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Astria Health Inpatient Therapist in Toppenish, Washington

The Astria Health system, headquartered in the heart of the state of Washington’s wine country in the beautiful Yakima Valley, is the largest non-profit healthcare system based in Eastern Washington. Astria Health is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital and Astria Toppenish Hospital and delivers care throughout the Valley through its Astria Health Hospitals and its Astria Ambulatory Care model focused on delivering the highest level of ambulatory and outpatient care in convenient locations in both the Lower and Upper Yakima Valley. Astria Ambulatory Care is designed to meet the changing lifestyles and diverse needs of those living and working throughout the region.

Committed to investing in a continuum of care for the people who live and work throughout Eastern Washington, Astria Health's goal is to build sustainable, locally-based, healthcare organizations that improve health for those we serve.

Perform inpatient therapy and social work services and functions with patients of all ages in the area(s) assignment, and assists in carrying out assigned tasks for the department.

  • Continuously performs psychosocial assessment, counseling, and discharge planning with identified patients of all ages, including children, adolescent, adults or geriatric patients.

  • Continuously communicates in person or by telephone with patients/families, staff, physicians, and community agencies.

  • Continuously develops, implements, and modifies a social service plan for care and for discharge, based on ongoing assessment findings.

  • Continuously educates patient/families regarding community resources and/or illness/injury process.

  • Frequently provides crisis intervention.

  • Frequently provides support services through a “debriefing” opportunity with staff or patients/families.

  • Occasionally performs data collection for department Quality Management Improvement.

  • Participates in department and public relations activities.

  • Performs other related work as required.

  • Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s Policies, Confidentiality, Privacy, and Corporate Compliance programs including Federal and State Laws.

  • Philosophy consistent with the Hospital’s mission to deliver high quality and compassionate health care services to our patients, physicians and communities we serve, focusing on customer service.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to interact with all people, regardless of culture or socioeconomic background, in person as well as by telephone.

  • Knowledgeable of psychosocial accompaniments of illness and disability, with knowledge specific to area of assignment.

  • Knowledgeable of human behavior and basic personality theory.

  • Possesses strong verbal and writing skills, and listening skills.

  • Able to organize well, self-start, and apply appropriate priorities to tasks/assignments.

  • Knowledgeable of local, state, and other resources for meeting a variety of human needs.

  • Able to cope with pressure for expediency within limited resource availability.

  • Able to use/access computerized medical records as well as other manually computed records, entering appropriate documentation.

  • Continuously applies professional standards as well as Hospital standards of conduct.

    Education:

  • Requires the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Social Work or related field, with emphasis in health and disability services.

    Experience:

  • Requires at least one (1) year Social Work experience, preferably in a health care setting.

  • Must be licensed or licensable within one (1) year as a registered Counselor with the State of Washington.

  • Must be eligible for designation as a Mental Health Professional

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