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Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Shift: As Needed
The community you’ll be caring for: 1055 SAXON BLVD, Orange City, FL 32763
The role you’ll contribute: The Social Work Specialist 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, and/or require assistance with transitions of care or discharge planning. 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 high-risk patient populations. This role will receive referrals for individuals from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, RN Care Managers, staff nurses, and other members of the care team).
The Social Work Specialist, in collaboration with the patient/family, care manager nurses, nurses, physicians and the interdisciplinary team, ensures patient-centered care coordination through the continuum of care. The Social Work Specialist ensures efficient and cost-effective care through appropriate resources monitoring, and clinical care escalations. The Social Work Specialist is under the general supervision of the Care Management Supervisor or Manager and is responsible for patient evaluations of post-hospital needs; development of a transition of care plans and initiation of the implementation of the transitions of care plans prior to the discharge of the patient. The Social Work Specialist is responsible for optimal patient flow/throughput to enhance continuity of care, smooth and safe transitions, patient satisfaction, patient safety, readmission prevention and length of stay management. The Social Worker communicates daily with the interdisciplinary team during daily multidisciplinary rounds. Care coordination, discharge planning, transitions of care planning and are core competencies of this role. The Social Work Specialist facilitates the collaborative management of patient care across the continuum, intervening to remove barriers to timely and efficient care delivery and reimbursement. The Social Work Specialist provides education to nurses, physicians and the interdisciplinary team on issues related to utilization of resources, medical necessity, CMS CoP for Discharge Planning and care coordination. The Social Work Specialist is knowledgeable of post-hospital care and services available to the patient including, but not limited to the following: Home Health, Infusion Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Palliative Care, Hospice, Outpatient Services, Transitions of Care Clinics, Transitional Care supportive programs and clinics, follow up appointments, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Rehabilitation Services and Facilities and Community-based Organizations. The Social Work Specialist adheres to departmental and system goals, objectives, policies and procedures and ensures quality patient care and regulatory compliance. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
The value you’ll bring to the team
Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions
Assesses patient’s and family’s psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, assisting those coping with adjusting to significant life transitions
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
Serves as a resource to provide information and intervention related to treatment decisions, terminal illnesses and end-of-life issues
Provides grief counseling and crisis intervention skills
Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the healthcare system
Provides de-escalation services for patient/family as appropriate
Provide Motivational Interview techniques for patients with substance use and addictive disorders
Provides patient/family education, adjustment-to-illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention
Provides education to patients/families/caregivers regarding resource options and coping with diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
Works in collaboration with hospital and community agencies to obtain needed services and resources for patients/families/caregivers
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's in Social Work
Minimum two (2) years experience in hospital/medical social work
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Masters in Social Work
Care Management discharge planning experience
Knowledge of state and federal guidelines pertinent to care management
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