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Carle Foundation Hospital Medical Social Worker- BMC Soc Svcs in Urbana, Illinois

Medical Social Worker- BMC Soc Svcs

  • Department:

Social Services - BMC

  • Entity:

BroMenn

  • Job Category:

Allied Health

  • Employment Type:

PRN - As Needed

  • Job ID:

12006

  • Experience Required:

None

  • Education Required:

Not Indicated

  • Shift:

Day

  • Location:

Bloomington-Normal, IL

  • Usual Schedule:

TBD

  • On Call Requirements:

TBD

  • Work Location:

Carle Bromenn Medical Center

  • Weekend Requirements:

TBD

  • Holiday Requirements:

TBD

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Position Summary:

To provide professional discharge planning services through assessments, and coordination of post hospital care needs to patients and their families. Provides resources and choices to families to effectively link them to the needed level of emotional, medical and spiritual care. This role will receive referrals for individuals from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Care Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team). Participates as an active member of multi-disciplinary team.

Qualifications:

Education: Masters degree of Social Work from an accredited school. Certification: LSW or eligible (if eligible, must obtain within one year of employment)

Essential Functions:

  • Develops discharge plan in direct consultation with patient, family, physician, and health care team. Deals with families exhibiting complex family dynamics that impact directly on patient care and discharge.

  • Manages complex cases/situations and intervenes with and advocates for patients and families as plan of care and discharge plan are developed.

  • Educates patients and families regarding appropriate resources, access to services and third party requirements, and makes appropriate and timely referrals to address post-acute discharge needs.

  • Educates patients and families regarding appropriate resources, access to services and third party requirements, and makes appropriate and timely referrals to address post-acute discharge needs.

  • Provides consultation to Case Managers when coordination with significant or intensive community resources is necessary to achieve desired treatment outcomes.

  • Uses knowledge of insurance benefits and coverage guidelines to maximize appropriate utilization or resources.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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