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Providence Health & Services Social Worker MSW in Missoula, Montana


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Providence is calling a Social Worker (Social Services,Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assess patient/family learning needs, abilities, preferences and readiness to learn. Complete on going assessments and documents according to policy. Communicate with other members of the health care team regarding the patient’s needs, plan and response to care. Evaluate response to plan and makes adjustments as indicated.

  • Assess, collaborate and coordinate patient’s discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge with other members of the care team.

  • Consult regarding cases that are presenting problems and/or experiencing significant deviations from the plan of care, conferring with the Medical Director/Department Director as needed.

  • For the ages listed, screen, assess, monitor, document and interpret psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, self-care, educational, and discharge planning needs.

  • In collaboration with the patient/family, and in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, implement the plan of care according to established Social Work policy.

  • Maintain current knowledge of reimbursement and regulatory issues of the payors most frequently seen with the patient population.

  • Obtain a history through the interview process, maintain ongoing monitoring/assessment of assigned patients.

  • Participate in the development of patient plan of care to include patient problems, goals, evaluations and interventions.

  • Report symptoms and significant changes in patient’s condition to appropriate personnel.

  • Utilize appropriate teaching methods and/or referrals to ensure patient/family educational needs are met. Provides community resource information to patient/family and evaluates the effectiveness of teaching, making adjustments as necessary. Documents education process on appropriate screen/format.

  • Work with health care team and outside resources to facilitate optimum patient care delivery.

  • Educate health team colleagues about Social Work. Including the role and unique needs of the case-managed patient populations and serves as a resource for physicians and other departments.


Required qualification for this position include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • 2 years experience in medical social work

About the hospital you will serve.

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 301770