Social Worker III - PRN
Position Summary: This position supports the mission of Swedish Medical Center 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 III-Case Manager 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 throughout the course of hospitalization. Knowledge of payer source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options to maximize patient’s successful disposition.
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Qualifications and Position Requirements:
May be hired for Full-time, Part-time or PRN position. Routine workdays and hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm with minimum of one (1) weekend/month required for prn staff.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Colorado. Specialty certification in case management preferred. BLS certification.
Education: Master of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work required.
Experience: 3-5 years recent clinical social work experience with acute care hospital setting and case management preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and able to work with highly diverse population. Must be knowledgeable of State and JCAHO standards. Must be knowledgeable of national criteria used to establish medical necessity for hospital admissions and continued stay. Must have ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work in high stress environment. Must be able to apply critical thinking and formulate diagnostic impressions based upon review of systems, history, symptoms and current presentation. Must be able to provide crisis intervention and utilize system resources/referrals.
Degree of Supervision Required: Involves general guidance and direction by the Department Director or designee.
Employee will be expected to perform all job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
Orientation Period: 90-day probationary period. 2-3 weeks training/orientation depending upon experience.
Extensive orientation may be required and will be determined by the Department Director.