While Vail is recognized world-wide for its year-round recreational activities, Vail Health has over 900 employees and is known for being one of the region's largest employers and a cornerstone of our community.
We are home to:
Howard Head Sports Medicine, the official medical provider to the US Ski & Snowboarding Team and USA Climbing.
Shaw Cancer Center is the region's only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center
At the base of North America's number one ski mountain, Vail Health has been providing care to the local and surrounding communities since 1965.
Internationally known orthopaedic and sports therapy practices
Emergency and trauma services in three convenient locations throughout the Valley
Highly accredited regional cancer care
A birthing center that performs an average of 600 deliveries/year
Elite surgical services
Provide clinical social work for patients, families, and staff to help them cope with psychosocial issues that require specific training or education. Responsible for psychosocial assessments, counseling, support, and referrals. Coordinate with outside agencies to place patients with mental illness and/or substance and alcohol dependency.
Essential job functions:
Provides support and counseling; assist patient and family to develop coping skills related to dealing with diagnosis, medical needs and treatment.
Assesses and reassesses social and emotional factors in order to help patients and families cope with problems in daily living, and to help them follow medical recommendations to maximize the patient’s health condition.
Collaborates with county and community agencies to promote continuity of care and continued services. Recommend and assist with referrals and introductions to appropriate financial resources, hospitals, clinics and community agencies for continuity of care.
As a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, contributes to patient plans of care, and documents psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and interventions in the EMR with documentation meeting regulatory requirements.
Provides support and counseling to assist staff with dealing with patient situations that can result in vicarious trauma or with the day to day stress of working in a healthcare environment
Collaborates with the SBIRT program in counseling those who meet substance and alcohol criteria.
Participate in the development of patient and staff support programs, as needed.
Role models the principals of a Just Culture.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
Vail Health provides attractive benefits for year-round employees and seasonal employees. Check out the details here.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
1 year of previous related experience required; healthcare experience preferred.
In lieu of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, the person in this position may be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Staff with a provisional license will be supervised by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Internal Number: Social Worker
About Vail Health
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location... and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.