This position provides psychosocial services to patients, families, and staff to assist in coping with illness and hospitalization. This position also provides educational information and resources that may assist patients/families during and after hospitalization. This position provides clinical and complex discharge planning for patients requiring post-acute services.
The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and families.
The major challenge to this position is the ability to prioritize and assess critical situations while maintaining quality services under stressful conditions.
This position has the authority to review and evaluate each case; establish work priorities; and differentiate between services the hospital can provide and those services, which can be provided more appropriately by the community.
For some Care Management programs/departments this position may be required to work with patients in the community outside of a Renown facility, yet remain under Renown’s stewardship. Contact with these patients may be by phone, in-person during an appointment or completing a home visit. (For departments 200741 and 530346)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of social work skills, theories, and intervention
2. Ability to make psychosocial assessment and implement treatment plans, aggressively addressing psychosocial needs to avoid discharge delays for clinically stable patients
3. Ability to complete a thorough discharge planning assessment, determine appropriate level of care for post-acute needs, determine length of stay related to patient’s condition, and coordinate the implementation of the discharge plan. Requires knowledge and understanding of medical terms.
4. Ability to function in crisis situations, apply independent and mature judgment, and establish priorities
5. Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and to facilitate close working relationships and cooperation within the Health System and community.
6. Ability to interact effectively with persons of differing ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
7. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based upon the physical, motor, sensory, psychosocial, and safety needs and development, to the age of the patient served- infant to geriatric.
8. Skills to assist patients and families in coping with crisis situations
9. Skills and ability to handle responsibilities to the ED and general hospital
10. Knowledge of community resources available to meet the psychosocial needs of patients.
11. Ability to perform initial assessments on referred patients (primarily psychosocial barriers to discharge within 24 hours of referral
This position may provide patient care.