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Hospital Care MgmtJob Summary
Under general professional supervision, performs social work/case management services including planning, organizing, treatment and inpatient discharge/disposition. Delivers social services in accordance with the approved plan of treatment and plan of care. Assists the physician and other healthcare members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health problems.
Provides services which involves identifying client needs, planning for implementation or coordinating transitional care plans through resource acquisition, monitoring, advocacy and evaluation in collaboration with the RN Care Coordinators. Conducts psychosocial assessments that are individualized, objective and complete. Provides services appropriate for presenting problem. Consults, negotiates, and coordinates with internal and external resources to maximize patient outcomes. (20%)
Applies basic knowledge of individual, group and family dynamics and treatment methods to assist client in achieving treatment goals. Demonstrates ability to develop effective interventions that are sensitive to socio-cultural factors. (20%)
Participates in multidisciplinary patient care meetings (i.e. care conference & rounds) and utilizes information to assess and reassess care needs. Develops working knowledge of programs and eligibility of the programs. Demonstrates skill in obtaining appropriate health care resource/services and educating others. Participates in staff meetings, staff development and applies knowledge of groups and their tasks through appropriate participation. (20%)
Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of services to consumers and modifies intervention plan as indicated. Professional activity complies with applicable laws. (15%)
Assists clients to maximize adjustment to illness/disability/trauma by addressing biopsychosocial issues and enhancing problem solving and coping skills. Evaluates emotional components, impact of health issues and assists client to identify disruptive factors to establish treatment goals. (5%)
Adheres to and complies with rules and regulations of the City, Agency, Department and Service. Attends all mandatory meetings and applies knowledge in daily practice i.e. safety and infection control and identified areas affecting practice. Practices in accordance with ethical principles established in NASW code of ethics and by Denver Health. (5%)
Completes documentation of social work activities and interventions per established standards and guidelines. Applies written guidelines to assure work is accurate and complete. Prepares and submits data and information to CSW in a timely manner. Chart notes are legible, thorough, and timely and content reflects established qualitative standards. Documented activity reflects patient involvement in goal setting with written informed consent documented. (5%)
Utilizes methods, techniques and approaches to the delivery of care that are consistent with the patient population and in conformance with the specific care plan developed for each patient. (5%)
Develops knowledge base of risk factors for psychosocial functioning, wellness and health promotion and provides basic education to patient. (5%)
Master's Degree Required
1-3 years Typically, one year of experience. Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of emotional and social factors that effect patient’s health.
Knowledge of discharge and in-service education programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Skilled in identifying problems/opportunities to improve care.
Ability to help the patient and family to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations.
Ability to utilize resources, such as family or community agencies, to assist the patient resume life in the community.
Ability to collect key information from the patient, family, and the community, as part of the social work assessment.
Ability to communicate to the appropriate staff, information about the patient’s discharge plan.
Days (United States of America)
$58,900.00 - $85,500.00 / yr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation's leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.