The Social Worker is responsible to facilitate care along a continuum through effective resource coordination to help patients achieve optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patientâ��s resources and right to self-determination. The individual in this position has overall responsibility for to assess the patient for transition needs including identifying and assessing patients at risk for readmission. Conducts complex psycho-social assessment and intervention to promote timely throughput, safe discharge and prevent avoidable readmissions. This position integrates national standards for case management scope of services including: Transition Management promoting appropriate length of stay, readmission prevention and patient satisfaction Care Coordination by demonstrating throughput efficiency while assuring care is the right sequence and at appropriate level of care Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, TJC accreditation standards and Tenet policy Education provided to physicians, patients, families and caregivers â�¢Leads a population of patients by service line and/or leads the team by being a resource to Tenet performance standards.
This individualâ��s responsibility will include the following activities:
Complex psycho-social transition planning assessment and reassessment and intervention,
Assistance with adoptions, abuse and neglect cases, including assessment, intervention and referral as appropriate to local, state and /or federal agencies,
Care coordination, d) implementation or oversight of implementation of the transition plan,
Leading and/or facilitating multi-disciplinary patient care conferences including Complex Case Review,
Making appropriate referrals to other departments, g ) communicating with patients and families about the plan of care,
Collaborating with physicians, office staff and ancillary departments, I) assuring patient education is completed to support post-acute needs ,
Timely complete and concise documentation in Case Management system, k ) maintenance of accurate patient demographic and insurance information,
Precepts new staff members and acts as a resource to all staff,
Facilitates TEMPO as needed,
Participates in department quality improvement initiatives, and
Other duties as assigned.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education Required: Masters Degree in Social Work from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work or Masters Degree in Counseling or Rehabilitation. Preferred: Masterâ��s Degree in Social Work/Counseling Preferred: Over 2 years recent acute health care experience. Behavioral health experience
Knowledge Required: Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; knowledge and competency in providing care for patients in neonatal, and/or pediatric, and/or adolescent, and/or adult, and/or geriatric age groups; current practices, issues, regulations involved in transitions planning; psychosocial aspects of disease and health care; professional and regulatory standards.
Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, awareness of current use of technology in related field. Preferred: Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty. Other Required: Must be able to transport self within the service area as required. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona driversâ�� license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standards of the state of Arizona. Must be able to take call duty, weekend, holiday and evening/night shift as required.
Job: Therapy and Rehabilitation
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.