Special Care in the Heart of Denver At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center we understand that hiring excellent nurses and providing them with the support they need ensures patient-centered care. For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families. Located in the Uptown neighborhood in Denver, CO, we provide the most advanced care for patients across the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. We are proud to serve our community with experienced physicians who offer a wide range of medical services for patients of all ages.
Why choose Presbyterian/St. Luke's?
P/SL is one of the largest hospitals in Colorado.
Affiliate of HealthONE, Denver's largest healthcare system.
Over 80 specialties and 1,000 specialists and primary care physicians.
Three Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC)
The Joint Commission Accreditation
Dedicated to patient safety and the Joint Commission's "Speak Up" initiative
Located in the Uptown neighborhood in Denver, CO, we provide the most advanced care for patients across the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. We are proud to serve our community with experienced physicians who offer a wide range of medical services for patients of all ages.Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center has 680 beds and a staff of about 1,500 employees. The hospital has many buildings that are newly constructed, although parts of the original cross-shaped building, dating from the 1940s, are still visible.
At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Case Managers are an important part of your care team. Case managers provide:
Emotional support to individuals and families
Case coordination, consultation and discharge planning
Help with adjustment to illness, hospitalization and outpatient care
Child advocacy and protection
Referrals for financial problems related to the medical situation
Information on hospital and community resources
This position supports themission of Presbyterian/St Luke’s Medical Center of optimizing thequality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focuson medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Social Worker III isresponsible for assessing the psychological, social, cultural and/or financialneeds 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 coordinationof services through an interdisciplinary process which provides a clinical andpsychosocial approach through the continuum of care and balances individuallyidentified patients and family needs with the efficacious and cost effectiveutilization of resources. Through concurrentcase management, patients will be assessed to determine appropriateness ofadmission, continued hospitalization, as well as appropriate level ofcare. Discharge planning will begin atthe time of (or prior to) admission, and reassessed ongoing throughout thecourse of hospitalization. Knowledge ofpayer source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options tomaximize patients successful disposition.
Presbyterian/St.Luke’s Medical Center expects our Code of Conduct Value Statements to bereflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients andfamily members, and with others in the community.
We recognize andaffirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual
We treat allthose we serve with compassion and kindness
We act withabsolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business andthe way we live our lives.
We trust ourcolleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat oneanother with loyalty, respect and dignity
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred. Must have LCSW within the state of Colorado within 1 year of hire. Specialty certification in case management preferred. BLS required within one month of hire (must be obtained prior to providing any direct patient care).
Education: Master of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work required. Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) from and accredited school of social work preferred.
Experience: 3-5 years recent clinical social work experience in an acute care setting with experience supervising LCSW eligible social workers required. 5-7 years recent clinical social work and supervision experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Special Qualifications: Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and able to work with highly diverse population. Must be knowledgeable of State and JCAHO standards. Must be knowledgeable of Interqual criteria. Must have ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work in high stress environment. Must be able to apply critical thinking and formulate diagnostic impressions based upon review of systems, history, symptoms and current presentation. Must be able to provide crisis intervention and utilize system resources/referrals.
Degree of supervision required: Involves general guidance and direction by the Department Director or designee. Employee will be expected to perform all job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
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