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The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, outpatients and emergency department patients. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, skilled at managing multiple priorities at once, and engaging in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resource issues that impact individual patients, families and at risk populations. Social Workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the medical community.
- The functions of the Social Worker includes crisis intervention, patient /family intervention, high risk screening, brief counseling, referring for financial or other identified resource needs, arrange and facilitate family/patient representative meetings with the health care team as needed, assist in post acute placement on complex discharges and engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified.
- The Social Worker establishes and maintains professional relationships with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families.
- The position will be required to serve on hospital committees and take part in developing and presenting in-services to Hospital staff.
- Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
- Advocacy & Education: Patient/Family Self Care Management, Patient/Family Health Management Education, Bioethics Referrals & Management, Physician, Staff & Community Education, Care Coordination Education & Training, Risk Management Identification & Referral
- Psychosocial Management: Crisis Intervention, Psychosocial Assessment/Functioning, Counseling Support & Referral, Abuse/Neglect Identification & Referral (Partner, Child, Elder), Family Issues Affecting Care, Coping/Emotional Adjustment, Grief/Bereavement Support (Individual & Group), Adoption Resources, Health/Wellness Promotion, Substance Abuse Screening/Resources, Psychiatric Screening/Behavior, Management, Staff Support and Crisis Intervention (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing)
- Patient/Family Care Conferences: Interdisciplinary Care Communication/Coordination, Continuity of Care Planning Management.
- Continuity/Transition Management: As part of Care Coordination team, facilitation of Patient decisions and communications regarding post-acute care; professional responsibility for knowledge of community resources related to social work scope of service and functions and social worker discretion; maintaining appropriate up to date resource lists; education for patients/families about availability of community resources, mental health service coordination, Hospice
- Community Resource Coordination; Life Care Planning, Palliative/End-of-Life Care, expert consultation on health care resource management; team and patient education regarding CCS/Medicare/Medi-Cal/SSI
- Performance & Outcomes Management: Understanding of Federal/State/Local Regulatory Agency Compliance, Joint Commission Standards Compliance, Evidenced Based Practice; Understanding of Organizational Financial Performance/Management, Length of Stay, Cost per Case, Revenue Cycle.
- The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Essential functions include but are not limited to those functions that are performed frequently, require a significant amount of time or if not performed, result in an adverse impact.
- At least one (1) year of clinical and/or medical social work experience required.
- Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems theories relevant to health care; end-of-life dynamics and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling; substance abuse identification and interventions;support for victims of abuse, neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations.
- SSDI, SDI, and other governmental/county requirements/programs.
- Thorough comprehension of OBRA and Title 22 is required.
- Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
- Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential.
- Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively.
- Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
- Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
- LIC LSW = Licensed Social Worker-State
- LIC CSW = Licensed Clinical Social Worker - State