LCSW - Case Management Social Services
Eisenhower Health
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Post Date: Jun 14, 2022
Job Type: Part Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - California - Rancho Mirage
Job Reference: R0259554
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Description
Job Objective:
The Social Worker is responsible for coordinating the complex discharge planning needs of patients and their families, as well as to provide supportive counseling, psychosocial assessment and interventions for patients with complex psychiatric, social, medical and financial needs.
LCSW – Case Management Social Services Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
Completes psychosocial assessment of patients according to professional standards. Documents using facts only without attitude, judgment or opinions. Includes all telephone calls made with person’s name and phone number.
Conducts a discharge planning needs assessment and develops a discharge plan in conjunction with the care coordinator and the interdisciplinary team to meet desired goals for the next step in the continuum.
Communicates to patient/family, care coordinator and interdisciplinary team members the discharge options and plans for complex patients. Communicates to patients their choices regarding discharge plans, and respects these choices as defined by federal, state and regulatory requirements.
Updates the care coordinator and team as to the status of the discharge plans. Re-evaluates and revises the discharge plan as additional information is acquired and keeps patient/family and team informed to changes in the plan.
Works with care coordinator to obtain insurance approval for post acute services. Maintains current knowledge and awareness of payer/reimbursement practices.
Coordinates the actual discharge plan, including transportation.
Coordinates utilization of patient and community resources to facilitate achievement of safe and effective discharge plan and accomplishment of goals.
Finalizes all discharge planning arrangements within 24 hours of discharge.
Ensures that any information that would be helpful, as appropriate, to facilitate continuity of care post-discharge, are communicated to post acute provider via discharge paperwork or via phone as per departmental documentation guidelines.
Follows up on discharge planning issues identified by nursing staff during off hours.
Develops strong relationships with community health resources to ensure appropriate patient access after discharge. Completes timely referrals to post discharge providers, ensuring efficient patient flow and adherence to federal and regulatory requirements.
Screens patients, upon referral or according to high risk criteria for psychosocial needs. Conducts psychosocial assessment when indicated to identify emotional, social and environmental issues impacting quality outcomes and efficient patient throughput.
Provides crises intervention, supportive counseling and advocacy to assist patients and/or family with adjustment associated with illness, hospitalization and/or alternative care placement. Facilitates the decision making process in complex cases.
Communicates findings to care coordinator and other members of the interdisciplinary team and intervenes as appropriate in order to ensure a proactive approach to crisis intervention and efficient patient throughput.
Helps patients understand their rights in regards to patient choice, medical treatment, advanced directives and other related issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills
LCSW – Case Management Social Services must meet the following qualifications:
Education:
Required: Master’s degree in Social Work
Licensure/Certification:
Required: California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Preferred: 5150 Certification
Experience:
Required: Minimum 2 years clinical social work experience
Preferred: Experience in Managed Care, Mental Health and Psychotherapy


Notes
Eisenhower is proud to offer:
Competitive compensation
A generous benefits package and matched retirement plan
Health and wellness programs