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Medical Social Worker

Company: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Summary:The Medical Social Worker II intervenes with patients who have complex psychosocial needs, require assistance with eligibility determination for social programs and funding sources and qualify for community assistance from a variety of special funds and agencies. In addition, offer crisis intervention to patients and families with psychosocial needs and coordinates and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care for all patient populations. This role will receive referrals, and consults for patients from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Case Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team) in addition to case finding Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need FTE: 0.001000 Exempt: Yes Work Schedule: Days -

Qualifications:
-Other information:Masters degree in Social Work required and must hold current license from the State of New Mexico as a Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Medical Social Work license with five years hospital social work or discharge planning experience in relevant setting. One to two years hospital social work experience, protective services, or practicum in acute care settings experience desired. National Case Management certification preferred - Education:Essential:* Master Degree - Credentials:Essential:* Licensed Master Social Worker

Responsibilities:
-Responsibilities:*On the basis of referral, consultation or case finding 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 appropriate crisis management to patients and families*Provides support and counseling to patients / families experiencing and/or anticipating issues to adjusting to illness, catastrophic diagnosis, changes in living situations and bereavement*Provides intervention in cases involving child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse and sexual assault.*Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the health care system.*Participates in discharge planning activities for patients, in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-acute providers.*Works with families exhibiting complex family dynamics that impact directly on patient care and discharge.*Works collaborates with the case manager and multidisciplinary team members regarding discharge planning and arranges for the appropriate level of care needed as determined by patients continuing clinical care needs.*Educates patient/family and physician regarding post-acute options and addresses issues of choice.*Actively participates and provides pertinent information in complex rounds discharge planning huddles, unit daily whiteboard rounds. *Functions as the lead in assisting patients and families to obtain available financial and other resources including but not limited to Medicaid, SSDI, County Indigent Funds, UNM Cares, etc.*Provides intervention in child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, guardianship (temporary/ permanent), foster care, adoption, mental health placement, advance directives, adult/elderly abuse, child protection and sexual assault.*Serves as a lead in obtaining legal guardianship and competency determinations. Completes and disseminates all necessary legal in clinical documentation as required.

Benefits:
We offer more than the standard benefits! Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!Learn more about our employee benefits:https://www.phs.org/careers/employee-benefits/Pages/default.aspx Why work at Presbyterian? As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.About Presbyterian Healthcare Services Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.About Our Regional Delivery System Presbyterian's Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.About New Mexico New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west. - AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

Keywords: Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Santa Fe , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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