Social Work Specialist Full Time Days
Company: AdventHealth Fish Memorial
Location: Orange City
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Social Work Specialist Full Time Days
AdventHealth Fish Memorial
Location Address: Orange City, -FL
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth
Health Insurance Coverage
Great benefits such as: Educational Reimbursement
Career growth and advancement potential
You Will Be Responsible For:
Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions
Assesses patient's and family's psychosocial risk factors through
evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and
adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to
Intervenes with patients and families regarding emotional, social,
and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses
and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified
Serves as a resource to provide information and intervention
related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues
Provides grief counseling and crisis intervention skills
Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to
make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services
within the healthcare system
Provides de-escalation services for patients as appropriate
Provide Motivational Interview techniques for patients with
substance use and addictive disorders.
Provides patient/family education, adjustment-to-illness
counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention. - Provides
education to patients/families/caregivers regarding resource
options and coping with diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Works in collaboration with hospital and community agencies to
obtain needed services and resources for
Receives referrals for psychosocial complex problems from the
health care team.
Provides assessment and reporting interventions in child
abuse/neglect, domestic violence, adult/elderly abuse, child
protection and sexual assault, as appropriate
Provides consult services for patients who may possibly lack
decision making capacity. - Follows the guardianship (temporary/
permanent) policies sand procedures and coordinates with Care
Management leadership throughout the process
Provides consult services for foster care and adoptions.
Assists the health care team in the patient assessments and
placements for mental health services.
Facilitates full team discussion including patient and family when
ethical dilemmas arise
Completes Initial Evaluation for transition of care needs on all
identified patients within one calendar day of admission and
documents according to policies and procedures. Interviews patient
and involved care givers (as permitted by the patient) as well as a
review of the current and past inpatient and outpatient medical
record in the Initial Evaluation.
Reviews necessary patient information including labs, medications
(Pre and post hospital), History and Physical, Therapy notes, ED
notes, test results and progress notes.
Incorporates the patient/family care goals and preferences as much
as possible into the transition of care planning and communicates
these goals and preferences to the multidisciplinary team.
Incorporate clinical, social and financial factors into the
transition of care plan.
Meets with patient/families to discuss realistic and appropriate
discharge options and providers of post-hospital care.
Incorporates social determinants of health into transitions of care
planning and applies risk mitigation interventions to meet the
individual needs of each patient
Identifies and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and
hospital operations to resolve potential barriers to transition of
care plan achievement.
Collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team daily in
multidisciplinary rounds to efficiently communicate and facilitate
high quality patient progression of care and transitions plans.
Evaluates the potential for readmissions throughout the patient
stay through the monitoring of each patient's readmission risk
scores and coordinating readmission mitigation interventions.
Assures Social Work consults are completed for specialty services
related to psychosocial needs, decision making needs for patients
who lack capacity, patient/family adjustment needs and
psychosocially complex cases.
Develops discharge plan with appropriate contingency plans
throughout the hospital stay to enable adaptation to evolving
patient care needs and ensure timely care coordination.
Escalates issues barriers to appropriate level of Care Management
Assists with End of Life conversation, Living Wills, Advance
Directives, Power of Attorney, Community DNR.
Facilitates patient care conferences with multidisciplinary team as
Establishes and documents, based on the predicted DRG and
multidisciplinary team member's input, Anticipated Date of
Transition (ADOT) and destination and updates, as needed.
Actively participates in daily Multidisciplinary Rounds to review
progression of care and discharge plan for all assigned
Proactively identifies patients who no longer meet medical
necessity and escalates potential denials, documents avoidable
days, and facilitates progression of care.
Collaborates with Utilization Management staff for collaboration on
patient status changes and medical necessity discussions.
Ensures all patients on assigned unit(s) are moved timely and
effectively to appropriate levels of care
Ensures reassessment of discharge needs provided anytime a
patient's condition changes and/or the circumstances impacting the
provision of post-hospital care changes.
Ensures patient notifications are provided and documented in a
timely manner for compliance: - Important Medicare Letters (IML),
Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), Patient Choice, and
Beneficiary Notice Letter (BNL).
Communicate with patient/family the possible need to pay for
services out of pocket.
Ensures primary care physician identification and scheduling of
follow-up PCP and specialist appointments for post-hospital follow
Ensures discharge disposition accuracy and consistency in the EMR
on all discharge patients.
Serves as a content expert regarding payor information and educates
interdisciplinary team and patients/caregivers regarding payor
Maintains clinical competency and current knowledge of community
resources, post-acute care providers and payor requirements to
perform job responsibilities.
Participates in department and hospital Performance Improvement
Provides necessary patient care coverage and assistance with other
duties as assigned when needed.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting
requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency,
supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of
Participates in facility and department regulatory and
What you will need:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Customer service skills
Ability to work and communicate with people of all social,
economic, and cultural backgrounds; be flexible, open-minded and
adaptable to change
Effective organizational skills
Computer proficiency with Outlook e-mail and electronic medical
Flexible in a complex and changing healthcare environment
Understanding of pre-acute and post-acute venues of care and
post-acute community resources
Maintains a current working knowledge of services available in the
local community, particularly services available to patients with
limited or non-existent payment resources
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's in Social Work
Minimum two -(2) years experience in hospital/medical social
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Masters in Social Work
Care Management discharge planning experience
Knowledge of state and federal guidelines pertinent to care
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with
federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and
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