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Social Worker

Company: Holy Cross Hospital
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Position Purpose:

Employment Type: Full time Shift: Day Shift Description: Job Summary:

Responds to referrals by assessing and providing resources to patients at high risk for complex psychosocial needs. Identifies appropriate financial and community resources to meet the patient needs in collaboration with the Acute Care Manager. Obtains and coordinates existing resources to meet the patient needs, not available via usual services. Serves as a liaison between patient/family and agencies/community services. Such patients may include but not limited to the following which require appropriate intervention and discharge planning.
Completes psychosocial assessment, as the need is determined by the Acute Care Manager clinical assessment.
Participates in intra departmental service teams, task forces, committees, and Performance Improvement teams.
Identifies situations requiring Manager or Director intervention.
Addresses advance directives and end of life issues and facilities completion of appropriate documentation relates to patient decisions.

Job Requirements:

Must have MSW, previous case management experience and hospital experience preferred. Must have computer skills and ECIN software skills preferred.Responds to referrals by assessing and providing resources to patients at high risk for complex psychosocial needs. Identifies appropriate financial and community resources to meet the patient needs in collaboration with the Acute Care Manager.Obtains and coordinates existing resources to meet the patient needs, not available via usual services. Serves as a liaison between patient/family and agencies/community services. Such patients may include but not limited to the following which require appropriate intervention and discharge planning:* Physical/Substance Abuse.* Domestic Violence* Financial Issues (Social Security/Disability Issues)* Admission to Nursing/Retirement Facility* Linkage to legal services* Support group referral/facilitation* Adoption* Adult/Child Protection* Tutoring* Dysfunctional Family Systems* Baker Act Placements* Guardianship referrals* Hospice referrals* Indigent patient referrals* VA Hospital Referrals and transfers* SNF/ALF- referrals and transfers* Home HealthcareCompletes psychosocial assessment, as the need is determined by the Acute Care Manager clinical assessment.* Provides counseling, emotional support, and education regarding adjustment ti illness.* Prepares the family for the reality of caring for the patient on an on-going basis.* Advocates for the patient's rights and entitlement.* Participates in team/family conferences giving necessary emotional and social informationto the team. Requests ethics consultation, as required.Participates in intra departmental service teams, task forces, committees, andPerformance Improvement teams.Identifies situations requiring Manager or Director intervention.Addresses advance directives and end of life issues and facilities completion ofappropriate documentation relates to patient decisions.Maintains competency and participates in continuing education workshops and seminars pertinent to new regulations, resources and process improvement.Provides on-call services after regular business hours of the Department in order to assure coverage of any patient emergencies including abuse.Demonstrate the application of ECIN utilization for discharge planning and referrals.* Documents 100% of discharge planning and patient referrals utilizing ECIN software.* Generate a discharge packet for each patient/family providing information for the discharge plan.* Close referrals consistently.* Print 100% of clinical documentation and place in patient's medical record under the Case Management tab.* Print 100% of clinical documentation and place in patient's medical record.Minimum Qualifications* Bachelors Degree is required; Graduate of an accredited school of Social Work with aMasters Degree is highly preferred.* Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in an acute care hospital or communityservice setting is necessary.* Leadership, communication, and teaching abilities are necessary Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity. Associated topics: abuse, behavioral, behavioral healthcare, coordinator, counselor, disabilities, family, field, msw, rww

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