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Providence Health & Services Social Worker - BSW in Missoula, Montana


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Providence is calling a Social Worker BSW (Radiation Oncology, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assess patient/family learning needs, abilities, preferences and readiness to learn. Complete on going assessments and documents according to policy.

  • Assess, collaborate and coordinate patient’s discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge with other members of the care team.

  • Communicate with other members of the health care team regarding the patient’s needs, plan and response to care.

  • Consistently receive and give suggestions and constructive criticism in a professional manner.

  • Consult regarding cases that are presenting problems and/or experiencing significant deviations from the plan of care, conferring with the Medical Director/Department Director as needed.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, including employees, physicians, patients/families and external agencies.

  • Screen, assess, monitor, document and interpret psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, self-care, educational, and discharge planning needs.

  • In collaboration with the patient/family, and in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, implement the plan of care according to established Social Work policy.

  • Maintain current knowledge of reimbursement and regulatory issues of the payors most frequently seen with the patient population.

  • Obtain a history through the interview process, maintains ongoing monitoring/assessment of assigned patients.

  • Participate in the development of patient plan of care to include patient problems, goals, evaluations and interventions.

  • Report symptoms and significant changes in patient’s condition to appropriate personnel.

  • Take initiative in assisting other members of care delivery team.

  • Use age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to perform social work tasks that are routine for unit/clinic patients.

  • Utilize appropriate teaching methods and/or referrals to ensure patient/family educational needs are met. Provides community resource information to patient/family and evaluates the effectiveness of teaching, making adjustments as necessary. Documents education process on appropriate screen/format.

  • Utilize available information to evaluate patient/family progress toward goal attainment and makes adjustments in care as indicated.

  • Work with health care team and outside resources to facilitate optimum patient care delivery.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • 2 years prior Medical social work

About the hospital you will serve.

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 307688