Job ID: 953806
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
Date Posted: Nov 22, 2021
About Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.
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.
Completes psychosocial assessments. Identifies, develops, and implements plan of care for patients whom advanced practice social work services would be beneficial.
Facilitates healthcare delivery process/coordinates care planning. Anticipates patients' and families' care needs, developing and implementing plans of care which enhance quality, access, and cost-effective outcomes, and identifying and addressing barriers to progression, in a timely manner.
Provides advanced practice social work interventions. Anticipates and intervenes appropriately and effectively in patient/family crises and ensures implementation of appropriate plans for resolution and care plan follow-up.
Advocates for patients, family members and organization; contributes to the professional development of self and others. Educates other disciplines about the importance of communicating appropriate clinical and psychosocial information to advanced practice social work staff, and intervenes when appropriate.
Participates in quality improvement.
Required Masters of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited school of social work is required.
2 years of recent experience as a social worker in a health-related environment.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate Certification in Case Management.
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.