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Social Worker I LMSW / Inpatient Unit / Detroit / Full Time 2nd Shift

Detroit, MI

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Social Worker I LMSW / Inpatient Unit / Detroit / Full Time 2nd Shift
A new 2nd shift opportunity for a Social Worker I is available for the Henry Ford Hospital ER in midtown Detroit. The hospital is a Level I trauma center, teaching, and research hospital.This position works with ER behavioral patients in health crisis to evaluate and determine the best level of care.• Position: 40 hours per week• Shift: 2nd shift / M – F 3 pm to 11:30 pm / occasional weekends after training• Benefits: Full time• Minimum pay rate is $24.29. Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience, and other factors at the time of offer.GENERAL OVERVIEW:• The Social Worker l is responsible for creating outcomes for the patient and family by managing complex psychosocial and economic co-morbidities.• Provide education and consultation regarding resources, collaborate to develop a discharge plan and facilitate and monitor its implementation.• Assist patient/family adjust to and cope with illness, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis.• Through advanced practice skills mobilizes resources to reduce risk, serves as a liaison between the hospital and the community.• In addition offers crisis interventions to patient/family.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:• On the basis of preliminary risk screening, assesses patients and family’s psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope.• Intervenes with patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs.• Provides intervention in cases involving child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse and sexual assault.• Serves as a resource person and provides counseling and intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.• Participates in discharge planning activities for complex patients, in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers.• Deals with families exhibiting complex family dynamics that impact directly on patient care and discharge.• Provides consultation to RN Case Managers or appropriate team member when coordination with significant or intensive community resources is necessary to achieve desired treatment outcomes.• Screens and coordinates referrals to the next level of care i.e.: SNF, LTAC, HHC, Hospice and Rehab. Validates discharge criteria for patient and families and notifies RN Case Managers or appropriate team member of newly-identified resources or change in previously-identified resources.• Provides patient and family support in legally complex cases.• Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the health care system.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:• Master Degree in Social Work.• LMSW with Clinical Specialty/Macro Specialty license required.• Up to two years social work or protective services experience, required.• Working knowledge/experience in utilization management, managed care and payor issues, preferred.• Experience in psychosocial and therapeutic counseling, 1 year, preferred.• Ability to interview, assess, organize, and problem solve. Ability to identify appropriate community resources on assigned caseload and to work collaboratively with patients, families, multidisciplinary team and community agencies to achieve desired patient outcomes.• Possess interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in interactions with patients, families, physicians, and health care team colleagues. Possess analytical, data management and PC skills.• Exposure or experience in pre-acute and post-acute care, as well as community resources.• Ability to work independently, as well as to develop collaborative relationships with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies.• Ability to analyze, develop and manage change; to integrate Continuous Quality Improvement principles for service and organization work improvements.
Overview **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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