Summary of the Job:
The Social Worker intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources and qualify for community assistance from a variety of special funds and agencies. 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, Case Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team).
Minimum Qualifications: LCSW or LMSW required; working knowledge/experience in utilization management, managed care, and payor issues; experience in psychosocial and therapeutic counseling. Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and possess emotional and professional maturity.Basic understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Care regulations. Organized and efficient in establishing priorities and performing tasks within specific timeframes. Self-motivated requiring minimal supervision. Views problems as a challenge and investigates alternatives which demand creativity, flexibility and the ability to work under stress. Responsible for maintaining strict confidentiality of all verbal & written information and documents. Familiarity with and appropriate use of communityresources.
Preferred Qualifications:LCSW and three or more years of hospital social work or protective services experience.
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 20 pounds is required.
Physical Effort required:
Constant (67%-100%)- talking, hearing, seeing
Frequently (34%-66%)- NONE
Occasionally (1%-33%)- lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling/feeling