UnityPoint Health

Social Worker BSW-Fort Dodge, IA

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
US-IA-Fort Dodge
802 Kenyon Rd
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
Fort Dodge
SN Visits- Hosp- FD
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday, 8-4:30.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Social Worker BSW

Fort Dodge, IA

$5K Sign on bonus

Full-time, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 


Maintains the standards of social work excellence in accordance with the scope of practice and standards of care set forth by the proper state chapters of social work and NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in a Health Care setting.


Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.  


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  






  • Consistently uses a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned service area. Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to plan of care.
  • Conducts assessments of the social and emotional factors related to the patients/clients illness, need for care, response and adjustment to care. Completes appropriate plan of care and interventions according to scope of practice.
  • Assesses the relationship of the patient’s medical and nursing requirements to the patient’s home situation, financial resources and available community resources. Provides information and appropriate referral action to obtain available resources to assist in resolving patient/family issues.
  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



  • Bachelors’ degree in social work.
  • One year clinical experience in health care.
  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement
  • CPR Certification; maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card and re-certification
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision making and problem solving expertise.
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.


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