West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. Social Worker-Strategic Analytics -60173 in Morgantown, West Virginia
a POSITION DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE & CODE: Social Worker 60173, Non-Exempt 60250 DEPARTMENT: Strategic Analytics REPORTS TO: Supervisor/Manager/Director FLSA STATUS: Exempt POSITION SUMMARY: The Social Worker comprehensively plans for the coordination of care for the WVU Medicine patient population across the continuum. Performs resource management, discharge planning, care facilitation, and referrals to alternate levels of care. Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary care team to facilitate achievement of desired treatment outcomes. The social worker 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. In addition, may offer crisis intervention to patients and families with psychosocial needs and collaborates with the patient care team in the development of a transition/discharge plan of care for all patients. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE: 1. Masters Social Work Degree. 2. LGSW/LCSW/LICSW certification in the state of Company Virginia. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE: 1. One to three years of experience preferred. CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Manages all aspects of transition/discharge planning and community resource management for assigned patients in a timely manner. 2. Collaborates with all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the transition/discharge process and arranging of appropriate community resource assistance for designated caseload. 3. Monitors the patient s progress; intervening as necessary and appropriate, to ensure that the plan of care and services provided are patient focused, high quality, efficient, and cost effective. 4. Provides education as needed to staff, physicians, and patients and their families to ensure effective transition planning and to ensure social barriers of the patient are adequately being addressed. 5. Meets directly with the patient and/or family to assess needs and develop an individualized transition/discharge plan and to arrange community resources to meet the individual s needs in collaboration with the physician team. 6. Provides assessment and crisis intervention when necessary to patients and their families. 7. Communicates with the multidisciplinary team, any complex family dynamics that may directly impact patient care, transition/discharge planning and/or be the source of a social barrier to the patient. 8. Initiates and facilitates referrals to post-acute services- including but not limited to- Homecare, Durable Medical Equipment, Hospice Care, Long Term Acute Care Facilities, Acute Rehab Facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. 9. Communicates all necessary information regarding transition/discharge plan and arrangement of community resources to the multidisciplinary team, patient and family. 10. Employer's Job# 18-2471 Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.