Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Posted: 10/31/2018
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 34

Job Description

Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need

FTE: 0.001000

Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours

Shift: 1

Location: US:NM:Albuquerque 


* Master Degree

Education specialization:
* Social Work


* Master Social Worker




The Medical Social Worker I intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources and qualify for community assistance from a variety of special funds and agencies. In addition, offer crisis intervention to patients and families with psychosocial needs and coordinates and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care for all patient populations. This role will receive referrals, and consults for patients from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Case Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team) in addition to case finding


*On the basis of referral, consultation or case finding assesses patients and family¿s psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope.

*Intervenes with patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs: Provides appropriate crisis management to patients and families

*Provides support and counseling to patients / families experiencing and/or anticipating issues to adjusting to illness, catastrophic diagnosis, changes in living situations and bereavement

*Provides intervention in cases involving child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse and sexual assault.

*Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the health care system.

*Participates in discharge planning activities for patients, in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-acute providers.

*Works with families exhibiting complex family dynamics that impact directly on patient care and discharge.

*Works collaborates with the case manager and multidisciplinary team members regarding discharge planning and arranges for the appropriate level of care needed as determined by patients continuing clinical care needs.

*Educates patient/family and physician regarding post-acute options and addresses issues of choice.

*Actively participates and provides pertinent information in complex rounds discharge planning huddles, unit daily whiteboard rounds.

*Functions as the lead in assisting patients and families to obtain available financial and other resources including but not limited to Medicaid, SSDI, County Indigent Funds, UNM Cares, etc.

*Provides intervention in child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, guardianship (temporary/ permanent), foster care, adoption, mental health placement, advance directives, adult/elderly abuse, child protection and sexual assault.

*Serves as a lead in obtaining legal guardianship and competency determinations. Completes and disseminates all necessary legal in clinical documentation as required.

*Facilitates and leads patient/family and provider care conferences as needed

*Ensures safe care to patients by adhering to policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.

*Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization. Serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff.
*Results of assessments, interventions and discharge planning are documented in the medical record according to departmental policies and procedures


Competencies and skills:
* SKILL-Critical thinking and attention to detail.
* ICD 9 OR 10
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* Demonstration of high degree of independent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
* SKILL-Ability to deal with all levels of staff and management within the organization, board members, as well as the public, under highly stressful conditions.
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication







We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.




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