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Intermountain Healthcare Social Work Care Manager I - Hospital Care Management - Part-time in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description:

The Social Work Care Manager works collaboratively with physicians and other members of the health care team to improve the health of patients with chronic conditions or complex needs. The position educates patients and caregivers to help them manage their health care needs. The incumbent facilitates communication, coordinates services, addresses barriers, and promotes optimal allocation of resources while balancing clinical quality and cost management.

Job Essentials

Identifies patient populations using specific screening criteria including psychosocial screen, medical record review or through referrals for service per department policy/guidelines includes trigger list, timeframes for assessing patient, and pre-screen criteria. Review of medical records, focused reports and/or referral information to gather relevant data per department guidelines. Obtains additional necessary information by interviewing the patient/family/significant other (SO). Assesses patient/member per CMS Condition of Participation (COP) or National Clinical Quality Association (NCQA) standards. Ensures a plan of care is developed and maintained for members receiving care management services consistent with COP/NCQA and department standards.

Coordinates and facilitates communication among the member/caregivers /representative, members of the healthcare team, and other relevant parties (e.g. referral physicians, community organizations, post-acute providers, other payers, Sales Team, Employer Groups, etc.). Coordinates with appropriate individuals to help ensure consults, testing, procedures are sequenced in a manner that is appropriate to patient clinical condition and supports timely and efficient care delivery. Care Management will actively intervene and resolve/escalate where barriers to service exist across the care continuum. Maintains a current knowledge of community resources. Where necessary performs cost benefit analysis and coordinates authorizations for appropriate level of care. May diagnosis various mental, emotional and behavioral disorders using DSM 5 guidelines. Provides supportive, crisis and other social work interventions as identified. Coordinates and collaborates with external agencies including DCSF, APS, and law enforcement when abuse, neglect or exploitation is suspected or confirmed. May provide therapeutic modalities appropriate to the level of care. Acts within the scope of the Mental Health Practice Act.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Social Work. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

Certified Social Worker (CSW) license in state of practice.

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Current State Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Two years of clinical care management or social work experience.

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Basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software.

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Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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Demonstrated ability to exercise critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Case Management Certification.

Experience working in clinical care management, social work or with third party payers.

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Knowledge of care management.

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Knowledge of health insurance related products.

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Working understanding of coding, episode of care and length of stay guidelines.

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Written and verbal communication skills.

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Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and be flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

Physical Requirements:

Interact with others requiring the employee to communicate information.

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Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

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See and read computer monitors and documents.

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Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.


LDS Hospital

Work City:

Salt Lake City

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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