At WellStar, we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful - and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The LCSW Social Worker will provide psychosocial services to assist the patient/family with resources, information
and counseling services to benefit their adjustment to illness, hospitalization, anticipatory grief, death and
bereavement. Work as a part of an interdisciplinary team to provide care and support to the patient and family as a
whole and serve as an expert for issues related to psychosocial issues in end of life care, documentation, and health
care standards. Maintain a caseload of patients/families in the inpatient unit and/or home team, assist with the
admission process and initiate the conversation about funeral planning and advanced directives. Communicate with
department teams the changes in patient status. The LCSW will participate in the training of new social work hires,
and may assist other LMSWs in case reviews and discussion of difficult situations, to include, but not limited to
assessing suicide ideation, bereavement risk, etc.
Required Minimum Education : Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited School of social work.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Current Georgia License as LCSW. BLS certification required. Valid
Georgia driver's license.
Required Minimum Experience : Prefer three years' experience in a health related field, mental health, behavioral
health, counseling or social services agency.
Required Minimum Skills: Possesses emotional maturity. Demonstrates ability to work with patients with a life
limiting illness. Demonstrates ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Possesses individual
counseling skills, group therapy, family therapy, discharge planning, assess bereavement risk and interviewing
skills. Possesses knowledge of developmental characteristics (physical, psychosocial, intellectual) of people of all
ages, economic backgrounds and cultural backgrounds. Demonstrate basic use of computer: Windows, Outlook
and Microsoft Office.
Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For". Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.
WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.
Department Behavioral Health Resource
Facility WellStar Atlanta Medical Center
Category Allied Health