Providence Health & Services Social Services Clinician (MSW) in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Social Services Clinician (MSW) (Case Management and Social Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Social Services Clinician provides services to patients and their families to meet their medically related social and emotional needs as they impinge on their medical condition, treatment, recovery, and safe transition from one care environment to another. The Social Services Clinician works under the direction of the Director of Case Management and Social Services and Social Services Manager of Case Management and Social Services in accordance with standards established by the Social Work profession (NASW Codes of Ethics/ NASW Standards for Clinical Practice/ NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings) and Providence Alaska Medical Center.

In this position you will:

  • Evaluate patients and their related support systems with a complete psychosocial assessment.

  • Establish a therapeutic relationship and treatment goals with the patient or their surrogates.

  • Provide a provisional diagnosis based on DSM criteria that is inclusive of any mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive, developmental disorders and disabilities, psychosocial aspects of illness injury disability and impairment within a psychosocial framework.

  • Administer and interpret applicable measurements/tests (MSE, Edinburgh Depression Scale,) for the diagnosis.

  • Incorporate a plan or intervention that will address mental, social, emotional, behavioral developmental/age, addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities, and/or the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury as experienced by the patient and their family.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and develops expertise in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse, mental capacity and incapacity, mental illness, adult protection, child protection, domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, psychosocial crisis, bereavement, and mental illness.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work

  • Knowledge of the biopsychosocial aspects of illness, disability and death and be able to apply this knowledge in a professional and understanding manner in direct social work services to patients and their families and in collaboration with all health care professional staff

  • Social Services Clinicians must have the ability to communicate well and interact with multiple health care professionals, including medical and allied staff

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) or Temporary LMSW

  • Alaska License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) within 4 years of hire

  • 2 or more years of acute care Medical Social Work experience

  • Knowledge of the Alaska community resources

  • Experience with computerized documentation and medical records

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 194984