Inpatient Social Worker
The Social Worker is responsible for identifying, assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating options and services across the continuum of care for individuals in assigned case load. Health care services are coordinated on behalf of the patient to promote the delivery of care at the appropriate level of care which will optimize clinical outcomes and satisfaction with services. The case manager assures the designation of primary responsibility among team members to each aspect of the plan, avoiding duplication and fragmentation. The case manager assesses and intervenes to address the complex psychosocial and behavioral health issues and needs associated with hospitalizations and transition plans. The case manager coordinates the health care team to facilitate and expedite the best outcomes for the patient and physician caring for that patient. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services to the assigned patient population. The case manager works with patient and treatment team to help establish goals and realize optimal outcomes as determined by current individualized care plans. Works with the Care Management Division leadership team to ensure alignment with the strategic goals and visions.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from a school or program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Three to five years of experience caring for patients with progressively increasing responsibility. Chronic, complex illnesses adult and/or pediatric care management experience preferred. Broad knowledge of chronic illness and medical and community resources required.
Positive, empathetic approach and ability to communicate effectively to patients/ families with a variety of health issues, age groups and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Working knowledge of a clinical EMR system and Microsoft Office applications.
Shall comply with the Illinois or Michigan state licensing and certification requirements or jurisdiction(s) in which she or he practices.
Social Worker with a BSW who has completed 3 years of supervised clinical hours will be required to pass the examination for the practice of social work and obtain applicable license as awarded by the Department of Professional Regulation within the employee’s designated state (Illinois/Michigan) of practice.
Social Worker with a BSW who has not obtained 3 years of supervised clinical hours will be given the opportunity to complete this clinical practicum required to sit for the examination for practice of social work. Within 1 year of completing specified supervised clinical hours, the employee will be required to pass the examination for the practice of social work and obtain applicable license as awarded by the Department of Professional Regulation within the employee’s designated state (Illinois/Michigan) of practice.
Social Worker with an MSW who has not obtained their license will be required to pass the examination for the practice of social work and obtain applicable license as awarded by the Department of Professional Regulation within the employee’s designated state (Illinois/Michigan) of practice.
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Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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