Wind River Cares, click for home. Wind River Cares, click for home.

P.O. Box 1310
14 Great Plains Road
Arapahoe, WY 82510
(307) 856-9281


Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 8-5



Salary: Negotiable
Opening Date: April 4, 2018
Closing Date: Open until filled

GENERAL DUTIES
Coordinates the care and services of select patients. Intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial and health care planning needs. Conducts detailed psychosocial assessments and coordinates with community resources and supportive counseling. Offers crisis interventions to patients and families with psychosocial needs and facilitates transition of care for high risk patients facing barriers to care.


Duties to be performed include:

Conducts social histories, psychosocial screenings, and makes treatment/interventions recommendations to engage patients and families in adherence to the treatment plan by reducing or eliminating the social, psychological, financial, behavioral and regulatory barriers to successful medical outcomes.
Makes referrals for additional psychosocial assessment, evaluations for outpatient services.
Works with patient care team providing treatment recommendations and engages patients and families in adherence to the treatment plan by reducing or eliminating social, psychological, financial, behavioral and regulatory barriers to facilitate successful medical outcomes, improve the patient experience and efficient utilization of health resources.
Educates patient, family and physician regarding care options and addresses freedom of choice and financial concerns.
Provides interventions to assist patients/families, including counseling, education, advocacy, referral, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, problem solving, coordination of family/team meetings and the provision of concrete services.
Maintains a network of resources for consultation and assists patients with linkage to community resources to facilitate optimal care.
Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions, and treatment plans to effectively communicate to all members of the health care team.
Serves as a resource person to provide counseling and intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.
Advocates for patient and family by providing intervention and referrals in cases involving child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse and sexual assault.
Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed serves within the healthcare system.
Meets core social work competencies and adhering to regulations.
Remains current with regulations which impact the care of patients and regulatory compliance.
Promotes individual, professional growth and development and meets mandatory and continuing education requirements.
Supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization.
Serves as a preceptor, mentor, and resources to less experienced staff.
Provides education to fellows, residents and other allied health professionals about the impact of social problems on health outcomes and the effectiveness of social interventions in improving outcome.
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with state Certification or Master’s Degree in Social Work (or Clinical Counseling within Behavioral Health) with Licensure
Current state certification or licensure as a Social Worker


KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

Medical Social Work experience preferred.
Exposure and experience in pre-acute and post-acute care.
Knowledge of community resources preferred.
Knowledge of the cultures and traditions of American Indians residing on the Wind River Indian Reservation preferred.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills necessary to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams for optimal outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with teams.
Must be flexible, open-minded and adaptable to change.
Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
Requires normal or corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
Sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: active or condition exists up to ⅓ of the time) and/or negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists ⅓ to ⅔ of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


GUIDELINES

Guidelines include WRFCHCS policies, procedures, and manuals, as well as federal and state regulations, which may have gaps in specificity and protocols recommended by The National Child Advocacy Center for child advocacy center. Judgment is required in applying the guidelines and making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines to specific cases.


How to Apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program, or to the WRFCHC HR Manager. Applications can be mailed to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources , P.O. Box 396, Ft. Washakie, Wy., 82514, or to WRFCHC Human Resources, P.O. Box 1310, Riverton, Wy., 82501. Applications can also be hand delivered to Northern Arapaho Human Resources at the Tribal Complex Building, located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, Wy., or the WRFCHC Human Resources office, located at 511 N. 12th E., Riverton, Wy.
Application form can be found on the Tribes’ website at www.northernarapaho.com, or at www.windrivercares.com. For more information please call (307) 335-3964/3970 or (307) 463-4473. Indian preference applies.