Catholic Health Initiatives Social Worker-MSW FT(1.0) CHI Health CUMC-Bergan in OMAHA, Nebraska

Social Worker-MSW FT(1.0) CHI Health CUMC-Bergan


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary:

This position contributes to the mission and vision of Alegent Health by assisting in meeting the psycho-social, rehabilitative, financial and discharge planning needs of patients and families requiring continuing care or adjustment following discharge and assisting patients/families with personal or environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Serves as a consultant to Care Managers and the multi-disciplinary team in identifying, organizing and solving problems regarding discharge planning.

Essential Duties:


  • Gathers relevant information systematically; considers a broad range of issues or factors; grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems or issues; seeks input from others; uses accurate logic and analysis.

  • Relates to people in an open, friendly, accepting manner; shows sincere interest in others and their concerns; initiates and develops relationships with other as a key priority.

  • Develops effective give and take relationships with others; understands the agendas and perspectives of others; recognizes and effectively balances the interests and needs of one’s own group with those of the broader organization.

  • Speaks clearly and expresses self well in groups and in one to one conversations.

  • Counsels and interviews patients/family members and conducts an appraisal of social, emotional and economic complications in order to provide the physician and the health care team with recommendations and information which will assist in developing an overall plan for the patient’s care upon consultation or, if functioning, in a selected area.

  • Develops a timely and effective discharge plan with Care Managers, hospital and medical staff, and outside agencies while being fiscally responsible. Documents discharge planning in the medical record.

Hours: Monday through Friday 0800-1630, some weekends and on call




Acute care experience as a social worker preferred.


Required: Master of Social Work Degree


Required: Current Unrestricted Certification to practice as a Social Worker in the State of Nebraska or Iowa, must be licensed in the state you provide services as a or Certified Social Worker (CSW) or Certified Master Social Worker (CMSW) in Nebraska or (LMSW Licensed Social Worker – IA (LSW)r Licensed Master Social Worker – IA (LMSW Licensed Social Worker – IA (LSW).


Attends ongoing continuing education seminars related to social work practice.

Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. Expertise regarding health and supportive services resources. Ability to develop an accurate biopsychosocial assessment.

Job Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)


Daily Schedule Days 8a-4:30p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120606