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Medical Social Worker - PRN

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HCA Holdings, Inc

Location
El Paso, TX

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FACILITY SUMMARY

Las Palmas Medical Center is a Level III Trauma, 186-private patient room, full service acute care hospital. Las Palmas Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare and provides leading-edge technologies. Our Lifecare Center offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, as well as our fully equipped fitness and wellness center in one convenient location. We also house the region’s only Kidney Transplant Center.

We are located on the Westside of El Paso, Texas close to the University of Texas El Paso campus. We provide exceptional patient care services to the El Paso and Fort Bliss communities, as well as Southern New Mexico and West Texas Regions.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Social Worker will evaluate the psychosocial needs of patients and family support systems and will coordinate appropriate discharge plans for patients on the rehab unit. The Social Worker acts as a liaison between the facility and resources external to the organization. He/she will facilitate implementing timely discharge plans and facilitate follow-up to anticipated post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. The Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and support. The Social Worker will assist the Rehab Team in facilitating patient movement across the continuum of care and will identify and track barriers to patient throughput.

POPULATION SERVED: All patients admitted to the hospital, emergency room, or outpatient areas and their families and/or caregivers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Performs a comprehensive assessment of psychosocial needs of assigned patients; Involves patient, family/responsible/significant others, develops, implements, monitors and revises plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team

Assesses patients discharge needs and facilitates the provision of services necessary to meet identified needs; performs home health referrals, intermediate care and skilled nursing facility referrals, assist patients with medication acquisition, facilitates follow up appointments, arranges public transportation, etc.

Evaluates suspected abuse and neglect referrals; makes official reports to state and regulatory or legal agencies as required by statue or facility policy

Develops an individual plan of care for recurring patients to include education related to accessing healthcare services at the appropriate level of care; preventative education, and community based resources, provides assistance with access to medication assistance programs

Provides education to the under-resourced patient/family of potential and available resources; identifies needs, coordinates the development of realistic plans which include patient/family centered goals, facilitates implementing plan, and performs follow-up evaluation

In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, develops, implements, evaluates, revises as needed, a discharge plan to include identified psychosocial and discharge needs

Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions and case management activities to effectively communicate to all members of the health care team

Participates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure psychosocial and discharge needs are addressed; plan, interventions and patient/family/MD concurrence will be documented

Acts as a liaison through effective and professional communications between and with physicians, patient / family, hospital staff, and outside agencies

Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements, HCA Ethics and Compliance policies, and quality initiatives; monitors self-compliance and implements process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations and quality initiatives as it relates to the provision of Case Management Services

Makes appropriate referrals, after collaboration with the Case Manager, to third party payer disease and case management programs for recurring patients and patients with chronic disease states

Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality outcomes and an efficient transition between levels of care

Tracks and trends barriers to care; makes recommendations and develops action plans to improve processes and systems

Provides psychosocial support to patients and families through crises intervention

Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered

Acts as an advocate for identified needs and makes appropriate referrals; abuse and neglect, substance abuse/overdose, homelessness, post-partum patients

Acts as a liaison between the facility and community resources to enhance community outreach coordination; establishes and maintains resource database, educates peers and patients on resources, performs community outreach as directed

Tracks and trends variances barriers related to access to care; makes recommendations and

Develops action plans to improve processes and systems

Adheres to established policy and procedure and standard of care; escalates issues through the Chain of Command

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS :

Required: Bachelor of Social Work with current state licensure (LBSW);

Preferred : Master of Social Work with current state licensure (LMSW); or Masters of Social Work with Clinical Counseling (LCSW)

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Required: 3 years social work experience; acute care social work or case management experience preferred.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Certification in Social Work or Case Management, preferred. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and electronic formats. Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with pro-active decision making and negotiation skills. Demonstrates an ability to perform specific competencies as identified.

Job:

*Behavioral & Social Work

Title:

Medical Social Worker - PRN

Location:

Texas-El Paso-Las Palmas Medical Center - El Paso

Requisition ID:

01515-18946

Company info

HCA Holdings, Inc
Website : http://hcahealthcare.com

Company Profile
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality. Investing in our communities is important to us. HCA typically invests about $1.5 billion annually to keep our facilities modern and up-to-date technologically and to expand and add services where needed. Focusing primarily on communities where the company is a leading healthcare provider, HCA selectively adds new facilities in order to better serve our communities. And because two HCA founders were physicians, we value highly the strong relationships we've created with local physicians. We endeavor to provide them with a wide array of services and modern facilities in order to help them deliver the best possible care.

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