St. Joseph Health System

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SOCIAL WORKER - SJM CASE MANAGEMENT

at St. Joseph Health System

Posted: 3/17/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 103105

Job Description

Req. #:
4473

Department:
SJM CASE MANAGEMENT

Schedule:
Full Time

Shift:
Monday - Friday

Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Details:
    • JOB SUMMARY
      • Under direction, acts as a resident advocate and plans, organizes, and directs the overall operation of the Social Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards. The Dir. of Social Services is to be responsible for the admit process of new admissions; to ensure, a smooth transition for the resident and families into a nursing home.
    • QUALIFICATIONS
      • Education
        • Required: Associate degree or equivalent
        • Preferred: Bachelor's degree (e.g. BA, BS, BSN, BSW)
      • Major
        • Preferred: Social Work
      • Experience
        • Required: One to two years
      • Skills
        • N/A
      • Licensure/Certifications
        • Required: Associate degree in Social Work - LSW
    • ACCOUNTABILITIES
      • ESSENTIAL
        • Assesses the social, emotional and financial needs of patients and their families/significant others in their assigned caseload in relationship to the resident's health status.
        • Provides social work counseling services to residents and families and assesses needs related to their health status as appropriate to the worker's professional training.
        • Sets appointments, tours, and makes presentations to residents and others so as to encourage admission to the facility. Works in conjunction with hospital case managers and social workers to facilitate admission to facility ofinterested parties.
        • Coordinates completion of admission application with business office toensure accurate and timeliness of all forms and communicates with all departments of pending admission.
        • Documents in the medical record according to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
        • Works collaboratively with the health care team, the resident, thefamily and community agencies to develop a plan of care which is appropriate for the residents health status and psychosocial situation. Coordinates all phases of discharge planning with healthcare team to insure a smooth transition to discharge location.
        • Coordinates the scheduling and invitations to the care plan meetings.
      • OTHER
        • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s needs.