Social Work Case Manager

Wyoming, Sheridan Sheridan USA
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Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 600 employees who provide personalized, patient centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the Social Work Case Manager assesses patient and family Psycho-Social and discharge planning issues relevant to medical treatment. The Social Work Case Manager provides crisis intervention, emotional support, resource information, discharge planning, and legal reporting. The social worker arranges case conferences and facilitates ethical consultations. In addition, the Social Work Case Manager is accountable for coordinating care delivery for an identified caseload of patients in collaboration with medical staff and other members of the interdisciplinary care team. The mission and vision of the organization and any appropriate practice acts governs the practice. Planning for individual age-specific needs will occur as it relates to the assigned patient population including neonate, infant, children, adolescents, adult geriatric.ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs psychosocial assessments and discharge planning for high risk patients.

  • Participates in patient care planning responsive to age specific needs.

  • Refers patients to appropriate community resources.

  • Provides crisis intervention and emotional support to patients and families on psychosocial issues.

  • Coordinates patient/family physician conferences.

  • Provides consultation to physicians and hospital staff re: psychosocial issues, bioethical issues and discharge problems.

  • Develops and maintains working relationships with community agencies.

  • Provides in-service education for staff.

  • Documents pertinent contacts regarding discharge plans in the Social Services notes of the patient’s medical record.

  • Performs basic administrative tasks related to the job; updating community resource lists, statistics, reports, and other routines as required

  • Performs legal reports for suspected child abuse and elder abuse and domestic violence referrals

  • Assesses each patient within identified caseload prior to admission or on first contact with the organization, including clinical, functional, developmental, psychosocial and financial status, within no later than one working day of admission – identifies support systems and available resources.

  • Develops implements and revises case management plans for each patient, targeting optimal cost/quality outcomes for each episode of care; includes patient/parent/family in plan development as appropriate.

  • Identifies variances from the case management plan and intervenes rapidly to correct the variance and/or prevent further complications; considers age and developmental level in determining realistic expectations for goal attainment.

  • Collaborates with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary care team in evaluating patient progress against the case management plan; revises plan and/or goals as indicated by patient condition; consults resource personnel as appropriate.

  • Identifies, implements, communicates and documents an appropriate discharge plan upon admission; consults as indicated for complex discharge planning support; ensures smooth transition between care settings; uses age-appropriate communication techniques in communicating discharge plan to patient and family.

  • Facilitate reimbursement for services provided by communicating clinical information and discharge plans to staff and departments.

  • Communicates quality concerns to patient care services leadership and/or medical staff department chairmen as appropriate; identifies opportunities for system performance improvement; actively participates in data driven performance improvement activities targeting optimal clinical outcomes for patients of all ages.

Disclaimer: The above description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed within this position.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Education / Experience / License and Certifications

    • Hospital case management/discharge planning preferred or 5 years of recent acute care hospital experience, preferred.

    • LCSW or MSW with intention of obtaining LCSW, LPC considered

    • BLS certification, preferred.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.

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