Intermountain Healthcare Community Care Social Worker in Ogden, Utah

Job ID:213293
Greater Ogden & North Davis area

About Us

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve theextraordinary together .

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Job Description

Provides longitudinal care management services for identified highest risk (complex) Intermountain patients. Utilizes social work expertise to perform care management screening, assessment/evaluation, develops and implements a patient-centered plan of care with shared goals and appropriate interventions. Provides extraordinary and value based care management. Works collaboratively with patients, family caregivers, significant others, healthcare providers, payers, community-based providers, and other involved parties to provide effective, efficient, and patient-centered care management services.

Essential Job Duties

  • Understands, practices, and promotes the philosophy and guiding principles of Integrated Care Management. Develops relationships and collaborates with case/care management staff in episodic settings and across the continuum to promote process integration, seamless transitions from one case/care management program to another, continuity of care, and avoid duplicative care management services/process.
  • Patient Identification: Screens, identifies, and prioritizes patients appropriate for the program. Assigns patients with identified needs to a primary planner. An appropriate primary planner is assigned based on the individual's needs.
  • Assessment/Evaluation: Typically assigned as the primary planner for psychosocially/psychiatrically complex patients with primary psychosocial/psychiatric needs. Meets with assigned patients in a timely manner and conducts an initial care management assessment/evaluation. Consults, as appropriate, to assess/evaluate patients with secondary psychosocial/psychiatric needs.
  • Care Planning: Develops a patient-centered plan of care, involving the patient/family caregiver/significant others in the process. Problems and strengths are defined; shared goals and desired outcomes are established.
  • Intervention: Promptly provides supportive, crises, bereavement, and other social work interventions (under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) when required).
  • Intervention: May provide psychotherapeutic modalities appropriate to the patient's needs and level of care under the supervision of a LCSW.
  • Intervention: Collaborates, educates, communicates, and networks with healthcare providers across the continuum to ensure the patient's care planning needs are met.
  • Intervention: Advocates on behalf of patient, communicating and collaborating with healthcare providers, payers, physicians, and community-based services, where appropriate, to establish an appropriate and integrated care plan for each patient.
  • Intervention: Provides patient/family caregiver self-management education, referrals, and support.
  • Intervention: Promotes mental health integration by collaboration with mental health/behavioral health providers.
  • Intervention: Facilitates transitions of care from one healthcare setting to another. Actively participates in system and regional process improvement initiatives to improve transitions of care.
  • Intervention: Identifies and assists patients/members with palliative care and end-of-life care planning needs.
  • Re-assessment/Re-evaluation: Evaluates the effectiveness of the patient's plan of care and outcomes and modifies the plan of care or specific interventions, as appropriate.
  • Leadership: A LCSW may supervise graduate students following guidelines and requirements established by their university and DOPL to provide and appropriate learning experience.
  • Leadership: A CSW works under the supervision of a LCSW and actively participates in required supervision through scheduled meetings. Consultation, and chart reviews as indicated.
  • Leadership: Uses collaborative practice models that promote interdisciplinary care planning and teamwork.
  • Completes 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.
  • Organizes and prioritizes daily work by assessing new, current, and discharging patient needs in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Ensure that productivity standards and expectations are met.

Posting Specifics

  • Entry Rate: $27.49
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes
  • Shift Details: 40 hrs/wk
  • Department: Integrated Care Management

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Current licensure as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) in the state of practice.
  • Current Driver's License in the state of practice.
  • Three years of social work experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing software.
  • Record as a safe driver. Will be asked to provide a copy of their Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles upon hire.
  • Access to insured and reliable transportation and acceptable driving record to comply with the policies and procedures maintaining insurability of Intermountain Healthcare (following an offer of employment, a review of your driving record spanning the previous 36 months will be conducted. No more than 75 points are allowed).

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting, twisting, standing, seeing, manual dexterity, speaking, sitting.

Preferred Requirements

  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in state of practice.
  • Case Management or Social Work Certification.
  • Auto liability coverage higher than the State's required minimum (at least $100,000/$300,000 is encouraged).

Please Note

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.

Additional Details:

Working Hours 40

Primary Work Location McKay-Dee Hospital

Expertise Family Services / Mental Health

Job Type Full Time

Location US-UT-Ogden