St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 98567
Recruiter Contact: Sara Sublett
Clinic/Department: 8675 SAH CASE MANAGEMENT
Hospital: ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CAMPUS
Schedule: Full Time
The social worker is responsible for working in a team structure with the RN Case Manager to effect overall care coordination with the emphasis on psychosocial assessment and intervention, complex discharge planning, knowledge of community resources, appropriate documentation in the medical record and networking and collaborating with other hospital disciplines and community agencies. The social worker assists the patient, family/guardian and all members of the healthcare team in the transitions of care/discharge planning process. Social worker is accountable for assessments and intervening with patients and families, by applying critical thinking skills to monitor psychosocial status and issues that impact the clinical progression and transition/discharge plan for patients, coping and decision making. Demonstrates positive communication and interpersonal skills with patients, families and coworkers and participates in patient and family conferences as needed.
Graduate of Accredited Master's in Social Work Program
Work Experience Requirements
2 years Social Work experience in a clinical setting desired
Experience in Social Work with emphasis on discharge planning, referral to community services and/or case management or other related experience.
Knowledge of community resources used for discharge planning, hospital operations, excellent communication/presentation skills, knowledge of third party payment systems, Medicare/Medicaid programs desired.
Demonstrate special sensitivity toward different age groups, ethnic, cultural and disabling human diversity and human development.
Uses supportive crisis intervention including illness, grief loss and decision making process.
Conforms to standards of patient and family confidentiality according to hospital and NASW standards.
Identify medical, patient, family, and psychosocial issues that may effect discharge.
Identifying and respecting patient and family needs.
Implement plan and communicates possible options for discharge with regard to financial need, insurance benefits and contracted providers.
Make appropriate outside agency referrals.
Follows through with all aspects of coordination including discharge planning for the transitions of care.
Assesses and coordinates resources needs for specific patient populations.
Demonstrates & understands the needs of the following age specific categories; neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric and implements a discharge plan tailored to the age specific needs of the patient.
Confirms plan of care goals and anticipated plan of care through discussions with interdisciplinary team/review of documentation.
Communicates plan of care goals or best practices to interdisciplinary team including the physician.
Uses ALLSCRIPTS to facilitate electronic referrals for discharge planning.
Consults and communicates, as appropriate, with designated Case Manager leader regarding difficult practice issues.
Adheres to state and federal regulations pertaining to discharge.
Implements discharge plan in accordance with physician direction and patient/caregiver agreement.
Assesses patient/family learning style and appropriately teaches and documents understanding.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care.
Works in collaboration with Case Managers, Home Service Coordinators and Utilization Reviewers to ensure seamless and timely delivery of services.
Maintains updated referral resources.
Assess, coordinates and proactively evaluates discharge readiness with CM and use of resources and discusses variances on an as needed basis with treatment team.
Participates in Family Conferences and Interdisciplinary Team Meetings in coordination with Case Manager.
Reviews variance in plan of care concerning discharge planning with CM and/or designated CM leader as needed.
Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
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