Position Summary: This position supports the mission of Swedish Medical Center of optimizing the quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Social Worker II-Case Manager is responsible for assessing the psychological, social, cultural and/or financial needs that impact the high-risk patient's health and recovery. Has the ability to utilize social services, counseling and clinical knowledge in the assessment of these needs. Responsible and accountable for coordination of services through an interdisciplinary process which provides a clinical and psychosocial approach through the continuum of care and balances individually identified patients and family needs with the efficacious and cost effective utilization of resources. Through concurrent case management, patients will be assessed to determine appropriateness of admission, continued hospitalization, as well as appropriate level of care. Discharge planning will begin at the time of (or prior to) admission, and reassessed throughout the course of hospitalization. Knowledge of payer source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options to maximize patient's successful disposition. Equipment Listing: 1. Computer 2. Copy Machine 3. Fax Machine
A. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Non-Licensed clinical social work or eligible for licensure; BLS certification B. Education: Masters or Doctorate degree from a graduate school of social work. C. Experience: 3 – 5 years recent clinical social work experience in acute care setting preferred. D. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must have the ability to assess information, apply critical thinking processes to determine course of action, and relay this information intelligently to the interdisciplinary team. Requires excellent human relations and oral / written communication skills. Must be able to prioritize workload, and develop efficient methods of managing time.
Degree of Supervision Required: Minimal; expected to be self-directed.
Orientation Period: 90 day probationary period. Two – three weeks training/orientation contingent upon experience. Extensive orientation may be required and will be determined by the Department Director.
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