Social Work Case Manager

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917289

Vidant Home Health and Hospice

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 9 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Responsibilities

  • Program Development - utilizes principles of program coordination to effectively meet patient needs. Coordinates development of social service case management program policies, procedures, goals and objectives. Coordinates evaluation of social service case management programs, addresses barriers, and recommends changes. Precepts Social Worker Assistants as assigned.
  • Direct Patient Care - provides social service case management to ambulatory care coordination patients. Completes social service assessment for all referred/assigned patients. Participates in the development of the Plan of Care and provides information regarding patient needs for coaching, home and community services and referrals. Provides patient and family training, counseling, education, and linkage to available resources.  Observes, records, and reports to the physician, Clinical Case Manager, and other appropriate health care team individuals any reaction to treatment or changes in the patient's condition. Communicates effectively with other health professionals to enhance the total patient care.
  • Demonstrates Service Excellence.
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities. Follows Patient Safety guidelines, organizational policies and procedures, professional standards of care, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to patient care quality. Participates actively in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement activities. Consistently "Calls the Question" regarding patient safety or quality issues. Consistently uses good judgement and thinks critically in order to make correct decisions.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 year college degree plus a Master's Degree in Social Work is required.

  • Must have at least 2 years experience in the practice of social work in an acute care facility, a skilled nursing facility, or a Department of Social Services; 1 year experience in home health or ambulatory setting preferred.

Other Information

  • Some travel to Vidant Medical Group Practices required.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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