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Social Worker (LMSW) – Senior

Rochester General Health System

This is a Full-time position in Rochester, NY posted February 23, 2021.

SUMMARYTo provide hospital patients with psychosocial and continued care planning intervention, serve as a community liaison and provide education in compliance with applicable hospital, departmental and governmental regulations and policies. May provide guidance, supervision, and general oversight and training to less experienced employees. Has ability to diagnose in the context of licensed clinical social work practice. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential.STATUS: Full TimeDEPARTMENT: Behavioral HealthSCHEDULE: DayATTRIBUTES* Master’s degree in Social Work required.* 2-5 years of experience preferred, preferably in a health care setting.* FOR ElderONE EMPLOYMENT: 1 year experience with frail elderly population preferredRequired Licensure/Certification Skills:* NYS License in Social WorkRESPONSIBILITIES* Manages referrals related to patients with psychosocial needs and determines appropriate interventions and strategies to meet needs. Reviews track board census or documentation to identify high risk patients not referred. Determines patient needs through interdisciplinary rounds, chart review, patient/family interviews and team conferences. Documents social work intervention. Ensures that all inappropriate referrals are channeled correctly and documented.* Assesses patient needs and determines mode of intervention. Possesses appropriate age and specific knowledge about the dynamics of group assigned and assesses patient needs accordingly as documented in Care Connect or medical record. Interviews patients and/or families and records psychosocial assessments in accordance with the social work documentation policy as documented in chart. Coordinates assessments and develops care plans in accordance with accepted social work policy as documented in chart. If indicated, evaluates patients for the appropriate level of care as documented in chart, office file, and by referrals. Coordinates multidisciplinary and agency case conferences as needed, as verified through chart notes indicating attendance, problems discussed and treatment plan.* Implements plan of intervention preparatory to discharge or initiating continued care plan in compliance with departmental and governmental regulations.* Works with care manager, acts as intermediary, with Health Care Insurance providers (ex. HMO’s, private insurance, Medicare), advocating for patient/family, to obtain approval for coverage as documented in the chart. Involves patient/family in the treatment planning process as demonstrated in the chart notes, and signatures on the appropriate forms.* Executes plan of discharge/continued care which is mutually agreeable to patient/family. Notifies involved parties (ex., doctor, family, patient, facility) concerning the discharge, within 24 hours of receipt of discharge authorization as documented in chart. Requests needed paperwork from nursing/doctor other disciplines as documented in the chart.* Arranges for transportation of patient where needed in accordance with hospital procedure, as documented in the chart.* Acts as liaison with the community and as a referral source.* May coach, mentor, supervise, and train new staff in their assigned duties in order to achieve a standard of excellence in the department* For ElderOne:Attend Management and IDT team meetings. Plan for program direction and program needs and provide social work input into these planning processes.* Improve quality through timely submission of monthly chart reviews as assigned and completion of monitors/audits as assigned.* Performs other duties as assigned.