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The Certified Social Worker utilizes clinical expertise to perform psychosocial assessment and develop/ implement a plan of care/treatment plan that provides extraordinary care for the patient while being sensitive to costs and resources. The Certified Social Worker works (collaboratively with patients, patients’ family/significant other, healthcare providers, insurers, community resources, and other involved parties to identify patients’ needs, broker services, coordinate care and transition plans, and advocate for patients. The CSW will perform these duties under the direct supervision of an LCSW.
Essential Job Duties
- Organize and prioritize daily work by assessing new, current, and discharging patient needs in area(s) of responsibility. Complete documentation as required.
- Perform social work consultation for patients and caregivers. Conduct psychosocial assessments. Under supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, provides supportive, crisis, bereavement and other social work interventions as necessary.
- Educate, communicate, and coordinate with multiple patient care teams and outside agencies as necessary to ensure the patient receives quality care, a timely discharge, and to identify and resolve delays and issues.
- Acts as an advocate on behalf of patients and families, where appropriate, to ensure effective communication with multidisciplinary care team, outside agencies and other resources as necessary.
- May provide psychotherapeutic modalities appropriate to the level of care under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker.
- Complete timely and accurate documentation in the medical record using knowledge of documentation standards for the department to facilitate communication with team members. Documentation is done in compliance with all clinical guidelines and billing/reimbursement standards.
- May ensure that productivity standards and expectations are met.
- Credentialing through medical staff office and peer review requirements may apply if working in the behavioral health setting.
- May provide support and debriefing under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, in conjunction with the Employee Assistance Program, for staff members following adverse events.
- May identify patients at risk for potential avoidable delays, extended stay, readmission, financial or complex discharge needs. Coordinate with care providers and leaders to reach optimal solutions.
- Provide support and education to patients, families and staff members on Advance Directives.
- May maintain an active role in denial prevention. Proactively intervene with payers to prevent inpatient denials. Communicate any necessary information to payers to help appeal existing denials.
- May coordinate the discharge planning process from patient admission to departure. Screen for and assess patient needs, develop a discharge plan, and coordinate with internal and external services for care during and after the hospital stay.
- Works under identified licensed clinical social worker and actively participates in required supervision through scheduled meetings, consultations, and chart reviews as indicated.
- Entry Rate: Depending on experience.
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
- Shift Details: This is a full-time, exempt position. General department hours are 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
- Additional Details: This is a float position working primarily at Intermountain Medical Center. Position will float between the inpatient floors at Intermountain Medical Center as well as to other region facilities including LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, and Riverton Hospital.
- Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
- Current State Licensure as a Certified Social Worker.
- Computer skills (email, word processing, and spreadsheets).
- Hearing/Listening, Manual Dexterity, Seeing, Sitting, Speaking.
- Experience working with in a healthcare setting.
- Experience in medical social work.
All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.