September 13, 2016

Social Worker Care Manager PRN

SCL Health - Wheat Ridge, CO

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  • Company
    SCL Health SCL Health
  • Location
    Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Part Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health and hope to our patients.

Fast Facts

* Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)

* Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center

* 2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers

* 338 beds

Services & Expertise

* 5-Star Birthing Center

* Breast Care Center (NAPBC accredited)

* Bridges Integrative Health & Wellness

* Comprehensive Cancer Center

* Heart & Neurovascular

* Orthopedics

* Primary Stroke Center

* Robotic Surgery

* Senior ER, Behavioral Health & Surgery

* Sleep Center

* Spine Center

* Women & Family Center

Kudos: Lutheran is recognized for quality, safety & patient experience by Truven, the Joint Commission & more!

The Social Worker provides services to respond to the emotional needs of patients and their families. This employee also assists with patient admissions and the referral process.

* As part of the admission process, meet with the patient and family to review policies on advanced directives, patient rights and non-discrimination.

* Conduct and document a social services evaluation, including identification of patient problems/ needs. Meet with appropriate facility staff concerning patient issues. Provide social work consultation to patients, families and staff, as requested.

* Provide/arrange for social work services as indicated by patient/family needs.

* Assist patients, as needed, with financial planning.

* Maintain communications with caseworkers.

* Keep the patients family informed of patient problems, personal needs, transfers and changes of level assignment.

* Maintain a current list of community resources to facilitate referrals. Act as a liaison between the facility and the community.

* Assure all documentation complies with applicable regulations. Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards.

* Participate in the quality improvement process of the facility. Attend and participate in facility meetings, as required. Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.

* Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities.

* Perform other duties, as assigned.

The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.

* Bachelors degree in Social Work, required

* Current license/certification in the state of practice, required

* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, required

* Demonstrated ability to assess patient needs, develop and implement a plan of care and coordinate the discharge planning process, required

* Masters degree in Social Work, preferred

* Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements, preferred

* One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred