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PeaceHealth Medical Social Worker - Care Management in Longview, Washington


At PeaceHealth, it's our vision that every person receives safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch. As a Medical Social Worker at St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, you’ll be part of a collaborative team working together to ensure our patients have the support and care they need from diagnosis to discharge.

Join the Care Management team in this full-time position where you will work in the Emergency department, primarily 3pm-11:30pm, Mon-Friday.

We offer you :

  • Hourly compensation is $32.42 - $48.63; hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience. Those with a Masters in Social Work AND a WA State Independent Clinical Social Work License will qualify as a Clinical Social Worker with wage range of $35.67 - $53.50

  • A Hiring Bonus

  • Relocation Assistance

  • A comprehensive benefits package effective the first of the month following start date and includes three medical plan options, dental, vision, great retirement plan and PTO and much more!

  • A community hospital with a caring and collaborative culture

  • Supportive leadership

About PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center:

  • St. John Medical Center is a 177-bed acute care medical center providing services to Cowlitz County and surrounding Oregon communities.

  • The area’s sole hospital, along with our multi specialty Medical Group, we provide dozens of medical specialty services and programs including emergency, trauma, heart, behavioral health, bone and joint, cancer, birthing and women’s services.

  • Part of PeaceHealth, is a non-profit mission driven healthcare system with hospitals in 10 communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska

Moving to the area? Why you'll love Longview and the surrounding communities:

  • Located 45 minutes North of Portland, Oregon and 2 hours South of Seattle

  • A variety of housing opportunities - live in town or in the country, all within 15-20 minutes of the St. John

  • No traffic congestion and an easy commute to work

  • Live in a family friendly community, with urban amenities of Vancouver and Portland nearby

  • St. John sits next to beautiful Lake Sacajawea, the Jewel of Longview, with 4 miles of walking and biking paths, fishing, kayaking, and numerous playgrounds

  • A Community College offering numerous Degree and Training Programs

  • A variety of entertainment from the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Stageworks Northwest, an Art Gallery, college sporting events, an amateur baseball team, breweries, wine tasting rooms, golf courses, and year around community events including concerts and movies at the Lake.

  • Endless outdoor recreation

  • Just 1 hour from the Pacific Ocean and 90 minutes to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

For additional information or questions, feel free to reach out to Recruiter, Lisa Wishard at

Position Details:

  • In this position you will be responsible for identifying and interacting with medically and psychosocially complex Emergency patients and their families who are likely to benefit from care management and meet high risk criteria and for coordination of discharge planning services for these patients in collaboration with RN Care Management and other members of the care team.

  • Identify key problems, strengths and resources to be addressed in the discharge plan of care. Coordinate and facilitate improved ability to comply with plan of treatment; counseling or support needed to cope with situation; improved ability to access appropriate level of care due to lack of financial resources or lack of available service.

  • Identify, plan and arrange for appropriate services applying a knowledge of services available in the community, state, and federal health regulations and admission, discharge and appropriate level of care. Coordinate effective planning and arranging for needed services upon discharge.

  • Intervene by arranging services, education and providing psychosocial support to prepare the patient and their family to manage their healthcare needs within the acute care setting and post discharge.

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and community resources when appropriate, regarding the multiple details of transitional care management plan. Consult with physician as indicated.

  • Conducts evaluation to include appropriate documentation and the effectiveness of the Care Management services. Collaborates with team members to identify cause and adjust plan if patient’s health status is not improving.

  • May counsel patients and/or families to facilitate and/or participate in community care services, in coordination with the physician and treatment team. Works as an integral member of the treatment team in the coordination of treatment and transition of care planning. Assesses and addresses both mental health and chemical dependency conditions. May perform risk assessments for suicidality and homicidality.

Qualifications for Medical Social Worker :

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW ). In lieu of an MSW, may consider a Masters Degree in Counseling or related field with 2 years’ work experience in a medical or healthcare setting, social service agency, or community organization focusing on health and/or welfare issues.

  • Requires a WA State credential in order to practice, either Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (applied for and received within 90 days of hire) OR one of the other applicable Social Work, Therapist or Counselor licenses at the time of hire.

  • American Heart Association Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certificatio n required at date of hire.

Qualification for Clinical Social Worker:

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW)

  • Requires a Washington State Independent Clinical Social Work License

  • American Heart Association Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of community health, welfare and social agencies.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in social work practice.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including sensitivity to other cultures and ethnicities.

  • Excellent skills in conceptual thinking, listening, problem resolution and planning.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and excellent organizational skills.

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications and electronic medical records.

  • Knowledgeable about issues related to chronic illness, developmental disabilities, special needs, mental illness, grief and transition, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and senior abuse.

  • Good understanding and adherence to core social work values and ethics.


  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort at least 66% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.

  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.

  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility ( .

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.