Emergency Department-Social Worker
Position Summary:The Emergency Department Social Worker, in collaboration with the clinical team and medical provider, provides patient and family advocacy, discharge planning coordination, and psychosocial intervention for the high risk patient presenting to the Emergency Department. The Social Worker strives to promote patient and family wellness, improved care outcomes, and access to appropriate hospital and community resources among a patient population with complex health needs.
Assessment: Systematically gathers pertinent psychosocial data for high risk patients presenting to the emergency department whereby patient and family psychosocial needs can be identified and an appropriate discharge plan can be developed.
Planning: Develops psychosocial plan of intervention for the high risk patient and family presenting to the emergency department with utilizing all available sources of information. Interventions/Evaluation: Collaborates with Care Management staff, care providers and third party payors to ensure that all appropriate services and resources are utilized in a timely and efficient manner.
Performance Improvement: Stays abreast of changing care management and social work clinical trends, regulatory matters and third party payer requirements related to discharge planning and precertification of aftercare benefits. Requirements:Master in Social Work and MD LGSW license required, years of experience can be 1-3 years in the social work professional field or related fields. Seasoned professional knowledge; equivalent to a Master's degree; knowledge in more than one discipline. 5-7 years. MD Social Work per level of education required.
Part of LifeBridge Health, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore features state-of-the-art facilities and renowned Centers of Excellence - some with national and international acclaim. As the largest community hospital and the third largest teaching hospital in Maryland, Sinai Hospital's mission is to provide quality patient care, educate medical students and residents, and engage in research to improve the lives of people all over the world. Sinai Hospital is a smoke-free workplace. M/F/PV/IWD Employer
Care Management - 6620
12 hour shifts, every 4th weekend