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/.
Responsible for assisting with advocacy and referrals to other community resources. Leads and organizes the Social Worker Team in the daily activities of the integration / collaboration of care for families and patients with regard to discharge planning in coordination with the Case Managers through the use of Extended Care Integrated Network (ECIN) system. Displays excellent communication and presentation skills. This is a working team lead position. Responsible for engaging staff and process integration in order to maximize patient experience. Responsible for managing issues up to the Director.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate of an Accredited Master's in Social Worker program
Minimum Experience Requirements
Experience in Social Work with emphasis on discharge planning, referral to community services and/ or case management or other related experience.
Experience in hospital social work is required.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) that meet the American Heart Association guidelines, preferred
Position Duties (Essential Functions)
Obtains, reviews and analyzes information relative to discharge planning in accordance with hospital policy. Assess/reassess patient’s clinical and psychosocial status, pre-morbid status, community services utilized, diagnosis and treatment plan per Case Management referral. Through assessment process, identifies community resources needed and facilitates referrals to agencies (local and state) or programs for assistance as needed. Educates family and/ or patient on community resources available for assistance. Facilitates discharge planning working with patient, families and treatment team making any needed referrals/arrangements and documenting actions. Documents actions taken in progress notes and/or discharge planning- assessment form from initial visit through to D/C. Demonstrates professionalism in actions and job performance in accordance with mission and the social work code of ethics
Confirms treatment goals and anticipated plan of care through discussions with treatment team/ review of documentation. Communicates treatment goals or best practices to treatment team including physician. Uses ECIN to facilitate electronic referrals for discharge planning. Uses supportive crisis intervention including illness, grief loss and decision making process. Consults and communicates, as appropriate, with colleagues and director regarding difficult practice issues. Adheres to state and federal regulations pertaining to discharge.
Plan of Care Monitoring
Assess, coordinate and 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 on an as needed basis with Case Manager or unit based team. Reviews variances in plan of care concerning discharge planning with CM and /or CM Team Leads as needed. Completes daily discharge planning verbal rounds with CM Department to prioritize daily activities.
Provides leadership, support and coordination of Social Worker functions in the integration and collaboration of case management. Approves and coordinates vacations schedules ensuring shifts and coverage is scheduled. Edits and approves timesheets. Responsible for training and orienting Social Worker associates. Assists in directing, organizing and prioritizing all shift activities ensuring needs are met for patients, physicians and staff. Problem solves immediate issues that may negatively impact patient care. Assists in staff hiring, orientation and development and makes recommendations regarding overall performance. May conduct audits regarding documentation and outcomes for case management. Member of Utilization
Management Committee and other committees or team within the hospital as appropriate or assigned. Act as an expert resource to staff regarding department, system, policy and procedure changes. Acts as liaison with physicians, patients, nursing staff as appropriate.
Initiates discharge planning day one of referral to assist with LOS management. Works with third party payers and CM to satisfy discharge planning needs and obtain approval of post discharge plans. Implements plan and communicates possible options for discharge with regard to insurance benefits and contracted providers. Works as necessary with HBA Financial Counselor on self pay and charity cases. Makes appropriate outside agency referrals. Follows through with all aspects of discharge planning across continuum of care.
X Sedentary Work - prolonged periods of sitting and exert/lift up to 10 lbs force occasionally)
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