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DescriptionSHIFT: No Weekends
Social Worker II
Full Time Discharge Planning at Behavioral Health
Position Summary: This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza of optimizing the quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Social Worker II is responsible for assessing the psychological, social, cultural and/or financial needs that impact the high-risk patient’s health and recovery. Has the ability to utilize social services, counseling and clinical knowledge in the assessment of these needs. Responsible and accountable for coordination of services through an interdisciplinary process which provides a clinical and psychosocial approach through the continuum of care and balances individually identified patients and family needs with the efficacious and cost effective utilization of resources. Through concurrent case management, patients will be assessed to determine appropriateness of admission, continued hospitalization, as well as appropriate level of care. Discharge planning will begin at the time of (or prior to) admission, and reassessed ongoing throughout the course of hospitalization. Knowledge of payer source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options to maximize patient’s successful disposition.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA/CMP creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.
QualificationsA. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed Social Worker (LSW) preferred.