Catholic Health Initiatives SOCIAL WORKER in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee



Company: CHI Memorial Mountain Management Services

Practice: CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:

This Social Work position provides coordination and delivery of psychosocial services and works collaboratively with the physician, and the patients and families throughout the continuum, including prevention, short-term counseling, case management, resource linkage, and behavioral health diagnosis, and survivorship, end of life and bereavement issues. Provides psychosocial services designed to foster coping, support optimal functioning and maximize the patient’s utilization of available resources. Assists patients and their families in accessing financial, pharmaceutical, and transportation assistance programs. Participates in program development, implementation and promotional activities in a variety of settings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates competency in clinical knowledge and skills in assessing psychosocial consequences of the population in a variety of practice settings, as well as implementing appropriate treatment plans.

  • Develops a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and intervention plan responsive to the patients and their families, staff needs and concerns.

  • Develops an effective working relationship with patient/family to engage, collaborate, advocate and problem solve in order to enhance their functioning. Utilizes, as a treatment modality, individual, couples and family and/or group psychotherapy.

  • Demonstrates competency in accessing community and pharmaceutical resources to provide financial, transportation and supportive assistance.

  • Directs patients and their families to financial/psychosocial resources available to them that are specific to Geriatric diseases and diagnosis, including resources for their children and family members.

  • Provides end of life conversations, assists patient/family with decision-making and transitioning.

  • Provides bereavement support and refer to outpatient grief support groups. Coordinates with appropriate staff to provide for transition from inpatient to outpatient status or from outpatient to inpatient status.

  • Maintains an up to date, accurate and appropriate record of social work activities in patient’s medical chart which does not violate confidentiality.

  • Provides ongoing counseling and support to inpatient and service line staff.

  • Commits to continuing education regarding diseases and their treatments, psychosocial implications for patients and families, appropriate interventions, and available community and governmental resources.

  • Maintains research-based knowledge of psychosocial issues related to diseases, interventions and outcome, including integrative therapies.

  • Collaboratively develops and implements patient/family education programs and literature.

  • Provides education of staff related to an individual and/or family’s psychosocial needs.

  • Participates with the Practice Team in developing and implementing programs and services in a variety of settings.

  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership in developing services which respond to patient care demands.

  • Develops standards, policies and procedures for quality improvement activities. Follows policy and procedures, NASW Code of Ethics, ACSW Standards of Practice and any other governmental and/or regulatory policies, rules and regulations.

  • Ability to supervise staff, monitor and prioritize work flow, and provide effective training and guidance.

  • Proficient computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office suite applications such as Word and Excel.

  • Demonstrate business and analytic/financial skills.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication and organizational skills

  • Demonstrate ability to shape communications to the needs of the audience.

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the concepts, practices, policies, procedures, standards, systems and tools applicable to health care administration.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors of Science in Social Work (BSW) is required.

  • Masters of Science in Social Work (MSW) is required.


  • A minimum of two years of related professional work experience (for example: youth counselor; psychiatric sitter, prevention and/or education specialist, family service worker, etc.) is required.


  • Working on attaining the Unrestricted License by the State, as a Social Worker is required within six months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.

Additional Responsibilities:

Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do. Compassion: Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow. Excellence: Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers


This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Professional Non-Clinical


Daily Schedule 1st

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0181793

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.