Social Worker, BSW

Social Worker, BSW

Excela Health | Latrobe, PA, 15650, US
Salary Range:$45,000 – $53,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 3 days ago

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Description

Job Summary

The Social Worker plans, organizes, and directs the clinical case management functions of assigned patient population under the direction of the Nurse Case Manager. This includes completing clinical and biopsychosocial assessments on all assigned cases to determine appropriate utilization of facility resources and thereby ensuring timely, effective, and safe discharges. Assumes a leadership role within the health care team by facilitating and attending Collaborative Care rounds on assigned units. Work may involve in-depth assessment of family dynamics and needs which requires comprehensive working knowledge of community resources to direct positive discharge outcomes.

Essential Job Functions

* Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.
* PROFESSIONAL ROLE
* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
* Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following system / hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of Professional Occupations and Affairs, and other governing agency regulations along with the specific organizations code of conduct.
* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
* Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
* Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs using Nurse Knowledge Exchange techniques.
* Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
* Implements standard work, clinical protocols and patient care pathways.
* Ensures safe and effective transitions of care that help to promote positive health care outcomes for Excela Health patients.


* CLINICAL ROLE
* Assesses, plans, implements coordinates, and monitors and evaluates options for patients, their families, caregivers and the health care team, including providers, to promote effective care coordination outcomes.
* Manages transitions of care effectively as one of the critical components to reducing readmissions and poor health outcomes. Provides crisis management for clients; makes linkages for interventions as appropriate.
* Initiates care coordination strategies that are evidence-based and outcome focused.
* Implements standard work, clinical protocols and patient care pathways.
* Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients, and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
* Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families. Provides assistance to improve people's overall quality of life and meet people's individual needs through Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation, Social Work and Behavior Analysis. Along with addressing the personal and social issues that affect people's mental well-being.
* Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient/family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
* Demonstrates competencies of clinical reasoning and critical-thinking skills for managing complex and high-risk patients while simultaneously assuming the patient advocate role to ensure conflict-free, unbiased and culturally competent care.
* Assures care coordination that takes into account patients' values, needs, preferences and their choice to self-direct care.


* LEADERSHIP ROLE
* Puts the patient at the center of all care decisions and is an essential driver to ensuring that patients get the right care, in the right setting, at the right time.
* Effectively manages transitions involving comprehensive planning, targeted outreach and the timely transfer of information between parties critical to the transition. Manages transitions of care effectively as one of the critical components to reducing re-admissions and poor health outcomes.
* Facilitates the flow of care to expedite appropriate discharge and prevent readmissions.
* Assumes the leadership role in achieving outcomes and making the health system work for the patient.
* Brings access, understanding and knowledge of the community and the resources to support management of chronic illness.
* Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
* Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team continuous quality improvement and problem-solving methods.
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
* Implements effective care coordination strategies that are evidence-based and outcome focused.
* Seeks role as chair, co-chair, and lead for CQI projects or shared governance, council, committees or work groups.


* Other duties as assigned.

Specialty Essential Functions

* Applies thorough knowledge of social work principles, techniques and practices to complex medical and family problems.
* Reviews the laws and regulations that influence the practice of social work.


* Has working knowledge of Advanced Directives, HIPPA, and health care proxy formats.

Required Qualifications

* BSW.
* Within the past two year's, experience in Case Management/Social Work, prior work experience in Acute Care, internship in Acute Care
* Strong leadership ability, good organizational skills, independent and critical thinking skills, sound judgment, and knowledge of legal aspects and liability of nursing practice.
* Strong ability to communicate complex and/or controversial topics and concepts to a wide and diverse audience.
* Knowledge of Payor/Insurance Benefits
* Functional Skills on PC and Related Software (Microsoft Office)
* Knowledge of basic Office Equipment such as copier, fax machine, etc.
* Familiarity with InterQual Level of Care criteria. Outstanding interpersonal communication skills. Flexibility/prioritization skills. Able to meet attendance / scheduling requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in Healthcare setting.

License, Certification & Clearances

* LSW, Case Management Certification preferred
* Act 33 with renewal
* Act 34 with renewal
* Act 73 FBI Clearance with Renewal
* No licenses, certifications or clearances required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

* This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

* Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need (rotate shifts, standby, on-call, etc.).
* Travel may be expected locally between Excela Health locations.

LEAN

* Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one's own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela's missions, vision and values.

AAP/EEO

* Excela Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Excela Health to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Excela Health will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
* Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart below.

Work Environment

Effective March 2020 or during pandemic: goggles, face shield and mask are required according to CDC guidelines

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.

Essential - Absolute Necessity.

Marginal - Minimal Necessity.

Constantly - 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.

Frequently - 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.

Occasionally - 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.

Rarely - Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.

Physical Condition

Essential

Marginal

Constantly

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

Extreme Heat

Extreme Cold

Heights

Confined Spaces

Extreme Noise(>85dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Vehicle (company)

Operates Heavy Equipment

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Rotates All Shifts

8 Hours Shifts

10-12 Hours Shifts

On-Call

Overtime(+8/hrs/shift; 40/hr/wk)

Travel Between Sites

Direct Patient Care

Respirator Protective Equipment

Eye Protection

Head Protection (hard hat)

Hearing Protection

Hand Protection

Feet, Toe Protection

Body Protection

Latex Exposure

Solvent Exposure

Paint (direct use) Exposure

Dust (sanding) Exposure

Ethylene Oxide Exposure

Cytotoxic (Chemo) Exposure

Blood/Body Fluid Exposure

Chemicals (direct use) Exposure

Mist Exposure

Wax Stripper (direct use)

Non-Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Laser Exposure

Physical Demands

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.

Essential - Absolute Necessity.

Marginal - Minimal Necessity.

Constantly - 5.5 to 8 hours or more or 200 reps/shift.

Frequently - 2.5 to 5.5 hours or more or 32-200 reps/shift.

Occasionally - 0.25 to 2.5 hours or 2-32 reps/shift.

Rarely - Less than 0.25 hours or less than 2 reps/shift.

Physical Condition

Essential

Marginal

Constantly

Frequently

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

Bending (Stooping)

Sitting

Walking

Climbing Stairs

Climbing Ladders

Standing

Kneeling

Squatting (Crouching)

Twisting/Turning

Keyboard/Computer Operation

Gross Grasp

Fine Finger Manipulation

Hand/Arm Coordination

Pushing/Pulling(lbs. of force)

Carry

Transfer/Push/Pull Patients

Seeing Near w/Acuity

Feeling (Sensation)

Color Vision

Hearing Clearly

Pulling/Pushing Objects Overhead

Reaching Above Shoulder Level

Reaching Forward

Lifting Floor to Knuckle

###

Lifting Seat Pan to Knuckle

###

Lifting Knuckle to Shoulder

###

Lifting Shoulder to Overhead

###

When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required.