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Social Work Care Manager

Company: Adventist Health System
Location: Tarpon Springs
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Description

Social Work Care Manager AdventHealth North Pinellas

Location Address: 1395 S Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth North Pinellas

  • Great Culture
  • Top Quality outcomes
  • Nurse Excellence Committee (NEC)/Governance
  • Leadership is accessible
  • Located on the Gulf of Mexico

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions
  • Assesses patient's and family's psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, assisting those coping with adjusting to significant life transitions
  • Intervenes with patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs
  • Serves as a resource to provide information and intervention related to treatment decisions, terminal illnesses and end-of-life issues
  • Provides grief counseling and crisis intervention skills
  • Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the healthcare system
  • Provides de-escalation services for patient/family as appropriate
  • Provide Motivational Interview techniques for patients with substance use and addictive disorders
  • Provides patient/family education, adjustment-to-illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention
  • Provides education to patients/families/caregivers regarding resource options and coping with diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
  • Works in collaboration with hospital and community agencies to obtain needed services and resources for patients/families/caregivers

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's in Social Work with health care related Masters or MSW
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in hospital/medical social work

Job Summary:

The Social Work Care Manager intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs, funding sources and qualify for community assistance from a variety of special assistance programs and agencies, and/or require assistance with transitions of care or discharge planning. In addition, offer crisis intervention to patients and families with psychosocial needs and coordinates and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care for high-risk patient populations. This role will receive referrals for individuals from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, RN Care Managers, staff nurses, and other members of the care team).

The Social Work Care Manager, in collaboration with the patient/family, care manager nurses, nurses, physicians and the interdisciplinary team, ensures patient-centered care coordination through the continuum of care. The Social Work Care Manager ensures efficient and cost-effective care through appropriate resources monitoring and clinical care escalations. The Social Worker is under the general supervision of the Care Management Supervisor or Manager and is responsible for patient evaluations of post-hospital needs; development of a transition of care plans and initiation of the implementation of the transitions of care plans prior to the discharge of the patient. The Social Work Care Manager is responsible for optimal patient flow/throughput to enhance continuity of care, smooth and safe transitions, patient satisfaction, patient safety, readmission prevention and length of stay management. The Social Work Care Manager communicates daily with the interdisciplinary team during daily multidisciplinary rounds. Care coordination, discharge planning, transitions of care planning and are core competencies of this role. The Social Work Care Manager facilitates the collaborative management of patient care across the continuum, intervening to remove barriers to timely and efficient care delivery and reimbursement. The Social Work Care Manager provides education to nurses, physicians and the interdisciplinary team on issues related to utilization of resources, medical necessity, CMS CoP for Discharge Planning and care coordination. The Social Work Care Manager is knowledgeable of post-hospital care and services available to the patient including, but not limited to the following: Home Health, Infusion Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Palliative Care, Hospice, Outpatient Services, Transitions of Care Clinics, Transitional Care supportive programs and clinics, follow up appointments, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Rehabilitation Services and Facilities and Community-based Organizations. The Social Work Care Manager adheres to departmental and system goals, objectives, policies and procedures and ensures quality patient care and regulatory compliance. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Keywords: Adventist Health System, Clearwater , Social Work Care Manager, Other , Tarpon Springs, Florida

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