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Posted: 10/14/2020
Job Reference #: 15781
Keywords: social work

Job Description

Requisition ID
Case/Utilization Mgmt/Care Coor
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Presbyterian Hospital
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New Mexico


Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000
Exempt: Yes
Work Schedule: Days

Responsible for evaluating, developing, and implementing appropriate discharge plans which take into account the psychosocial and financial needs of patients and their families and functioning as a key member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. This is directed at supporting and maximizing the social functioning and adjustment of the patient and their family.


*The medical social worker is responsible for the identification and assessment of psychosocial problems and will work with patients and families achieve resolution or will provide referrals to the appropriate agencies for the service.

*The medical social worker shall be available for patients and their families through many aspects of care. This includes psychosocial problem-solving activities in admission and discharge phases and assessment of financial needs and available resources, which contribute to a safe and appropriate discharge to the community setting.

*Results of assessments and interventions are documented in the medical record.

*The medical social worker functions as an advocate and liaison to the multidisciplinary healthcare team and is responsible for discharge plans, which will achieve optimal patient outcomes.

*The medical social worker collaborates as a key member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Collaboration includes the active participation of the social worker in the team decision-making process. He/she is responsible for helping the team members understand function and role of the social worker in the clinical setting.

*The medical social worker acts as an expert resource and contact for the multidisciplinary team, including other social workers or community case managers, physicians, ancillary staff and nursing staff on a multi-state and regional basis to help promote the optimal continuity of care for the patient in discharge or transfer arrangements.

*Facilitates effective communication between administration, staff, physicians, other department, patients, families and the general public. Participates in conflict resolution as necessary and acts as an effective problem solver.

*Exemplifies a high standard of leadership qualities and professionalism. Mentors the staff in developing and achieving professional goals.

*Maintains current knowledge of information in related field through seminars, workshops and publications.

*Assures implementation of change projects/ initiatives.

*Assures that the population s psychosocial and discharge planning are addressed and fulfilled.

*Participates in all policies, records, data and reports as necessary for satisfaction of State, Federal, and JCAHO regulations.

*Serves as an educational resource regarding the functions of department specific programs to both colleagues and customers.


*Completes MDS, RAPS, Care Plans

*Performs Utilization Review

*Performs other functions as required. <B


Masters in Social Work required. Must hold current License form the State of New Mexico as a Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Masters Social Worker. Experience or preceptorship in clinical social work is desirable

* Master Degree

Education specialization:
* Social Work

* Master Social Worker

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


Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.



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