Social Worker-Patient Navigator

Baptist Hospitals Of Southeast Texas Beaumont , TX 77726

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking to add top talent to our Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas team.

Join us in performing Sacred Work!

Competitive benefits are offered including:

Matched Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off

Comprehensive Benefit Plan Medical, Dental, Vision and Much More!

Bonus Potential

Summary/Objective

The Social Worker is accountable for a designated patient caseload, while supporting the providers and interdisciplinary team in facilitating patient care, with the underlying objective of enhancing the quality of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction; as well as, managing the cost of care and providing timely and accurate information to payers.

Essential Job Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proactively screens all cases on assigned caseload to identify cases at risk, using approved screening tool, for adverse health consequences post-discharge without adequate discharge planning while following established reporting procedures.

  • Actively monitors and documents information pertinent to care coordination and the progress of patients on assigned caseload; proactively intervening and ensuring tasks are completed accurately, and in a timely manner to promote communication and prevent delays in treatment.

  • Communicates all elements critical to the plan of care, including the expected date of discharge to the patient/family and members of the healthcare team; as well as, referring cases with complex issues or barriers to discharge to the Case Management Director or for peer review as appropriate.

  • Collaborates and communicates with multidisciplinary team in all phases of planning process, including initial patient assessment, planning, implementation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and teaching and ongoing evaluation. Ensures/maintains plan consensus from patient/family, physician and payor.

  • Collects, analyzes and addresses variances from the plan of care/care path with physician and/or other members of the healthcare team as well as data for specific performance and /or outcome indicators as directed by Assist Director / Director of Disease Management Services. Uses concurrent variance data to drive practice changes and positively impact outcomes.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned and appropriate to the position.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Social Work
1-3 years of related experience.

Required License/Certifications

Licensed Social Worker in State of Texas


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