Decatur Memorial Hospital Social Worker/Discharge Planner in Decatur, Illinois
Social Worker/Discharge Planner
81880 Discharge Planning
Full Time 40 HRS
- Summary Coordinate and facilitate patient care across a multidisciplinary care continuum within a clinical service unit structure. Ensure optimum utilization of resources, service deliveryand compliance with clinical cost education initiatives. Essential Functions and Job Duties Develops discharge plan for continued care and provides professional assistance to families and others to improve cycle, social functioning. o Assessment of patient/family situations which create effective problem solvingand discharge planning with physicians and team members to develop a plan of action for discharge planning. o Participates in multidisciplinary care conferences with other departments, familiesand MD's. o Serves as a resource person to families, physicians, and hospital staff in the appropriate use of health care resources. o Serves as a liaison with nursing and medical staff to facilitate problem solving, resolve crisis situations, mobilize and find community resources. o Provides patient/family counseling. o Arranges for financial assistance and/or resources for financial assistance as required o Participates in 24-hour call rotation. Takes responsibility for upgrading professional skills and knowledge. Prepares and completes reports; participates in special projects. Performs other duties as assigned. Education and/or Other RequirementsBachelors in Social Work or related major required; Masters in Social Work with LSW certification preferred. Experience in social work or case management is required.
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