Social Worker - LSW, Per-diem, Days
Centegra Health System
Main Campus
4d ago

Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention. 1-Meets directly with patient and family to perform a comprehensive assessmentincluding social, emotional, cultural, mental status, environmental andfinancial circumstances in conjunction with interdisciplinary assessment of thepatient.

Recommends a plan of intervention based on patient needs, preferenceand mutually established goals. 2- Provides psychosocial interventions whichinclude reactions to illness and disability, especially the chronically andterminally ill.

Facilitation of informed decision making including advanceddirectives and development of treatmentand intervention plans.

Adjustment to the hospital setting and compliance withtreatment plan. Adjustment and coping with post hospital care needs and linkageto community resources.

Gynecological and obstetrical related issues including teenpregnancy, parenting issues, adoption planning, infant developmental problems,drug exposed neonate, fetal death, unplanned pregnancy, pregnancy termination,and other care as needed.

Issues related to insurance coverage and payment.Psychiatric symptoms and chemical dependency. Conflict resolution. Family andpersonal relationship that impact the plan of care and discharge plans.

3-Performs assessments of the physical environment and adequacy of supportsystems for outpatients to prevent a crisis and / or hospitalization.

4-Provides crisis intervention and / or Protective Services for the elderlywithout support systems, with impaired mental status and / or victims ofsuspected abuse / neglect.

Victims of suspected sexual / physical assault(includes rape and molestation). Victims of suspected child abuse or neglect.

Victims of domestic violence. Guardianship and / or protective services forpatients with significant mental status impairment or unsafe livingenvironment.

The homeless. Manages Discharge Planning through PlacementCoordination, Resource Utilization, and Coordination of Skilled Home HealthCare.

Actively participates in thestages of discharge planning and ensures that the plan of care is coordinated,facilitated and effectively communicated to the physicians, healthcare team,patient and family.

Provide initial screening for all new patients to assuremedical necessity, source of funding, and likelihood of needing Social Work and / or discharge planning services.

Serves as the point person for the plan ofcare as it applies to discharge planning needs through facilitation of directand continuous communication and collaborative decision making, includingparticipation in multidisciplinary rounds and case conferences and othercollaborative forums.

Coordinates actionplans when barriers are present to facilitate resolution. Coordinates dischargeplanning to ensure a timely discharge through early identification, assessmentand intervention for post hospital care needs.

  • Patient assessment, plancoordination and changes to the plan occur, as necessary, to ensure that thepatient is discharged when medically ready to other acute hospitals;
  • Rehabilitative facilities; Extended care facilities; Sub acute care;Psychiatric and chemical dependency care; Return to home;
  • or Other livingarrangements. Meets directly with patient and family to assess needs,preferences and develop appropriate plan that involves home health careservices in collaboration with the physician.

    Ensures and maintains plan consensus from patient and family, physicianand payer. Timely discharge isfacilitated through early identification, ongoing assessment and interventionfor post hospital care needs.

    Collaborates and communicates withmultidisciplinary team in all phases of discharge planning, ensures andmaintains plan consensus from patient and family, physician, and payer asindicated.

    Proactively identifies andresolves delays and obstacles to discharge. Utilizes advanced conflictresolution skills as necessary to ensure timely resolution of issues and systemproblems.

    Seeks consultation from and makes referrals to appropriatedisciplines and departments as required to expedite discharge plan.

    Demonstrates knowledge of community resources and an ability to connect patientsand families with these resources, Acts as an advocate on behalf of the patientwho requires assistance to gain access to needed information, resources, orservices.

    Facilitates review of high risk cases by Office of General Counsel,Risk Management and informs appropriate members of the healthcare team as tointerventions needed.

    Coordinatesinterventions in collaboration with healthcare team and ensures thatinterventions are successful. Provides patient and family education thatpromotes wellness and increases knowledge of the health care system.

    Demonstrates knowledge of the utilization management process which includeslevel of care assignment, communication with payors and benefit authorizationfor applicable situations.

    Actively Participates in Clinical PerformanceImprovement Activities, Assists in the collection and reporting of financialindicators including LOS, avoidable days, resource utilization, and dischargebarriers.

    Uses data to drive decisions and plan / implement performance improvementstrategies related for assigned patients / units, including financial,clinical, quality and patient satisfaction data.

    Other, New graduates arerequired to participate in weekly clinical supervision with a LCSW SocialWorker until a minimum of 3000 supervised hours is fulfilled.

    Upon completionof three years post masters degree, is eligible to provide graduate levelSocial Work field supervision requiring a field placement.

    Assumesresponsibility for professional development and meeting Social Work CEUrequirements by participating in workshops, conferences, and / orinservices.

    Complies with NorthwesternMemorial Hospital policies on patient confidentiality including HIPAArequirements and Personal Rules of Conduct.

    The Social Worker LSW - PNE meets theprofessional exemption under FLSA but works irregular hours.AA / EOE

    Required :

  • Masters Degree in Social Work from a school ofSocial Work accredited by CSWE is required.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills to affectpositive outcomes.
  • Organizational skills necessary to prioritizeand manage an appropriate caseload of patients coupled with performing theSocial Worker functions.
  • Self direction required for daily work.
  • Analytical skills necessary to independentlycollect, analyze, and interpret data, resolve problems requiring innovativesolutions and to negotiate in sensitive situations.
  • Licensure in Illinois;Licensed Social Worker, LSW.

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