West Valley Hospital (located at 136th Avenue and McDowell Road in Goodyear) is a 188-bed acute care hospital serving the healthcare needs of the residents of the southwest Valley since September 2003. West Valley Hospital has been recognized for high standards of quality and safe patient care by being named a recipient of the Womenï¿½s Choice Award as one of Americaï¿½s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. They are also accredited by The Joint Commission and are a Joint Commission-designated Primary Stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center. As a state designated Level 1 Trauma Center, West Valley Hospital serves the critically injured patients in the Western Region of Arizona. West Valley Hospital continues to enhance service lines which already include comprehensive orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastics, hand, cardiovascular with open-heart surgery, obstetrics, womenï¿½s health, wound care with hyperbaric treatment and therapy as well as 24-hour emergency plus trauma care.
Summary of Social Worker Full Time Evenings at West
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 patientï¿½s 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 read admissions. This position integrates national standards for case management scope of services including:
ï¿½ Transition Management promoting appropriate length of stay, readmission prevention and patient satisfaction ï¿½ Care Coordination by demonstrating throughput efficiency while assuring care is the right sequence and at appropriate level of care ï¿½ Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, TJC accreditation standards and Tenet policy ï¿½ Education provided to physicians, patients, families and caregivers ï¿½ Leads a population of patients by service line and/or leads the team by being a resource to Tenet performance standards.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Knowledge of clinical social work practices and regulation standards within a healthcare setting. The knowledge base of psycho-social assessment and intervention, continuum of care and case management methods and standards, excellent communication and documentation skills. Demonstrates knowledge of Age-Specific Criteria, National Association of Social Work (NASW) Standards of Practice.
HOURS: 12pm -8pm
MINIMUM EDUCATION: MSW
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years acute hospital experience.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Arizona licensed social worker (LMSW) completed within 90 days of hire.
REQUIRED COURSE(S) TRAINING: MIDAS and Curaspan to be successfully completed within first 90 days
PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS/REGISTRATION: LCSW, Accredited Case Manager (ACM)
Primary Location: Goodyear, Arizona
Facility: Abrazo West Campus
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Evening
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.
Internal Number: 2005039820
About Abrazo West Campus
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.