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Social Worker II

Company: Mercy Health (Multiple Locations)
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 21, 2019

Job Description:

We're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We don't believe in jobs at Company , we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. At Company , you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow. The Care Management model provides effective transition planning and length of stay oversight while encompassing quality patient care, patient safety, and financial components; promotes integration of a seamless care model; coordinates patient throughput; encourages healthcare team collaboration and coordination as evidenced by metrics; and optimizes performance and adoption of best practice. The Social Worker II, as part of the Care Management team, intervenes with patients who have complex or high-risk psychosocial needs. In addition, the Social Worker II offers crisis intervention to patients and families and coordinates and facilitates the development of a discharge plan of care. This role receives referrals for individuals from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members including physicians, Care Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team. The Social Worker II performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the Company mission, values, and Service Standards. * Provide the professional Social Work component of the inpatient Care Management model to ensure that department services support quality patient care and safety, communication, education and financial components while coordinating patient throughput. * Complete psychosocial assessments and interventions with high-risk, complex patient populations. * Intervene with patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness/disability and mobilize resources to meet needs. * Provide case intervention for child abuse/neglect, adult abuse/neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, guardianship, and adoption. * Provide resources and education while advocating for patient empowerment to make autonomous healthcare decisions and access needed services within the healthcare system. * Participate in discharge planning activities for complex patients to ensure timely discharge and linkage with appropriate post-acute care providers. * Support Care Management plans and processes to measure, assess and improve quality patient outcomes and Care Management metrics. * Exhibit behavior and adopt practices to ensure optimal risk management and financial stability. * Demonstrate ethical behavior and provide confidentiality in all Care Management interactions. * Maintain timely documentation of all patient interactions including assessment and interventions, as per Care Management protocols. * Portray a positive professional public image at all times. Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply. Company has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransEmployer's Job# ******Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.

Keywords: Mercy Health (Multiple Locations), Springfield , Social Worker II, Healthcare , Springfield, Missouri

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