Medical Social Worker
Tacoma, WA Medical Department
Job Type

PUYALLUP TRIBAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, located in Tacoma Washington is seeking a full time experienced Medical Social Worker. 

“It is the mission of the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority to provide quality healthcare and promote wellness in a culturally appropriate manner.”

We offer an outstanding workplace, competitive market based salary, and benefits packages including:

  • Monday – Friday schedule
  • Medical/Dental/Vision benefits – monthly premiums paid 100% for employees
  • 18+ annual paid holidays
  • Generous paid sick and vacation accruals
  • 401(k) with annual profit sharing
  • Life & AD&D insurance coverage
  • PTHA is an approved loan repayment site for various programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent work/home life balance

GENERAL FUNCTION:  Assesses, coordinates, facilities, and negotiates services and resources to support coordination and continuity of  care for PTHA patients, families and caregivers. 


  • Provide consultation and guidance to patients, families, physicians, nurses and other members of the  health care team to assess and address patients’ medical disposition, and psychosocial needs.
  • Advocate on behalf of patients/families/children and caregivers for community service access and  for safety and rights (i.e. stable and/or sober housing, trauma, substance abuse, mental health, and  parenting services).
  • Create, implement, participate and evaluate the effectiveness of care plans which address patients  identified needs. 
  • Assist patients/caregivers in identifying, navigating and connecting to outside resources including  but not limited to: appointment transportation, supplemental nutrition programs, social security and  disability applications, outside insurance, assisted living and nursing home placement. 
  • Assist vulnerable patients and families with children, with scheduling appointments and follow  through on outside referrals. 
  • Assist patients in navigating outside resources for (i.e. COPES program, Care giving, childcare,  substance abuse and mental health). 
  • Assist with CPS and APS referrals as needed. 
  • Assist families with children facing adversity and unhealthy coping skills connect with mentors and  school programs, and connect parents with parenting and advocacy programs.  
  • Serve as liaison between patient and community agencies. 
  • Develop and maintain contracts and relationships with community, public and private resources to  support and provide for a patients continuity of care. 
  • Provide welfare checks on elders and assess living environment as requested.  
  • Provides crisis intervention services as needed. 
  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Washington State license required, (Advanced Social Worker or Independent Clinical Social Worker)
  • Minimum three (3) years social work/case management experience
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in a healthcare  environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Community and State resources and how to access them effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Care
  • Current Washington State driver’s license and BLS required
  • Must have intermediate computer skills and proficient knowledge of MS Office products
Salary Description
$83,200 - $104,000 DOE