Job ID: 951778
Facility: Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Location: Washington, NC
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2021
About Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.
The Social Worker (SW) coordinates the delivery of care across the continuum and social work services to all inpatient and observation units of the hospital and designated outpatient and ambulatory treatment units. The SW provides collaboration and oversight in complex clinical issues to Nurse Care Managers (RN CM) and Discharge Coordinator (DC) staff. This role requires interaction with a variety of patient populations including, but not limited to, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and behavioral health.
Provides advanced practice social work services related to patients' and family members' current and post-acute psychosocial and clinical needs. Completes psychosocial assessments; provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and short-term counseling with regard to diagnosis, treatment, and cross continuum care plans; and creatively identifies and accesses resources to optimize effective and efficient patient care outcomes in collaboration with other members of the - interdisciplinary team.
The SW is accountable for the management of identified complex care planning and social work functions for
assigned patient care area using advanced social work theory and advanced clinical practice skills appropriate to the age of the patient incorporating the patient/family's social and emotional state. Utilizes principles of individual, group and family therapy theories.
Proactive development, implementation and ongoing revision of an interdisciplinary plan of care. Negotiation and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, community resources and payers to facilitate timely and cost effective care plans that enhance appropriate health and social services in the continuum of care are imperative.