Job Summary Provides supportive advocacy to patients and their families as part of an interdisciplinary health care team to overcome barriers to progression-of-care and facilitate a safe and coordinated discharge to the community.
Services may include parenting issues, substance abuse, stress management, adjustment to illness, trauma and bereavement, geriatric depression, and other mental health or emotional difficulties that impede the patient's progression of care.
Job Requirements Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work Preferred: Master's Degree in Social Work Experience Required:
No Prior Experience Preferred: Recent work experience in health care Skills Good communication skills - Ability to communicate effectively in written format and/or oral presentations Strong analytical & problem solving skills; semi-independent in decision making Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment Exhibit initiative, responsibility & flexibility Must be able to initiate and understand research related to projects Learn and appropriately utilize all required computer applications, including but not limited to E-mail, Windows-based or Microsoft programs Ability to write effective documentation for processes and procedures.
Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
Appropriate assessment skills Licensure/Certification/Registration License in Social work preferred Eligible to sit for, and successfully pass the test of certification as a certified Case Manager ( CCM) or Accredited Care Manager (ACM) preferred