Social Worker (Ed)

HCA Panama City , FL 32401

Posted 2 months ago

Gulf Coast RegionalMedical Centeris a 216-bed acute care hospital proudly serving Bay County and surroundingcommunities for 40 years. The hospital was recently named a Joint CommissionTop Performer on Key Quality Measures heart failure, heart attack,pneumonia, surgical care, andperinatal care for the fourth consecutive year and has achievedcertifications for its stroke and wound care.

Locatedin Panama City, Florida, its team of more than 450 providers and 1,000employees work to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care everyday. With the area's only designated PediatricER, four-bed Pediatric ICU and28-bed NICU, the hospitalis ready to care for our youngest residents. The hospital has the only Accredited Chest PainCenter with Primary PCI as recognized by the Society ofCardiovascular Patient Care. Additionally, the hospital's cancer program isaccredited by the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Programfor Breast Centers (NAPBC). It is also an affiliate of the University ofAlabama at Birmingham (UAB) Cancer Care Network. These designations enhance thehospital's quality of care and demonstrate its commitment to higher, measurablestandards of care.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Facilitates timely and appropriate discharges from the hospital;identifies inappropriate or untimely services; identifies opportunities forimprovements in patient care; assists patients/families in obtaining help inrelation to disability, illness, financial hardship or other problems;functions as a liaison with insurance/managed care/utilization review companiesand provides documentation of the above per regulatory requirements andhospital policy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS(including, but not limited to):

  • Collaborateswith RN Case Managers in the plan of care of patients and families within theacute setting and along the healthcare continuum.

  • Assiststhe RN Case Manager with updates from insurance providers on dischargeassistance that can be provided for the patient/family.

  • Actsas a liaison through effective and professional communications between the CaseManagers, hospital staff, outside agencies and patient/family.

  • Assiststhe RN Case Manager in the plan of care to ensure timely and cost-effective useof resources.

  • Assistswith Baker Act placements by updating and communicating needed information tooutside facilities.

  • Assistswith appropriate after care needs (i.e. HHC, SNF, hospice, etc).

  • Assistsin finding community resources for unfunded patients.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSWor MSW from an accredited institution required
  • 1-3 years ofsocial service experience required

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D


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