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Per Diem Social Worker

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Weston
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary:Completes comprehensive, culturally competent assessments which include consideration of the relevant biomedical, psychosocial and spiritual factors of the needs of the patient and family. Implements appropriate social service interventions and continuing care options. Interacts with patients, families, physicians and health care team colleagues using patience and tact. Demonstrates commitment to the process and the Behavioral Expectations in all interactions and in performing all job duties.Responsibilities:* Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to care for age specific needs of the population served as measured by completion of mandatory training and direct observation by supervisor.* Demonstrates an understanding of illness/recovery and the impact on patients and families.* Responds to campus wide referrals same working day.* Implements appropriate social service interventions and continuing care options through the process of data collection, data analysis and implementation of a care plan based on identified needs.* Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to ensure continuity of care and comprehensive patient services to maximize the effectiveness of social service interventions.* Develops and sustains positive working relationship with patients, families, physicians, nurses and ancillary personnel to promote open communications.* Acts as a resource to patients, families, physicians, and staff regarding internal/external resources.* Initiates team conferences to facilitate discussion/consensus regarding complex cases.* Uses crisis intervention techniques to calm, comfort and stabilize patient/families under stress.* Utilizes knowledge to coordinate realistic referrals and continuing care plans to meet the needs, age, and health status of the patient.* Informs the patients, families and anyone accountable for the continuing care of the patient of their role and responsibilities relating to the continuing care plan.* Utilizes appropriate clinical intervention skills to assist patient, families, and staff with their abilities to cope based on assessed needs.* Documents on CM progress notes, multidisciplinary problem list and interdisciplinary education records to provide clear, concise record of social work services and interventions.* Facilitates/coordinates timely transfer and discharge of patients with complex needs.* Facilitates/coordinates inpatient and outpatient dialysis arrangements.* In collaboration with the clinical and medical staff discloses medical errors to patients and families in accordance with existing patient safety plan and disclosure policy.* Assists in developing and maintaining the electronic case management resource manual.* Acts as a campus wide resource regarding the Baker Act.* Attends to represent CCF @ the Broward County Baker Act Task force meeting.* Other duties as assigned.Education:* Master's degree in Social Work.Certifications:* State Licensed Social Worker (LSW) preferred.Complexity of Work:* Must possess strong organizational and prioritization skills and demonstrated leadership skills.* Excellent communication skills adaptable to individual levels of understanding.* Critical thinking, problem solving and deductive reasoning skills. Must be dependable, self-directed, and pleasant.* Must be able to participate collaboratively with all members of the care team.* Adaptable and flexible to meet patient/family, department and facility needs.* Basic computer skills with familiarity with Windows based software programs.* Experience in crisis intervention, psychosocial and therapeutic counseling.* Knowledge of acute care regulatory/accreditation requirements preferred.* Experience in utilization management, managed care, quality and payor issues.Work Experience:* Minimum of one year of clinical experience required.* Minimum of two years experience in hospital/healthcare Social Work preferred.Physical Requirements:* Requires frequent walking from department to department.* Requires sitting at a work-station or desk.* Requires standing.* Work may include occasional publishing and/or pulling, lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 20 pounds, such as files, documents and computer printouts.* Work requires finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to operate a computer keyboard at a moderate skill level.Personal Protective Equipment:* Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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