services Department, supervise the social services personnel and ensure that departmental policies are congruent with facility policies and procedures, professional standards, and applicable local, state, and federal laws.

  • Monitor residents’ funds in the resident trust accounts to ensure residents’ Medicaid eligibility is maintained where applicable.

  • Responsible for the fiscal operations of the department.

  • Help the patient, resident, client to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial sense of wellbeing that is possible.

  • Ensure that the Administrator is well informed about department activities and problems concerning patient care. Ensure that the Social Services staff is well informed about medical center and department activities.

  • Develop departmental Staffing Plan; assure that adequate staff is available; hire, discipline, and discharge in collaboration with the Administrator. Ensure that annual evaluations are completed on time and that individuals are coaxed and counseled to their optimum performance.

  • Provides an application, information, and guidance for potential residents and their families.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

  • Current Social Worker license (if employee has worked under the Social Worker title for Providence since 2001, licensure is not required).

  • Current Alaska Driver’s License.

  • Thorough understanding of social work principles, skills, techniques, and human behavior.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work.

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island.

This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, two psychiatric care beds and two ICU beds. In addition, the Care Center, PKIMC’s extended care facility, has 19 long-term care beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy.

It is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 140246