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Social Worker LCSW

Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health
Location: Lexington
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Job Summary / Purpose

Works collaboratively with physicians, staff and other
health care professionals within his/her Division to coordinate the care and
service of selected patient populations across the continuum within the acute
care setting. The role works collaboratively with patient, family, physician
and other members of the health care team to achieve the highest quality
clinical outcomes with the most cost effective use of available resources. The
Social Worker supports responsibility for an interdisciplinary process to meet
the psychosocial and transitional needs of the patient and family. The Social
Worker is knowledgeable about various age-related care protocols and functions
within their scope of practice. The Social Worker is an integral member of the
health care team as well as the Divisional Care Management team.-- In addition, the position collaborates with
the Divisional Care Management team on system-wide quality
improvement/performance improvement initiatives.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts a psychosocial assessment on
    identified priority patients in collaboration with family.
  • Outline available strategies and services to
    assist in addressing psychosocial care needs, and to make recommendations as
  • Specialized screening tools may be used for
    the assessment such as Depression screen, Anxiety screen, Substance Abuse
    screen, Health Literacy screen, Mental Status screen, and Social Support
    screen as well as other specialized screens and evaluative tools.
  • Develops individualized psychosocial case
    plans in collaboration with Case Manager-Acute Care based on assessment and in
    conjunction with other members of the Care Management team.
  • Documents actions in medical record according
    to departmental guidelines and oversees process of exchange of information
    with other facilities/agencies adhering to legal mandates about
  • Provides crisis interventions and psychosocial
    counseling services to restore patients and families to optimum social and
    psychological health based on their strengths and use of available resources.
  • Provides factual information and materials to
    patients/families and others regarding programs end stage illnesses.
  • Makes referrals promptly to appropriate
    agencies for services suitable to meet patients' needs.
  • Screens patients for financial assistance and
    helps clarify insurance benefits. Supports patients and families in their
    efforts to address and cope with the economic stress brought on by serious
    illnesses. Knowledgeable regarding financial resources.
  • Assists patient and family in enrollment in
    needed programs and services.
  • Assesses need for services through
    multidisciplinary rounds on patients and collaboration with physicians and
    other interdisciplinary team members.
  • Consults with outside agencies in the delivery
    of individual/community care necessary to meet identified and agreed upon
  • Arranges for and coordinates a broad spectrum
    of discharge planning services for patients during their hospitalization.
  • Collaborates with patient/family, physicians,
    and care management staff to determine patient's post-discharge needs and
  • Provides patient/family with information on
    options/resources available and strategies for utilizing resources. Assists
    with all necessary referrals.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Required Education for Staff Job Levels

    Master or Doctorate of Social Work required
    from accredited college.

    Required Licensure and

    unrestricted license, LCSW, in state(s) of practice is required.

    Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Demonstrated experience in case
    management, discharge planning, and transfer coordination.--
    Must have excellent computer skills and
    ability to learn new systems.
    Knowledgeable regarding issues of
    chronic illnesses, loss/grief issues, change process, family systems,
    relationship principals, strength based interventions and community services

    Possesses knowledge of public and
    private welfare and health agencies available to serve patients and
    Must have strong organizational (time
    management) skills, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to handle
    multiple priorities with strong attention to detail
    Knowledge of and practical use of good
    business English, spelling, arithmetic, practices and the ability to
    communicate effectively using written and verbal skills. Proficient in email
    communications and internet usage along with basic use of Microsoft Excel
    and Word.
    Knowledge of information technology to
    evaluate care effectiveness (care process, outcomes and cost)
    Ability to work autonomously within
    matrix environment without direct supervision or support.
    Minimum 3 years clinical experience as a
    social worker required.

    PREFERRED Qualifications

    Knowledge of Cerner electronic health
    record preferred, for locations with Cerner.--
    Case management certification (CCM or ACM) preferred.-- Knowledge with Indicia (formally Milliman
    Care Guidelines) authorization criteria preferred.


    Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0232547

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Market: CHI Saint Joseph Health

Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health, Lexington , Social Worker LCSW, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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