LICSW - Quality & Case Management - 40hrs/1st shift
Position Summary: The Social Worker is responsible the management of the social, emotional and financial wellbeing of the patients identified as needing the services of the Clinical Social Worker. The Social Worker is responsible for developing the patient discharge plan and executing this plan including coordination of the services required by the patient upon discharge. They are responsible for creating an initial appropriate assessment of the patient providing any psycho-social intervention, as needed.
Additionally, the social worker will complete ongoing reassessments for assigned patients throughout their hospital stay. The Social Worker will accept referrals from the outpatient areas and refer to community agencies as necessary. The Social Worker will provide education/consultation to the Nurse Managers and Nursing Staff to ensure achievement of quality patient outcomes. The Social Worker will complete psychiatric evaluations and placements for patients presenting to ED/inpatient unites with mental health or substance abuse complaints.
Education: Master in Social Work
Experience: At least two years of case management and managed care experience. Two years’ experience in the clinical setting. Experience in developing and facilitating patient discharges from an acute care setting. Excellent assessment, diagnostic and crisis intervention skills.
Certification/Licensure: Current Massachusetts license as LICSW, Certification in Case Management Preferred