Work Type: Active - Benefit Eligible and Accrues Time Off Exempt: Yes
Work Schedule: Saturday & Sunday + Additional Shift(s) Work Hours per Biweekly Pay Period: 80
Shift Time: 12 hour shifts on Sat/Sun & two 8 hour shifts during the wee k Location: Medical Center, US:FL:Lakeland
The Social Work Case Manager is responsible for performing Case Management and discharge planning activities. The Social Work Case Manager helps to facilitate timely and efficient throughput of patient care. The Social Work Case Manager coordinates with physicians, staff and other healthcare providers regarding patient care. The Social Work Case Manager provides effective hospital case management and discharge planning to assure that the patient progresses through the continuum of care and is discharged to a safe and appropriate discharge environment based on physician order. The Social Work Case Manager works as a member of the interdisciplinary team to coordinate post hospital care arrangements and provides psychosocial support and assistance to patients and families such that patients move through the continuum of care in a safe and timely manner. The Social Work Case Manager performs initial inclusive assessment; develops and refines individualized discharge plan; effectively manages barriers to discharge; responds to emotional factors; maintains knowledge of and connects patients with appropriate post-hospital community resources and services; advocates for patients' rights including self-determination; collaborates with and facilitates communication among care providers; documents in the medical record and in computer systems in a concise and timely manner; adheres to organizational policies and procedures, regulatory accrediting body requirements, and professional practice standards. The Social Work Case Manager performs other related duties as assigned.
- Actively participates in team development, achieving dashboards, and in accomplishing department goals and objectives. - Proactively assesses and re-assesses patients and families for psychosocial, discharge planning, and financial needs so that an age/need appropriate discharge plan is developed per departmental protocols. Initiates appropriate and complete referrals to post-acute care services and providers in a timely manner. Post acute care providers include and are not limited to SNFs, home health agencies, hospices, LTAC's, DME companies and community resources, through the development of collaborative relationships and in compliance with departmental protocol and hospital policy - Coordinates details of final discharge disposition so that discharge is safely achieved without avoidable delays and to the satisfaction of the patient, family and care team. - Properly and accurately documents in the medical record per departmental protocol and hospital policy. Identifies and includes in this documentation the patient needs, plans, current status, financial/insurance information and interventions. - Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of and completes effective referrals to resources addressing the financial aspect of patient care including KEPRO, financial eligibility vendors, indigent medication programs, and other financial resources. - Communicate and work collaboratively with physicians, hospital staff, payers, and other external and internal vendors, so that expected patient and program outcomes such as appropriate utilization of services, levels of care, and alternative discharge arrangements are achieved. - Properly and accurately documents in the medical record per departmental protocol and hospital policy. Identifies and includes in this documentation the patient needs, plans, current status, financial/insurance information and interventions. - Plan and prioritize work in such a manner as to achieve departmental objectives and individual productivity targets while functioning as a team member and responding to patient needs in areas regularly assigned and throughout the hospital as needed. Performs related documentation per departmental protocol. - Demonstrate quality social work through adherence to social work values as established by NASW and accepted hospital social work standards of practice and by exhibiting reliability, accuracy and responsibility in all aspects of social work services. - Contribute to development of the Case Management Department and Revenue Cycle by increasing and sharing knowledge and skills which include required education, in-services, department meetings, formal and informal education, as well as review of hospital policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned to support the essential functions of social work and the operational needs of the department. - Maintains consistent and reliable attendance and complies with hospital policy related to attendance. Demonstrates professionalism by being punctual and dependable.
Education equivalent experience: Essential: * Bachelor degree from an accredited school of social work or related field. Bachelors in psychology or sociology and with some health care experience. Nonessential: * If Bachelor, a Bachelor of Social Work is preferred. If Master, a Master of Social Work is preferred.
Other information: Experience Essential: - Previous experience, preferably in an acute care hospital setting. Transferable skills to acute hospital and discharge planning functions are essential.
Experience Preferred: - Minimum three to five years in an acute care setting performing Social Work or Discharge Planning functions.
Certifications Preferred: - Accredited Case Manager
Licenses Preferred: - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Internal Number: 7277
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